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Vermont City to Test Blockchain Technology for Properties

    A city in Vermont plans to test blockchain technology for selected property sales as part of a pilot project with Propy.com, a global real estate marketplace with decentralized title registry.  According to Realtor.com, the city of South Burlington will be using blockchain technology as part of...
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Landlord Fined Exorbitant Fees Over Tenant’s Chickens

Ramona Morales, landlord (Institute for Justice) A landlord in Southern California is part of a class-action lawsuit against the cities of Indio & Coachella over exorbitant fees resulting from actions taken by her tenants who had chickens.  As you might have guessed, there’s a little more to the...
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Happy Chinese New Year!

The contributions of Chinese-Americans to the greatness of this country have been incredible.  Today, February 16th marks the beginning of the Chinese New Year; the Year of the Dog.  If you’re fortunate enough to live in an area of the country with a sizeable population of ethnic Chinese,...
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Airbnb Income Can Now be Counted When Refinancing

A new initiative being developed by Airbnb, in partnership with Fannie Mae and several lenders, would allow homeowners wishing to refinance their homes the ability to count, as income, funds generated from their properties listed on the homesharing site.  According to a recent article on Curbed, Airbnb will...
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U.S. Population is Up 5.90% Since 2010

America is a growing country with boundless opportunity and seemingly limitless potential. Recently, the U.S. Census put out their annual population estimates for the new year.  According to their data, the U.S. population was up 5.9% since the 2010 Census.  And, remember, all those people need a place...
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