April is ‘Fair Housing Month,’ for good reason

Just this year fair housing rules were updated to address boom-bust housing concerns. The latest rules now specifically address discrimination by loan servicers and others offering loan servicing and financial assistance. HUD also offers some new technology to deal with an old issue.

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DeadlineNews.Com’s Mark K. Hicks is a man with a plan, historic roots in real estate

DEADLINE NEWSROOM - Mark K. Hicks has a penchant for infographics that deliver pertinent real estate information with a punch. That makes him DeadlineNews.Com's "Infographic Man." Hicks' professional experience is


Infographic: The White House listing

The White House for sale? Not really. But if the historic landmark, 55,000-square-foot mansion home of the First Family was put on the market it would fetch about $110 million


Infographic: MOVOTO’s real estate timeline hits, misses

MOVOTO's real estate timeline infographic misses much - "discovering" America, the Manhattan land grab, the moon landing, DeadlineNews.com's re-launch, etc. A real estate information provider and transaction facilitator, MOVOTO,


Original income tax return displays historic role of real estate as economic cornerstone

With conspicuous inclusion of real property on the income and tax deductions pages, the original 1913 Internal Revenue Bureau (IRB) Form 1040 reveals real estate's historic and prominent


Fair Housing Act a memorial to Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT - On April 11, 1968, President Lyndon Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act of 1968, which was meant as a follow-up


ACORN shellacking just plain nuts

Largely unfounded and often rabid charges that smacked of McCarthyism, led to the demise of one of the nation's staunchest supporters of community development and fair housing. Given the


White House epitomizes multigenerational housing trend

The soft economy gives new meaning to family reunions. More buyers are purchasing homes to accommodate more than one family generation, and households are otherwise doubling up for all

Black History Month: ‘Roots’ in realty history

A little more than 100 years ago, the South's first black millionaire, Robert Reed Church Sr., tapped real estate holdings to purchase the first city bond issued by


White House Open House

President Barack Obama has celebrity status. It's no wonder the nation's First Home is also in the spotlight. The President wouldn't have it any other way. Said First Lady Michelle

NAR economist 'put a positive spin' on doomed housing market

Remember when real estate industry leaders were trashing the media for too many "doom and gloom" stories at the onset of the housing bust? A well-positioned real estate industry


First African-American president ‘In The House’

President-elect Barack Obama created rousing and historic images during the home-coming portion of his rite-of-passage, when the nation's first African-American president walked into the White House, a home

‘Change has come to America’

"The road ahead will be long. Our climb will be steep. We may not get there in one year or even one term, but America -- I have

The 13th floor

Bottom line mentality has institutionalized the real estate industry's irrational fear of the number 13. Based on records of buildings with Otis brand elevators, as many as 85 percent

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