REAL ESTATE

New owners plan renovation, apartments in Central Savings Bank

New owners plan renovation, apartments in Central Savings Bank 

Two Baltimore-area firms are planning to restore the historic Central Savings Bank in downtown, adding more shops and apartments to a once vibrant business district trying to reinvent itself as a hotbed of residential activity.

Hebrew Orphan Asylum moves closer to redevelopment

The University System of Maryland Board of Regents voted Thursday to sell the vacant and deteriorated former Hebrew Orphan Asylum in West Baltimore to...

Vacant mural project activist wins in court

A city judge on Wednesday ruled in favor of a housing activist and blogger who had been sued by owners of two vacant homes splashed with murals designed to draw...

BALTIMORE REAL ESTATE NEWS

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.

BDC backs $28 million in bonds for One Light Street garage

A Light Street parking lot moved a step closer to redevelopment Thursday, as the board of the Baltimore Development Corp. backed the use...

Auctions continue as luxury market struggles 

The founder of Nextel Communications Inc. thought for a couple of years that his 11 fireplaces, eight bedrooms and 18-plus acres on a...

Pandora moving headquarters and 250 employees to Baltimore from Columbia 

Pandora soon will add its logo to the city's skyline as the company relocates its regional headquarters for the Americas and about 250...

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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