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 Howie B Properties Newsletter

Spring 2012 Edition



“Live With HOWIE B!”




8316 Burning Wood Road

Baltimore, MD 21208-1709

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From Howie B

I can use your help.  Howie B is looking for a quality service salon operator – hair, nails, make-up, massage, acupuncture, photography, etc.  to lease a unique second floor space in Fells Point, a highly visible waterfront community. Up to 4,000s.f. is available.  Howie B will assist in specific build-outs needed and will consider assisting with financing of the business as well.  Tell your friends that want to branch out on their own or existing salons needing a better location,  a second location or more space.  I appreciate your spreading the word.

Spring arrived early and winter was a no show!  How wonderful on both accounts.

The economy is slowing coming back; however many folks are still having a tough time and have not yet been fully reemployed.  Remember, communicating your circumstances is the key to having them resolving well.  If you are behind or think you might get behind due a change in income circumstances, be proactive and let me know.  We can work something out.  We rarely need to put tenants out but will if necessary.  Lack of communication from the tenant is almost always the root of a putout.

This is the so-called “new” economy.  In this “new” economy, job stability is less of a reality and the future of this “new” economy seems significantly more uncertain from historical standards based upon most professional evaluations.  This is the slowest recovery from a recession in American history.  I suggest that you get a month ahead on each of your bills – rent, gas & electric, cell phone, car payments, etc.  This will give you peace of mind, help your credit scores, build you a financial cushion and save you late fees which are far more expensive than the interest you can earn in any investment vehicle.  This is your personal start in proactively dealing with this “new” economy.

BGE utility rates are lower this year than last and the milder winter gave everyone a small break on monthly bills.  That, however, is no reason to stop conserving and continuing to look for ways to reduce your utility costs.  Use your ceiling fans, for the summer adjust the blades to force the air downward, wash clothes in the evenings after 7 pm and on weekends, program your PeakRewards® thermostats to your household’s schedule, get on the PeakRewards® program for $100 in summer billing credits if you are not already signed up, and shorten your showers.  (I am very guilt of long showers.)  Exelon has acquired Baltimore Gas & Electric and each residential account is scheduled to receive a $100 credit in the upcoming months.

As promised, the United States Postal Service is closing locations and reconfiguring their operations due to the “new’ economy.  In some communities they are opening smaller locations inside of other businesses such as pharmacies, flower shops, Wal-Mart®, etc.  They have stated, and I have already seen some results of their actions, that mail service will get SLOWER.  That means you need to mail rents and other bills earlier to avoid late fees; also adjust the timing with your check forwarding companies.  Remember, we are happy to hold post-dated checks for future rents that will never be deposited early.  Tenants love this service and save lots on late fees and postage.

  Howie B - Top Tips to Keep the City of Baltimore Out of Your Wallet 

1.     Slow down your driving.  These speed cameras are popping up everywhere and are only about raising money NOT safety.  They are $40 each, unlimited quantities of fines are available!

2.     Pay for the parking; the tickets are expensive and the meter readers are using electronic equipment that allows them to write a ticket with a GPS technology in seconds.  Additionally, the late fees are absurd!

3.     Pay any unpaid traffic tickets immediately.  Besides the late charges running up, it will immediately affect your MVA vehicle tag renewals.

4.     Keep your yard clean and the lawn trimmed, including the alley behind or beside your homes.  The City is raising major revenue, $75 at a time.  Do not store junk in your yard.

5.     Be sure to place your trash and recycle at the curb on the appropriate time and day.  Trash must be in cans with lids; if placed at the curb in just a trash bag, they are not picking it up and are then following with violations.  Be sure recycle items are clearly labeled and secure. Go to for more details.

FACTOID:  Hard surface flooring is better for your health then carpeting.  They are easier to keep clean and do not hold as much dirt and allergens.  Almost all of our residential properties are carpetless, with hardwoods or other hard surface flooring. 

Enjoy the warmth of Spring and know that Howie B appreciates every tenant and every tenant referral.


