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China July property investment, sales slow as curbs continue to bite

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China July property investment, sales slow as curbs continue to bite

- BEIJING (Reuters) - China's real estate investment growth slowed in July from June, as government curbs continued to cool an overheated property market and undermined investment, even though underlying demand in smaller cities appears resilient. As part of a broader effort to temper financial risks stemming from a build-up of debt since the 2009 financial crisis, Chinese authorities have imposed a range of cooling measures over the past year to deflate a housing bubble
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Lowell Property Owners Feud With Tenant Over Heating Oil Spill

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Lowell Property Owners Feud With Tenant Over Heating Oil Spill

- (LOWELL) — A Lowell couple says a tenant in their house caused a large heating oil spill in their basement. Patricia Gervais and her boyfriend Todd Wall say the man who lives in the first floor apartment of their house deliberately drilled holes in the heating oil tank and caused the spill in their basement. Wall says the man has caused plenty of damage to their Princeton Boulevard home
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Portland landlords appeal ruling upholding renter protection rule

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Portland landlords appeal ruling upholding renter protection rule

- Portland landlords who sued the city over a renter protection rule and lost appealed to a higher court Thursday. They challenged Circuit Judge Henry Breithaupt's ruling that upheld the city's policy requiring landlords to pay relocation money to renters they evict or force out with big rent increases. In those cases, landlords must pay $2,900 to $4,500 toward relocation costs. Represented by frequent city opponent John DiLorenzo, the two landlords argued that the city rule violates a state ban on rent control
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Police: Oklahoma real estate agent run over in own driveway

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Police: Oklahoma real estate agent run over in own driveway

- OKLAHOMA CITY - Police have identified the man killed in a northwest Oklahoma City neighborhood as a local real estate agent. Around 4 p.m. on Wednesday, officers responded to the 1500 block of Duffner Dr. to assist EMSA paramedics after a man was hit by a car. “They were on a call where a man had been run over by a vehicle,” MSgt
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Vancouver, B.C., home prices reignite

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Vancouver, B.C., home prices reignite

- The housing market is roaring back to life in Vancouver, B.C. New home prices in Canada’s most-expensive market jumped 1.5 percent in June, and have gained 5 percent since March, data released Thursday by Statistics Canada show. That’s the biggest three-month increase since 1990. Prices for existing homes are also on fire, gaining 11 percent in the five months through July, according to data released this month by Vancouver’s real estate board
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Current kitchen trends in St. Louis real estate market

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Current kitchen trends in St. Louis real estate market

- ST. LOUIS, Mo. _Kitchens are known as the heart of the home so it typically gets a lot of focus when people are shopping for a new home. From bold choices to top trends, there are a lot of new options out there for your dream home. Jon Kelley, project manager at McBride Homes, talks about the current kitchen trends that we`re seeing right now in the St
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Man killed in N.W. Oklahoma City neighborhood identified as local real estate agent

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Man killed in N.W. Oklahoma City neighborhood identified as local real estate agent

- OKLAHOMA CITY - Police have identified the man killed in a northwest Oklahoma City neighborhood as a local real estate agent. Around 3:45 p.m. Wednesday, police were called to a home in the 1500 block of Duffner Drive, near N.W. 63rd and Pennsylvania Ave. When authorities arrived, they found a deceased male victim. The man has been identified as local real estate agent, 63-year-old Kent Potter
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CCU grad accidentally texts Columbia real estate agent, social media loves response

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CCU grad accidentally texts Columbia real estate agent, social media loves response

- CONWAY, SC (WMBF) – Being in the real estate business, Columbia resident Roger Hawkins is used to getting random texts and calls. The one he got Friday afternoon, however, turned out to be a little different. While sitting at a stoplight, Hawkins received a photo via text message of two young men wearing their caps and gowns for college graduation. The sender was Coastal Carolina University grad Justin Campbell and Hawkins was not the intended receiver – it was a wrong number
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Seattle-area home prices surge more than $100,000 in one year

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Seattle-area home prices surge more than $100,000 in one year

- SEATTLE -- For the first time ever, the median King County home price has grown more than $100,000 in just a year, a new grim milestone for buyers already dealing with the hottest housing market in the country. Following up on a record-breaking spring, the county's real-estate market had its hottest month of July since such monthly records began in 2000, with prices rising 18
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This school district asked real-estate agents to help rekindle its reputation

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This school district asked real-estate agents to help rekindle its reputation

- Brian MacDonald was looking for a new home several years ago in the wealthy city of Pasadena, Calif. He says when he told the real-estate agent that he had five school-aged children, she told him not to enroll in Pasadena's public schools. That was pretty surprising to MacDonald. He's the school district's superintendent. "Her recommendation was Arcadia, or even Glendora," two nearby cities, he says
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Suburbs boast best real estate market since recession, but don't get too excited yet

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Suburbs boast best real estate market since recession, but don't get too excited yet

- In a suburban real estate market described for years as sluggish, it might seem as if, finally, the region is experiencing the recovery it needs. From April to June, all but one suburban county in the region experienced a rise in property values over the previous year. Several zip codes had increases of more than 50 percent in median home prices
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Hot housing market fuels business for home improvement stores

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Hot housing market fuels business for home improvement stores

- DAYTON, Ohio — Americans are spending more money on home repairs than ever before, helping home-improvement retailers ward off the negative impact of online competition seen with other retail stores. While other retailers are closing thousands of stores this year, home improvement stores like Home Depot and Lowe’s have seen boosts in revenue within the past year — and a major reason is the shortage of new single-family houses in the market, some experts say
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Property owners to foot bill for Guthrie officer’s back pay

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Property owners to foot bill for Guthrie officer’s back pay

