March 14, 2013
Many Marylanders live on the water, but the owner of this contemporary townhouse in Baltimore can walk out on three balconies and be over the water. The five-level home, built in 2006, sold for $1,125,000, about $100,000 less than the asking price. "This home was fun to sell because it showed so well and had excellent views of Baltimore's Inner Harbor from every level," said real estate agent William J. Ganz III, who listed the townhouse at 647 Ponte Villas South. "Combined with the fact that it is located in the private, gated Pier Homes at Harborview community, it was just a matter of time before it sold.
June 28, 2010
Buyers snapped up townhouses alongside the Inner Harbor for as much as $1 million off the asking price at a Monday night auction that experts say could help reset prices in Baltimore's languishing luxury real estate market. The auction — held at a Baltimore Marriott Waterfront hotel ballroom where bidders were greeted with an ice sculpture and served dishes such as pork tenderloin — drew about 400 people, 135 of whom registered to bid. After the action started, the development partners put more units on the block than originally planned and sold 18, all for hundreds of thousands of dollars off. The most expensive of the Pier Homes at HarborView auctioned off was a 3,732-square-foot unit.
September 15, 1993
In some ways, Baltimore's 27-story HarborView condominium complex seems as odd as its roof-top beacon that lights the night sky around the Inner Harbor. Here is one of the biggest private residential developments ever built in the city being completed at a time of continuing real estate foreclosures and economic uncertainty.Is it a harbinger of a boom or bust?With apartment prices ranging from $161,000 to $1.7 million, HarborView does not promise cheap living in a rowhouse city where a number of condominiums have run into trouble.
September 16, 1990
The fall of 1990 hardly seems an ideal time to start selling luxury high-rise condominiums on Baltimore's waterfront. With the crisis in the Middle East, the sluggish economy back home and past resistance to high-rise housing locally, it may seem more like sheer madness.But if anyone is going to roll the dice and come up a winner, the developers of the HarborView condominiums in South Baltimore appear to have a shot.With today's grand opening of a $5 million sales center and yacht club at 500 HarborView Drive, the public is going to see a high-powered, high-tech marketing effort that surpasses the debuts of just about any other local project in recent years -- for sheer chutzpah if nothing else.
January 19, 2011
Baltimore's ethics board asked a city councilwoman to stop contacting city agencies on behalf of the Inner Harbor luxury condominium outside her district where she lives with her boyfriend. The five-member board concluded that Councilwoman Rochelle "Rikki" Spector did not pressure officials to drop mold citations against the tenants' association of the Harborview condominium complex, but that her actions caused "uneasiness" among city employees. "Some City employees who were not directly contacted by Councilwoman Spector felt that her interest in the citations was potentially inappropriate when they found out that she lived at Harborview and that a different City Councilmember represented the District where that building is located," the board chair wrote in a letter to a tenant last month.
December 8, 1991
The developer of Baltimore's HarborView Marina and Yacht )) Club was selected as a Silver finalist for marketing efforts in the 1992 "MIRM" awards, the nation's largest new home marketing competition.HarborView Development Co., a joint venture of the Swirnow Group and Parkway Holdings Ltd., was named as having the "Best Sales and Information Pavilion" -- the three-story sales center and yacht club off the 1100 block of Key Highway.The pavilion was designed by the Columbia Design Collective to serve as the sales center for the entire $600 million, 42-acre HarborView community, which will have up to 1,590 residences.