Baltimore City, MD Real Estate News

By June Piper-Brandon, Creating Generational Wealth Through Homeownership
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
A Journey Starts with One StepI am often inspired by things around me, quotes I see,  conversations I have, and something I experienced.I saw this quote on Facebook this afternoon and it reminded me of a young man that I helped purchase his first home.  I met him in a homebuyer education class that I co-presented.  No one in his family had ever owned a home before.  He was a young African American man raising his son by himself and he didn't make a lot of money but he knew he wanted a better life for his 3-year-old son.   He could afford a monthly payment of $500.How would you know you couldn't afford to buy a home if you never talked to a Realtor or a Loan Officer?  How would you know the steps you needed to take to one day own a home?What if I told you that you didn't need to have 20%...
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By June Piper-Brandon, Creating Generational Wealth Through Homeownership
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Sugar MamasThere's a little takeout place not far from my house called Sugar Mamas.  Now with a name like that, you have to know there are sweets and butter involved and you wouldn't be wrong.  A few years ago I did a stint driving for Doordash and on weekends I often picked up from Sugar Mama's but I had never eaten there.  It looked really good and it smelled divine. So, this morning we ordered breakfast from there.  If you order on the Doordash app and it's your first time ordering from Sugar Mamas you can get 30% off if you pick it up.  We ordered on the app and my son, Liam, went to pick it up.We both ordered the Belgian Waffle Platter and for $13.75 it was more than I could eat. It came with 4 small waffles, sausage (or bacon), grits (or hashbrowns - I had cheese grits and Liam ha...
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By Michael J. Perry, Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist
(KW Elite )
   Hey am I too late to toss mine in the ring . I’ve owned this battle tested hat for over 20 years . It has survived many downpours and humid sunny days . It can be folded up to place into your back pocket . It sure to score big on any Miller Lite Happy Hour Events .    The history of ownership starts in Baltimore at Oriole Park in CamdenYards . I met 7 friends on a Saturday night to take in an O’s game .Ironically right after we received our hat give away’s it started to rain and only two ( of the 8 ) were wearing ball caps . We were quite a site a row of 8 sporting the priceless beauties- Between 15,000 -20,000 weregiven away that night . And we filled ourselves on Boog’s BQ and one(?) ice cold Miller Lite . And BTW the O’s won that night . 
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By June Piper-Brandon, Creating Generational Wealth Through Homeownership
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Greater Mondawmin and Rosemont IncentiveThe Greater Mondawmin and Coppin Heights Incentive offered by Neighborhood Housing Services of Baltimore is a $10,000 deferred loan to attract potential homebuyers to purchase homes in the Mondawmin, Coppin Heights, and Rosemont areas of Baltimore City.  This program reduces the amount of money a home buyer will need up-front to buy their home.This is a list of things you need to know about this program: You must earn a homeownership counseling certificate from a HUD-approved provider before making an offer on your home. You have to live in this home as your primary residence Household income cannot exceed 100% of AMI Geographic restrictions apply.  You must purchase a home in the Greater Mondawmin, Coppin Heights, and Rosemont areas You must use ...
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By June Piper-Brandon, Creating Generational Wealth Through Homeownership
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Buying a Home in Baltimore City?Are you thinking about buying a home in Baltimore City?  There are a few things you should be prepared for when buying a home in Baltimore City.In speaking with my title person today I was informed that the department that produces the Lien Sheets that are needed for the title company and the mortgage company to ensure that the title to the home you are purchasing has no outstanding liens is now only processing applications from November 23, 2022.  This means that your Realtor needs to allow for at least 45 days for your contract to close.  There are over 225 distinct neighborhoods in Baltimore City, each with its own personality, and own kind of architecture too.  There are some amazing communities that have lots to offer including parks, shopping, trail...
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By Andrea Bedard, Fluent in Real Estate & German, M.A. ABR ASP CIPS
(Thompson Company, REALTORS® 240.593.2860)
Since 1947 (the same year the Christmas movie was released) the owners of the 700 block of the 34th street in Baltimore's Hampden neighborhood go all out decorating their 2 and 3 story rowhomes, drawing quite the crowd night after night. It's an unwritten rule that one must love the holidays, or better, decorating for it, if you want to buy on the block. New residents must also understand how much foot traffic the 700 block gets for the last 5 weeks of every year. The annual holiday lights extravaganza runs from the end of November through New Year's Eve. Lights turn off at 10 PM, or midnight on weekends. There's no admission charge, but parking can be hard to find. The Miracle on 34th Street, the Baltimore edition is an extremely popular event in Maryland to experience some original Ba...
