Tag: Baltimore

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

    Own a Piece of History: F. Scott Fitzgerald's Home for Sale

    The Baltimore home where F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote some of his greatest works is for sale, and it won't cost you an arm and a leg. Continue Reading

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

    Michael Phelps Reportedly Sells Condo at $400,000 Loss

    Although he just claimed his spot in history as the greatest Olympian ever, swimmer Michael Phelps may have endured a big loss in the real estate market. Continue Reading

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

    Wells Fargo Settles Racial Discrimination Lawsuit

    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. Continue Reading

  • Baltimore Home Auctions Make Luxury Living Affordable

    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... Continue Reading

  • Live at Wal-Mart, Not Sprawl-Mart

    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... Continue Reading

  • Put Your Car to Work for You

    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... Continue Reading

  • Detroit's Safe? Really Forbes?

    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... Continue Reading

  • Smart Cities on a Dumb List

    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... Continue Reading

  • Fake Family Busted for Open-House Robberies

    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... Continue Reading