| Aug 15, 2014
| 10:38 AM
At first, Baldwin Homes didn't build green. Then it dipped its corporate toe in — one home here, another there.
Now the Gambrills company is constructing an entire green neighborhood. It's the story of U.S. home building writ small.
| Jul 28, 2014
| 3:37 PM
Officials plan to mark the start of the first new office building in downtown Columbia in more than a decade, with a formal groundbreaking Tuesday on a nine-story, roughly $75 million complex of apartments, offices and shops near Lake Kittamaqundi.
| Aug 2, 2014
| 7:36 AM
Construction of new homes is lagging around the country, and Maryland is no exception.
Permits for new homes, which the U.S. Census Bureau tracks as a barometer of the home-building industry, fell 8 percent in Maryland in the first six months of this...
| May 6, 2014
| 1:10 PM
After the hurricane, the real work begins — if there is damage to your property.
Assess the damage and write a list to give to your insurance company.
Before you hire a contractor:
• Find out what your property insurance will cover. At...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 8:19 AM
Let them fly their KKK flags in Palm Beach County.
I’m glad they’re doing it.
Make no mistake: It’s a horrible act. The flag instantly conjures hate, violence and a dark American past. When you hold a Klu Klux Klan flag high, you are...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 9:44 AM
A mobile home fire Monday in Long Beach was ignited by a Christmas tree, officials said, displacing a family of four who was being assisted by the Red Cross.
Long Beach firefighters responded around 8:23 p.m. to a call of a mobile home on fire in the...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 11:55 AM
Park Ridge aldermen on Monday narrowly approved revised plans for a 115-unit apartment building on the eastern edge of downtown, but Mayor David Schmidt signaled a possible veto.
"Watch the agenda for two weeks from now," he told representatives of...
| Dec 30, 2013
| 5:00 AM
The cities of Los Angeles and Santa Monica in the last decade have approved more than a dozen construction projects on or near two well-known faults without requiring seismic studies to determine if the buildings could be destroyed in an earthquake,...
| Dec 30, 2013
| 8:31 PM
California is about to run out of money for mapping earthquake faults, leaving many communities across the state with limited information about the seismic risks of new development.
The California Geological Survey has about 300 more fault maps left...
| Jan 1, 2014
| 3:35 PM
La Cañadans can expect a busy year ahead. Residents will watch sound walls being constructed while a Gelson’s opens in a popular shopping center in the city. City officials will tackle issues such as affordable housing and off-leash dogs.
| Jan 9, 2014
| 9:34 AM
Prepare for a year of more in the real estate industry — more improvement, mostly, but also more expense as mortgage rates, prices and rents rise.
Analysts expect a solid 2014 here and nationally, after a year in which the battered housing...