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Industry Digest

May 31, 1998

Long & Foster, OPF rank among nation's busiest brokers

Long & Foster Real Estate Inc. was named the third largest broker in the country in 1997, and O'Conor, Piper & Flynn-ERA was the eighth largest, according to a survey by Real Trends, a newsletter that tracks and analyzes residential real estate.

The survey based its rankings on the number of transactions done by the firms. Long & Foster, based in Fairfax, Va., showed 44,612 transactions and OPF-ERA had 21,269 transactions.

NRT Inc., which purchased O'Conor, Piper & Flynn in February, was tops with 205,191 transactions. Coldwell Banker Grempler Realty Inc. in Towson was No. 79 and Champion Realty Inc. in Severna Park was No. 187.

'Essence' ranks Baltimore in top 10 for black families

Baltimore's small-town, Southern atmosphere, easy commute to Washington, Philadelphia and New York and large African-American population helped the city garner the No. 6 spot on Essence magazine's list of the top 10 cities for black families.

Essence also rated cities on median household income for blacks, unemployment rate, violent crime, school enrollment, median housing costs and health care.

The Top 10, according to Essence, are Charlotte, N.C.; Washington; Detroit; Philadelphia; Cleveland; Baltimore; Memphis; Chicago; Rochester, N.Y.; and San Francisco.

Tour today of Overlea, Lillian Holt Park

The Baltimore County Historical Trust is offering a tour of Overlea and Lillian Holt Park from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. today.

Part of the Baltimore County Recreation and Parks, Holt Park is on McCormick Avenue off Kenwood Road.

Visitors will learn about the architecture, neighborhoods and history of Overlea. The cost is $8 for BCHT members and $10 for nonmembers. Call 410-418-0965 for more information.

News in brief

Interstate Realty Management Co. announced that General Manager Richard J. White earned the Accredited Residential Manager designation from the Institute of Real Estate Management.

Long & Foster Real Estate Inc. said sales associate Ronnie Stevens of its Odenton office was awarded the Real Estate XTC Innovator designation by Realty Electronics Publishing.

O'Conor, Piper & Flynn-ERA reports that Joan Weigman, a sales associate with its Towson-South office, listed nearly $2 million in

new and resale properties in March.

On the Move

W. F. Chesley Real Estate Inc. said Dave Ingram and Randy Percy joined the Crofton firm as sales associates.

Moore, Warfield & Glick said Dorothy Childs joined the firm as a member of the Ocean Pines sales team.

Hansen Financial Corp. said Marsha M. Ames joined the Annapolis-based mortgage services company as a vice president. She previously was vice president of Homestead Mortgage Inc.

O'Conor, Piper & Flynn-ERA said Jodi Vanderford and Phil Solloway joined the company as sales associates in the BWI office.

Pub Date: 5/31/98

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