Now that the new year is well underway, home shoppers and new owners can look back on 2013 and reflect on the progress made in real estate.  And, according to the Sussex County Association of Realtors (SCOAR), 2013 was quite a year for southern Delaware’s housing market!

For the third straight year, home sales in Sussex County grew by double-digit percentages, encouraging even more people to return to real estate.  In fact, the thriving market was stronger than many expected, with nearly $1.3 billion worth of real estate ‘changing hands’ in our local area just in the last year.  When tallied out, this pushed home sales up 13 percent.

Brad Riedle, this year’s president of SCOAR, believes that what “we’re seeing now is people who were looking for and waiting on positive signs in regards to the economy have decided it’s now time to jump into the market and purchase a new home for themselves and for their families.” He goes on to mention that this growth pattern may continue throughout much of this year.

We believe it’s the communities like Bayside that are bringing more families back to the Delaware housing market.  Like we’ve said before, it’s an outstanding time to buy a second home in a beach resort community, and homeowners everywhere are wasting no time finding their ideal house in Sussex County.  There’s no telling how long these perfect conditions will last!
It might be difficult to think about now, especially with this incredibly cold winter, but moving into a beach community like Bayside is one of the greatest ways to return to the market.  At Bayside, you’re not just buying a home; you’re embracing a lifestyle.

Homeowners can enjoy of all of the great things our community has to offer.  Love to golf? Perfect, because we have the first-ever Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course in Delaware, right in our community.  Want to try paddle-boarding or kayaking?  The Point, a charming hideaway on the bay, is ideal for crabbing, soaking up the sun and trying a new water activity (although it’s a little cold this time of year!).  And of course, do you love to be near the ocean?  Bayside is less than four miles from the Atlantic, and we provide a shuttle to and from, making beach days fun and simple.

No wonder southern Delaware’s real estate market is doing so well, this is an incredible place to own a home!  For more information on how you can find a home you love at Bayside, contact us or visit our new sales and information center!