Link Roundup

Politicos tour blighted West Baltimore neighborhood, reports the Baltimore Sun. (Thanks to Reader MS for contributing the link!) We think this is a really bad idea, and the FHA needs to reconsider.  There’s a reason why “anti-flipping” regulations exist — to ignore them opens a can of worms for homebuyers and tenants. Homeownership levels at […]

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“Vacants to Values”: Investors Need Not Apply?

From what we’re hearing about the City’s new “Vacants to Values” program, property investors will not be welcome — in other words, this isn’t business as usual in Baltimore. When Michael Guye, Director of the Office of Homeownership, was asked about the program and the involvement of investors, he offered this: “The incentive money obtained […]

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Take Action!

Please take action today, and contact Mayor Rawlings-Blake — ask her to make sure the Vacants to Values program has strict residency requirements, and doesn’t provide more opportunity for flipping, a criminal offense that was outlawed — although, you’d never know that by watching the Baltimore real estate market.  While many investors are honest…many are […]

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Link Roundup

More on the mayor’s “Vacants to Values” plan. The National Dialogue on Green and Healthy Homes is open for comments.  Log in and make sure your voice and great idea is heard! There are two more workshops open to renters in foreclosure, at the Public Justice Center on Charles Street — November 16th and December […]

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