The month of September revealed continued steady sales with a 6.3 percent rise in home sales, according to the Maryland Association of REALTORS® (MAR). Once again, the smaller rural counties posted declines while the more populated areas had strong sales. Average and median prices made modest gains statewide, with increases of 0.2 and 3.8 percent respectively, as compared to September 2015.
Maryland Office of the Commissioner of Financial Regulation Receives Accreditation of Mortgage Supervision Program
The Maryland Office of the Commissioner of Financial Regulation (the Office or OCFR), The Conference of State Bank Supervisors (CSBS), and the American Association of Residential Mortgage Regulators (AARMR) announced today that the OCFR has received CSBS/AARMR Mortgage Accreditation. This accreditation certifies that the Office maintains the highest standards in mortgage supervision. Gordon Cooley has been serving the State of Maryland as the Commissioner of the Office of Financial Regulation for two years
Athanasia Kyriakakos, an art teacher at Baltimore City’s Mergenthaler Vocational Technical High School, tonight was named the 2016-2017 Maryland Teacher of the Year. Dr. Karen Salmon, State Superintendent of Schools, made the announcement at the 26th Annual Teacher of the Year Gala.
Dr. Charles Boustany (R-Lafayette) joined the Louisiana congressional delegation in sending a letter to Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Julian Castro urging immediate distribution of recently appropriated Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding to help Louisiana flood recovery efforts
WASHINGTON, D.C. - (RealEstateRama) -- A criminal complaint has been filed charging Harold Thomas Martin III, 51, of Glen Burnie, Maryland, with theft of...
A criminal complaint has been filed charging Harold Thomas Martin III, 51, of Glen Burnie, Maryland, with theft of government property and unauthorized removal and retention of classified materials by a government employee or contractor.
Dr. Charles Boustany (R-Lafayette) issued the following statement after the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced $128,516,850 in federal funding for the Stay At Home (SAH) Program. The program provides temporary relief to families whose homes were damaged by the recent floods by making occupied residences habitable enough to be used as a shelte
MERSCORP Holdings, Inc. today announced that the United States District Court for the District of Maryland granted Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc’s (“MERS”) motion to dismiss a complaint that the court noted was “difficult to decipher” and a “variation on a form complaint circulated on the internet.”
Congressman John K. Delaney (MD-6) and Congressman Chris Gibson (NY-19) have introduced legislation to find bipartisan consensus on climate change and drive economically viable solutions that reduce greenhouse gas emissions and avoid the public health and environmental consequences of unchecked climate change. The Delaney-Gibson bill was introduced with three Republican and three Democratic cosponsors.
The latest round of bonds issued through the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development’s Local Government Infrastructure Financing program had the lowest capital cost in its 28 year operating history. This indicates that interest rates are hitting historic lows, and demonstrates the current financial mechanism and approach the agency utilizes to raise capital for Maryland’s local governments works well and achieves excellent results. Michael Karimi Real Estate Realtor
Congressmen Elijah E. Cummings and John Sarbanes (both D-Md.) today announced that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) will provide $2,498,734 in grant funding to help low-income public housing residents in Baltimore find and keep good-paying jobs.
Dr. Charles Boustany (R-Lafayette) issued the following statement after the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced $13 million in disaster assistance funding for Lafayette and Baton Rouge under the Declared Disaster Recovery Fund.
>U.S. Senators Barbara A. Mikulski and Ben Cardin (both D-Md.) have announced that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) recently awarded 10 veterans assistance programs that operate in Maryland a total of more than $10.8 million to help better address the needs of homeless veterans. The federal grants come from the Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) program – an initiative designed to prevent homelessness by bolstering outreach, case management and other crucial services to low-income veteran families.
In a strong turnaround from the previous month, there was a 12.1 percent surge in home sales in August, according to the Maryland Association of REALTORS®, (MAR). While there were declines in smaller rural markets, overall most counties had strong sales activity. Leading the pack was Frederick County with a 28.3 percent increase, followed by Charles County at 27.6 percent and Calvert County at 25 percent. Average price rose by 2.5 percent and median price climbed by 4.1 percent as compared to the same time period in 2015
U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski (both D-Md.)have announced that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) recently awarded 10 veterans-assistance programs that operate in Maryland a total of more than $10.8 million to help better address the needs of homeless veterans. The federal grants come from the Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) program – an initiative designed to prevent homelessness by bolstering outreach, case management and other crucial services to low-income veteran families.