| Apr 10, 2014
| 8:04 PM
Even as the housing market recovers nationwide, echoes of the mortgage lending crisis continue to reverberate in Maryland, home to the nation's second-highest foreclosure rate last month.
One in every 527 housing units in the state was touched by a...
| Apr 11, 2014
| 2:46 PM
I am writing my column aboard a 757 headed to Miami in an effort to sell a 2009 Tiara 3900 power boat. As I review the boat's specification sheet, in preparation for the boat's inspections, my mind returns to a few of the observations I noticed around the...
| Mar 25, 2014
| 8:25 PM
Southern California is home to some of the most overpriced housing markets in the country. And that's taking the wind out of the recovery.
Three Southland regions ranked among the five most overvalued markets in the U.S. in a new report by real estate...
| Mar 29, 2014
| 2:07 PM
Despite a blip of snow a few days ago, spring is officially here. That means getting reacquainted with longer days, shorter sleeves and working out. After all, it's easy to slack off when taking refuge indoors (and under multiple layers of clothing).
| Apr 1, 2014
| 10:05 AM
Apple reportedly will begin producing its next iPhone sometime in May, but one version of the device may face delays.
For months, the Cupertino, Calif., tech giant has been rumored to be developing 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch versions of its next smartphone,...
| Mar 16, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Hollywood's largest fellowship of conservatives and right-of-center independents, Friends of Abe, has been granted 501(c)3 non-profit status by the Internal Revenue Service, about three years after it first sought the designation.
Jeremy Boreing, lead...
| Mar 17, 2014
| 10:04 AM
The spring selling season is fast approaching, but home builders remain in a dour mood.
A survey of builders on the prospect of single-family home sales remained basically flat, and a bit pessimistic, in March, same as the month before. The National...
| Mar 18, 2014
| 3:00 AM
They held a free food sampling on campus. They distributed flyers with discount coupons in the dormitories and nearby apartment buildings. They revamped the website, adding colorful pictures and a menu.
A group of Towson University business students are...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 7:19 AM
February sales of existing homes in the Chicago area fell 8.2 percent from their year-ago level, but a shortage of inventory helped push up prices and decrease marketing time last month.
The Illinois Association of Realtors reported Thursday that 5,574...
| Mar 23, 2014
| 5:00 AM
WASHINGTON — Here's some good news for homeowners worried that Congress will fail again to renew popular tax benefits for use in 2014 — especially those allowing for mortgage debt forgiveness, write-offs for energy-saving improvements and...
| Mar 21, 2014
| 2:30 AM
By Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin
Here's the question on every Realtor's mind: Why aren't buyers buying?
Oh, sure. They're buying in some places.
According to the National Association of Realtors, pending home sales were unchanged in January from the...