NEW HOMES MONTH
Homebuilders offering programs through June
Maryland's homebuilders are offering public information programs and services throughout June, which Gov. William Donald Schaefer has proclaimed "New Homes Month."
On Tuesday, June 25, the Home Builders Association of Maryland will hold its annual homebuyers seminar, "Meeting the New Home Challenge."
The program, which features a panel of industry experts, will address such issues as choosing a builder, mortgage options and home warranties. A question and answer session will follow the program.
The seminar will be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the association headquarters, 1502 Woodlawn Drive in Baltimore.
The seminar is free, but reservations are needed. Call the association at 265-7400 to get more information, or to make reservations.
The association also offers "The New Home Buyers Guide" for free. The 30-page booklet, published by the association, provides tips on such issues as determining a price range, and examining the final stages of home construction.
To get a copy, call the association at 265-7400.
Post and beam framing taught in Howard
A post and beam timber framing workshop sponsored by Craftwright of Woodsboro will be held in Howard County from July 22 to July 26.
The class is designed to provide hands-on experience to people who want to use traditional wood joinery to build a house quickly and relatively inexpensively. More information is available from Glenn James of Craftwright at 338-0959.
New community sets opening in June
A "preview center" for the 3,500-unit Russett community in western Anne Arundel County is scheduled to open in early June, featuring the six builders who have agreed to construct homes there: Hallmark Builders, Lovell-Regency Homes, NV Homes, Pulte Homes, Ryan Homes and Trafalgas House Residential.
The development team behind the project changed configuration recently, with partner Curtis F. Peterson Inc. selling its share of the project to its two co-partners, Coscan/Adler Limited Partnership and Lovell Land Inc. The Peterson company, which brought in architect Charles Moore to design portions of Russett, will continue to serve as project manager.