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VOL. 114 | NO. 238 | Tuesday, December 12, 2000

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Beginning with Wednesdays meeting, the Memphis Landmarks Commission will meet once monthly, instead of twice monthly, which i Beginning with Wednesdays meeting, the Memphis Landmarks Commission will meet once monthly, instead of twice monthly, which it has done for the past several years. Meetings for 2001 will generally be on the fourth Wednesday of each month beginning at 4:30 p.m. at City Hall, 125 N. Main St., Room 403 Application procedures and deadlines have been revised to reflect the new meeting schedule. Applications must be received by the Friday 19 days in advance of the scheduled meeting. The commissions Design Review Committee will review complex projects on the second Wednesday of the month. Crye-Leike, Realtors is entering northeast Tennessee with its first branch office in Johnson City, marking its 45th location. Nancy Rowe is managing broker. The office will be open seven days a week. One class remains in the Memphis Area Association of Realtors Education Course schedule for 2000. There is only one month remaining to complete continuing education requirements for this licensing period. MAAR will not offer any CE courses in December after Friday. "Real Estate in the Future Tense," featuring speaker Dennis Creps, is 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday. The seminar will provide information on mixing traditional advertising with Internet marketing. The course is free to MAAR members and has been approved for three hours of CE credit. Registration forms are included in the December Real Estate Network. For information, call Linda Stubbs, 818-2421. "Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design and Management Approaches to Tenants" is the topic for the Thursday luncheon meeting of Memphis Chapter 20 of the Institute of Real Estate Management at the Ridgeway Inn, 5679 Poplar Ave. The speaker is Dr. Phyllis Betts of the University of Memphis sociology department. For reservations, call 377-5736. The 2001 Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac conforming mortgage loan limits will increase 8.83 percent, consistent with the increase in the national average home price between October 1999 and October 2000 as recorded by the Federal Housing Finance Board. Effective Jan. 1, the conforming single-family loan limit will increase to $275,000 for a typical 30-year fixed rate mortgage. The new loan limits for multi-unit properties will also increase as follows: 2-family units, $351,950; 3-family units, $425,400; and 4-family units, $528,700.
RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 0 133 1,342
MORTGAGES 0 131 1,047
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 19 170
BUILDING PERMITS 0 305 3,056
BANKRUPTCIES 20 118 736
BUSINESS LICENSES 27 53 329
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 0 0 0
MARRIAGE LICENSES 0 0 0