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  • A good appraisal is hard to find

    By Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin Q: I am in the middle of selling my home. I got an offer at 97 percent of my asking price. The inspection and all went well. In addition, I did a prelisting appraisal, after which I added about $20,000 in upgrades....
  • Wood rot repair tips and tricks

    Wood rot repair tips and tricks
    DEAR TIM: It seems like we're constantly repairing things here at my home. The latest project involves numerous places on the inside and outside of our home where wood is rotting. My carpentry skills are better than my husband's, but that's not saying...
  • The big bang of older TV viewers

    The big bang of older TV viewers
    Prime-time TV is going gray. After decades chasing young viewers, the broadcast networks are starting to shift tactics — peppering their lineups with shows and actors who appeal to the growing audience of aging baby boomers. "The Millers" on CBS...
  • City juggles money owed to homeowners for historic tax credit, loss in speed camera cash

    City juggles money owed to homeowners for historic tax credit, loss in speed camera cash
    Unexpected expenses and shortfalls — $3.8 million in police expenses, $4 million in unpaid tax credits, a $14.4 million gap from inactive speed cameras — left Baltimore officials scrambling in recent months to patch holes in the budget, the...
  • Building on perfection

    Building on perfection
    Mary Kay Mosch could not be more delighted with the latest renovation to the 7,000-square-foot home she shares with her husband, Jim. Their stucco and gray stone residence in Sparks, with architectural elements that might best be described as European...
  • TV Editor Marco Zappia, Two-Time Emmy Winner, Dies at 76

    Emmy-winning TV editor Marco Natale Zappia, who worked on shows including "All in the Family," "Maude," "The Jeffersons," "The Sonny and Cher Show," "Who's the Boss?," "Roseanne," "Home Improvement" and "Boy Meets World," died Sunday, December 22, in...
  • Record rebound in home equity gives owners new options

    WASHINGTON — The biggest story in American real estate in 2013 hasn't gotten the attention it deserves, so let's shout this out: Homeowners' net equity holdings soared $2.2 trillion from the third quarter of 2012 to the third quarter of this year,...
  • City Council mulls extending tax breaks for historic properties

    City Council mulls extending tax breaks for historic properties
    Over the concerns of Baltimore's finance officials, the City Council is considering a two-year extension of tax breaks on historic properties. Council members will vote tonight to extend tax credits for property owners who improve historic properties...
  • Arthur F. Jenkins, construction executive

    Arthur F. Jenkins, construction executive
    Arthur F. Jenkins, former owner of a home improvement and construction company, died Saturday of pancreatitis at Shore Medical Center in Somers Point, N.J. He was 51. The son of T. Courtenay Jenkins Jr., owner of the Falls Road Corp., and Muffie Jenkins,...
  • Police warn of possible home repair scam in Northampton County

     
    Police said Wednesday that residents of several communities should take precautions to avoid falling for what appears to be a roaming contractor scam. Lower Saucon Township police said residents of the township and Hellertown areas should be suspicious if...
  • Vacants to value: growing Baltimore block by block

    Vacants to value: growing Baltimore block by block
    In East Baltimore, the 1200 block of North Broadway was once almost entirely vacant. Now a woman who moved to the city from Parkville has made it her family's home. There were once 25 vacants on this block; only six remain, all of which are under...