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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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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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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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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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Real estate agent shares how he lost 65 pounds  in 6 months

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Real estate agent shares how he lost 65 pounds in 6 months

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Owners of property damaged by wildfire may qualify for tax relief

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Owners of property damaged by wildfire may qualify for tax relief

- 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 Owner’s Livelihood Goes Up in Flames, Children and Horses Escape

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Property Owner’s Livelihood Goes Up in Flames, Children and Horses Escape

- BONDURANT, Iowa -- It all happened so fast. The children and the horses escaped, but the barn went up in flames. Firefighters used 225,000 gallons of water to put it out and to prevent it from spreading to nearby homes. "It was just gut-wrenching to see that the farm that we loved so much was fully engulfed in flames," said Daniel Clark, owner of Clark Family Stables
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Companies continue to challenge traditional real estate agent fees

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Companies continue to challenge traditional real estate agent fees

- Businesses across the U.S. are pushing up against percentage-based commissions. . Companies continue to challenge traditional real estate agent fees Businesses across the U.S. are pushing up against percentage-based commissions In the Philadelphia area, one company is seeking to change the real estate industry by only charging home sellers $495 for its services, collected at closing. The company, Houwzer, still plans for a 3 percent buyer’s broker fee but seeks to challenge traditional commission fees, co-founder Mike Maher told The Philadelphia Inquirer for an article published June 21
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Companies continue to challenge traditional real estate agent fees

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Companies continue to challenge traditional real estate agent fees

- Businesses across the U.S. are pushing up against percentage-based commissions. . Companies continue to challenge traditional real estate agent fees Businesses across the U.S. are pushing up against percentage-based commissions In the Philadelphia area, one company is seeking to change the real estate industry by only charging home sellers $495 for its services, collected at closing. The company, Houwzer, still plans for a 3 percent buyer’s broker fee but seeks to challenge traditional commission fees, co-founder Mike Maher told The Philadelphia Inquirer for an article published June 21
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Companies continue to challenge traditional real estate agent fees

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Companies continue to challenge traditional real estate agent fees

- Businesses across the U.S. are pushing up against percentage-based commissions. . Companies continue to challenge traditional real estate agent fees Businesses across the U.S. are pushing up against percentage-based commissions In the Philadelphia area, one company is seeking to change the real estate industry by only charging home sellers $495 for its services, collected at closing. The company, Houwzer, still plans for a 3 percent buyer’s broker fee but seeks to challenge traditional commission fees, co-founder Mike Maher told The Philadelphia Inquirer for an article published June 21
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Companies continue to challenge traditional real estate agent fees

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Companies continue to challenge traditional real estate agent fees

- Businesses across the U.S. are pushing up against percentage-based commissions. . Companies continue to challenge traditional real estate agent fees Businesses across the U.S. are pushing up against percentage-based commissions In the Philadelphia area, one company is seeking to change the real estate industry by only charging home sellers $495 for its services, collected at closing. The company, Houwzer, still plans for a 3 percent buyer’s broker fee but seeks to challenge traditional commission fees, co-founder Mike Maher told The Philadelphia Inquirer for an article published June 21
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Veteran real estate agent sued by former employer over non-compete clause

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Veteran real estate agent sued by former employer over non-compete clause

- SIOUX CITY — A longtime Sioux City commercial real estate agent is being sued by his former employer. Last month, Dick Salem left NAI United, his employer of 16 years, to launch his own firm, Salem Real Estate. Before Salem joined NAI United, the commercial division of United Real Estate Solutions, he owned Salem Commercial, which he sold to United in October 2001
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'We Deserve To Live Well': Residents Address Landlord Issues At North End Meeting

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'We Deserve To Live Well': Residents Address Landlord Issues At North End Meeting

- Residents from a network of subsidized housing in the North End gathered Tuesday to air their grievances against the property owner they say is neglecting them. Tenants of the Clay Arsenal Renaissance Apartments joined faith leaders in organizing the meeting at Shiloh Baptist Church on Albany Avenue. They were brought there by the Rev. Ashley "AJ" Johnson, a member of the Christian Activities Council that has been fighting to make their plight public
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Portland's controversial renter protection rule legal, judge rules

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Portland's controversial renter protection rule legal, judge rules

