REAL ESTATE

What homes you can get for your money [Pictures]

What homes you can get for your money [Pictures] 

Realtors are keeping busy with the housing market leaping headlong into the fall season. "I think what we're seeing is a carryover from the summer, where we had really good momentum," said Ronna Corman-Chew of the Bob & Ronna Group of Long & Foster Real Estate. "People are constantly inquiring about moves." There are more options for area homebuyers - the number of homes on the market in August was up 24 percent from a year ago, according to a survey by RealEstate Business Intelligence. This, in turn, has pushed prices down, with the median sales price of $245,000 down 2.8 percent from...

Tax deals planned for low-income housing in Edgewood, Abingdon

Owners of two Harford County rental housing communities for primarily low-income residents could be allowed to make payments to the county that would substitute...

Townhouse community proposed on site of Woodstock post office

A developer hopes to build a townhouse community on the site of the Woodstock post office once the post office's lease expires in 2016, according to an engineer...

BALTIMORE REAL ESTATE NEWS

Baltimore's top properties for August [Pictures]

Find out where Baltimore's most expensive homes on the market are and how much they are worth. Here's a list of most pricey new properties...

Institutions turning homes to rentals elsewhere steer clear in Baltimore 

For decades, nearly all homes were bought by individuals, but the collapse in prices brought on by the housing crunch and Great Recession...

Maryland home builder trade groups combine

Two Maryland home building trade associations said Thursday they have joined forces to form a larger organization, with official approval...

Efforts to help renters become homeowners continue 

As high prices, rising rents and tight credit requirements continue to make homeownership difficult for many families, some private and...

Green on the upswing as eco-friendly home building goes mainstream 

Green accounted for 2 percent of the new-home market in 2005, according to industry estimates. By last year it had ballooned to 23 percent.

Weekly rentals in Ocean City may be outlawed 

Renting a spacious home in Ocean City for a week — a popular summertime escape for many from the Baltimore area — may soon be...

Court orders clean-up at vacant properties

A Baltimore City Circuit Court judge has ordered an absentee Baltimore landlord to clean up about 50 blighted properties within 90 days, the...

Station North looks for apartments 

As the Station North arts and entertainment district matures, community leaders are setting their sights on another long-promised part of...

Jacques Kelly: Baltimore's Algonquin apartments return to earlier splendor 

As I walked into the building generations of Baltimoreans knew as 11 East Chase, my memories of this venerable structure flashed back. The...

Home building struggles, some worry, for some time to come 

Construction of new homes is lagging around the country, and Maryland is no exception.

NATIONAL REAL ESTATE NEWS

Bridging the great divide between home buyers and sellers

Where do you side in the great real estate buy-sell divide of 2012? If you're a homeowner considering selling sometime in the new year,...

College towns draw retirees

Not everyone loves hitting the links. And, as relaxing as surf sounds can be, even they become commonplace after awhile.

Above and beyond the home inspection

Mice, mold and leaking bathtubs are among the last discoveries homebuyers want to make after moving into a new home. But that's exactly what...

Market climate warms for house hunters

Traditionally, spring is when prospective homebuyers come out of hibernation and begin the hunt for their next residence. But with the...

Memory care facilities structure activities to enrich lives

Watching someone's memory begin to fail or witnessing a family member struggling with dementia can be troubling. Making the decision to find...

Smart ways to come up with down-payment cash

Although cheaper prices and record-low mortgage rates have made homebuying increasingly attractive, tight lending standards continue to keep...

Sun archive: Dream Home

Dream Home takes readers into the houses of Baltimore area residents who have found their ideal home

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