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Q: How is it calculated that a 1% increase in mortgage rate is equivalent to a 20% increase in the price of a home? Q: How is it calculated that a 1% increase in mortgage rate is equivalent to a 20% increase in the price of a home?

Question: I read that a 1% increase in mortgage rate is equivalent to a 20% increase in the price of a home. (It was in the context of encouraging people to buy now, with low rates). How is this calculated? Answer: The cost of a home is for... 

American Visionary Art Museum is part of Free Fall Baltimore Event American Visionary Art Museum is part of Free Fall Baltimore Event

The American Visionary Art Museum (AVAM) is an art museum located in the Federal Hill neighborhood at 800 Key Highway in Baltimore, Maryland. The city agreed to give the museum a piece of land on the south shore of the Inner Harbor under the... 

The Walters Art Museum is part of Free Fall Baltimore Event The Walters Art Museum is part of Free Fall Baltimore Event

The Walters Art Museum, located in Baltimore, Maryland’s Mount Vernon neighborhood, is a public art museum founded in 1934. The museum’s collection was amassed substantially by two men, William Thompson Walters (1819-1894), who... 

Ask for help setting up an automatic home search Ask for help setting up an automatic home search

A great feature of this website is the automatic home search. You can set this up yourself, or ask us for help. Here is a sample of what I will ask you to get started. This is based on a real email I’ve sent, with the details changed... 

Water found on the Moon. Water found on the Moon.

NASA – Water Detected at High Latitudes on the Moon NASA’s Moon Mineralogy Mapper, an instrument on the Indian Space Research Organization’s Chandrayaan-1 mission, took this image of Earth’s moon. It is a three-color... 

Baltimore Humane Society has a dog walk hike event every Wednesday Baltimore Humane Society has a dog walk hike event every Wednesday

I'm Emily. Adopt me at the Baltimore Humane Society. Every Wednesday, the Baltimore Humane Society hosts a hike. The animal shelter is fortunate to have a beautiful property with many acres in Baltimore County off of Nicodemus Road. The hike... 

Anne Arundel County Crime Map Anne Arundel County Crime Map

Yesterday I told you about the Baltimore Sun”s Baltimore County Crime Map. Today I would like to point out that the Sun did two counties. Here is a picture of their Anne Arundel County Crime Map. It has all the same features as the Baltimore... 

Baltimore County Crime Map Baltimore County Crime Map

The Baltimore Sun has put together a mashup of crime data and Google maps. This picture is only an example. As a test I made a heat map of traffic stops in Baltimore County. I had some troubles getting the mashup page to work. If you also have... 

Eleven of the skinniest houses you have ever seen. Eleven of the skinniest houses you have ever seen.

Photo Credit, Vidiot. New York’s ‘skinniest house’ is on sale for 2.7 million dollars. It is only 9 1/2 feet wide. It is located on 75 1/2 Bedford St. in New York City. The current owner bought it in 2000 for $1.6 million. Photo... 

A Large Inflatable House For Some Fun A Large Inflatable House For Some Fun

I found this on Digg.com. There aren’t any details, and wonder if it is even real. If anyone has additional news or can tell me where this is, please comment. A common source for “created” images is Worth1000.com. Here is... 

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