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By Greg Tasker and Greg Tasker,Staff writer | February 16, 1992
To live in Carroll County and not visit the community college is like "living in Paris and not going to the Eiffel Tower," says Michael L. Mason, a Westminster real estate broker.That's why Mason, who also serves on CCC's advisory board, has sponsored two get-to-know-the-college breakfasts. The first scrambled-eggs-and-ham affair catered to real estate agents. The second served brokers."I felt it was important for Realtors to know about the college,"Mason said during a breakfast in the college's executive board room last week.
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By Lisa Driscoll and The Baltimore Sun | October 5, 2014
After 13 years of experience in Maryland real estate, David Orso decided to use his skills to better equip those entering the housing market by writing a book. That this effort would also become a way to pay tribute to his wife was a heartbreaking coincidence. The book, "Step Inside: The Unfiltered Truth About Listing and Selling Your Home," reveals insider advice on finding the best agent, listing and pricing a home, roles of listing agents, and how to go from listed to sold smoothly.
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By Amy L. Miller and Amy L. Miller,Staff Writer | February 12, 1993
Honoring their current real estate agents and trying to recruit some more, Long and Foster sponsored a champagne breakfast at Wakefield Valley Golf Club yesterday morning."
BUSINESS
By Natalie Sherman, The Baltimore Sun | June 10, 2014
Like the sound of a Greek Revival mansion with an "amazing view"? Want to own a "piece of Baltimore history"? Willing to look beyond a "scarred exterior"? Baltimore Housing has launched a marketing campaign for a select group of so-called "eclectic" properties owned by the city, in an effort to highlight the value hidden in the sea of roughly 1,000 vacant buildings it has listed for sale. The 18 sites, drawn from across the city, include the 1838 Upton Mansion, two former schools, two firehouses, a brick warehouse, and a one-time library, as well as some vacant lots open for new construction and several blocks of rowhouses traditionally associated with the Vacants to Value program.
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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."
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By Lorraine Mirabella and Lorraine Mirabella,Staff Writer | December 24, 1993
Real estate agents who work the Baltimore metropolitan area -- from the toughest city neighborhoods to the most serene of suburbs -- know that showing empty homes to strangers can be risky business.Still, the beating death this week of a real estate agent while she was showing a house in Hunting Ridge jolted fellow sellers with a heightened awareness of how vulnerable they can be -- and has them rethinking the way they sell homes.Agents said the death of Lynne McCoy, a 57-year-old agent with O'Conor, Piper & Flynn in Columbia, would prompt them to take more precautions when showing properties.
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By Nancy Jones-Bonbrest and Nancy Jones-Bonbrest,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | June 15, 2003
David and Gillian Pommerehn of Canton knew they wanted to buy a home near Annapolis. But they didn't want to make a trip only to find another house for sale that didn't meet their needs. "My husband and I work long hours. So the idea of going down to look at another house that wasn't worthwhile just wasn't appealing to us," said Gillian Pommerehn. "You tend to get frustrated." So when their real estate agent, Shelley Smith, showed them a photograph of the outside of an Eastport home that had just come on the market, they were not overly impressed.
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By Michael Enright and Michael Enright,Special to The Sun | December 2, 1990
Few people in the real estate business will tell you that these are the brightest days of their careers but they are quick to point out some solid reasons why they are holding on.Relatively low interest rates, a large inventory of houses and the lucrative Baltimore-area real estate market -- these are market indicators that usually translate into a healthy business climate, real estate agents say."There really isn't any excuse except for mind-set," said Mary Bell Grempler, of Grempler Realty in Towson.
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By Monica Norton and Monica Norton,Evening Sun Staff | June 12, 1991
As officials in Anne Arundel County discuss redrawing school boundaries to save the government money, some homeowners may be wondering how the outcome might affect their own property values.Real estate agents and home sellers, even those without children in the public schools, have more than a passing interest in how school boundaries are drawn.Good schools aren't the only or even necessarily the main selling point in buying a new house. But they can be a significant motivator, agents say."
