Community Meetings on Property Reassessment Held This Week in Southern Delaware

We interrupt our regularly scheduled blog postings today to inform our clients, our friends and our colleagues about a series of important meetings that are coming up during the final few days of September in southern Delaware.

These are extremely important meetings that affect all of us, so please take a few moments to read through the following information and participate in whatever way you can.

As a lead-in, we've been fortunate enough to work in the real estate industry in southern and coastal Delaware for more than a decade-and-a-half now. And what we hear most from new residents is that their two favorite things about the area are the beaches and the low taxes.

Well, our fabulous beaches aren't going anywhere of course. But the taxes are going to be changing pretty soon and it could have an adverse affect on our way of life here in southern Delaware.

If you haven't been following the news over the last few months, Sussex County settled its portion of a lawsuit that is, to make a long story short, forcing officials to reassess property values in Delaware's southernmost county.

Preparations are being made for this now, with anticipation that the actual reassessment will occur in 2024.

The first step in this ongoing process is community meetings, which are occurring this week and are the reason for our public service announcement today.

The first two meetings actually took place last week in Milton and Georgetown and we've been informed by officials from our local real estate board that information distributed during those meetings was "concerning," thus the mobilization efforts for upcoming community gatherings.

These community meetings are happening THIS WEEK at different locations in Sussex County. We encourage everyone to attend and gather the information they'll need moving forward.

It's extremely important that we let our voices be heard on this important matter.

Meetings for the final week of September are as follows:

  • Monday, September 27 from 6-8 p.m., at the Delaware National Guard facility in Bethany Beach.
  • Wednesday, September 29 from 6 to 8 p.m., at the Millsboro Town Center.
  • Thursday, September 30 from 6 to 8 p.m., at the Seaford Volunteer Fire Department.

Once again, we encourage all of our agents, our clients, our friends and our colleagues to attend at least one of these meetings. This reassessment affects us all and it's essential that we're involved in the process.

Property values haven't been reassessed in southern Delaware since 1974, so converting to current property values is going to have a significant impact for all of us.

Be informed and be involved in the process early on! Our voices need to be heard on this subject and they need to be heard loud and clear.

For more information on the meetings coming up this week in southern Delaware, click here.

We hope to see you at one or more of these crucial community meetings.

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