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Florida Seeing Rapid Revivals but Still Haunted by Shadow Inventory

As one of the hardest hit states during the real estate downturn, Florida often pops up in market reports as having noticeably higher foreclosure rates and a greater number of underwater homes.

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SF landlord won't let tenant charge electric car

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- With more and more people turning to electric cars, the challenge is becoming getting the vehicle charged up every day. If you're a homeowner, you can just plug it in, in your garage. But for renters, it's not so easy.

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Gastonia approves revised program aimed at improving landlord accountability

After two more months of listening, fine-tuning and tweaking, Gastonia leaders have approved an ordinance aimed at holding landlords more accountable for their tenants’ disorderly behavior.

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Landlords vent over city's quality-of-life program

Mayor Vaughn D. Spencer walked into the lion's den Tuesday night, answering hardball questions hurled by local landlords in the Real Estate Investors Association.

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Landlord discovers former tenant's 'Hoarder Hideout' - Video

MEMPHIS, TN - A Memphis rental property has been dubbed the ‘Dirtiest house in America.'  Imagine spending your life wading through mounds of garbage, drowning in a sea of trash everywhere you turn. It is hard to believe that someone could live like that on a street where neighbors had no idea what was going on in the house next door.

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Maryland Appeals Court Holds Landlords & Owners of Pit Bulls Liable for Attacks

The Maryland Court of Appeals issued an opinion this week that Pit Bulls are inherently dangerous animals and distinguishes Pit Bulls and Pit Bull-mixed breeds from other kinds of dogs.  Previously, victims of attacks filing lawsuits had to show that dogs owners (and landlords) knew the Pit Bull(s) had a history of violent behavior.

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Man seeks to become landlord for sex offenders

ORLANDO, Fla. — One man is planning to bring dozens of sex offenders to Orange County.

 

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Mickey Mantle’s looking to raise money to avoid eviction

The landlord is trying to evict the fan-favorite eatery once owned by the legendary Yankee slugger from its 25-year home on Central Park South for nonpayment of rent.

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Landlord 'tipped' Pasco Housing Authority inspectors

A New Port Richey landlord admitted she routinely "tipped" property inspectors from the Pasco County Housing Authority, even after being told years ago to stop. Three employees confirmed receiving those gifts, but federal investigators said there isn't "sufficient information" to say whether the landlord's generosity earned her preferential treatment.

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Irish American family sue landlord - forced to leave haunted house - Video

An Irish American mother and her family have been forced to flee their home as the things that go bump in the night just got too much for the New Jersey residents.

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Court: Landlords aren't immigration agents

A landlord in Plainfield was sued — in a novel application of federal racketeering laws — by one of the tenants, who claimed the landlord rented apartments without considering a prospective tenant’s immigration status, knowingly renting to undocumented immigrants and accepting flawed documents as proof of legal status.

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Federal government fines Evanston landlord $125,000 for lead warning violations

An Evanston landlord will pay more than $2 million to make 14 properties in Chicago and Evanston lead-safe as a result of a settlement he reached with the federal government Monday.

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EPA Fines Violators of the Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced three enforcement actions for violations of the Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule (RRP) and other lead rules.

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Now renters can screen landlords

Successful entrepreneurs and small business owners are good at spotting trends. More importantly, these individuals have a knack for monetizing while others may miss a golden opportunity.

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Landlord not negligent in pit bull attack

A jury on Thursday decided that a landlord wasn't negligent in how he responded to a vicious pit bull that was owned by his tenants and had bitten two people.

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Bank of America Getting Into the Landlord Business

Bank of America, the nation's second-largest lender, is launching a pilot program this week that will offer a limited number of customers behind on their mortgages to transition from owner to renter.

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Trulia: Rent Prices Climb While Asking Prices Point Towards Recovery

While reports on home prices have been mostly uninspiring, with some flickering of hope here and there, rent prices continue to make significant strides, with rent increasing more than 10 percent compared to a year ago in certain markets, according to findings Trulia released Thursday.

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What an Extension of the Mortgage Debt Relief Act Could Mean

According to a preliminary report released by LPS, 2,060,000 properties are in foreclosure inventory. As of the end of the 2011 fourth quarter, 11.1 million borrowers were reported to be underwater, according to CoreLogic.

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Call for GSEs to Apply Principal Reduction Continues

In a written speech to the National Council of State Housing Agencies on Monday, a Treasury official named a number of measures to address challenges in the housing market, and stressed one solution that has not been applied by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac: principal reduction.

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Fannie and Freddie Set Timeline Requirements for Short Sales

Beginning June 15, real estate agents working with distressed homeowners whose loans are backed by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac should expect to receive a decision on a short sale offer within 30-60 days.

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Head of IMF Calls for Principal Reductions for American Homeowners

The head of one of the world’s most powerful financial policy bodies has tossed her hat into the debate over mortgage principal reductions. Christine Lagarde, managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), says “the housing problem in the U.S. is something that needs to be addressed” and it is “a matter of urgency.”

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