Baltimore REIA – Investor Resource Links

Maryland – Top Investor Resources 

Directory of government legal and law enforcement offices, for Maryland and other states: 
www.courtsystem.org/

Maryland Land Records www.mdlandrec.net
Great source for pulling mortgage deeds and records for real estate in the state of Maryland.

State of Maryland database of recorded properties sales and owner info.
www.sdatcert3.resiusa.org/rp_rewrite/

Great site to find out court records, both active and inactive.
http://casesearch.courts.state.md.us/inquiry/inquiry-index.jsp

Great resource for finding Bankruptcy case records.

http://pacer.psc.uscourts.gov/

Great resource for Lead property registration and guidelines, as well as a host of other property related resources. 
http://www.mde.state.md.us/

Maryland Landlord and Law resources. This site has a host of free information.

http://www.peoples-law.info/Home/PublicWeb

Baltimore City Water Bill Look-up – to look-up a City of Baltimore water and sewer bill
http://cityservices.baltimorecity.gov/water/

Maryland Ground Rent Information
http://www.dat.state.md.us/sdatweb/Groundrent.html

GoSection8 – To advertise Section 8 rentals
http://www.gosection8.com/landlords_find_tenants.aspx

Baltimore City Tax Certificate Auction Website – for info about the Baltimore City Tax Sale
https://www.bidbaltimore.com/trial

The Maryland People’s Law Library – Self-help legal info
http://www.peoples-law.info/Home/PublicWeb

Baltimore Neighborhoods Inc. – Landlord/Tenant Issues and Advice
http://www.bni-maryland.org/

Baltimore County Rental Registration – Info on the required registration of Baltimore County rental properties
http://www.baltimorecountymd.gov/Agencies/permits/rentalregistration/index.html

Baltimore Housing – The home page to Baltimore City’s Housing Department
http://www.baltimorehousing.org/

Baltimore City – CityView – Provides maps, lot outlines, neighborhood info., public schools, plus aerial photos 
http://cityview.baltimorecity.gov/

Neighborhood Information from LiveBaltimore.com – Neighborhood descriptions and other home buyer information 
http://www.livebaltimore.com/nb/list/

Baltimore City’s Neighborhoods Map – A map of the city’s neighborhoods.
http://cityview.baltimorecity.gov/maps/map.html?webmap=74d9786c1cb946fb89c8873cc37a0e04

Baltimore County’s My Neighborhood – Provides maps, property lot outlines, zoning maps, aerial photos and more.
http://myneighborhood.baltimorecountymd.gov/

Public Schools in Maryland – Links to all the local school districts in Maryland 
http://www.marylandpublicschools.org/MSDE/schoolsystems/System_Links_County.htm

Annotated Code of Maryland, Real Property Article, Section 10-702  
http://law.justia.com/maryland/codes/grp/10-702.html

Maryland Government – Maryland Manual On-Line – A guide to Maryland government, including: Code of Maryland, Land Records, Maryland Counties and all branches of MD government
http://www.msa.md.gov/msa/mdmanual/html/mmtoc.html

 

Zoning Information

Baltimore City Zoning Code
http://www.baltimorecity.gov/Portals/0/Charter%20and%20Codes/Code/Art%2000%20-%20Zoning.pdf

Baltimore City Charter & Codes
http://www.baltimorecity.gov/Government/CityCharterCodes.aspx

Baltimore County Zoning Code
http://ecode360.com/BA1714?needHash=true

Harford County Planning and Zoning Department
http://www.harfordcountymd.gov/PlanningZoning/

Anne Arundel County Planning and Zoning Department
http://www.aacounty.org/planzone

Prince George’s County Zoning Information
http://www.pgplanning.org/Resources/Zoning_Information.htm

Montgomery County Zoning Information
http://permittingservices.montgomerycountymd.gov/DPS/zoning/WhatIsZoning.aspx

Frederick County Planning and Zoning Department – Zoning Code, maps, and other information
http://www.frederickcountymd.gov/index.aspx?NID=104

Howard County Department of Planning and Zoning – Zoning Code and other information 
http://www.howardcountymd.gov/Departments.aspx?id=163

