| Aug 16, 2013
| 4:38 PM
Boarded-up and falling down, hundreds of Baltimore's vacant and blighted rowhouses are scheduled for demolition in coming months in a stepped-up effort to rid the city of its most visible sign of decades of urban decay.
Over the next 2 1/2 years, the...
| Aug 26, 2012
| 1:07 PM
Inside a small cubicle in Timonium, Jessica Gatton Facini is saving homes.
The 26-year-old sorts through foreclosure and lien documents from Baltimore homeowners, identifies a problem and then navigates the bureaucracy of big banks and government...
| Apr 15, 2013
| 1:10 PM
The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. has lifted a cease and desist order that 1st Mariner Bank has operated under since April 2009, the bank announced Monday.
The order required 1st Mariner to strengthen its fair lending practices because the FDIC...
| Mar 29, 2013
| 12:30 PM
More than 50 real estate professionals will answer home-buying questions about living in Howard County at the county's 7th Annual Come Home to Howard County Housing Fair.
The fair is scheduled April 13, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Long Reach High...
| Apr 5, 2013
Auditions for 'Pippin'
Slayton House Theatre Conservatory will hold auditions Monday and Wednesday, April 8 and 10, at 4:30 p.m. for this award-winning play running July 8-Aug. 3 at 10400 Cross Fox Lane in Columbia. Information: 410-730-3987.
| Jun 26, 2013
| 4:00 AM
Is a reverse mortgage right for you?
These loans are available to those 62 and older and allows them to draw cash out of their house without having to sell it or make monthly payments. The loan is paid off when the owner dies or sells the house....
| Nov 23, 2012
| 7:00 AM
Former Governor Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. presents a 20-point platform for Republicans to "be proud of" ("A platform for the next Republican nominee," Nov. 18). Let's examine each of these points in detail, and the reader can decide if any of them are...
| Jun 22, 2013
| 6:52 AM
Maryland's housing market is improving, but many homeowners still face trouble.
Foreclosure activity in Maryland last month reached a 33-month high, according to RealtyTrac, which gathers real estate data nationwide. Among the states, Maryland had the...
| Jan 5, 2013
The 25-year-old Baltimore-based law firm Offit Kurman recently formed a pioneering mortgage compliance affiliate, C3 Compliance Consultants, to help lenders across the United States conform with regulations launched this year by the federal Consumer...
| Oct 2, 2012
| 1:15 PM
On Tuesday, five of the nation’s largest mortgage servicers became obligated to follow 304 “servicing standards” laid out in a national mortgage settlement earlier this year.
The settlement stemmed from allegations that the servicers...
| 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...
| Oct 4, 2012
| 3:00 AM
Residents from every state — more than 195,000 people — have signed an online petition that demands Freddie Mac test the homes it is selling for methamphetamine contamination.
The petition was started on the website Change.org by Jonathan...