Real Estate News – April 18, 2011

Military man returns from war to find home foreclosed (via

Richfield dreams big about the old Lyndale Garden (via

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced it will offer several grants to help remove housing-related health hazards — such as lead-based paint removal — from low-income homes (via REALTORMag):

The Federal Trade Commission has mailed 1,410 refund checks totaling an estimated $2.3 million to consumers allegedly defrauded by Home Assure LLC, a so-called mortgage foreclosure rescue service (via

A 49-year-old Champlin, Minnesota woman has admitted to participating in a mortgage fraud scheme involving at least 200 properties, principally in north Minneapolis, and mortgage proceeds of about $35 million (via