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Homebuilders offering programs through June

Maryland's homebuilders are offering public information programs and services throughout June, which Gov. William Donald Schaefer has proclaimed "New Homes Month."

On Tuesday, June 25, the Home Builders Association of Maryland will hold its annual homebuyers seminar, "Meeting the New Home Challenge."

The program, which features a panel of industry experts, will address such issues as choosing a builder, mortgage options and home warranties.

The seminar will be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the association headquarters, 1502 Woodlawn Drive in Baltimore.

The seminar is free, but reservations are needed. Call the association at 265-7400 to get more information, or to make reservations.

The association also offers "The New Home Buyers Guide" for free. To get a copy, call the association at 265-7400.


Schmoke to survey harbor walk's progress

Mayor Kurt Schmoke will join members of the Baltimore Harbor Endowment tomorrow at 11 a.m. to survey progress on the creation of a continuous waterfront promenade from South Baltimore to Canton.

The meeting will be held at Harris Creek Park, 2603 Boston St., and will include the dedication of the recently completed pedestrian bridge at Harris Creek Park.


Post and beam framing taught in Howard

A post and beam timber framing workshop sponsored by Craftwright of Woodsboro will be held in Howard County from July 22 to July 26.

The class is designed to provide hands-on experience to people who want to use traditional wood joinery to build a house quickly and relatively inexpensively. More information is available from Glenn James of Craftwright at 338-0959.


Homesteading group is awarded $50,000

The People's Homesteading Group of Baltimore has been awarded a $50,000 grant from the Goldseker Foundation to support its "sweat equity" program.

The program enables low-income families to become homeowners by investing their own labor to help renovate abandoned houses in Baltimore.

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