| Dec 18, 2011
| 5:14 PM
A state lawmaker who helps set tax policy is calling for an overhaul of Maryland's property tax cap law, after a Baltimore Sun investigation documented how the costly program has resulted in homeowners across Baltimore paying vastly different amounts...
| Dec 19, 2011
| 6:04 PM
Several Baltimore-area homeowners are suing the largest residential real estate team in the state, alleging a "scheme of fraud and misrepresentations" involving home purchases, sales and financing.
The suit, a proposed class action, names the Creig...
| Dec 22, 2011
| 6:22 AM
Just as squirrels will keep attacking a squirrel-proof bird feeder until they demonstrate that no bird feeder is truly squirrel-proof, developers can be expected to keep seeking permission to build on property that they've been told they can't build on,...
| Dec 23, 2011
| 5:28 PM
Edwin F. Hale Sr., the Baltimore trucking magnate and developer, said Friday that he has retired as chief executive and chairman of First Mariner Bancorp — the banking company he built, only to scramble in the housing market collapse and recession...
| Dec 23, 2011
| 4:44 PM
Corporate Office Properties Trust plans to sell an additional $312 million worth of properties over the next three years under a previously announced strategy to shed non-core holdings.
The latest properties identified for sale include office buildings...
| 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...
| Aug 10, 2011
| 7:27 PM
As if foreclosures, high unemployment and tight credit weren't enough, would-be homebuyers in the Baltimore region got more fodder for wariness Wednesday as the Dow Jones industrial average plunged more than 500 points and a new local report showed...
| Jul 10, 2011
Vincent Quayle knows the corrosive effect of foreclosures well, sitting as he does at the helm of a nonprofit group that helps homeowners in trouble.
But he says the current foreclosure crisis is nothing compared to the damage wrought by the...
| 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...
| Aug 11, 2011
| 8:35 AM
Colliers International, a commercial real estate firm headquartered in Columbia, named partners Matthew Haas, SIOR, and Kevin Haus managing directors and principals. Haas and Haus specialize in leasing and selling office and flex real estate throughout...