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Oct 4, 2017

Zillow: Baltimore home sellers see low return on investment

A real estate database company has found that Baltimore homeowners who sold their property last year received $5,000 over what they paid. The Baltimore Sun reports Zillow found the return on investment for homes sold in Baltimore in 2016 was 5.4 percent — the lowest for 33 cities within the report. Zillow senior economist Aaron Terrazas says […]

May 31, 2017

Live Baltimore names new executive director

Live Baltimore, a nonprofit promoting city living, named Annie Millie its next executive director. Millie, who currently serves as Live Baltimore’s marketing director, will take over her new position on June 16. She was selected following a three-month national search by the organization. “Annie’s passion for Live Baltimore’s work is contagious. She has keen and […]

Sep 17, 2014

Baltimore’s housing market eyes immigrants

Immigrants are increasingly being depended on to bolster Baltimore's population, and by extension its housing market, according to a city report released Wednesday that proposes several strategies to help these residents find homes.

May 6, 2014

Live Baltimore says customers purchased 20% of city homes

Live Baltimore reports that its customers bought 20 percent of the homes sold in Baltimore during March.

Jan 20, 2012

Construction to begin at new Social Security Administration complex in Reisterstown

Construction is expected to begin at a $150 million Social Security Administration complex after a ceremonial groundbreaking set for Jan. 26 at 10:30 a.m. More than 1,600 federal employees are expected to work at the site, at 6100 Wabash Ave., once it opens. The transit-oriented building will be built on state-owned property directly across from […]

Jan 9, 2012

Joe Nathanson: How to achieve mayor’s goal to grow the city

In her inaugural speech marking the start of her first full term, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake announced her goal of having the city gain 10,000 households over this decade. This is certainly an ambitious goal, considering that the city has been losing population since the middle of the last century. At its peak in 1950, Baltimore […]

Oct 26, 2011

Downtown Partnership looks to continue growth in ‘The 401’

Encouraged by robust population growth in the city’s center, Downtown Partnership of Baltimore Inc. will soon launch a marketing effort with billboards, bumper stickers and even a signature cocktail to attract more residents to “The 401.” “We have this growing downtown that is incredibly diverse, that is flying under the radar, and we need to […]

Aug 12, 2011

The Hotel at Arundel Preserve opens its doors

The Fresh Market Inc. will hold a grand opening on Aug. 24 at 838 Dulaney Valley Rd. with chef demonstrations, and ample food samples throughout the store. A drawing will be held to give away a $1,000 “pantry,” which will provide a stock of The Fresh Market’s own brand of goodies, sold under the TFM […]

Aug 5, 2011

Real Estate Weekly – 8/5/11: Road safety project funded in Howard County

New fire station underway in Glen Burnie The Mullan Contracting Co. of Lutherville has been awarded a contract to construct the new Marley Fire Station, an 11,000-square-foot structure located near the intersection of Baltimore-Annapolis Boulevard and McGuirk Avenue in Glen Burnie. Site work has commenced on the $2.8 million project, of which funding for $1.8 million […]

Jun 27, 2011

Laria selected as managing partner of Ballard Spahr’s Baltimore office

Jon Laria has been selected to become the managing partner of the Baltimore office of Ballard Spahr. Laria succeeds Raymond G. Truitt, who has been named managing partner for finance and operations of the 13-office firm, effective July 1. Truitt will remain a member of Ballard Spahr’s elected board and will continue to be resident […]

May 19, 2011

Week in review: 5/20/11

Cardin, Gansler fight gas costs U.S. Sen. Benjamin L. Cardin and state Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler appeared Monday in Baltimore, with Cardin calling for an end to federal subsidies for big oil companies and Gansler advocating state legislation that would allow for price gouging investigations of the price of gasoline in Maryland. Police misconduct costs […]

May 16, 2011

Incentives lure potential homebuyers to Live Baltimore tour

Lured by incentives that total up to $5,000, about 200 potential homeowners searched a list of homes on the city’s West Side over the weekend as part of Live Baltimore’s Buying into Baltimore program. Anna Custer-Singh, executive director of the nonprofit group, said Monday no figures were available on the exact number of sales or […]

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