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Archive: March `16
Local real estate industry sees increased settlements in traditionally slow month
March 3, 2016
Berlin, Md. – Several months of increased contracts translated into settlements in February, according to the latest figures from the Coastal Association of REALTORS® (CAR).
 
CAR’s local housing statistics for February 2016 showed an overall 5.2 percent increase in settlements compared to the same time last year in Somerset, Wicomico and Worcester counties. Of particular note were increases of 24.4 percent and 75 percent in Wicomico County single family homes and condominiums, respectively.
 
Worcester County’s settlements of single family homes and condominiums decreased by 16.7 percent and 11.9 percent, respectively, compared to the same time last year.
 
Contracts, or pending sales, were largely down, with the exception of a 12.5 percent increase of condominiums in Wicomico County, a 2.5 percent increase of single family homes in Wicomico County, and a 3.9 percent...
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Coastal REALTORS® announces Fair Housing Poster Contest finalists
March 2, 2016
Lower Eastern Shore, Md. – After receiving over 175 submissions, the Coastal Association of REALTORS® (CAR) has chosen three finalists – one from each of the three Lower Shore counties – of this year’s Fair Housing Poster Contest.
 
                     1st Place: Ayati Sangwan, 5th grade, North Salisbury Elementary School
         
(Front) Ayati Sangwan holds her first place submission. (Back, from left) CAR Executive Vice President Page Browning, Community Involvement Committee members Ann Hammond and Brad Rayfield, CAR President Linda Moran, and North Salisbury Elementary School Principal Ruby Brown.
 
 
                        2nd Place: Lindsay Birkhead-Morton, 6th grade,...
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