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  • Baltimore-area housing market sees bidding wars return as buyers' choices shrink

    Baltimore-area housing market sees bidding wars return as buyers' choices shrink
    David D. Igla lost out on three Ellicott City homes in the past few months before he finally beat the competition and had an offer accepted. What kind of so-called buyer's market is this, he wondered? Some houses zip off the market —...
  • Billing problems in county just the latest issue for city water system

    We have been reporting on Baltimore City's water billing errors since the release of a scathing audit in February.  We have looked at the struggles residents face as they fight to get their bills corrected, profiled a local activist who has called...
  • Mortgage fraud scheme nets 29-month sentence for D.C. woman

    A federal judge in Maryland sentenced a Washington woman to 29 months in prison Monday for her role in what prosecutors called a "massive mortgage fraud scheme" — one that ensnared more than 1,000 victims and took in $78 million. Carole Nelson, 53,...
  • Md. homeowners get $225M so far from mortgage settlement

    Nearly 3,000 Maryland homeowners received almost $225 million in relief as of the end of June from the national settlement with five mortgage servicers, state officials announced Wednesday. The money was distributed to homeowners in the form of...
  • Maryland's new mortgage delinquencies improve

    The share of Maryland homeowners newly behind on mortgage payments fell to the lowest level for March in four years — an important milestone because the state's new-delinquency figure is now better than its pre-crisis average. Just under 3...
  • First Mariner Bancorp reports quarterly profit

    First Mariner Bancorp reported Wednesday its first quarterly profit in five years, a sign of progress for the Baltimore institution struggling to raise capital and avoid a federal takeover. The company earned $1.8 million for the first three months of...
  • First Mariner posts fourth quarterly profit in a row

    First Mariner posts fourth quarterly profit in a row
    First Mariner Bancorp reported Thursday it earned about $1.6 million in the fourth quarter, the fourth quarter in a row that the Baltimore parent of 1st Mariner Bank posted a profit. First Mariner Bancorp reported Thursday that it earned about $1.6...
  • Towson professor investigated over allegations of plagiarism

    Towson professor investigated over allegations of plagiarism
    A longtime Towson University professor has resigned his post as the head of the city school system's ethics panel amid allegations that his published academic articles contain content from dozens of sources without proper — or in some cases any...
  • Four Baltimore-area companies among nation's best workplaces

    Four Baltimore-area companies among nation's best workplaces
    Four companies in the Baltimore area are among the best places to work in the nation, according to a list released Thursday. Edward Jones, FutureCare, Northwestern Mutual and the Community College of Baltimore County made the annual National Top...
  • Man indicted in $2.5 million mortgage fraud scheme

    Man indicted in $2.5 million mortgage fraud scheme
    A federal grand jury in Baltimore indicted a man Tuesday in connection with a mortgage fraud scheme in which he allegedly bilked banks out of $2.5 million, the U.S. Department of Justice announced. Joshua S. Goldberg was charged with three counts of...
  • Consumer advocates stress discrimination concerns despite new mortgage rule

    Consumer advocates stress discrimination concerns despite new mortgage rule
    Consumer advocates welcomed a federal effort aiming to prevent predatory mortgage lending at a town hall in Baltimore on Thursday, but expressed worries that new rules would not halt discrimination. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau unveiled a...
  • Consumer agency director coming to Baltimore to announce new mortgage rule

    Consumer agency director coming to Baltimore to announce new mortgage rule
    Richard Cordray, the director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, is expected to announce the issuance of a pioneering federal rule Thursday that is intended to help prevent a repeat of the risky mortgage lending that led to the recent housing...