- Portland's rule requiring landlords to pay relocation costs to renters they evict or hand rent increases that force them to leave is legal, Multnomah County Circuit Court Judge Henry Breithaupt ruled Friday. His strongly-worded ruling marked a major loss for landlords. Two Portland property owners sued the city in February after the City Council passed a rule forcing landlords to pay from $2,900 to $4,500 to tenants they evict without cause or who must move as a result of their landlord raising their rent by 10 percent or more in one year
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Public Advocate Letitia James to reveal banks backing property owners on 'Worst Landlords' list
Public Advocate Letitia James to reveal banks backing property owners on 'Worst Landlords' list You’ve met New York City’s worst landlords — now meet their banks. Public Advocate Letitia James will roll out a list of the financial organizations backing the property owners on her office’s “Worst Landlords Watchlist” Tuesday — with 10 banks lending more than $300 million in mortgages for landlords who landed on the list. James’ office reached out to the banks asking them to change the way they loan to landlords flagged by her office — taking it into account when considering a loan along with current violations, hazardous conditions or harassment findings   Read More ...
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Lowell Property Owners Feud With Tenant Over Heating Oil Spill
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   Read More ...
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Realtor of the Week: Mark Maniha has large base of repeat clients, referrals
Realtor of the Week: Mark Maniha has large base of repeat clients, referrals After Mark Maniha, a Realtor with John Daugherty, Realtors graduated from Texas A&M, he went to work, with one goal in mind. "I was always interested in real estate, and my goal was to work for John Daugherty, Realtors. The values, customer care and everything about the company impressed me," Maniha said. Shortly after college, Maniha interviewed with John Daugherty but due to being a new Realtor, he was not hired   Read More ...
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UK estate agent draws map of where to live to avoid ‘nuclear impact zone’ – then says sorry
UK estate agent draws map of where to live to avoid ‘nuclear impact zone’ – then says sorry A British real estate agent that drew up a map of where to live in the U.K. to avoid "any nuclear impact from World War Three" has apologized for the stunt. Its publication comes as President Donald Trump ramps up rhetoric against North Korea, today saying that the U.S. military is "locked and loaded" should leader Kim Jong Un "act unwisely"   Read More ...
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Portland landlords appeal ruling upholding renter protection rule
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   Read More ...
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$350-million price for U.S.'s most expensive home gets mixed reviews among agents
$350-million price for U.S.'s most expensive home gets mixed reviews among agents It’s the most expensive home to hit the market in the U.S., but does it live up to its $350-million price tag? Real estate agents from across the country share their thoughts on Chartwell, the Bel-Air estate of late billionaire businessman A. Jerrold Perenchio, and its chart-topping listing. I can’t think of a better home in Los Angeles. I can’t think of a better property than this one   Read More ...
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Police: Oklahoma real estate agent run over in own driveway
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   Read More ...
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Man killed in N.W. Oklahoma City neighborhood identified as local real estate agent
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   Read More ...
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With Merger Deal, Blackstone, Starwood Bet on Being America’s Biggest Home Landlord
With Merger Deal, Blackstone, Starwood Bet on Being America’s Biggest Home Landlord Two of the country’s largest rental-home owners, Blackstone’s Invitation Homes and Starwood Waypoint Homes have agreed to merge in a deal that would create a giant landlord with roughly 82,000 homes in 17 metro areas.   Read More ...
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Drones becoming popular in real estate market
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San Diego homeownership slips further out of reach
San Diego homeownership slips further out of reach San Diego was one of the most expensive regions for home buyers in California in the second quarter of this year, with just 26 percent able to comfortably purchase the median-priced house, said a report from the California Association of Realtors released Wednesday. The Realtor organization calculates affordability by comparing the median, single-family home price to the number of households earning the minimum annual income needed to make payments after purchase   Read More ...
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CCU grad accidentally texts Columbia real estate agent, social m - | WBTV Charlotte
CCU grad accidentally texts Columbia real estate agent, social m - | WBTV Charlotte 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   Read More ...
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CCU grad accidentally texts Columbia real estate agent, social media loves response
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   Read More ...
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Rockford housing market enticing for young professionals
Rockford housing market enticing for young professionals Some Rockford realtors say young professionals are helping the Rockford-area's real estate market. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the median price of homes in Rockford is 60 percent less than the national average. Realtors say that's enticing for young people. "They can afford to buy a home and for industries that are looking to recruit here, their employees can actually---most all employees will be able to purchase their own home," said Steve Bois, CEO of Rockford Area Realtors   Read More ...
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Young professionals moving into Rockford housing market
