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Local REALTORS® host annual Legislative Breakfast
April 30, 2015
Salisbury, Md. – The Coastal Association of REALTORS® (CAR) held its annual Local Legislative Breakfast on Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center in Salisbury.
 
        
Members of the 2015 Coastal Association of REALTORS® Government Affairs Committee hosted the Lower Shore’s representatives in the Eastern Shore Delegation at CAR’s annual Local Legislative Breakfast on Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center. (From left) Darron Whitehead, Del. Carl Anderton, Del. Charles Otto, Del. Johnny Mautz, Linda Moran, Sen. Jim Mathias, Sen. Adelaide Eckardt, Joe Wilson, Jamie Wetzelberger, Joel Maher, Wesley Cox, Vicki Harmon, Devin Holland, Del. Mary Beth Carozza, Brandon Johnson, Steve Cohen, Michael Weisner, Laurie Crawford, Del. Chris Adams, and Del. Sheree...
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Local Fair Housing Poster Contest winner honored by Governor Hogan
April 30, 2015
Annapolis, Md. – The local winner of the 2016 Fair Housing Poster Contest, sponsored by the Coastal Association of REALTORS® (CAR) and the Maryland Association of REALTORS® (MAR), was honored last week by Gov. Larry Hogan at the Maryland State House in Annapolis.
 
       
(From left) Gov. Larry Hogan, local winner Morgan Ann Brenner, 2015 MAR President Janice Kirkner, and BB&T Senior Vice President of Commercial Banking Barbara Jackson. 
 
Morgan Ann Brenner, a fifth grade student at Deal Island Elementary School, along with 12 other students from across the state, received awards on Thursday, April 23, 2015 from Gov. Hogan, 2015 MAR President Janice Kirkner, and BB&T Senior Vice President of Commercial Banking Barbara...
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Local REALTORS® support Wicomico impact fee moratorium
April 22, 2015
Salisbury, Md. – Members of the Coastal Association of REALTORS® (CAR), which is the leading local advocacy group in the real estate industry on the Lower Eastern Shore of Maryland, banded together this week to show their support of a moratorium on residential impact fees in Wicomico County proposed by County Executive Bob Culver.
 
                   
Several members of the Coastal Association of REALTORS® sit in the audience at the Tuesday, April 21, 2015 meeting of the Wicomico County Council. 
 
In a 6-1 vote, the Wicomico County Council on Tuesday, April 21, 2015 approved the six-month moratorium on the imposition and collection of the Public School Impact Fee for new single- and multi-family construction. During that six-month period, the county will study the...
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Local REALTORS®: The time to sell is now
April 3, 2015
Berlin, Md. – A national trend that reflects limited inventory impeding overall sales numbers is beginning to crop up on the Lower Shore, and local REALTORS® are encouraging potential sellers to take action now while competition and mortgage rates are low.
 
March 2015 housing statistics from the Coastal Association of REALTORS® (CAR) – which represent the activity of CAR’s more than 1,000 REALTOR® members in Somerset, Wicomico, and Worcester counties – reflect decreases in listings, contracts, and settlements.
 
Compared to the same time last year, single family home listings across all three counties decreased by 2.2 percent in March. Condominium listings decreased by 3.8 percent. Contracts, or pending sales, for single family homes and condominiums in all three counties decreased by 20.9 percent, and settlements decreased by 8.4 percent.
 
According to the National...
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