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2017 Maryland Legislation to Watch

HB0172 – Home Act of 2017 Stating that the Act seeks to deconcentrate poverty by providing additional opportunities for tenants utilizing public subsidies to live in neighborhoods other than the neighborhoods in which those individuals are currently and disproportionately residing; expanding the housing policy of the State regarding the provision of fair housing to include Read more about 2017 Maryland Legislation to Watch[…]


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HB0508/SB0330: Residential Property – Foreclosure Sale – Recordation of Instrument of Writing: SUPPORT

Maryland House Bill 0508 is a bill that’s been sorely needed for far too long. This bill (and Senate Bill 0330) would go a long way towards cleaning up our property records by requiring a deed to be filed no later than 30 days after a foreclosure sale is ratified by the court — this Read more about HB0508/SB0330: Residential Property – Foreclosure Sale – Recordation of Instrument of Writing: SUPPORT[…]


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2015 Foreclosure Statistics

Maryland continues to be one of five states with the highest bank foreclosure rates — 95% over the national average, with 11,990 foreclosures in Q1 and 12,089 in Q2. Baltimore City and Prince George’s County also continue to see the highest rates in the state. Baltimore City saw a 12.6% increase in the second quarter, Read more about 2015 Foreclosure Statistics[…]


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Free Legal Clinic: Pro Boo-no Day!

Pro Boo-no Day 9:00 AM to noon, Saturday October 31 Maryland Legal Aid, 500 E Lexington Street. Attorneys from Maryland Legal Aid, Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service, and the Pro Bono Resource Center will be on hand to provide brief consultations on a variety of topics: Landlord-tenant Foreclosure Child Custody Bankruptcy …and more! Don’t let your Read more about Free Legal Clinic: Pro Boo-no Day![…]


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Are You Past Due on Your Property Taxes or Water Bill?

Don’t let your home go to auction — there is legal help available! The Pro-Bono Resource Center of Maryland, along with MVLS, is holding three community workshops where lawyers will discuss both foreclosure and tax sales. If you’re behind on your water bill or property tax, don’t wait until it’s too late — find out Read more about Are You Past Due on Your Property Taxes or Water Bill?[…]


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When Properties Go Into Foreclosure, Who Pays?

Using Q3 2014 foreclosure data reported by the state DHCD, Maryland has held steady as the number-two state for foreclosure filings in 2014, just behind Florida. In fact, foreclosure filings in Maryland have increased since Q2 2014. To put this into context, foreclosure activity has declined nationwide by 15.9% since 2013, yet in Maryland, it Read more about When Properties Go Into Foreclosure, Who Pays?[…]