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Archive: April `18
Local fair housing contest winner honored in Annapolis
April 27, 2018
Annapolis, Md. – Maxi Ruggerio, a fifth grader at Worcester Preparatory School, traveled to Annapolis with family, teachers, and representatives from the Coastal Association of REALTORS® (Coastal) on Monday, April 23, 2018 for a special recognition ceremony with Maryland Lt. Gov. Boyd Rutherford.
(From left) Coastal Association of REALTORS® President Joel Maher, Worcester Preparatory Head of Lower School Laura Holmes, Worcester Preparatory School Art Teacher Rebecca Tittermary, 5th grader Maxi Ruggerio, Cindy and Rhett Ruggerio, and Lt. Gov. Boyd Rutherford. Photo courtesy of Executive Office of the Governor.
The ceremony, held in the Maryland State House, honored 13 students from across the state who were chosen...
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Nearly 200 real estate professionals attend 2018 REALTOR® Fair & Technology Expo
April 25, 2018
Ocean City, Md. – The Coastal Association of REALTORS® (Coastal) held its third annual REALTOR® Fair & Technology Expo on Thursday, April 19, 2018 at the Roland E. Powell Convention Center in Ocean City.
(From left) Coastal Director Steven Parsons of Coldwell Banker Residential in Salisbury, Coastal Executive Vice President Page Browning, Coastal President-elect Bernie Flax of EXIT Realty At The Beach in Ocean Pines, and Coastal President Joel Maher of Coldwell Banker Residential in Salisbury. 
The event featured 28 vendors that provide services utilized by REALTORS® to expand their business and better serve their clients. Almost 200 real estate professionals, both locally and from across the state and Delaware, attended the event. The event concluded...
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Williamson wins awards, graduates from Maryland REALTORS® Leadership Academy
April 25, 2018
Annapolis, Md. – Joni Williamson, president and associate broker of ERA Martin & Associates in Salisbury and secretary of the Executive Committee of the Coastal Association of REALTORS® (Coastal) Board of Directors, was one of 20 graduates from the 2018 Maryland REALTORS® 18th Annual Leadership Academy honored at ceremonies held recently in Annapolis.
(From left) Maryland REALTORS® Leadership Academy Chair John Harrison, Academy Graduate Joni Williamson, and Maryland REALTORS® President Boyd Campbell.
The Maryland REALTORS® Leadership Academy was formed by REALTORS® who understand the important role they play in their community and the need to enhance the leadership skills, knowledge, and competencies of fellow REALTORS®...
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Low inventory drives up sale prices, creates sellers’ market
April 12, 2018
Lower Eastern Shore, Md. – Low inventory numbers are driving up sale prices and creating an attractive sellers’ market, according to the latest numbers from the Coastal Association of REALTORS® (CAR).
March 2018 saw an overall 2.7 percent dip in single family home and condominium listings compared to the same time last year in Somerset, Wicomico, and Worcester counties. Individually, single family home listings decreased by 3.3 percent in Wicomico and by 3.7 percent in Somerset, but increased by 10.6 percent in Worcester. Condominium listings decreased by 7.4 percent in Worcester, by 26.7 percent in Wicomico, and by 42.9 percent in Somerset.
These lower inventory numbers are driving up average sale prices, which increased overall by 17.6 percent in all three counties. Average list prices were up by 18.4 percent.
Contracts were down overall in the Tri-County area by 3.8...
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