The County Council Monday unanimously passed a bill that will prohibit a property owner from obtaining a county rental license if they are more than 30 days behind on their condo association or homeowner association fees.
When Kelly Riesner tried to sell her home in Montgomery Woods, she found out the Elkridge condo community has a 23 percent delinquency rate on its association dues and thus anyone trying to buy in the community does not qualify for Federal Housing Administration financing.
The 2012 housing fair drew a record number of attendees, according to Howard County Housing Director Tom Carbo. As of 1:15 p.m. — 45 minutes before the four-hour event ended — 933 people had entered the fair. The 2011 housing fair had about 800 attendees, Carbo said.
From information on refinancing to remodeling, Howard County officials hope to attract attendees to its annual housing fair to promote Howard County living, even sweetening the deal with the chance to purchase two homes at a reduced price.
Mike Posko, Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake's new chief executive, chats with The Baltimore Sun about the group's affordable-housing mission, the way it keeps foreclosures to a minimum and more.
Tom Carbo was named the Howard County's housing director in February after former housing director Stacy Spann left to take a job in Montgomery County. He's now faced with the difficult task of making housing affordable for a range of income levels in one of the country's wealthiest counties.
A day t 7 p.m. Thursday night, 20 people showed up for a meeting about the proposed senior housing development on Oak Road. A day later, Councilman Tom Quirk threw his support behind the project by saying he will introduce the PUD to the Baltimore County Council on Monday.
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.
A Reisterstown financial advisor pleaded guilty in the U.S. District of Maryland to mail fraud in connection with the theft of more than $800,000 from accounts he managed for a child suffering from cerebral palsy and for an elderly client.
The resolution, which had been tabled since April, authorizes the county to release a small portion of property in West Friendship belonging to Trent Kittleman, the Republican nominee for county executive last year and widow of former state Sen. Robert Kittleman, from its Agricultural Land Preservation Easement so T-Mobile can install a 150-foot cell phone tower on it.
A longtime Severna Park real estate broker who admitted to molesting children in his family, landing him on the state's sex offender registry, is fighting a move by the state Real Estate Commission to revoke his license.