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By June Piper-Brandon, Creating Generational Wealth Through Homeownership
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Home Ownership Counseling in Baltimore CityIf you are buying a home in Baltimore City and want to take advantage of being able to get some assistance with down payment and closing costs. Everyone that wants to take advantage of any of the down payment assistance programs has to have received a homeownership counseling certificate from an accredited agency before closing on their new home.  A complete list of agencies can be found here.Here is a list of the ones I have always referred to:Belair Edison NeighborhoodsGo Northwest Harbel Community OrganizationSoutheast Community Development CorporationSt Ambrose Housing Aid Center You will have to pre-register for any of these classes and plan ahead as the process can take some time, don't wait until the last minute or you could lose out on ...
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By June Piper-Brandon, Creating Generational Wealth Through Homeownership
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Direct Homeownership Assistance ProgramThe Direct Homeownership Assistance Program provides down payment and closing cost assistance to eligible first-time homebuyers who are either buying the house they have rented and lived in for at least six months or who have a household member with a disability. The program reduces the amount of money the buyer will need up front to buy their home. This program can only be used in conjunction with the First Time Homebuyers Incentive Program (formerly Community Development Block Grant Program).  This is a $5,000 assistance program.This is a list of things you need to know about this program: You must earn a homeownership counseling certificate from a HUD-approved provider before making an offer on your home. You have to live in this home as your pr...
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By June Piper-Brandon, Creating Generational Wealth Through Homeownership
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
First-Time Homebuyers Incentive ProgramThe First-Time Homebuyers Incentive Program was formerly called the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Homeownership Assistance Program and provides $10,000 in down payment and closing cost assistance to eligible first-time homebuyers buying a home in Baltimore City.  First-time homebuyers buying in City designated "impact investment areas" can receive an additional $10,000, for a total of $20,000 in assistance.  This is a list of things you need to know about this program: You must earn a homeownership counseling certificate from a HUD approved provider before making an offer on your home. You have to live in this home as your primary residence You must contribute at least $1000 of your own money to your home purchase - this can include the ...
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By Ron Trzcinski, 410-935-5844
(410-935-5844 Office)
1809 Chelsea Road, Baltimore, MD 21216Huge Price Reduction$40,000 Price Reduction4 Bedrooms and 2 Full BathroomsBeautifully Renovated HomeHome has already been inspected.  Electric, Plumbing, and HVAC are in top condition.Backs to parkland.This one is a winner.$290,000.Call Ron today to make an appointment to see it.The Hotline: 410-935-5844 
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By June Piper-Brandon, Creating Generational Wealth Through Homeownership
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Baybrook Boost Downpayment Assistance ProgramThe Baybrook Boost is a partnership between the Greater Baybrook Alliance and Neighborhood Housing Services to help people become homeowners in the 21225 and 21226 zip codes - Brooklyn and Curtis Bay.  This program offers a no interest no payment loan of between $10,000 and $20,500 to qualifying purchasers to help with downpayment and closing costs to purchase a home in this area. Buyers will have to earn a homeownership counseling certificate.  Which means taking a homeownership class from a HUD-accredited agency.You have to live in the home as your primary residence.You must apply and be approved for the no-interest loan prior to closing on your new home. There are income restrictions, for more information about this see hereThis is only av...
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By June Piper-Brandon, Creating Generational Wealth Through Homeownership
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Baltimore City Employee Homeownership ProgramDo you work for the City of Baltimore or one of its agencies?  You could qualify for $5000 towards purchasing a home in Baltimore City.  With the changing real estate market programs like these have become more acceptable to take advantage of while purchasing your home.   There are over 225 neighborhoods in Baltimore City to choose from and they do truly offer something for everyone.If you qualify, you can use this grant in conjunction with one of the many other down payment assistance programs available for home buyers in Baltimore City.  To get started you will need to complete homeownership counseling from an accredited agency and complete a program application.  You will also need to work with a loan officer with a financial institution t...
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By June Piper-Brandon, Creating Generational Wealth Through Homeownership
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Buying a Home in Baltimore CityLive Near Your Work There are about 225 distinct neighborhoods in Baltimore City, offering something for every buyer.  In addition, the city of Baltimore offers some great incentives for buyers to purchase here.  If you have been having a hard time saving for your new home, you may want to consider Baltimore where you can purchase a home for as little as $1000 of your own money. You will need at least a 640 credit score in order to qualify for a loan and you will need to complete a HUD-accredited Home Buyer Education program too. If you work in Baltimore City, you may want to check the Live Near Your Work Program to see if your company participates.   The incentive value varies by employer and in some cases, like Johns Hopkins Hospital, may be tied to cert...
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By Ron Trzcinski, 410-935-5844
(410-935-5844 Office)
OPEN HOUSE: 1809 Chelsea Road, Baltimore, MD 21216 $50,000 price reduction; Backs to Gwynns Falls Park; 4 bedrooms and 2 full baths; Beautifully renovated;  Quiet neighborhood of single family homes; Do not miss it; See you on Sunday, 10/30/2022, between 11:00 am and 3:00 pm at 1809 Chelsea Road, Baltimore, MD 21216.
