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  • Veteran receives mortgage-free home in Harford

    Veteran receives mortgage-free home in Harford
    John Laursen, an Army veteran of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and his wife Casey have spent about a year handling his recovery after being medically evacuated from Afghanistan, but they are able to begin moving forward, with the first steps being...
  • Appellate court ruling will allow mortgage fraud case to proceed

    Appellate court ruling will allow mortgage fraud case to proceed
    A lawsuit that accuses Creig Northrop Team, Long & Foster and several mortgage firms — including Long & Foster's Prosperity Mortgage Co. — of perpetrating mortgage fraud to ease home buying and selling could go before a jury, after the...
  • SunTrust settlement to bring $33 million to Maryland

    SunTrust settlement to bring $33 million to Maryland
    Maryland will receive $33 million from a nearly $1 billion joint state-federal settlement reached with SunTrust Mortgage Inc. over past problems with its mortgage servicing and foreclosure procedures, the Maryland Attorney General's office announced...
  • Yellen: It's later than you think [Commentary]

    Yellen: It's later than you think [Commentary]
    To head off a tough bout with stagflation — slow growth and high inflation — the Federal Reserve should start raising interest rates soon. Most economists expected 2014 to be a breakout year. A surge in new home construction was expected...
  • Maryland launches new tax credit program

    Maryland launches new tax credit program
    The state has started a new tax credit program designed to help make home ownership more affordable for working families, Housing and Community Development Secretary Raymond A. Skinner said Thursday. The Maryland HomeCredit program allows eligible...
  • In Pasadena, fellow Republicans line up to challenge Don Dwyer

    In Pasadena, fellow Republicans line up to challenge Don Dwyer
    Del. Don Dwyer is spending his final day in jail Sunday, completing a 60-day sentence for his 2013 drunken-driving and drunken-boating convictions. But while that debt to society will be paid, the Anne Arundel Republican acknowledges there's a political...
  • Habitat for Humanity helps new Edmondson Heights resident achieve her goal

    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...
  • Democratic running mates have evening in the spotlight

    Democratic running mates have evening in the spotlight
    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. Howard County...
  • 1st Mariner Bank to be sold to investors

    1st Mariner Bank to be sold to investors
    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. A...
  • Groups seek foreclosure moratorium

    Groups seek foreclosure moratorium
    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...
  • Housing measures pass General Assembly

    Housing measures pass General Assembly
    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...
  • County Housing Fair to raffle discounted homes

    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...