| Oct 26, 2011
| 4:06 PM
On a country lane in Howard County, the letterbox for Cathy and Steve Klein sits directly at the driveway's edge for easy mail delivery right off the carrier's truck.
Its position is similar to others along the way, but the difference is that the Kleins'...
| May 23, 2011
| 1:36 PM
April housing starts were down 10 percent from March, the Commerce Department tells us, hitting the lowest level since the 1940s. What is disturbing is the dire tone that accompanies this information — the oh-my-oh-my attitude of the business sector...
| Nov 2, 2011
| 3:07 PM
If you have ever seen a Currier & Ives holiday greeting card— snow on the roof of a Victorian house, a wreath at the door and a Christmas tree glowing warmly in the front bay window — then you can picture the home of Michael Sotir and his...
| Nov 8, 2011
| 3:49 PM
Debbie and Ben Zager moved around the greater Baltimore area five times in the past 20 years. Three months ago, they moved into a townhouse in the Harborview residences in Baltimore, and now the couple plans to stay put.
"This is what I wake up to in the...
| May 25, 2011
| 1:52 PM
From the foot of their driveway, Leslie Kopp and Chuck Coltman's three-story, seaside retreat is as imposing a Victorian structure as one is likely to encounter along the shores of Bethany Beach, Del.
The exterior is as formal as a portrait of a great-...
| Jun 2, 2011
By all accounts, Frank and Wendy Bunch's farm in Kent County would be an appropriate — and historically correct — setting for any film or documentary on America's Colonial past. One would only need to replace the couple's late-model cars...
| Sep 15, 2011
Many people imagine having a little bungalow by the beach. In 2005, Kurt and Gail Zanelotti were lucky enough to make that dream a reality.
In what may possibly be one of the smallest houses in Fenwick Island, Del., the couple's thinking on their home is...
| Jun 15, 2011
| 9:35 AM
If the courtyard that greets visitors to Denny and Cindi Mather's beach home in Fenwick Island, Del., looks like the entrance to a motel, that's because it once was.
The walled courtyard with foliage, fountain and an arched wrought-iron gate that opens...
| Jul 21, 2011
| 3:27 AM
A broad swath of workers in the Baltimore region — including those landing jobs in the sector doing the most hiring these days — do not earn enough to afford a home or even to rent a two-bedroom apartment on their salaries alone.
| Jul 22, 2011
| 9:45 AM
Your report using the figure of $220,000 for the "average sale price of a typical home" tells us nothing about what workers in relatively low-paying jobs can afford ("Housing costs out of reach for many Maryland workers," July 21).
How about a more...
| Jul 21, 2011
| 7:06 PM
Only one elementary school in Harford County was identified as over the threshold of capacity in the county's latest Annual Growth Plan.
Dublin Elementary School is the only school expected to exceed the required enrollment or utilization rate within the...
| Jul 30, 2011
The County Council is considering a change to a proposed bill that would allow a Millersville crematorium that spurred the legislation to move forward — even if the county crafts stricter limits for such businesses in the future.
The council is...