Baltimore City: Green Spaces

Baltimore City may not always be perceived in the most positive light—it was famously referred to as a  “disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess” in the news—but there is a reason it is affectionately known as “Charm City.” Baltimore was originally nicknamed “Charm City” as part of a 1970s advertising campaign featuring marble steps, steamed… Continue reading Baltimore City: Green Spaces

Termite Prevention in Maryland: Pre- and Post-Construction

Image by Roy Buri from Pixabay (https://pixabay.com/photos/termites-nature-food-insect-3367350/) Just hearing the word termite sends a shiver down one’s spine. And wouldn’t you know that Baltimore has the distinction of being one of the “Top 50 Termite Cities in the U.S.”? With the weather getting warmer, this problem becomes more prevalent. These insidious critters (the Eastern Subterranean… Continue reading Termite Prevention in Maryland: Pre- and Post-Construction

Where to Find Recycled Building Materials in Baltimore

If you are in the business of renovating homes, Baltimore provides not only opportunities to donate used building materials—thereby saving them from ending up in a landfill, but also to purchase used building materials at reasonable prices. Four organizations are listed below, along with their website addresses, that provide options both in terms of donation… Continue reading Where to Find Recycled Building Materials in Baltimore

The Phone is Ringing

There is no doubt that capital markets have tightened in the face of the Coronavirus pandemic. While there remains access to funding, the funding requirements have changed. For real estate investors, that means that funders are offering lower LTVs and requiring higher credit scores to offset the volatility and risk that has been introduced into… Continue reading The Phone is Ringing