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Coastal REALTORS® holds annual Legislative Breakfast
May 20, 2016
Salisbury, MD – The Coastal Association of REALTORS® (CAR) held its annual Legislative Breakfast on Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center.
 
                 
(From left) Sen. Jim Mathias, Sen. Adelaide Eckardt, Del. Charles Otto, CAR Director and Government Affairs and RPAC Committees Chair Joseph Wilson, Maryland Association of REALTORS® Government Affairs Director Susan Mitchell, CAR President Linda Moran, Del. Chris Adams, Del. Mary Beth Carozza, and Del. Carl Anderton. (Not pictured) Del. Sheree Sample-Hughes, Del. Johnny Mautz, and Luis Luna, director of the Governor’s Office of Performance Improvement. 
 
Nearly 100 REALTOR® and affiliate members, state elected officials, and local elected officials attended the event, held in...
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Local REALTORS® visit Capitol Hill
May 20, 2016
Washington, DC – During the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) Annual Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo in Washington, DC, a group of Maryland’s District 1 REALTORS® and staff traveled to Capitol Hill to meet with their federal elected officials.
 
              
(From left) Sarah Rayne, Government & Public Affairs Director for CAR; Daniel Hoff, past president of the Carroll County Association of REALTORS®; Debbie Wilkens, executive director of the Mid-Shore Board of REALTORS®; Jim Blaney, past president of the Carroll County Association of REALTORS®; Sheila Washburn, president of the Mid-Shore Board of REALTORS®; Steve Paul, president of the Southern Maryland Association of REALTORS®; Janice Kirkner, past president of the Maryland Association of REALTORS® and NAR Federal Political...
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Moran appointed to Maryland Economic Development Corporation
May 20, 2016
Lower Eastern Shore, Md. – At the recommendation of Sen. Jim Mathias, Linda Moran, the 2016 President of the Coastal Association of REALTORS® (CAR) and a REALTOR® with Berkshire Hathaway HomeService PenFed Realty, was recently appointed to the Maryland Economic Development Corporation (MEDCO) Board of Directors.
 
                      
Maryland District 38 Senator Jim Mathias and 2016 Coastal Association of REALTORS® President Linda Moran.              
 
Moran was confirmed by the Maryland Senate and received a proclamation from Governor Larry Hogan. She was later sworn into the position in Worcester County. Moran is finishing the term of the late Bob Warfield, a career Ocean City REALTOR® who passed away earlier this year. The term ends in...
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Local housing market heats up ahead of busy season
May 5, 2016
Berlin, Md. – Local REALTORS® were very busy in April, according to the latest figures from the Coastal Association of REALTORS® (CAR).
 
CAR’s local housing statistics for April 2016 showed an overall 24.2 percent increase in contracts, or pending sales, in Somerset, Wicomico, and Worcester counties, compared to the same time last year. Most notable was a 40.8 percent increase of single family home contracts in Worcester County and a 50 percent increase in condominium contracts in Wicomico County.
 
Settlements showed an overall increase of 8.2 percent in Somerset, Wicomico, and Worcester counties, compared to the same time last year. Among the highest increases were a 50 percent increase in condominium contracts in Wicomico County and a 33.3 percent increase in single family home contracts in Somerset County.
 
Days on market showed an overall decrease of 17 percent,...
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