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Where homes, home-buying are headed

At the beginning of a new year, one not only considers what changes might come in the next 12 months, but it’s also a time to think a bit further out and ponder what the world might be like a decade or more down the road. So it goes with our first column of 2014.

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Md. green homebuilder suffers growing pains

FREDERICK — A Maryland homebuilder praised by Gov. Martin O’Malley for its environmental innovation says it’s struggling financially because it grew too fast. The Frederick News-Post reported Monday that Stevensville-based Nexus EnergyHomes faces lawsuits from seven contractors and complaints from ...

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Home resales drop to nine-month low in September, down 5.6% from August

WASHINGTON — The number of Americans who signed contracts to buy existing homes fell in September to the lowest level in nine months. The decline reflects higher mortgage rates and home prices that have made purchases more costly. The National ...

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You’ll pay more to keep warm this winter, Energy Dept. forecasts

The government forecast Tuesday that most households will pay more for heat this winter. Heating oil users will catch a slight break, but will still pay near-record prices to keep warm. Prices for natural gas, electricity and propane should be ...

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Real Estate Weekly – 9/27/13

Excellence in Community Development Award winners announced by home builders The Land Development Council of the Home Builders Association of Maryland announced the winners of its Excellence in Community Development Awards last week. The program recognizes development professionals who provide ...

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FHA to draw $1.7B from Treasury to cover losses

WASHINGTON — A federal housing agency said Friday it needs a $1.7 billion bailout from the Treasury to cover projected losses in a mortgage programs for seniors. At issue are reverse mortgage programs, which allow seniors to borrow against their ...

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Apartments added to plans for Exelon tower at Harbor Point

The Harbor Point offices for Exelon Corp. will have a new addition: 105 apartment units, spread across five floors, to compliment office and retail space as well as a huge trading floor for the energy giant, Beatty Development Group officials said Thursday.

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Home prices rise 12.4 pct., most in 7.5 years

WASHINGTON — U.S. home prices rose 12.4 percent in July compared with a year ago, the most since February 2006. An increase in sales on a limited supply of available homes drove the gains. The Standard &Poor’s/Case-Shiller 20-city home price ...

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