Monthly Archives: June 2009

New ramp from 695 Westbound to 95 South Near White Marsh plus Major Traffic Switch at 895/95 Split Will Mess With Baltimore Traffic

June 30th, 2009

Beginning July 1, 2009, expect major delays on 695 and 95 as confused motorists attempt to navigate the new location for the ramp to 95 South near White Marsh. Motorists will be exiting 695 from the RIGHT instead of the left, as they had been doing, and entering 95 South on the right as well. Here [...]

Home Valuation Code of Conduct (HVCC) Could Negatively Affect Towson House Values

June 24th, 2009

From our esteemed guest blogger, Tasha Linton, of Atlantic Home Equity Mortgage, more details about the Home Valuation Code of Conduct (HVCC), enacted May 1, 2009, and how it is negatively affecting home sales. -------------------------------------- As we all know, the recent implementation of the Home Valuation Code of Conduct (HVCC) has caused many issues in [...]

Towson Condo Owners Need to Be Aware of New Law

June 22nd, 2009

Beginning June 1, 2009, Maryland Law HB287, approved by the Governor May 19, went into effect. The bill discusses Real Property Condominiums -- Damage and Destruction. Here is a copy of the bill . What this means for the Towson condo owner is that before this bill, condominium associations, for the most part, were responsible for [...]

Old Towson Jail to become New West Towson Pool — Charter Members May Be Able to Transfer Membership when selling their West Towson Homes

June 15th, 2009

The site of the old jail in West Towson at the corner of Bosley and TowsonTown Blvd is due to have a new life -- as a community pool! Set to be open Memorial Day 2011, this would be a great addition to the Towson community. Loni Ingraham, of the Towson Times, wrote about it [...]

Towson First Time Homebuyers — $8000 Tax Credit Cannot Be Used for 3.5% Downpayment

June 10th, 2009

From our esteemed guest blogger, Tasha Linton, of Atlantic Home Equity Mortgage, more details about the first time homebuyer $8000 tax credit and how it can and cannot be used for buying a home. -------------------------- I am sure everyone heard about another change to the $8000 tax credit policy. On Friday, HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan announced [...]

West Towson House Values Not Hurt by New Elementary School

June 5th, 2009

On June 3, 2009, Judge Michael J. Finifter declared that the West Towson Elementary School can continue construction, ruling against a few Towson homeowners who had filed suit against the Board of Education in April. The homeowners live adjacent to the Ridge Ruxton School on Charles Street, the site where the new school is to be built. Their [...]