Baltimore City

HampdenFest 2019

September 12th, 2019

Hampdenfest 2019 is September 21. There will be live entertainment beginning at 11am on three different stages. There is a kids area with activities for children, a Dangerously Delicious Pies pie eating contest, and blocks of arts and crafts vendors and other wares from a wide range of merchants and artists. The famous Toilet Bowl Races are from [...]

HonFest 2019

June 3rd, 2019

Honfest 2019 is June 8-9! This year marks the 26th Annual HonFest! Honfest's hours are: Saturday 11am-8pm, with a Block Party from 8-10pm. Sunday is from 12-6pm. Parking will be available for $8 at the garage at 3700 Keswick Avenue, thanks to Johns Hopkins University, who owns the lot. So, what is Honfest? Honfest is [...]

Maryland Property Tax Rate Not as High as Many Believe

January 30th, 2019

The Maryland property tax rate is not as high as many believe. I hear pretty often that the Maryland property tax rate is one of the highest in the country. Though it may feel that way, currently, it ranks #20, according to this post in the Patch. There are 19 other states with property tax [...]

Property Taxes in Baltimore County and Baltimore Rise in 2019

January 7th, 2019

Property taxes in Baltimore County and Baltimore City rise in 2019. Well, and every other county in Maryland. This is apparently the first year since 2008 where every single Maryland county is seeing property tax increases. Assessments on Maryland properties are averaging a 9.1% increase on average. Baltimore City residents are seeing a 5.9% increase, [...]

Baltimore City Christmas Tree Pickup 2019

December 27th, 2018

Baltimore City Christmas Tree Pickup 2018 will be happening January 2-January 31, 2019. The Baltimore City Department of Public Works posted on their website: "DPW will offer curbside tree collection from Wednesday, Jan. 2 through Thursday, Jan. 31. Residents should set out trees on their regularly scheduled trash collection day, at the same location where their [...]

Halloween in Baltimore 2018

October 24th, 2018

The weekend before Halloween in Baltimore is often filled with fun activities and good times! This year Halloween is on Tuesday, so some many of the events will be the weekend before for Baltimore Halloween fun! I will put the date of the event in BOLD so you know which dates to find these events! Hunt [...]

HampdenFest 2018

August 30th, 2018

Hampdenfest 2018 is September 8! There will be live entertainment beginning at 11am on three different stages. There is a kids area with activities for children, a Dangerously Delicious Pies pie eating contest, and blocks of arts and crafts vendors and other wares from a wide range of merchants and artists. The famous Toilet Bowl Races are from [...]

Baltimore City Rental Law New 2018

August 6th, 2018

Baltimore City has new rental laws that took effect August 1, 2018. Baltimore City landlords have until January 2019 to comply with the new rental laws. Landlords in Baltimore City must hire a licensed home inspector to inspect their units to meet certain criteria. Here is a link to the  four page inspection checklist that [...]

HonFest 2018

May 31st, 2018

Honfest 2018 is June 9-10! This year marks the 25th Annual HonFest! Honfest's hours are: Saturday 11am-8pm, with the Dancin' in the Streets Block Party from 8-10pm. Sunday is from 12-6pm. Parking will be available for $8 at the garage at 3700 Keswick Avenue, thanks to Johns Hopkins University, who owns the lot. So, what [...]

Baltimore City Christmas Tree Pickup 2018

December 27th, 2017

Baltimore City Christmas Tree Pickup 2018 will be happening January 9-January 31, 2018! The Baltimore City Department of Public Works just posted on their website on 12/26/17: "DPW will offer curbside tree collection beginning Tuesday, January 9 through Wednesday, January 31, 2018. Residents should set out trees on their regularly scheduled trash collection day, at the [...]