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Cops: Ex-Husband Tearfully Confesses to Realtor's Murder

Steven McDowell made a 'remorseful' admission, say police

(Newser) - The No. 1 suspect has admitted to the crime: Police in Texas say Steven McDowell confessed to strangling his ex-wife, realtor Crystal McDowell. He made a "tearful, remorseful confession," says Chambers County Sheriff Brian Hawthorne, per KTRK . The confession actually came over the weekend after several days of... More »

Surprise Find at Open House: Naked Couple

Real estate agent's kids made the unexpected find

(Newser) - The wacky world of real estate-related crime continues with this entry out of Great Falls, Mont., where some young kids busted a couple of slightly older kids in a compromising position, per the Great Falls Tribune . Police reports note that a local real estate agent arrived to set a home... More »

Arkansas Realtor Went to Show Home, Disappeared

Parolee Arron Lewis charged with kidnapping in case of Beverly Carter

(Newser) - An Arkansas real estate agent has gone missing in the vicinity of Little Rock after going to show a home on Thursday. Some 200 volunteers searched for 49-year-old Beverly Carter yesterday and will continue the effort today, CNN reports. Police have arrested Arron Lewis, 33, on kidnapping charges, reports ABC... More »

Families Swap Houses to Beat Slow Market

Buyers and sellers are turning to an unusual alternative

(Newser) - Struggling with a troubled housing market, some would-be sellers are opting for a novel solution: trading houses. The strategy is nothing drastic, ABC News reports—in separate transactions, two families sell their homes to each other. Buyers say the downside is reduced selection—but it can be convenient, and it... More »

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