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Baltimore council committee schedules Port Covington TIF hearing

The proposed Port Covington layout. (Sagamore Development rendering)

A City Council committee is scheduled to hold its first hearing on a package of bills granting Sagamore Development Co. $535 million in public financing for its proposed Port Covington redevelopment. The Taxation, Financing and Economic Development Committee will review ...

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Baltimore metro among 10 healthiest housing markets

(Flickr / Ian Muttoo / “For Sale” / CC BY-SA 2.0 / cropped and resized)

The Baltimore metro area is one of the healthiest housing markets in the country, according to a report from insurance firm Nationwide. The Leading Index of Healthy Housing Markets ranked the Columbia-Towson-Baltimore Metropolitan Statistical area No. 10 in its rankings ...

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U.S. Army Corps. of Engineers leasing Hopkins Plaza space

(The Daily Record/Maximilian Franz)

The 22-story tower at 2 Hopkins Plaza will remain office space. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has signed a lease for 143,000 square feet of space at 2 Hopkins Plaza. U.S. General Services Administrator Denise Roth said the U.S. Army ...

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Group: Data shows riots didn’t slow Baltimore housing market

A home for sale on Portland Street in Baltimore, where officials hope a new tax credit will keep homeowners in the city. (The Daily Record/Maximilian Franz)

Despite concerns April 2015’s riots would damage Baltimore’s housing market for the foreseeable future, recent numbers suggest that’s not happening. Live Baltimore, an organization that promotes living in the city, using data from Multiple Listing Service, has found sales in ...

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Report: Subways won’t help Baltimore grow

Metro SubwayPhtg:  Eric Stocklin

Investment in fixed-line mass transit, such as the now abandoned Red Line project, would not have much impact on Baltimore’s population, according to a recent report. The study, “Subways and Urban Growth: Evidence from Earth” by Marco Gonzalez-Navarro, of the ...

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Here are the most expensive Baltimore area homes

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According to MRIShomes, these are the 10 most expensive homes currently on the market in the Baltimore area. The data is culled from existing active home listings and does not include new construction.

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Report: Baltimore attracting Chinese real estate investment

Baltimore skyline

Direct Chinese investment in U.S. real estate has been rising dramatically since 2010, and secondary markets like Baltimore soon could gain more attention from these investors, according to a recent report. The report “Breaking Ground: Chinese Investment in U.S. Real ...

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