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National Real Estate News Tells You Nothing

May 1st, 2013

National real estate news articles tell you nothing about your house or value or what is happening in the area around you. Wait, WHAT? You read that right -- national real estate news does NOT tell you what is happening with YOUR home's value, the speed at which it may sell, or what is happening [...]

Economists Predict Growth in 2011

January 4th, 2011

Economists predict growth in 2011, according to an article in the Washington Post on New Year's Eve. One of the factors used was that the National Association of REALTORS(R) (NAR) stated that pending home sales were up 3.5%, showing that more buyers are moving into the real estate marketplace, and a sense of confidence about [...]

Ally Financial Foreclosure Issues

September 30th, 2010

After a number of lawsuits have been filed, Ally Financial (formerly GMAC), one of the US's largest banks, is halting foreclosures in 23 states. Maryland is NOT one of the states. JP Morgan Chase has also been wracked with issues,with an employee coming forward, stating that she signed off on thousands of foreclosures without verifying [...]

Real Estate Tax in Heathcare Bill

July 27th, 2010

There is a real estate tax in the Heathcare Bill, called the Medicare Tax, because the benefits go to Medicare. Many are up in arms over the 3.8% tax that would have to be paid. Luckily for most Americans, this tax DOES NOT APPLY. From Factcheck.org: ...only those with incomes over $200,000 a year ($250,000 [...]

Emergent BioSolutions Jobs in Baltimore

July 19th, 2010

Emergent BioSolutions will have 120 new jobs in Baltimore in the next few years. The company, based in Rockville, had a ribbon cutting ceremony on their 56,000 square foot facility on Lombard Street in Downtown Baltimore on Friday. Emergent is the maker of the only FDA approved anthrax vaccine. The Washington Post reports that they [...]