Beach Destinations Attractive

Real estate agents at Maryland and Delaware beach destinations say the offseason is attracting more people who need short-term leases and bargains for a getaway, even if they will not get a tan. Realtor TJ Redefer says the holidays are giving the winter months a boost as Christmas and New Year’s fall on weekends this year. Rental agents say people have more disposable income as the economy improves. Store owners are responding, too. Jenny Barger, executive director of Main Street Rehoboth, says more downtown businesses are staying open year-round, rather than closing in the fall.