North Avenue Day to feature merchants' sale, mortgage 0...

Real Estate Digest

September 08, 1996

North Avenue Day to feature merchants' sale, mortgage 0) advice

Inner City Community Development Corp. and the Hilton-North Merchants Association are sponsoring North Avenue Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

A free housing seminar is scheduled at the Walbrook branch of the Enoch Pratt Free Library, 3201 W. North Ave. Topics will include getting started in the home buying process, reverse equity mortgages and rehabilitation/repair loans. Lenders will be present.

The West North Avenue merchants' sidewalk sale will take place in the 3100 block of West North Avenue.

Call (410) 225-2601 for more information.

New 'Fix-It-Yourself' book issued by Reader's Digest

Need some guidance replacing a shower head or re-weaving a chair seat? Getting ready to repair your CD player, computer or exercise machine? If the answer is yes, the Reader's Digest Association thinks it has just the book you need.

The book is the "New Fix-It-Yourself Manual: How to Repair, Clean, and Maintain Anything and Everything In and Around Your Home," a 488-page hardcover tome with 3,000 color photos and illustrations.

Reader's Digest first published its "homeowners' bible" in 1977 and has sold more than 5 million copies. "We didn't just update this book," said Managing Editor Mark Feirer. "We took the old book apart and rebuilt it from the ground up, expanding it in the process."

The new manual includes an introduction to fix-it tools and techniques, more information on repairing sports gear and plumbing, buying guidelines for equipment and appliances, and precautions and procedures to help avoid home emergencies.

Selling for $35, the volume should soon be available at local bookstores. It can be ordered by calling (800) 788-6262.

News in brief

Harkins Builders promoted Bill Brandt to superintendent and elevated Steve Coy to site manager. Chuck Leftridge, Michael Kunzie and David Baltz were named assistant site managers. The Silver Spring company said its president, Blase Cooke, is a finalist in the Greater Washington Entrepreneur of the Year Awards Program.

O'Conor, Piper & Flynn Realtors said Burton Lee, a sales agent in the firm's Westminster office, has been named chapter president of the Kiwanis Club of Greater Westminster. Lee represented his chapter at the Kiwanis International Convention in Salt Lake City earlier this summer.

First Town Mortgage Corp. said Dick Belman joined the firm as a loan officer in its Lutherville office. Belman comes from O'Conor, Piper & Flynn Realtors, where he once managed the Pikesville office after it merged with his own firm, Dick Belman Realtors.

The Mortgage Bankers Association of America named Rebecca Wood director of public affairs for the Washington-based group. Wood previously served as president of Realty World Advertising Fund Corp. Before that, she was director of marketing for Long & Foster Real Estate Inc.

O'Conor, Piper & Flynn Realtors said Deborah Agro joined its Bel Air/Forest Hill office as an associate broker.

The Ryland Group Inc. of Columbia appointed Ed Gold senior vice president of human relations. Gold previously worked for USF&G in Baltimore, the New York Daily News and Maxwell Communications in Greenwich, Conn. A member of the bar in New York, Connecticut and the District of Columbia, he is a certified senior professional in human resources.

Pub Date: 9/08/96

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