Tagged: 21214

Reader-Submitted Blight: 2606 Hamilton Avenue

Many thanks to Reader DTC for the photo!  Since the owner currently has six homes in receivership and one in foreclosure, we’re not holding onto much hope for this home.  There are no current permits on file for this home.

Property Address:  2606 Hamilton Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21214

Property Owner:  Class Act Realty, LLC, 5213 Reisterstown Road, Baltimore, MD 21215

Resident Agent for Class Act Realty, LLC:  Kimberly Rogers, same address

City Council District and Contact:  District 3, Robert Curran

State Senator:  Joan Carter Conway

State Delegates:  Curtis AndersonMary WashingtonMaggie McIntosh

2606 Hamilton Avenue

2606 Hamilton Avenue

Reader-Submitted Blight: 5700 Harford Road

Many thanks to Reader DC for the photo!

Property Address:  5700 Harford Road, Baltimore, MD 21214

Property Owner:  Barry E. Depetris, 3103 Rosalie Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21234 (Property is going through the receivership process in court).

City Council District and Contact:  District 3, Robert Curran

State Senator:  Joan Carter Conway

State Delegates:  Curtis AndersonMary WashingtonMaggie McIntosh

5700 Harford Road

5700 Harford Road

 

Reader-Submitted Blight: 5503 Richard Avenue

Many thanks to Reader DTC for this submission!

Property Address:  5503 Richard Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21214

Property Owner:  VB&C, LLC, 5309 St. Georges Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21212 (Company is not in good standing.)

Resident Agent for VB&C, LLC:  Linda Ann Brown, same address.

City Council District and Contact:  District 3, Robert Curran

State Senator: Nathaniel McFadden

State Delegates: Talmadge Branch, Cheryl Glenn

5503 Richard Avenue

5503 Richard Avenue

5503 Richard Avenue, opposite side

5503 Richard Avenue, opposite side

Scary Statistics: Three Years Later

I wrote the original post on Baltimore City’s foreclosure rate three years ago, and thought it would be interesting to revisit the topic and see what the data from the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development looks like now.  You can download the full 2012 Q3 report from MDHCD here, but here are some sample highlights:

  • Due to the low level of foreclosures in the second half of 2011, foreclosures in Maryland increased 27.2 percent in 2012, the first year-over-year increase since 2010.
  • The number of new foreclosure filings increased by five percent in the third quarter, an increase of 31.3 percent over last year.
  • Maryland’s ranking in foreclosure rate dropped from 15th lowest to 16th lowest from 2011 to 2012, the lowest ranking in the region other than DC and West Virginia.  The national average foreclosure rate in 2012 Q3 was 40.4 per 10,000 households — Maryland’s was 17.5.
  • PG County had the most foreclosure filings in Maryland, with 1,295 filings, 31.2% of the total foreclosures filed in Maryland.
  • Baltimore City had the second highest number of foreclosures, with 616 filings, an increase of 21.6% over last year.
  • Baltimore City’s foreclosure sales declined by 16.4% over 2012 Q2, but were up 63.8% over 2011’s number.
  • Baltimore City also had an increase of lender purchases in 2012 Q3:  an increase of 19.1% over last year, and the second-highest number of lender purchases in the state.  Only PG County had a higher number.

Hot Spot Activity in Baltimore

16 areas in Baltimore City make up the city’s “Hot Spot”.  Mortgage activity in these areas are classified as “High”, “Very High” or “Severe”.  Activity in Baltimore City for 2012 Q3 breaks down as illustrated here:

  • Severe Foreclosures:  21223, 21202
  • Very High Foreclosures:  21205, 21206, 21217, 21216, 21213
  • High Foreclosures:  21215, 21214, 21231, 21229, 21218, 21230, 21225, 21207, 21224

3502 Echodale Avenue

Property Address:  3502 Echodale Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21214

Property Owner:  Christine Tsiotsias, same address.

City Council District and Contact:  District 3, Robert Curran

While the owner’s name and address have not been changed in the Maryland tax database, according to the notice on the front door, the property is now under the management of Bank of America.  It’s apparent they’re not maintaining the property, as it’s boarded up and overgrown — what a shame.

3502 Echodale Avenue

Vacant dwelling notice on 3502 Echodale Avenue, instructing people to report issues with the home to Bank of America.

3502 Echodale Avenue, side view

Again, many thanks to “Reader RJW” for the info and photos!

WWJD? Reader-Submitted Blight: 4545 Harford Road

Thanks again to “Reader RJW” for this submission!

Property Address:  4545 Harford Road, Baltimore, MD 21214

Property Owner:  Calvary Christian Evangelical Church, same address

City Council District and Contact:  District 3, Robert Curran

4545 Harford Road, rear view. No current permits on file with Baltimore Housing.