Review from another satisfied investor

Dear Ben –   I wanted to thank you again for being so incredibly helpful in setting me up to succeed with this new building.  Your information, advice, and all of the paperwork you gave to me with the keys to…

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Rent Court Changes Coming

Changes are coming to the Rent Court System for Baltimore City and possibly the entire State of Maryland.  Last year, the Public Justice Center, (Mayoral primary candidate Elizabeth Embry serves on the Board of the Public Justice Center) published a study portraying…

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Investment Returns Part 2: Appreciation

Investors often examine the cash flow a property generates, that is, rental income, minus operating expenses (property taxes, insurance, maintenance, and utilities), less mortgage payments to arrive at the monthly or annual cash flow profit from the property.  While this…

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Rental Rates in Baltimore Post Solid Growth

I just read a survey indicating that apartment rents in Baltimore City increased an average of 4.5% for the calendar year 2015. Nationwide inflation (as measured by the CPI-U for all American Cities) rose only 0.7% for the calendar year…

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Seller Financing

I was asked, “What is the advantage for a seller to take-back financing?” In most cases, the seller can earn a higher monthly income taking back financing than selling the property, paiying the taxes, and putting the balance into a savings account.…

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Market Trends

The inventory of available apartment units for sale peaked in mid-2014 and has been declining ever since. With a lower supply of product, one would expect prices to rise. Commercial Real Estate Baltimore, MD Market Trends This graph shows a…

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What is a CCIM?

» CCIM is the professional designation for those specializing in commercial- investment real estate Only 1 of every 130 Realtors® have earned the CCIM designation. As such, the CCIM designation is highly regarded among industry professionals, including lenders, government, corporate…

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What Others Have Said About Ben Frederick III, CCIM

What others have said about Ben Frederick III, CCIM… “Thank you so much for helping me to achieve my goal of purchasing a property.  You have been fantastic about helping me throughout a process when in fact you represented the…

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