     Howie B


Properties Available for Rent


FELLS POINT – 632 South Broadway, 21231 – Two B/R Apartment - $1,295/mo. Map it.

*ONE MONTH FREE OFFER* Fells Point $1295/mo- This 2 b/r unit, located 2 blocks from the foot of Broadway w/water views, just renovated with gleaming hardwood floors, exposed brick, central air, washer & dryer in unit, large eat-in kitchen, all gas Energy-Star® appliances including built-it microwave, lots of cabinetry, fully tiled bathroom w/ shower, high ceilings, oversized windows, window treatments, overhead lights and ceiling fans throughout, unrestricted on-street parking and professionally managed by Owner. Located near all major highways, near Hopkins, water taxis, close to two food stores, shopping and downtown. 

Sorry No pets, NO sec. 8. Available immediately. ASK ABOUT FREE RENT.

Click here for Additional Pictures & Information or all Howie B @ 410.375.4200 or 410.602.0809.



Hampden – 1527 Union Ave, 21211 – Two B/R, 2 Bathroom Apartment - $1,295/mo.  Map it.

*ONE MONTH FREE OFFER* Hampden – $1,295/mo - 1527 Union Ave - 21211 - This fully newly renovated two b/r unit has 2 full bathrooms, tiled with glass shower doors; gorgeous hardwood floors, exposed brick, high ceilings, central air conditioning, washer and dryer in unit,  eat-in kitchen, all gas Energy-Star® appliances, including a built-in microwave, overhead lighting and ceiling fans throughout,  mini-blinds, located near MICA, JHU and light rail, unrestricted on-street parking and professionally managed by owner.

Sorry No pets, NO sec. 8. Available immediately.

Click here for Additional Pictures & Information or call Howie B @ 410.375.4200 or 410.602.0809



Herring Run – 2858 Pelham Avenue, 21213 – 3 B/R Row House w/ Fenced Rear Yard - $1,295/mo. Map it.

*ONE MONTH FREE OFFER*  Herring Run - $1,295/mo – 2858 Pelham Avenue, 21213 - A fully rehabbed porch front row house with three bedrooms and tub/shower in bathroom, updated eat-in kitchen with Energy-Star® appliances including a built-in microwave, full size washer and dryer, hardwood floors throughout the house, ceiling fans and overhead lighting throughout, all new windows with mini-blinds, all gas appliances, updated gas heating system, large unfinished basement  for lots of storage, fenced rear yard, private off street parking.

Approved pets welcome.NO section 8, available immediately. 

Click here for Additional Pictures & Information or call Howie B @ 410.375.4200 or 410.602.0809



FELLS POINT 716-722 South Broadway, 21231 Office Space - 4,000+/- sf- Priced upon amount of space taken. Map it. 

*ONE MONTH FREE OFFER*  FELLS POINT - 716-722 South Broadway in the heart of the Historic District - up to 4,000+/- sq.ft. Suites starting at $1495/month. Second floor+ space, sub-dividable, professionally decorated modern offices.  Some space is ideal for a hair salon, nail salon, flex space, small family business, etc. some hardwood floors and fresh w/w designer carpeting, central air conditioning, high ceilings, Ethernet system, move in condition, street level signage available, street visibility, kitchenette/coffee areas throughout, three private bathrooms, great natural light, convenient to all major highways, walk-able to Harbor East and Inner Harbor, amongst many food and drink establishments, two blocks to waters edge, plentiful on street parking for patrons, on the Charm City Circulator Bus route, available immediately. Flexible for needed modifications. Flexible lease terms.

Click here for Additional Pictures & Information or call Howie B @ 410.375.4200 or 410.602.0809





Remember – Howie B appreciates that you "Live with Howie B!"

722 South Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21231

Great for lunch!
Great for dinner!
Great for your next party!


Fells Point

716 S. Broadway

in historic Fells Point next to

The Greene Turtle.



Toasty Subs! 

Todd Conner's, neighborhood gathering place for fine food and drink. Located at 700 S. Broadway, in historic Fells Point.

Fells Point
632 S. Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21231

Great Subs & Salads! 

 Hot Cookies!



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