Another mortgage crisis may be on the horizon as out-of-state hedge funds buy up distressed loans and seek to foreclose on people’s houses, consumer advocates warned Thursday during a rally where they called for a legislative fix.
A man was recently scammed by another man posing as a landlord who rented out a Parkville condo. County law enforcement officials say they have seen before: a shyster breaks into a vacant home, then posing as landlord offers it for rent, takes the deposit and disappears.
When I read a recent story about the low level of home ownership by African-Americans, I winced. We’re white, middle-class homeowners, with good credit scores and decent savings. If it was this hard us to get a mortgage, how difficult is it for first-time minority applicants to buy a house?
Retired Johns Hopkins neurosurgeon Ben Carson appeared poised to be confirmed as the nation's next Housing secretary after breezing through a confirmation hearing on Thursday and largely avoiding difficult questions about the agency he hopes to oversee.
Rep. Elijah E. Cummings will join Obama administration officials today in Baltimore to announce an effort to expand the use of solar energy, particularly in low-income neighborhoods and atop federally subsidized housing units.
In the era of YouTube and social media, we are able to share in great moments of righteous indignation when people do racist things on camera or online. But simply condemning racism as naked and blatant as these instances, without deeper exploration lets us all off easy.
Home sales in the Baltimore area had their best January in eight years, and all signs point to a strong spring market, real estate analysts said. Numbers released by the RealEstate Business Intelligence and the Greater Baltimore Board of Realtors — reflecting slightly different spans of time — show January sales up by 18.4 and nearly 17 percent respectively compared with a year before. The sales figure was the best since 2007, RBI reported.
Maryland will receive $33 million from a nearly $1 billion joint state-federal settlement reached with SunTrust Mortgage Inc. over problems with its mortgage servicing and foreclosure procedures, Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler said Tuesday.
If you want to live in Howard County, one of Maryland¿s fastest-growing jurisdictions, where it¿s competitive ¿ and can be pricey ¿ to buy a home, consider attending the 7th Annual Come Home to Howard County Housing Fair.
Federally insured mortgages in more than a dozen metro Baltimore ZIP codes in the recent years could see foreclosure rates above 15 percent because of risky lending practices, a data-driven study released this week concluded.
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.