| Oct 20, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Yapmo, an internal communication program designed to replace inefficient group communications, has unexpectedly found a niche in the real estate sector. Agents are using it to help sellers price their houses and, in some cases, to sell properties before...
| Oct 25, 2013
After reviewing ground rules like "no touching other people's stuff," Greg and Khristie Kaplan took their three kids on spring house-hunting expeditions of 40 homes in Hawthorn Woods. Their 14-year-old daughter helped corral her 4-year-old sister and 7-...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 11:25 AM
Even in dappled autumn sunlight, Fear Avenue in Northwest Baltimore looks a bit desolate. People are scarce, homes and businesses can be counted on one hand, and the traffic that flows heavily on nearby Reisterstown Road seems but a trickle on this...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 1:17 PM
New applications, more robust agent reviews and increased efficiency are among the directions experts see the online home listing industry heading.
A panel of leaders from often-competing entities Zillow, Realtor.com, MRIS, Trulia, ZipRealty and Hubzu...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 3:17 PM
Cindy Cowman is just the type of person Baltimore officials want to woo: an empty-nester living in the suburbs, looking for an urban lifestyle and willing to invest in an older home.
"I wanted to be in the city, with a high walkability score and a lot of...
| Dec 28, 2013
| 5:42 AM
Donnell Spivey was a 32-year-old Amtrak employee when he decided to start investing in real estate, but what began as a sideline quickly became a career. He entered the business with Baltimore-based Otis Warren Real Estate Co., and later worked for...
| Feb 23, 2014
| 5:00 AM
House-hunters can find homes on their own. So can renters who are not quite ready to take the leap into homeownership. But do you really want to go it alone? Why not let an agent do the legwork for you?
Hiring an agent to help with your search for a...
| Oct 4, 2012
| 12:10 PM
Board-certified real estate attorney Gary M. Singer answers housing questions in this space each Friday. To ask him a question about short sales, mortgages, refinancing, homeowner's associations or any other residential real estate topic, click here.
| Oct 3, 2012
| 10:18 AM
A scam is sending e-mails to real estate agents, asking they call in with personal information because their professional license is being suspended, a state spokeswoman said Wednesday.
However, the Florida Department of Business and Professional...
| Aug 19, 2011
Anecdotal evidence suggests that we're moving into a summer slowdown. It's not unusual for the home-sale market to slow in July and August, when many real estate agents and buyers are on vacation. The market often picks up again after Labor Day, and...
| Aug 27, 2011
Actor Matthew Perry has bought a newly built custom house in the Sunset Strip area for $8.65 million. That might explain why he put his West Hollywood condo up for sale last month at $2,995,000.
At his new home, walls of glass in the main living area and...