| Oct 10, 2013
| 2:27 PM
Home sales in the Baltimore region continued to rise at a double-digit pace in September, numbers released Thursday show.
The number of homes changing hands last month increased 17 percent compared with a year earlier, according to RealEstate Business...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 5:05 PM
The latest out of the extreme conservative wing of the Republican party is that a failure of the U.S. government to take the steps necessary to pay all its bills on time would be no biggie. They say we could juggle things around and avoid missing any...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 1:10 PM
CitiMortgage says its local borrowers should come to Towson on Tuesday if they're having trouble keeping up with their loan payments or face foreclosure.
The company is holding a foreclosure-prevention event at the Sheraton Baltimore North Hotel at...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 3:39 AM
A Massachusetts firm that acquires foreclosed homes and sells them back to their former owners under more affordable loan terms is expected to announce Friday its expansion into Maryland.
This would be Boston Community Capital's first foray outside...
| Sep 22, 2013
The excited voices on CNBC radio riveted financial adviser John Bacci's attention as he drove to Chestertown five years ago for a routine client visit.
The stock market was in freefall that Sept. 29 after Congress rejected a $700 billion rescue of the...
| Sep 14, 2013
| 12:07 PM
Kristina and Anthony Pannone spent eight months looking for a house. The ones they liked kept getting snapped up, until they finally topped three other would-be buyers for a place in Columbia — by offering $5,100 more than the asking price.
| Aug 22, 2013
The Sun recently reported that the city Housing Department plans to spend $22.5 million, including almost all the $10 million the city will receive from the National Mortgage Settlement, to demolish some 1,600 vacant and dilapidated row houses over the...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 4:38 PM
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...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 10:28 AM
The 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom was the largest political rally ever held in the nation's capital up to that time. More than 200,000 people from across the country — black and white, young and old, rich and poor, Democrat and...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 3:17 PM
Cindy Cowman is just the type of person Baltimore officials want to woo: an empty-nester living in the suburbs, looking for an urban lifestyle and willing to invest in an older home.
"I wanted to be in the city, with a high walkability score and a lot of...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 8:44 AM
Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, as it turns out, were a pleasant fiction. The quasi-government guarantors of mortgage loans seemed like a good deal for Americans during all the years when they helped guarantee the availability of affordable, long-term home...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 9:56 AM
We already know that federal regulators have undermined accountability for abuses by mortgage servicing companies. In another disturbing development, the Federal Reserve and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) are refusing to turn over...