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In My Neighborhood in Baltimore : Real Estate Advice

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Thu Feb 9, 2017
Lafontaine asked:
Is there recourse (or a precedent) to get this corrected? As cities go, neighborhoods can be great or blight-ridden from block to block. I believe they are primarily designating the location…
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Wed Nov 11, 2015
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Thu Aug 20, 2015
Blake Marie Randolph answered:
You don't need to necessarily go through a bank to finance your property. You can go with any mortgage company and often the smaller ones are better. If you need advice on financing for buying a property or for refinancing it, call Jim Randolph, he is an amazing loan officer. His number is 410-365-2970 and his email address is jrandolph@primeres.com. If you need a reliable realtor to work with, you can call or text me anytime at 443-633-8852 or you can email me at blakerandolph@kw.com.

Happy House Hunting!
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Tue Sep 9, 2014
petertdoheny answered:
I am the seller of 1424 Bolton-since I bought it in 1998 things have improved massively-MRIA and Mount Vernon special assessment have improved police presence and response immeasurably. This is still the City-don't leave things visible that might be attractive, and keep doors locked.

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Fri Apr 26, 2013
Robert McArtor answered:
My first home was on Dartmouth Ave. I raised my first two children there and loved it. You are close to many community amenities including 695. If you need help searching for a home in the area, please click on the link below. ... more
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Sat Jan 19, 2013
James Claiborne answered:
Greetings
If you are screening for to sell or buy a property look for the answers that talk
directly to your question. Each transaction is different and you want to be concerned with

the answers and agents that speak directly to your needs.
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Sat Dec 22, 2012
Latiftbone asked:
Tue Aug 7, 2012
Charles Tandy answered:
Pam,

There is an organization called Walkability that rates neighborhoods on safety, access, etc. in Baltimore they identify about 270 neighborhoods, and Federal Hill is ist, Otterbein is 3rd. Go to their website. My house in Otterbein is for sale. 113 W Montgomery. Call me at 717-371-7153.

Charles
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Fri May 18, 2012
June Piper-Brandon, MRP answered:
As a licensed agent we can not comment about criminal activity in a neighborhood or speak bad about a neighborhood unless we have direct knowledge (i.e. live there ourselves). However we can point you to websites or places where you might find information about that area.
I have found the Live Baltimore website to be a great place to find information: http://www.LiveBaltimore.com and you can find demographic and crime mapping information at http://www.baltimorepolice.org/your-community/crime-map - you will find a lot of information on this website.
If I can be of any further assistance please don't hesitate to email me at June.PiperBrandon@c21NM.com or call me 410-292-0100.
June Piper-Brandon
Century 21 New Millennium
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Fri Feb 17, 2012
Bridgette Gray answered:
Hello Sharon, Washington Village is an easy walk to Camden Yard and Raven's Stadium and the MARC station at Camden Yard. Washington Village has a lot to offer new buyers. There are some great opportunities here to buy at a low price. Let me know if you would like to see some properties. My information is listed below:

Thanks,
Bridgette

Bridgette Gray
Professional Realtor
Century 21 Home Center
9811 Greenbelt Rd
Ste 205
Greenbelt, MD 20706
Direct: 202-486-9987
Toll Free: 800-679-9788 x 20
Office: 301-552-300
E-Fax: 240-624-2268
Email: bgray@mris.com
Website: www.brdgtohomeownership.com

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Tue Dec 13, 2011
Andrew Supa answered:
I am not a real estate agent, but I would recommend checking this listing out. If you want more information about this listing, contact Erika Keys. Her information is below the listing. Hope it works out for you

723 Old North Point Road
Baltimore, MD 21224

Bedrooms : 7
Bathrooms : 2½
Lot Size : 0.19 ac
Type : Detached
Style : Other
Year Built : 1927
Taxes : $2,754 (2010)
Ownership : Fee Simple
Subdivision : North Point
Stories : 3
MLS# : BC7636216
WalkScoreâ„¢ : 66 (Somewhat Walkable)
Your Rating :
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Live where you work!!! How much better can you get. With 7 bedrooms and commercial zoning, this is perfect for a home based business. Parking for about 10 cars. This was a working beauty shop and boarding house not too long ago. Could be a money maker with a little sweat equity or just make it your own personal residence. Buyer to verify zoning and possible uses.

