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Archive: November `18
Coastal welcomes 19 new members
November 21, 2018
Berlin, Md. – The Coastal Association of REALTORS® (Coastal) welcomed 19 new members during New Member Orientation on Thursday, November 8, 2018.
 
                   
(From left, back row) Kevin Smith of ERA Martin & Associates in Salisbury; Reginald Polk of Keller Williams Realty of Delmarva in Salisbury; Harold Cyr-Townsend of Coldwell Banker Residential in Salisbury; Barbara DeTota of ERA Martin & Associates in Salisbury; Veronica James of ERA Martin & Associates in Salisbury; Michael Mastracci of Re/Max Advantage Realty in Ocean City; Julie Sebastian of EXIT Realty At The Beach in Ocean Pines; John Brown of Coldwell Banker Residential 64th Street in Ocean City; Cynthia Outten of Long & Foster Real Estate in Salisbury; Robert Kenton of Coastal Resort Sales & Rentals in Ocean City;...
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Home sales up despite mortgage rate increase
November 19, 2018
Lower Eastern Shore, Md. – Local housing market activity was unhindered by last month’s considerable mortgage rate increase, according to the latest numbers from the Coastal Association of REALTORS® (Coastal).
 
Residential settlements in October 2018 were up by 12.3 percent overall compared to the same time last year in Somerset, Wicomico, and Worcester counties. Individually, settlements were up by 3.7 percent in Worcester, by 27.2 percent in Wicomico, and by 36.4 percent in Somerset. Year-to-date settlements, however, totaled 3,769 as of the end of October, which is about three percent lower than the same time last year.
 
New listings that went on the market in October were up 15.1 percent and total active listings were down by 18.1 percent compared to the same time last year in Somerset, Wicomico, and Worcester counties. That translates to 586 new listings and 3,303 active listings. Individually,...
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Browning earns professional designation
November 12, 2018
Berlin, Md. – Page Browning, executive vice president of the Coastal Association of REALTORS® (Coastal), is being honored by the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) with the REALTOR® association Certified Executive (RCE) designation, which recognizes exceptional efforts by REALTOR® association executives (AEs).
 
                                                          
                                                                   Page Browning, CAE, RCE
 
Browning is one of over 500 REALTOR® AEs who have achieved this mark of excellence. Local and state AEs who hold the RCE designation represent REALTORS® in 50 states/territories.
 
The RCE is the only professional designation...
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