Tagged: Nick Mosby

More Fun With Stanley and Bud: 2958 W North Avenue

Property Address: 2958 W North Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21216

Property Owner: Morwin Properties, LLC, 901 Stamford Road, Baltimore, MD 21229 (Charter has been forfeited, company is not in good standing.)

Resident Agent for Morwin Properties, LLC: Keshawn Moore, same address

City Council District and Contact:  District 7, Nick Mosby

State Senator: Catherine E. Pugh

State Delegates: Frank M. Conaway, Antonio L. Hayes. Barbara A. Robinson

2958 W North Avenue
2958 W North Avenue

This is an interesting case of what happens when a property transaction goes wrong from start to finish.

Keshawn Moore, under his LLC, purchased three properties from three different shell companies (UP8 Business Trust, NB4 Business Trust, and N10 Business Trust) controlled  by Stanley Rochkind and Charles “Bud” Runkles, including the property above. (The other two were 2100 Penrose, and 2731 W North Avenue.) Stanley’s shell companies issued the mortgage for each of the properties (see mortgage 1, mortgage 2, and mortgage 3 — links open PDFs of each mortgage document prepared by Stanley’s attorney, Brian Spern.)

Apparently Mr. Moore didn’t make timely payments on the mortgages, but instead of initiating foreclosure proceedings against him, the shell companies asked for a money judgement. In each case, the remaining balance of the mortgages, plus costs and fees, were awarded to the shell companies. (Circuit Court 24C15005730, 24C15005731, and 24C15005728.)

I suppose that’s one way of disposing of blighted property, but it also leaves Mr. Moore on the hook for the taxes and large monetary judgements, and ties up the properties in court for a period of time so they can’t be moved into receivership or otherwise disposed of. We have to remove barriers to effective property disposal, otherwise neighborhoods like this one will continue their dramatic decline.

A Duo of Blight: 3210 and 3208 Elgin Avenue

Property Address: 3210 and 3208 Elgin Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21216

Property Owner (3210): Dexter and Trevor O’Neil, 12005 Marleigh Drive, Bowie, MD 20720

Property Owner (3208): Mayor and City Council, 417 E Fayette Street, Baltimore, MD 21202

City Council District and Contact:  District 7, Nick Mosby

State Senator:  Lisa Gladden

State Delegates:  Jill Carter, Nathaniel Oaks, Samuel Rosenberg

These two homes illustrate a common dilemma with Vacants to Value properties. Because so many homes in Baltimore are connected, either as rowhomes or duplexes (as the properties below), if the city is able to obtain one property (3208), it’s difficult to sell when the adjoining property is a blighted mess, as 3210 is. There are no current permits available for 3210, the last one expired in October of 2015.

3210 and 3208 Elgin Avenue
3210 and 3208 Elgin Avenue

1817 Poplar Grove Street

Property Address: 1817 Poplar Grove Street, Baltimore, MD 21216

Property Owner: Audlica Durrant, 1801 Lorgnette Court, Severn, MD 21144

City Council District and Contact:  District 7, Nick Mosby

State Senator: Catherine E. Pugh

State Delegates: Frank M. Conaway, Antonio L. Hayes. Barbara A. Robinson

The mortgage holder, Lakeside National, tried to foreclose on this property after the owner stopped paying the mortgage. However, because the foreclosure was never ratified by the court, the responsibility for the property remained with the owner. On the property are two signs that say the property was scheduled for demolition on February 9 of this year (“permits pending”). However, this property was still standing as of April 9 when the photograph was taken.

1817 Poplar Grove Street
1817 Poplar Grove Street
Demolition Notice dated February 9, house was still standing as of April 9 2016.
Demolition Notice dated February 9, house was still standing as of April 9 2016.

3301 Elgin Avenue

Property Address: 3301 Elgin Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21216

Property Owner: Campell & Son, LLC, 4808 Norwood Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21207 (Company is not in good standing, charter has been forfeited)

Resident Agent for Campell & Son, LLC: Annie Campbell, same address

City Council District and Contact:  District 7, Nick Mosby

State Senator:  Lisa Gladden

State Delegates:  Jill Carter, Nathaniel Oaks, Samuel Rosenberg

Walbrook is a community that has that fun mishmash of architectural styles, with large homes and lots. Small and medium apartment buildings are integrated into blocks with single-family homes. Most of the homes are well-maintained, as are the yards. Walking through and talking to neighbors, you get a sense of pride when people start talking about their community. However, there are some vacant structures, including this apartment building that sits on a hill overlooking some lovely homes — I can’t imagine the neighbors are too happy about this looming eyesore. There are no current permits on file for this property, the last one expired in 2007.

