Twenty years ago, if potential homebuyers wanted to check out the inside of a home for sale, they almost always had to get in the car and head to an open house. Photos were limited. Videos were nonexistent. Today, things have changed ¿ and they continue to evolve.
Activists have fought to defend the working-class Northeast Baltimore community of Belair-Edison against the forces that have crushed other neighborhoods -- blockbusting and white flight, predatory lending and foreclosures, a loss of blue collar jobs, and crime. Unlike failing city neighborhoods, Belair-Edison has maintained high rates of homeownership, even as it transitioned from majority white to majority black in the 1990s. Experts say offering affordable housing to working- and middle-class
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.
Thinking of selling your home? Your home¿s initial appeal online determines its ability to compete with thousands of other offerings. Enter the home stager. Howard County real estate agents and buyers have been calling on their services for years. Think of a window dresser or set designer, and you¿re on the right track.
A biography of former Baltimore banker Ed Hale is set to detail his rise from a Sparrows Point upbringing to exploits in real estate, sports business and banking – working covertly for the CIA and surviving plane crashes along the way.
A group of investors plans to buy real estate firm Cassidy Turley and combine it with DTZ Holdings, creating a global real estate network, Cassidy Turley said Monday. The Cassidy Turley brand launched in 2010, roughly two years after four groups, including former Baltimore-based Colliers Pinkard, joined to create a larger real estate network.
Boutique investment firm Hardesty Capital Management moved this month from its longtime home in Mount Vernon to a new office in Hunt Valley, which it said offers more modern conveniences and room to grow, while being closer to its customer base of wealthy Maryland families.
As high prices, rising rents and tight credit requirements continue to make homeownership difficult for many families, some private and nonprofit developers are trying to find ways to make homeownership more accessible for renters.
A simmering feud over who controls a Baltimore County farm — its new CEO owner or its longtime tenant — boiled over when the CEO recently had the farmer's corn crop plowed under in an effort to remediate the land.
The construction of new homes is lagging around the country and Maryland is no exception. But the state-wide numbers mask resilience in one key area — already well-developed suburban counties close to the major urban centers.
The waterfront community in Baltimore County is the subject of a $1.3 million re-branding campaign by the nonprofit Dundalk Renaissance Corp., which is intended to highlight Dundalk's affordable housing and neighborly atmosphere as a way to attract new families.
A lawsuit that accuses Creig Northrop Team, Long & Foster and several mortgage firms — including Long & Foster's Prosperity Mortgage Co. — of perpetrating mortgage fraud to ease home buying and selling could go before a jury, after the Maryland Court of Special Appeals reversed a decision that found the statute of limitations had expired.
Silicon Valley software giant Oracle Corp. announced a deal Monday to buy Micros Systems for $5.3 billion, eyeing the Columbia firm for its niche supplying technology to hotels, restaurants and retailers around the world.
In a new marketing campaign, the Dundalk Renaissance Corp. touts the community's 43 miles of waterfront, its history and its proximity to city attractions: It's a 10-minute drive to the Canton Crossing retail development, 15 to Camden Yards.