Maryland Morning: Land Bank Canned, Senator Della on HB1096/SB889

You can listen to Senator Della talk about the split-rate property tax bill on today’s Maryland Morning.  We’re thrilled to have his support, and hope Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake follows Senator Della’s and the City Council’s leadership on this issue.  Baltimore City residents, you deserve better! Listen to Senator Della’s piece here (scroll down to Senate […]

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Baltimore Realtor Speaks In Favor of Higher Property Tax for Vacants

In yesterday’s Housingwire, Baltimore realtor Nick Gioia spoke favorably of the proposed higher property tax for uninhabitable vacant homes. “They’re trying to this to either force people to let go of the property or lend these properties and sell it to someone who’s going to live in it…It’s a good idea if the properties are […]

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Ready for the Split-Level Property Tax Rate!

You’ve been reading about the proposed Split-Level Property Tax Rate for Baltimore City, and now it’s time to act!  The 2010 Maryland Legislative Session has begun, and we need to push this through the legislature and get out elected officials to sign on. The proposed leglislation would allow Baltimore CIty to charge a higher property […]

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News Roundup Plus Enforcement Actions from the MDE

Congratulations to the Public Justice Center for successfully arguing in favor of a tenant’s rights in a foreclosure lawsuit brought by JP Morgan Chase.  We wrote about the Public Justice Center last month in a post about tenants’ rights.  If you are a tenant and your home is in foreclosure, you do have rights — […]

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Split-Level Property Tax Rates, Part 2

Jamie Smith-Hopkins from the Sun wrote about the proposed split-level property tax rate that would result in higher property taxes for owners of vacant properties, in her December 13th “Real Estate Wonk” column. The resolution passed the Baltimore City Council, and is already generating quite a bit of debate.  Those who are against the property […]

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