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First Quarter Sales Strong in Sea Colony

by Leslie Kopp

Spring is finally here and it’s wonderful to see so many owners returning to open their properties for the season! As I have been communicating over the last couple of months, real estate activity as a whole has been strong at the beach. Through the first quarter of the year, 87 of properties went under […]

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Stronger Start in Sea Colony

by Leslie Kopp

Through the first 10 weeks of the year, more than 60 properties in Bethany Beach went under contract. This is the strongest start to the year that the market has experienced in more than a decade. While sales are not quite as robust in the community of Sea Colony, new contracts on both the East […]

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Sea Colony Dune Grass Planting March 2-3

by Leslie Kopp

Denison Landscaping Company will be at Sea Colony on Thursday and Friday, March 2-3 to plant 28,000 dune grass plugs. Owners who are interested may volunteer to help with the project, which is scheduled to start, weather permitting, at 9 a.m. Dune grass is a natural defense for coastal storms, winds and beach erosion. The […]

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Beach Real Estate Market Update

by Leslie Kopp

I usually expect to see an increase in real estate activity over President’s Day weekend and with temperatures in the 70’s, there was added encouragement for buyers to come to the beach this year. They certainly did ! My group alone is in negotiations on nearly a dozen transactions as the result of weekend activity. […]

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Sea Colony Community Update from the GM

by Leslie Kopp

From: Tom Olson, Sea Colony General Manager February 17, 2017 We’re having a busy winter at Sea Colony. I’m pleased to send you the first quarterly update for the year. Freeman Fitness Center: Winter activities continue to be strong with membership and activity sales exceeding expectations and topping $150k in total sales YTD. Outside, contractors […]

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Happy New Year! 2016 Market Summary

by Leslie Kopp

As we head into the New Year, we wish you a very happy, healthy and prosperous New Year! To summarize 2016, the beach real estate market rebounded nicely after some softening in 2015. There was a notable 14% increase in sales compared to the year prior, with 352 single family homes and condo/townhomes sold. Sales […]

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Sea Colony Sales Mixed in 2016

by Leslie Kopp

Hello again and Happy New Year! We wish you and yours a healthy and prosperous 2017. As we look back at 2016, the Sea Colony sales data shows us that sales on the West surpassed both 2014 and 2015 while Sea Colony East sales softened some when compared to the year prior. Sales of condo/townhomes […]

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Strong Bethany-Fenwick Sales

by Leslie Kopp

Real estate activity in the Bethany Beach and Fenwick Island area has been strong. Since November 1, the market has experienced an increase in both condo/townhome sales and single-family home sales. During this time, 18 condo/townhomes have gone under contract, up from 16 during the same time period last year and 25 single family homes […]

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Thanksgiving Weekend at Sea Colony

by Leslie Kopp

On Thanksgiving Day, November 24, there are changes to the hours of operation for amenities at Sea Colony: The Pro Shop at the Tennis Center is closed; and the courts are open. The Sea Colony Beach Shoppe and Recreation Office is closed; however, hours of operation through Wednesday, November 23 are from 9-5, closing 12-1 […]

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Sea Colony Markets Mixed

by Leslie Kopp

An election year brings with it a natural state of uncertainty which can result in a temporary slowdown of the market during the months leading up to Election Day. This is particularly true in the discretionary second home market. However, that was not the case in 2016. After a strong September, October fared well for […]

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