| Apr 11, 2014
| 7:03 AM
The eighth annual Howard County Housing Fair will be Saturday, April 12, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Long Reach High School, 6101 Old Dobbin Lane, in Columbia.
At the fair, real estate professionals, mortgage lenders, housing specialists and county...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 10:00 AM
State lawmakers approved a bill Monday that bars the state from using eminent domain to seize mortgages or deeds of trust for a two-year period.
The move, sponsored by State Senator Joan Carter Conway, pre-emptively blocks municipalities from enacting a...
| Mar 31, 2014
| 6:16 AM
It's been one week since Tya Courtney moved into her new brick townhouse in Edmondson Heights and the smell of fresh paint is still in the air.
The a 27-year-old single mother is now a homeowner, thanks to a program offered by nonprofit Habitat for...
| Mar 11, 2014
| 2:28 PM
Few aspects of modern life are as tedious as matters of finance.
Sure, everyone understands what goes into taking out a five-year car loan then paying it off with interest in installments over the next 60 months. Credit cards are a little bit more...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 9:29 AM
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Heather R. Mizeur on Tuesday accused her front-running rival, Lt. Anthony G. Brown, of playing “petty, cynical politics” when he criticized Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler over Maryland’s burgeoning...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 4:01 PM
The General Assembly will consider a handful of bills related to the mortgage crisis, but unlike in previous years, many focus on what happens to borrowers after foreclosure.
The bills — most of which would limit the risks of debt that can linger...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 4:52 PM
Building on the Dream Act approved by voters in 2012, Democrat Anthony G. Brown proposed Thursday that Maryland provide low-interest college loans to the children of workers who are in this country illegally.
Brown's proposal came on a busy day in the...
| Feb 24, 2014
| 5:51 PM
Civil rights groups are pressing lawmakers in Annapolis to impose a six-month moratorium on home foreclosures, as the number of cases has surged in Maryland. But a banker's group and the O'Malley administration contend that there's already plenty of...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 4:12 PM
The parent company of 1st Mariner Bank said Monday that it has signed a deal to sell the bank after years of regulatory demands that it increase its capital, potentially ending the company's long struggle to right itself after the mortgage crisis.
| Feb 7, 2014
| 8:11 PM
The No. 2 members of the three contending Democratic gubernatorial tickets sparred Friday night in a well-attended debate in East Baltimore in which they clashed over marijuana legalization, taxation, health care and other issues.
| Oct 24, 2013
| 4:04 PM
Ed Hale wants to buy the Baltimore Arena, but the city said the aging facility is not for sale.
Two years after his departure from First Mariner Bancorp, the bank he launched and turned into the city's largest, Hale finds himself on the outside...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 9:34 AM
Prepare for a year of more in the real estate industry — more improvement, mostly, but also more expense as mortgage rates, prices and rents rise.
Analysts expect a solid 2014 here and nationally, after a year in which the battered housing...