* Builder's 1st Choice of Columbia has been chosen by...

INDUSTRY WATCH

April 10, 1994

* Builder's 1st Choice of Columbia has been chosen by Rylea Homes of Mount Airy to handle sales and management at the homebuilder's communities in Carroll, Frederick and Washington counties. Builder's 1st Choice has also been picked by Buzzuto Homes to handle sales at Bristol Green, a new community of 160 garden condominiums in Columbia.

* ERA Caton Realty Co., of Catonsville, said Cindy Martlock has been named one of the top producers for ERA Real Estate, based in Overland Park, Kan. Ms. Martlock had over $5 million in residential sales last year.

* The Howard County Real Estate Masters Club, composed of Realtors licensed for at least seven years and with sales of at least $30 million, has made grants totaling $10,500 to seven charitable organizations. Recipients were The Howard County Meals on Wheels, $2,000; Voices for Children, $500; The Family Life Center, $4,000; The Howard County Sexual Assault Center, $1,000; The Howard County Chapter of The Autism Society of America, $1,000; The Therapeutic and Recreation Riding Center, and Christmas in April, $1,500.

* Margaretten & Co., a mortgage banking firm based in Perth Amboy, N.J., has opened an office in Salisbury, where Gary Nock of Parsonsburg has been appointed loan officer in charge and Jane Cordeaux Eaton of Salisbury has been named office manager. Margaretten produced more than $11 million in home mortgage loans last year. Other Maryland offices are in Columbia, Easton, Frederick, Greenbelt, Hagerstown, Lexington Park, Oxon Hill, Prince Frederick, Rockville, Severna Park, Towson and Waldorf.

* The Maryland State Archives at 350 Rowe Blvd., Annapolis, has initiated a new reference service for businesses or individuals seeking land records, surveys, subdivision and condominium plats and other court records. The service will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. A "Guide to Montgomery County Plats of Surveys, Subdivisions, and Condominiums, 1783-1993" is now available. Similar guides are planned for each county and Baltimore. Those for Carroll, Kent and Wicomico counties will be issued May 31.

* National Fair Housing Month in April celebrates the passage of the federal fair housing law which prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, creed, national origin, sex, familial status and disability. Baltimore Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke and Baltimore County Executive Roger B. Hayden have also declared April "Fair Housing Month" in the city and county. The two recently helped the Greater Baltimore Board of Realtors unveil one of 22 billboards as part of the group's $50,000 "If It Isn't Equal, It Isn't Legal" campaign, which will also include radio and newspaper advertisements.

* The National Network of Commercial Real Estate Women has elected Bonnie S. Gottlieb, general counsel of Manekin Corp. of Columbia, director of education. Ms. Gottlieb has served on the executive board of NNCREW chapters in Baltimore and Washington.

* O'Conor, Piper & Flynn, Realtors named Robert Pollock of the Greenspring office companywide residential Associate of the Year. Mr. Pollock led O'Conor with the most sales commissions in 1993. Other winners include Paul Meyer, Westminster, most ++ settlements; and Jakob Metz, Fells Point, most listings. White Marsh was the most productive sales office followed by Annapolis Church Circle and Hunt Valley.

Agents with more than $6 million in sales:

Annapolis Church Circle: Jo-Ann Adrian, Chloe Dhillon, Julia Gay, LaVerne Gucker, Peggy Miller, Barbara Tower and George Turner.

Bel Air/Abingdon: Sheri McLaughlin.

Columbia: Cliffie McOmber.

Federal Hill: Cindy Conklin.

Greenspring: Lynn Cortezi, Curran (Whit) Harvey and Robert Pollock.

Ocean City/Coastal 104th Street: Gee Dunsten.

Owings Mills: Fay Klein, Dolly Rosoff, Jeanne Wachter and Linda Weinstein.

Reisterstown: Cookie Stone.

Roland Park: Sonja Philips.

Shrewsbury: Ural Tomblin Jr.

Timonium: Joan Klein, Tom Mooney and Sean O'Conor.

Westminster: Paul Meyer.

CALENDAR

* April 18: The Greater Baltimore Board of Realtors will offer the course "You Be The Judge" from 9:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. at 1501 W. Mount Royal Ave., Baltimore. Admission is $35 for members and $70 for nonmembers. Information: 462-2500.

* April 19: The Greater Baltimore Board of Realtors will hold a seminar on "Title X and the Lead Paint Issue: What the Real Estate Agent Should Know" from 6 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. at 1501 W. Mount Royal Ave., Baltimore. The fee is $35 for members and $70 for nonmembers. Information: 462-2500.

* April 19: Martin L. Millspaugh, vice chairman of Enterprise International Development Company Inc., will speak at The Hopkins Forum, sponsored by the School of Continuing Studies at Johns Hopkins University. The forum, featuring a continental breakfast, will take place from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at Berman Auditorium at Charles and Saratoga streets. The fee is $20.

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