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Fourth quarter kicks off with increased settlements
November 6, 2015
Berlin, Md. – The Lower Eastern Shore kicked off the fourth quarter of 2015 with increased home settlements, according to the latest figures from the Coastal Association of REALTORS® (CAR).
 
CAR’s local housing statistics for October 2015 showed an overall 9.7 percent increase in settlements of single family homes and condominiums compared to the same time last year in Somerset, Wicomico and Worcester Counties.
 
Single family homes in Wicomico and Worcester Counties saw the highest jump in settlements, increasing by 16.9 percent and 8 percent, respectively. Condominiums in Worcester County also saw a significant increase of 15.7 percent compared to the same time last year.
 
Overall contracts, or pending sales, were also up by 30.1 percent. Single family homes in Worcester County saw the most impressive hike in contracts with a 53.3 percent increase compared to the same...
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Local teachers encouraged to participate in annual Fair Housing Poster Contest
November 3, 2015
Berlin, Md. – The Coastal Association of REALTORS® (CAR) is encouraging local teachers to participate in the annual Fair Housing Poster Contest, which sends the winning student to Annapolis for a meeting with the governor or other state official.
 
Sponsored by the Maryland Association of REALTORS® (MAR), the contest is a means for REALTORS® across the state to help increase awareness of this important issue. “Fair housing” pertains to the Fair Housing Act, which prohibits discrimination in the sale and rental of housing based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status or handicap. The contest aims to teach children that discrimination is not only wrong, but illegal.
 
Artwork submitted by students must illustrate this year’s calendar theme, “Dreams Come True With Fair Housing.” CAR will choose a local winner from each of three age groups: kindergarten through second grade,...
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