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$300 million redevelopment planned for Towson

The $300 million Towson Row, a private redevelopment of the area’s central core, will feature about 200,000 square feet of Class A office space, a 200-room hotel, more than 100,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space, including an “upscale grocery store,” and 300 student housing units.

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Bozzuto Group takes luxe approach at Union Wharf

Fells Point meets Harbor East. Geographically, that’s a stretch at Union Wharf, The Bozzuto Group’s new apartment development at Thames and Wolfe streets in Fells Point. But as the first residents of the $72 million, 281-unit project arrive this month, they are moving into units that are unusually upscale for this former working-class community, mirroring a similar transition less than a mile away on what is known as Baltimore’s Gold Coast.

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Realities of Real Estate: The emotions of making a move

Some professions, like being a doctor or a lawyer, are frequently associated with life-changing events. Even so, it’s easy for the professionals in those fields to lose empathy with their clients and/or patients. Doctors and lawyers see the same stuff over and over again. For them, the process can quickly become routine.

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Economists predict increase in consumer spending

WASHINGTON — Consumer spending is likely to pick up this year, while government spending declines at a faster rate, according to a survey of business economists. The economists predict that the U.S. economy will grow 2.4 percent this year and ...

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Report says poor are moving to nation’s suburbs

LOS ANGELES — A new report shows more poor people have moved to the nation’s suburbs, outnumbering those in urban areas. The Brookings Institution study released Monday says those in poverty living in suburbs jumped 67 percent between 2000 and ...

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Realities of Real Estate: Just what is normal?

Our first Realities of Real Estate column was published in September 2008. It was an exciting, or as some might put it, a terrifying time to write about real estate. During that month, the financial markets began to unravel when they could no longer contain the pressure released by a bursting real estate bubble. Lehman Brothers filed for Chapter 11, and a few days later, the stock market experienced its largest point drop ever, falling almost 780 points in a single day.

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Realities of Real Estate: Who agents represent and how they get paid

How agents can represent someone varies from state to state, and depending which real estate company you employ, specific buyer or listing agent agreements can also vary. In the past, agents only represented the seller, and that was it. Today, it’s very different.

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Realities of Real Estate: Hunting guide for tracking down house

Once you’ve made the decision to buy a new home, part of the excitement is in the thrill of the hunt. Somewhere out there is the home of your dreams. It’s a basic instinct to be motivated by the discovery of something special and the hope that you’ll score big with a great buy.

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U.S. rate on 30-year mortgage slips to 3.40 percent

WASHINGTON — The average U.S. rate on the 30-year mortgage fell closer this week to its historic low and the 15-year rate marked a record low. Low rates are increasing the affordability of buying homes and refinancing. Mortgage buyer Freddie ...

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