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  • Sales of new homes spike in December

    Sales of new homes spike in December
    Sales of newly built homes hit their fastest pace in 6 1/2 years in December, another sign that the housing market may pick up speed in 2015. The Census Bureau reported that 481,000 new homes were purchased in the month, up 11.6% from November on a...
  • Hampden parking restrictions get preliminary approval

    Hampden parking restrictions get preliminary approval
    A proposal to limit parking outside homes near a major shopping center redevelopment in Hampden won preliminary approval in a tight vote by a divided Baltimore City Council Monday night. The bill would create a resident-only parking zone in...
  • Los Angeles-area home price gains accelerate in November, report says

    Los Angeles-area home price gains accelerate in November, report says
    Home prices in Los Angeles and Orange counties climbed 5.1% in November from a year earlier, according to a leading gauge. The 12-month gain, seen Tuesday in the widely followed Case-Shiller index, is an acceleration from October, when L.A.-area...
  • Robert B. Reich: Wall Street's threat to the American middle class

    Presidential aspirants in both parties are talking about saving the middle class. But the middle class can't be saved unless Wall Street is tamed. The Street's excesses pose a continuing danger to average Americans. And its ongoing use of confidential...
  • Case-Shiller index shows more softening of home prices

    Case-Shiller index shows more softening of home prices
    The increase in home prices continues to slow nationwide, though South Florida remains in better shape than most areas. The Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller home price index for Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties rose 8.6 percent in November...
  • City wants to give supermarkets a tax break to locate in food deserts, restrict tax sales

    City wants to give supermarkets a tax break to locate in food deserts, restrict tax sales
    Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake wants to give a tax break to supermarkets that locate in unserved Baltimore areas and to add more protections for homeowners facing a city tax sale because of unpaid taxes or water bills. The two proposals are key parts of...
  • Revaluation Leads To Decrease In Bloomfield's Grand List

    BLOOMFIELD — The town's 2014 grand list of taxable property decreased by $33.16 million, or 1.6 percent, from 2013. The total grand list stands at $2.03 billion. Assessor Walter Topliff Jr. said that the dip was primarily due to a $75.6 million,...
  • Disclosing defects of home best way to avoid lawsuit

    Disclosing defects of home best way to avoid lawsuit
    Q: I just read your informative piece about a homeowner considering a lawsuit against the home seller because of numerous repairs needed to the house. I was somewhat alarmed by this as we are considering selling our home. The original structure was...
  • John M. 'Jack' Martin Sr.

    John M. 'Jack' Martin Sr.
    John M. "Jack" Martin Sr. , a retired real estate broker who had been publisher of the Arbutus Times, died of congestive heart failure Saturday at his home in the Charlestown Retirement Community. He was 86. Born John Melvin Martin in Woodlawn, he was...
  • Senior Living Column: A long-term planning questionnaire helps clarify decisions

    This week I came across a worksheet I created for my mother more than 10 years ago. She was considering moving from the home she and my father built, the home she had lived in for more than 50 years. I was shocked to see that the issues I identified...
  • Local civil rights advocates worry about housing case

    Local civil rights advocates worry about housing case
    Lawyers who launched a fair-lending case in Baltimore against Wells Fargo that ended with a $175 million settlement three years ago had an effective weapon: a federal legal standard recognizing discrimination by effect as well as intent. Housing...