Foreclosure maintenance penalties for banks and other entities who fail to maintain their foreclosed properties.  We happen to think this is a great idea.

Another great idea — HUD NSP partnerships.  As long as the money doesn’t benefit slumlords, and as long as it doesn’t allow the City to acquire even more property that it will only ignore — this could work in Baltimore.

Federal Judge dismisses Baltimore’s amended complaint against Wells Fargo.  That’s two strikes, Baltimore.  Stop wasting taxpayer money on this.

Does this mean people are leaving the city?  Home prices rise 6% in the county, plummet 25% in the city.

Former Maryland resident indicted in a mortgage scam.

Did Joe Bartenfelder lose his bid for Baltimore County Executive because he had ties to slumlords?  We hope not.  Joe seemed like a good guy.