Real Estate

President's Day weekend big for Blue Surf

Rumors of its demise have been greatly exaggerated. The redevelopment of the former Blue Surf Motel as a mixed-use condominium and retail location has not been scrapped, as has been whispered widely in the community in recent weeks. Nor has the project lost its funding, according to Realtor Lauren Alberti, who took over the listings for the Blue Surf Condominiums this week.

CBRB Bethany Beach offices name December top producers

Rick Allamong, branch vice president of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage’s Bethany Beach offices, has announced their top producers for December.

For the Sunrise Court office, Kathy Cramer was the top individual listing associate and Marie Jones was the top individual sales associate.

Realty with Heart of Keller Williams receives awards

Richard T. Warfield Jr., MBA, PHR, president of Excellence Strategies (, recently earned certification as a Professional in Human Resources (PHR). His firm, Excellence Strategies, promotes organizational excellence throughout the Delmarva Peninsula.

Millville institutes property tax hike

Rental tax proposal shelved after opposition

Citing a depleting general fund and a need to be proactive in budgeting, the Millville Town Council voted Tuesday night to enact a significant hike in property taxes. However, after hearing complaints from local businessmen, the council voted to cut out a part of the proposed ordinance that called for a new 5 percent rental tax.

Breaking news: Billboard request denied

The Sussex County Board of Adjustments on Feb. 5 unanimously denied the application by Anthony Crivella for a special-use exception to allow a billboard on his property adjacent to Route 54 and the Little Assawoman Bay.

Commissioners wait on Estuary decision

When asked, only two people raised their hands Thursday night in support. Some 33 people then confirmed their opposition to the plan to subdivide 742 acres into 1,060 lots off of Camp Barnes and Double Bridges roads, near the Assawoman Wildlife Refuge, for a proposed development called The Estuary.

Bethany Beach looks at disorderly homes

Bethany Beach officials are scrutinizing the issue of so-called “disorderly” houses, looking at both problems with noise and concerns about overcrowding in the resort town’s rental homes.

Agents try incentives to boost real estate market

On Cedar Drive in Ocean View behind Lord Baltimore Elementary School, there is a two-story home for sale with central water and sewer. The flyer for the home’s listing reads “Limited Offer Buy this Home, Get a Buick LaCrosse at Settlement.”

Ocean View officials discuss rental tax

Ocean View town officials will likely introduce an ordinance at their June council meeting that would require landlords who rent property for commercial or residential uses in town to pay a tax to the town.

REMAX honors top associates

REMAX By The Sea recently honored it top sales associates for 2004 at a sales breakfast meeting. The agents were awarded for their outstanding sales and contributions to the communities they serve.