MRIS listings to add Dorchester, Talbot counties...


MRIS listings to add Dorchester, Talbot counties next month

Real estate listing information for Dorchester and Talbot counties will be included in the Metropolitan Regional Information System Inc. (MRIS) beginning in June, the Rockville firm announced.

Kent, Queen Anne's and Caroline counties are already online with MRIS. The Mid-Shore MLS Inc. will end its current service in June to become part of the MRIS network, which is the multiple-listing service for the Greater Baltimore Board of Realtors.

"We are excited to be adding these Eastern Shore communities to our system," said Dale Ross, chief executive of MRIS.

MRIS has nearly 22,000 Realtor subscribers and covers more than 65 counties in Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania and Virginia, and Washington.

A workshop for subscribers will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Conference Center at Sheppard Pratt, 6501 N. Charles St. Call 800-838-8138 to register.

Wildlife certification given to 2 Baltimore Co. projects

Two Baltimore County communities recently received Wildlife Sanctuary Certification from the Land Development Council of the Home Builders Association of Maryland.

Mount Carmel Meadows, Paris Development Group's 13-lot development in Hereford, received ts certificate for landscape and open space developments, which included reforestation, buffer planting, wildflower meadows and habitat creation.

Gaylord Brooks Realty Co. earned its third Wildlife Sanctuary Certification since the program began in October 1996 for conservation of natural habitats at the 170-acre Wesley Chapel site.

Two-session workshop on home-buying May 19, 26

Harbel Housing Partnership is sponsoring a free, two-part home-buying workshop at 6: 30 p.m. Tuesday and May 26 at St. Francis School, 3615 Harford Road.

Part One will cover housing affordability, credit and information on Baltimore County and Baltimore City Settlement Expense Loan Programs

Contracts, home inspection, mortgage options and working with a Realtor will be in Part Two.

For information or a reservation, call Harbel at 410-444-2100.

Buying, building are seminar topics

Citizens Title Co. and the Maryland chapter of the Women's Council of Realtors will sponsor two free seminars at area Bibelot bookstores this week for anyone considering buying or building a home.

"First Time Home-buying Made Easy" is scheduled for 7 p.m. Wednesday at Bibelot in the Harford Mall Annex on Boulton Street in Bel Air.

A panel of Realtors will discuss pre-qualifying for a mortgage, government loans, the advantages of buying a home, choosing a home and hiring a real estate professional. Call 410-583-7653 for more information or directions.

A discussion on "Custom New Homes" will be offered at 7 p.m. Thursday at Bibelot in the Timonium Crossing Shopping Center, at York and Timonium roads.

Zoning, building codes, mortgages, blueprints, lots, contracts and title are among the areas to be covered.

Call 410-803-9055 for more information or directions. Or call Terry O. Stafford at 410-366-0700 for details.

Construction seminars at four area sites

Crestar Mortgage Corp. is conducting a series of seminars on "New Home Construction" at four area locations.

The program will include discussions with builders and information on financing and zoning.

Classes are scheduled for 6: 30 p.m. Thursday at the Holiday Inn Timonium, Friday at Harbor Court Hotel, May 26 at Crystal Inn in North East and May 27 at Vitall's Restaurant in Harford County.

To register, call 800-232-3320.

News in brief

Chapter One Mortgage Corp. presented Dan Sullivan, a loan officer in its Baltimore branch, with the firm's 1997 Producer's Club Award. In addition, the Baltimore office was one of five locations recognized for outstanding performance.

Long & Foster Real Estate Inc. announced the top producers for sales and listings for March in various offices.

In Anne Arundel County: Mary Thompson, Annapolis, $2 million; Janet Hannsz, Annapolis downtown, $2.4 million; Michele Sinclair, Crofton, $2.1 million; Theresa Stevens, Fort Meade/Odenton, $840,000; Rich Kuhn, Pasadena, $1 million; Bill Lambroz, Severna Park, $2.9 million.

In Baltimore and Baltimore County: Beth Blair, Catonsville, $757,500; Morgan Amaimo, Fells Point, $529,725; Bob Fisher, Federal Hill, $186,000; Marc Witman, Greenspring, $2 million; Regina Brockmeyer, Parkville, $595,700; Arlene January, Perry Hall, $1.1 million; Marc Goldstein and Harriett Wasserman, Pikesville, $1.1 million each; Tom Shipley, Roland Park, $198,900; Victoria Little, Rosedale/White Marsh, $661,450; David Cooper, Towson; Casey Miller, Timonium, $885,000.

In Carroll County: Katherine Schoeffield, Hampstead, $1 million; Karen Luster, Eldersburg, $1 million; Tom Hayes, Westminster, $1.6 million.

In Harford County: Kathy Goff, Bel Air, $2 million.

In Howard County: Sharon Keeny, Columbia, $2.3 million; Mary Jane Macgill, Ellicott City, $965.300.

In Queen Anne's County: Sharon Tryon, Kent Island, $1.4 million.

In Talbot County: Judy Moore, Easton.

On the Move

Champion Realty said Michael Johnson, Bob Sherman and Jan Smith joined its Towson-South office as sales associates. Stephen Atkins joined its Severna Park office as a sales associate in its commercial real estate section.

Rettew Associates Inc. named Douglas J. Parkins director of land development services. A registered landscape architect, Parkins previously was a senior landscape architect for Quality Engineering & Planning Co. of Florham Park, N.J.

Pub Date: 5/17/98

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