Maryland State Government and Public Real Estate News

Existing homes sales in Maryland surged more than 20 percent in April, compared to April 2014, according to the Maryland Association of REALTORS® (MAR). Pending units, homes under contract, also rose significantly, by almost 20 percent, indicating a continued strong market as summer approaches. Active inventory rose slightly, while months of inventory—the supply of homes available for sale, dropped again, to 4.8 months. Six months of inventory is considered ideal.
Ideas came in droves at the first of four meetings to “Re-Imagine Long Reach Village Center,” and organizers hope to keep the creativity flowing at the second meeting Thursday, May 28 from 7:00 to 9:00 Stonehouse in the Village Center.
U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski (both D-Md.) today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development (USDARD) has awarded a total of $4.334 million in grants and loans to Worcester and Dorchester Counties for water and waste disposal projects and pre-development planning purposes.
U.S. Senators Barbara A. Mikulski and Ben Cardin (both D-Md.) today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development (USDARD) has awarded a total of $4.334 million in grants and loans to Worcester and Dorchester Counties for water and waste disposal projects and pre-development planning purposes
Today, the House passed legislation to extend the Highway Trust Fund’s spending authority through July 31. The Highway Trust Fund is the nation’s primary tool for federal transportation projects
Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett took part today in a ribbon cutting ceremony celebrating the opening of the Emergent BioSolutions new headquarters building at 400 Professional Drive in Gaithersburg
Over 400 Marylanders have written to Congressman John K. Delaney (MD-6) sharing their stories of how America’s aging infrastructure has impacted their life. Responses came from all five counties in Maryland’s Sixth District and overwhelmingly stated that local and national infrastructure has become inadequate, hurting their quality of life as well as their economic and educational opportunities
U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), a senior member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, today toured the Washington County solar array with County Commissioners, County energy officials and private sector partners from EPG Solar. The Washington County Government eventually to aims have all the electricity consumed by county government be 100 percent green energy.
U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski (both D-Md.) today announced that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has awarded a grant in the amount of $900,450 to the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) under the Clean Vessel Act (CVA) grant program. The grant will fund Maryland DNR’s plans to install 10 new pumpout stations, replace or upgrade 30 pumpout stations, and purchase one new pumpout vessel.
Congressman Charles W. Boustany, Jr., MD (R-South Louisiana), supported passage of the Regulatory Integrity Protection Act through the House of Representatives.
“Republicans try to make it sound as if all they want is for the EPA and the Corps to develop rules the right way, but it’s clear that what they really want is to stop these agencies from doing their job at all – no new rules – no clean water, what a shame. So what we are doing here today is a colossal waste of time and taxpayer money.
This week the Department of Transportation notified state governments that federal funding for highway, transit and bridges will expire at the end of May. As reported in the Washington Post, the letter states, “Unless Congress acts prior to this date, the Federal Highway Administration will be unable to make any new obligations of federal-aid funds to your department’s highway projects. […] Under a lapse in authorization, reimbursements on all projects will be halted completely, not simply delayed.”
The Executive Office Building Traffic Circle (EOBTC) at 101 Monroe St., Rockville will be closed to vehicular traffic from approximately Friday, May 15 until September 2016 while the area’s surface and support structure are demolished, reinforced and reconstructed. The EOBTC requires immediate repairs due to continual deterioration which is causing water to penetrate the loading dock below the EOBTC that services the EOB, Circuit Court, and surrounding shops. Pedestrian access will still be possible to the surrounding buildings.
Numerous organizations have expressed their support for Congressman John K. Delaney’s (MD-6) Tax Pollution, Not Profits Act, legislation that reduces carbon pollution and combats climate change in a pro-growth, economically responsible manner. The Partnership for Responsible Growth, Environmental Defense Fund Action and the Union of Concerned Scientists have all issued statements of support, as has Adele Morris, Policy Director, Climate and Energy Economics Project at Brookings.
U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, today applauded the Department of Energy (DOE) for approving Dominion’s liquefied natural gas (LNG) export project at Cove Point, Maryland.
AG Gansler Announces Settlement With Property Manager

Pikesville company agrees to return tenants’ security deposits

Baltimore, MD – September 26, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler announced today that his Consumer Protection Division has reached a settlement with Pikesville-based American Equity Property Management (“AEPM”) and the company’s owners, Boris Peters and Michael Klein, resolving allegations that the property management company improperly held tenants’ security deposits in its operating account instead of a separate trust account. Find a loan officer more »

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