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  • City to raze hundreds of vacant houses in stepped-up plan

    City to raze hundreds of vacant houses in stepped-up plan
    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...
  • 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...
  • 1st Mariner no longer operating under FDIC fair lending cease and desist order

    1st Mariner no longer operating under FDIC fair lending cease and desist order
    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...
  • Howard County housing fair set for April 13

    Howard County housing fair set for April 13
    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...
  • Howard County Briefs

    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. Fundraiser...
  • 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....
  • 20 reasons Bob Ehrlich is wrong

    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...
  • 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...
  • Five questions with … Ari Karen

    Five questions with … Ari Karen
    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...
  • Settlement's mortgage servicing standards now in effect

    Settlement's mortgage servicing standards now in effect
    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...
  • 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...
  • More than 190,000 call on Freddie Mac to test homes for meth

    More than 190,000 call on Freddie Mac to test homes for meth
    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...