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EDUCATION
February 24, 2013
The Continuing Education Division at Hagerstown Community College will offer a course called “Seniors Real Estate Specialist Designation” on March 13 and 14, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the HCC Valley Mall Center. The course helps real estate professionals develop the business-building skills and resources for specialization in the 50-plus real estate market, by expanding knowledge of how life stages impact real estate choices, connecting to a network of resources, and fostering empathy with clients and customers.
NEWS
By KATE S. ALEXANDER | kate.alexander@herald-mail.com | August 5, 2011
The Hagerstown area might not be at the housing market bottom, but it is close, a national wealth and real estate expert said this week. "I can't say you are at the bottom, but I will say you are not at the top, and you are probably close to the bottom," said Robert Shemin, a nationally recognized real estate expert and New York Times best-selling author. "You are kind of like everyone else, the majority of the country," he said. "What's happened is you had a tremendous drop in the market, a run up and a run down.
NEWS
By C.J. LOVELACE | cj.lovelace@herald-mail.com | January 15, 2013
After a lengthy public discussion with an outside group of real estate development officials Tuesday night, Hagerstown Mayor David S. Gysberts and city council members spoke positively about the opportunities the group could present in terms of redeveloping various parts of the city. Represented by local attorney D. Bruce Poole, the group of officials consisted of Tim Elliott of the real estate development company Sora Development, Dane Bauer of the engineering firm Daft, McCune and Walker Inc., and Chuck Brawley of Skanska, a multi-national construction company.
BUSINESS
September 30, 2012
Name of business: Keystone Real Estate Settlement Services Inc. Owners: Tracy A. White and Heather E. Miller Address: 19 Fifth Ave., Chambersburg, Pa. Opening date: January 2012 Products and services: Residential and commercial real estate transactions, including purchases and refinances, and title-searching services Target market: Real estate agents and lenders Previous business experience: We have...
NEWS
by JAMES M. WOODARD / Copley News Service | May 14, 2005
What ever happened to those dire predictions about a bubble bursting in the real estate industry? Apparently, it's dissipating into the air. Real estate values are maintaining their strength and in most areas, are continuing to grow, but at a slower pace than experienced in recent years. In California, for example, the median price of homes during March increased 15.7 percent over the same month last year. And the number of sales increased by 7.5 percent. Real estate values are still within rational norms despite the huge run-up over the past few years, it was noted by Lewis Feldman, a prominent real estate attorney and consultant.
NEWS
By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthewu@herald-mail.com | March 19, 2011
The president of the Berkeley County Emergency Ambulance Authority board last week defended the agency's real estate moves in recent years, countering recent claims of mismanagement that "fall just short of malfeasance. " In prepared remarks made to Berkeley County Council Thursday, Charles R. Hall III refuted charges made earlier this month by Rick Trenary, who was critical of how the ambulance authority had been spending money on facilities. The council will hold a public hearing on April 7 to consider response from the community on the ambulance authority's request to increase its household fee by $15 a year.
NEWS
February 28, 2008
Hagerstown Community College Center for Continuing Education will conduct a series of seminars for real estate investors in Washington County. The seminar series includes: · Landlord Crash Course - Wednesday, March 12, 6 to 9 p.m. This is an introductory course on being a landlord in Washington County. Topics include leases, lead paint laws, evictions and code enforcement. Cost is $40. · Successful Real Estate Investing - Tuesday, March 25, 6 to 9 p.m. Find out how to create wealth by investing in real estate.
NEWS
by MALINDA SHAVER of HomeSource | June 20, 2005
Today, the real estate market is often described as "hot" - and the idea of a career in real estate sales has attracted many thousands of people across the country recently. Hagerstown, which qualifies as a "boom town" according to MSN, seems to offer lucrative possiblities. But what does it really take to build a successful real estate career? To start with, the requirements to obtain licensing and professional accreditation in the field are demanding, and there are financial costs as well.
NEWS
February 22, 2007
Hagerstown Community College Center for Continuing Education is conducting a series of seminars for real estate investors in Washington County. The seminar series includes: · Landlord Crash Course - Monday, March 19, 6 to 9 p.m. This popular course is co-sponsored by the Hagerstown Neighborhood Development Partnership Inc. Topics include leases, lead-paint laws, evictions and code enforcement. Cost is $40. · Successful Real Estate Investing - Wednesday, April 11, 6 to 9 p.m. Steve Powell, a local investor and Realtor, shares valuable tips on making successful investment decisions.
