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Grand-prize winner will get a new home

Step into a Wendy's Old-Fashioned Hamburgers for a value meal or a 20-ounce drink during the next three weeks and you could walk out with a new home.

That's the grand prize in a national program sponsored by Wendy's, Coca-Cola and Century 21 Real Estate Corp.

From now until September 25th, the "Everyday Value Instant Pay-Off Promotion" will feature 20-ounce cups with peel-off game pieces with prizes ranging from up to $200,000 toward the purchase of a home to a free burger, fries or frosty from Wendy's.

Ten each first through fifth prizes will be awarded. They include $9,000 for mortgage or rent payment for one year, $2,200 toward your car note, $1,900 for utility bills, $1,100 for gas and $350 for long-distance phone calls.

Century 21 Forty West in Ellicott City is distributing 10,000 Wendy's discount coupons in the Greater Baltimore area.

Melrose Castle goes on the block Sept. 14

Melrose Castle, sitting on 50 secluded acres near Warrenton, Va., will be sold at auction Sept. 14 by Express Auctions of Baltimore.

Built circa 1854, the castle is listed in the state's Landmarks Register as "among Virginia's most important expressions of the castellated mode of the mid-19th century Gothic revival."

Appraised at more than $2 million, the property includes a large stream, barn and kennels. The Casanova Hunt is held on its equestrian trails each fall.

The restored castle has a formal living room, family living room, dining room, kitchen, office, study, two powder rooms, a servants' sitting room, a full bath and a screened flagstone porch on the first floor.

Three staircases lead to the second floor, which has seven bedrooms and five full baths. The master bedroom, created from three bedrooms, has two fireplaces and multiple closets. The master bath features two sinks, a whirlpool tub, a shower, walk-in closet and fireplace.

For more information, contact Larry Makowski at (410) 243-9999.


* Ardo Contracting Inc. of Columbia won a merit award in the Renaissance '95 competition sponsored by Remodeling magazine and the Remodelers Council of the National Association of Home Builders. Ardo's "Patton Bath and Porch" project will be included in the November issue of Remodeling.

* Baltimore Chapter 21 of the American Society of Professional Estimators elected Earl T. Rosenow of E. T. Rosenow Construction Services Co. president for the 1995-96 term. Other officers: Eugene Taylor, E. Taylor Estimating Services, first vice president; Monte L. Bordner, Bordner's Construction Consulting & Estimating, second vice president; David H. Glenn, D. H. Fewster Painting, third vice president; Steven L. Snyder, MacKenzie/O'Conor, Piper & Flynn, secretary; and Douglas W. Eder, Oak Construction Corp., treasurer.

New directors are Joseph A. Sweigard Jr., J. A. Sweigard Jr. Estimating Services; Roy E. Sanders, R. E. Sanders Mechanical Estimating Services; Eugene S. Lambertson, E. S. Lambertson Company; and Erle W. Howard Jr., Electrical Estimating Services.

* Baltimore Housing Partnership, a citywide nonprofit housing development company, said founding Executive Director Patricia A. Massey is leaving Sept. 30 to become vice president of development for Roizman Development Inc., a real estate development and management firm headquartered in Norristown, Pa. Ms. Massey has been with BHP since early 1984.

* Bozzuto Homes has opened a sales center at Amber Ridge in the Milestone development in Germantown in Montgomery County where 67 townhouses and 76 condominiums will be built. The planned community will include parks, playing fields and a wetlands preserve that is home to more than 100 species of plants and animals.

* Guaranteed Title & Escrow Company has opened for business in association with the law offices of Myles L. Lichtenberg. A residential and commercial real estate settlement company, the new firm has offices in Owings Mills and Columbia.

* JME Consulting Inc. said its president, Joan M. Eisenberg, was elected chairwoman of the board of governors of the Society of Kitchen and Bathroom Designers of the National Kitchen and Bath Association during the group's recent meeting in San Francisco. She will take office in January 1996.

A certified kitchen and bathroom designer, Ms. Eisenberg will be featured in the fall issue of Woman's Day Kitchens & Baths magazine, which selected her to lead the team that created the 1995 Design Idea Center project displayed at the NKBA exposition earlier this summer in New Orleans.

* Long & Foster Real Estate Inc. received a Gold Circle Award from the PHH Real Estate Network for generating the most referral closings in 1994 for the national relocation referral group. PHH has more than 450 real estate firms.

* Neighborhood Housing Services of Baltimore Inc. named Elizabeth M. Wright chairwoman of its board of directors and Ellen M. Casale as the board member representing the state of Maryland.

Senior vice president of First Mariner Bank, Ms. Wright previously chaired NHS' operations committee. Ms. Casale is the assistant secretary for neighborhood revitalization in the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development.

* The Property Tax Assessments Appeals Board for Baltimore has a new member. She is Louise Anderson Simms, a city native and retired schoolteacher, who was appointed by Gov. Parris N. Glendening.

* Remax International has contracted with NBC Desktop Video to provide a weekly customized video business news show for the real estate franchise firm. "Real Estate Week" will be shown on the Remax Satellite Network which is currently used by 1,055 of the company's 2,500 offices around the world.

The program will include information on real estate market trends, regional market conditions, mortgage rates, legislative hearings, housing starts and new-home products.

* Remax Advantage of Columbia said David McIlvaine has been awarded the certified residential specialist designation by the Residential Sales Council of the Realtors National Marketing Institute, an affiliate of the National Association of Realtors.

* ROC Communities Inc., an Englewood, Colo., real estate investment trust, recently declared a second quarter 1995 dividend of $.39 per share payable to shareholders of record on June 30. ROC owns 63 manufactured home communities in 24 states and manages 38 communities for other owners.

* Ryland Homes of Columbia, the nation's third-largest homebuilder, has begun selling homes in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area, which the company calls "one of the best overall markets in the country." Cedar Heights will feature homes with 2,000 to 2,500 square feet priced from the mid-$100,000s to the low $200,000s.

* Upper Chesapeake Health Systems said its president, Lyle E. Sheldon, has been named a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives, an international professional society with more than 30,000 members.

* West Gate, a Bel Air community, teamed with Brockton Homes, Lynch Builders and Stapf Homes to sponsor a Family Fishing Rodeo to benefit the Arc of Harford County. Nearly 200 persons attended the catch-and-release event at the West Gate pond.

Formerly known as the Association for Retarded Citizens of Harford County, the Arc is a private nonprofit group serving individuals with developmental disabilities through its vocational, supported living and family support programs.



* Arbor National Commercial Mortgage Corp. named John Stadtler of Hingham, Mass., regional manager for New England and the Baltimore-Washington area. Arbor National provides mortgages for multifamily properties through its offices in Boston, Atlanta, Dallas and Uniondale, N.Y.

* Chapel Valley Landscape Co., headquartered in Woodbine, named Derek Smith manager of its Virginia Commercial Landscape Branch and Alan Skipper marketing representative specializing in medium-scale commercial projects and estate residences in Virginia. Mr. Smith holds a master's degree from George Mason University. Mr. Skipper has a landscape architecture degree from Louisiana State University.

* Long & Foster Real Estate Inc. said sales agents Valerie Alexander and Helen Herndon have transferred to the company's Fort Meade/Odenton office. They previously worked in Glen Burnie.

* Sept. 20: The Landscape Contractors Association of Maryland, D.C. and Virginia will hold its annual Landscape Expo from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Howard County Fairgrounds in West Friendship. The expo will be open only to individuals in the landscape industry. For complimentary tickets, call (301) 948-0810.

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