Erika Key
RE/MAX First Choice
Sales Associate
keyerika2@gmail.com
www.remaxfc.com
www.reedergroup.com

410-391-6900(O)
410-960-3339(C)
1201 Eastern Blvd
Baltimore , Md 21221
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Sun Nov 27, 2011
Mariano Simms answered:
A great way to find a good school in the Baltimore area, is to ask a friend or family member to refer a school to you, also you can visit a site that publish the top schools in Maryland to see what school is the closest in your area. Here are links for the top High and Middle School in Maryland.
Middle School:
http://www.schooldigger.com/go/MD/schoolrank.aspx?pagetype=top10&level=2
High School: http://www.schooldigger.com/go/MD/schoolrank.aspx?pagetype=top10&level=3
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Mon Nov 21, 2011
Theresa Sheaffer answered:
Another site you can go to is http://www.picketreport.com VERY COOL website for neighborhood information.
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Mon Oct 31, 2011
Mark Lee answered:
Try this link from Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_MTA_Maryland_bus_routes. Do keep in mind that Wikipedia's information is provided by users, so there is always a chance that the information has not been verified or is not correct. That said, I have found much of Wiki's data to be useful and correct for the research that I have done.

Also, here is MTA's website: http://mta.maryland.gov/

Good luck!

Mark
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Mark Lee
Residential and Commercial Real Estate

Mark Lee Team
RE/MAX Acclaimed Realty

c: 410-375-6114
o: 410-561-0055
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Wed Sep 28, 2011
June Piper-Brandon, MRP answered:
I would be happy to assist you in the sale of your property in Gwynn Oak. I have worked with many investors and understand how important realistic pricing is. I just sold a newly renovated home in 21207 a few weeks ago. Recently, I had several of my listings go under contract. There are many cycles in the buying market and a well priced home going on the market right now could sell well.
I have been in the real estate industry for over 25 years in a variety of capacities. I have received many sales awards for top sales agent. Century 21 is one of the largest companies in the world and is part of the largest relocation network and as such has exceptional marketing abilities and the ability to get homes sold.
June Piper-Brandon
Associate Broker
Century 21 Associates
410-292-0100 (Direct)
410-730-8888 (office)
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Wed Sep 28, 2011
Candice Titus answered:
Yes. You can get a Home Equity line of credit or get it financed as a 203k rehab loan. With 203k's you can refinance/finance your home to make improvements. I can get you intouch with some lenders. I have another client doing the same thing.

Candice Titus
410-262-5039
ctitus@cbmove.com
www.facebook.com/candice.titus
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Sat Aug 6, 2011
Ron Thomas answered:
What you ask for is a Confidentiality issue on a public forum such as this.

Please call the HOA.
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Sat Aug 6, 2011
Mario Valone answered:
If you want to travel a longer distance, here is a bike map of Baltimore. The city is trying to become more biker friendly.
http://www2.citypaper.com/news/bikes/map.asp
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Sat Aug 6, 2011
Mario Valone answered:
Here is the MTA light rail website. There is a link with the map on it, so you can take a look at it and determine which stop is best for you. If you are driving to the metro, the map will also tell you which stops have parking.

http://mta.maryland.gov/light-rail
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Tue Jun 21, 2011
Michael Carnahan answered:
Drifty2,

These questions are difficult to answer. A Home Owners Association in certain communities is mandatory and has specific rules and regulations that home owners in that community MUST follow. These exist generally in newer neighborhoods rather than older, established neighborhoods.

In the older communities there can be community associations that are voluntary and that are for the greater good of the community. They have no authority to penalize anyone generally speaking. These types of organizations can work with the government to get inspectors to check neighborhoods, similarly to how an individual can call a County agency directly and ask for help with a problem.

As a resident, you might try calling the office of the Baltimore County Executive, at 410-887-2450, for assistance. They might help you directly with your situation, or they may refer you to the correct agency that handles the type of problem you are dealing with. You can also check out the Baltimore County website, at http://baltimorecountymd.gov/.

The bottom line is that caring residents can help to build a positive image in a community, but we have to rely on the authority of the County government to impose fines and other penalties. I hope this is helpful to you, and I wish you all the best as you try to better your community.

Best regards,

Mike
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