Brokers in Towson, Ruxton merge to create Latshaw & Zink Realtors


Latshaw & Co. of Towson and D. H. Zink & Co. of Ruxton have merged to form Latshaw & Zink Realtors.

Real estate broker Robert Latshaw said that his new partner, David Zink, has 13 years of real estate service and will help the operation in the area of residential realty.

Also joining the firm from the Zink company are Thomas Miller, Elizabeth Scruggs and Richard Barroll. The new firm is located in the Fairmount Green Building at 600 Fairmount Ave. in Towson.


American Brokerage, formerly located at 6319 Windsor Mill Road Woodlawn, has merged with Imperial Real Estate Inc.

Former American Brokerage head Fred Abramson and associates Leonard Berman, Michael Keane and David Fritz are joining Imperial as sales associates and consultants, according to Imperial President Don Freedman. Their combined offices will be in the Village of Cross Keys.


The Johns Hopkins University will have a dedication ceremony Tuesday for the Jean R. and Allan L. Berman Auditorium, a 222-seat meeting hall that Hopkins has added to its Downtown Center at Charles and Saratoga streets.

Ziger, Hoopes and Snead was the architect for the project, which was completed within the shell of the old Tower Theatre. Hopkins' School of Continuing Studies also has built new offices and meeting rooms above the Berman Auditorium, which is available for lease to community groups and others seeking downtown meeting space.


Soviet immigrants who are interested in buying a home may attend a home-buying seminar presented in Russian today from 10 a.m. to noon at the Beth Isaac/Adath Israel Synagogue, 4398 Crestheights Road in Milbrook.

Comprehensive Housing Assistance Inc. (CHAI) -- the housing, planning and community development agency of The Associated, the Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore -- is sponsoring the seminar to give participants a chance to learn about the steps involved in buying and selling a home, the variety of mortgage programs, and the process of settlement and closing.

RF More information is available by calling Ruth Strauss at 466-1990.


Another free homebuyers' seminar, this one in English, will be held Thursday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Anne Arundel County Association of Realtors building, 555 Benfield Road in Severna Park.

Topics to be covered include: the advantages of buying vs. renting, tax benefits of homeownership, building equity, planning your purchase, financial qualifications and providing retirement security.

The seminar is part of the Maryland Association of Realtors' "Do It Now" homebuying campaign.


The Maryland National Community Development Corp., a wholly owned subsidiary of Maryland National Bank, has invested in a partnership that will own and operate 60 moderately priced rental housing units on scattered sites in Montgomery County.

The development corporation committed more than $3.4 million to the Montgomery Homes Limited Partnership IV to carry out the project. It is the third project that the development corporation has participated in with the county's Housing Opportunities Commission.


Around the region:

* Maryland's Department of Housing and Community Development has lent $1,010,374 to rehabilitate a 24-unit midrise apartment building at 2200 Park Ave. in Reservoir Hill. Baltimore's Department of Housing and Community Develop

ment loaned another $177,500 for the project.

The Baltimore Corporation for Housing Partnerships is renovating the building, which will be called the White Park Co-operative Apartments. Apollo Inc. is the construction manager, and BHP/Home Construction Corp. is the builder. Work is slated to begin this month and end by early 1992.

* Gilligan Homes, a Severna Park-based homebuilder, was named 1990 Builder of the Year by the Home Owners Warranty Council of the Suburban Maryland Builders Industry Association.

* The National Association of Home Builders National Sales and Marketing Council presented its Gold Million Dollar Circle Award to Doug Magill, regional manager of Long & Foster's New Homes/Condominium division. Mr. Magill's staff had a sales volume of $24.4 million in 1990.

* Jane Cronk has joined Gilbert D. Marsiglia & Co. Inc. as a sales associate.

* Harkins Builders has donated its annual employee contribution to Children's Hospital. A total of $2,690 was donated to the hospital, with half coming from the pockets of Harkins employees and the other half representing a match from the firm.

* College Park, Hagerstown, Ellicott City, Gaithersburg and Pocomoke City have each been designated a "Maryland Main Street Community" by Gov. William Donald Schaefer.

The designation recognizes communities that have % demonstrated a commitment to revitalization, and each community receives $5,000 from the state's Department of Housing and Community Development.

* Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke and Housing Commissioner Robert Hearn presided over the recent reopening of the Druid Hill YMCA at 1609 Druid Hill Ave.

The facility's extensive renovations were funded in part through funds from the city housing department's Neighborhood Incentive Program.

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