The City filed for receivership of this building in 2015, yet the case was dismissed in February of this year. Hopefully the City will try again and the building will go to an owner who appreciates this community.

3301 Elgin Avenue
3301 Elgin Avenue
3301 Elgin Avenue, front
3301 Elgin Avenue, front

1801 and 1803 Baker Street

Property Address: 1801 and 1803 Baker Street, Baltimore, MD 21217

Property Owner (1801): Mayor and City Council, 417 E Fayette Street, Baltimore, MD 21202

1803 is another tax sale foreclosure that has not been properly recorded by the foreclosing party.

Property Owner (1803) (via tax sale foreclosure): 2009 DRR-ETS, LLC, 3604 Eastern Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21224

Registered Agent for 2009 DRR-ETS, LLC: Anthony J Delaurentis, same address.

City Council District and Contact:  District 7, Nick Mosby

State Senator:  Catherine Pugh

State Delegates:  Barbara Robinson, Frank Conaway, Jr., Antonio Hayes

1801 and 1803 Baker Street
1801 and 1803 Baker Street

 

1516 and 1518 N Monroe Street

Property Address: 1516 and 1518 N Monroe Street, Baltimore, MD 21217

Property Owner (1516): Teskin, LLC, 4115 Wilkens Avenue, Suite 102, Baltimore, MD 21229 (Address goes back to an attorney, James Holderness.)

Registered Agent for Teskin, LLC: It’s A Process, LLC, 5108 Meriday Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21236

Property Owner (1518): Owner is deceased.

City Council District and Contact:  District 7, Nick Mosby

State Senator:  Catherine Pugh

State Delegates:  Barbara Robinson, Frank Conaway, Jr., Antonio Hayes

1516 and 1518 N Monroe Street
1516 and 1518 N Monroe Street

 

2226 Presstman Street

Yet another tax sale foreclosure that has not been properly recorded by the foreclosing party.

Property Address: 2226 Presstman Street, Baltimore, MD 21216

Property Owner (via foreclosure): 2009 DRR-ETS, LLC, 3604 Eastern Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21224

Registered Agent for 2009 DRR-ETS, LLC: Anthony J Delaurentis, same address.

City Council District and Contact:  District 7, Nick Mosby

State Senator:  Catherine Pugh

State Delegates:  Barbara Robinson, Frank Conaway, Jr., Antonio Hayes

2226 Presstman Street
2226 Presstman Street

 

 

1501 N Monroe Street

Property Address: 1501 N Monroe Street, Baltimore, MD 21217

Property Owner: Bridgitt E Bonsu, 8117 Greenspring Road, Owings Mills, MD 21117

City Council District and Contact:  District 7, Nick Mosby

State Senator:  Catherine Pugh

State Delegates:  Barbara Robinson, Frank Conaway, Jr., Antonio Hayes

1501 N Monroe Street
1501 N Monroe Street

1705 Westwood Avenue

Property Address: 1705 Westwood Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21217

Property Owner: Rella Scott, 4407 Manorview Road, Baltimore, MD 21229

City Council District and Contact:  District 7, Nick Mosby

State Senator:  Catherine Pugh

State Delegates:  Barbara Robinson, Frank Conaway, Jr., Antonio Hayes

1705 Westwood Avenue
1705 Westwood Avenue

1607 and 1605 McKean Avenue

Property Address: 1607 and 1605 McKean Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21217

Property Owner (1607): Information listed in SDAT is incorrect. As of 2011, this property has been owned by ETS Maryland, one of the many shell companies created by the disbarred attorneys Anthony DeLaurentis, John Reiff, and John Reid as a way to hide their tax sale foreclosures.

Please note that despite being disbarred for bid-rigging in municipal auctions and not recording the deeds to property they own under various shell companies, the three are still able to purchase city-owned property and also bid in city tax-sale auctions.

Property Owner (1605): Carl Green, 5718 Avenue N, Brooklyn, NY 11234 (address is also for “Carl Green Construction”)

Mr. Green purchased this home from the City of Baltimore in 2006 for $18,000.

City Council District and Contact:  District 7, Nick Mosby

State Senator:  Catherine Pugh

State Delegates:  Barbara Robinson, Frank Conaway, Jr., Antonio Hayes

1607 and 1605 McKean Avenue
1607 and 1605 McKean Avenue