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Everett Craig Williams, a real estate entrepreneur, is spending 20 years behind bars for swindling thousands of dollars from investors, according to an article written by L.M Sixel at the Houston Chronicle. Williams used investor money to finance his personal expenses.

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Increasing rent prices leave many American families struggling to afford housing, but Senate Democrats have introduced new legislation to help alleviate that stress. The Rent Relief Act will award refundable tax credit to renters that pay more than 30% of their gross income on rent, including utilities.

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Just as America's population growth moved west from the Atlantic, real estate appreciation is trending in that direction, too. According to projections from Veros released last month, a graph of the nation's highest-appreciating Metropolitan Statistical Areas through May 2019 might look like a wave cresting towards the West Coast.

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Boston Capital Real Estate Partners, the 3rd largest apartment owner in the U.S., just closed the Boston Capital Income and Value U.S. Apartment Fund. The fund has enough juice to add $350 million of apartments to the Boston Capital empire.

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For no charge, RealPage is offering its rent and occupancy data on millions of U.S. apartments for free, citing the importance of data to due diligence and competition in the multifamily market. Visitors can access the data through the "Explore" feature on RealPage's website.

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A study conducted by economists at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and the University of Miami indicate a 95% decrease in home purchases by shell companies and other corporate entities in Miami-Dade County, according to an article by Nicholas Nehamas and Rene Rodriguez for the Miami Herald. However, there is speculation that shell companies are now “substituting” new ways to buy property.

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For the first time in nearly seven years, the American Land Title Association will soon have a new leader. The trade group, which represents more than 6,200 title insurance companies, title and settlement agents, independent abstracters, title searchers, and real estate attorneys, announced this week its longtime CEO, Michelle Korsmo, is stepping down to move to a vastly different industry.

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HousingWire created the engage.marketing event because we recognize that for mortgage and real estate companies, the difference between success and failure is razor thin. The current environment makes it crucial for businesses to really connect with customers, but exactly what that looks like is often unclear. That's why we're excited to announce that Ryan Serhant, the wildly successful real estate broker featured on Bravo's "Million Dollar Listing New York" will headline the event in September. 

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HUD announced it is awarding $144 million to be divided into five communities for revitalization efforts. The money will be awarded to redevelop severely distressed public or assisted housing, as well as the surrounding neighborhoods.

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Reali, a flat-fee real estate startup that boasts it can sell a house in the San Francisco area for as little as $950, is planning to expand into Southern California and beyond, thanks to a $20 million injection of funding.

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Selling Your Home? Consider These Five Landscaping Ideas
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Remake Your Garage With These Essentials
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International Housing Show Opens Local and Chinese Markets to Agents
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Goodbye, Saving. Why Not Crowdfund Your Down Payment Instead?
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Do All HOA Rules Have To Be Enforced?
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Building Your Home Equity Now
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Making Cost-Cutting A Priority In Your HOA
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Cultivating Goodness In A Real Estate Office
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5 Steps For An Easy And Impactful Kitchen Makeover
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Home buyers love kitchen islands. Make it the showpiece of your kitchen.

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Home stager: Libby Paulson with Preferred Staging The home: Paulson staged this remodeled, single-family country estate in Gaithersburg, Md., which featured cathedral ceilings, a two-story stone fireplace, gourmet kitchen, formal living and dining room, two staircases, and a walkout basement with full kitchen and bath. The home is listed at $709,500. Paulson’s tips: 1. Greenery is […]

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Whether you’re selling your own home or staging a home for your seller, paying attention to industry trends can go a long way toward ensuring a fast and successful sale.

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We’ve seen brass fixtures gradually coming back over the last few years, and the trend is only getting bigger. See how golden brass tones can warm up some of your décor.

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The front porch is making a comeback, and the younger generation is bringing an interesting spin to this iconic home feature.

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View inside this single-family home in Essex County, N.J., to see how real estate pros and stagers Amy Burke and Katie Miedler transformed this property and showcased it as "fresh, updated, classic, and timeless."

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Color forecaster Pantone cited geometric patterns as one of the top home design trends to watch in 2018. Shapes and, in particular, circular ones are being showcased in more home decor.

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The keys are in your buyer's hands! They've gone through the process ... the search, deciding, inspection, stress, closing, and finally, the elation of buying a new home. Now, they have to make it their own. Here's how.

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Does your listing’s lighting need a contemporary makeover? Edison bulbs may be the answer. These clear glass light bulbs, in which the center is exposed, can make your lighting stand out.

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Have a home you recently staged that you'd like to show off here at Styled Staged & Sold? Check out this staged property from Cyndi Ryan with Staging Gracefully, Middle River, Md.

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Pass these tips on to homeowners so they can get equipped for a storm, flood, or hurricane.

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The site launched several enhancements this week to improve load times and enable side-by-side listing comparisons, among other items.

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Judges say the Federal Housing Finance Agency, which is run by a single director, is “unconstitutionally insulated from executive control.”

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Mortgage rates barely budge, giving borrowers some breathing room in their real estate search, Freddie Mac reports.

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Congress has until July 31 to extend the National Flood Insurance Program or risk a lapse in coverage for 5 million homeowners.

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Limits on their home insurance policies are too low to cover the full cost of repairing or rebuilding.

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In June, housing starts fell by 12 percent—a sign that prospective buyers are becoming more hesitant toward rising housing costs and shrinking inventory.

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A smartphone that boasts a bendable screen is expected to hit the market early next year. Could this jumpstart a new category of devices?

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Faced with sluggish population growth, some metros are making enticing offers to gain new residents.

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Lawmakers in four Northeastern states say the cap on certain local and state deductions is unconstitutional.

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