Please ensure Javascript is enabled for purposes of website accessibility

Tag Archives: housing

Maryland Senators kill transgender protection measure

ANNAPOLIS — On the General Assembly’s final day, the Senate killed legislation that would have protected transgendered individuals from discrimination in employment, housing and credit. By a 27-20 vote, the Senate on Monday sent the anti-discrimination measure — which had ...

Read More »

Rate on 30-year fixed mortgage rises to 4.86 pct.

NEW YORK — Fixed mortgage rates rose slightly this week, but the average rate on the 30-year loan remained below 5 percent. Freddie Mac says the average rate on the 30-year fixed mortgage rose to 4.86 percent from 4.81 percent ...

Read More »

Feds vote to exempt some mortgages from new rules

WASHINGTON — Federal regulators are proposing to exempt certain mortgages from new rules aimed at getting banks to take on more risk when they package and sell mortgage investments. Critics say the proposal could hurt low- and moderate-income borrowers by ...

Read More »

Baltimore metro area pending home sales climb

The Baltimore metropolitan area housing market showed gains in pending home sales in the first two months of 2011, according to data compiled by Rockville-based RealEstate Business Intelligence LLC, a source of real estate information in the mid-Atlantic region. There ...

Read More »

Gary S. Williams: Make sure mortgage doesn’t cause financial strain

A mortgage is one element of total household expenses, such as taxes and heating costs, that is likely to increase over time. It’s important to consider increases in household expenses in addition to your mortgage payment. It’s important to arrive ...

Read More »

Pending home sales fall 2.8% in January

WASHINGTON — Fewer Americans signed contracts to buy homes in January, the latest evidence that the housing market is struggling to rise above depressed levels. The National Association of Realtors says its index of sales agreements for previously occupied homes ...

Read More »

Freddie Mac posts $1.7B loss for Q4

WASHINGTON — Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac has posted a loss of $1.7 billion for the October-December quarter of last year, and a $19.8 billion loss for all of 2010. The government-controlled mortgage buyer is also asking for an additional $500 ...

Read More »