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<lst>The CBRB School of Real Estate is offering a "Principles and Practices of Real Estate" class for anyone interested in becoming a Realtor at the Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage offices throughout Virginia, Washington, D.C., and Maryland. Call or stop in at the nearest CBRB office or call 1-800-992-4794 for more information and a schedule of classes offered nearby. Sessions at Woodson High School are being offered on Mondays and Wednesdays, through Nov. 12, from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. To register or for more information about a career in real estate, call 1-800-992-4794.

The Long & Foster Companies reported September 2003 total sales of $3.4 billion for the month, an increase of 21 percent over September 2002. It was the best September in the firm’s 35-year history, up 30 percent year-to-date over last year’s record levels.

The September numbers include: Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc. with sales of $2.3 billion on 8,498 property transactions, an increase of 23 percent over the previous year’s September figures; Prosperity Mortgage, the firm’s mortgage affiliate, reported $221,823,613 in volume of business, a decrease of 35 percent over the previous year’s September figures, due to the slowdown in refinancing; and Long & Foster insurance, $228,042,500, up 11 percent. Company affiliate Mid-States Title posted numbers of $675,729,704 for the month, up 69 percent over the previous September. The firm’s three affiliates together posted an a year-to-date increase of 42 percent.

The Burke/Fairfax Station Long & Foster office was number one in September sales volume.

Joan Duff was the top producer for September at the Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage's Fairfax Station office.

Kathleen Quintarelli was recognized as the top producer with the most resale revenue units and the highest dollar volume in the Weichert, Realtors' Burke/Fairfax Station office in September. She was also honored for generating the most sales and the most listings sold. Kathy Stark was recognized as the top listor.