1728 W North Avenue

Property Address: 1728 W North Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21217 Property Owner: Kibra Construction/American Investment Real Estate Corporation, 801 N Stiles Street, Baltimore, MD 21212 and 1121 Arlington Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22209 (Charter has been forfeited, company is not in good standing. Company was also found to have run a roofing scam on customers in Virginia.) […]

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Number 1000!

I figured that the 1000th post should be something a little nicer than a photo of a run-down vacant owned by a slumlord, so…what to write about? How about all the “successes” we’ve had over the past five years?  Or how about a “worst slumlord in Baltimore” post?  Ehh…how about all of the above, coupled […]

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A Block of Blight: 2418-2404 W Lombard Street

The entire block is owned by property “investors” — some individuals, some shell LLC corporations, and what a shame. See below for property owner information.  All of these homes are in District 9, under the not-so-watchful eye of Councilman “Pistol” Pete Welch. Owner of 2418: 1100 Investors, Inc., 1749 E North Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21213 […]

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Link Roundup

It will be interesting to see how much money is earned on the auction of Baltimore Housing Authority property.  Glad to see someone is fighting to make the agency pay its lead paint settlements. It’s always fun to read posts or letters in the Baltimore Sun from bad property owners who feel the laws and […]

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Breaking a Rule

When I started this blog, I had a mental “rule” that I’ve stuck with thus far.  I said I wasn’t going to write about homes that people live in.  Especially if children lived there.  Imagine the shame you’d feel if you read about your dilapidated home on the internet — or worse yet, you’re at […]

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MDE Issues Enforcement Actions Against 16 City Property Owners and 1 Lead Inspector

From the Maryland Department of the Environment: MDE’s Lead Poisoning Prevention Program serves as the coordinating agency of statewide efforts to eliminate childhood lead poisoning. Under the 1994 “Reduction of Lead Risk in Housing Law,” MDE assures compliance with mandatory requirements for lead risk reduction in rental units built before 1950, maintains a statewide listing […]

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Link Roundup

Three conspirators were convicted in a $78 million mortgage scam, according to the FBI Baltimore Office. Information for victims of morgtage scams from the Maryland Mortgage Fraud Task Force and the US DOJ. Philadelphia’s City Paper details the decline of once-wealthy slumlord Robert Coyle, and how his “empire” of slummy homes were foreclosed on. Did […]

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MDE Issues Enforcement Actions Against 7 Baltimore City Property Owners

From the Maryland Department of the Environment: MDE’s Lead Poisoning Prevention Program serves as the coordinating agency of statewide efforts to eliminate childhood lead poisoning. Under the 1994 “Reduction of Lead Risk in Housing Law,” MDE assures compliance with mandatory requirements for lead risk reduction in rental units built before 1950, maintains a statewide listing […]

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Baltimore Jury Awards Record Lead Paint Damages Against HABC

From Dolan Media: A Baltimore City jury has awarded a 23-year-old woman nearly $21 million in a lead paint verdict, finding the victim suffered the poisoning while living in an apartment owned and maintained by the Housing Authority of Baltimore City. The jury’s Wednesday verdict — about $825,000 in economic damages and $20 million in […]

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Update: Mayor Rawlings-Blake Joins Housing to Announce Aggressive Enforcement Action Taken to Rid Community of Drug Nuisance

An update to our earlier post: “Today, Baltimore City is serving notice to all landlords that we will not tolerate criminal activity in our neighborhoods,” said Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake. “To eradicate crime and blight caused by irresponsible landlords, we will use any and all enforcement tools at our disposal to remove the threat posed to […]

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