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Baltimore County “Source of Income” becomes Law

On Monday, November 4, The Baltimore County Council voted in favor of the “Home Act” which adds a person’s “source of income” to the list of items prohibited in housing discrimination. This legislation means that landlord must accept college students for whom their parents co-sign the lease. Landlords must accept persons using a Housing Choice…

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Flood Zones and Floodplains

Before you purchase a property, check to find out if it is located in a Flood Zone, or Floodplain.  Most lenders require a property owner to purchase Flood Insurance if a property is located in a Floodplain. Most everyone knows that coastal properties are subject to flooding and wind damage from hurricanes. Properties located within…

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Agency Disclosure

Unless and until there is a written Buyer-Broker Agency Agreement signed with a prospective Buyer, then Ben Frederick Realty, Inc. (BFR), Ben Frederick Realty, Inc. represents the Seller. (“seller” includes “landlord” and “buyer” includes “tenant”, and “purchase” or “sale” includes “lease”) Requirements While BFR represents the Seller, the following requirements apply to BFR and its…

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Johns Hopkins Eliminates Apartments

Johns Hopkins University owns the 98-unit Blackstone Apartment Building at 3215 N. Charles St., which it acquired in 2006. In October 2019, the University announced that all of the students living in these apartments will be asked to vacate at the end of their current lease, all of which terminate on May 31, 2020. The…

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