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By Lorraine Mirabella and Lorraine Mirabella,SUN STAFF | August 15, 1996
O'Conor Piper & Flynn Realtors, the Baltimore area's largest realty firm, expects to double its size in Howard County today when it acquires a Columbia-based competitor.In the biggest merger for the independently owned company in more than a decade, OPF will buy the assets of 10-year-old American Properties Inc. -- Howard County's largest independent real estate company -- and take over offices in Columbia and Ellicott City and in Eldersburg in Carroll County, James P. O'Conor, OPF chairman, said yesterday.
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March 30, 1995
American Properties real estate agency movingAmerican Properties, a Howard County-based real estate agency, will move next month to the Amdahl Building, 10420 Little Patuxent Parkway in Columbia.Orion Homes I Corp., a subsidiary of Laurel-based Orion Construction, recently increased its ownership in American Properties by acquiring the remaining shares held by Don Reuwer, founder and chief executive of American Properties.Paul Duncan, president of American Properties, and DeKermu Nushann, senior vice president at American Properties and Orion Construction, made the announcement.
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By Lorraine Mirabella and Lorraine Mirabella,SUN STAFF | August 15, 1996
O'Conor Piper & Flynn Realtors, the Baltimore area's largest realty firm, expects to double its size in Howard County today when it acquires a Columbia-based competitor.In the biggest merger for the independently owned company in more than a decade, OPF will buy the assets of 10-year-old American Properties Inc. -- Howard County's largest independent real estate company -- and take over offices in Columbia and Ellicott City and in Eldersburg in Carroll County, James P. O'Conor, OPF chairman, said yesterday.
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December 23, 1993
American Properties announces donationsColumbia-based American Properties has announced donations to six social programs, many with Howard County connections.The money was generated through a fund of donations from real estate settlements that were matched by American Properties.The donations were allocated to the Therapeutic Riding and Recreation Center in Lisbon, $1,100; the Foreign Information Referral Network, $1,100; Help the Kids, $1,100 for children's programs in Howard County; the Howard County School of Technology, $1,100; Special Olympics, $300 and more than 60 gifts were given to families in Howard County through the Salvation Army.
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July 22, 1993
Bank earnings rise for first half of 1993Taneytown Bank and Trust reported a net income of $987,998, or $1.51 per share, for the first six months of 1993.During the same period in 1992, the bank had earnings of $981,641, or 62 cents per share.Company officials attributed this year's performance to interest income, as loans grew approximately 17 percent from June 30, 1992. The bank also received more income from servicing and selling residential mortgages during this period.As of June 30, the bank's assets totaled $181,742,852.
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December 9, 1993
American Properties adds new associatesAmerican Properties has announced the appointment of three sales associates to the company's Ellicott City office.Ted Bosse IV and Debbie Bosse have joined American Properties as real estate agents with responsibilities in the areas of new home sales, re-sales and the location and sales of individual sites for custom building.Ann Marie Freter will be a real estate agent specializing in home sales.Mecca is director of information servicesRosemarie Mecca has been named director of health information services for Allied Signal Technical Services Corp.
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By Ed Heard and Ed Heard,Staff Writer | January 9, 1994
The rape and slaying of a 57-year-old Columbia-based real estate agent in West Baltimore on Dec. 21 has county realty firms re-evaluating safety and turning to police for advice."
BUSINESS
September 26, 1993
* American Properties Inc. recently donated $12,000 to the Muscular Dystrophy Association for patient care services and worldwide research program."American Properties is pleased to be able to serve our community by supporting the Muscular Dystrophy Association with a donation," said Susan J. Rettaliata, an associate broker and sales manager.* The Steve Campbell Realty Co. announced that agent Janice B. West was named Local and National Realtist of the Year at the Realtist National Convention last month in Las Vegas.
NEWS
August 12, 1993
Elkridge National posts higher earningsElkridge National Bank Financial Corp. has announced a net income of $412,000, or $1.57 a share, for the second quarter of 1993.The earnings are higher than reported for the corresponding quarter of 1992, which was $251,000 or 97 cents a share.Veribac, a bank rating service, recognized Elkridge National Bank as a blue-ribbon bank for the first quarter of 1993.ATSC is awarded $632,000 Navy jobAlliedSignal Technical Services Corp. (ATSC) of Columbia was awarded a $632,000 contract with options from the Navy's Naval Electronic Systems Engineering Activity for support of the Fleet Area Control and Surveillance Facility at St. Inigoes.