Other Counties’ Zoning Codes – See the county’s web site below:

 

Maryland County Websites

Allegany County Government Web Site
http://www.gov.allconet.org/

Anne Arundel County Government Web Site
http://www.aacounty.org/

Baltimore City Government Web Site
http://www.baltimorecity.gov/

Baltimore County Government Web Site
http://www.baltimorecountymd.gov/

Calvert County Government Web Site
http://www.co.cal.md.us/

Caroline County Government Web Site
http://www.carolinemd.org/

Carroll County Government Web Site
http://ccgovernment.carr.org/ccg/default.asp

Cecil County Government Web Site
http://www.ccgov.org/

Charles County Government Web Site
http://www.charlescountymd.gov/

Dorchester County Government Web Site
http://www.docogonet.com/

Frederick County Government Web Site
http://www.frederickcountymd.gov/

Garrett County Government Web Site
http://www.garrettcounty.org/

Harford County Government Web Site
http://www.harfordcountymd.gov/

Howard County Government Web Site
http://www.co.ho.md.us/

Kent County Government Web Site
http://kentcounty.com/gov/

Montgomery County Government Web Site
http://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/

Prince George’s County Government Web Site
http://www.princegeorgescountymd.gov

Queen Anne’s County Government Web Site
http://www.qactv.com/

St. Mary’s County Government Web Site
http://www.co.saint-marys.md.us/

Somerset County Government Web Site
http://www.co.somerset.md.us/ – or –http://www.msa.md.gov/msa/mdmanual/36loc/so/html/so.html

Talbot County Government Web Site
http://www.talbgov.org/

Washington County Government Web Site
http://www.washco-md.net/

Wicomico County Web Site
http://www.wicomicocounty.org/

Worcester County Government Web Site
http://www.co.worcester.md.us/

 

National – Real Estate Investor Resources

REO & Foreclosure Sites

Foreclosure listings www.ocwen.com

USDA homes for salewww.resales.usda.gov

HUD foreclosures www.hud.gov/homes/

Premiere Asset Services, REO listings www.premierereo.com 

Real estate trends from Data Quick www.DQNews.com

 

Housing Data & Research

Real estate information & research –www.dataquick.com

Real estate data, market overview reports, helpful articles www.zillow.com/research

 

Sales Comps

Free nationwide home valuations – www.zillow.com

Free nationwide home valuations
www.ziprealty.com/sell_my_house/tools.jsp

Fidelity National home valuations www.cyberhomes.com

Maryland Homes For Sale listings –  www.ziprealty.com


Rental Comps

Rental Comps – www.zilpy.com

Rental Comps – www.rentometer.com

Rental Comps – www.move.com

Rental Comps –
www.socialserve.com

Rental Comps – www.rent.com


Skip Tracing and People Search

The ultimate yellow pages – www.theultimates.com/yellow

Lookup telephone number search
www.switchboard.com

Reverse lookup www.reversephonedirectory.com

Private Investigator Magazine
www.pimag.com

Good source – 
www.theultimatewhitepages.com

Search for owners  www.publicdata.com

Find people www.zabasearch.com


Economic Data/Research Websites

FDIC state profiles – www.fdic.gov/bank/analytical/stateprofile

Census information – www.census.gov

National Association of Realtors
www.realtor.org

Compare the cost of living in hundreds of different cities – www.homefair.com/real-estate/salary-calculator.asp

Interesting web site with data on the economy, real estate, crime etcwww.freelunch.com


Self-Directed IRAs

MidAtlantic IRA – www.midatlanticira.com

Marketing

Create business cards, mailing labels, etc online – www.vistaprint.com

Create & send postcard campaigns
www.amazingmail.com

Hand written letter campaigns –  www.vletter.com

 

Living in Baltimore

Official Tourism Site –  www.baltimore.org

Baltimore neighborhoods, home buying info, renting resources www.livebaltimore.com

Good places to live – www.areavibes.com

 

Other Helpful Information

Find Area Codes – www.allareacodes.com

Find Zip Codes – www.unitedstateszipcodes.org

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