1.Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke attended the recent grand opening by Richmond American Homes at Homeland At East Village, where the company is completing a project started by another builder.
Richmond is building three different garage townhomes in the secured community, which is surrounded by a guardhouse and iron and chain-link fence. Richmond's 66 homes will complete the 120-home community.
Other standard features are two or three bedrooms, two full baths and one half-bath, fireplace in living room, smoke detector and sprinkler system, laundry room, front porch, one-car garage and unfinished basement with rough-in for optional powder room.
Also included in the base price are six-panel interior doors, walk-in master bedroom closet with "organizer shelves," gas heat and hot water, electric air conditioning and cooking, insulated vinyl windows and prewiring for cable TV and telephones.
Prices range from $133,900 for the 1,560-square-foot Chelsea to $139,900 for the 1,735-square-foot Kendall.
The model can be viewed from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. To visit Homeland, take Interstate 695 North toward Towson to Interstate 83 South. Take Northern Parkway east to a right on Charles Street and a left on Homeland to the sales office on the right.
*Builder: Richmond American Homes.
*Phone number: 433-2532.
*Developer: Loyola Federal Savings Bank.
*Base prices:Base prices: $133,900 to $139,900.
*Style:Style: Garage townhomes.
*Number of homes:Number of homes: 120.
*Lot sizes:Lot sizes: 20-by-70 feet to 40-by-70 feet.
*Square-footage:Square-footage: 1,560 to 1,735.
*Options:Options: Hardwood floors, ceramic floors, recreation room with fireplace, cathedral ceiling and soaking tub, double vanity and separate shower in master bath.
2.JSG Home Builders has opened a sales trailer at Longfield Estates, where the company is offering custom homes on 1- to 6-acre lots from $300,000 to $500,000. The houses range from 3,000 to 5,000 square feet.
Standard features include four to five bedrooms, fireplace, U-shaped kitchen with a work island and breakfast room, 8-by-8-foot first-floor laundry room, a split stairwell that leads to the kitchen or foyer, Andersen windows, a brick front, first-floor study and a 24-by-24-foot two-car garage.
While a model is under construction, buyers can visit a completed home nearby.
Located in Kingsville in Baltimore County, Longfield Estates has two fishing ponds, which will be stocked by the developer.
The JSG sales office at Longfield Estates is open from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. Take Belair Road north past Mount Vista Road to a left on Longfield Drive. Sales office is on the right.
*Builder: JSG Home Builders Inc.
*Phone number: 385-1351 or 592-4848 weekends.
*Developer: Longfield Estates Development Corp.
*Base prices: $300,000 to $450,000.
*Style: Traditional and Georgian Colonial.
*Number of homes: 43.
*Lot sizes: 1 to 6 acres
*Square-footage: 3,000 to 5,000.
*Options: Hardwood floors, all-brick additional fireplaces, deck, finished basement with powder room, den and recreation room, security system, central vacuum system and marble foyer.
3.J. A. Myers Homes is now building three- and four-bedroom homes in the newly opened third section of Hall Estates in Hanover, Pa.
The three- and four-bedroom houses come with wood decks, gas heat, central air conditioning and garages.
Located 40 miles from Baltimore, the houses start at $100,000. They are one mile from York County's Codorus State Park.
*Builder: J. A. Myers Homes.
*Phone number: (800) 368-9990.
*Developer: J. A. Myers.
*Base prices: $100,000 to $150,000.
*Style: Split-level, split-foyer, rancher and Colonial.
*Number of homes: 68.
*Lot sizes: One-quarter to one-third acre.
*Square-footage: 1,200 to 2,200.
*Options: Fireplaces, whirlpool tubs, cathedral ceilings, finished basement with full bath.
4.Lexington Homes opened a model for the Severn home on Oct. 23 at Constant Friendship in Abingdon in Harford County.
The Severn comes with four bedrooms, two full baths and one half-bath, a full front porch and a two-car garage.
Other standard features include an open foyer with hardwood floor, a sunken family room, a fireplace and a kitchen featuring Jenn-Air brand appliances.
The Severn can be viewed from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Take Interstate 95 North to Route 24 (Exit 77B). Make right on Singer Road and a right on Trallis Lane.
*Builder: Lexington Homes Inc.
*Phone number: 515-0555.
*Developer: Hess Development.
*Base prices: $157,400 to $194,200.
*Style: Two-story single-family.
*Number of homes: 210.
*Lot sizes: One-fifth and one-quarter acre.
*Square-footage: 1,900 to 2,800.
*Options: Bay windows, cathedral ceilings, whirlpool tub, finished lower level.
Please send notices of new models, new construction, or proposed developments to: New Homes, Real Estate section, The Sun, 501 N. Calvert St., Baltimore, Md. 21278, or fax to 783-2517.