New home sales up 20 percent here, report says


November 29, 1992|By Frank Lynch | Frank Lynch,Staff Writer

New home sales in Harford County jumped 20 percent to 372 during the third quarter, according to a recent report issued by the Legg Mason Realty Group Inc.

The Edgewood-Joppa area led the county with 253 home sales, the report said.

For the first nine months of the year, sales reached 1,348, 61 more than in the same period last year.

Sales rose 19 percent in the Baltimore region during the third quarter.

Harford ranked third among the region's six jurisdictions, all of which had increased sales.

Anne Arundel County led the region with 683 sales, followed by Baltimore County with 601. Howard County ranked fourth, with 364, followed by Carroll County, 159; and Baltimore City, 118.

Construction has begun in Cecil County on Tome's Landing, a waterfront community in Port Deposit which, when completed, will have 170 town houses, 400 boat slips and a commercial marina. United Dominion Industries of Canada is the developer of Tome's Landing, on the former site of Wiley Manufacturing Co. steel fabrication plant.

The Harford Imaging Center at 104 Plumtree Road in Bel Air has been fully accredited by the American College of Radiology. The facility has met the requirements which include a peer review evaluation of staff qualifications, equipment, quality control and quality assurance programs.

Stepping Stone's Books Inc., 24 E. Pennsylvania Ave. in Bel Air, marked its official grand opening recently. The store, specializes in children's books, but can order books for all ages. The building originally housed the Bel Air Academy school.

Thompson Electric Inc. of Churchville has been awarded a $47,000 contract from the Maryland State Highway Administration to install new signals at the intersection of routes 7 and 272 near North East in Cecil County.

Home Mortgage Center has leased 1,225 square feet of office space at the Box Hill Office Park in Abingdon. Beetle Smith and Fred Kern of Rice Kern Smith Realty Inc. represented both the tenant and

landlord, Kensington Associates II, in this transaction.

Rex Barney, the public address announcer for the Baltimore Orioles for the past 25 years, has joined the staff at Boyle Buick as a publicist. He will appear on behalf of the dealership at events throughout Harford County and the Baltimore area.

Sunny's Surplus, which closed its store on Baltimore Pike in the late 1970s, opened a 6,000-square-foot store in the Festival at Bel Air shopping center at Route 24 and Bel Air South Parkway.

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