| Sep 15, 2014
| 3:59 PM
Boutique investment firm Hardesty Capital Management moved this month from its longtime home in Mount Vernon to a new office in Hunt Valley, which it said offers more modern conveniences and room to grow, while being closer to its customer base of wealthy...
| Aug 30, 2014
| 10:54 AM
For decades, nearly all homes were bought by individuals, but the collapse in prices brought on by the housing crunch and Great Recession attracted large investors looking to make money buying and renting single-family homes.
The investments of such...
| Aug 23, 2014
| 8:58 AM
Alerted by a phone call one recent Sunday, Stephen Pieper drove his black pickup the few miles from his farm in White Hall to Monkton, where he arrived too late to stop a man from plowing under the corn on 95 acres of land he'd leased for decades....
| Aug 23, 2014
| 9:13 AM
As high prices, rising rents and tight credit requirements continue to make homeownership difficult for many families, some private and nonprofit developers are trying to find ways to make homeownership more accessible for renters.
At least three...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Caroline Chavasse stood before a room of fidgeting young bodies and wandering eyes and made a tearful plea for her livelihood.
The fate of the 51-year-old rested with this group of 40 youngsters who, with a check of a "yes" or "no" box, would decide...
| Aug 2, 2014
| 7:36 AM
Construction of new homes is lagging around the country, and Maryland is no exception.
Permits for new homes, which the U.S. Census Bureau tracks as a barometer of the home-building industry, fell 8 percent in Maryland in the first six months of this...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 10:47 AM
The late Louis L. Goldstein, longtime comptroller of Maryland, was often heard to advise people to invest in land, as he put it, "because the Good Lord isn't making any more of it."
The observation is one that is relevant to the state of the home-...
| Jun 23, 2014
| 4:22 PM
Silicon Valley giant Oracle Corp. plans to acquire Columbia-based Micros Systems Inc. for $5.3 billion in a deal executives and industry observers said could generate local job growth instead of the typical corporate consolidation.
In the deal...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 7:09 PM
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...
| Jun 28, 2014
| 4:14 PM
Jack Dingman recounted an idyllic childhood in Dundalk and looked around the Heritage Fair on Saturday wishing for the blue-collar community to return to the glory that had been bolstered by a booming steel plant.
The 28-year-old contractor, who now...
| May 15, 2014
| 10:29 AM
Real estate agents have long boasted of the lengths they'll go to market properties. Now, for some, the sky's the limit.
As unmanned aircraft become more widely available, some agents have started to use drones to sell listings, inviting prospective...
| May 17, 2014
| 12:33 PM
There will be fewer of the familiar blue-and-white Prudential signs marking homes for sale across the Baltimore region next month as some are replaced with plum-colored signs bearing another storied name.
Berkshire Hathaway, the company headed by...