- GUTHRIE, Okla. -- Property owners will see a hike in property taxes to pay back a Guthrie police officer who was terminated then reinstated. According to Guthrie city attorney Randel Shadid, the city owes Lieutenant Mark Bruning around 190,000 dollars after he was fired for an incident during a Mumford & Sons concert in 2013. Bruning arrested his then girlfriend's ex-husband Kyle White for public intoxication, despite an Incident Action Plan issued by the Chief of Police directing officers to make arrests only as a last resort
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The lasting effects of Wayne County's tax foreclosures

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The lasting effects of Wayne County's tax foreclosures

- ACLU and others say the foreclosures are based on tax bills that are too high and some residents were improperly denied poverty exemptions. They seek a moratorium on foreclosure of owner-occupied properties. Eric D. Lawrence, Detroit Free Press. My home on the city’s far east side is worth about $9,000 on the actual real estate market. But in 2013, the city said my home was worth $40,000
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5 Western Maryland homes for under $300K

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5 Western Maryland homes for under $300K

- This week, we found five affordable homes in Western Maryland. Some of these homes might sound like a series of listings on a high-priced, luxury real estate agent's agenda. But in reality, these homes are all listed for under $300,000. In this weekly series, we'll spare you the Dream Homes and celebrity pads and show you some listings you can use — something a little bit more affordable
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U.S. pending home sales rise; Midwest factory activity slows

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U.S. pending home sales rise; Midwest factory activity slows

- WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Contracts to buy previously owned U.S. homes rebounded in June after three straight monthly declines, but the housing market remained constrained by a shortage of properties available for sale. Other data on Monday showed that factory activity in the Midwest slowed this month after hitting a three-year high in June, with manufacturers reporting declining orders. The National Association of Realtors said its Pending Home Sales Index, based on contracts signed last month, jumped 1
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Berkshire’s Clayton Homes division expanding into $250,000-and-under housing market

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Berkshire’s Clayton Homes division expanding into $250,000-and-under housing market

- Warren Buffett goes for the basics, like food, furniture and Fords. Now he’s aiming for the roof over your head. Berkshire Hathaway’s Clayton Homes division, known for its factory-built houses, is expanding into the site-built, $250,000-and-under housing market. Since October 2015 Clayton has acquired homebuilders in Atlanta; Nashville, Tennessee; Kansas City; Denver; and, earlier this month, Birmingham, Alabama, and is building homes on-site at a rate of 2,500 to 3,000 a year
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  • Lowell Property Owners Feud With Tenant Over Heating Oil Spill
    Lowell Property Owners Feud With Tenant Over Heating Oil Spill

    , cbslocal.com

    (LOWELL) — A Lowell couple says a tenant in their house caused a large heating oil spill in their basement. Patricia Gervais and her boyfriend Todd Wall say the man who lives in the first floor apartment of their house deliberately drilled holes in the heating oil tank and caused the spill in their basement. Wall says the man has caused plenty of damage to their Princeton Boulevard home
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  • Police: Oklahoma real estate agent run over in own driveway
    Police: Oklahoma real estate agent run over in own driveway

    , kfor.com

    OKLAHOMA CITY - Police have identified the man killed in a northwest Oklahoma City neighborhood as a local real estate agent. Around 4 p.m. on Wednesday, officers responded to the 1500 block of Duffner Dr. to assist EMSA paramedics after a man was hit by a car. “They were on a call where a man had been run over by a vehicle,” MSgt
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  • Police: Oklahoma real estate agent run over in own driveway
    Police: Oklahoma real estate agent run over in own driveway

    , kfor.com

    OKLAHOMA CITY - Police have identified the man killed in a northwest Oklahoma City neighborhood as a local real estate agent. Around 4 p.m. on Wednesday, officers responded to the 1500 block of Duffner Dr. to assist EMSA paramedics after a man was hit by a car. “They were on a call where a man had been run over by a vehicle,” MSgt
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  • Owners of property damaged by wildfire may qualify for tax relief
    Owners of property damaged by wildfire may qualify for tax relief

    , billingsgazette.com

    Montana property owners whose homes or other property are damaged or destroyed by wildfire may apply for property tax assistance, the Montana Department of Revenue said Monday. "The tax assistance can be significant and help provide some relief as property owners recover from damage or destruction," Shauna Helfert, the department's Property Assessment Division administrator, said in a news release. Businesses whose equipment is destroyed may also qualify
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Property Prices

  • Median home price in Massachusetts? $400,000
    Median home price in Massachusetts? $400,000

    , masslive.com

    The cost of buying a home in the Bay State hit an all-time high last month. The median price for a single-family home sold for was $410,000 last month, according to figures released by the Massachusetts Association of Realtors. This is the first time median home prices have topped $400,000 in Massachusetts. The figure represents a 7.9 percent increase over June 2016 when the median sales point was $380,000
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Home Prices

  • Median home price in Massachusetts? $400,000
    Median home price in Massachusetts? $400,000

    , masslive.com

    The cost of buying a home in the Bay State hit an all-time high last month. The median price for a single-family home sold for was $410,000 last month, according to figures released by the Massachusetts Association of Realtors. This is the first time median home prices have topped $400,000 in Massachusetts. The figure represents a 7.9 percent increase over June 2016 when the median sales point was $380,000
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Property Trends

  • Are we in a new housing bubble?
    Are we in a new housing bubble?

    , mprnews.org

    What should we make of the new real estate boom? Are we in a housing bubble? And what does this mean for affordable housing? MPR News Host Kerri Miller talked to the co-director of the Urban Institute's Housing Finance Policy Center, Alanna McCargo, and Wharton professor of real estate and finance Susan Wachter. Click on the audio player above to hear their conversation
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