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  • A prescription for Rep. Harris

    Andy Harris purports to represent our district, which has, literally and figuratively, the Chesapeake Bay at its heart. Yet Mr. Harris votes against funds to stem the slow death of the bay by pollutants, and he voted to keep the Environmental Protection...
  • Reisterstown financial advisor pleads guilty in fraud

    A Reisterstown financial advisor pleaded guilty in federal court in Baltimore on Wednesday to mail fraud in connection with the theft of more than $800,000 from accounts he managed for a child suffering from cerebral palsy and for an elderly client with...
  • Harford councilman warns of Edgewood housing crisis

    Warnings from one of its members that there is a housing crisis in part of Edgewood prompted the Harford County Council Tuesday to authorize a review of the county's property Livability Code which sets maintenance and other responsibilities for owners...
  • Northeast crime spike: Healing neighborhoods

    Northeast crime spike: Healing neighborhoods
    Residents of Northeast Baltimore, an area long regarded as a mostly placid, middle-class enclave of stable neighborhoods and small businesses, are understandably upset over a spike in crime that has left the district leading the city in homicides. As...
  • GMAC dropping 250 Maryland foreclosure cases

    GMAC Mortgage said Tuesday it is dropping about 250 Maryland foreclosure cases that were apparently "robo-signed," giving homeowners a second chance to save their properties — and raising the possibility that other lenders might follow suit. The...
  • Fewer Marylanders reported behind on mortgage payments

    Fewer Maryland homeowners were in foreclosure or behind on mortgage payments in the first quarter compared to the same period a year ago, reflecting a loan crisis on the mend, statistics released Thursday show. About 133,000 of the state's nearly 1.1...
  • Problems rampant in mortgage servicing, advocates and regulators say

    Problems rampant in mortgage servicing, advocates and regulators say
    Anca Safta never missed a payment on her loan to expand her Lutherville home. But that didn't stop Safta's mortgage servicer from citing her this year for failing to pay, reporting her to credit agencies and threatening to foreclose. "It was just a...
  • In defense of ground rents

    It is good to see that the ground rent owners in Maryland are finally having their day in court.( "Court to hear challenge to ground rent law," June 7) The ground rent system in Maryland was abused by a small number of investors as exposed by The Sun...
  • Harford couple duped in mortgage fraud

    A Baltimore man was sentenced to spend 13 months in jail last week for defrauding a Harford County couple in a mortgage workout scam that a prosecutor says cost them thousands of dollars and may have contributed to the loss of their home. Frank G....
  • An up-and-down year for Baltimore's housing market

    An up-and-down year for Baltimore's housing market
    Gauging the trajectory of the real estate market in the Baltimore region has become a hyper-local exercise — it depends on precisely where you live. While a handful of communities roared back so much last year that the number of home sales actually...
  • Incentive bonuses taint foreclosures, economy

    Incentive bonuses taint foreclosures, economy
    Maryland and most other states outlaw "pay for performance" for political lobbyists for a very good reason. Experience has shown, going back to an 1853 case involving a Baltimore & Ohio Railroad lobbyist and the Virginia Legislature, that rewarding...
  • Mortgage fraud prosecutions should be pursued aggressively

    People who are facing some kind of financial distress are often the most vulnerable to fraud. The recent case in Harford County Circuit Court, in which a man was convicted of duping an Edgewood couple out of money he said could be used to reduce their...