Obama family voted as America’s most desirable celebrity neighbors

Americans would most like to be neighbors with the Obamas in 2017, according to the 10th annual Zillow Celebrity Neighbor Survey.

Using social media to predict gentrification in neighborhoods

According to researchers in the UK, social media offers a much easier way of keeping up to date with the latest gossip to see which neighborhoods are hot and which are not.

Detroit gets $30M to rejuvenate blighted neighborhoods

The AFL-CIO Housing Investment Trust (HIT) announced that it will invest up to $30 million in the Detroit Neighborhood Home Repair Program, a partnership with leading civic and community organizations to rejuvenate up to 300 single-family homes and properties that have faced decades of blight.

The Best Neighborhoods in Memphis to Raise a Family

When you are looking for the best neighborhoods in the greater Memphis area to live and raise a family, you’re probably looking for low crime rates, good shopping, other nice amenities, and quality schools

RealtyTrac: 21% of Foreclosures are ‘Zombies’

Zombie foreclosures are still haunting the housing market, representing one in every five foreclosures nationally, according to RealtyTrac, a housing data firm.

EveryBlock Shuts Down After 5 Years

If you relied on the popular neighborhood website EveryBlock.com for all the latest news, updates, and discussions on what is happening in your local area, it’s time to find a new resource. To the surprise of many, the website has announced via blog post that it has decided to close its doors, and will no longer be available.

New Orleans to Auction Katrina-Damaged Properties

Several properties in New Orleans are scheduled to hit the auction block this weekend as part of a recovery effort to reclaim real estate damaged by Hurricane Katrina in 2005.  94 properties in 27 neighborhoods throughout New Orleans will be up for sale. Of the 94 homes, at least 20 are vacant, and most are

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Lessons In Developing: Presumption Is A Business Killer

A recent court case in Jacksonville further amplifies why the prospective home buyer is literally begged to do their homework by experts. When real estate developers like Stephen Starke are prone to make multi-million dollar mistakes, so too the single home buyer can foul up big time. A simple phone call is all that is necessary sometimes to prevent losing thousands, even hundreds of thousands of dollars. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of real estate cure.

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