Board of Realtors offers help to first-time buyers
The Greater Baltimore Board of Realtors will hold a free seminar for first-time homebuyers on Saturday.
Topics include: the advantages of buying vs. renting, what to look for in a home, understanding contracts, financial requirements for buying a home, conventional and unconventional loans, and settlement procedures.
The seminar will be held in the board's auditorium from 9 a.m. to noon at 1501 W. Mount Royal Ave. in Baltimore.
To register for the seminar, or to get more information, call Diane Gillece at 462-2500.
Winchester Homes seeks tree planters
Winchester Homes has asked for help Saturday in plantin250 trees in Germantown in honor of Earth Day and Gov. William Donald Schaefer's "Tree-mendous Maryland Month."
Winchester will supply the trees, including seedlings children can plant if they bring a small garden shovel.
The planting will start at 10 a.m. at Manchester Farm. Directions: Take I-270 North to Clopper Road (Route 117 West). Go about five miles, and turn right on Hopkins Road. Proceed a half-mile, and turn left on Steeple Road. The Winchester Homes information center is on the left. For more information, call (301) 601-0100.
Winchester also will sponsor a tree-planting in Accokeek at 1:30 p.m. For information about the event, call (301) 292-5320.
Event will raise funds for affordable housing
An 8-kilometer footrace to raise funds for affordable housing will be held in Baltimore next Sunday.
The Run for Affordable Housing is expected to attract more than 5,000 entrants.
Money raised from the $10 entry fees will go to the Real Estate Center, a local non-profit institution that promotes affordable housing.
Call 547-1591 for more information.
Hosts for the race are Maryland National Bank, WBAL-TV, the Johns Hopkins University Spring Fair and the Real Estate Center.
Co-sponsors for the race include Signet Bank, First National Bank, NCNB, Giant Foods, the Housing Assistance Corp., Savannah Development Corp., the Baltimore Urban League and Struever Bros., Eccles & Rouse.