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By TaNoah V. Sterling and TaNoah V. Sterling,SUN STAFF | January 16, 1996
Sigrid Kingsbury and Sandy Saddler stuck pink flamingos and seashells in the snowdrifts near their office yesterday, broke out grills and lawn furniture and declared winter over -- at least from noon to 2 p.m.The managers at O'Conor, Piper & Flynn's Glen Burnie office threw the year's first "Downey Ocean" beach party on the brick sidewalk out front. They threw on shorts and sandals, spread out beach towels, grilled hot dogs and turned the radio up."We want to get people's mind off the snow," said Ms. Saddler, as she grilled the dogs and bopped to "I'm a Believer" by the Monkees.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | March 23, 2014
Eufrosyne Cavacos Breskow, a retired real estate sales agent and design gallery owner, died of stroke complications March 18 at Dove House in Westminster. The former Roland Park and Mount Vernon resident was 85. Born in Baltimore and raised in Hampden, she was the daughter of Constantine Cavacos and Pothiti Clentzos Cavacos. Her parents owned and operated a popular drugstore, soda fountain and candy store at Roland Avenue and 36th Street. As a young woman, she worked at the store and its marble-clad soda fountain.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | December 23, 2013
Ann N. Libov, whose career in real estate sales spanned more than 30 years, died Dec. 16 of multiple myeloma at her Pikesville home. She was 73. The daughter of a salesman and a homemaker, Ann Scheuer was born in Baltimore and raised on Fallstaff Road in Northwest Baltimore. She was a 1958 graduate of the Park School and earned a bachelor's degree in 1962 from what is now Towson University. After earning her real estate license, Mrs. Libov when to work for Fiola Blum Inc., a Northwest Baltimore real estate firm.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | December 16, 2013
Efie Robert Barnett, a retired real estate agent, died Sunday of respiratory failure at her Timonium home. She was 79. Efie Hadjiapostolou was born and raised in Athens, Greece, where she was also educated. She married Dr. Robert Barnett in Athens. "She met my father when he was an Air Force physician stationed in Athens," said a son, Dr. Robert Barnett who lives in Westminster. "They married in 1958 and came to Baltimore. Because people in Greece do not have middle names, she gave herself the middle name of Robert after she came here.
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AEGIS STAFF REPORT | November 18, 2013
The following Bel Air-area real estate professionals were recently honored by EXIT Realty Corp. International: • Gregory Vurganov, an agent with EXIT Preferred Realty in Bel Air, received the Silver Award which is given in recognition of achieving 50-plus closed transaction sides from July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013. • Matthew Smoot, an agent with EXIT Preferred Realty in Bel Air, received the Bronze Award which is given in recognition of achieving 25-plus closed transaction sides from July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013.
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By Michael Dresser, The Baltimore Sun | February 5, 2013
The House of Delegates voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to reprimand Del. Tony McConkey after the General Assembly's ethics committee found that he failed to disclose a conflict of interest and improperly pushed for legislation that would have made it easier for him to regain his suspended real estate license. The vote on the recommendation by the Joint Committee on Legislative Ethics was 127-3. McConkey, an Anne Arundel County Republican, was present in the chamber but did not vote.
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By Erin Cox and Michael Dresser and The Baltimore Sun | February 4, 2013
A legislative ethics committee on Monday recommended a reprimand for an Anne Arundel County lawmaker it said lobbied and voted for a measure that would make it easier for him to regain his real estate license. The committee's report found Republican Del. Tony McConkey failed to disclose a conflict of interest or abstain from voting when he should have. Aides said the House of Delegates is expected to address the report by the Joint Committee on Legislative Ethics on Tuesday. The report recommends House Speaker Michael E. Busch request a public apology to the House.
NEWS
By Greg Tasker and Greg Tasker,SUN STAFF | March 20, 1996
Carroll developers, real estate agents and building contractors overwhelmingly objected yesterday to a controversial measure to control growth, arguing that the proposal would hurt their businesses, mean layoffs and stifle the local economy.Greg Dorsey, president of the county chapter of the Home Builders Association, said the proposed ordinance, developed by a nationally known planning consultant, does not provide a solution to growth-related problems and ignores his industry's economic impact.
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By LAURA SULLIVAN and LAURA SULLIVAN,SUN STAFF | April 1, 1998
The state attorney general's office agreed yesterday to mediate an unusual complaint from the residents of a 20-year-old Pasadena subdivision who say the developers they bought their homes from lied to them.Residents say they were told that Mansion House Crossing, a dead-end road leading to a horse farm and wooded grove, would never become a thoroughfare. A little more than 10 years ago, the county cut through the farm and the woods to connect Mansion House to two main arteries on the peninsula, Mountain Road on one end and Duvall Highway on the other.
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