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Tag Archives: Real Estate

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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Realities of Real Estate: Right said Fed (access required)

Over the past couple of columns, we’ve been reviewing the impact of rising mortgage rates, as well as the impetus for those rate increases. We recently explained how the Federal Reserve, led by Chairman Ben Bernanke, triggered a jump in mortgage rates by suggesting that the Feds might begin to tighten up on their easy money policies.

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Council approves Harbor Point TIF (access required)

The Baltimore City Council’s vote Monday night for the sale of as much as $125 million in tax increment financing bonds for infrastructure, parkland and other improvements to help construct the controversial Harbor Point development will set into motion a two-month investigative period on the entire deal, city officials said.

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