915 N Rose Street: From One Negligent Owner to Another

Property Address: 915 N Rose Street, Baltimore, MD 21205

Property Owner: Orlando Warren & Huddie Brown, 822 Meehan Avenue, Queens, NY 11691

City Council District and Contact: District 13, Warren Branch

State Senator: Nathaniel McFadden

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

This property was owned by Houston slumlord Scott Wizig, before it was purchased by the current owners, who seem to have no plans to restore the property.  There are no current permits on file, and the only permit for this property expired in 2011.

915 N Rose Street

915 N Rose Street

915 N Rose Street, rear

915 N Rose Street, rear

 

2 comments

  1. Pete from Highlandtown

    A lot of these types of properties are bought by out of towners who dont even come to Baltimore to look at the property. They generally see a house like this , being sold for $5,000. And as New Yorkers, figure that they can just spend another $5,000 to do some cosmetic work.and then be able to sell the house for $50k- $200k.
    Of course, they soon realise that there is no way to flip this sort of house by only spending $5k. So they try to unload it onto another “Investor”.
    With a lot of these types of guys, its not that they are crooked. They are just people that think that they can make a quick and easy buck by flipping a house.And many of them are too stupid to do any research on the house or the area .And i think that with houses that sell for under $10k, many of the investors dont even bother looking at the properties before buying them
    I have a friend that bought a house real cheap in West Baltimore. He was living in NYC at the time.And had grown up in NYC. He wanted to move to Baltimore. And bought the house without visiting it. The pictures on the internet looked good.The house was cheap by NYC standards [about $50k] And he figured that the neighborhood couldnt be any worse than any of the areas where hehad lived in NYC
    He soon found out that he was wrong.And soon moved out of the house.And since it wasnt worth $50k, he had problems selling it.It wasnt a bad house.And it wasnt in a really bad part of West Baltimore. I visited it.and the area was alright during the day.But it was bad enough at night.
    It seemed silly to me that he hadnt visited it in person before buying it.But a lot of people outsideof Baltimore dont realise how rough some of our neighborhoods are

    • Baltimore Slumlord Watch

      I do feel bad for some of these folks…they just don’t know any better or they watched a show on tv and thought they could flip a home too. Unfortunately, though, as residents we’re the ones stuck having to pay the price for their hgtv-fueled pipe dream when things go wrong.

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