Tag: housing market

Baltimore’s Real Estate Market is Seriously Heating Up



The Baltimore real estate market can be difficult for outsiders to parse. Run-down (or not so run-down) rowhouses may sell for $50,000, while a very similar looking building a few neighborhoods away will be listed for four times the price. But whatever your price point, take note–Baltimore’s real estate market is heating up, and it’s poised to do so even more in the months to come.

Guilford’s Mary Miller Takes on Wall Street Regulation Reform



Bloomberg News reported today on the uber competency of former T. Rowe Price exec and current Treasury honcho Mary Miller and the critical role the Guilford mom is playing juggling the Volcker rule with the housing overhaul:

Mary Miller knows all about risk.

As an executive at T. Rowe Price during the 2008 financial crisis, she reassured worried bond traders and portfolio managers when a competitor, the $62.5 billion Reserve Primary Fund, failed after investing in the debt of Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc.

“It is not a small lift to say we are going to reform housing finance credit going forward,” said the U.S. Treasury’s Mary Miller, calling it a “fascinating exercise.”

Four years later, Miller is the U.S. Treasury official coordinating five agencies that are writing the Volcker rule intended to limit risk at banks. Regulators are now taking a closer look following JPMorgan Chase’s trading loss of at least $5.8 billion and analyzing whether the trade would have been allowed if the rule had been in place.

Real Estalking: Houses Seem to Be Selling, No?

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I once read that Warren Buffet picked his stocks based his wife’s purchasing habits. While I’m not sure the story is even true, it has given me license to imagine my own housewife intuition as reliable as the Harvard Business Review.