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  • First Mariner reports $11 million loss in second quarter

    First Mariner Bancorp's bleeding increased during the second quarter as continued write-downs of real estate and bad loans left the Baltimore company with $11 million in losses. The 1st Mariner Bank parent, locked in a battle for survival, said Friday...
  • Baltimore homeowner almost ends up in tax sale after city loses check

    Kristina Suson's home wasn't part of the city's tax sale Monday, but it was a close call. Baltimore places liens on properties for unpaid property taxes, water bills and other municipal debts, then puts the liens up for auction every spring —...
  • Clarksville post office to close Aug. 12

    The post office on Auto Drive in Clarksville will be closing its doors after Aug. 12 because the property owners decided not to renew its lease. The possibility of opening another post office location in Clarksville is "under study," Yvette Singh,...
  • Go green with fewer days of mail delivery

    It is time for the U.S. Postal Service to consider home mail delivery only three days a week. Emails and text messaging have far surpassed the delivery of mail. The bulk of current mail consists of advertisements and requests for a multitude of donations....
  • Rough week for stock market and the many invested in it

    Ed Fishel is a year and three months from retirement. Ask him if he noticed that the stock market plunged last week, and the Monkton man will laugh incredulously. "Are you kidding me?" he said Friday, less than 24 hours after stock-market indexes...
  • Home sales rose, prices fell in Baltimore area in July

    Home sales rose, prices fell in Baltimore area in July
    As if foreclosures, high unemployment and tight credit weren't enough, would-be homebuyers in the Baltimore region got more fodder for wariness Wednesday as the Dow Jones industrial average plunged more than 500 points and a new local report showed...
  • Md. to spend most of its settlement funds on housing-related efforts

    Maryland will direct most of the nearly $60 million it controls from the national mortgage settlement to housing counseling, legal help for homeowners and anti-blight work, state officials said Wednesday. Maryland Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler said...
  • Reducing postal service is not the answer

    Reducing postal service is not the answer
    Few institutions touch more Americans than the U.S. Postal Service, whose role is spelled out in the Constitution and which delivers to 150 million homes and businesses six days a week. Letter carriers get to know our communities, occasionally saving...
  • Baltimore-area home sales rose 13 percent in May

    Baltimore-area home sales rose 13 percent in May
    Home sales ratcheted up in May even as buying choices continued to shrink in the Baltimore area, leaving sellers with more leverage than they've had in five years — at least for now. The number of homes changing hands in the metro area rose 13...
  • Md. mortgage distress appeared to ease slightly in 2011

    The number of Maryland homeowners behind on their mortgage payments but not yet in foreclosure inched downward in 2011, numbers released Thursday showed. It was the second consecutive year of improvement, but it wasn't enough to bring the state back to...
  • 'Occupy' finds the right cause, wrong villain

    I am glad that Occupy Baltimore is focusing on the foreclosure problem ("Occupy turns to housing," June 13), but blaming "those who amassed fortunes by speculating on collateralized mortgage payments" is off the mark. There is plenty of blame to go...
  • Mortgage help on the way

    Editor: Under the recently announced State Attorneys General Mortgage Servicing Settlement, Marylanders behind on mortgage payments once again have a tool to stay in their homes or receive restitution if they have already been foreclosed upon. On Feb. 9,...