Category: Residential Real Estate

Westward shift expands beach market into Sussex County

By Pam George Special to Delaware Business Times In the 1980s, Mary Ann Benyo and her partner wanted to open a bed-and-breakfast in Lewes or Rehoboth Beach. They met with a real estate agent, who gave them a reality check. “We saw the prices of the properties, and said, ‘Oh,’” Benyo recalled. The agent suggested…

By Ken Mammarella Special to Delaware Business Times Three dates highlight the storied history of the Crooked Billet Estate in Greenville: 1682 (construction of the first home), 1777 (George Washington visited there) and 1864 (the du Ponts purchased it). This year marks another watershed year for the sprawling 28-acre property. Crooked Billet LLC, a subsidiary…

Whispering Woods, a 55-plus community by McKee Builders, today announced the opening of its sales office in Middletown, Delaware. The development is located at 506 Boyd’s Corner Rd. “Whispering Woods is our third 55+ lifestyle community in Middletown,” said Frank McKee, Jr. of McKee Builders. “The others, Springmill and Spring Arbor, have been very successful communities and…

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…