Coastal REALTORS® celebrates Fair Housing Month, announces statewide calendar contest winner

January 4, 2019

Lower Eastern Shore, Md. – In recognition of April being Fair Housing Month, the Coastal Association of REALTORS® (CAR) is pleased to announce Lindsay Birkhead-Morton of Snow Hill Middle School as a statewide winner in the annual Maryland Association of REALTORS® (MAR) Fair Housing Calendar...

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Local real estate industry sees increased settlements in traditionally slow month

January 4, 2019

Berlin, Md. – Several months of increased contracts translated into settlements in February, according to the latest figures from the Coastal Association of REALTORS® (CAR). CAR’s local housing statistics for February 2016 showed an overall 5.2 percent increase in settlements compared to the...

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Coastal REALTORS®, Town of Berlin celebrate new Community Chalkboard

January 4, 2019

Berlin, Md. – The Coastal Association of REALTORS® (CAR) and Town of Berlin officials held a ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday, February 19, 2016 to celebrate the completion of the Berlin Community Chalkboard at the Visitor’s Center in Downtown Berlin.   Berlin Mayor Gee Williams and CAR...

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Coastal members donate over 150 toys to Toys For Tots

January 4, 2019

Ocean City, Md. – The over 180 members of the Coastal Association of REALTORS® (Coastal) who attended the association’s 2018 Holiday Party at Seacrets donated over 150 toys to Toys For Tots. Members of the Coastal Board of Directors stand with toy donations collected for Toys For Tots during...

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Local REALTORS® meet with state legislators in Annapolis

January 4, 2019

Annapolis, Md. – Members and staff from the Coastal Association of REALTORS® (CAR) traveled to Annapolis on Wednesday, January 20, 2016 to participate in the Maryland Association of REALTORS® (MAR) 2016 Legislative Day. Members and staff from the Coastal Association of...

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Lower Shore housing market continues steady recovery

January 4, 2019

Lower Eastern Shore, Md. – The local housing market closed out 2015 on a high note, showing solid increases in sales and contracts on the Lower Eastern Shore, according to the latest figures from the Coastal Association of REALTORS® (CAR).   In 2015, single family home sales increased by about...

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Decreased inventory drives up home prices on Lower Shore

December 31, 2018

Lower Eastern Shore, Md. – A more than 25 percent drop in available housing inventory on Maryland’s Lower Eastern Shore has led to higher list and sale prices, according to the latest numbers from the Coastal Association of REALTORS® (Coastal).   As of the end of July, there were 2,666...

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Local market data aligns with national real estate trends

December 31, 2018

Lower Eastern Shore, Md. – Another month of low inventory, less settlements, and higher prices has the Lower Eastern Shore aligned with the latest market trends reported by the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR).   According to the Coastal Association of REALTORS® (Coastal), August 2018...

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Local market boost predicted after interest rate hike

December 31, 2018

Lower Eastern Shore, Md. – Local market activity continues to fall behind last year’s numbers, according to the September 2018 housing reports from the Coastal Association of REALTORS® (Coastal).   New listings that went on the market in September were down 7.1 percent and total active...

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Home sales up despite mortgage rate increase

December 31, 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...

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