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Holiday Wine Glass Paint Party to benefit Habitat
November 30, 2016
Berlin, Md. – The Coastal Association of REALTORS® (CAR) is holding a Wine Glass Paint Party to benefit Habitat for Humanity of Worcester County on Friday, December 2, 2016 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Random Juxtaposition, located at 9928 Old OC Boulevard, Unit 9, at Union Station in Berlin. 
                              
 
Attendees are invited to support Habitat while Kate Cashman – instructor, artist, and owner of Random Juxtaposition – guides the group in painting two holiday-themed wine glasses. The cost is $30 per person and light refreshments will be provided. The event is BYOW, or Bring Your Own Wine. Space is limited to the first 40 people who sign up.
 
Artisans Aroma Candles will be available for sale, with 10 percent of proceeds going to Habitat for...
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CAR travels to DC for Leadership Training
November 22, 2016
Washington, DC – The Coastal Association of REALTORS® (CAR) recently traveled to the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) facility in Washington, DC for Leadership Training.
 
 
(From left) Government & Public Affairs Director Sarah Rayne, Director Brandon Johnson, Office Administrator Cindy Canigiani, Treasurer Joni Martin Williamson, Vice President Terrence McGowan, President Don Bailey, Technology Committee Chair Steve Parsons, Education Committee Chair Walt Taraila, Director Joe Wilson, Director Jeff Powell, Finance Committee Chair Chris Jett, Director Courtney Wright, Grievance Committee Chair Sheri Smith, President’s Charity Task Force Co-Chair Lauren Bunting, Secretary Bernie Flax, Immediate Past President Linda...
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CAR travels to Orlando for national conference
November 17, 2016
Orlando, Fla. – Representatives from the Coastal Association of REALTORS® (CAR) recently traveled to Orlando, Florida to participate in the annual National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) 2016 Conference & Expo.
 
               
 
CAR President Don Bailey, President-elect Joel Maher, and Executive Vice President Page Browning represented the Lower Eastern Shore of Maryland at the national conference.
 
About 20,000 real estate professionals from across the country attended the four-day event, which offers 100 information sessions and professional development workshops to gain education and insights into residential and commercial real estate markets, home buying...
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CAR President is Habitat Celebrity Builder
November 10, 2016
Salisbury, Md. – Don Bailey, 2016-17 President of the Coastal Association of REALTORS® (CAR) is a Celebrity Builder in the upcoming Chefs for Habitat event that benefits Habitat for Humanity of Wicomico County.
 
Bailey joins 13 other local “celebrities” in this effort to raise money to help Habitat for Humanity further its mission of providing safe, decent, and affordable housing. Celebrity Builders have been challenged to raise at least $2,000 prior to Chefs for Habitat on February 25, 2017 at Reign Restaurant & Event Center in Salisbury. At the event, the builders will compete against each other to see how quickly and accurately they can construct a Lowe’s Build and Grow play kit.
 
To boost fundraising efforts,...
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Local teachers encouraged to participate in annual Fair Housing Calendar Contest
November 7, 2016
Berlin, Md. – The Coastal Association of REALTORS® (CAR) is encouraging local teachers to participate in the annual Fair Housing Calendar Contest, which sends the winning student to Annapolis for a meeting with the governor or other state official.
 
                       
The above poster was the grand prize winner for the 2017 MAR Fair Housing Calendar, which is distributed statewide. The poster was designed by Lindsay Birkhead-Morton of Snow Hill Middle School. 
 
Sponsored by the Maryland Association of REALTORS® (MAR), the contest is a means for REALTORS® across the state to help...
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Local inventory edges up slightly in October
November 3, 2016
Lower Eastern Shore, Md. – For the first time in seven months, local inventory increased on the Lower Eastern Shore, according to the latest figures from the Coastal Association of REALTORS® (CAR).
 
October 2016 saw an overall four percent bump in new local listings compared to the same time last year in Somerset, Wicomico, and Worcester counties. This increase was driven primarily by a 34.7 percent increase in condominium listings in Wicomico County. Single family home listings were down by 13.6 percent in Wicomico, by 11.2 percent in Worcester, and by 16 percent in Somerset. Condominium listings remained steady in Somerset and decreased by 33.3 percent in Worcester.
 
New contract, or pending sales, activity stayed up slightly in October, recording an overall 2.7 percent increase in the Tri-County area. However, the area saw a 17 percent dip in new...
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