Couple says they faced discrimination in home appraisal because of wife’s race

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a person standing in front of a building: Abena and Alex Horton requested an appraisal of their Jacksonville, Florida, home.


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Abena and Alex Horton requested an appraisal of their Jacksonville, Florida, home.

Abena Horton and her husband, Alex Horton, recently did what many homeowners do every day: They requested an appraisal to refinance their Jacksonville, Florida, home.

On the day of the appointment, Abena Horton was there to greet the appraiser who would go over their family’s four-bedroom, four-bathroom ranch style home.

But when the Hortons got the appraisal back, they thought the price was shockingly low.

“It clicked in my mind almost immediately that I understand what the issue was here,” Abena Horton said.

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Abena Horton, an attorney, is Black. Her husband,

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Hollywood Power Couple Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi Lists Their Montecito Home for $39.9 Million

Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi are parting with their Bali-inspired estate.


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After less than two years calling it home,
Ellen DeGeneres
and
Portia de Rossi
are ready to part with their Bali-inspired estate in the affluent coastal California enclave of Montecito.

The celebrity power couple listed the expansive single-story spread for $39.9 million on Monday, a price that’s nearly $13 million more than the $27 million that they paid for the home in January 2019 through a trust, records with PropertyShark show.

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Described as “warm and modern, timeless and utterly cool,” the pair appear to have spent their two-year tenure renovating and expanding the property by adding an acre of land, bringing the compound’s footprint to more than nine acres, according to the listing with Riskin Partners Estate Group,

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Worcester Living: With flourishing Broken Creek Vineyard & Winery up for sale, Shrewsbury couple ready for their next adventure – News – telegram.com

For area wine lovers, Broken Creek Vineyard & Winery in Shrewsbury is a hidden gem — the perfect destination for visitors to experience something unique.

Eric and Peggy Preusse bought the property in 2010 and established the 40-acre vineyard and boutique winery in 2015, adding an addition and expanding the winery in 2017.

Luckily for wine drinkers, this small winery has continued in business in a world turned upside down by the COVID-19 virus. News that the couple put the business up for sale is a mix of sadness and joy. The property (saltbox house and winery) listed at $3.35 million in May.

The couple originally bought the property with the idea of having a small winery and selling wine locally. “We never expected it would be so successful,” said Preusse.

The decision to sell the property was a tough one, he said, but the couple had promised each other

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Couple seeks to block sale of ‘Windy City Rehab’ host’s Bucktown home

A couple suing the “Windy City Rehab” team over their “defective” Lincoln Square property filed an emergency motion Thursday for a temporary restraining order to prevent show host Alison Victoria Gramenos from selling her personal home as their lawsuit progresses.



a large brick building: The home at 2308 W. Giddings St. in the Lincoln Square neighborhood is involved in a lawsuit related to the team behind the popular HGTV series "Windy City Rehab."


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The home at 2308 W. Giddings St. in the Lincoln Square neighborhood is involved in a lawsuit related to the team behind the popular HGTV series “Windy City Rehab.”

“The Morrisseys fear Ms. Gramenos is fraudulently attempting to sell and liquidate whatever equity she has in her personal home and transfer the funds to an LLC she co-owns with her boyfriend as a tactic to shield her personal assets from a judgment collection in the Morrisseys’ lawsuit,” the couple said in an emailed statement.

Gramenos’ attorney, Daniel Lynch, called Thursday’s filing “an unusual move to try to control the assets of a single

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