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CAR to host Paint FUNdraiser for Coastal Hospice at the Ocean
August 29, 2016
Ocean City, Md. – The Coastal Association of REALTORS® (CAR) is hosting a Paint FUNdraiser on Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at 6 p.m. at The Embers Restaurant in Ocean City to benefit Coastal Hospice at the Ocean.
 
                              
 
Participants will paint “Tranquil Sands” with the help of Tickled Paint instructor Gabby. Tickets are $45 each, with a portion of the proceeds going to the campaign to build Coastal Hospice at the Ocean at The Point in Ocean Pines.
 
Light refreshments will be provided, courtesy of MNET Mortgage Corporation and Omni Land Settlement Corporation. The Embers Restaurant is donating the space for this event.
 
Registration is available online at
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CAR welcomes 23 new REALTOR® members
August 16, 2016
Berlin, Md. – The Coastal Association of REALTORS® (CAR) welcomed 23 new REALTORS® during New Member Orientation on Monday, August 8, 2016.    
 
      
 
(From left) Melissa Anderson, Re/Max Coast & Country; Zachery Tyndall, Beach Real Estate; Julie Thompsen, Coldwell Banker Residential; Nancy Armiger, Long & Foster Real Estate; Caleb Brady, Whitehead Real Estate Exec.; Joan Buchanan, Holiday Real Estate; Victor Campbell, Whitehead Real Estate Exec.; Julie Wallace, Long & Foster Real Estate; Brett Collins, ERA Martin & Associates; Terese Rosnick, Coldwell Banker Residential; John Houk, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty; Janie Goslee, ERA Martin Associates; Connie Mozingo, Coldwell Banker Bud Church; Jason Blachek, Long & Foster Real Estate; Amy Aprigliano, Coldwell Banker...
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CAR to host forum for Berlin election candidates
August 11, 2016
Berlin, Md. – The Coastal Association of REALTORS® will host a candidate forum for the 2016 Berlin Municipal Election on Wednesday, September 7 at its office, located at 314 Franklin Avenue, Suite 106, in Berlin.
 
Every candidate who files to run in the Berlin election for mayor and Town Council districts two and three will be invited to participate. Candidates will be asked pre-written questions as well as questions submitted by the audience.
 
Refreshments will be provided by CAR and the event is open to the general public.
 
“CAR is very active in local politics because it greatly impacts our industry,” said CAR President Linda Moran. “We’d like to provide this service to the Berlin community where we are headquartered because we believe strongly that all voters should be well informed and have the opportunity to interact personally with their future elected...
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Limited inventory impacts home sales
August 5, 2016
Lower Eastern Shore, Md. – A continued decrease in inventory on the Lower Shore is impacting home settlements, according to the latest figures from the Coastal Association of REALTORS® (CAR).
 
July 2016 showed an overall 16 percent decrease in inventory in Somerset, Wicomico, and Worcester counties, compared to the same time last year.
 
Contracts, or pending sales, were up overall in the Tri-County area by 10.1 percent, compared to the same time last year. Individually, contracts for single family homes increased by 50.9 percent in Worcester County and by 6.3 percent in Somerset County. Wicomico County single family homes saw a five percent decrease in contracts.
 
Settlements were exactly the same as they were last year, with a total of 268 settlements in Somerset, Wicomico, and Worcester counties.
 
Average days on market increased by 5.4...
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Local real estate professionals honored at annual CAR Awards Breakfast
August 4, 2016
Ocean Pines, Md. – In recognition of their hard work to uphold the highest of industry standards, seven local real estate professionals were honored during the Coastal Association of REALTORS® (CAR) 2016 Annual Awards ceremony on Wednesday, August 3, 2016 at the Ocean Pines Yacht Club.
 
                   
(From left) Bernie Flax of EXIT Realty at the Beach, Frances Sterling of ERA Martin & Associates, Joan Catlin of ERA Martin & Associates, Don Bailey of Coldwell Banker Residential, Hope Morgan of MNET Mortgage Corp., Laurie Crawford of ERA Martin & Associates, and Wesley Cox of Sperry Van Ness Miller Commercial Real Estate.  
 
Don Bailey, a REALTOR® with Coldwell Banker Residential in Salisbury, was recognized as this year’s REALTOR® of the...
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