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Immigrants Key to Housing (and Economic) Recovery

Interesting story in the Financial Times about how immigrants to the U.S. have not only been key to the housing recovery, they will remain key to the market. It’s based in part on a report from Housing America and the Mortgage Bankers Association. Some

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Smokers’ Homes Don’t Sell — Or Sell For Less (And What You Can Do)

Smoking won’t just kill you — it can also kill a sale. So says a survey of Ontario real estate agents, who found that more than 80% of potential buyers would be either “unlikely” or entirely unwilling to buy a

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San Francisco Suburb Bans Smoking Inside All Condos, Apartments

What do you think?!  Is this smoking ban fair?! In a unanimous vote, the city of San Rafael joins various other California cities to ban smoking inside of any multi-family home. No butts about it, smoking in apartments is illegal

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Condo association turns away families, faces HUD charges

Without federal approval to be senior housing, no one may legally refuse to rent or sell a home to persons based on their familial status. Fair Housing Laws allegedly violated According to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

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HUD adds $2.5 million to help 380 homeless veterans

Obama has said he seeks to eliminate veteran homelessness by 2015, and now adds more funds to help make that a reality. Additional funding for homeless vets U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Shaun Donovan and U.S. Department of

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Anti-war activist denies housing to combat veteran

Veteran denied housing Sgt. Joel Morgan has served multiple tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan alleges that his service protecting America has kept him from renting an apartment, as he was turned down for housing by 63 year old

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Woman fights eviction threats for displaying American flag

In America, displaying the flag is a tradition on Memorial Day and other military-related holidays, but this year, one woman could lose her home for doing so. Patriotism and eviction While everyone understands that apartment communities must have aesthetic standards,

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