Woodworking show runs Jan. 3 to Jan. 5 at state...

REAL ESTATE DIGEST

December 22, 1996

Woodworking show runs Jan. 3 to Jan. 5 at state fairgrounds

Would you like to learn to build a bookcase, carve a decoy or tune a hand plane? If the er is yes, you can do that and more at the Baltimore Woodworking Show which runs from Jan. 3 to Jan. 5 at the Maryland State Fair Exhibition Hall, 2200 York Road, Timonium.

The show will feature the latest in hand and power tools, machinery and supplies.

Twelve seminars feature such topics as "Router Techniques," "Bowl Turning" and "Woodworking on the Internet" and cost from $30 to $50. Seven free workshops are also offered.

Show hours are from noon to 7 p.m. on Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. The cost is $7 for adults. Children 12 and under are free.

Homebuyer workshop at Calvary Lutheran Jan. 13 and Jan. 20

Harbel Housing Partnership is sponsoring a free two-part homebuyer workshop at 6: 30 p.m. Jan. 13 and Jan. 20 at Calvary Lutheran Church, 2625 E. Northern Parkway.

Part one will cover housing affordability, credit, mortgages and Baltimore County's settlement expense loan program. The second session will provide information on working with a Realtor, contracts, settlement costs and home inspection.

Reservations and information: (410) 444-2100.

News in Brief

Century 21 Real Estate Corp. of Parsippany, N.J., signed a master franchise agreement with Seoul-based Sunchon Corp. for the development of franchised real estate offices in Korea. Other Century 21 franchise agreements are in place in Australia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, New Zealand and the Philippines.

Century 21 Forty West Inc. said Sue Zitzer won a third-quarter Gold Award as top producer in the office. Kenny Baker and Walter and Ellen Clayton earned Silver Awards. Sales achievement awards also went to Janice Kellner, Gaye Rittenhouse and Tim Shaw.

Crestar Bank recently hired four managers to develop a commercial section in its Maryland Region Real Estate Finance Group. They are: Vice President James R. Carlin Jr., formerly with First National Bank of Maryland; Vice President Ronald W. Huffman, formerly with Chase Manhattan Bank; Vice President Robert G. Jones, previously with NationsBank; and Assistant Vice President William M. Brandt Jr., from Citizens Bank.

O'Conor, Piper & Flynn Realtors said Jane Brown, a sales associate in the Eldersburg office, sold homes valued at more than $1 million in September. A 16-year veteran, Brown is also an associate broker.

On the move

First Town Mortgage Corp. hired loan officer Jim Kestle to head its Federal Housing Administration 203(k) Rehab Loan Division. Previously with First Preference Mortgage Co., Kestle will work out of First Town's Lutherville office.

O'Conor, Piper & Flynn Realtors appointed Richard Quickel manager of its Mount Airy office. He previously held a similar position with Long & Foster Real Estate Inc. Quickel is a member of the Association of Realtors in Carroll and Frederick counties.

O'Conor, Piper & Flynn Realtors said Carol Edwards joined the Bel Air/Forest Hill office as a sales associate. Edwards holds the Graduate Realtor Institute designation from the National Association of Realtors.

Suburban Capital Markets Inc. said Mark F. Monahan joined the Rockville firm as a financial analyst/underwriter in its commercial real estate finance program.

D. W. Taylor Associates Inc. said Kenneth F. Szpara and Jonathan P. Butts, formerly of SRD Architects, have joined the Ellicott City firm as architects.

Pub Date: 12/22/96

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