| Oct 12, 2010
| 8:07 PM
Lawyers at two Maryland firms handling foreclosures filed court documents without actually signing the papers themselves, a development that is calling into question the validity of at least some of the home foreclosure cases in the state.
| Oct 13, 2010
| 5:36 PM
Revelations that attorneys at two Maryland firms had other people sign their names to foreclosure documents brought a rebuke Wednesday from the O'Malley administration, which called the practice a "potential example of further mishandling and mistreatment...
| Sep 18, 2011
| 3:01 PM
On the day last week that Bank of America announced sweeping cost-cuts, including the elimination of 30,000 jobs, executives at BlueRidge Bank celebrated a milestone for the three-year-old financial company.
The Frederick-based community bank opened a...
| Sep 18, 2011
| 5:58 AM
Maryland's financial regulators have been busy for several years now, sorting through the fallout from the financial crisis and the real estate collapse.
The Office of the Commissioner of Financial Regulation oversees state-chartered banks and is...
| Aug 10, 2011
| 7:27 PM
As if foreclosures, high unemployment and tight credit weren't enough, would-be homebuyers in the Baltimore region got more fodder for wariness Wednesday as the Dow Jones industrial average plunged more than 500 points and a new local report showed...
| Aug 10, 2011
| 10:19 AM
Few institutions touch more Americans than the U.S. Postal Service, whose role is spelled out in the Constitution and which delivers to 150 million homes and businesses six days a week. Letter carriers get to know our communities, occasionally saving...
| Sep 15, 2011
| 9:22 AM
This weekend you may notice former Wachovia branches around Baltimore getting a makeover, swapping out their old logos for brand new Wells Fargo signs. While Wells Fargo has been busy promoting the new and improved services customers will receive,...
| Sep 25, 2011
Civil Justice might be small — you can count the full-time attorneys at the nonprofit legal assistance group on one hand — but its impact is anything but.
The Baltimore organization has trained more than 1,400 lawyers in foreclosure law so...
| Aug 23, 2011
Property tax breaks meant to encourage homeownership have been awarded to 465 vacant houses in Baltimore, depriving the city of uncollected revenue in a difficult budget year and calling into question past promises from city officials to crack down on tax...
| Aug 17, 2011
| 11:43 AM
The online portal HOPE LoanPort and GMAC Mortgage have teamed up on a program to allow Maryland homeowners and participating mortgage servicers to exchange documents in foreclosure mediation cases electronically.
The statewide program, announced by...
| Aug 19, 2011
| 4:24 PM
A Howard County man who lost his townhouse in a refinancing foul-up six years ago has settled the matter before trial, giving him enough money for a down payment on a new house, a lawyer in the case said.
Kwaku Atta Poku, 59, a Ghanaian immigrant who...
| Aug 21, 2011
Online budgeting sites aim to take the tedium out of money management, and the latest entry even tries to make a game of it with cash prizes.
Budgeting is such a turnoff that some financial professionals won't even use the term with clients.