| 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,...
| 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....
| May 21, 2013
| 7:06 PM
With plans to demolish 1,500 vacant houses in the next three years, Baltimore officials and the few remaining residents in largely vacant blocks are beginning the early stages of the most delicate of relationships.
About 80 residents — each of...
| 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...
| Dec 27, 2012
| 6:29 PM
Vi Ripken, the mother of baseball Hall of Famer Cal Ripken Jr., was abducted from outside of her home. She was tied up and put in the back seat of her car and driven all around Central Maryland. She was later found with her hands bound but unharmed in her...
| Sep 12, 2012
| 12:33 PM
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...
| Dec 11, 2012
| 10:46 AM
Almost a year after five big banks signed a $25 billion national mortgage settlement with 49 state attorneys general last February, too few families are getting relief, too many of those getting some help continue to lose their homes to short sales, and...
| Sep 21, 2012
| 11:20 AM
A rambler-style four-bedroom home on nearly two acres on the Edgewater waterfront sold in July for $1.7 million after being on the market for a week, according to the home's listing agent.
The 4,800-square-foot home at 238 Riverside Road overlooks...
| Dec 17, 2012
| 12:44 PM
William F. Beauchamp, a real estate appraiser and avid sports fan who founded his own firm in the mid-1980s, died Wednesday of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson.
The longtime Timonium...