NEWS
by LAURA ERNDE | November 10, 2003
laurae@herald-mail.com Nine years ago, Cynthia Moler watched as her business, an indoor tennis club, literally collapsed in a lightning storm. The blower that kept the fabric cover inflated over the four tennis courts at the Hagerstown Tennis Club stopped working. Then the backup generator failed. "My bubble actually was bursting," said Moler, who can joke about that night now. At the time, it was a devastating blow for Moler, who was dealing with personal issues as a newly single woman trying to make it on her own. But Moler, 51, was determined to turn around her situation.
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BUSINESS
July 28, 2013
The Bodyworks Massage Center Ashley Crump recently joined the team of massage professionals at The Bodyworks Massage Center on Pennsylvania Avenue in Hagerstown. Crump is licensed to practice massage in Maryland and successfully completed the Federation of State Massage Therapy Board's massage and bodywork licensing examination. Crump, a 2012 graduate of Central Maryland School of Massage in Frederick, Md., practices Swedish, deep-tissue and hot-stone massage, and on-site seated-chair massage for businesses and special events.
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NEWS
May 29, 2013
Hagerstown Community College's Continuing Education and Business Services Division will offer “Real Estate Principles and Practices,” on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 6 to 9 p.m., beginning June 18 and ending Aug. 29. Approved by the State of Maryland Real Estate Commission, the 60-hour course will teach participants everything they need to know to pass the Maryland Real Estate Licensing Examination. Students must attend all classes and receive a 70 percent or better on the final examination in order to receive their certificate, which will allow them to take the state examination.
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | May 13, 2013
Tuscarora School District property owners could face a tax increase to support the district's preliminary 2013-14 budget. On Monday, the school board approved a preliminary budget that calls for a three-fourths of a mill real estate tax increase. A mill represents $1 of every $1,000 assessed property value. The proposed increase would cost the average property owner $14, according to Business Administrator Eric Holtzman. The school board must pass a final budget by June 30. Even with the proposed tax increase, the school board would not be able to balance its revenues and expenditures without dipping into savings.
NEWS
April 30, 2013
A training session for real estate professionals on how to guide potential buyers of historic properties will be held Saturday in Martinsburg, the West Virginia Division of Culture and History State Historic Preservation Office announced. Myths and facts about historic buildings, typical architectural styles found throughout the state, sustainability and green energy in historic buildings and financial incentives available to historic property owners will be among the topics discussed in the eight-hour training session, the state agency said in a news release.
OPINION
March 22, 2013
Garden Club says thanks for Art in Bloom's success To the editor: On behalf of the Hagerstown Garden Club, the sponsors of Art in Bloom, I would like to thank the entire community for its enthusiastic support of this event, specifically for the preview party. We are pleased to share that in its 11th year its popularity continues to grow and the event is sold out. The purpose of Art in Bloom and the preview party is to continue to broaden the exposure of our community to the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts and to raise money for the museum.
NEWS
Darylene Mowen | Around Smithsburg & Robinwood | February 27, 2013
The first gathering of a new church will take place at 6:30 p.m. Monday, March 18, at Cancun Cantina West, 901 Dual Highway, Hagerstown. The church is called The Watering Hole, a Biker Church, and will meet weekly on Mondays. For more information, call Cancun Cantina at 301-797-4422 or Bill Kleckner at 301-582-9073.   Potpie dinner Ringgold Ruritan will hold a turkey and ham potpie dinner Saturday, March 9, from 2 to 7 p.m. at the Ringgold Ruritan Building (old schoolhouse)
EDUCATION
February 24, 2013
The Continuing Education Division at Hagerstown Community College will offer a course called “Seniors Real Estate Specialist Designation” on March 13 and 14, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the HCC Valley Mall Center. The course helps real estate professionals develop the business-building skills and resources for specialization in the 50-plus real estate market, by expanding knowledge of how life stages impact real estate choices, connecting to a network of resources, and fostering empathy with clients and customers.
NEWS
By C.J. LOVELACE | cj.lovelace@herald-mail.com | January 15, 2013
After a lengthy public discussion with an outside group of real estate development officials Tuesday night, Hagerstown Mayor David S. Gysberts and city council members spoke positively about the opportunities the group could present in terms of redeveloping various parts of the city. Represented by local attorney D. Bruce Poole, the group of officials consisted of Tim Elliott of the real estate development company Sora Development, Dane Bauer of the engineering firm Daft, McCune and Walker Inc., and Chuck Brawley of Skanska, a multi-national construction company.
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