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Federal Judge Throws Out Housing Discrimination and Conspiracy Lawsuit Filed by Multi-millionaire Houston Oil Executive

Federal Judge Kenneth M. Hoyt for the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas dismissed a housing discrimination and conspiracy lawsuit filed by Anthony G. Petrello against Matthew W. Prucka, his wife, their real estate broker,

NAR Survey Shows Strong Desire for Homeownership

According to the results of a National Association of Realtors survey of 3,793 adults conducted online by Harris Interactive, a substantial majority of both homeowners and current renters agree that owning a home is a smart decision over the

New Firm Offers Full Brokerage Services for Domestic and International Properties

The new Houston-based Nsight Realty, LLC, is offering full brokerage services for clients in the United States and Canada who desire to own property abroad. Nsight Realty, founded by Linda Harrington, PhD, Realtor, provides services that guide clients in

Pending Home Sales Continue Uptrend

Pending home sales improved further in December, marking the fifth gain in the past six months, according to the National Association of

2010 Foreclosure Activity Increases in 72 Percent of Major Metros

RealtyTrac recently released its 2010 Year-End Metropolitan Foreclosure Market Report, which shows that foreclosure activity increased from 2009 in 149 of the nation’s 206 metropolitan areas with a population of 200,000 or more. At the same time, the metro

Google Maps to Drop Real Estate Search

Google’s Earth and Maps team announced this week that they will drop the real estate listing search feature from their maps technology due to limited user

National Association of Home Builders Elects Leadership for 2011

Members of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) elected four senior officers to top leadership positions within the federation during the association’s International Builders’ Show in

S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices Show Decline in National Home Prices

Data through November 2010, released yesterday by Standard & Poor’s for its S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices, show a deceleration in the annual growth rates in 17 of the 20 MSAs and the 10- and 20-City Composites compared to what

Alan Patton Joins Hines to Lead New Multifamily Division

Hines, the international real estate firm, announced recently that Alan Patton has joined the company as a senior vice president in the firm’s corporate office at Williams Tower in

Homeownership Now More Affordable Than Renting in 72 Percent of American Cities released yesterday its latest Rent vs. Buy Index which found that it is more affordable to buy than to rent a two-bedroom home in 72 percent of America’s 50 largest

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