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Enterprise zones are expanded across Maryland

The state will expand zones in Baltimore City, Baltimore County and on the Eastern Shore where businesses are eligible for tax credits for making property improvements and hiring new workers. Maryland will add 112 acres to the Enterprise Zone in ...

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Obama admin. moves to sell off excess government land

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is asking Congress to sell off or demolish more than 12,000 government-owned or leased properties, saying they are under-utilized or no longer needed. The White House is recommending the creation of a seven-person independent commission ...

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Foreclosure activity slows sharply in February

LOS ANGELES — The number of U.S. homes receiving a foreclosure-related notice fell to a 36-month low last month, as lenders delayed taking action against homeowners amid heightened scrutiny over banks’ handling of home repossessions. Some 255,101 properties received at ...

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Investors with cash driving housing market

WASHINGTON — Home sales are starting to tick up after the worst year in more than a decade. But the momentum is coming from cash-rich investors who are scooping up foreclosed properties at bargain prices, not first-time home-buyers who are ...

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Mayor Rawlings-Blake unveils aggressive push to reduce vacant properties

An aggressive push to make a dent in the rehabilitation of 16,000 vacant houses in Baltimore was unveiled Wednesday and includes a Web-based marketing strategy, faster closings for purchases and $900 fines for code violations by absentee owners. The program, ...

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Listings pulled for more than 100 foreclosed homes in Maryland

Lenders have pulled the listings of more than 100 foreclosed properties for sale in Maryland over a two-day period this week. Foreclosure listings for all of Maryland show that on Tuesday and Wednesday, 109 properties, most listed by government-sponsored mortgage ...

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