Laurel City Council President Frederick Smalls is hoping for a best-case scenario with the sequestration. "I don't think we'll see any immediate or long-term impact from this or that Congress will let it (sequestration) have a real negative impact," Smalls said. However, not everyone in Laurel is as optimistic as Smalls. Laurel Board of Trade Chairman Matthew Coates said many local businesses could be hurt, including local cleaning companies, office suppliers, printers and others that do work
Richard Cordray, the director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, is expected to announce the adoption of a pioneering federal rule Thursday that is intended to prevent a repeat performance of the risky mortgage lending that led to the mid-2000s housing boom and bust.
WASHINGTON — Maryland's newest member of the House of Representatives, Democrat John Delaney, was sworn into office Thursday amid a flurry of symbolism and celebration but also apprehension over issues left unresolved by the last Congress.
Ten months after the national mortgage settlement was hailed as a major step in reforming a broken system, some homeowners are getting aid — but some housing advocates say the overall results are not what they'd hoped.
St. Mary of the Mills School and Scotchtown Hills Elementary hold community walk to combat homelessness, area schools participate in "Clean Up, Green Up" event, Prince George's County Public Schools hold community meetings on superintendent search, interim superintendent Alvin Crawley holds community meetings on the operating budget for fiscal year 2014.
A Baltimore man pleaded guilty in federal court Friday to conspiracy to commit wire fraud because he secured mortgages for six homes in Upper Fells Point with fraudulent information, prosecutors announced.
In the last three decades, Catonsville developer Steve Whalen has risen to local prominence. People have mixed thoughts on how he did it. Now, multiple county agencies have been subpoenaed to provide documents on one of Whalen's projects by the Office of the State Prosecutor, raising still more questions about his approach to local development.
Military service members stationed away from homes they bought before the housing bust can't easily sell. Regulators are trying to increase their options, but one assistance program is about to expire.
Maryland's attorney general said Friday that the nearly $60 million pot of money he controls from the national mortgage settlement would be spent only in ways designed to help homeowners and communities struggling with foreclosure.
Nerve-wracking economic conditions and more stringent mortgage requirements helped push home sales in the Baltimore region to their lowest level for the month of October in at least 13 years, putting more downward pressure on prices.