Real Estate News – April 11, 2011

Porky’s finds new home in Hastings tourist village (via

A cell tower near the BWCA? (via

‘Orphan’ homeowners groups can cause issues (via

The head of a nonprofit group bought 8 foreclosed houses in north Minneapolis as bidders vied for 300 properties in Minnesota (via

Police continue to investigate the shooting and death of a 27-year-old real estate professional at a model townhome in West Des Moines, Iowa, on Friday (via REALTORMag):

A man has been jailed on charges that he took up residence in a $500,000 western Pennsylvania home without the owner’s permission (via

The Federal Trade Commission reached a settlement with two Florida companies and three individuals who have been banned from the mortgage-relief services business and must relinquish $2.2 million in assets for consumer refunds (via