July 28, 2002
The Preserve at Mount Hebron Ryland Homes has 18 homes remaining at its Ellicott City community, The Preserve at Mount Hebron. Standard features include brick fronts, 9-foot first-floor ceilings, hardwood foyers and garden baths with ceramic tile. Five floor plans are available. Base prices range between $438,000 and $490,000. The Shenandoah, the model, sells for $487,990 and features on the first floor a front porch and foyer, 13-by-11-foot living and dining rooms, an 18-by-19 family room, a 15-by-9 breakfast room and a kitchen, an 11-by-14 den, a bathroom, a utility closet and a two-car garage.
July 7, 2002
Masonry Homes has just opened its Hallie Hill Farm community of single-family homes. In Manchester, the community has 71 quarter- and half-acre lots, of which 14 have been released for sale. The community has public water and sewer systems and offers natural gas. Standard features include full basements, 10-year homeowners warranties, landscaped and seeded home sites as well as maintenance-free exteriors. The 10 floor plans range in size from 1,700 to 2,606 square feet. Base prices range from $210,700 to $256,600.
January 20, 2002
Glen Arbor North Pulte Homes has a sales center open and 12 home sites available at Glen Arbor North, a community of single-family homes in eastern Baltimore County. The Rosedale community is located near Gunpowder Falls State Park and is adjacent to Pine Valley Swim Club. The homes are on public water and sewer systems and come with gas heat and cooking. Lot sizes range up to one-quarter acre. Prices range from $234,990 to $269,990 for four floor plans. Pulte will begin construction on a model home, the Chaucer, in late spring.
November 19, 2001
Seminar on building farmers' markets set at county fairgrounds The state's county agricultural development specialists, including the Howard County Economic Development Authority, will sponsor a "Building Better Farmers' Markets Seminar" from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 13 at the Howard County Fairgrounds, West Friendship. Ann Harvey Yonkers, manager of American Farmland Trust's FreshFarm Markets in Washington and St. Michaels, will speak about "The Business of Farmers' Markets - What Works and Why?"
September 30, 2001
Grayson Homes has a sales center open and 11 home sites available at Cliveden Reach in Westminster. The community has a public water and sewer system and comes with gas heating and electric cooking, with optional gas cooking. Standard features include a library, two-car garage, full basement, gourmet kitchen, four bedrooms and 2 1/2 baths. The Browning model home, which will open in December, has a base price of $314,990 for 2,747 square feet. The first floor includes a foyer, 13-by-16-foot living room, 11-by-15 dining room, 11-by-15 kitchen, 11-by-12 breakfast area, 20-by-14 family room and 11-by-10 library.
August 9, 1999
Houses under construction filled with new refrigerators, microwaves and whirlpool tubs are attracting so many thieves in Baltimore County that police have stepped up patrols in construction areas.This year, Baltimore County police have reported 101 cases of burglaries at home construction sites, primarily in the high-growth areas of Owings Mills and White Marsh. That's 15 more incidents than the same period last year."It parallels the construction activity," said Bill Toohey, Baltimore County police spokesman.