Baltimore Real Estate News
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Friday Feb 5 | via Daily Record
Monument Sotheby's International Realty recently named Jean Quattlebaum general manager of the Baltimore-based real estate firm and added four members to its team. Joining the firm are Linda Corbin, Amber Krause, Betsey Winstead and Kate Meyer. Comment?
Wednesday Jan 27 | via The Baltimore Sun
Gov. Larry Hogan on Wednesday said he plans to propose legislation that would grant tax credits for donating to schools and make it cheaper for some people with student loans to buy certain homes. The governor also issued an executive order that would give a $6,000 scholarship to students who graduate from high school in three years and then go on to attend college in Maryland. Comment?
Thursday Jan 14 | via Patch.com
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Homesale Realty is the 24th most successful real estate company in the U.S., according to RISMedia's Annual Power Broker Report. Other leading industry publications rank Homesale among the top REALTORSA in the country in combined delivery of home services. Comment?
Sep 10, 2015 | via The Baltimore Sun
Hamilton Bancorp's $15.4 million deal to buy Fairmount Bancorp is expected to close Friday after regulators and shareholders approved the deal, the bank holding company announced Thursday. Shareholders at Rosedale-based Fairmount Bank, which has one branch and was founded in 1879, approved the deal on Tuesday. Comment?
Dec 26, 2015 | via The Baltimore Sun
Roughly 15 years ago, a movement sprang up in our city. It was encapsulated in a single word plastered on billboards, printed on bumper stickers and etched into our mayor's lapel pin. Comment?
Friday Feb 5 | via The Baltimore Sun
More than 1,000 Maryland borrowers who lost their homes to foreclosure after working with HSBC bank on loans are eligible for payments under the terms of a $470 million settlement reached with the British firm over abusive lending practices, Attorney General E. Brian Frosh said Friday. The agreement between HSBC North America Holdings Inc. and the U.S. Justice Department, other federal agencies and attorney generals in 49 states and the District of Columbia requires HSBC to pay $100 million, including $40.5 million to the federal government and $59.3 million to establish a national pool of money for direct payments to borrowers who lost their homes between 2008 and 2012. Comment?
Wednesday Feb 3 | via The Washington Post
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Friday Jan 22 | via FindLaw
"The nine most terrifying words in the English language are, 'I'm from the government and I'm here to help.' " Petitioner, Gail B. Litz, might have welcomed hearing those nine words spoken to her, but, according to her Third Amended Complaint, they were not forthcoming. Comment?
Jan 6, 2016 | via Wall Street Journal
A sign is posted in front of an apartment building in San Francisco, where rents in the area increased 7.6% year-over-year in the fourth quarter, compared with 11.8% in the third quarter, according to Axiometrics. Apartment rents increased faster last year than at any time since 2007, a boon for landlords but one that has stoked concerns about housing affordability for renters. Comment?
Dec 10, 2015 | via Overlawyered
Unintended consequences: "It was the second consecutive month that Maryland led the nation in [the rate of] foreclosure filings, RealtyTrac said." While filings nationwide were down 7 percent from a year earlier, those in Maryland were up 13 percent. Comment?
Monday Feb 8 | via CKNW News Talk 980
The controversial real estate technique was uncovered in a bombshell Globe and Mail investigation this weekend, and has renewed the debate over what's driving housing prices in Vancouver. It allows realtors and investors to flip a property multiple times before a sale is even complete, jacking up the price along the way. Comment?
Monday Feb 8 | via AmericanBankingNews.com
According to Zacks, "Blackstone Mortgage Trust, Inc. is a real estate investment trust. It operates as a real estate finance and investment management company. Comment?
Monday Feb 8 | via AmericanBankingNews.com
According to Zacks, "Bankinter is in the financial services industry. They are a banking entity subject to the supervision of the Bank of Spain and the Spanish National Securities Market Commission. Comment?
Monday Feb 8 | via Seeking Alpha
Two Harbors Investment's stock is down ~26% over the last year as income investors turned their backs on the mortgage investment sector. Two Harbors retains potential to grow servicing income, though, and has a history of earning excess returns compared to the Pine River Mortgage REIT Index. Comment?
Monday Feb 8 | via The Globe and Mail
Vancouver MLA David Eby called for an independent inquiry Sunday. He credits The Globe investigation for pushing the government into doing something concrete about Vancouver's real estate woes. Comment?
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