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Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage's Leesburg office set a sales volume record in May, the company reports. Fred Hetzel, branch vice president, said in a press release that the total number of sales in the office increased by 7.05 percent, total sales volume increased by 46.08 percent, and total listings increased by 5 percent in comparison to the same figures for May of 2003.

Rockville, Md.-based Opus East L.L.C. has entered the Northern Virginia commercial property market with its purchase of Dulles Woods, a 28-acre industrial park site one mile from the north gate of Dulles International Airport, on which it plans to develop a three-building complex to offer condominium and apartment units. Simultaneous construction of the three is set to begin in September of this year. Those buildings will be 62,400 square feet, 82,400 square feet and 103,400 square feet. The 62,400-square-foot and 103,400-square-foot structures will be marketed as industrial condominiums, while units in the 82,400-square-foot building will offered under traditional net lease terms.

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage has announced its Virginia Top Producers for May. The Loudoun County honorees are Dewanda Jefferson, Dulles/Loudoun and Maureen Dabkowski, Leesburg.

The Loudoun County offices of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage (CBRB) are offering free weekly career seminars for those interested in learning more about a career in real estate. The seminar is appropriate for those interested in starting a new career as well as for the experienced sales associates looking to work with the company in the Mid-Atlantic region. For more information and to register for this informative seminar, call: CBRB Dulles/Loudoun Office, 46859 Harry Byrd Highway, Ellen Arthur, branch vice president at 703-404-1000 or CBRB Leesburg Office, 545A East Market Street, Leesburg, Fred Hetzel, branch vice president, at 703-771-8888.

Homeowner Workshops. Loudoun County Housing Services provides Home Ownership Educational Workshops to assist potential first-time home buyers in understanding the home-buying process. Topics covered include budgeting, credit, working with Realtors, the mortgage process and what to expect at settlement. Persons with questions, or who are interested in registering for this workshop, can contact Chris Vogel or Stuart Shatz, housing services, at 703-777-0389.