| May 20, 2012
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 —...
| Apr 23, 2012
| 4:43 AM
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...
| May 14, 2012
| 2:44 PM
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,...
| Aug 29, 2012
| 9:32 AM
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...
| May 16, 2012
| 3:52 PM
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...
| Apr 25, 2012
| 2:29 PM
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...
| Jan 31, 2013
| 4:01 PM
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...
| Mar 28, 2013
| 6:13 PM
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...
| Jan 31, 2013
| 7:04 AM
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...
| Jan 22, 2013
| 8:06 PM
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...
| Jan 10, 2013
| 2:46 PM
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...
| Jan 10, 2013
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...