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Mayor hails success of homebuyer incentives
Mayor hails success of homebuyer incentives

Baltimore has seen a "dramatic increase" in the number of homebuyers in the past four years, about a third of whom are new to the city, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said Friday. She told a gathering at the Engineers Club that her administration continues to work toward her goal of expanding the city's population by 10,000 families in 10 years. She established the Vacants to Value program — providing cash incentives for people who buy restored homes that have been vacant for at least a year — and invested in an array of programs to encourage home ownership and support stable neighborhoods. Under the year-old banner of the Baltimore Homeownership Incentive...