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Clarke, noting that Rawlings-Blake hopes to attract 10,000 new families to the city over the next 10 years, is more enthusiastic about the idea of medical residents and others with temporarily modest incomes buying in Baltimore and getting the homeowners' credit for a while.
"If it's attracting people to come here and buy here, that's what we want," she said.
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To find out if you qualify for the Homeowners' Property Tax Credit, go to http://www.dat.state.md.us/sdatweb/htc.html or call 410-767-4433.