| Sep 13, 2012
| 3:10 PM
Is your home ready for its close-up?
You've cleared away the clutter, shampooed the carpets and repainted the walls. But selling a home in today's market may require a bit more imagination.
Home stagers, who specialize in readying a home for the market,...
| Sep 1, 2012
| 7:20 PM
Maura Iacoboni always admired her friend's home, a two-story Colonial-style structure in Timonium in Baltimore County. Little wonder, then, that when the home was put on the market earlier this year, she jumped on it.
"It always looked happy to me; it...
| Oct 9, 2012
| 4:52 PM
The number of homes sold in the Baltimore area last month was nearly 10 percent higher than the year-earlier period — but down significantly from August, according to data released Tuesday by an affiliate of the region's multiple-listing service....
| Aug 30, 2012
| 2:20 PM
Whenever you drink a National Premium or Natty Boh, think of Jerome "Jerry" DiPaolo, the colorful National Brewing Co. salesman and executive who helped make it one of the most recognizable and respected beers for more than 40 years in Baltimore and...
| Oct 10, 2012
| 6:55 AM
Federal prosecutors across the country have charged more than 500 people with crimes related to mortgage fraud as part of a year-long program that ended last month, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder announced Tuesday.
The Distressed Homeowner...
| Sep 8, 2012
A brick Colonial in Monkton set on 160 acres with an historic stone guest house sold for $3.1 million in June.
The nearly 7,000-square-foot main house, built in the 1970s but renovated over the years, has four bedrooms, 51/2 baths, five fireplaces, a...
| Sep 6, 2012
| 2:11 PM
Wooded land is plentiful around The Pointe at ArundelPreserve, a subdivision at one end of a massive mixed-use development off Arundel Mills Boulevard in Hanover.
But as is happening throughout Maryland, finished home lots — barren plats that are...
| Sep 15, 2012
At first, the wife wasn't sure.
With so many houses on the market, an English manor-style estate at 10 Estes Road, nestled in the coveted Woodbrook neighborhood just north of the Baltimore City line, didn't grab her attention.
Her husband, though,...
| Sep 10, 2012
| 3:57 PM
August proved a strong month for home sales in the Baltimore region, as the number of completed sales and new sales contracts signed both increased by roughly 18 percent compared with the same month a year earlier, according to data released Monday by...
| Sep 11, 2012
| 12:48 PM
While the Baltimore Ravens' rout of the Cincinnati Bengals Monday was catnip for local fans, the national ratings news was not so good for ESPN and "Monday Night Football." Blowouts do not make for big ratings.
The national overnight Nielsen rating for...
| May 31, 2012
| 2:05 PM
New on Marylanders tax bills this year will be an increase in the state's so-called "flush tax," which will double from $30 to $60 annually.
That was part of Harford County Treasurer Kathryn Hewitt's overview of the tax assessment process she provided at...
| Oct 15, 2012
| 3:00 AM
In baseball, they'll tell you that a loss is not always just a loss. Sometimes you learn things even when you don't come out ahead. While that may be easy to understand in sports, it's a little fuzzier when it comes to a city's population: If you're not...