CAR members respond to possible elimination of USDA loans in Ocean Pines

January 4, 2019

Ocean Pines, Md. – An upcoming review conducted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) could result in Ocean Pines’ loss of eligibility for Rural Housing Development Program loans, and members of the Coastal Association of REALTORS® (CAR) are concerned about funding accessibility for...

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Local REALTORS® earn National Emeritus status

January 4, 2019

Berlin, Md. – Three members of the Coastal Association of REALTORS® (CAR) recently achieved the coveted National REALTOR® Emeritus status. Lester Chandler of Coldwell Banker Residential on 64th Street in Ocean City, Charles “Chuck” Shorley of Shore-Lea Realty in Ocean City, and Michael...

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Holiday real estate market shows increased activity

January 4, 2019

Lower Eastern Shore, Md. – The holidays on Maryland’s Lower Eastern Shore boasted a slight increase in real estate activity, according to the latest numbers from the Coastal Association of REALTORS® (CAR). December 2017 saw an overall one percent jump in single family home and condominium...

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CAR members donate food, cash to Maryland Food Bank

January 4, 2019

Ocean City, Md. – The over 200 members of the Coastal Association of REALTORS® (CAR) who attended the association’s 2017 Holiday Party at Seacrets donated 497 pounds of nonperishable food items and over $450 in cash to the Maryland Food Bank of the Eastern Shore. All members attending the...

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CAR installs 2017-2018 Board of Directors

January 4, 2019

Salisbury, Md. – The Coastal Association of REALTORS® (CAR) installed its 2017-2018 Board of Directors at a recent special ceremony at The Ward Museum. Joel Maher, a REALTOR® for Coldwell Banker Residential in Salisbury, was installed as president of the association’s board. “It is an...

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Local market sees increased contracts, settlements in November

January 4, 2019

Lower Eastern Shore, Md. – The local real estate market is seeing increased pending contracts and settlements compared to last year, according to the latest numbers from the Coastal Association of REALTORS® (CAR). November 2017 saw a 7.7 percent jump in single family home and condominium...

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CAR launches annual Fair Housing contest

January 4, 2019

Berlin, Md. – The Coastal Association of REALTORS® (CAR) is encouraging local teachers and students to participate in the annual Fair Housing Art Contest, which sends winning students to Annapolis for a meeting with the governor or other state official. Sponsored by the Maryland REALTORS®, the...

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October housing data reflects increased market activity

January 4, 2019

Lower Eastern Shore, Md. – The local real estate market is seeing increased pending contracts and home prices compared to last year, according to the latest numbers from the Coastal Association of REALTORS® (CAR). October 2017 saw a 29.7 percent jump in single family home and condominium...

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CAR raises $10,000 for Habitat for Humanity

January 4, 2019

Berlin, Md. – The Coastal Association of REALTORS® (CAR) announced today that the organization raised $10,000 for the Wicomico and Worcester County chapters of Habitat for Humanity. 2016-17 CAR President Don Bailey chose Habitat for Humanity as the charity the association would support...

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CAR observes National REALTOR® Safety Month

January 4, 2019

Berlin, Md. – In observance of National REALTOR® Safety Month, the Coastal Association of REALTORS® (CAR) offered various safety resources and materials to its members through September. On September 27, 2017, CAR offered the Safety Course for Real Estate Professionals to its members, free of...

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