| Feb 9, 2011
| 6:45 PM
Housing officials have sold more of the city's vacant homes in the first seven months of the budget year than in all of the previous year — but the sales still represent fewer than 3 percent of the 4,000 empty houses owned by the city.
| Mar 21, 2011
| 8:07 PM
Former Baltimorean Greg Wise, who moved to York eight years ago to be closer to his aging parents, says he can easily identify new Maryland transplants who have joined him in the northern migration just across the Pennsylvania line.
| Nov 23, 2010
| 3:07 PM
Chris Currey and his wife, Isabel, have lived in South Baltimore since 1992. Five years ago, the couple moved into their second Locust Point house, in a neighborhood they call "the Mayberry of Baltimore City."
"I had my eye on this place for 15 years,"...
| Jul 11, 2011
| 4:34 PM
New contracts on homes for sale in the Baltimore area rose to their highest June level since 2007 — a positive sign for a housing market trying to heal after a years-long roller-coaster ride.
Buyers and sellers struck deals on nearly 2,600 homes in...
| Jul 19, 2011
| 11:15 AM
In Friday's paper, you wrote that various prizes "make Artscape a magnet for high-quality entries from artists across the region and raise the city's profile as a cultural destination." Huh?
I was at Artscape on Saturday. I estimate that about one-...
| 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...
| Mar 2, 2011
| 6:10 PM
The Russian owner of the Sparrows Point Steel Mill said Wednesday it is selling the Baltimore County plant — once vital to building the company's U.S. footprint and to Maryland's manufacturing industry — to the Renco Group because the business...
| Apr 28, 2011
| 12:21 PM
During this month's meeting of Baltimore's Commission for Historical and Architectural Preservation (CHAP), I was stunned by a question asked of me as a representative of Lexington Square Partners and The Dawson Company — the lead developer for...
| Feb 14, 2012
| 5:15 AM
I am concerned as a taxpayer and homeowner about the multi-state settlement in regard to foreclosures and mortgages.
I have sympathy toward their plight, but homeowners who had little equity in their homes and thus little to lose have been walking away...
| May 7, 2012
| 12:18 PM
Corporate Office Properties Trust said Monday that it had sold two office buildings and land in Rockville for about $48.7 million, part of the Columbia-based real estate investment trust's strategy of selling off non-core assets.
COPT, which develops,...
| 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...
| May 20, 2012
David D. Igla lost out on three Ellicott City homes in the past few months before he finally beat the competition and had an offer accepted.
What kind of so-called buyer's market is this, he wondered?
Some houses zip off the market —...