Ben Carson Sells His Florida Home for Way Below Asking Price: Here’s Why

realtor.com Ben Carson might be a famous former surgeon, presidential candidate, and current secretary of Housing and Urban Development, but that doesn’t mean everything he touches turns to gold. Case in point? He recently sold his house in West Palm Beach, FL, for $920,000—nearly $300,000 below the $1.2 million list price. This had us wondering: What caused him to cave to a […]

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‘Ultimate Housing Insider’ Pam Patenaude Nominated as HUD Deputy Secretary

Chris Graythen/Getty Images Is it a new era for HUD? Pam Patenaude was nominated by President Donald Trump to become deputy secretary of Housing and Urban Development, according to a White House statement released on Friday. The move has been met with resounding applause—and perhaps a collective sigh of relief—by industry insiders who think her background could serve as the perfect […]

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Trump Proposes $6.2B HUD Cut. What Impact Will It Have on U.S. Cities?

Spencer Platt/Getty Images President Donald Trump is wasting no time making good on his campaign promise to slash government spending, as evidenced by the release of his 2018 budget. It faces a long dance through lobbyists and Congress before approval. But once you get past the handful of areas slated for increases—mainly the departments of Defense, Veterans […]

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HUD Nominee Ben Carson Finds a Home of His Own in Virginia

Alex Wong/Getty Images Housing and Urban Development secretary nominee Ben Carson has bought a 6,400-square-foot house in Vienna, VA, according to the Washingtonian. Buyers can get more house for their money in Vienna, a Washington, DC, suburb that’s about 30 minutes (with no traffic) from downtown. Carson’s spacious home sits on 1.5 acres and includes five bedrooms and four full baths. […]

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