Homeownership workshop set for first-time...

Industry Digest

October 05, 1997

Homeownership workshop set for first-time buyers

Belair-Edison Housing Service is conducting a free three-part homeownership workshop for first-time buyers from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Oct. 15, Oct. 22 and Oct. 29 at LaFontaine Bleu Crystal Room, 3107 Erdman Ave.

The first workshop will cover credit, income, savings and determining how much house you can afford.

The second session will include such topics as finding an agent, selecting a home, the loan process, Baltimore's Settlement Expense Loan Program and other incentives for buying a first house.

Home inspections, house maintenance and foreclosure prevention will be discussed during the final class.

Participants will receive a certificate for each workshop they attend. Free one-on-one counseling will be available. Reservations and information: 410-485-8422.

Landscapers group presents certificates to technicians

The Landscape Contractors Association of Maryland, D.C. and Virginia recently presented the Certified Landscape Technician designation to candidates who successfully completed an examination at the Agricultural History Farm Park in Derwood.

Certificates for installation went to: Brian Dahl, Treemasters, Fulton; Joel Hafner, Fine Earth Landscape Inc., Poolesville; Matthew O'Brien, Spring Gardens Inc., Ijamsville; and Matthew C. Guthrie and Brian E. Hoffman, Chapel Valley Landscape Co., Woodbine.

Earning maintenance certification were: Anthony W. Bishop and Kevin Linton, Rupert Landscape Co., Ashton; James M. Johnson, Ruppert, Forestville; Kevin Peck, The Brickman Group Limited, Baltimore; and Douglas S. Phelan, Maxalea Nurseries, Baltimore.

News in brief

Century 21 Rosendale Realty said Mary L. Pierson, its owner and broker, received the William B. Friis Outstanding Business Person of the Year award from the Kent Island Rotary Club. Pierson was cited for her "dedicated concern and leadership to our local community."

Coldwell Banker Grempler Realty said its Festival at Bel Air office was among the firm's top five in Maryland for listings sold, buyer-controlled sales, closed-revenue units and gross commission income for the first quarter of 1997.

O'Conor, Piper & Flynn Realtors said Bruce Whitcomb, a sales associate with the Frederick office, received a Merit Award from the Frederick County Association of Realtors "for his excellent and professional service to the Frederick real estate market."

On the move

Foundation Properties of Timonium named Timothy L. Bishop director of acquisition and development. Bishop previously served as land acquisition manager for the Baltimore division of Pulte Home Corp. He has a master's degree in business administration and finance from Loyola College.

International Mortgage Acquisition Corp., a new wholesale mortgage lender based in the Lutherville area, said Theresa Draper, Theresa Leilich and Kathy Schmidt joined the firm from Crossland Mortgage Corp.

Pub Date: 10/05/97

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