| Mar 12, 2012
| 3:32 PM
Baltimore-area home buyers picked up the pace in February ahead of the important spring selling season, helped along by unseasonably mild weather.
Real estate agents say they're seeing more activity and hope it's a good sign for spring, rather than...
| Jan 2, 2012
| 6:43 PM
Business entrepreneur and philanthropist William Polk Carey, who donated more than $100 million to Maryland schools and universities, spent most of his life outside the state, but he never stopped thinking of himself as a Baltimorean.
Mr. Carey, 81, died...
| Jan 3, 2012
| 12:59 PM
In the 15 years Pete Panselinos has co-owned the Lansdowne Inn, he has never seen economic times so hard, he said.
Panselinos, who owns the Hammonds Ferry Road inn with Gus Kimos, admitted last week that he is looking ahead to 2012 with optimism, only...
| Jan 3, 2012
| 5:53 PM
Proposals to modify the county's zoning regulations, including one aimed at helping the county's cash-strapped nonprofit swim clubs, highlight the County Council's legislative agenda this month.
The council introduced three zoning regulation amendments...
| Mar 28, 2012
| 9:23 AM
Growing up in a Baltimore row house, Elaine Northrop had a happy, if somewhat unconventional, childhood.
Her father was a dreamer and a gambler, recalls Northrop, who grew up to build one of the most successful real estate companies in Howard County from...
| Jan 5, 2012
| 1:36 PM
Nancy Lee Murphy, a veteran Baltimore County Democratic legislator who served in Maryland's House of Delegates and Senate, died Dec. 30 of a heart attack at St. Agnes Hospital the day before her 82nd birthday.
"It was certainly sad news to end the year...
| May 6, 2012
Financial advisers often have an alphabet of professional designations behind their names, but the dominant one remains "CFP," or certified financial planner.
The CFP Board, which sets the national standards for financial planners, has announced in the...
| Jan 17, 2012
| 3:00 AM
President Barack Obama's recess appointment to direct the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), Richard Cordray, wasted no time in announcing the watchdog agency's "nonbank supervision program." Bringing nonbank mortgage lenders more fully and...
| Apr 9, 2012
| 5:42 AM
Sherrie Becker recalled how she came to live at Quarry Lake, the residential, retail, office complex in Pikesville.
Becker bought a home there in 2007, picking out a lot in the single-family residential area before any of the houses had even been built....
| Apr 10, 2012
| 3:26 PM
The sharp and likely temporary drop in the number of foreclosed homes for sale in the Baltimore region is making life easier for owners trying to find a buyer.
The number of home sales in the metro area that are not distress deals — neither...
| Oct 17, 2011
| 3:51 PM
The owners of a ski resort near Deep Creek Lake have filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy-law protection while they try to resolve financial difficulties related to another business.
DC Development LLC, which owns Wisp Resort in Garrett County, announced...
| Jul 29, 2011
| 1:46 PM
A knock rarely brings the owner to the front door of Stemmer House. It is more likely that she will emerge to greet you from her gardens, wearing her trademark galoshes, tool belt, work gloves and sun hat.
Though Barbara Holdridge has lived in this...