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September 25, 2005
Homes in Carroll and Howard are least affordable compared with median family income, while homes in Baltimore City and Harford are most affordable.
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | June 21, 2014
An Arbutus man was killed in his home this week by three people who later dumped his body in the stairwell of a vacant home in Baltimore, Baltimore County police said Saturday. Three men were charged with first-degree murder in connection with the death on Saturday - Kevin Brooks Pendergraph, 31, of Baltimore; Roy Bernard Munson, 18, of Pikesville; and Eric Patrick Henry, 37, who is homeless. The men were all held without bail and did not have attorneys listed in court records. On Thursday, someone notified police that Brian Michael Reiser, 49, of the 5600 block of Southwestern Blvd., had not been heard from in a couple of days and that this was out of the ordinary, police said.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | July 6, 2004
Thousands of homes, mostly in Baltimore County, lost power and two roads were closed for several hours after brief but torrential thunderstorms rumbled across the metropolitan area. Scattered storms broke out about 7 p.m., carrying sheets of rain to end an otherwise sunny day. It seemed to hit hardest in Jacksonville and Long Green in northeastern Baltimore County, said county Fire Department spokesman Bill Johns. About 35 felled trees and utility poles in the area forced officials to close Hutschenreuter Road and several miles of Harford Road, Johns said.
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By Natalie Sherman | January 10, 2014
More homes sold in the Baltimore metro region last month than in any December since 2006, as the housing market continued its slow recovery. A total of 2,164 units closed in December, up 11 percent from the same time in 2012 and 6 percent since November, according to data provided by RealEstate Business Intelligence (RBI), a subsidiary of online listing service MRIS. In December 2006, 2,583 units sold, according to the numbers, also from the George Mason University Center for Regional Analysis.   "This increase in closed sales from November does not follow typical seasonal patterns as this change is generally flat," according to the RBI analysis.
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By JAMIE SMITH HOPKINS | September 26, 2009
If you're a renter and have issues with your place, you're in good company. Half the rentals in the Baltimore metro area had at least one problem in 2007. But don't feel bad: 41 percent of owner-occupied homes did, too. Those are two nuggets from a new report by the Columbia-based National Center for Healthy Housing, which used federal American Housing Survey data on 45 metro areas to show "a critical need to improve housing conditions in many U.S. cities." The nonprofit group says substandard residences can cause illness, injury or death.
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By Ellen James Martin and Ellen James Martin,Greater Baltimore Board of Realtors | February 6, 1992
Baltimore-area real estate sales improved in January compared with sales a year earlier, showing what real estate industry professionals say is an upward trend foretelling a better spring.The number of existing housing units under contract for sale was 36 percent higher last month than in January 1991, according to data released yesterday by the Greater Baltimore Board of Realtors. The sales of 1,486 units were pending Jan. 31, up from 1,092 a year earlier."The continuation of this busy trend in residential home sales will reflect a very active spring," said William M. Hesson Jr., the board president.
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By Ellen James Martin and Ellen James Martin,Staff Writer | September 9, 1993
The hot, hazy days of August are generally a sluggish month for residential real estate. But with interest rates at a 25-year low, August proved a strong month for the Baltimore-area realty market.The number of settled sales rose 23 percent compared with a year earlier, and pending sales picked up 8 percent, according to the Greater Baltimore Board of Realtors."August is usually a very slow month," said Nancy Hubble, the board's president-elect and a partner at W.H.C. Wilson, a Roland Park realty firm.
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By Tim Craig and Tim Craig,SUN STAFF | September 10, 1999
Violent thunderstorms dropped several inches of rain around the Baltimore metropolitan area last night and caused more than 40,000 homes to lose power when yesterday's humid air clashed with the season's first dose of cool, dry air from Canada.The same system is expected to bring pleasant weather to the region this weekend.About 2 inches of rain fell in Baltimore between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m., but the National Weather Service estimated as much as 5 inches came down in parts of Baltimore and Howard counties.
BUSINESS
February 8, 1998
22 young people win $100 savings bondsLucky Realty Homes Inc. announced the 22 winners of $100 savings bonds in the first "Lucky Homes in the House Incentive Program," which it says is "designed to encourage young people to reach for the American Dream" of homeownership.Deon Pinder, an eighth-grader at West Baltimore Middle School, and Erin Peer, a senior at Parkville High School, were recognized for creating the most outstanding essays.Other winners: Gina Castagna, Tammy Taft, Leisa Rothlisberger, Robert Smith, Paul Heiger, Willie Cole, Renarda Bowles, Laura Rothlisberger, Bateya Jackson and Alfred Simmons.
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By Lorraine Mirabella and Lorraine Mirabella,Sun Staff Writer | March 9, 1995
Home sales in the Baltimore area dropped for the eighth straight month during February despite an easing in interest rates, the Greater Baltimore Board of Realtors reported yesterday.Sales of new and existing homes in Baltimore City and Baltimore, Carroll, Howard and Harford counties plunged 24 percent, to 784, compared with 1,026 homes sold in February 1994, the board said. The sales drop mirrored January's 24 percent decline.Although the number of pending sales also dipped, declining 5 percent in February, from 1,426 to 1,353, board officials held out that an upturn in the city and Carroll County may signal a recovery.
