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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • '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...
  • Newsmaker: Kingsville resident named personal lines manager at Redmer

    Redmer Insurance Group has named Kingsville resident Caesar Rossilli personal lines manager. Rossilli is a 17-year veteran of the insurance industry. At Redmer Insurance Group, he oversees the sale of personal lines insurance including auto, home, life,...
  • Newsmaker: Rosedale resident named Distinguished Lutheran Secondary Educator

    Carol Frey, of Rosedale, was named Distinguished Lutheran Secondary Educator of the year by the staff of the Lutheran Education Association Secondary Educator's Network. After graduating from Baltimore Lutheran School and then receiving her B.A. in...
  • Filling the gap: Young families rely more and more on aid to make ends meet

    Filling the gap: Young families rely more and more on aid to make ends meet
    Amanda and Ryan Velivlis, of Parkville, like millions of families rely on government aid to make ends meet since the recession began, said Diana Pearce, author of the 2012 Self-Sufficiency Standard report for Maryland. Thrift stores. Generic brands....
  • Fewer homes for sale as discouraged owners sit on the sidelines

    Fewer homes for sale as discouraged owners sit on the sidelines
    Jason Berkowitz wants to sell his family's townhouse and get a place nearby with more room, but there's a lot less on offer than you'd expect in a buyer's market. The number of homes for sale in Berkowitz's Lutherville-Timonium ZIP code is down to levels...
  • Regulators warn Marylanders about mortgage settlement scam

    Con artists move quickly. Just a couple of weeks after Maryland joined a multi-state mortgage settlement, state regulators are warning about scam artists trying to trick Marylanders into thinking they are entitled to that money. These schemers call or...
  • When you can't get a checking account, where do you go?

    Roberto Pagan-Franco didn't have a bank account for decades. His employer paid him in cash or with a check that the Baltimore resident took to a check-cashing store. A few years ago he lost his job after a severe illness and for a time was homeless....
  • Ehrlich writes up some whoppers

    At first blush, my reaction toRobert L. Ehrlich Jr.'s column ("Wondering aloud: thoughts on religion and politics, energy and athletics," March 4) is, how could a seasoned politician have so many unanswered questions? But on closer reading, the object...
  • Warnings of impending foreclosures on Md. homes spike in Nov.

    Mortgage servicers have started the countdown to foreclosure on more than 18,000 Maryland homes so far this month, a big uptick that is worrying state officials and could signal an end to about a year of delays related to robo-signing. The increase is in...