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By Ron Trzcinski, 410-935-5844
(410-935-5844 Office)
The Virtual Tour If you list your house with me, you can have a virtual tour of the interior of the home, along with professional photos, and drone shots of the neighborhood. This applies if the house is a nicely renovated home or if it is a home in need of extensive renovations.Here are two virtual tours. The first one is for a renovated home, which is located at 1809 Chelsea Road, Baltimore, MD 21216.. The second one is for a home which is in need of renovations and, which is located at 1936 Ridgehill Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21217.Whether you are a buyer who is looking for a nice home where you can move right in or a buyer who is looking for an investment that you can renovate and resell, the virtual tour will give you a very good idea of how the property looks. When you click on the li...
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By June Piper-Brandon, Creating Generational Wealth Through Homeownership
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Qualify for $5000 Towards Your Home PurchaseLive Baltimore's Fall 2022 Trolley Tour is almost here!!  On October 1 you will have a chance to apply for $5000 in down payment and closing cost assistance.  To qualify, you will have to attend the Trolley Tour event on October 1 at The University of Maryland, Baltimore from 8:30 am to 1 pm.  You'll have the opportunity to tour neighborhoods in Southwest Baltimore City (Sowebo) and learn everything there is to know about the home-buying process.  Up to 20 attendees will be chosen to receive a $5000 grant.  Register for the Fall 2022 Trolley Tour to learn how you can become eligible for the Buying into Baltimore $5000 homebuying incentive.  One of the key things you need to have completed in order to qualify for the grant is to have earned a H...
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
Park Towers West Unit #502 7121 Park Heights Ave. Baltimore, Maryland 21215 MLS#MDBA2051464 The new buyers will enjoy the luxury of 1700' plus square feet move-in condition in this three-bedroom, two-bath corner unit.  They will also enjoy living in the fifth-floor condo with replacement windows, a gourmet kitchen with gas cooking, and a covered balcony to watch the beautiful sunset views. And there's more Separate full laundry room and closets galore. The extra-large living room is 23' x 14', plus a separate dining room. The third bedroom used as a den has custom built-ins. This condo is a bright corner unit; the third bedroom/den has windows on two sides.   Park Towers West is a full-service high-rise condo building with security, a front desk, and elevators. All utilities, plus a de...
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By June Piper-Brandon, Creating Generational Wealth Through Homeownership
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Just Sold - 320 Allendale St, Baltimore, MD 21229My buyers got a great home, we negotiated a great price and great terms that worked with their loan type, and with the help of Chase Cusack from First Home Mortgage, we found $15,000 in grant money for the buyer's downpayment and closing costs so they were able to purchase this home with only $1000 of their own money invested.  Then, #TheTitleLady helped bring it all together to closing.This 3 bedroom 1.5 bathroom home had a beautifully updated kitchen with granite counters, LVT flooring, fenced rear yard with off-street parking for 2 cars.  All of this for under $200,000.Are you a first-time homebuyer?  Are you thinking about buying your first home?Or, do you have a home to sell and want to buy another home?Let's talk!!  I can help you w...
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By Ron Trzcinski, 410-935-5844
(410-935-5844 Office)
Work in DC for High Pay: Live in Baltimore for a Low Cost of Living Beautiful 3 story form stone front home in very convenient and accessible location --- 3 bedrooms --- Privacy fenced back yard --- Quick access to I-95 and I-695, Penn Station, Light Rail, and BWI Airport --- A short distance to the walking, biking, and hiking trails of Gwynns Falls and the nine hole golf course of Carroll Park --- Located within just about 2 miles of major educational institutions such as UMBC, Coppin State University, the University of Maryland Medical Center, and Maryland Institute College of Art --- Within those same 2 miles there is lots of entertainment, sports, and culture such as Oriole Park, Ravens Stadium, The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, The Baltimore Museum of Art, Walters Art Gallery, The ...
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By Ron Trzcinski, 410-935-5844
(410-935-5844 Office)
Consider Real Estate Investment Starting with this Home in Baltimore Brick front row house with covered front porch and 2nd story bump out. Spacious home has 1,560 square feet of living area. Back yard has a privacy fence but could be converted to a parking pad. The property has been used for both residential and business purposes. Use as one large single family residence or use as a 2 unit. The property needs lots of work but the structure is sound. Home is located just about a half mile from Johns Hopkins University and Maryland Institute College of Art. Price is $275,000, but owner will consider all offers. Renovated homes of a similar style within .5 mile are selling in the $300s and some in the $400s. Close to I-83 and to Penn Station. 312 E 25th Street, Baltimore, MD 21218. 
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