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Home staging with human props (access required)

A Florida firm is taking home staging to a new level. It is providing absentee owners with a real lived-in look using families as “human props” in return for a discounted place to live. The Tampa Bay Times reports staging ...

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Looking for some magic in Aladdin (access required)

Looking for a unique real estate investment? The entire town of Aladdin, Wyo., is for sale for $1.5 million. Aladdin, a former mining town, is about 80 miles northwest of Rapid City, S.D. City limits encompass 30 acres and feature ...

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Homeownership rates continue to fall (access required)

The national rate of homeownership continued its decline during the last quarter. Census data shows that the seasonally adjusted rate of homeownership fell to 64.8 percent in the second quarter of 2014, a drop of 4.6 percentage points since the ...

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Fifth Third Center sold (access required)

Photo credit: Parmenter Realty Partners

Fifth Third Center in Uptown is being sold for $215 million by Parmenter Realty Partners to Cousins Properties. The 30-story, 697,817-square-foot building at 201 N.Tryon St. was purchased by Parmenter Realty Fund IV in 2012 for $163 million. Will Yowell, ...

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