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Ellen Degeneres Sells Off Beverly Hills House

Talk show host Ellen DeGeneres and partner Portia de Rossi have made their next move in the real estate game. This time, the couple sold their Beverly Hills penthouse for a paltry $843,900 – at least paltry compared to their other real estate transactions. Only two weeks ago they listed their California ranch for $10.995 million before bumping up the ...

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How the US Government Shutdown Could Drag Down the Housing Sector Recovery

Beyond the normal inconveniences — interruptions in Medicare, the darkening of the National Zoo’s panda cam — the government shutdown threatens to rain on the one bright spot of the economic recovery: The housing market. Lenders looking to process new mortgage applications will be blocked from basic services, like verifying Social Security numbers and tax return documents from the Internal ...

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Johannesburg’s RMB Westport set to invest $250million in Nigeria’s real estate

In an unprecedented move, Johannesburg-based RMB Westport, South Africa’s second-largest financial-services company, announced the property unit of its investment banking arm has raised $250 million to develop real estate in West Africa. The initial sites will be in Nigeria, Ghana and  Angola. Retail and mixed-use development will be the primary objective. Africa currently has strong demand for high-grade retail and ...

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Social Media Giant Facebook in Real Estate Business

Facebook in Real Estate Business

  Facebook is making a foray into real estate business by partnering with developer St. Anton Partners to build a 394-unit apartment complex within walking distance of the company’s Menlo Park campus. The 10-acre complex, dubbed Anton Melo, will include a sports bar, bike repair shop, yoga center and a pet spa.   Facebook employees will get first crack at ...

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