| Aug 26, 2013
| 9:51 AM
When the historic Annapolis Market House reopens in the next couple of weeks, patrons will walk underneath Jean Tyson's bright red hollyhocks and Dixie Sangster's Cubist rendition of a vase of flowers.
The two women are among 16 artists who...
| Aug 10, 2013
| 3:27 PM
The two-story abstract mural — featuring a pharaoh's headpiece, a cotton field and fire spewing out of rowhouse windows — showed up suddenly this summer on a vacant house in North Baltimore.
The artwork at 4727 Old York Road came with a...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 3:17 PM
Cindy Cowman is just the type of person Baltimore officials want to woo: an empty-nester living in the suburbs, looking for an urban lifestyle and willing to invest in an older home.
"I wanted to be in the city, with a high walkability score and a lot of...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 3:30 PM
If a contemporary-style home in the heart of Baltimore County's Lutherville area is in the cards for one lucky house-hunter, then 1002 Westwicke Lane may prove a wish fulfilled.
Priced at $1.395 million and sitting on almost two acres of landscaped...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 3:00 AM
For Catonsville residents, "Life is Great in 21228" is more than a slogan on a bumper sticker.
It's the walkability from their homes to restaurants on Frederick Road, the Catonsville Library and area parks. It's the weekly free concerts in the...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 7:05 AM
Nearly 20 percent more Baltimore-area homes sold in June than in the same month a year ago, evidence that the housing market remained strong throughout the prime selling season.
Last month, 3,068 homes sold in Baltimore and its five suburban counties....
| Jul 10, 2013
| 5:20 PM
Baltimore's home market shifted this year, but a spike in interest rates may unsettle the balance again.
"Back in the beginning of January … all of the buyers thought they were still in the buyer's market. Then, in the beginning of February,...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 1:20 PM
Pop quiz: What's the home-improvement project that comes closest to paying for itself when you sell?
Not a snazzy new kitchen or bathroom. A lowly steel front door.
So says Remodeling magazine in its annual survey breaking down the cost benefits of...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Aberdeen's fire department wants to replace one of its fire stations and get new equipment, while the city's police department wants a "multijurisdictional SWAT team" that pools resources with Bel Air and Havre de Grace.
Chuck Glassman, vice president...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 6:38 PM
The $1 billion Harbor Point development would reap a profit of $124 million for its investors without government financing to pay for its infrastructure, according to recently released city documents.
That may seem like a huge payoff, but it's not...
| Feb 28, 2013
| 9:42 AM
A Colonial-style house on a secluded peaceful lot in Baltimore County's Applewood community recently sold for $1,699,000, a full $100,000 more than its asking price.
The reasoning on the buyer's part was clear to Ginny Coleman of Krauss Real Property...
| Feb 22, 2013
| 11:54 AM
The home on Belfast Road in Timonium was just a foundation when the newly married couple in their mid-20s made an offer on it last summer for $10,000 above the asking price.
"This was the first time we were ready to even think about buying," said Tim...