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  • Three indicted for Reservoir Hill mortgage fraud

    Three Marylanders have been indicted for mortgage fraud related to homes in Baltimore's Reservoir Hill neighborhood, federal prosecutors announced Friday. Kimberly Eileen McMillian, 45, of Baltimore, Olutoyin Oladosu, 53, of Lanham, and Glenroy Emanuel...
  • Mortgage settlement gets mixed reviews

    Mortgage settlement gets mixed reviews
    Deatrice S. Besong says it feels like winning the lottery: Her mortgage servicer recently agreed to reduce her loan by $249,000 next year, saving her $300 a month and erasing the debt overhang that has her owing far more than her house is worth. "It's...
  • 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...
  • Will Wall Street prevail?

    Will Wall Street prevail?
    Corporate-sponsored groups have launched a campaign of litigation in the lower federal courts challenging the legality of the second major piece of President Barack Obama's legislative program, one that received a lot of attention in last week's first...
  • Checks to be sent next week to 10,000 mortgage borrowers in Maryland

    Checks to be sent next week to 10,000 mortgage borrowers in Maryland
    Checks totaling more than $15 million will be sent beginning next week to more than 10,000 Maryland mortgage borrowers, Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler announced Wednesday. The checks, roughly $1,480 each, will be sent between June 10 and June 17 to...
  • High cost of homeownership

    High cost of homeownership
    As the five-year anniversary of the Lehman Bros. bankruptcy and the collapse of the mortgage market approaches, Americans are still struggling to cope with the consequences of the Great Recession. More than 4 million households have lost their homes to...
  • In national initiative, feds have charged more than 500 for mortgage crimes -- two in Maryland

    Federal prosecutors across the country have charged more than 500 people with crimes related to mortgage fraud as part of a year-long program that ended last month, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder announced Tuesday. The Distressed Homeowner...
  • Scams targeting Baltimore-area home owners

    Scams targeting Baltimore-area home owners
    Several unscrupulous companies are circulating materials in the Baltimore area that are aimed at taking advantage of homeowners, according to St. Ambrose Housing Aid Center, a Baltimore charity that counsels home buyers and people facing foreclosure....
  • Calling Obama on his lie: Bush tax cuts did not cause the economic crisis

    Calling Obama on his lie: Bush tax cuts did not cause the economic crisis
    "Now Gov. Romney believes that with even bigger tax cuts for the wealthy, and fewer regulations on Wall Street, all of us will prosper. In other words, he'd double down on the same trickle-down policies that led to the crisis in the first place." --...
  • CFPB: Private student loans share problems plaguing mortgage service industry

    Thousands of consumers have complained to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau about loan servicing and loan modification problems. Gripes include mistakes by servicers in applying payments, trouble fixing errors, an overabundance of paper work and...
  • Experian: Women better at handling money than men

    Experian: Women better at handling money than men
    Surveys indicate that men tend to handle the investments for the family. But when it comes to managing other money matters, women might be the better choice. Experian, one of the top three credit reporting agencies, reported that men have more debt,...
  • After 30 years, Rouse's Enterprise is adapting to financial challenges

    After 30 years, Rouse's Enterprise is adapting to financial challenges
    At the recent Governor's Housing Conference in Baltimore, the blue logo of a house with rays of light emanating from behind the roof was ubiquitous. It's the emblem of one of the conference's main sponsors, Enterprise, and to the roughly 800 people in...