| Oct 10, 2013
| 6:22 PM
Mitt and Ann Romney have kept low profiles since their plan to move into the White House fell through last November.
But recently, they’ve begun to re-emerge on the public stage.
On Monday, Mitt Romney was a guest on Sean Hannity’s Fox...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 2:24 PM
Entering the foyer of Irv and Sharon Caplan's rambling rancher-style home just outside Stevenson in Baltimore, a visitor would never know.
"What you're walking into is where a tree fell through the house," said Sharon Caplan.
The initial horror at...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 11:32 AM
Nick Waldner had been searching a long time to find the right property in Baltimore's Canton neighborhood — specifically, a derelict shell of a house that he could get at a good price and completely renovate.
When he found the perfect end-of...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 4:32 PM
The federal government may have shut down for the first time in 17 years, but that didn't keep automakers from reporting sales. With the largest seven automakers reporting numbers, September new-car sales fell 5%. Chrysler stayed roughly flat as an......
| Sep 18, 2013
| 10:42 AM
The improving economy and booming housing market have prompted an unexpected result: More people are getting divorced.
It's not that money necessarily leads to unhappiness. Instead, the recession caused many couples to stay together because their...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 8:55 AM
New housing starts were nearly flat in August compared with July, suggesting builders may be taking a breather as the housing recovery matures.
Housing starts last month reached a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 891,000 units last month, up 0.9% from...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 9:05 PM
Los Angeles has the highest poverty rate among California counties, according to a new analysis announced Monday that upends traditional views of rural and urban hardship by adding factors such as the soaring price of city housing.
| Sep 13, 2013
| 12:19 PM
Janelle Barney isn’t looking forward to moving.
Barney and her family have to move out of their home of five years, because they can no longer afford rent.
“We haven’t been able to keep up with bills, including student loans,”...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 1:02 PM
On a corner in a quiet Ellicott City neighborhood is the ranch-style home of Michael and Kathleen Van Meter. Snuggled into a third of an acre of tall elm trees, the brick house neatly meets the aspirations for any young couple weary of renting and ready...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 10:41 AM
Building permit employees may be charging customers different rates for similar projects, an internal city audit has found.
The 11-page report, released to the Audit Commission Monday, outlines a variety of problems, including the inequitable fee system....
| Sep 17, 2013
| 12:16 PM
Wilmette officials have seen an uptick in the number of residents who do not get a village building permit, which is required for home improvement projects. So the village board recently embarked on a community education campaign targeting potential...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 1:04 PM
Traditional is a word rarely found in the vocabulary of Michael and Jennifer Schiff — except when defined as love for family, friends and each other.
"Different is the theme of our lives," explained Jennifer Schiff, a 30-year-old real estate agent...