October 10, 2011
Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate has announced Marianne Ferguson, branch vice president at the company's Harford County Regional Office, recently was named the 2011-2012 president of the Harford County Association of Realtors. Ferguson has 21 years of real estate experience and brings leadership skills to the association, graduating from the Maryland Association of Realtors Leadership Academy in 2010 with the honor of receiving the prestigious W.H.C. Wilson Award. She has earned Graduate, Realtor Institute and Accredited Buyer's Representative Realtors designations, and has served as an officer and director with the Million Dollar Realtor Association of Harford County and Harford County Association of Realtor over the past several years.
July 27, 2011
President Fred Archer, Harford County Association of REALTORS® recently announced the 2011 REALTOR® of Year is Arletha (Candy) Myers associated with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Bel Air. The REALTOR® of the Year Award is bestowed upon the REALTOR® in the local association who exemplifies the model member through Real Estate Service to the Community, and the Local, State and National Associations. The purpose of the award is not to honor individuals as "super achievers"; rather it is intended to spotlight those individuals who exemplify the values and ethics of REALTORS®.
September 7, 2009
Edna J. Wolf, who worked in real estate sales for 30 years, died of cancer Aug. 29 at a daughter's Pikesville home. She was 77. Edna Jacobs was born and raised in Norfolk, Va., and moved to Washington in 1952. She attended Wheaton College in Norton, Mass., and earned a bachelor's degree in psychology from George Washington University in the 1970s. Since 1980, Ms. Jacobs had worked in real estate sales for Long & Foster in Washington. She had been honored by the Washington, D.C., Association of Realtors for her work and was an active member of the Greater Capital Area Association of Realtors.
August 30, 2009
It's one of the biggest unknowns bugging would-be buyers of houses and condos this summer: Will Congress let the $8,000 nonrepayable tax credit for first-time purchasers expire as scheduled about three months from now? Or will the credit get a second life and be extended for six to 12 months, taking pressure off buyers, real estate agents and settlement companies? That's an especially urgent matter if you're a buyer just starting to shop and you see entry-level prices bottoming out or rebounding.
August 13, 2009
Maryland was posting some of the steepest drops in home sales nationwide not long ago, but now it's among the gainers. Home sales from April to June were up 4.4 percent compared with a year ago, the ninth-biggest increase in the country, the National Association of Realtors said Wednesday. The trade group said sales increased about 15 percent from the previous three months, topping all but six other states and Washington, D.C. The numbers are adjusted to try to account for typical variations in buying from one season to the next.
December 24, 2008
Home sales declined sharply last month, and housing prices posted their deepest decline in four decades as a rapidly slowing economy discouraged many potential buyers from tip-toeing into the market. Sales of existing homes declined 8.6 percent last month, to a seasonally adjusted rate of 4.49 million, according to the National Association of Realtors, a trade association. The median price of a home fell 13 percent in November, to $181,300 from $208,000 a year ago. That was the lowest price since February 2004.