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Disbarred New York lawyer gets 3 years for phony ticket resale, real estate schemes

Fraudulently told investors he'd buy Super Bowl tickets, New York real estate
A disbarred New York attorney will spend more than three years in prison after being convicted on multiple charges stemming from his involvement in a ticket resale fraud scheme and a real estate investment fraud conspiracy that cheated multiple victims out of more than $3 million.
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Home shoppers! Here are 6 tips to help save for your new home

In recognition of American Housing Month
Approximately 52% of Americans plan to buy a home in the next five years, leaving 1,825 days to save anywhere from a 3% to 20% down payment. So you better start saving now! In recognition of American Housing Month, the American Bankers Association Foundation highlighted six tips to help consumers cut costs and start saving.
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Fitch: Brexit could lead to all-time lows for mortgage interest rates

Sub-3.3% interest rate coming?
In the wake of the United Kingdom’s shocking decision to leave the European Union, experts throughout the U.S. housing industry weighed in on the potential impact of the Brexit. The general consensus among those experts is that mortgage interest rates are going down, but just how low? Well, according to analysts at Fitch Ratings, mortgage rates could hit all-time lows as the Brexit dust settles.
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Ballard Spahr hires real estate attorney

Emily Vaias joins as counsel 2 of its offices
Vaias brings not only an extensive work history to the company, but also a lifetime of community service, such as serving on various boards and offering volunteer legal services to the homeless. Here’s more on why Ballard Spahr hired her as counsel for two of its offices.
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NBA players schooled on real estate investing by former stars

Warned to be cautious of "cutthroat" investors
For most NBA players, their playing careers are over just as the rest of us are settling into our chosen professions. The difference between them and us (in addition to, you know, athletic ability) is that, in some cases, they’ll retire with a lot of money and a lot of time on their hands. So what will they do with their money and their time? For some former players, investing in real estate becomes their game of choice, but that game comes with a lot of risk.
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