| Dec 16, 2012
| 10:53 AM
Homes with federally insured mortgages — afforded to mostly lower-income borrowers — are expected to see a spike in foreclosures because of dicey lending practices, according to a recent study.
More than a dozen ZIP codes in the Baltimore...
| Dec 31, 2012
| 3:55 PM
Federal officials have extended a regulatory waiver that makes it easier to "flip" properties — a move meant to encourage the renovation of foreclosed homes but that critics say could herald the return of predatory schemes.
The Federal Housing...
| Dec 3, 2012
| 5:41 PM
James A. Buck gladly accepted the package at his Parkville office from the deliveryman wearing a UPS uniform.
But minutes later, police swooped in to arrest Buck, 54, and seized the parcel, which had contained three pounds of marijuana he sent to himself...
| Jun 17, 2013
| 5:38 PM
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...
| Dec 4, 2012
| 7:13 PM
Con artist Rodney Getlan did not just take people's money — his actions caused them to lose their homes.
That he stole the sanctuary of a roof and four walls may have led to Getlan's getting a much longer prison term. Baltimore County Circuit Judge...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 4:46 PM
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...
| 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...
| 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.
| Jun 5, 2013
| 10:33 AM
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...
| 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 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...