Young professionals moving into Rockford housing market New students in our area are part of a growing trend of more young professionals in Rockford. "We've created kind of an ecosystem to continue to develop talent for our local industries in the region to thrive," said Rockford Area Realtors CEO Steve Bois. Rockford area realtors say that's helping the real estate market. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the median price of homes in Rockford is 60 percent less than the national average   Read More ...
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This school district asked real-estate agents to help rekindle its reputation
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   Read More ...
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NYC residents taunted by ex-doctor claim landlord used them as ‘human bait’ to build eviction case: suit
NYC residents taunted by ex-doctor claim landlord used them as ‘human bait’ to build eviction case: suit A trio of Upper West Side residents are out of patience with a disgraced doctor they claim has been stalking and tormenting them thanks to their landlord’s attempts at evicting the former physician, according to a lawsuit filed Friday. Susan Bond, Elizabeth Pollack and Sarah Weiss claim in court papers they “are unable to enter or exit their apartment, entertain guests, wait for the elevator, take out the trash and generally go about their lives without fear   Read More ...
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Property owners to foot bill for Guthrie officer’s back pay
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   Read More ...
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Maine landlord runs over tenant for digging up plants
A Maine landlord on Monday used a tractor to run over a tenant he planned to evict, after that person and another tenant dug up plants in the landlord's yard, police said. York County Sheriff Bill King said Leslie Dennis, 64, was arrested and charged with aggravated assault. Dennis had contacted the sheriff's office earlier that day, saying his tenants were digging up his plants, and deputies told him that it was a civil issue, The Journal Tribune reported   Read More ...
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5 Western Maryland homes for under $300K
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   Read More ...
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Commercial real estate broker Roger Haney, 85, was an avid reader and sportsman
Commercial real estate broker Roger Haney, 85, was an avid reader and sportsman Omaha commercial real estate broker Roger Haney assembled land for big and small industrial parks, and was an avid sportsman, hunter and preservationist. “He was a lovely man,” said his wife of 49 years, Bea Haney, adding that he loved traveling to see “nesting eagles, the dancing grouse, buffalo herds, mountain elk or his beloved sandhill cranes.” Haney, who was 85, died Friday at home from pneumonia   Read More ...
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‘My turn’: Mom/real estate agent/runner Vaughn makes worlds
‘My turn’: Mom/real estate agent/runner Vaughn makes worlds DENVER | Her training runs involved pushing a jogging stroller loaded with enough snacks to keep her toddler content. Her core workouts featured exercises as her kids climbed on her back or even joined her. Her schedule sometimes got thrown off for potty training. This is the program that allowed Sara Vaughn, mother of three, real estate agent and burgeoning 1,500-meter runner at 31 years old, to earn a spot for the world championships in London this week   Read More ...
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'My turn': Mom/real estate agent/runner Vaughn makes worlds
'My turn': Mom/real estate agent/runner Vaughn makes worlds This is the program that allowed Sara Vaughn , mother of three, real estate agent and burgeoning 1,500-meter runner at 31 years old, to earn a spot for the world championships in London this week. She even borrowed a line from her youngest daughter for inspiration at U.S. championships in June with the third and final spot on the line: "My turn   Read More ...
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Freddie Mac may help fill need for affordable rental homes
When the government-controlled mortgage-finance giant Fannie Mae agreed this year to guarantee a $1 billion financing deal for one of the biggest private-equity-backed landlords in the United States, the move prompted an outcry. Housing advocates and legislators questioned why the landlord, Invitation Homes, which is controlled by the Blackstone Group, needed such low-cost financing, especially on the eve of an initial public offering through which Invitation Homes raised $1   Read More ...
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Realtor.com names Kingwood one 10 most affordable towns with the best elementary schools
Realtor.com names Kingwood one 10 most affordable towns with the best elementary schools Kingwood is the only Texas community named among the 10 most affordable housing markets with top elementary schools by realtor.com Thursday. "When searching for a new home, finding something affordable in a good school district with family friendly features, such as large backyards, tops the list of homebuyer priorities," said Javier Vivas, manager of economic research for realtor.com. "These markets offer strong public schools and affordable homes, making them a great fit for homebuyers with elementary school-age children   Read More ...
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Administrator appointed to oversee some of embattled Minneapolis landlord's properties
Administrator appointed to oversee some of embattled Minneapolis landlord's properties A Hennepin County judge has appointed an administrator to oversee 17 apartment complexes owned by a Minneapolis landlord under fire by tenants and city regulatory authorities. The receivership covers more than a quarter of Stephen Frenz's properties in Minneapolis and includes 436 apartment units. Frenz's attorney, Malcolm Terry, filed a motion last Friday asking for a stay of the order pending an appeal, but there is evidence the receiver has already notified tenants it is now collecting rents   Read More ...
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Reno Police to Train Property Owners to Prevent Drug, Illegal Activities
Reno Police to Train Property Owners to Prevent Drug, Illegal Activities Community Action Officers with the Reno Police Department will offer free training to owners and/or property managers of multi-housing units as part of the national Crime Free Multi-Housing Program. The Reno Crime Free Multi-Housing Program is designed to help residents, owners, and managers of rental properties keep drugs and other illegal activities out of their area. This program is direct and solution-oriented   Read More ...
