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  • Settlement for Baltimore woman denied mortgage while pregnant

    Settlement for Baltimore woman denied mortgage while pregnant
    A mortgage lender based in Utah has agreed to pay a Baltimore woman $13,000 for denying her a loan because she was pregnant and on maternity leave, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced Tuesday. Primary Residential Mortgage Inc....
  • Bush deserves the criticism he's getting

    Bush deserves the criticism he's getting
    When I read Stanley J. Glinka's recent letter defending the presidency of George W. Bush I wanted to laugh, but it was 6 a.m. and I did not want to wake up my still sleeping wife ("Stop blaming Bush," May 1). Now I know how people like Michele...
  • Md. foreclosure activity high despite recovering market

    Md. foreclosure activity high despite recovering market
    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...
  • Maryland nonprofit offers free reverse mortgage counseling

    Maryland nonprofit offers free reverse mortgage counseling
    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....
  • 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....
  • Did we learn anything from the subprime loan crisis?

    Did we learn anything from the subprime loan crisis?
    A dangerous confluence of recent business stories have been attention grabbers. First, the Obama administration announced an initiative to ensure more home loans for those with weak credit. Then, a number of prominent economists issued forecasts...
  • Father, son participate in Vietnam 'Wall Washing' at Vietnam Memorial

    Keller Curtis of Fallston and his father, Richard Tibbetts of Bel Air, participated in the first "Wall Washing" of the year April 13 at the Vietnam Memorial in Washington, D.C., to pay respect to those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom....
  • Marylanders aren't shy about complaining

    Marylanders aren't shy about complaining
    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...
  • Bank buys Inn at the Black Olive for $3.9 million

    Bank buys Inn at the Black Olive for $3.9 million
    The Inn at the Black Olive, a boutique hotel in Fells Point, was sold at auction for $3.9 million Thursday to mortgage holder 1st Mariner Bank. Bidding for the South Caroline Street hotel, restaurant and cafe-market opened at $2.5 million, said Bradd...
  • Underwater on the mortgage, stationed away from home

    Underwater on the mortgage, stationed away from home
    Air Force Maj. Justice Sakyi's change-of-station orders to Germany came with a built-in dilemma: what to do about his family's home in Maryland. He and his wife, Olivia, bought the single-family house in Bowie in early 2006, near the height of the...
  • U.S. suit against S&P: Bad for business, bad for democracy

    U.S. suit against S&P: Bad for business, bad for democracy
    The Justice Department is accusing Standard & Poor's of defrauding investors with optimistic ratings of mortgage-backed securities and derivatives prior to the financial crisis. While investors are entitled to answers about those conflicts, compensation...
  • Congressional staffers fight banks, City Hall over foreclosures

    Congressional staffers fight banks, City Hall over foreclosures
    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...