Category: Residential Real Estate

New Castle County Executive Matt Meyer last week announced a new partnership with school districts to collect long-term unpaid property taxes and sewer service fees. The county executed a similar action last fall to collect short-term delinquent property taxes, eventually securing $1.5 million in payments and cutting the short-term delinquency rate by 50 percent. The…

“Operation Backlog” is complete, according to New Castle County Register Ciro Poppiti. New Castle County launched the initiative to address a backlog of “stale” estates dating back to 2000. By closing the estates, Operation Backlog generated more than $2.5 million in revenue. “I am very proud that we have been able to collect more than $2.5…

Throughout the month of May, New Castle County will promote building safety through a series of awareness events and outreach efforts. The initiative follows the International Code Council’s annual commemoration of Building Safety Month.  This year’s theme: “Building Codes Save Lives.” “Our professional planners, building inspectors, and enforcement officials work to ensure that the buildings…

McKee Builders plans to unveil a new line of luxury townhomes at the grand opening of The Grove this Saturday and Sunday at Fenwick Island. The Grove is a luxury housing development with 61 two-story townhomes situated 2.8 miles from the Fenwick Island beaches and a short drive to the the heart of the popular beach town. During…

By MICHAEL BRADLEY Special to Delaware Business Times This had nothing to do with the original plan and construction having any faults whatsoever. But 30 years certainly can force even the sturdiest building to require some renovation. Okay, a lot of renovation. When Leon N. Weiner and Associates constructed Marydale Retirement Village in Newark three…

The Delaware State Housing Authority has selected 10 revitalization projects in Laurel, Georgetown, Dover and Wilmington to receive rebates through the Downtown Development Program. Delaware offers rebates to projects within one of eight designated downtown development districts. They cover capital investments on rehabilitation, expansion or new construction for commercial, industrial, residential or mixed-use buildings. This…

Historic tax credits fuel downtown development

By Ken Mammarella Special to Delaware Business Times A good way to appreciate the importance of the Delaware Historic Preservation Tax Program is to experience downtown Wilmington’s revitalization as a consumer, a resident, a worker or a businessperson. Or talk to Mike Hare, executive vice president of The Buccini/Pollin Group. “Any projects that we have…