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Coastal welcomes 22 new members
August 20, 2018
Berlin, Md. – The Coastal Association of REALTORS® (Coastal) welcomed 22 new members during New Member Orientation on Wednesday, August 15, 2018.
 
   
(From left) John Rego of Shamrock Realty Group in Ocean Pines; Marjorie Eckerd of Joe Maggio Realty in Rehoboth Beach; Cody Webster of ARE Pros in Seaford; Kimberly Clark of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty in Ocean Pines; Tara Wancowicz of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty in Ocean Pines; Brooks Decker of Condominium Realty in Ocean City; Jacqueline King of Esham Real Estate in Salisbury; Gaije Hallstrom of Keller Williams Realty of Delmarva in Ocean City; Chrystal Kromidas of Esham Real Estate in Salisbury; Kimberly Sentman of Keller Williams Realty of Delmarva in Salisbury; Donna Frankowski of Shamrock Realty Group in Ocean Pines; Torlondo...
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Coastal announces 2018 election endorsements
August 9, 2018
Lower Eastern Shore, Md. – The Coastal Association of REALTORS® (Coastal) is pleased to announce its endorsements in the upcoming 2018 county elections.
 
Worcester County
 
       
(From left) Coastal Vice President Joseph Wilson, REALTOR® and Incumbent Worcester County Commissioners Candidate Bud Church, Coastal Director Austin Whitehead, RPAC Chair Rick Proctor, and Coastal President Joel Maher.
 
Coastal endorses longtime REALTOR® and incumbent Bud Church for reelection to the District 3 seat on the Worcester County Commissioners. Church is a REALTOR® Emeritus, meaning he has been a...
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Decreased inventory drives up home prices on Lower Shore
August 9, 2018
Lower Eastern Shore, Md. – A more than 25 percent drop in available housing inventory on Maryland’s Lower Eastern Shore has led to higher list and sale prices, according to the latest numbers from the Coastal Association of REALTORS® (Coastal).
 
As of the end of July, there were 2,666 available residential units on the Shore. In July 2017, there were 3,582 available units, which is a 25.5 percent drop. Individually, active listings are down by 30 percent in Worcester County, by 25.5 percent in Wicomico County, and by 10.6 percent in Somerset County.
 
New listings in July saw a 3.5 percent bump compared to the same time last year across the Shore. Individually, new listings were up by 1.1 percent in Wicomico and by 85.7 percent in Somerset, while they were down by 5.7 percent in Worcester.
 
With limited inventory comes multiple...
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Coastal to host charity golf tournament
August 9, 2018
Ocean City, Md. – The Coastal Association of REALTORS® (Coastal) will hold its 1st Annual Golf Tournament to benefit the Coastal REALTORS® Foundation on Thursday, October 11, 2018 at the Ocean City Golf Club Seaside Course.
 
Shotgun start is at 1 p.m., and the tournament is a four-person scramble with all levels of players welcome. The cost to participate is $400 per team. Players without a team are welcome to register for $100 and will be assigned. Teams who also wish to sponsor a tee sign will receive a discount. Prizes will be awarded for the best and worst scores. Included in the cost of registration are green fees, golf cart rental, a swag bag, drink tickets, snacks, and a full dinner.
 
The title sponsor for this event is Nations Lending Mid Atlantic, which is a direct residential...
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