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Joseph T. Landers, III
Home values rise in city, some counties
Home values rise in city, some counties

Home values in Baltimore rose more than 4 percent in the most recent round of property assessments, one of the largest increases in Maryland as the state saw some overall growth for the first time in five years. In the Baltimore region, average home values also grew in Howard and Anne Arundel counties but fell in Carroll, Harford and Baltimore counties. Statewide, residential values rose slightly — by 1.3 percent — while commercial assessments climbed 16.3 percent since 2010, when this group of properties was last considered. "What all of this reflects is that the real estate market is now turning to the positive side, even though the increases are relatively...