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  1. US home sales fell in June; would-be buyers can't find homes

    07.24 / 22:02 BostonHerald- RealEstate
    WASHINGTON — Homebuyers faced surging prices and a shrinking number of properties for sale in June — causing the pace of sales to fall.Sales of existing homes slipped 1.8 percent last month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.52 million, the National Association of Realtors said Mon…
  2. Few US cities mandate sprinklers in old residential towers

    07.23 / 22:59 BostonHerald- RealEstate
    HONOLULU — A high-rise fire recently claimed the lives of three people in Honolulu, and the apartment building where the blaze broke out had no fire sprinklers.The tower overlooking Waikiki was constructed in 1971, before sprinkles were required for new construction in the city, a trend echoed in major cities across the U.S.While most cities mandate sprinklers in newly built high-rises, many older residential towers lack the safety measure. Here's a look at policies in some of the c…
  3. Court raps Quicken with $11M penalty in appraisal case

    07.23 / 22:59 BostonHerald- RealEstate
    Quicken Loans arguably has the mortgage industry’s squeakiest-clean image — named by J.D. Power as No. 1 in home loan customer satisfaction for seven years in a row and No. 1 in loan servicing for three years straight.So it might come as a surprise that a federal district court recently levied nearly $11 million in fines and damages against the company for homeowners who the court said were victims of an alleged appraisal tampering scheme by Quicken during the housing boom and bust years in…
  4. Townhouse rich in elegant details

    07.22 / 22:59 BostonHerald- RealEstate
    To appreciate the rich and elegant details inside the seemingly modest townhouse at 21 Trenton St. in Charlestown, you have to slow down.In fact, you have to plain stop as soon as you walk inside. Even the vestibule is a thing of beauty: The double doors — one set with six-over-six transom panes and one with sidelights — and the creamy columns signal what’s to come inside this handsome late 1800s home, listed for $1.65 milli…