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INDUSTRY WATCH

February 13, 2000

Bob Ward office to become part of OPF ERA

ERA Bob Ward Realty Inc. of Bel Air will become part of O'Conor, Piper & Flynn ERA, said OPF's parent company, NRT Mid-Atlantic.

Bob Ward Realty will combine with OPF's Bel Air/Abingdon office, which will continue to be headed by manager Paulette Shaduck . Phil Drost , head of Bob Ward Realty's residential broker operations, will develop and manage an industrial/commercial group for OPF.

"By combining the resources of these two firms, we are in an even stronger position to offer our clients the highest level of professionalism and the most comprehensive home ownership services possible," said James P. O'Conor, OPF founder and president of NRT Mid-Atlantic.

News in Brief

Craftstar Homes, which has a presence in Anne Arundel County, said it recently received the Best in American Living Award from Professional Builder magazine and the National Association of Home Builders. The award was presented in the category of "Best Attached Home, Nine and Over Units Per Acre" for Craftstar's Georgetown model at Cameron Station in Alexandria, Va.

Future residential construction contracts in Maryland were down in December, according to the F. W. Dodge Division of the McGraw-Hill Cos., which produces Dodge Reports and Sweet's Catalog Files. December 1999 contracts fell 35 percent to $1.75 million from $2.7 million in December 1998.

Year-to-date contracts are also lagging behind last year's figures. Future contracts for residential construction are down 9 percent this year to $2.91 million from $3.19 million at this time last year.

Long & Foster Real Estate Inc. said the following agents were the top producers in their offices for December: Priscilla Carlson, Columbia, $912,864; Jackie Vaughn of Columbia/Broken Land, $778,000; Jim Bimstefer, Ellicott City, $1.15 million; Mark Glannon, Eldersburg, $1.67 million; John Parkent, Hampstead, $1.29 million; Stephanie Myers, Taneytown, $98,900; Bruce D'Anthony, Westminister, $380,000; Nan Miller, Annapolis, $1.28 million; Joyce Roper, Annapolis downtown, $944,045; Bob Sinclair, Crofton, $2.42 million; Susan Reed, Deale, $394,900; and Peggy Stancavage, Severna Park, $1.37 million.

Champion Realty Inc. of Severna Park said it has acquired Choptank Realty Inc. of Denton.

On the Move

Alliance Mortgage Funding Inc. announced that Jeannette Stancill , formerly with Columbia National, has joined its Hunt Valley office as a residential mortgage loan officer.

Long & Foster Real Estate Inc. said Scott and Christina Bloom have joined its Pasadena/Glen Burnie office as sales associates.

Long & Foster Real Estate Inc. said Jenn Fefel has joined the company as a sales associate in its Pasadena/Glen Burnie office.

Calendar

Tuesday: The Greater Baltimore Board of Realtors will hold the course "Working with Low and Moderate Income Buyers" from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at its office in Lutherville. Cost for members is $30 preregistered, $35 at door; nonmembers, $60 preregistered, $65 at door. Call: 410-337-7200.

Tuesday: Long & Foster Real Estate Inc. will hold a free career night at the following times and locations: 5: 30 p.m., Ellicott City office, 9171 Baltimore National Pike, 410-418-8112; 6: 30 p.m., Severna Park office, 568A Governor Ritchie Highway, 410-544-4000; 6: 30 p.m., Fort Meade/Odenton office, 1566 Annapolis Road, 301-621-9676; 6: 30 p.m., Pasadena office, 4100D Mountain Road, 410-437-9000 or 410-768-2100; 6: 30 p.m., Towson/Lutherville office, 1615 York Road, 410-583-9400; and 7 p.m., Perry Hall office, 8712 Belair Road, 410-529-1900, Ext. 203.

Thursday: The NAACP and Bank of America will offer a free homebuyer workshop from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at NAACP headquarters, 4805 Mount Hope Drive. Call: 410-602-9300 or 877-NAACP98.

Thursday: Long & Foster Real Estate Inc. will hold a free career night at 7 p.m. at its Greenspring office, 10801 Tony Drive in Lutherville. Call: 410-583-5700.

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