Since Ocean City, MD made it through the hurricane Sandy storm okay, I would predict it will have a positive effect on pricing. Since the NJ shore properties were so devastated in the storm, the MD and DE coastal beaches are more popular than ever this year. I personally sold 2 ocean front condos for my sellers right after the storm. The buyers were both so pleased that the buildings and the town took a near hit and came out okay, that they went through with their purchases and are really looking forward to this summer in their new homes.
If you are interested in a beach home purchase in MD or DE, I would not wait too much longer. The media tells everyone about the horrible real estate market to get ratings, but those of us "in the trenches" selling beach homes here know a different story.
I'm more than happy to help in any way that I can, if you would like a more detailed look at the current market conditions for either Maryland or Delaware markets. Contact me through http://www.Rhondafrick.com.