Home builder launched what it claims to be the building industry's first lease-to-own financing program for first-time buyers. Also, Tysons Realty named one of the top 50 woman-owned companies in the Washington, D.C., area.
Speculation throughout the industryis that if the newly announced American Airlines program awarding large quantities of frequent flyer coupons to clients and customers who transact business through an agency affiliated with the program is successful, it'll soon spread extensively.
Salesperson Dave Rosenmarkle carried the torch for a half-mile portion of the Olympic Torch Relay as an official torchbearer for the 1996 Olympic Games. Rosenmarkle was chosen by the U.S. Olympic Committee, which dubbed him a community hero because of his extensive community involvement and commitment.
The approval process for jumbo loans and loans to those with credit blemishes should get speedier as a result of an agreement between Freddie Mac, Independent National Mortgage Corp. (Indy Mac), and Standard & Poor's.