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December 24, 1995
Martin new president of Howard RealtorsFrank J. Martin III of Real Estate Innovations was installed as the 1995-96 president of the Howard County Association of Realtors at the group's recent election breakfast meeting at Turf Valley Country Club.In addition to installing officers, the association honored Concetta Corriere of RE/MAX Columbia as its 1995 Realtor of the Year and Shirley Fleming of O'Conor, Piper & Flynn Columbia as Distinguished Sales Associate of the Year.Formerly president and general manager of Orion Homes, Mr. Martin holds the designations of National Certified New Homes Sales Professional, Certified Residential Specialist and Member of the Institute of Residential Marketing.
BUSINESS
April 16, 1995
Belair-Edison group holding open houseThe Belair-Edison Housing Service is holding its third annual Community Open House from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 30, at 3412 Belair Road.More than 75 homes with prices ranging from $50,000 to $80,000 will be open for viewing. Prospective buyers can get maps and information on the houses at the Belair-Edison Housing Service.Home seekers will also have an opportunity to meet community residents, enjoy refreshments and receive a $75 coupon which can be applied toward the cost of their real estate appraisal.
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March 30, 1995
American Properties real estate agency movingAmerican Properties, a Howard County-based real estate agency, will move next month to the Amdahl Building, 10420 Little Patuxent Parkway in Columbia.Orion Homes I Corp., a subsidiary of Laurel-based Orion Construction, recently increased its ownership in American Properties by acquiring the remaining shares held by Don Reuwer, founder and chief executive of American Properties.Paul Duncan, president of American Properties, and DeKermu Nushann, senior vice president at American Properties and Orion Construction, made the announcement.
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September 29, 1994
Mitchell goes to work for Long and FosterCarroll County resident Kerry R. Mitchell has become a sales associate for the Hampstead Long and Foster Realtors office.Ms. Mitchell, who has lived in the county about 18 months with her husband and son, will specialize in Carroll and Baltimore county properties.Before beginning a career in real estate, Ms. Mitchell worked for 12 years as an executive recruiter in the Baltimore computer industry and owned a company for nine years. She attended the University of South Western Louisiana, majoring in pre-veterinary science.
BUSINESS
September 18, 1994
Three are honored by Realtors boardThe Greater Baltimore Board of Realtors has named Nancy C. Hubble, of W. H. C. Wilson Co., Realtor of the Year; Wanda Nesbitt, of O'Conor, Piper & Flynn, Distinguished Realtor Sales Associate of the Year; and Charles R. Maykrantz, of First National Mortgage Corp., Affiliate of the Year.Mrs. Hubble is president of the Baltimore group. She has also served as vice president of the Baltimore Chapter of the %J Women's Council of Realtors and as First District vice president for the Maryland Association of Realtors.
BUSINESS
July 3, 1994
* Caretakers of America, a national firm that provides house sitters for vacant properties while they are being sold, recently opened an office at 3060 Mitchellville Road in Bowie. The franchise will serve southern Pennsylvania and all of Maryland except Montgomery County.Caretakers interviews and checks the background and employment of prospective home sitters before they can join the program. Once accepted, caretakers sign a contract agreeing to pay for minor repairs, homeowner association fees, trash collection and utilities.
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By Edward Gunts and Edward Gunts,Staff Writer | February 21, 1993
Summit Properties wins major awardsSummit Properties of Baltimore and Charlotte, N.C., won three national awards this year in the "Pillars of the Industry" competition conducted by the National Association of Home Builders.At a banquet Friday during the home builders' annual convention in Las Vegas, Summit's property management arm, Summit Management Co., was named "Property Management Co. of the Year."Summit's 196-unit Waterloo Place apartment complex in Mount Vernon received the Best Midrise Apartments award, and its 202-unit Ashton Woods Apartments in Howard County received the Best Garden Apartments award.
BUSINESS
April 16, 1995
Belair-Edison group holding open houseThe Belair-Edison Housing Service is holding its third annual Community Open House from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 30, at 3412 Belair Road.More than 75 homes with prices ranging from $50,000 to $80,000 will be open for viewing. Prospective buyers can get maps and information on the houses at the Belair-Edison Housing Service.Home seekers will also have an opportunity to meet community residents, enjoy refreshments and receive a $75 coupon which can be applied toward the cost of their real estate appraisal.
NEWS
By Ed Heard and Ed Heard,Staff Writer | January 9, 1994
The rape and slaying of a 57-year-old Columbia-based real estate agent in West Baltimore on Dec. 21 has county realty firms re-evaluating safety and turning to police for advice."
NEWS
December 23, 1993
American Properties announces donationsColumbia-based American Properties has announced donations to six social programs, many with Howard County connections.The money was generated through a fund of donations from real estate settlements that were matched by American Properties.The donations were allocated to the Therapeutic Riding and Recreation Center in Lisbon, $1,100; the Foreign Information Referral Network, $1,100; Help the Kids, $1,100 for children's programs in Howard County; the Howard County School of Technology, $1,100; Special Olympics, $300 and more than 60 gifts were given to families in Howard County through the Salvation Army.
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