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March 2013 Archives

Homeowners associations choose short sales over foreclosures

Homeowners associations in condominium and townhome developments have a lot more power than some people think. Yes, associations are responsible for maintaining common areas using the funds collected through homeowners' dues payments and interest earned on investments. The association is also responsible for promulgating and enforcing the rules and regulations of the community.

On the (Annapolis) waterfront, downtown redesign sparks debate

In November 2012, the Annapolis City Council heard the recommendations of a specially-appointed committee on the best way to revitalize the downtown harbor area. The committee had worked with a consultant for two years to come up with a plan that would make the area more pedestrian-friendly and more attractive to retail, commercial and residential development. This week, neighborhood groups will have a chance to respond to the plan in a formal hearing hosted by the city's planning commission.

I spy with my little eye 30+ developers scrambling for new FBI HQ

Maryland's Prince George's County is the perfect location for the new Federal Bureau of Investigation headquarters, according to U.S. Reps. Steny Hoyer and Donna Edwards. Hoyer and Edwards, of course, represent districts that include parts of Prince George's County. If you ask Reps. Frank Wolf, Gerry Connolly, and Jim Moran, though, Prince William County or even Loudoun County, both in Northern Virginia where their constituents live, would be a better choice.

Storm water fee bill delayed, not dead, in Anne Arundel Council

The 10 largest counties in Maryland are scrambling to establish storm water fees by the state-imposed deadline of July 1, 2013. Anne Arundel County property owners will have to wait a little longer than initially planned to find out what their obligations will be: The bill had been on the schedule for this week, but one of the sponsors has requested to hold the proposal until the March 18 meeting. He insists, however, that the county will not be able to avoid the fees.