Baltimore City real estate

Baltimore City Property Tax Reduction Initiative – Renew Baltimore

September 29th, 2023

Baltimore City property taxes are very high, and there is an initiative called "Renew Baltimore" to try to get those property tax rates reduced over the next 10 years. Currently, the Baltimore City property tax rate is 2.248%, which is more than double Baltimore County’s rate of 1.100%. Renew Baltimore has a plan that would [...]

Baltimore City Lien Certificate Delay 2023

March 10th, 2023

Baltimore City lien certificates have been delayed in early 2023. The issue began in Fall 2022, and has not cleared up by the beginning of March 2023. The Baltimore Sun reported on the issue in February. There is currently a backlog of lien sheet requests, which has made the historically two-week turn around time bloom [...]

Baltimore Property Tax Cut Proposed

March 12th, 2019

A Baltimore City property tax cut was proposed by Mayor Pugh to reduce the tax rate by 2021. Mayor Pugh's goal is to have the Baltimore City owner occupied property tax rate reduced to under 2% of an assessed property's value. Her hope is to have it reduced to 2.048% by this coming July, according [...]

Baltimore City Tax Credits for Resident Baltimore Homebuyers

July 1st, 2014

Baltimore City tax credits for resident Baltimore homebuyers is a program designed to keep residents in the city, rather than have them move out to the counties. The program is called Resident Retention Tax Credits, and was introduced to the City Council on June 30, 2014. The program is intended to help current residents who lose their Homestead [...]

Baltimore CityLIFT Buyer Financing Program

January 31st, 2013

Baltimore is offering CityLIFT program, which is a downpayment assistance program in areas of Baltimore City. There are many qualification requirements, and currently funds are limited, but I have a few lenders with whom I work who are approved to provide the program. The CityLIFT program offers a $15,000 grant that can be forgiven after [...]

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