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Industry Digest

October 12, 1997

Open house features more than 30 homes

Neighborhood Housing Services of Irvington and Crestar Bank are holding an open house from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. today with more than 30 homes in seven neighborhoods available for inspection.

Prospective homebuyers can stop by the NHS office at 4107 Frederick Ave. for a list of addresses, gifts and door prizes, refreshments and a chance to meet with professional housing counselors.

Community representatives from Allendale, Carroll, Irvington, St. Joseph's, Tremont, Uplands and Yale Heights will be on hand to welcome those who come to tour their neighborhoods.

Neighborhood Housing Services is a private, nonprofit neighborhood revitalization organization offering counseling, below-market financing and rehabilitation services.

Moore, Warfield and Glick establishes Web site

Moore, Warfield and Glick Realtors, an independent agency with offices in Ocean City, Ocean Pines, Fenwick Island and Bethany Beach, has established an Internet Web site containing properties that the firm is marketing: http: //

The site contains information on more than 1,000 houses and condominiums. Users can search by state, city, price range, type of property, number of bedrooms or amenities.

Photographs are included in the database which is updated each week. For additional information on homes listed on the Web site, call 800-289-2822 or send e-mail to

Homeownership counseling course is offered

The Maryland Center for Community Development is conducting a homeownership counseling training course from 9 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m. Oct. 20 through Oct. 24 at the Gateway Building, 6751 Gateway Drive, Columbia.

The $400 fee covers four days of training, a certification exam on the final day and lunch Monday through Thursday.

Course topics include counseling skills, record keeping, the house-buying process, understanding a credit report, the mortgage process, the role of the real estate professional, government owned property, negotiating the contract, the closing, home inspection, special needs populations and default and delinquency counseling.

News in brief

Benchmark Title LLC said Terry O. Stafford, its director of marketing, has been selected to serve on the National Auction Committee of the National Association of Realtors for 1998. Stafford is the 1997-1998 state secretary of the Maryland Chapter of the Women's Council of Realtors. She can be heard weekly on Have Gavel Will Travel, a radio talk show Sundays on WCBM-AM 680 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Janie Lee Buyer's Realty, of Parkville said broker Janie Lee received the Certified Exclusive Buyer Agents designation during a recent Washington meeting of the National Association of Exclusive Buyer Agents.

Schmidbauer Realty has moved from its Overlea office at 6711 Belair Road to 9431 Belair Road, across from the Perry Hall library. William O. Schmidbauer is the broker owner of the firm, which also has an office at 434 Eastern Blvd. in Essex.

On the move

The Enterprise Foundation appointed Bennett L. Hecht vice president of program services for the Columbia-based charity founded in 1982 by the late James W. Rouse. Hecht joined the foundation in July 1996 as director of housing services. Before that, he was director of a national housing and community development project at the National Center for Tenant Ownership at Georgetown University Law Center in Washington. A certified public accountant, Hecht has degrees from the Uni- versity of Maryland and Georgetown University Law Center.

King Construction Inc. named Douglas L. Colonell president of the Ruxton-based commercial construction company. Colonell is also president of CTI Wireless Construction, a King subsidiary in Gaithersburg.

Manekin Corp., a full-service real estate company, promoted Lynn E. Abeshouse to vice president of sales and marketing for its Baltimore office. Abeshouse has a bachelor's degree in retail management from the University of Illinois. She is a member of the board at Sinai Health System and the Levindale Hebrew Geriatric Hospital.

Residential Title & Escrow Co. of Maryland named Peggy A. Rhodes vice president of marketing. Rhodes spent 25 years with Loyola Federal Savings and Loan. She was named Realtor of the Year by the Greater Baltimore Board of Realtors in 1989.

Pub Date: 10/12/97

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