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Borino joins Long & Foster in Bethany Beach

Long & Foster Real Estate recently welcomed Scott Borino to its Bethany Beach office. Borino will specialize in working with home buyers and sellers.

SCAOR: Recent sales data continues upward trend in local real estate

Data released last week by the Sussex County Association of Realtors (SCAOR) continued to indicate a strong local real estate market in southern Delaware, representatives said this week.

Dayna Feher Team named top 2015 team for ResortQuest

The Dayna Feher Real Estate Team of ResortQuest Real Estate recently received recognition as the company’s overall Top Producing Team for 2015 and was ranked No. 1 in sales for the year, with more than $20 million in sales.

Holoka joins Long & Foster’s Bethany office

Long & Foster Real Estate recently welcomed Mike Holoka as a sales associate in its Bethany office at 33298 S. Coastal Highway.

Builder Mears honored with Red Diamond Achiever Award

Bruce Mears Designer Builder was selected as the “People’s Choice” winner in Integrity’s 2015 Red Diamond Achiever (RDA) Program, which awards architects, builders and remodelers for cutting-edge design and sustainability through the use of Integrity Windows & Doors.

Realtors say first-quarter data shows growth

Buoyed by a stronger-than-forecasted first quarter, the Sussex County Association of Realtors (SCAOR) announced this week a revised outlook for 2016 that would continue what they described as a years-long period of modest and steady growth in southern Delaware’s real estate markets.

Millville By the Sea is planning its next neighborhood

Millville By the Sea is planning to open 103 lots in its next development phase, and the Millville Planning & Zoning Committee met March 1 to review a preliminary site plan submitted by Millville Town Center LLC for MBTS’s next subdivision, formerly known as Topsail Village.

Town again voices opposition to proposed Mews at Bethany

The Bethany Beach Town Council has formally made known its opposition to a development of six four-unit multi-family structures proposed to be built off Garfield Parkway on property that contains forested wetlands — 1.9 acres of which would be filled in by owners Stanley and Delores Walcek if permits from federal, state and local officials were granted.

Southern Delaware real estate continues modest growth

For the fifth consecutive year, data compiled and released by the Sussex County Association of Realtors (SCAOR) earlier this month indicates a period of modest growth in the region’s real estate markets.

Again led by the coastal market, the numbers indicate nearly $1.52 billion in southern Delaware real estate changed hands in 2015, which is a 1 percent increase over the previous year.

Long &?Foster’s Coastal Region names top producers for November 2015

The Coastal Region of Long & Foster, which includes the New Jersey shore, the beaches of Delaware and the Eastern Shore of Maryland, recently congratulated its top producing agents and teams for the month of November 2015.

Flaim joins ResortQuest Real Estate’s Bethany Beach office

ResortQuest Real Estate announced this week that Richard “Rich” Flaim has joined the firm’s Bethany Beach/Hickman Beach Plaza West office on Coastal Highway near Bethany Beach.

Vacation home sales now at pre-recession level

Vacation home sales have increased nationally for the fourth straight year and have now soared to levels not seen since before the start of the Great Recession, according to data released recently by the Sussex County Association of Realtors (SCAOR) and the National Association of Realtors (NAR).

Recent data shows a stable real estate market in Sussex County

The Sussex County Association of Realtors (SCAOR) released third-quarter sales data last week that they said indicates continuing stability in the county’s real estate markets.

“These positive housing trends continue to be fueled by strong inventories, incredible buying opportunities and interest rates that remain at below average levels,” they said.

Smith joins ResortQuest’s West Fenwick office

ResortQuest Real Estate announced recently that Shelby Smith has joined the West Fenwick office on Route 54 in real estate sales as part of the Windrow Team.

Smith graduated from Gettysburg College with a degree in business management and worked as a financial analyst before moving to the resort area and obtaining her Delaware real estate license.

Bank of America mortgage-crisis settlement to pay $45M in Delaware

Bank of America has agreed to pay $45 million to Delaware and provide significant financial benefits to Delaware homeowners to settle allegations that it misled investors about the riskiness of mortgage-backed securities, Attorney General Beau Biden announced this week.

ResortQuest names top sales associates for July

ResortQuest Real Estate recently announced the July 2014 top producing sales associates for its southeast Sussex County offices.

Colleen Windrow of the Marketplace at Sea Colony office won top honors for listings for the month.

Ocean View Beach Club launches new home sales

The Ocean View Beach Club (OVBC), a master-planned residential community located just west of Bethany Beach, has opened sales. Designed by Convergence Communities, OVBC will offer an array of natural and planned wellness-based amenities and programs to its future residents, representatives said.

SCAOR president completes national program in Chicago

Sussex County Association of Realtors (SCAOR) 2014 President Brad Riedle recently completed a comprehensive multi-day training program conducted in Chicago by the National Association of Realtors (NAR).

Bethany Beach Long & Foster office on top in 2014 awards

The Bethany Beach office of Long & Foster Real Estate has been named the Best Real Estate Office in Sussex County by Coastal Style magazine. This is the second year that the local publication has invited its readers to vote for their favorite businesses and services in the Best Of competition, and the first time that Long & Foster has received the real estate award.

Macysyn joins Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage announced this week that Christine Macysyn has become a sales associate with the company’s Bethany Beach office.

Millville By the Sea seeing successful summer sales season

Millville By the Sea this week success with new home sales this summer. Since the grand opening of the new Model Home Court in June 2014, the growing beach resort community in Millville has seen more 440 potential buyers and sold 10 coastal-style homes from builders Miller & Smith and the Christopher Companies.

Long & Foster’s Kopp Group named among nation’s best

Long & Foster Real Estate announced this week that the Leslie Kopp Group, based in Bethany Beach, ranked 201st out of real estate teams nationwide, based on transaction volume in 2013, as ranked by REAL Trends Inc.

Blackburn, Miken Builders earn Regal Awards

Miken Builders has become accustomed to racking up Delaware Homebuilders Regal Awards for excellence in business. However, recently, Martin Blackburn earned his first Superintendent of the Year award to add to the company’s trophy case.

Fager joins ResortQuest’s West Fenwick office

ResortQuest Real Estate announced this week that Raymond Fager has joined the firm’s West Fenwick office on Route 54 in the Fenwick Plaza. Licensed in both Delaware and Maryland since 1973, Fager will be specializing in the listing and sales of resort homes, investment properties and commercial projects in Sussex County and Worchester County, Md.

Hughes joins Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Gallo Realty

The agents, management and staff of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Gallo Realty recently welcomed sales agent Catherine Hughes to its Bethany Beach office. Hughes, who obtained her real estate license in 2011, works in partnership with sales agent Beth Evans.

April named Fair Housing Month in Sussex County

Members of the Sussex County Council joined with representatives from the Sussex County Association of Realtors (SCAOR) recently to formally observe and acknowledge the anniversary of the 1968 Fair Housing Act.

Baker rejoins RQR sales team

ResortQuest Real Estate announced this week that Ann K. Baker has returned to the company’s sales team.

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