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  • 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...
  • Brown proposes college loans for children of immigrants here illegally

    Brown proposes college loans for children of immigrants here illegally
    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...
  • Consumer advocates shifting focus to foreclosure's aftermath

    Consumer advocates shifting focus to foreclosure's aftermath
    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...
  • Mizeur criticizes Brown over foreclosures

    Mizeur criticizes Brown over foreclosures
    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...
  • Maryland to receive $88 million of $2.1 billion national settlement

    Maryland to receive $88 million of $2.1 billion national settlement
    Maryland expects to receive about $88 million of a $2.1 billion national settlement reached with Ocwen Financial Corp. over "systematic misconduct" in the mortgage servicer's handling of loans. Announced Thursday, the deal settles a federal complaint...
  • State's foreclosure mediation lacks teeth, advocate say

    State's foreclosure mediation lacks teeth, advocate say
    After losing her job as a teacher, Guernica Williams tried for months to get her bank to modify the mortgages on her Windsor Mills home. When her unemployment insurance ended in 2012 and she defaulted, she kept trying, leaving voice mails for a changing...
  • Five questions with NAREB President Donnell Spivey

    Five questions with NAREB President Donnell Spivey
    Donnell Spivey was a 32-year-old Amtrak employee when he decided to start investing in real estate, but what began as a sideline quickly became a career. He entered the business with Baltimore-based Otis Warren Real Estate Co., and later worked for...
  • The forecast for housing in 2014: Higher prices, rates

    The forecast for housing in 2014: Higher prices, rates
    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...
  • Legislature must protect victims of dog attacks [Letter]

    Legislature must protect victims of dog attacks [Letter]
    Dog bites are tracked by the health department because they are injurious and can cause death. Dog bites and mauling by law are a public welfare concern that has nothing to with dog owners' rights and everything to do with dog owners' responsibilities....
  • Baltimore-area home sales up 14 percent in 2013

    Baltimore-area home sales up 14 percent in 2013
    The Baltimore region had its best year for home sales since the start of the recession, as the local housing market continued its slow recovery in 2013. About 27,750 units closed in 2013, up roughly 14 percent from 2012, according to data provided by...