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Sales of existing homes fall 1 percent in April

Sales of existing homes fell for the eighth time in the past nine months, with the backlog of unsold single-family homes rising to the highest level in more than two decades.

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Video: Selling Maryland in Las Vegas

If you’ve been following Robbie Whelan’s coverage of the ICSC’s ReCon Global Real Estate Convention, then you know he just returned from Las Vegas, where he was documenting the efforts of developers and state employees to sell Maryland as a ...

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Baltimore vs. Vegas: Counting the cranes

<p>Visiting Las Vegas this week for the ICSC&rsquo;s ReCon Global Real Estate Convention, I realized just how futile it would be to count construction projects as a measure of the area's development. Even if you limit yourself to the Strip &mdash; the common name for Las Vegas Boulevard, the centrally-located, hockey stick-shaped road where most of the major casinos sit &mdash; it&rsquo;s hard to get a handle on what &ldquo;growth&rdquo; means in America&rsquo;s fastest-growing city.</p>

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HOAs in need of bread

Where I grew up in Ellicott City, the Homeowners Association was King. Most decisions about changes to our neighborhood had to be cleared by the all-powerful HOA. But their power might be draining (if we equate power with money, anyway). ...

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Mind the gap, Baltimore

We attended a media roundtable Thursday morning, hosted by local market experts from the commercial real estate firm Cushman & Wakefield, to discuss the state of the commercial and industrial real estate markets in the region. David W. Baird, a ...

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Surprise rebound in housing, outlook still shaky

Construction of new homes posted the biggest increase in more than two years in April. While it was a rare spot of good news for the housing market, analysts said it's far too soon to declare an end to the prolonged slump.

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Home prices, politics and the numbers

21224 Includes Canton, Brwer’s Hill, Patterson Park, Highlandtown and Greektown Estimated population: 45,000-50,000 Most of the voting age population is between 22 and 42 Median home price of just under $180,000 Hillary Clinton: $21,200 Barack Obama: $16,200 21231 Includes Fells ...

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Home sales based on political affiliation?

A recent article from Muckety.com suggested that New York Realtors might want to start marketing certain apartment buildings based on which presidential candidate their residents support. They found that the top 20 clusters of Clinton — and Obama — supporters ...

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