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Wednesday Nov 18 | via The Baltimore Sun
Baltimore's police and fire departments are by far the largest city agencies, collectively making up more than a third of the municipal workforce. But city police and firefighters are, according to a 2012 Abell Foundation report, also far more likely than other city workers to live outside of Baltimore. Comment?
Tuesday Nov 10 | via The Baltimore Sun
Neighborhood revitalization groups in the Baltimore area will get the first crack at buying some foreclosed properties under an expansion of a federal program designed to stabilize communities and limit real estate speculation. The Neighborhood Stabilization Initiative gives community nonprofits a window of time to snap up properties being foreclosed on by lenders Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac - before those properties are available to the public. Comment?
Friday Nov 6 | via National Mortgage News
Craig Bettenhausen bought a three-bedroom, two-bath rowhouse in Remington -- with a serious cigarette smell and some sloppy electrical work -- for $86,000. Two months later, after some upgrades and deep cleaning, he rented out the house for $1,400 a month, at least double what a 30-year mortgage plus taxes might have cost on the property. Comment?
Monday Oct 26 | via The Baltimore Sun
A state incentive program for aspiring homebuyers with more than $25,000 in student debt ran out of money in less than two months, officials said Monday. With a new infusion of money, the You've Earned It program is now in its second phase and could be extended still further as the state tries to encourage millennials to buy homes. 1 comment
Oct 21, 2015 | via Daily Record
Katie Ainsley has joined Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Homesale Realty as a Realtor in its Timonium office. Ainsley specializes in residential sales throughout Baltimore County and has a year of real estate sales experience. Comment?
Oct 14, 2015 | via National Public Radio
Taking on Wall Street makes for good politics in the Democratic Party. And several of the candidates at Tuesday night's debate had tough words about big banks. Comment?
Oct 13, 2015 | via The Washington Post
Dean Cottrill, president of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Mid-Atlantic region, writes an occasional column on market conditions in the Washington area. As a homeowner, there are certain things you can do to protect and improve your home's value - things like routine maintenance, renovations and updates. Comment?
Sep 30, 2015 | via The Washington Post
The 4,058-square-foot newly built house at 14345 Flowing Creek Ct., Bryantown, Md., is listed at $479,990. While no one anticipates a return to the frenzied housing market of the pre-recession days or even the hectic pace in 2013 when low inventory and low mortgage rates pushed some buyers into bidding wars, the fall market in Maryland is on track to continue a strong trajectory for the year. Comment?
Sep 25, 2015 | via Weekend
Wealth offers security and privilege that can last for generations. For minority households striving to achieve the American Dream, homeownership is often the surest path. Comment?
Sep 13, 2015 | via The Baltimore Sun
Ohio-based Safeguard Properties, which has faced claims across the country that it locked people out of their homes or took their belongings before the foreclosure process was complete, settled a complaint from the Maryland attorney general's office Friday. Under the settlement, Safeguard, the nation's largest mortgage field services company, agreed to a host of reforms to its practices and to pay $167,000 in restitution to Marylanders allegedly harmed. Comment?
3 min ago | via AmericanBankingNews.com
Cardinal Financial insider F Kevin Reynolds sold 24,069 shares of Cardinal Financial stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, November 24th. The shares were sold at an average price of $24.20, for a total value of $582,469.80. Comment?
12 min ago | via Travelution
A US start-up has launched aimed at the family and group travel sector, making thousands of privately owned and timeshare properties available for rental for the first time. Vacatia officially launched what it claims to be the first instant book resort rental marketplace during last week's Phocuswright conference in Florida, targeting a market it says is worth $10 billion in the US alone. Comment?
27 min ago | via Live Charts
London's FTSE 100 was given a boost by housebuilding shares on Wednesday ahead of Chancellor George Osborne's Autumn Statement, which is expected to reveal an investment of just under A 7bn in the sector. Taylor Wimpey, Barratt Developments, Persimmon, Berkeley Group, Bellway and Bovis Homes were the biggest risers on the blue chip index just before midday. Comment?
40 min ago | via Bloomberg
European Union lawmakers reached a deal on a bill intended to bolster financial benchmarks in the wake of rigging scandals that have hit some of the world's biggest banks with billions of dollars in fines. Council of the European Union , which represents member states, reached an agreement on the legislation last night, according to Cora van Nieuwenhuizen, the assembly's lead lawmaker on the bill. Comment?
43 min ago | via RTE.ie
Residential property prices grew at their second fastest monthly rate this year in October, increasing 1.6% from the previous month, but the annual growth rate continued to slip. New figures from the Central Statistics Office show that residential property prices rose by 7.6% on a yearly basis - the lowest level since January 2014. Comment?
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