Realtors ask Dole, Clinton to give housing top priorityThe...

Industry Digest

June 30, 1996

Realtors ask Dole, Clinton to give housing top priority

The National Association of Realtors was among five trade associations that asked President Clinton and presumptive Republican Party presidential candidate Bob Dole to re-establish housing as a national priority recently.

"Toward a National Housing Policy," the groups' joint policy statement, will be presented to the Democratic and Republican platform committees.

"The ability to own our own homes gives the citizens of this country a quality of life people from other countries quest for," said R. Layne Morrill, a NAR first vice president. "Homeownership is a principle worth preserving and fighting for. This report is our collective call for action to place homeownership high on America's public policy agenda," he said.

Co-sponsors for the report are the National Association of Home Builders, the Mortgage Bankers Association of America, America's Community Bankers and the American Bankers Association.

Qualifying round set July 20 for RE/MAX golf contest

Baltimore-area golfers who wish to compete in the 1996 RE/MAX North American Long Drive Championship are invited to participate in a local qualifying competition sponsored by RE/MAX Classic July 20 at Glen Burnie Golf Club.

The finals, which will be carried on ESPN, are scheduled Sept. 6-11 in Las Vegas. The winner will take home $35,000 from a total purse of $150,000. The entry fee is $30. For additional information, call Shirley Chen at (301) 564-9681.

Realty firm gives out copies of Bill of Rights, U.S. flags

Coldwell Banker Grempler Realty Inc. is giving out free American flags and copies of the Bill of Rights at its 20 branch offices in the Baltimore metropolitan area as part of the firm's "Celebrate America" promotion.

Flags and the Bill of Rights will be available at any Coldwell Banker office through September.

News in Brief

Alert Home Security has opened for business as an authorized ADT dealer at 211 Courtland Ave. in Towson. Scott Eisgrau is the firm's president and Ronald Klausner is vice president. Information: (410) 321-0220.

Maryland Builders Association elected as its 1996-1997 president Gary B. Blucher, construction director for Masonry Contractors Inc. of Manchester. Blucher is a past president of the Home Builders Association of Maryland. He succeeds Leslie Y. Marks of the Suburban Maryland Building Industry Association.

O'Conor, Piper & Flynn Realtors said sales associate Hope Koch sold $3 million in houses in May to help the Bel Air/Forest Hill office set a record of $10 million in sales for the month.

A sales associate with O'Conor for 18 months, Koch holds the Graduate Realtor Institute and Certified Residential Specialist designations from the Residential Sales Council of the Realtors National Marking Institute, an affiliate of the National Association of Realtors.

On the Move

Altieri Homes appointed John P. Shipley sales consultant for the community of Castle in the Woods in Ellicott City. Formerly with Hillmark Homes, Shipley is a 1987 graduate of Towson State University. He is a member of the Maryland Real Estate Association.

Builders 1st Choice named Diane Victor Perrott sales manager for the Pointe at Carroll Island in Middle River. The Baltimore County garage townhouse development is being built by Clarklein Development Co. Inc. Perrott previously held a similar position at Blevin's Claim in Carroll County.

Columbia National Inc. promoted Tom Hollerbach to senior vice president and named Jim Hunter vice president. As national builder services manager, Hollerbach will oversee the opening of builder services divisions in the company's 60 branch offices. Hunter will recruit and train loan officers. Both men previously served as loan officers with the Columbia-based firm.

Century 21 Kayhouse Realty Inc. appointed Don Adams manager of the Perry Hall firm. A Realtor for 17 years, Adams previously worked as a sales associate at O'Conor, Piper & Flynn Realtors.

Pub Date: 6/30/96

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