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Evacuation order lifted for property owners threatened by Lodgepole Complex fire
Evacuation order lifted for property owners threatened by Lodgepole Complex fire An evacuation order in place since Friday for some Garfield County property owners threatened by the Lodgepole Complex fire was lifted on Tuesday afternoon. "So far it sounds like things are continuing to go well today on the firefighting front," said Tim Engrav, public information officer for Rick Connell's Western Montana Type 2 Incident Management team, speaking at around 4 p   Read More ...
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Real estate agent shares how he lost 65 pounds in 6 months
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Garfield County evacuation order for property owners threatened by Lodgepole Complex lifted Tuesday
Garfield County evacuation order for property owners threatened by Lodgepole Complex lifted Tuesday An evacuation order in place since Friday for some Garfield County property owners threatened by the Lodgepole Complex fire was lifted on Tuesday afternoon. "So far it sounds like things are continuing to go well today on the firefighting front," said Tim Engrav, public information officer for Rick Connell's Western Montana Type 2 Incident Management team, speaking at around 4 p   Read More ...
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Landlord Raised Rents for Renovations Never Done, Lawsuit Says
Landlord Raised Rents for Renovations Never Done, Lawsuit Says Photo Randy Garcia thought she might be paying too much for her rent-regulated apartment in Washington Heights in Manhattan: about $1,800 a month. It was more than she could afford with her job handling medical records. Eventually she asked the state for a history of rent increases on the apartment. She learned that the landlord, Bronstein Properties, had almost doubled the rent four years earlier, to $1,425 from $761   Read More ...
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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 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   Read More ...
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What is your home worth? Realtors and appraiser dispel 6 myths
What is your home worth? Realtors and appraiser dispel 6 myths Both realtors and appraisers have a say in a home's value. "The appraisal is designed to protect the bank so the bank doesn't loan too much money for a property. When the appraiser visits the home, they're comparing it to other similar homes using square-footage, finishes, the age of the home, the condition, the location, etc.," says Jodi Tollefson, president of Fargo-Moorhead Area Association of Realtors   Read More ...
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Freddie Mac follows Fannie Mae to rental market, with affordability as goal
Freddie Mac follows Fannie Mae to rental market, with affordability as goal When the government-controlled mortgage finance giant Fannie Mae agreed this year to guarantee a $1 billion financing deal for one of the biggest private-equity-backed landlords in the United States, the move prompted an outcry. Housing advocates and legislators questioned why the landlord, Invitation Homes, which is controlled by the Blackstone Group, needed such low-cost financing, especially on the eve of an initial public offering through which Invitation Homes raised $1   Read More ...
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Downtown property owners stick by meters
Downtown property owners stick by meters BRIDGEPORT — An influential coalition of downtown property owners — members include various developers like Kim Morque and Phillip Kuchma, Forstone Capital and People’s United Bank — has endorsed the controversial new parking meters. The Downtown Special Services District, which works to make the neighborhood more “welcoming”, in a letter to city officials favored retaining the new technology, including the cameras used to catch and ticket people for not paying   Read More ...
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7 questions to ask a real estate agent before you commit
7 questions to ask a real estate agent before you commit So you're looking for a real estate agent. You're buying a home, selling a home or perhaps both. And you know the real estate agent you choose could make or break things for you — including your bank account and your sanity. This is a big decision. You'll want to choose wisely. Where do you start? "I've found that word of mouth is the best," said Debbie Tyree, an insurance broker who lives in Glen Haven, Colo   Read More ...
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Foreign landlords shun UK property market after tax hikes
Foreign landlords shun UK property market after tax hikes Overseas landlords are moving out of the U.K. property market in search of pastures greener, according to new research which suggests the number of international investors who own property in the U.K. has fallen to a new low. Just 5 percent of British homes now have overseas owners, down more than half from the 12 percent seen seven years ago, the research released Monday by real estate firm Countrywide showed   Read More ...
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Evicted Tenants Allegedly Burn Down Landlord’s House, 2 Children Dead In Fatal Washington Blaze
Evicted Tenants Allegedly Burn Down Landlord’s House, 2 Children Dead In Fatal Washington Blaze A Washington house fire was allegedly started by two evicted tenants, Kim Hughes, 32, and Jaramy Chism, 24, according to People. The blaze happened in Skagit County on Saturday around 2:30 a.m. and firefighters worked until dawn battling the flames. Two young children died in the fire after their mother was unable to save them. The landlord and father of the children told investigators that Kim Hughes threatened him one week before the blaze   Read More ...
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Property values sharply rising in Webb County, appraisal district says
Property values sharply rising in Webb County, appraisal district says Each year, most property owners in Webb County pay thousands of dollars in taxes. Even if a home in Laredo was valued at just $100,000, the property owner paid at least $2,600 in taxes in 2016. If a home was valued at $200,000, the owner paid over $5,000. The property taxes that homeowners pay are determined by how much the appraisal district says land and buildings are worth and the tax rates that local government entities each set   Read More ...
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