A man was recently scammed by another man posing as a landlord who rented out a Parkville condo. County law enforcement officials say they have seen before: a shyster breaks into a vacant home, then posing as landlord offers it for rent, takes the deposit and disappears.
Homes in Baltimore are selling faster than they have been in a decade, and often for more of the asking price. The indicators reflect a regional housing market that is heating up as household incomes and jobs grow.
Attorney Tierra Gregory has searched the past year for those responsible when a vacant house crashed down and killed a retiree in West Baltimore. As the months pass by, her doubts grow. Will anyone be accountable for Thomas Lemmon’s death?
Five decades after Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. fought for “open housing” and President Lyndon Johnson signed the Fair Housing Act into law, segregation continues to take a financial toll on communities of color at all income levels.
It is estimated that about 30 percent of Carroll County households pay more than 30 percent of their income toward housing, a figure Habitat for Humanity of Carroll County Executive Director Bryan Lyburn attributes to the United Way’s ALICE Report.
Whether you can afford a home depends — a lot — on the city you want to call home. A modest income can go a long way in Cumberland, Maryland, the metropolitan area with the nation's most affordable houses.
Cal Ripken's 24-acre spread in Baltimore County lingered on the market for so long, he decided to auction it off. Ray Lewis and the late Tom Clancy similarly haven't been able to sell their high-end homes either. Such properties often are too idiosyncratic, and too expensive, realtors say.
Recently the Trump administration proposed changes to H.U.D.’s reverse mortgage program: raising premiums, tightening loan limits and making foreclosure easier. These changes merely worsen a horrific product through which elderly victims are already being conned out of their home equity.
When I read a recent story about the low level of home ownership by African-Americans, I winced. We’re white, middle-class homeowners, with good credit scores and decent savings. If it was this hard us to get a mortgage, how difficult is it for first-time minority applicants to buy a house?
A multi-tenant, single-story flex building in Columbia has sold for $7.2 million. A joint venture of Feldman Bergin Properties and Fortified Property Group acquired the building at 9176 Red Branch Road from ShoreGate Partners of Easton.
A vacant warehouse in Halethorpe recently sold for $13.4 million. The O’Donnell Group acquired the 313,000-square-foot building on Sulphur Spring Road from Federal Capital Partners, which bought it in 2014 for $11.5 million.
A longtime investor in Merritt Properties has infused another $400 million into the Baltimore-based real estate company. The investment from Almanac Realty Investors, a New York-based real estate investment firm, was announced Monday.
Investing public funds primarily to chase private market activity fails the racial equity test. If the market has decided that certain neighborhoods in Baltimore are struggling, these communities need bolder visions and more public investment to lead the private market, not vice versa.