Home Properties Acquires Two Apartment Communities

Home Properties Inc. has revealed details about its purchase of two apartment communities:  The Gates of Deer Grove in Palatine, IL. for $20.2 million and The Courts at Dulles in Herndon, VA. for $92.75 million. With these transactions, Home Properties purchases for 2011 have reached $500.8 million. On November 30, Home Properties purchased The Courts

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Top Housing Official Jumps Ship For Lobbying Job

Last week David H. Stevens announced he would step down as commissioner of the Federal Housing Administration, and this week its being announced that he will be named the next chief executive of the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA). During his two-year stint in the Obama administration, he was a key adviser on housing-finance policies. He will succeed John A. Courson, a former mortgage banker who took the helm of the MBA in 2008. Mr. Courson’s departure is seen as a unexpected upheaval to a trade association that has had an extremely vociferous three year period.

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