| May 28, 2013
| 11:10 AM
As the five-year anniversary of the Lehman Bros. bankruptcy and the collapse of the mortgage market approaches, Americans are still struggling to cope with the consequences of the Great Recession. More than 4 million households have lost their homes to...
| May 31, 2013
| 3:37 PM
At one point during the three years that Harbor Bank of Maryland operated under heightened federal scrutiny, a regulator asked CEO Joseph Haskins Jr. why he stuck it out. Why not just retire?
But for Haskins, one of the founders of the Baltimore bank in...
| Apr 18, 2013
| 8:41 AM
In addition to an extension of the Homestead Tax Credit application deadline, several other pieces of legislation relevant to homeowners passed both chambers of the General Assembly during the most recent session, which ended earlier this month.
| Apr 19, 2013
| 3:54 PM
Maryland employers added 4,700 jobs in March, gains driven by the private sector, the U.S. Department of Labor estimated Friday.
It was the fourth straight month of increases, though at a lower level than the previous three. The expansion brought...
| May 22, 2013
| 7:18 AM
Marylanders received more than $1.3 billion in relief from the National Mortgage Settlement during a 12-month period, Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler announced Tuesday.
That assistance went to nearly 17,000 mortgage borrowers between March 1, 2012...
| Jul 14, 2012
| 7:29 AM
Air Force Maj. Justice Sakyi's change-of-station orders to Germany came with a built-in dilemma: what to do about his family's home in Maryland.
He and his wife, Olivia, bought the single-family house in Bowie in early 2006, near the height of the...
| Feb 18, 2013
| 2:10 PM
Drivers who buy their car insurance through the Maryland Automobile Insurance Fund, the state's auto insurer of last resort, seem always to be the door mats of the State House, but that comparison might be too generous. Rugs get a little respect every...
| Feb 5, 2013
| 12:40 PM
The Justice Department is accusing Standard & Poor's of defrauding investors with optimistic ratings of mortgage-backed securities and derivatives prior to the financial crisis. While investors are entitled to answers about those conflicts, compensation...
| Aug 26, 2012
| 1:07 PM
Inside a small cubicle in Timonium, Jessica Gatton Facini is saving homes.
The 26-year-old sorts through foreclosure and lien documents from Baltimore homeowners, identifies a problem and then navigates the bureaucracy of big banks and government...
| Mar 23, 2012
| 4:42 PM
Maryland's attorney general said Friday that the nearly $60 million from the national mortgage settlement that the state controls would be used to help people "victimized by the egregious conduct of the banks," in contrast with some states that intend...
| Mar 23, 2012
| 7:36 PM
An Owings Mills man has been arrested on charges of forging loan modification documents that led five homes into foreclosure proceedings, state licensing officials said.
Rodney Getlan, 45, has been charged by the Baltimore County State's Attorney with...
| Mar 24, 2012
| 6:56 PM
Condo and homeowners associations have struggled for years to collect dues from all the property owners in their communities, but when the economy turned sour and the housing market declined, delinquency rates skyrocketed.
After the Federal Housing...