Articles by Jamie Smith Hopkins

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  • Farmers Insurance launching Md. operations in Owings Mills

    Farmers Insurance is opening an agent recruiting and training center in Owings Mills as it breaks into the Maryland market. The Los Angeles-based company, which sells auto, home, life and other insurance products, has about 20 employees on staff at its new location on Red Brook Boulevard. It expects...

  • Enterprise to merge mortgage division with Cleveland firm

    A Columbia-based affordable housing organization will announce today that it is merging a mortgage division with a Cleveland firm and will own a majority of the new company. Enterprise Community Partners, a nonprofit founded by Columbia developer James W. Rouse and wife Patty Rouse, is combining...

  • Man killed in N.E. Balto.; two others shot in city hours later

    A 27-year-old man died after being shot multiple times in Northeast Baltimore, one of three people shot in the city on Sunday, according to police. The fatal shooting occurred shortly after 2:30 a.m. in the 5200 block of Darien Road. Police responding to calls about gunshots said they found the...

  • Botched Federal Hill valuation highlights shrinking number of assessors

    Botched Federal Hill valuation highlights shrinking number of assessors

    State says it mistakenly undervalued Montgomery Street home by $393,000 in 2009

  • Baltimore real estate firm acquired by Pa. company

    Baltimore-based Yerman Witman Gaines & Conklin Realty said Friday that it has been acquired by a Pennsylvania residential real estate company for an undisclosed amount. The merger brings together Prudential Homesale Services Group's 950 real estate agents in 21 Pennsylvania locations with YWGC's...