Author Archives: Real Estate Briefs

Couple sues Google, saying pictures on ‘Street View’ violate privacy (access required)

PITTSBURGH—A western Pennsylvania couple has sued Google Inc., saying pictures of their home on its Web site violate their privacy and devalued their property. Images of the home Aaron and Christine Boring bought in the Pittsburgh suburb of Franklin Park ...

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New low for pending home sales in February is latest sign of problems (access required)

WASHINGTON—Homeowners and investors hunting for any indication that the housing market has bottomed out didn’t get it last week, as the latest home sales data from a real estate trade group moved that sign further down the road to recovery. ...

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Industry’s hand seen in housing measures before Congress (access required)

WASHINGTON—Even supporters acknowledge that the Senate’s housing bill is a partial fix for growing problems in the residential real estate market. That’s why congressional Democrats are rolling out more aggressive responses, most prominently a plan for the government to insure ...

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Stafford County considers ‘family’ rule for single-family homes (access required)

STAFFORD—Stafford County supervisors said a proposal to limit the number of unrelated people who can live in a single-family home is not directly aimed at day laborers or illegal immigrants. The Board of Supervisors considered amending the zoning ordinance on ...

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