Maryland

Maryland Homeowners’ Property Tax Credit Filing Deadline

August 23rd, 2018

The Maryland Homeowners' Property Tax Credit filing deadline is September 1, 2018. There are two deadlines each year - May 1 to have it potentially reflected on your initial July tax bill, and September 1 for a final deadline for each year. This credit must be applied for each and every year! What is the [...]

Maryland Foreclosure Rate Third Highest in US in 2017

January 23rd, 2018

Maryland's foreclosure rate was the third highest in the US in 2017. Foreclosure proceedings were initiated on 11,930 homes in Maryland in 2017. The highest concentration of those foreclosure filings were in Prince George, Baltimore County and Baltimore City. There were 9,877 foreclosure auctions scheduled for 2017 in Maryland. The good news is that foreclosures [...]

Maryland Named 8th Best State To Live in by 24/7 Wall Street

December 1st, 2016

Maryland was named the 8th best state to live in by the website 24/7 Wall Street in November 2016. The states were ranked based on three social and economic measures including educational achievement, life expectancy at birth, and each state's poverty rate. For educational achievement, 39% of Maryland adults have earned at least a bachelor's degree, which, [...]

Fifteen Reasons Why Maryland Rocks

March 28th, 2014

Fifteen Reasons Why Maryland Rocks comes from a post that has floated around facebook recently, titled, "15 Reasons Why Maryland is Amazing." The author grew up in Maryland, and has continued to live here into adulthood. She is a photographer, so her photos are both inviting and lovely. Her love for Baltimore really shines through. [...]

Maryland Housing Price Appreciation 1975-2013

February 7th, 2014

Maryland Housing Average Annual Price Appreciation 1975-2013 per year is small but healthy, compared to some other states. Now, of course, the report is for the entire state, and as I have mentioned a number of times, real estate is very local -- and even looking at homes sales for Baltimore County alone still doesn't [...]

Baltimore County Property Tax Reassessment 2014

January 7th, 2014

Baltimore County property tax reassessments for 2014 have come out, and a lot of people between Towson and Owings Mills are affected. The State of Maryland's Department of Assessments and Taxation reassesses properties every three years. The property tax reassessment, just to note, does not show what your home could sell for in the real [...]

Maryland New Traffic Laws October 1, 2013

September 24th, 2013

Maryland has new traffic laws going into effect on October 1, 2013, and the Maryland State Police want to make sure everyone is aware of the changes. First, effective Oct. 1, it will become a primary offense for drivers to use hand-held cellphones while driving. This means that using your cellphone ALONE is a reason [...]

Reasons Why Maryland is the Coolest State

August 1st, 2013

There are many reasons why Maryland could be considered the coolest state. Buzzfeed came up with 20. I thought it was neat, so I thought I would share with you Buzzfeed's 20 reasons why Maryland is the Coolest State: 1) Maryland Crabs. (And the enjoyment of eating them. It takes a long time, so it is [...]

Stricter Distracted Driving Laws in Maryland

April 10th, 2013

The General Assembly passed a bill on Monday which would make talking on a handheld cellphone while driving a vehicle a primary offense. According to an article by WBAL, under the new bill, a police officer would be able to pull a driver over for talking on a handheld while their vehicle is in motion. [...]

Dine Out Maryland September 2012

September 4th, 2012

Dine Out Maryland is this month, September 2012, where you can save 20% on your meal at participating restaurants. Visit this website: dineoutmaryland.com and choose, "click here" to print coupon. You must have the coupon and present when you order to qualify for the 20% off. There are some restrictions (like, some are only offering the [...]

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