A Week In Business
It's ERA Holida Real Estate Today
BERLIN - Local real estate firm Holiday Real Estate, Inc has announced its recent affiliation with global residential real estate leader ERA Franchise Systems, Inc.
Effective April 1, the company will begin conducting business as ERA Holiday Real Estate and will continue to serve consumers in the Ocean City, West Ocean City and Berlin areas.
"We are extremely excited to become a member of the growing ERA Real Estate worldwide network," said Holiday Real Estate's Todd Chandler. "As an ERA affiliate, we will continue to provide our clients with the personal dedication they've come to expect from us, but will also be able to supply them with some of the best products and services the industry has to offer."
Holiday Real Estate, Inc has been in business for over 35 years and currently has six offices in the Ocean City, West Ocean City and Berlin areas.
Dental Associates Addition
OCEAN CITY - Dr. Sandra Garbely, DMD has joined Fenwick Dental Associates located at 13901 Coastal Highway. Garbely brings to the community more than 17 years of experience in family and cosmetic dentistry.
Garbely and Fenwick Dental Associates provide complete comprehensive dental services including family and children's dentistry, emergency urgent services, cosmetic dentistry and porcelain veneers, implant dentistry, oral surgery, root canals and orthodontics.
Garbely earned her Doctor of Medical Dentistry Degree from Tufts School of Dental Medicine of Boston in 1990. She practiced as a family and cosmetic dentist in a private practice in Boston. She joined the National Health Service Corps in 1995 where she was a Public Health Service dentist treating the underserved of Maryland's Eastern Shore. In 1998, Garbely was promoted to Clinical Director of the community health center responsible for the overall coordination of all adult and children's care. Her concentration for the past seven years has been achieving the highest quality of care in the field of family, children's, esthetic and cosmetic dentistry.
Garbely is welcome new patients and emergencies. Call 410-250-1559 for an appointment.
Advisor Walking For Cause
BERLIN - Merrill Lynch Senior Financial Advisor Christine Selzer is walking for a cause later this month and is asking for the community's help.
Selzer is walking to save babies and help in the fight against premature babies with other volunteers and officials of the March of Dimes on Saturday, April 21 at Assateague State Park at 10 a.m.
To donate and support the cause, visit www.walkamerica.org/392197.
New Store In Outlets
BERLIN - Ocean City Factory Outlets and the Cordish Company announced the leasing of a 3,500-square-foot space to Christmas Pointe. Specializing in Christmas, fine gifts, home décor, keepsakes and collectibles, the store expects to be open for business this spring.
While the business name and location have changed over their 30-year history, the Dondero family has consistently kept the traditions of the Christmas season in the Ocean City area. From the 'Drift-In Christmas Shop' at 8th Street and the Boardwalk, to the 'Yule Log Christmas Shop' at the 45th St. Village, to their sister shop 'Holiday Harbor' at Shantytown, to the 'Christmas Pointe' also at the 45th Street Village, Chuck and Linda Dondero have continued to honor and keep the Christmas spirit all through the year.
Condos Sell At Auction
OCEAN CITY - Two luxury condominiums atop the Mayfair Beach Condominiums in Ocean City sold for $1.05 million last Saturday, with J.P. King Auction Company managing the sale.
"Everybody keeps saying you can't sell condominiums in the current, overcrowded market, but we got the job done today," said Craig King, president of J.P. King.
Both were three-bedroom units with high-end kitchens, granite fireplaces, built-in entertainment centers and balconies overlooking the ocean.
"These had a perfect location, only 150 yards from the beaches and just a few minutes from the Boardwalk," he said.
Purchasing one unit was Jeffrey Debois, of Ocean Springs, Md., who paid $538,000. The second unit went for $512,000 to Nancy Reither of Ocean City.
New Mortgage Advisor
BERLIN - Local resident Ron Smith joins the dedicated team at Newport Shores Mortgage.
Smith is a Mortgage Advisor with Newport Shores Mortgage, providing the highest quality mortgage services and helping our clients achieve the dreams and plans envisioned for their future.
Smith's achievement to this new position signifies success in his commitment to exceed the customers specific mortgage needs and ability to provide flexible mortgage programs, according to a company press release.
'One of my biggest goals is to exceed our clients individual needs' said Smith. 'Newport Shores Mortgage provides many solutions for today's dynamic mortgage market and a dedicated team that allows us to offer flexible and unique mortgage programs.'
BERLIN - Seacoast Realty, a Carl M. Freeman Company, has announced it's expanding the rental and general brokerage operations to new headquarters at the Marketplace at Sea Colony in Bethany Beach on May 22. The site is the former office of ResortQuest Real Estate.
'This represents a homecoming for the Carl M. Freeman Companies, the owner of Seacoast Realty, and the original developer of Sea Colony,' said Seacoast President Brigit Taylor.
In addition to the new Marketplace office, Seacoast will retain its existing offices at Hickman Plaza West on Route 1 and the Sea Colony Edgewater lobby at Sea Colony East.
Centex Opens New Office
BERLIN - Centex Homes is proud to announce the opening of its new division office at 32448 Royal Boulevard in Dagsboro, Del. This new facility will provide direct support for all Centex Homes communities on the Eastern Shore of Maryland and Delaware.
Centex Homes' projects in the area include Glen Riddle in Berlin, Decatur Farms in Berlin, Seaside Village in West Ocean City, Broad Marsh in Ocean City, Ellis Point in Dagsboro, Del., Seagrass Plantation in Dagsboro, Del. and The Ridings in Lewes, Del.
CBRB Pre-Licensing Class
BERLIN - Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage's School of Real Estate has announced its first Ocean City pre-licensing class scheduled for April 16-June 6, from 6-10 p.m.
The classes will be held at the Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage office located at 12003 Coastal Highway in Ocean City.
The pre-licensing class will prepare students to sit for the state licensing exam and is an opportunity for those seeking a career in real estate.
To register, call Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage's School of Real Estate at 1-800-992-4794 to reserve your seat and receive a packet that contains the 10 steps to becoming a Realtor®. The cost is $235 inclusive of the registration fee, tuition and textbooks. The deadline to register is April 9.
SALISBURY - Joe Schneider, agent at Rinnier Development Company, has recently become affiliated with Cabela's in its recreational real estate division called Cabela's Trophy Properties. Schneider will be responsible for serving the needs of recreational buyers and sellers in his territory, which encompasses all of Maryland.
Cabela's Trophy Properties is an exclusive recreational property listing service for marketing fine sporting and recreational properties to sportsmen and investors worldwide.'Cabela's Trophy Properties is a global network of professionals who are on track to become the ultimate one-stop-shop for the purchase, sale, financing, leasing, development, improvement and management of recreational properties,' said Schneider.