| Apr 15, 2013
| 1:10 PM
The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. has lifted a cease and desist order that 1st Mariner Bank has operated under since April 2009, the bank announced Monday.
The order required 1st Mariner to strengthen its fair lending practices because the FDIC...
| Mar 29, 2013
| 12:30 PM
More than 50 real estate professionals will answer home-buying questions about living in Howard County at the county's 7th Annual Come Home to Howard County Housing Fair.
The fair is scheduled April 13, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Long Reach High...
| Apr 5, 2013
Auditions for 'Pippin'
Slayton House Theatre Conservatory will hold auditions Monday and Wednesday, April 8 and 10, at 4:30 p.m. for this award-winning play running July 8-Aug. 3 at 10400 Cross Fox Lane in Columbia. Information: 410-730-3987.
| Mar 20, 2013
| 6:05 AM
While homes continue to be built around Harford County, the market has a long way to go before it gets to the heights it sustained before the nationwide housing market crash began in 2007.
"In general, we are tracking equal to, or slightly above the...
| Jan 10, 2013
| 2:46 PM
Consumer advocates welcomed a federal effort aiming to prevent predatory mortgage lending at a town hall in Baltimore on Thursday, but expressed worries that new rules would not halt discrimination.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau unveiled a...
| Mar 28, 2013
| 6:13 PM
A longtime Towson University professor has resigned his post as the head of the city school system's ethics panel amid allegations that his published academic articles contain content from dozens of sources without proper — or in some cases any...
| Aug 27, 2012
| 7:50 AM
In the past few years, real estate has increasingly become an investment option that’s difficult to ignore. With moderated pricing and historic financing conditions, the costs associated with acquiring investment properties...
| Jan 11, 2013
| 5:00 PM
A federal grand jury in Baltimore indicted six people in a $4.5 million mortgage scheme that allegedly defrauded banks, home buyers and sellers across the state, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Friday.
The indictment said a group of six...
| Aug 29, 2012
| 9:32 AM
Nearly 3,000 Maryland homeowners received almost $225 million in relief as of the end of June from the national settlement with five mortgage servicers, state officials announced Wednesday.
The money was distributed to homeowners in the form of...
| Sep 6, 2012
| 4:03 PM
An Owings Mills man has pleaded guilty to mortgage fraud after prosecutors alleged he took money from at least 48 homeowners to help them get loan modifications, then stole the monthly payments they thought were going to their lenders, the state said...
| Sep 11, 2012
| 12:20 PM
As a basketball referee, Joe Liggett has spent much of his adult life running up and down the courts in the metropolitan Baltimore area.
But Liggett's travels have always led him back to his native Arbutus.
Now, the 48-year-old with deep roots in the...
| Sep 14, 2012
| 7:35 AM
An Ellicott City woman pleaded guilty to wire fraud Wednesday for misusing more than $1.5 million in mortgage closing funds, federal prosecutors announced.
Harriet M. Taylor, 56, faces a maximum sentence of 30 years in prison and a $1 million fine for...