Surplus real estate guide for city has been updated


Barton Dame Inc. has updated The Baltimore Surplus Property Guide, a resource guide listing all surplus real estate owned by Baltimore City. Initially published in June of 1990, the guide provides addresses, zoning, city sector and information about which agency in the city people should contact in order to purchase a particular property.

"This guide is another resource to assist in converting vacant properties into viable, tax-producing housing for Baltimore City residents," said Robert W. Hearn, the city's housing commissioner.

"It shows there are good values available for investors and homeowners interested in purchasing city properties."

Copies of the guide cost $100 and are available from Barton Dame. Updates are mailed free to existing subscribers.


Around the region:

* A model apartment has opened for Reisterstown's Village of Chartleytowne, one of the apartment complexes damaged by a tornado last October.

The opening is a sign that the owner, City Wide Management Co. of Baltimore, is moving quickly to complete the restoration of 12 severely-damaged buildings.

* Women in Retail Real Estate will meet at the Ramada Inn in Bethesda, 8400 Wisconsin Avenue, at 6 p.m. Feb. 21. The topic is Towson Town Center and the cost is $20 per person. Reservations can be made by calling Susan Reich at 202-429-9888.

* Ryland Mortgage Corp. has completed its first purchase of mortgage loans previously owned by the Resolution Trust Corp. The mortgage loans, with a balance of $196 million, were securitized in an offering underwritten by The First Boston Corp.

* Lewis Hibbs of Lewis C. Hibbs Remodeling and Design and Gary Wheatley of Wheatley Associates Inc. have earned a Certified Graduate Remodelor designation from the National Association of Home Builders' Remodelors Council.

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