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Realtors: Florida housing set to get 2016 boost

The numbers from 2015 showed home sales and listings healthy
The Florida housing market for 2015 increased by 12.4% from 2014 in single-family home sales. Year-over-year growth in 2015's final quarter was more subdued, signaling a possible return in 2016 to more stable rates of sales growth.
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MBA: New home purchases soared in January

Estimate surpassed expectations
Even though new home purchases dropped 6% in December, for the month of January the Mortgage Bankers Association’s Builder Application Survey shows mortgage applications for new home purchases, increased by 14%.
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These are the top 5 most vacant cities in the U.S.

Not quite ghost towns, yet
The housing market continues to recover from the recent financial crisis. For the month of February, a recent RealtyTrac report shows that vacancy and “zombie foreclosures” are down 4% from a year ago nationwide. However, there are still some minority markets where its increasing.
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Manager of 'predatory' loan modification law firm sent to jail

Michael Nazarinia gets 9 months for role in mortgage fraud scheme
A San Diego businessman will spend the next nine months in prison after being convicted for his role in a fraudulent mortgage loan modification business that presented itself as a “law firm” in order to con more than 1,000 struggling homeowners out of more than $3 million total.
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Los Angeles Rams owner Stan Kroenke purchases massive Texas ranch listed for $725M

It’s larger than New York City and Los Angeles combined
Stan Kroenke, the owner of the Los Angeles Rams, made headlines recently when the NFL agreed to allow Kroenke to move the team from St. Louis to Los Angeles. But the 60 acres that Kroenke owns in Inglewood, California where the team's new stadium will be built pales in comparison to his latest purchase.
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