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Friday | 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?
Dec 11, 2015 | via JD Supra
The Maryland guardianship laws do not fully describe the consequences of a disabled person's entry into a transaction without the knowledge of their guardian. Is the transaction void or voidable? Is one who advances funds entitled to ratification of that act by a guardian? Are they entitled to restitution? Can such a person earn a right of subrogation in the case of the payment of a prior lien? In Nutter v Black, , the Maryland Court of Special Appeals, agreeing with the Baltimore County Circuit Court, held that a reverse mortgage entered into by Edwina E. Black, without the knowledge of her court appointed guardian, attorney David L. Moore, was void. 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?
Friday | 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?
37 min ago | via KPC Media Group, Inc.
Attorney General Greg Zoeller announced Hoosiers could receive more than $2 million in restitution from mortgage lender and servicer HSBC as part of a settlement that includes all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Comment?
53 min ago | via Tyler Morning Telegraph
Home sales in Tyler in 2015 were great and sales in the East Texas region were good. Yet, while 2016 seems off to a solid start, there could be trouble brewing if oil and gas prices remain low. Comment?
1 hr ago | via MDJonline.com
The number of foreclosed properties advertised for auction in February followed the trend of an improving housing market in Cobb. Comment?
1 hr ago | via Sydney Morning Herald
Investors will examine how much Commonwealth Bank of Australia has managed to offset pressure on its profit margins through last year's mortgage interest rate hikes when the country's biggest bank reports its first-half profits on Wednesday. With banks competing fiercely for borrowers, profit margins will be a key focus for CBA, which is predicted to deliver a first-half profit of more than $4.7 billion - an annual increase of about 2 per cent - and an interim dividend of $1.98 a share, consensus estimates indicate. Comment?
2 hrs ago | via Daily Mail
If you wanted to open a savings account in Tokyo with 1,000 yen in it today - no risk, just a deposit - you might be startled at your return. In a year, they would give you back 998 yen: less than what you started with. Comment?
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