Baltimore County Settlement Expense Loan Program (SELP)

by Charlie Maykrantz 22. January 2015
If you are looking to purchase a home in the Baltimore County area, but need help with down payment and closing costs, then 1st Mariner Bank has just the answer: the “Baltimore County Settlement Expense Loan Program” (SELP) as offered through the Department of Planning and Housing Opportunities of Baltimore County. This program is an effort to encourage first time homebuyers to consider home ownership in existing residential communities in Baltimore County. Located within the Communi... [More]

Baltimore City Homebuying Incentives

by Charlie Maykrantz 7. January 2015
Are you in the market to buy a home? If you're a first-time buyer looking to purchase a home in Baltimore City, but short on funds for down payment and closing costs or looking for a home within a particular price range, let 1st Mariner Bank show you the way. For qualified individuals, we can show you how the different grant and closing cost programs can provide you with the funds needed to make your transaction complete. Here are a few of those programs: Buying into Baltimore This trolley tour ... [More]

Baltimore Housing Market is Heating Up

by Matthew Grayson 24. February 2014
Even though it is still February and Mother Nature seems to continuously be dumping snow on us, winter will not last forever. As we look forward to emerging from our homes this spring, there are exciting signs that Baltimore’s housing market will be heating up this spring and through 2014! Baltimore Metro Area - 10 Hottest Housing Markets for 2014 A forecasted median home price gain of 8% through September 2014 (following a 5% increase in the past 12 months) should be exciting news for hom... [More]

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