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  • U.S. suit against S&P: Bad for business, bad for democracy

    U.S. suit against S&P: Bad for business, bad for democracy
    The Justice Department is accusing Standard & Poor's of defrauding investors with optimistic ratings of mortgage-backed securities and derivatives prior to the financial crisis. While investors are entitled to answers about those conflicts, compensation...
  • Mortgage fraud led to foreclosure for six Upper Fells homes

    A Baltimore man pleaded guilty in federal court Friday to conspiracy to commit wire fraud because he and others secured mortgages for six homes in Upper Fells Point with fraudulent information, prosecutors announced. Kenneth Koehler, 42, and his co-...
  • Harford real estate transfers from January

    The following are Harford County real estate transfers recorded in January and compiled by the Harford office of the Department of Assessments and Taxation: Krystle N. Cherry from Kevin Jerome Harris, 3410 Brooks Ave., $202,500, 1/3. Scott Cooper from...
  • Millennium Financial Group appoints Michael Thomas as mortgage loan officer

    Millennium Financial Group Inc., a leading Mid-Atlantic retail mortgage lender, has appointed Michael Thomas, of Bel Air, as a mortgage loan officer. He will be responsible for loan production growth in the Baltimore and surrounding markets. Thomas joins...
  • First Mariner reports another profitable quarter

    For the second quarter in a row, First Mariner Bancorp reported a profit, thanks to low interest rates, which have triggered a burst of mortgage lending. The Baltimore-based parent of 1st Mariner Bank announced Thursday that it earned $5.7 million in the...
  • After years of losses, price increases creep back into the Baltimore-area housing market

    After years of losses, price increases creep back into the Baltimore-area housing market
    The home Azam Khan sold on Fairbank Road in Northwest Baltimore last month strikes the real estate agent as a prime example of market shift. It changed hands for about $25,000 more than each of the similar Cape Cods that sold on the street last year...
  • Whether it's the economy or the Colorado shooting, the left and right view the world in predictable ways

    Whether it's the economy or the Colorado shooting, the left and right view the world in predictable ways
    The gulf between the American left and right continues to widen against a backdrop of high unemployment, weak growth and high octane cultural battles. I got to thinking about this growing divide in the aftermath of the Colorado movie theater shooting...
  • Maryland had highest rate of new foreclosure filings in U.S.

    Maryland had highest rate of new foreclosure filings in U.S.
    The rate of new foreclosure filings in Maryland far exceeded any other state's this spring, a spike caused in large part by the national robo-signing legal settlement that unleashed a flood of new cases. Almost 20 in every 1,000 home loans in Maryland...
  • Baltimore has best July in six years for home contract signings

    Baltimore has best July in six years for home contract signings
    The Baltimore metro region had the best July in six years for contracts signed to buy homes, according to data released Friday by an affiliate of the region's multiple listing service. Home buyers signed 2,883 contracts last month — a nearly 20...
  • Understanding the Dynamics of Inventory

    ADVERTORIAL CONTENT After what was easily the longest economic downturn in recent times, momentum is building and national headlines are trumpeting news of economic gains. In the residential housing sector, these swiftly-changing market dynamics...
  • Not quite a Hollywood ending at the Senator

    Not quite a Hollywood ending at the Senator
    It's easy to see why the city's sale of the Senator Theatre gave Comptroller Joan Pratt heartburn. The city paid $810,000 for the movie palace three years ago and this week sold it for a $310,000 loss. Worse yet, the city is hardly washing its hands of...
  • Kamenetz pension plan makes sense

    In her column, Marta Mossburg ("Kamenetz's risky bet," Sept. 26) asks, "Would you borrow money to pay off your mortgage and instead risk it in the market?" (I assume that she actually means "borrow money and increase your mortgage, risking the proceeds in...