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Bat Infestation in Stone Mountain, Ga., Apartment Building

An apartment building in Stone Mountain, Ga., near Atlanta, reportedly is experiencing an infestation of bats. Highland Forest Apartments resident Justin Fleetwood recorded a video with his cell phone of a bat in his 4-month-old daughter's room. "My initial reaction was just to drop everything and get out," Fleetwood... Continue Reading »

10 Best Housing Markets for First-Time Homebuyers

By Andrea V. Brambila As a group, first-time homebuyers are a bellwether of the real estate industry and the economy as a whole. "What helps a first-time homebuyer is having a job and a good income to buy a home -- having hope for the future," said Mark Fleming, chief economist for data aggregator CoreLogic. In order to... Continue Reading »

Woman Nearly Loses Home Over Unpaid Tax Bill That Wasn't Hers

Rita James (pictured above) bought her Atlanta home nearly 50 years ago, and she paid off her mortgage in 1994. So she was flabbergasted when, in 2007, a company called Intown Ventures brought a lawsuit against her claiming that she owed them five years of back rent for living in her own house -- because Intown was... Continue Reading »

13 Historic Homes From the 13 Original Colonies

By Erika Riggs How well do you know your U.S. history? It might have been awhile since your eighth-grade civics class, so we're giving you a brush-up on Colonial events with a real estate twist this Independence Day. From homes of Declaration signers to estates near Revolutionary War battlefields, we're touring 13... Continue Reading »

House of the Day: Kenny Rogers' Estate on Auction Block

Kenny Rogers' house is up for auction. "The Gambler" is taking a gamble with a no-reserve, no-minimum absolute auction on his 150-acre lake house estate in Athens, Ga. The property, which was designed by Rogers himself, was previously listed for $3.5 million. And it's quite the place. There's a private eight-acre... Continue Reading »

Homeowners Associations Get Nasty: Foreclose or Sue to Collect Dues

The story of Army Capt. Michael Clauer's family, whose Frisco, Texas home was sold out from under them after his wife failed to pay -- or sporadically paid -- their homeowners association dues, has opened the floodgates to reports about how brutal HOAs are becoming. The reports are especially troubling during a recession,... Continue Reading »

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