Homeownership workshop to be held in ColumbiaThe...

Industry Digest

October 19, 1997

Homeownership workshop to be held in Columbia

The Affordable Housing Alliance Inc. and Norwest Mortgage are presenting a free homeownership workshop from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 8 at 10320 Little Patuxent Parkway in Columbia.

The workshop is designed to provide potential homebuyers information on the entire process, from budgeting for the down payment to finding a home to obtaining a mortgage, according to Alliance Chairman William A. Ross Sr.

Workshop participants will be able to register for confidential homeownership and credit counseling sessions at the Affordable Housing Center. For more information, call the Alliance at 410-995-5815 or 800-592-7780.

Md.'s first co-housing community to offer tour

Liberty Village, Maryland's first co-housing community, is holding an orientation and tour of the 27-acre site at 2 p.m. today at 12301 Liberty Road in Libertytown.

In a co-housing development, individuals own their homes but share the grounds and facilities, such as a clubhouse, workshops, child-care facility, dining room and garden plots.

Soup and salad will be served at 1 p.m. and free child care is provided. For more information and directions, call 410-366-5109 or 301-662-3218.

Home-buying workshop slated for Perry Hall

Harbel Housing Partnership is sponsoring a free home-buying workshop from 6: 30 p.m. to 8: 30 p.m. Oct. 28 at the Perry Hall Library, 9400 Belair Road.

Workshop topics include housing affordability, credit, mortgage programs, contracts and home inspection. Information also will be provided on Baltimore County's Settlement Expense Loan Program.

For information or a reservation, call Harbel at 410-444-2100.

News in brief

W. F. Chesley Real Estate said Virginia Stearn and Cherylann Johnson earned the accredited buyer representative designation from the National Association of Realtors.

Coldwell Banker Grempler Realty said Ann Mangels has been awarded the accredited buyer representative designation from the National Association of Realtors.

Long & Foster Real Estate Inc. reports September home sales of $714,143,444 on 4,128 properties sold, a 20 percent increase from the $594,043,568 for the same period in 1996. The firm's sales in the Baltimore region were up 18 percent from $108,750,950 last year to $128,019,907 this September. The largest September gain was in Southern Maryland, where sales rose from $42,853,950 to $58,478,807, a 36 percent increase.

The Pinnacle Real Estate Co. said Craig E. Hyatt passed the Maryland Real Estate Brokers exam and is now an associate broker with the firm. Regional Homes named Hyatt sales and marketing director for Brushwood, a new community of single-family homes in Owings Mills.

On the move

Coldwell Banker Grempler Realty said Sandy Volpe, Jamie Doss, Leslea Knauff, Dale Boch, Judy Adkinson and Nancy Hutchinson joined its Timonium office as sales associates.

Coldwell Banker Grempler Realty said Gladys Williams and Jan Norris, formerly with Sid Williams Realty, joined the Joppatowne office as sales associates.

O'Conor, Piper & Flynn Realtors said Regina Crabb joined the firm as a sales associate in its Bel Air/Forest Hill office.

Pub Date: 10/19/97

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