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Local REALTORS® honored at annual Awards Breakfast
July 31, 2015
Ocean City, Md. – In recognition of their hard work to uphold the highest of industry standards, eight local real estate professionals were honored during the Coastal Association of REALTORS® (CAR) 2015 Annual Awards ceremony on Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at the Ocean City Marlin Club.
(From left) Mike Ciorrocco of Universal Mortgage & Finance, Rhonda Evans of ERA Martin & Associates, Edie Brennan of RE/MAX Crossroads, Vicki Harmon of Coldwell Banker, Marlene Ott of RE/MAX Crossroads, Brandon Johnson of ERA Martin & Associates, and Paul Faulstich of Century 21 New Horizon. Not pictured: Dean Richardson.  
Edie Brennan, a REALTOR® for RE/MAX Crossroads in Ocean Pines, received this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award for her extensive work in the local real estate...
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Local REALTORS® volunteer for Habitat for Humanity
July 24, 2015
Salisbury, Md. – In their ongoing support of Habitat for Humanity, members of the Coastal Association of REALTORS® (CAR) volunteered their time on Thursday, July 23, 2015 to help build a home on Naylor Street in Salisbury.
(From left) Colleen Deptula of Coldwell Banker Residential of Ocean City and Susan Megargee of RE/MAX Crossroads in Fruitland volunteer for Habitat for Humanity. 
Construction of this year’s Habitat REALTOR® Build started in March and is expected to wrap up in the coming month. The one-story, three-bedroom, and one-and-a-half-bathroom home in Salisbury’s Church Street Neighborhood will be owned by Wayne and Susie Zickafoos, currently of Crisfield.
The CAR volunteers were Jeff Chapman, Colleen Deptula,...
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Local REALTORS® demonstrate for private property rights in Ocean City
July 8, 2015
Ocean City, Md. – REALTORS®, rental management companies, and property owners gathered Monday night at the regular meeting of the Ocean City Mayor & Council in order to demonstrate their opposition to proposed legislation that would infringe on the rights of private property owners.
(From left) Sarah Rayne, Government and Public Affairs Director for Coastal Association of REALTORS® (CAR); Jamie Wetzelberger, 2015 CAR Government Affairs Committee Chair; Joe Wilson, member of the CAR Board of Directors and 2015 CAR RPAC Committee Chair; and Chris Mitchell of Coldwell Banker Vacations. 
The Coastal Association of REALTORS® (CAR) coordinated the demonstration, which aimed to relay local opposition to the proposed R-1A Single Family Residential District...
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Local REALTORS® donate to Women Supporting Women
July 2, 2015
Berlin, Md. – The proceeds from a 50/50 raffle held during the Coastal Association of REALTORS® (CAR) June Business Card Exchange were donated recently to the Worcester County chapter of Women Supporting Women.
(From left) CAR Vice President Linda Moran, Mary Henderson of the Worcester County chapter of Women Supporting Women, and Pam Wadler and Julie Sadler of CAR’s 2015 Events Committee. 
Women Supporting Women is a grass roots, local nonprofit organization that helps women through their journey with breast cancer. The organization provides a number of services including support groups, mentoring, lift chair loans, and free wigs, hats, and scarves, among others.
“We certainly appreciate the...
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Local market remains healthy in summer season
July 2, 2015
Berlin, Md. – Existing home sales on the Lower Eastern Shore continue to reflect an upward trend, according to the latest figures from the Coastal Association of REALTORS® (CAR).
CAR’s local housing statistics for June 2015 show settlements of existing homes in the Tri-County area were up 14.5 percent compared to the same month last year. Of particular note is a 55.7 percent increase in single family home settlements in Wicomico County. Worcester County’s single family homes saw a 4.3 percent increase in settlements and Somerset County saw a 12.5 percent increase.
Contracts, or pending sales, were also up, showing an overall 21.1 percent increase compared to the same month last year. Worcester County contracts for single family homes were up 52.6 percent, pointing toward a future increase of settlements.
“More than likely, the nice weather is attracting homebuyers...
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