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Archive: March `19
Inventory up slightly, sales remain stagnant on Lower Shore
March 18, 2019
Lower Eastern Shore, Md. – New local inventory saw a slight boost in February, according to the latest numbers from the Coastal Association of REALTORS® (Coastal).
 
New listings that went on the market in February 2019 were up seven percent compared to the same time last year in all three counties. That translates to 580 new listings. Individually, new available units were up by 0.6 percent in Worcester, by six percent in Wicomico, and by 50 percent in Somerset.
 
However, active inventory is still lower than it was a year ago. In all three counties, there was a total of 3,053 active listings, which is 20.2 percent lower than it was in February 2018. Active listings were down by 16 percent in Worcester, by 30.3 percent in Wicomico, and by 10 percent in Somerset.
 
New residential settlements in January were down by 6.4 percent overall compared to the same time last year in...
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Coastal announces Fair Housing Art Contest finalists
March 13, 2019
Lower Eastern Shore, Md. – The Coastal Association of REALTORS® (Coastal) has chosen three finalists in this year’s Fair Housing Art Contest.
 
            
(From left) Coastal President-Elect Joe Wilson, Harper Hertrich, Ansh Batra, Cora Lee Conway, and Coastal President Bernie Flax. 
  • Harper Hertrich, 3rd grade, Worcester Preparatory School
  • Cora Lee Conway, 4th grade, Worcester Preparatory School
  • Ansh Batra, 5th grade, Worcester Preparatory School
Each finalist received a framed copy of their submission and a Visa gift card, compliments of Coastal.
 
The three finalists have been forwarded to the Maryland REALTORS®. Only one will be chosen for inclusion in the statewide 2020 Fair Housing...
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Coastal welcomes 21 new members
March 13, 2019
Berlin, Md. – The Coastal Association of REALTORS® (Coastal) welcomed 21 new members during New Member Orientation on Thursday, February 21, 2019.
 
            
(From left) Bean Rehbein of RE/MAX Advantage Realty, Sarah Johnson of Bunting Realty, Jessica Gresczyk of Hileman Real Estate, Tracy Peterson of Whitney-Wallace Commercial, Charlene Spence of ERA Martin Associates, Timothy McLane of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Jennifer Ciorrocco of Coastal Life Realty Group, Barbara Wise of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Angela Short of Shamrock Realty Group, Maxwell Hulme of Atlantic Shores Realty, Kristen Gebhart of Keller Williams Realty of Delmarva, Gregory Johnson of ERA Martin Associates, Angela Emm of Coldwell Banker Residential 64th Street, Colby Phippin of Whitehead Real...
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Local REALTORS® earn National Emeritus status
March 13, 2019
Berlin, Md. – Four members of the Coastal Association of REALTORS® (Coastal) recently achieved the coveted National REALTOR® Emeritus status.
 
           
(From left) Bill Martin of ERA Martin & Associates in Salisbury, Coastal President Bernie Flax, and Bob Martin of Beach Real Estate in Berlin. Not pictured is Edie Brennan of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty in Ocean Pines and Linda Moran of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty in West Ocean City.
 
Edie Brennan of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty in Ocean Pines, Bill Martin of ERA Martin & Associates in Salisbury, Bob Martin of Beach Real Estate in Berlin, and Linda Moran of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty in West Ocean City were approved as National REALTOR® Emeritus during...
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