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F. Scott Fitzgerald's Historic Home for Sale in Baltimore

Bookworms will love the latest listing to catch our eye. Writer F. Scott Fitzgerald's Baltimore home is up for sale -- and owning a slice of American literary history comes at a surprisingly reasonable price. The four-bedroom, four-bathroom home where Fitzgerald wrote some of his greatest works is going for only... Continue Reading »

Michael Phelps Sells Baltimore Condo at a $400,000 Loss, Report Says

Olympic icon Michael Phelps might take the gold in swimming, but he doesn't even get a bronze when it comes to selling real estate. Phelps has sold his swanky Baltimore condo, but he took a $400,000 loss on the pad, TMZ reported. AOL Real Estate contacted the Realtor representing Phelps' home (the website still shows... Continue Reading »

Wells Fargo to Pay $175 Million to Settle Case of Race Discrimination in Mortgage Lending

WASHINGTON -- Wells Fargo & Co has agreed to pay $125 million to resolve allegations it discriminated against certain borrowers on the basis of race and national origin in its mortgage lending, the U.S. government said on Thursday. Wells Fargo also agreed to contribute $50 million to help those buyers making down... Continue Reading »

Baltimore Home Auctions Make Luxury Living Affordable

Baltimore seems like a cool place, the gritty bits from "The Wire" and John Waters movies notwithstanding. And now you can live there in the lap of luxury for a pittance, compared to some high-priced real estate markets like New York and San Francisco. Because Baltimore's luxury market took a dive in the recession, 11... Continue Reading »

Live at Wal-Mart, Not Sprawl-Mart

In a move worthy of an Onion headline, a Wal-Mart will be built this year on top of a Lowes in Baltimore. Both big-box stores will anchor the development at the 25th Street Station in Remington. And amazingly, you might be able to live there, too. The development is an usual arrangement. Rather than side-by-side... Continue Reading »

Put Your Car to Work for You

Why let your car sit idle in your driveway when it could be out earning you cold, hard cash? That's the idea behind Boston startup company Relay Rides, a unique peer-to-peer car rental agency. The company has just gotten funding to run a pilot program in Baltimore, which will connect car owners with car renters. The idea... Continue Reading »

Detroit's Safe? Really Forbes?

With all those celebrities getting robbed in L.A. lately, how come none of the gazillion New York celebs have reported break-ins. Could it be that New York is safer? That's what Forbes would have you think. The magazine just awarded New York no. 8 in its America's Safest Cities list. But that's not the only surprising... Continue Reading »

Smart Cities on a Dumb List

The Daily Beast has mad social smarts. No one but Tina Brown, the site's masterful editor in chief would dare publish a survey of America's "smartest" and "dumbest" cities. But Brown thinks she can outrun the tidal wave of criticism you'd expect when you rank New York no. 13 and Raleigh-Durham, N.C. the smartest place in... Continue Reading »

Fake Family Busted for Open-House Robberies

Next time you hold an open house, hide the jewelry. Baltimore police recently arrested a duo posing as father and son who've been robbing open houses in the Washington, D.C. area, according to ABC 2 News. At the time of arrest, one of them had jewelry from that home in his pocket. Fifty-one-year-old John Palmer Jr., of... Continue Reading »

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