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  • Study concludes FHA lending practices in Baltimore area could lead to high foreclosure rates

    Study concludes FHA lending practices in Baltimore area could lead to high foreclosure rates
    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...
  • House-flipping waiver is extended

    House-flipping waiver is extended
    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...
  • Postal inspectors intercept mailed drugs

    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...
  • FHA policies helped cause foreclosure crisis

    FHA policies helped cause foreclosure crisis
    Imagine that a federal agency wanted to hurt America's working-class families on purpose. How would it inflict maximum damage? It might start by aggressively marketing homeownership to marginal borrowers. It would tell them that bad credit scores aren't...
  • Long sentence highlights efforts to prosecute mortgage fraud

    Long sentence highlights efforts to prosecute mortgage fraud
    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...
  • Housing legislation passes the General Assembly

    Housing legislation passes the General Assembly
    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. Gov....
  • Md. employers add 4,700 jobs in March, Labor Dept. says

    Md. employers add 4,700 jobs in March, Labor Dept. says
    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...
  • Mind Over Machines acquires The Seva Group

    Mind Over Machines Inc., an Owings Mills-based consulting and information technology firm, announced Thursday it has acquired the assets of technology firm The Seva Group, making the combined company one of the largest IT consulting firms in the mid-...
  • New Kelly Glen community near Bel Air fights for mail delivery

    New Kelly Glen community near Bel Air fights for mail delivery
    The new development of Kelly Glen north of Bel Air has single-family homes costing upward of $500,000 tucked away between the Bel Air Bypass and Route 1 (Conowingo Road), with direct access to the latter, but residents have one major problem: They can't...
  • Understanding the Dynamics of Inventory

    ADVERTORIAL CONTENT After what was easily the longest economic downturn in recent times, momentum is building and national headlines are trumpeting news of economic gains. In the residential housing sector, these swiftly-changing market dynamics...
  • Not quite a Hollywood ending at the Senator

    Not quite a Hollywood ending at the Senator
    It's easy to see why the city's sale of the Senator Theatre gave Comptroller Joan Pratt heartburn. The city paid $810,000 for the movie palace three years ago and this week sold it for a $310,000 loss. Worse yet, the city is hardly washing its hands of...
  • Mortgage settlement gets mixed reviews

    Mortgage settlement gets mixed reviews
    Deatrice S. Besong says it feels like winning the lottery: Her mortgage servicer recently agreed to reduce her loan by $249,000 next year, saving her $300 a month and erasing the debt overhang that has her owing far more than her house is worth. "It's...