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Developers and Solutions Needed!

Baltimore City has a housing problem (no, not the vacants this time).  One that isn’t unique to Baltimore, but one that nobody seems to be willing to address, at least not publicly. When we talk about affordable housing, it’s generally relative to home purchases or housing for the poor.  Those two things are important, yes.  Read more about Developers and Solutions Needed![…]

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MDE Issues Enforcement Actions Against 36 City Property Owners for Lead Paint Violations

From the Maryland Department of the Environment: MDE’s Lead Poisoning Prevention Program serves as the coordinating agency for statewide efforts to eliminate childhood lead poisoning. Under the 1994 “Reduction of Lead Risk in Housing Act,” MDE assures compliance with mandatory requirements for lead risk reduction in rental units built before 1950, maintains a statewide listing Read more about MDE Issues Enforcement Actions Against 36 City Property Owners for Lead Paint Violations[…]

Consumer Alert: House-Flipper Comes to Baltimore

I received an email from the Baltimore “Real Estate Investors Association” this morning, inviting me to attend a seminar hosted by Than Merrill, of A&E’s “Flip This House” show, and thought it would be a good time to talk about house flipping and why it’s not all it’s cracked up to be, if you’re an Read more about Consumer Alert: House-Flipper Comes to Baltimore[…]