Items Tagged with 'Georgia'


Clayton Homes buys Georgia homebuilder for $50 million

Chafin Communities becomes part of Berkshire Hathaway empire
Clayton Homes, a manufactured home builder that is part of Warren Buffet’s Berkshire Hathaway, is buying Chafin Communities, a Georgia-based residential homebuilder, for $50 million. According to the Atlanta Business Chronicle, which first reported the acquisition earlier Monday, Clayton will receive nearly 1,100 lots as part of the deal.
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Georgia real estate investor pleads guilty to bid rigging in foreclosure auctions

Feds snare ninth real estate investor for auction fraud in Georgia
A Georgia real estate investor pleaded guilty for conspiring to rig bids at real estate foreclosure auctions in Fulton and DeKalb counties in Georgia. According to an announcement from the Department of Justice, Morris Podber admitted that he conspired with other real estate investors to not bid against each other in public foreclosure auctions on certain properties.
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Georgia MLS to send listings directly to Zillow

Becomes latest member of Zillow Partnership Platform
While the Zillow Group may be embroiled in a legal battle with Move over Move-owned ListHub’s decision to terminate its listing agreement with Trulia, that hasn’t stopped Zillow from working to reach agreements with multiple listing services to provide listing data directly to Zillow. The latest to reach such an agreement is the Georgia Multiple Listing Service.
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State of Georgia bans two lenders for employing felons

Employing felons violates Georgia state law
Alabama-based Hometown Lenders and California-based Sun West Mortgage Company have both been ordered to surrender their Georgia mortgage lending licenses and were fined by the Georgia Department of Banking and Finance for the violations.
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