Just 3to settlement Assistance: Programs that assist with settlement and closing costs are helping attract homebuyers to Baltimore's older neighborhoods.
Borrowing 135% of your home's value
Private mortgage insurance relief finally seems near D'Amato and Faircloth predict quick passage by the Senate
Fair helps minorities, poor, middle income buy homes
Investors resist rushing into Magellan before it closes
Down payment by credit card Fannie Mae's pilot program helps homebuyers; Flex 97 being tested; 24 Baltimore lenders receive $50 million for use in the city
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Mortgage insurance relief stalled in Senate Republican infighting snarls D'Amato's bill in his committee
Buyers' coverage delayed Fannie Mae postpones controversial insurance
Reverse twist benefits seniors Mortgage product can now be used to buy a home; No monthly payment; Fannie Mae makes new wrinkle available in Baltimore market
Upscale apartments envisioned Conversion: Developer Mendel Friedman would like to turn a vacant former women's hospital in Bolton Hill into a 70-unit apartment complex with monthly rents of as much as $1,500.
Only 1 in 10 wants to live in a big city Survey finds young like bright lights best; Life in America
Imperfect homebuyers get a break
Fannie Mae plan runs into trouble Insurance program would be unfair intrusion, critics say
Remodeled community New Colony Village in Elkridge features the first single-family house of its kind, a breakthrough design in manufactured homes
Reverse mortgage? Be careful
REVERSE MORTGAGE THIEVERY DRAWS GOVERNMENT ACTION
Beware reverse mortgage pitches Marketers can charge substantial fees, mislead older homeowners
How do you score? Test: Advocates say it's just a tool. Critics say it can cost you a mortgage. More lenders are relying on a score of your creditworthiness.
Congress moves to halt insurance rip-off Homeowners with enough equity wouldn't be forced to insure their mortgages
Cheaper option offered to expand Athletic Club Plan called shortsighted; River Hill proponents don't want their project killed
So, is the Fed going to tighten? Not very soon, these experts think
Economists optimistic on Howard Co., nation However, they view Maryland's economy as one of weakest in U.S.
A year that wasn't so bad Housing market and interest rates were steady; Warning to borrowers; In 1996, buyers could be picky, and sellers often relented
Buyers urged to resist extra fees
Federal loan insurance disputed Two court cases involve reminding consumers they may cancel policies
Rehab fund created to lure people back to city In some cases, loans up to $15,000 would be forgiven
Don't pay off mortgage by cutting into savings Tax deductibility of the interest is a major reason
Why should no-risk investors get breaks?
Quiet stardom for Balto. money managers
New hot spots have fastest appreciation in houses
Fannie Mae unit to lift loan cap Electronic service to underwrite loans over $207,000; Approvals within 30 minutes; Jumbo loans are made possible via venture with Merrill Lynch
Fannie Mae programs aid city residents 3,900 families assisted with housing since effort began in '94; $5 million loan awarded; Company is lending money to Baltimore for 8 developments
Two camps can't agree on debt level One faction insists CA stop borrowing; other cites income; 'You're going to pay'; Community has load of $88.4 million, hopes to be clear by 2015
PMI payers may get relief from lawsuit settlement
Mortgage deal will let you borrow for costly rehab, too
MGIC, Fannie Mae agree to a 'first'Mortgage...
Mortgages that pay the Borrower
Market, government join to make new homeowners
There comes a time when you can dump that mortgage insurance
Desire to own is very strong 91% would drive a cheaper car in order to buy a home; Fannie Mae survey; 1,857 interviewed; many say the process has gotten harder
Making dreams come true in city empowerment zone Home Buyers' Expo to offer keys to ownership
Saving when young makes for wealth when old
Breaks for Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac questioned
Timely action critical for borrowers
Suit targets fees charged if mortgage is paid early
An answer to prayers Ownership: An idea hatched by three Baltimore clergymen enables low-income families to buy homes, while fighting the community blight fed by vacant houses.
Northeast, Hawaii lead in home resale prices since '80 Despite volatility, East sees highest appreciation, but West is gaining now
A financier as budget director Franklin D. Raines: Vice-chairman of Fannie Mae succeeds Fed-bound Alice Rivlin.
President nominates Kantor to head Commerce Department Ceremony to replace Brown brings tears to both men