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Rental company wants end to lawsuit alleging bat-filled home

Dec. 2, 2019 8:41 AM EST

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — A rental company wants a judge to dismiss a lawsuit alleging that one of its properties was filled with hundreds of bats, some dead and dying. The Sun News reports Thomas Real Estate, Incorporated, and property owner James H. Benson Sr. responded to Kennedy Neiderer’s...

9th HOA sues Mississippi real estate firm over missing funds

Dec. 2, 2019 8:26 AM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A ninth homeowner’s association is suing a Mississippi real estate company over missing funds. The Clarion Ledger reports the lawsuits filed against Ridgway Lane & Associates allege the company stole more than $1.6 million from Jackson-area HOA bank accounts. The lawsuits...

Pending US home sales fell 1.7% in October amid short supply

Nov. 27, 2019 10:36 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans signed fewer contracts to purchase homes in October, as would-be buyers struggled to find available properties. The National Association of Realtors said Wednesday that its pending home sales index, which measures the number of purchase contracts signed, fell 1.7% last month....

SD lawmaker who shared ‘All Lives Splatter’ meme resigns

Nov. 26, 2019 5:12 PM EST

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota lawmaker who came under fire two years ago when she shared an “All Lives Splatter” meme on Facebook has resigned. Republican state Sen. Lyndi DiSanto of Box Elder submitted her resignation, a spokeswoman for Gov. Kristi Noem confirmed Tuesday. The Rapid...

NY to investigate housing discrimination on Long Island

Nov. 22, 2019 12:06 AM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York’s governor says the state will investigate discrimination among real estate agents on Long Island in light of a newspaper’s report. Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Thursday announcement follows Newsday’s report that detailed real estate agents on Long...

Macy's weak earnings reflect more trouble at malls

Nov. 21, 2019 5:04 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — There’s more trouble for the nation’s malls heading into the crucial holiday shopping season. A slew of mall-based clothing retailers delivered weak third-quarter earnings reports in recent days, the latest indication of shoppers’ increasing shift online and away from...

Former militia leader pleads guilty to 19 cheating clients

Nov. 21, 2019 4:40 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A former leader of the militia group called 3% of Idaho has pleaded guilty to grand theft after he cheated 19 clients from his former property management company out of about $100,000, prosecutors said. Brandon Curtiss, 45, pleaded guilty Nov. 13 to a felony count of grand theft, the...

US home sales rose 1.9% last month, lifted by lower rates

Nov. 21, 2019 12:25 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans took advantage of lower mortgage rates and purchased more homes in October, though sales were held back by a shortage of available properties. The National Association of Realtors said Thursday that sales of existing homes rose 1.9% last month to a seasonally adjusted annual...

Despite free-flowing kombucha, WeWork tenants feel unease

Nov. 19, 2019 10:35 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The kombucha and beer on tap flow freely. The milk-and-cookie happy hours, yoga sessions and waffle Mondays continue as usual. WeWork’s stock market fiasco has yet to reverberate much for its more than 600,000 tenants, spread across a global empire of gracefully designed co-working...

AG investigates former Missouri National Guard general

Nov. 4, 2019 8:16 AM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Newly obtained records show that the Missouri attorney general is investigating whether the longtime former top general of the Missouri National Guard "misused his office." The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that documents obtained through an open records request show that the...