April sales of new homes climbed 6.7% Nation's annual rate above 700,000 units for 4th month in a row; South lagged at 3%; Md.'s pace lower still due to slow growth in jobs, economists say
Multiple list service now on the Web PC owners can shop for a new home from their current one; Site is www.marit.com; Agents and lenders among others expected to benefit
Baltimore area ranks 58th in housing affordabilityBaltimore...
Regency expects boom in 5 years Homebuilder hopes to double developments in region to 9 or 10; Rapidly expanding company; Firm last year sold 495 homes in Md., Va., up from 120 in '90
Home sales expected to slow after surging 35% in April Rising mortgage rates already bringing drop in buyer interest
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.
Metro area home sales up 35% in April Monthly gain is called strongest in at least 3 years; Contract signings leap 40%; Figures indicate growing confidence in economic picture
Home sales rise 5% Area market stimulated by job confidence and mortgage rate fears
For sale in Germany, fairy tales for the rich Buyers pay millions in government sell-off of estates in the east
A wooded retreat on the west side Hunting Ridge's trees, rolling terrain make it a Baltimore favorite
Dole proposes abolition of public housing He seeks vouchers to give tenants choice where to live
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Builders tailor homes to draw picky buyers The house is again a place to live instead of a real estate play; MARYLAND HOUSING TRENDS: 1996
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Re/Max plans to expand locally National realty firm prepares to sell four to five franchises; Explosive growth foreseen; Company's current sales are centered in Howard County; Agents
Northeast, Hawaii lead in home resale prices since '80 Despite volatility, East sees highest appreciation, but West is gaining now
A vibrant haven graced by history Emmitsburg's changes have not diminished its endearing qualities
Ravens owner Modell buys Laurelford mansion Price tag reportedly about $2 million
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Home sales may benefit health care Proposed measure widens tax break for the elderly; profits would go to care
Handling a HUD home Different paths: HUD houses provide home buyers a chance to get a bargain. But critics say they attract investors who do minimal repairs, hurting neighborhoods.
Mobile benefits Relocating: In this era of downsizing, companies are scrutinizing the relocation benefits extended to transferees and new hires.
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Towson area may cost less than you fear Scads of open houses planned next weekend in 2 dozen neighborhoods; Forget that $300,000 myth; Delights await you from Stoneleigh north to Baltimore Beltway; Suburban delights
Area home sales spurted 12% in March Pent-up demand, low rates fuel activity
Further woes expected for housing market Sinking values add to area's stagnation; 'Dramatic change' seen; Slowed growth of budget means cuts in services
House parts, to go A matter of truss: A Carroll County manufacturer of prefabricated roof, wall and floor structures is doing business all over the world.
Near city, but worlds away from its problems Quiet, crime-free way of life pleases Pumphrey residents
Baltimore-area home permits fell 13% in 1995 Commercial construction saw 102% rise in value
Going, going, going High-end homes: Difficult re-sales underscore real estate is not a liquid investment.
Regional home sales climb 9% Feb. boost attributed to low rates, more aid; Real estate
Beverly Hills: 'Baltimore's best-kept secret' Interesting houses and friendly people who help one another
Maryland broadens home loans Low-income program is being expanded to cover middle class; $31 million available; To qualify, couples can have incomes up to $56,000 a year
Hechinger to report loss for quarter Landover-based firm says it will eliminate dividend payments; Class A stock dips to $4.125; Winter, competition, soft economy blamed; better year expected
BID IT GOODBYE Auction: An Anne Arundel County family's dream house, a $1.5 million mansion they built themselves, goes on the block.
Lochearn: Friendly oasis under tall oaks Residents enjoy affordable houses and fun in the pool
Dream houses now nightmares Mansion glut: Moving-minded millionaires panic as their luxury estates languish on the market.
Jan. home sales up 15% in region Upswing attributed to moderate prices
Local sales of new homes surged 26% in last quarter Interest rates lower, townhouse demand up
Boomtown of the '90s Odenton continues as one of region's hottest residential markets.
Waverly: vibrancy and charm at bargain prices Residents enjoy urban convenience and a village feel
Making it his way Still growing: Bob Ward began small, identified his niche and now is Harford County's second-largest residential builder.
Flat tax plans have Realtors up in arms Impact on home sales, values expected to be massive, destructive; Rise in foreclosures feared; Groups mobilizing to protect mortgage interest deduction
Finksburg's country setting lures families Large lots, access to metropolitan area are key selling points
Alliance to help city residents purchase homes PNC Mortgage targets borrowers with low or moderate incomes; $20 million anticipated; Public-private coalition includes city and 2dFreddie Mac; Mortgage money
Owings Mills New Town: The kid keeps growing You can live there even if you don't have $250,000 to spend
Builder, buyer team up Customer-built: Builders such as Stephen E. Davies are letting homebuyers help build their homes, saving customers money and getting them involved in building their house.
1995 home sales off 6% prices were almost flat; Activity picked up toward end of year
A 'labor of love' for Realtor at 83 Not typical: Clients who retain Rachel Feldstein gain a therapist, counselor and confidante for their real estate deal.
Assessed valuation won't rise for most But property owners who do see increase can file appeals