7/7/2020 - The City of Rehoboth Beach has modified its face covering requirement. Face coverings will no longer be required on the beach. Learn more HERE.
7/6/2020 - Governor Carney on Monday formally extended the current state of emergency for another 30 days to confront community spread of COVID-19. Learn more HERE.
6/30/2020 - Governor Carney has issued the 23rd declaration to the current state of emergency, closing bars in eastern Sussex County. Learn more HERE.
6/30/2020 - Beginning July 1, 5:00 pm, Rehoboth Beach requires face coverings everywhere. Learn more HERE.
6/25/2020 - Governor Carney has announced a delay in Phase 3 of Delaware's economic reopening. Learn more HERE.
6/3/2020 - Governor Carney has announced that Delaware will enter Phase 2 of reopening beginning June 15. Read the full text of the governor's announcement HERE. Page 12 of the governor's plan discusses changes for real estate professionals.
5/26/2020 - Governor Carney has announced the lifting of the short-term rental ban and out-of-state quarantine beginning June 1. Learn more HERE.
5/19/2020 - Governor Carney announces additional steps for retail, restaurant businesses to expand operations. Learn more HERE.
5/14/2020 - Governor John Carney announces reopening of beaches to Delawareans. Learn more HERE.
5/12/2020 - Rehoboth Beach will re-open its beach and boardwalk on Friday, May 15. Visitors are expected to practice social distancing and wear face masks. Learn more HERE.
5/11/2020 - Delaware farmers' markets will open beginning May 15 under new COVID-19 protocols. Learn more HERE.
5/8/2020 - Dewey beaches are now open for exercising and dog walking. Read more HERE.
5/8/2020 - Governor Carney has released a statement on Delaware's economic re-opening and announced June 1 as the target date for entering Phase 1. Read more HERE.
5/7/2020 - Potential out-of-state buyers may now schedule appointments with REALTORS® to view property in Delaware. State social distancing guidelines must be respected at all times, and clients must leave Delaware immediately following showings. Please find the Delaware Association of REALTORS® updated sales guidelines HERE. Item 29 discusses new protocol for potential out-of-state buyers.
5/5/2020 - Governor John Carney has announced interim steps to allow small businesses to expand their services in accordance with social distancing guidelines. Click HERE for more information.
4/28/2020 - Governor John Carney has declared Sussex County a hot spot for COVID-19 and announced the initial schedule for the State of Delaware's Coordination and Care community testing sites. Read the full press release HERE.
4/25/2020 - Governor Carney has issued a thirteenth modification to the current state of emergency. Delawareans are now required to wear face coverings in public settings. Read the full text of the modification HERE.
4/24/2020 - Governor Carney has announced that Delaware schools will be closed for the remainder of the academic year. Learn more HERE.
4/24/2020 - Rehoboth Beach has canceled Independence Day Fireworks due to COVID-19. Read the full CodeRED Message from Mayor Paul Kuhns HERE.
4/23/2020 - Governor John Carney has launched a preliminary plan for the phased re-opening of Delaware's economy. The criteria for this process are based on federal guidelines, and it will take each of our cooperation to help bring this plan to fruition. Click HERE for full details.
4/16/2020 - Governor Carney's eleventh state-of-emergency modification allows Delaware attorneys to notarize real estate documents by video. Click HERE to read the full text of the latest modification (pages 6-10 discuss the new notarization protocol).
4/15/2020 - The state COVID-19 web page now has a new interactive case map, allowing users to see the map in greater detail and gauge the progress of the outbreak over time. CLICK HERE to access the web page, then scroll down to view the map.
4/8/2020 - RE: Out-of-State Buyers: There is an updated Advisory for Safe Practices for Real Estate. Potential buyers from out of state may not come to Delaware to look at properties. Buyers may “tour” a property virtually with the assistance of their real estate agent. To our out-of-state buyers: thank you for your patience & understanding. For the full text of the updated advisory, please click HERE.
4/8/2020 - Rental Guidelines Updated - Advisory Guidance for Safe Practices for Real Estate Agents in Delaware Handling Short-Term Rentals and for property management and residential landlord-tenant code rentals has been approved by the Delaware Division of Small Business as authorized by Governor Carney. For the full text of the advisory, please click HERE.
4/7/2020 - Governor Carney issues updates to the current state of emergency by banning short term rentals. To our homeowners: if you have questions, please reach out to your rental representative. Read the full text of Governor Carney's modification HERE.
Rehoboth Beach Alerts
Sussex County Alerts
During this difficult and uncertain time, the health and safety of our clients, staff, and agents is our top priority. Currently, following Governor Carney's orders, our offices remain closed to the public. Internally, however, we are still functioning and are available to take care of all your real estate needs. In the coming weeks, our social channels will focus on providing up-to-date information for our clients. Below, we would like to share some important contact information with you:
- For pending settlements, please contact your agent and settlement office to confirm procedures. Transactions that are currently under contract are proceeding as normal.
- For scheduled showings, please contact your agent to confirm details.
- All lenders, banks, inspection companies, and attorneys are available.
- To newer residents who just purchased in the area: please reference your local chamber of commerce website for updates as well as follow news.delaware.gov for statewide announcements.
- If you have any questions, please contact your agent!
Stay safe and healthy! Adversity brings out the best in people. Together, we will steer our way through this.