* American Properties Inc. recently donated $12,000 to the Muscular Dystrophy Association for patient care services and worldwide research program.
"American Properties is pleased to be able to serve our community by supporting the Muscular Dystrophy Association with a donation," said Susan J. Rettaliata, an associate broker and sales manager.
* The Steve Campbell Realty Co. announced that agent Janice B. West was named Local and National Realtist of the Year at the Realtist National Convention last month in Las Vegas.
* The New Homes Division of American Properties Inc. has been named to manage sales and marketing for Knudsen Homes of Howard County.
Michael Devine was appointed to sales manager for Knudsen Homes properties in Gray Rock Farm; his responsibilities will include sales for the completion of Phase 5 and the opening of Section 6 for Gray Rock Farm.
* Harkins Builders Inc. has signed a $2 million construction contract with the Baltimore Housing Authority to build a 41-unit elderly housing project at 4021-4029 Frederick Ave. in the Southwest Baltimore community of Irvington. * American Properties Inc. appointed Jayne Stevens sales consultant in the firm's New Homes Division.
* Douglas Homes, a Columbia-based homebuilder, appointed Mark Karukas sales manager for its Duntrachin Farm Estates community in Ellicott City.
* The Greater Baltimore Board of Realtors announced the following award winners for 1994: Brandon F. Gaines of the W.H.C. Wilson Co., Realtor of the Year; Maureen P. Flynn of O'Conor, Piper & Flynn, Distinguished Realtor Sales Associate of the Year, and Fred D. Godman of the Daily Record Co., Affiliate of the Year.
* Harkins Builders Inc. has been awarded the Associated Builders & Contractors of Metro Washington Award of Excellence in the institutional $3 million to $5 million category for the construction and renovation of the Lisner-Louise-Dickson Home at 5425 Western Ave. in Washington.
* Household Bank announced that Brian J. Rudick has joined the firm as a mortgage loan officer.
* The Prudential Preferred Properties appointed Janice A. Weisel corporate accounts representative for the Baltimore area.
* The Greater Baltimore Board of Realtors will sponsor the course, "The Law of Real Estate Disclosures: Recent Developments," tomorrow from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at its auditorium, 1501 W. Mount Royal Ave. Instructors for the course will be William F. Cassidy of Long & Foster Real Estate and Nancy E. Paige of Gordon, Feinblatt, Rothman, Hoffberger & Hollander.
Admission is $30 for members and $65 for nonmembers. Information: (410) 462-2500.
* Real Estate Trends will be the discussion topic of the Maryland chapter, Construction Financial Management Association, at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the Holiday Inn Timonium, 2004 Greenspring Drive. Call John Ward at 962-0500 for program details.
* The Greater Baltimore Board of Realtors will hold its annual convention Wednesday, Oct. 6, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Baltimore Convention Center and Festival Hall.
Admission is $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Information: (410) 462-2500.
* The Piney Orchard Community Center will hold its next breakfast meeting Wednesday, Oct. 13, at 8:30 a.m. The topic will be: "Recent Changes in Federal, State and Local Real Estate Laws."
Speakers will include Robert Cannon of Weinberg & Green; Fred Delavan of Blumenthal, Wayson, Offutt, Klos & Delavan; Jim Oliver of Ballard, Spahr, Andrews & Ingersoll; Leslie Romine of Linowes & Blocher; and David Thaler, president, D. S. Thaler & Associates.
The cost, which includes breakfast, is $15. Directions and reservations: (410) 730-9092.
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