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Awards given to celebrate home ownership

As Community Home Week comes to a close for 2019 and we celebrate the 51st anniversary of the Fair Housing Act, it is important to recognize the value of home ownership.

While a home is the place where you can do a lot of living, it also represents an investment that you can keep on appreciating. A home means putting down roots and becoming involved in the community. All property owners in Trumbull County are encouraged to join in activities that lead to property improvement. Pride in a property is important in today’s way of life.

At the Warren Area Board of Realtors’ Community Home Week Banquet held April 9, community members were recognized for their pride in ownership with making major renovations and improvements to their properties. The theme celebrated was “Imagining our Future. What would you like your community to look like in the future?”

This year, we recognized our member offices as our Community Pride winners for the great work they do in our community. We also recognized Canine Companions for Independence for their efforts in the community.

Warren Area Board of Realtors also recognized several Trumbull County students in our poster and essay contests. The poster contest winners were: first place Holland Svirbly, second grade; Brinkley Marsh, third grade and Olivia Burgess, fifth grade; and second place Jacob Stanton, second grade; Violet Donato, third grade; and Hadyn Bower, fifth grade.

Essay contest winners were Bailey Adams, a sophomore at Newton Falls, and Casey Wilson, a senior at Lordstown.

Several Realtor members also were honored for their contributions to their communities and their profession. Donnie Fatobene of Chemical Bank received the Affiliate of the Year Award; Dominic Mararri of Howard Hanna received the Walter D. Graham Civic Award; and Jason Altobelli of Altobelli Real Estate received the Realtor of the Year Award.

Members of the Warren Area Board of Realtors joined forces for this weeklong celebration to recognize and promote home ownership and private property rights for people, businesses and industries. Realtors constantly strive to work together in creating a positive community in which to live and work and assist in making the “American Dream” of home ownership a reality.

Contact a member of the Warren Area Board of Realtors to assist with your housing needs by visiting their website at www.wabor.org.

This article was provided by the Warren Area Board of Realtors, of which Marlin Palich is 2019 president.

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