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Foreclosure Laws Gone Wrong: 2516 Jefferson Street

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February 11, 2014 by Baltimore Slumlord Watch

This home is a perfect example of why Maryland needs to open its Foreclosure Registry Site to the public.  Residents and community groups should not have to go through their elected officials or Baltimore Housing to find the disposition and current owner of a nuisance or blighted property in their neighborhoods.

Property Address:  2516 Jefferson Street, Baltimore, MD 21205

Property Owner:  The State of MD would have you believe the owner is a man by the name of Dennis Johnson.  However, the property was sold in a foreclosure sale, to MD Holdings, LLC in July of 2007.  The court ratified the sale in November of 2007, therefore, MD Holdings, LLC is responsible for the condition of this property and should be listed as the owner of record.

MD Holdings, LLC (charter has been forfeited, company is not in good standing):  211 E Lombard Street, “Suite” 161, Baltimore, MD 21201 (I have “suite” in quotation marks, because the address is actually a mailbox at a UPS Store, disallowed under Maryland law.

Resident Agent for MD Holdings, LLC:  Carlton Scott, same UPS Store address.

City Council District and Contact: District 13, Warren Branch

State Senator: Nathaniel McFadden

State Delegates: Talmadge Branch, Nina R. Harper, Cheryl Glenn

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2 thoughts on “Foreclosure Laws Gone Wrong: 2516 Jefferson Street

  1. Jack BeVier says:

    While I totally agree that the Foreclosure Registry Site should be made available to the public, you can also find this information at http://casesearch.courts.state.md.us by searching the last owner’s name and digging back to 2007. The Purchaser is filed as MD Holdings LLC, which some digging on mdlandrec.net reveals was the noteholder at the time of the auction. The original mortgage was made to Dennis Johnson by Aames Home Loans. Given the lack of action, it appears that MD Holdings LLC has written the property off. The tax sale was purchased by one of John Reiff’s clients, but he was either redeemed or wrote the tax lien certificate off as well, because the foreclosure action was never concluded. Seems like a good candidate for receivership.

    • Baltimore Slumlord Watch says:

      Unfortunately in a lot of these cases, the Casesearch website drops off, and the disposition of the property (including the ratification of the sale) is not recorded, rendering it useless for accurate follow-up.

      As much as our government loves to talk about “transparency” and “open government” — it’s meaningless unless the public is able to access accurate, unfiltered data.

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