First I want to thank everyone who participated and sent in questions for 1st Mariner Bank’s Flacco Fridays contest. The questions were a lot of fun to read and answer. Even though I was only supposed to answer “5” questions each week, because I appreciate the time everyone took to submit questions, I went back and answered another five. You can read the answers to them at the end of this blog, but first I wanted to give you guys an update on how I think the season is going.
People have been complaining about the big banks for years now. When people get fed up and begin to look for other places to put their money, the same two choices are always suggested: a community bank, or a credit union.
So it’s great to know that there are other options, but with community banks and credit unions always being lumped together into one suggestion, it almost seems like they are interchangeable, when really, they are two quite different options. So how do you differentiate b... [More]
Home Sales Prices on the Rise in Maryland
A recent survey indicates that America’s optimism regarding the housing market’s recovery has improved significantly. According to Fannie Mae’s September 2012 National Housing Survey, a monthly poll of 1,000 homeowners and renters, more respondents expect home prices to rise in the next year (37 percent) and the share anticipating declining home prices is down to 11 percent. It is worth noting that such attitudes tend to become self-fu... [More]