Trolley Tour

What can you do at a Trolley Tour?

Our Trolley Tours are your chance to take home tours, explore neighborhoods, connect with real estate professionals and community organizations, sit in on expert-led workshops, AND become eligible to apply for $5,000 toward the purchase of a home anywhere in Baltimore City! This event is held three times a year. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we are currently offering a virtual format.

Whether you’re just getting started on your path to homeownership or ready to make an offer on a home soon, there is something for everyone at this fun and informative homebuying event!

Explore Neighborhoods

Want to learn more about Baltimore neighborhoods and see examples of homes for sale? This event is for you! Participants will have a chance to go on virtual tours of all quadrants of Baltimore City and view recent listings in featured neighborhoods. To become eligible to apply for the Buying Into Baltimore incentive, you must go on a virtual tour.

Attend a Workshop

Learn about homebuying from the experts with a half-day of homebuying workshops, both live and pre-recorded. From sessions on mortgage loans and preparing your credit to home maintenance tips and tricks, buyers at all stages of the process will learn something at the Trolley Tour. To become eligible to apply for the Buying Into Baltimore incentive, you must attend at least one workshop during the live event, but all workshops will be available on-demand for two weeks following the event.

Connect with Real Estate Professionals

Chat with real estate professionals, including mortgage lenders, real estate agents, title companies, and more. Participating real estate partners will have booths available to explore with some participants available for live chat. To become eligible to apply for the Buying Into Baltimore incentive, you must visit booths in the Tours & Exhibit Hall.

Qualify to Apply for the $5,000 Buying Into Baltimore Incentive

After completing the Trolley Tour, you may apply for the Buying Into Baltimore incentive lottery through Baltimore City’s secure online application form. Applicants have 10 business days following the event to secure a contract on a home, fill out an application, upload all required documents and complete a one-on-one interview with a Live Baltimore staff member. Thinking about applying? Learn more about the process at and get answers to FAQs here.

Interested in attending the Trolley Tour?