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Coastal REALTORS®, Town of Berlin celebrate new Community Chalkboard
February 19, 2016
Berlin, Md. – The Coastal Association of REALTORS® (CAR) and Town of Berlin officials held a ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday, February 19, 2016 to celebrate the completion of the Berlin Community Chalkboard at the Visitor’s Center in Downtown Berlin.
 
         
Berlin Mayor Gee Williams and CAR President Linda Moran speak at the ribbon cutting for Berlin’s Community Chalkboard. 
 
Construction of the chalkboard was funded in part by a $2,000 Placemaking micro-grant from the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR). The grant is intended to help REALTOR® associations partner with others to plan, organize, implement and maintain placemaking activities in their communities. CAR is the first REALTOR® association in the state of Maryland to receive an NAR...
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Local REALTORS® kick off 2016 with increased contracts
February 5, 2016
Berlin, Md. – The Lower Eastern Shore kicked off 2016 with a spike in pending sales, according to the latest figures from the Coastal Association of REALTORS® (CAR).
 
CAR’s local housing statistics for January 2016 showed an overall 23.6 percent increase in pending sales, or contracts, compared to the same time last year in Somerset, Wicomico and Worcester counties.
 
Single family home contracts in Somerset saw the largest increase of 75 percent, while single family home contracts in Wicomico and Worcester increased by 23.7 percent and 10.9 percent, respectively.
 
Settlements of single family homes and condominiums were largely down, with the exception of a 15.6 percent increase in condominium settlements in Worcester County.
 
Local inventory declined, this month by 9.9 percent compared to the same time last year in all three counties....
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