US real estate agent accused of selling real estate illegally

JACKSONVILLE, Fla.— A Florida real estate broker accused of illegally selling his own property was sentenced to three years in prison Thursday for selling his home in the upscale neighborhood of Jacksonville to someone who never lived there.Judge Richard G. Smith sentenced James B. Harkness, 59, to three and a half years in state prison

How the Nashville realtory market went from $2 billion to $15 billion in less than a decade

By Mark BermanThe real estate industry is the world’s biggest funder of politics.As with any big-money industry, the financial world of real estate has been a hotbed of speculation and influence.For the past few years, realtoring has seen its share of scandals and controversies, as the real estate sector has become a vehicle for the