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Maryland Ground Rents

Property Owners Have Little to Fear From Maryland Ground Rent Title to real property in Maryland is either “in fee simple“; meaning there is no ground rent, or “subject to a ground rent” in which case it is known as “leasehold property.” Ground rents originated in Maryland when ownership of land was concentrated among the…

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Maryland Ground Rent Redemption Rates

Ground Rents are unique to the Baltimore Real Estate Market and oftentimes seem mysterious and confusing to clients from other areas of the country. Simply, a Ground Rent is a fee, usually paid twice per year, that is paid to an investor who owns the ground under the property.  Grounds rents are 99-year leases that automatically…

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New Tax Law Affects Apartment Property Owners

Congress and the President gave the country a huge Christmas present with the signing of the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” on December 22, 2017.  We have all heard varying accounts about this new tax law; but what is the impact for rental property, apartment property, and commercial-investment real estate owners and managers? Our models…

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