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'Buying into Baltimore': Selling city real estate as D.C.-alternative

'Buying into Baltimore': Selling city real estate as D.C.-alternative

Buyers feeling priced out of Washington might want to consider looking for a home in Baltimore. The city 40 miles northeast of downtown D.C. offers more affordable housing options.

Half the homes in Baltimore sold for $140,000 or less in April, according to the most recent data from Bright MLS, formerly MRIS. Meanwhile, the District’s median sale price was $519,950 last month.

To encourage homebuying in Baltimore, Live Baltimore, a nonprofit that promotes the benefits of living in the city, is holding a “Buying into Baltimore” housing fair Saturday...

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