Powerboaters find their paradise Backyard piers, manmade canal make for easy getaways
A sign of change in Baltimore Co. With lifting of ban, 'sold' markers may spring up in yards; Advertising or information?; Many Realtors say change is good for business, community
Dundalk heading upscale Working-class Dundalk is sprouting a cluster of posh homes. Two builders are betting that longtime residents and newcomers are ready to move up to larger, custom-built homes.
Quite easy to miss, but hard to forget Historic district is glowing centerpiece of burgeoning Elkridge
Home-sale figures defy logic
New tax law's hidden advantage: boon for cities?
Getting the buyer to buy In a strong buyer's market, a seller has to be extremely savvy. Correct pricing is key, but Realtors suggest other strategies to get that home to sell.
Capital gains tax cut may not have big impact on housing market
HUD abruptly cancels auction of 144 area houses Overseer company was set to bar many individual buyers
Peace of mind vs. reality Warranties issued on existing homes are subject of study; No state oversight; Yet 1-year coverage is key marketing tool for real estate agents
Manufacturing, home sales strong Rebounding economy could cause Fed to raise interest rates; The economy
Tax relief on way in Congress
Economy hums, but nervousness remains Recession fears prompt skittishness, quarterly report says
Howard housing reaches the roof Affordability lowest in tri-county area
Home sales activity gives mixed signals Selling fell slightly in May, but pending deals are off sharply
Demand is high for gas switch BGE sales campaign for new homes also attracts electric users; Utility 'did not expect it'; Backlog of orders for heater conversion stretches into 1999
Neighbors bidding adieu to island with an auction Friends who grew up together and moved to Kent Island with their families will sell their homes and leave together
Report suggests brakes are on Home sales decline dims enthusiasm over GDP revision
OPTIONS SNARE MANY A BUYER; INCENTIVES: WHETHER OFFERED IN THE FORM OF A FINISHED BASEMENT, AN EXTRA FIREPLACE OR HELP WITH CLOSING COSTS, INCENTIVES HAVE BECOME A VALUABLE TOOL IN THE MARKETING OF NEW HOUSES.
Mobile homes' affordability just one of their attractions
U.S. economy grew slower than expected 4th-quarter results revised down slightly; inflation rate eased up; '96 expansion pegged at 2.4%; February home sales off a bit after a torrid January; Economic reports
Affordable River Hill homes sought Resolution introduced by Columbia Council
Realtor draws buyers to rural lots with tunes, candles, roadside tent Quirky method meets with success in Md.
Buyers discover 3rd time is charm After 3 moves, mother, son feel at home in Bel Air
Making buying, selling easier Real estate auctions can ease deal-making, firm's owner says; Expo at Camden Yards; Company aims to educate buyers, sellers on the process
Appliance shipments hit all-time high in 1996Factory...
Data show U.S. growth picking up Leading indicators, new-home sales gain, as does retail sector; No signs of a slowdown; Federal Reserve chief says expansion is sustainable
Hamilton: 'Poor man's Roland Park' And it's just minutes from most everything
Plan unveiled to boost homeownership Tax breaks, grants meant to encourage move to city
Home by the slopes Attraction: Buyer's and seller's markets for vacation ski and lakefront homes are just a few hours' drive from Baltimore in Western Maryland and Pennsylvania.
Metropolitan area new-home sales decline 1.6 percent
Home construction activity for year close to that of '95
Three experts' outlook for state
Relief on tax set to widen Clinton seeks broader exemptions on home sellers' capital gains; 'Very appealing'; Realtors predict measure will be OK'd, see boost to market
Md. site of HUD pilot project U.S. agency contracts with 1 realty firm to oversee, sell homes; Goal is to save time, money; Offices in Baltimore, La., Calif., take part in one-year trial
Construction spending jumped 1.9% in Nov. Unexpected growth was highest since March '96
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
Property values rise slightly 1.2 percent increase seen for homeowners who are reassessed; Md. 'economy is still flat'; Notices go in mail today for one-third of house owners
Linwood: Hard to locate, easy to like 'People move there and just don't want to leave'
Village people Design: Developer Edward Stoudt is re-creating an old European village, with homes that have commercial space on the ground floor and living quarters above.
O'Conor, Piper acquires Mount Airy realtyO'Conor, Piper...
A stop in the past on way to Pa. Union Mills maintains ties to early days
Home sales up 0.54% for month, 11% for year in area Stable interest rates called key factor
Sales of new homes drop Region's consumers hesitant; sales off 18% for third quarter; 'Wait-and-see attitude'; But single-family, detached houses are hot sellers
Horses, of course, and a ghost Butler is costly, quiet and friendly
More tax breaks appear likely Congress may even smile on a deduction for real estate losses
New-home sales off 12.6% in area during October
Rowhouse rehab deal halts project Unauthorized agreement is discovered; 191 Baltimore properties; Homes were to sell to low-income families for modest prices
'We love it here,' they say in Glenwood Once sleepy village beckons to affluent with pastoral charm
A chart in Sunday's Business section gave...