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  • Federal lawsuit alleges kickbacks at Northrop real estate firm

    Federal lawsuit alleges kickbacks at Northrop real estate firm
    A Howard County couple is suing one of the largest residential real estate brokerages in the state and a Columbia title company for more than $11 million, alleging that the firms had financial ties that violated federal law. The case is a proposed class...
  • FHA policies helped cause foreclosure crisis

    FHA policies helped cause foreclosure crisis
    Imagine that a federal agency wanted to hurt America's working-class families on purpose. How would it inflict maximum damage? It might start by aggressively marketing homeownership to marginal borrowers. It would tell them that bad credit scores aren't...
  • 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...
  • Don't expect much help from the Fed

    Don't expect much help from the Fed
    The U.S. economy is drifting toward recession, but when Federal Reserve policymakers meet next week, they will have few options. Jobs creation slipped alarmingly in April and May. Wages, which were rising modestly through the recovery, have been...
  • 'Mad Men' selling ... homes?

    'Mad Men' selling ... homes?
    The lexicon of real estate listing language has many terms for putting a positive spin on features the average buyer wouldn't like. "Bold" for the orange-and-green themed condo. "Cute" for the house decorated for princess-loving preadolescents. Now...
  • Dream home: Sparrows Point street is window to the past

    Dream home: Sparrows Point street is window to the past
    The Stadlers' story is a tale of two houses on the same riverfront street in Sparrows Point and a dream that began when Tim Stadler was just a young boy. "My parents had friends that we would visit about once a week that lived on River Drive Road," he...
  • Carl Verstandig's shopping center empire

    Carl Verstandig's shopping center empire
    At a time when many real estate companies are having trouble getting loans for expansion, Pikesville-based America's Realty is growing steadily. Headed by chief executive Carl Verstandig, it now controls 164 commercial developments in 13 states —...
  • In defense of ground rents

    It is good to see that the ground rent owners in Maryland are finally having their day in court.( "Court to hear challenge to ground rent law," June 7) The ground rent system in Maryland was abused by a small number of investors as exposed by The Sun...
  • June contracts on area homes hit four-year high

    June contracts on area homes hit four-year high
    New contracts on homes for sale in the Baltimore area rose to their highest June level since 2007 — a positive sign for a housing market trying to heal after a years-long roller-coaster ride. Buyers and sellers struck deals on nearly 2,600 homes in...
  • Sparrows Point plant to be sold to new subsidiary of Renco Group

    Sparrows Point plant to be sold to new subsidiary of Renco Group
    The Russian owner of the Sparrows Point Steel Mill said Wednesday it is selling the Baltimore County plant — once vital to building the company's U.S. footprint and to Maryland's manufacturing industry — to the Renco Group because the business...
  • General Assembly: Please, please buy Rocky Gap

    General Assembly: Please, please buy Rocky Gap
    After failing twice to attract a developer to transform the debt-ridden Rocky Gap Lodge into a profit-generating slot machine palace, Maryland lawmakers are considering a new package of financial incentives that would erase millions of dollars in fees and...
  • Tumultuous decades for a housing-aid activist

    Tumultuous decades for a housing-aid activist
    Vincent Quayle knows the corrosive effect of foreclosures well, sitting as he does at the helm of a nonprofit group that helps homeowners in trouble. But he says the current foreclosure crisis is nothing compared to the damage wrought by the...