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Real Estate Headline Dump

Lauren Tyson

Lauren is Movoto's resident Social Media Manager. She takes real estate, Facebook, and mustaches very seriously.

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Don’t have time to search for Real Estate Headlines? That’s alright, we know you’re busy. Check out what we we’re reading in this week’s Real Estate Headline Dump:


David Carter Found Dead In Foreclosed Home As Many As Four Years After Suicide

“The body of the owner David Carter was found on the stairs in a “nearly skeletonized” state after being left there undiscovered for what investigators believe to be up to four years…”


‘Squatter’ Who Claimed McMansion Gets the Boot

“The Texas man who claimed the law of “adverse possession” allowed him to get an abandoned $340,000 home by paying $16 to file a claim is now looking for somewhere else to live…”


Housing affordability highest since 2009

“According to the California Association of Realtors, the percentage of home buyers who could afford to purchase a median-priced, single-family home rose to 55 percent in the quarter…”


How to spot signs of a foreclosure scam

“…the single mother of two received what seemed like an official letter offering help and then a warning in capital letters: ‘If you do nothing, you are risking an eviction within 15 to 30 days’….”


Business Schools Teach Real Estate Despite Troubled Housing Market

“…professors and M.B.A.’s say real estate is one area where business school students can find jobs…”


Homebuyers’ House Tour Includes Dead Body

“A real estate agent in Notting Hill, London thought the homeowner was asleep on the couch when he showed prospective buyers a $1.3 million home. Turns out the owner was dead…”


The Facebook IPO Could Set Silicon Valley’s Real Estate Market On Fire

“With the help of Facebook, Silicon Valley’s hot market is even expected to rub off on some of the fringe towns in the Bay Area that have struggled to recover from a deflated housing bubble…”



The L.A. Home of Kristen Bell Falls into Foreclosure

“Los Angeles home owned by busy as a beaver actress Kristen Bell (House of Lies, Gossip Girl, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Veronica Mars) now appears on online records as a foreclosed property…”


Al Capone’s Chicago Home for Sale

“… the home is on the market for $450,000. Capone, perhaps the most famous gangster of all time, purchased the two-flat home in the Chicago working-class neighborhood of Grand Crossing…”


Jennifer Hudson mansion deal falls apart

“…the purchase never materialized, falling apart just days after that report, apparently because of media attention…”




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posted on: February 10, 2012
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