Tagged: 21231

City-Owned Blight: 2202 Orleans Street

Property Address:  2202 Orleans Street, Baltimore, MD 21231

Property Owner:  Housing Authority of Baltimore City, 417 E Fayette Street, Baltimore, MD 21202

City Council District and Contact: District 13, Warren Branch

State Senator: Nathaniel McFadden

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

2202 Orleans Street

2202 Orleans Street — also note the Frank Conaway campaign sign on a city-owned property.

Neighbors complained to HABC in 2010 about this house being a drug nuisance, but despite overwhelming evidence of criminal activity (including raids and drug arrests), HABC didn’t begin eviction proceedings until 2012.

Reader-Submitted Blight: 2216 Cambridge Street

Thanks to Reader Rusty for the info and picture!

Property Address:  2216 Cambridge Street, Baltimore, MD 21231

Property Owner:  Brian J. Petit, 356 Miulana Place, Kappaa, HI 96747

City Council District and Contact: District 1, Jim Kraft

State Senator:  William Ferguson IV

State Delegates:  Pete HammenLuke ClippingerBrian McHale

2216 Cambridge Street

2216 Cambridge Street

 

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

Reader-Submitted Blight: 418 N Patterson Park Avenue

Property Address:  418 N Patterson Park Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21231

Property Owner: Sharon Lane, 7516 Rossville Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21237

City Council District and Contact: District 13, Warren Branch

State Senator: Nathaniel McFadden

State Delegates: Talmadge Branch, Cheryl Glenn, Hattie Harrison

Many thanks to Reader Rusty for the photo and information!

418 N Patterson Park Avenue

418 N Patterson Park Avenue

My Big Fat Greek Vacant: 2219 Eastern Avenue

Many thanks (and a happy birthday) to Reader Rusty for this submission!  Opa!

Property Address:  2219 Eastern Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21231

Property Owner: Kostas and Kyriaki Kontoudis, 8053 Woodhaven Street, Baltimore, MD 21237

City Council District and Contact: District 1, Jim Kraft

State Senator:  William Ferguson IV

State Delegates:  Pete Hammen, Luke Clippinger, Brian McHale

2219 Eastern Avenue

Full view of 2219 Eastern Avenue

2219 Eastern Avenue, broken window

This property is currently in receivership.

 

 

1740 Fleet Street: Reader Submitted Blight

Property Address:  1740 Fleet Street, Baltimore, MD 21231

Property Owner:  E Pikounis Construction Company, Inc., 1600 Eastern Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21230

City Council District and Contact: District 1, Jim Kraft

State Senator:  William Ferguson IV

State Delegates:  Pete Hammen, Luke Clippinger, Brian McHale

Many thanks to Reader JC for this submission!

1740 Fleet Street

1515 Eastern Avenue

Property Address:  1515 Eastern Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21231

Property Owner:  Alexison Ventures III, LLC, 2101 Belair Road, #H, Fallston, MD 21047

Registered Agent for Alexison Ventures:  Charles Ritchey, same address

City Council District and Contact:  District 1, Jim Kraft

Thanks to Reader Rusty for submitting this property and sending the following pictures:

1515 Eastern Avenue

1515 Eastern Avenue, side

1515 Eastern, rear

1515 Eastern Avenue, broken open door