Occupancy fraud is on the rise across the country, according to the Santa Cruz Sentinel.

Speaking of occupancy fraud, I wonder if Maryland has gone after the taxpayers who have been illegally claiming the Homestead Tax Credit?

Home prices weaken in the 3rd quarter of 2011.  (Link opens a PDF)

So far 74 banks have failed in 2011, less than 2010’s 124.

“Ruin Porn” — it’s a thing.  Who knew?  @BretMcBret knew.

Harrisburg’s mayor makes ours look like Einstein.  No, really.

The City Paper did a great piece on Baltimore’s vacants and what it would cost to demolish them — there’s also mention of Pless Jones, the City’s “official” demolition guy, and his company.

Baltimore Brew is on Kickstarter — you should support them.