September 28, 1997
Harbel Housing Partnership sponsoring free workshopHarbel Housing Partnership is sponsoring a free workshop for home sellers at 6: 30 p.m. Oct. 7 at the Towson Library, 320 York Road.Topics will include methods of selling a house, preparing a property for sale, home inspection, financing presale repairs and mortgages for the seller's next home.Information or reservations: 410-444-2100.Open house to be held in Original NorthwoodThe Original Northwood Neighborhood Association will sponsor a Community Open House from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 12.The neighborhood, in North Baltimore between Loch Raven Boulevard and The Alameda, is known for its tree-lined streets.
March 12, 1997
Sometime within the next two weeks, David Smith will go from home renter to homeowner. He won't have to move an inch, and the change will save him nearly $200 a month.Smith is one of the occupants of 30 single-family homes in the city taken over last year by the Maryland Housing Fund, the unit in the state Department of Housing and Community Development that insures state housing loans.John MacLean, the state official charged with disposing of the 30 properties, said the primary goal is to get as many tenants as possible to buy the homes, formerly owned by the Baltimore Housing Partnership.
March 10, 1997
Even as it was sinking deeper into debt, the nonprofit Baltimore Housing Partnerships was paying thousands of dollars a year in bonuses to members of its staff.The bonuses were paid through 1995 before being halted, and ranged from about $300 to as much as $10,000 a year, depending on the performance of the individual employee and the agency as a whole, past and present officials said.Disclosure of the bonus payments comes as the partnership is trying to renegotiate the terms of millions of dollars in loans with the state Department of Housing and Community Development and two private lenders.
December 15, 1996
The National Association of Realtors (NAR) and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development have signed a new fair housing partnership agreement to replace the Voluntary Affirmative Marketing Agreement that had been in effect for more than two decades.The signing took place earlier this month at a meeting of organizations participating with HUD in the "National Partners in Home Ownership" plan to raise the nation's homeownership to a record 67.5 percent by the year 2000.NAR is one of more than 50 organizations in the "Partners" plan.
November 24, 1996
Century 21 opens Web site, listing data on 358 areasCentury 21 Real Estate Corp. has launched a Web site on America Online's real estate page to provide homebuyers with information on Baltimore and 111 other communities across North America.The "Century 21 Communities" Web site includes data on attractions, government and transportation.Information on the site will be "continually updated and expanded" by its network of approximately 5,000 brokers nationwide, according to Century 21.Rankings of 358 metropolitan areas based on cost of living, education, arts and culture, recreation, health care, crime, housing and employment is another feature of "Century 21 Communities."
January 4, 1996
Five months after tearing down a huge, decrepit high-rise project, Baltimore is moving to replace some of the housing for poor families elsewhere by renovating vacant rowhouses and a rundown apartment complex.Yesterday, the Board of Estimates approved creating 13 public housing units as part of a $2.5 million overhaul of an apartment complex in the Coldstream-Homestead-Montebello neighborhood.The step is part of a broad redevelopment plan to provide new subsidized and market-rate rental housing for low-income families.