A Week In Business

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."   

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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

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.”

Seacoast Expands

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.

New Affiliation

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.

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