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  • Settlement's mortgage servicing standards now in effect

    Settlement's mortgage servicing standards now in effect
    On Tuesday, five of the nation’s largest mortgage servicers became obligated to follow 304 “servicing standards” laid out in a national mortgage settlement earlier this year. The settlement stemmed from allegations that the servicers...
  • Maryland investment firms haven't abandoned Democrats

    Maryland investment firms haven't abandoned Democrats
    Wall Street might have turned its back on Democrats this election, but that's not the case among Maryland investment firms. The vast majority of contributions to candidates by T. Rowe Price employees went to Democrats. And Democrats were the...
  • In national initiative, feds have charged more than 500 for mortgage crimes -- two in Maryland

    Federal prosecutors across the country have charged more than 500 people with crimes related to mortgage fraud as part of a year-long program that ended last month, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder announced Tuesday. The Distressed Homeowner...
  • Md. foreclosure activity high despite recovering market

    Md. foreclosure activity high despite recovering market
    Maryland's housing market is improving, but many homeowners still face trouble. Foreclosure activity in Maryland last month reached a 33-month high, according to RealtyTrac, which gathers real estate data nationwide. Among the states, Maryland had the...
  • State plans refinancing events for 2013

    The Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development is planning a series of events for next year about refinancing home loans, Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown announced at the 2012 Governor's Housing Conference that was held Tuesday at the Hilton...
  • Community Foundation of Harford County elects new board officers

    Community Foundation of Harford County has elected new board officers: Jayne Klein, president; Ken Ferrara, vice president; Kathleen Beck, secretary; and Ed Kouneski, CPA, treasurer. They will serve two-year terms. Klein, the new president, is a...
  • Marylanders aren't shy about complaining

    Marylanders aren't shy about complaining
    Marylanders are big complainers. At least when it comes to the financial services they receive. Maryland ranked No. 2 in the nation in mortgage complaints per capita, second only to New Hampshire, for grievances lodged with the Consumer Financial...
  • Dunbar to launch division to armor websites against cyber criminals

    Dunbar to launch division to armor websites against cyber criminals
    Dunbar Armored has been in the armored-car business for nearly 90 years. But the Hunt Valley-based company now is branching into a new way to protect banks' and businesses' money and valuables: cybersecurity. The company is launching a subsidiary, Dunbar...
  • Bank buys Inn at the Black Olive for $3.9 million

    Bank buys Inn at the Black Olive for $3.9 million
    The Inn at the Black Olive, a boutique hotel in Fells Point, was sold at auction for $3.9 million Thursday to mortgage holder 1st Mariner Bank. Bidding for the South Caroline Street hotel, restaurant and cafe-market opened at $2.5 million, said Bradd...
  • Culleton: Work needed to keep U.S. Postal Service from becoming a dead letter

    In Korea, back in the 1950s, a new commander arrived for the small military installation in Ulsan where I was stationed. One of his first acts was to issue a general order which read, "No stupid action will be taken by any member of this command." As a...
  • Checks to be sent next week to 10,000 mortgage borrowers in Maryland

    Checks to be sent next week to 10,000 mortgage borrowers in Maryland
    Checks totaling more than $15 million will be sent beginning next week to more than 10,000 Maryland mortgage borrowers, Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler announced Wednesday. The checks, roughly $1,480 each, will be sent between June 10 and June 17 to...
  • High cost of homeownership

    High cost of homeownership
    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...