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By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | December 17, 2013
The Ravens 18-16 victory over the Lions was the highest rated show on television Monday night -- cable or network. It drove ESPN to first place across the board in viewers, households and young adult and male demos. The game was seen in 10.47 households by 14.16 million viewers, according to Nielsen data. The largest audience tuned in from 11:30 to 11:43 for the dramatic finish. Not surprisingly, Baltimore was the market with the highest percentage of viewers. The game earned a rating of 40.2 here.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | September 24, 2013
Pity poor Lansing Avenue. One block and about 20 homes just off Broadway and North Avenue was all city planners gave it, and it couldn't even sustain that. Residents say it was a decent place to live until the drugs came, which also led to shootings and set fires. The good residents got fed up, the bad ones didn't care, everyone moved out, and nature took over. For years, pigeons have claimed one of the roofless brick rowhomes. Another is called the "Tree House" because a trunk has burst through the second-story window, prying a concrete block addition away from the main structure and sprouting leafy branches that provide a cool, if unwanted, canopy.
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | September 5, 2013
As tens of thousands of Baltimore sports fans packed downtown to watch country music star Keith Urban kick off the NFL season and the Orioles' win at home, some of the lingering exasperation that the Ravens were playing out of town faded away. "It was frustrating that the Orioles couldn't move their game," said Kevin Williams, who was celebrating his 53rd birthday at the harbor with friends. "But this is the next best thing. And it's free, you know. " Over at Camden Yards, some Orioles fans were ducking out early to catch the Ravens on TV. But manager Buck Showalter didn't seem to mind.
BUSINESS
By Steve Kilar and The Baltimore Sun | July 15, 2013
To show potential home buyers that they have the chops to complete a top-flight rowhouse renovation, City Life Builders last week opened a rehab model home in East Baltimore. The two-story, red-brick home is on North Collington Avenue between Ashland Avenue and East Madison Street. You can't miss the lime green front door at the top of the white marble steps. "We've got this process down," said Anne Riggle, City Life's president. The firm has rehabbed scores of homes throughout Baltimore since the early 1980s and has also built several new home communities.  This model home, blocks from Johns Hopkins Hospital, is intended to take their rehab business to the next level.
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By Marie Marciano Gullard, For The Baltimore Sun | June 27, 2013
Falling within the ZIP code for the town of Kingsville in northern Baltimore County is the pre-Revolution mill village of Jerusalem on the banks of Little Gunpowder Falls. It is relatively unknown except to its few lucky residents, a handful of visitors and local historians. Jana Von Bramer and her husband, Colin Dinnery, a park assistant at Gunpowder Falls State Park, are the owners of a historic fieldstone and river stone house at the edge of a narrow lane, just past a covered wooden bridge that purportedly is haunted.
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By Ian Duncan, The Baltimore Sun | March 30, 2013
Bob Turley, a hard-throwing right-hander who won the Orioles' first home game, died of liver cancer early Saturday morning, according to his son Terry Turley. He was 82. Turley pitched one season for the Orioles in 1954, their first in Baltimore, and he started the first big league game at Memorial Stadium. He was traded to the New York Yankees, with whom he won the Cy Young Award in 1958. The April 15, 1954 opener at Memorial Stadium was a 3-1 victory over the Chicago White Sox played in front of 46,354 fans.
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By Lorraine Mirabella and Lorraine Mirabella,Sun Staff Writer | May 5, 1995
Baltimore-area home sales fell in April for the 10th straight month, dipping a sharp 22 percent, the Greater Baltimore Board of Realtors said yesterday.Sales of new and existing homes in Baltimore and Baltimore, Carroll, Harford and Howard counties fell to 1,130, down from 1,458 in April 1994, the board said. Sales have been off 21 percent for the year through April, figures showed.Contract signings, a measure of settled sales expected in the coming months, dipped 3 percent, compared with last April.
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By Timothy B. Wheeler and Timothy B. Wheeler,SUN STAFF | September 22, 2004
With soaring prices putting homes out of reach of many Baltimore-area workers such as firefighters, teachers and secretaries, an unusual coalition including real estate interests and advocates for the poor called on the state yesterday to act to boost the supply of "work force" housing. "We're in the midst of a crisis," Ed Gold, president of the Home Builders Association of Maryland, said during a one-day conference on housing affordability at a downtown Baltimore hotel. With homes in Baltimore's suburbs selling last month for $250,000 to nearly $390,000 on average, more and more police officers, firefighters and other public employees are moving an hour or more from their jobs to find houses they can afford, speakers said.
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By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | January 25, 2013
It was standing room only Thursday as family, friends and admirers of Robert Francell Chew said goodbye with a spirited and moving celebration of life ceremony for the actor known as Proposition Joe. More than 100 persons crowded into the chapel at the Calvin B. Scruggs Funeral Home in east Baltimore on a cold, snow-dusted morning. They ranged from other Baltimore actors who had won featured roles in HBO's "The Wire," like Felicia "Snoop" Pearson, to Raymond Parker, the high school music teacher who rook Chew under his wing at Patterson High, taught him to sing Italian opera and helped him get an audition that led to a four-year scholarship at Morgan State University.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | January 9, 2013
A two-alarm fire tore through three attached rowhomes in West Baltimore on Wednesday night, leaving their rear facades badly charred, bringing dozens of firefighters to the scene and displacing residents, according to the Baltimore Fire Department. Firefighters responded to the 2300 block of Whittier Avenue, in the city's Parkview/Woodbrook neighborhood near Mondawmin Mall, about 7:40 p.m. and found heavy fire on the third floor of one of the homes, which was occupied, said Captain Roman Clark, a Fire Department spokesman.
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