Michigan Man Wins $2 Million After Accidentally Buying Extra Lotto Ticket

You have a better chance of being struck by lightning than winning the lottery, but lightning struck twice for one Michigan man who accidentally purchased two lotto tickets with the same numbers. Dearborn Heights, Michigan resident Samir Mazahem walked away with $2 million after mistakenly purchasing an extra ticket. 

The 56-year-old said he was saving his numbers for a single $2 lotto ticket in an app when he slipped up and purchased a second ticket. Both tickets were winners, to the tune of a million each. 

When Mazahem initially made the mistake, he said he was “a little bummed but didn’t think much about it.” That feeling quickly turned around when he went to check his numbers and found he was a winner twice-over. 

“I couldn’t believe it was real,” Mazahem told the Associated Press. “It took several days for the reality to set in that my mistake had

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Man wins $2M after mistakenly buying extra lottery ticket

DEARBORN HEIGHTS, Mich. — In what most people would consider a lucrative mistake, a Detroit-area man who accidentally bought an extra lottery ticket has won two $1 million jackpots.

Samir Mazahem, 56, of Dearborn Heights said he was saving numbers on a lottery app after buying a $2 ticket for the June 9 Mega Millions game. He then realized that he had purchased a second ticket with the same numbers.

“I was a little bummed but didn’t think much about it,” Mazahem said.

Until he recently logged onto the app and found he had two $1 million winners.

“I couldn’t believe it was real,” Mazahem said. “It took several days for the reality to set in that my mistake had paid off to the tune of $2 million!”

He recently claimed his prize and plans to buy a new house and save the rest.

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Tips on buying a foreclosed home

If you’re scanning real estate websites, you’ve likely noticed homes listed as foreclosures or bank-owned properties. Sometimes the prices on these homes can seem like a dream come true, but should you really consider buying a foreclosed home?

Buying a house in foreclosure might seem like a smart way to jump into the real estate market for cheap, but buying a foreclosed home could come with some serious pitfalls. Here are some things to know about buying a foreclosed home.

Related: Do you qualify as a first-time homebuyer?

What is foreclosure?

At its most basic, foreclosure is what happens when a home loan borrower is unable to make the required payments on their loan and eventually goes into default, which forfeits the right to their home or property.

When a buyer borrows money to buy a house, they are entering into a loan agreement for the cost of the house

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Auto auctioneer to expand in South Florida, buying 117 acres in Homestead for $34.75M

An auto auctioneer looking to expand in South Florida has bought 117 acres in Homestead for $34.75 million.


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The Dallas-based company Copart USA bought SouthEnd Industrial at Southeast 36th Avenue and 336th Street., in the Homestead Park of Commerce, according to a news release. The company auctions salvaged and used cars. The company will process and store cars in Homestead.

The site has a 32,950-square-foot warehouse, but can accommodate up to nine other warehouses ranging from 31,860 square feet to 82,460 square feet, according to a brochure.

It is among largest industrial land sales in Miami-Dade County the past few years.

JLL Managing Directors Brian Smith and Audley Bosch and Vice President Matt Maciag represented the seller, Sure Equity.

Brian Smith, Audley Bosch, and Matt Maciag, all with the commercial real estate brokerage and property investment strategies Chicago-based firm JLL, represented the saller Sure Equity Group. Edward Redlich,

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Why buying a second house can put your other life goals to risk

Why buying a second house can put your other life goals to risk

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Why buying a second house can put your other life goals to risk

Prathiba Girish

Have you ever wondered while planning for your future as to why certain assets evoke so much loyalty and attachment? Come to think of it, you may have invested in them dispassionately in pursuit of good returns, but somewhere along the way they may have acquired a persona of their own.

Assets with emotional connect

Real estate and gold are two such assets that have a huge emotional connect. Gold is understandable as, in our culture, if you are sell physical gold, people assume that you face really hard times. Other forms of gold such as Gold ETFs, luckily, are easier to deal with.

But what about real estate? Let me recount a couple of interactions we had in the past few months. One of them was with a woman in her

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How Soon Can You Sell an Owner-Occupied HUD House After Buying It? | Home Guides

For home buyers looking for affordable housing, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) offers several solutions. “HUD homes,” as foreclosed Federal Housing Administration (FHA)- backed homes are called, can be bought at online auction by hopeful home buyers. HUD, of course, has rules for those intending to buy and then occupy a HUD home, including length-of-occupancy requirements. Generally, owner-occupants of HUD homes must live in those homes for at least 12 months before selling them.

HUD Home Requirements

HUD homes are sold exclusively through an online auction system and for a defined “exclusive listing period.” HUD home auctions are initially open to hopeful owner-occupants, HUD-approved nonprofits and government entities on a high bidder system. HUD prefers owner-occupant bidders but allows investor property bidders at various points in its online bidding processes. For HUD owner-occupied homes, a 12-month occupancy period before resale is allowed is mandatory.

Buying HUD

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Can you move house in Tier 3? How new Covid lockdown restrictions affect buying or renting a home

The Government unveiled a raft of new Covid-19 restrictions in October to prevent the spread of Covid-19.

Boris Johnson announced a three-tier system to rank regions in order of how severe numbers of cases of the virus were per 100,000 people over a week-long period.

Tier three – known as the “very high” alert, imposes measures similar to those that were placed across the country at the end of March. It includes a ban on household mixing, all but essential travel and the closure of hospitality venues unable to operate as a take away.

Tier two, which London was placed under last week, is less strict. A ban remains on household mixing, though does mean restaurants and pubs remain open for now under the 10pm curfew times.

One big difference in earlier lockdown strategies and this one is the property market isn’t set

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‘My in-laws are already buying batteries’

As a Philadelphia native, Joe Judge understands full-well the type of reception he’s in for when his New York Giants face off against division rival Eagles on Thursday night.

“I’ll probably buy a helmet too because my in-laws are already buying batteries,” Judge quipped, via NJ.com. “To be honest with you, it’s not my first time going back to Philly as an opposing coach. It’s a great city. It has great, passionate fans. It’s an excellent team. It’s obviously a great rivalry. I grew up watching these games. They were always tough games, blue-collar type games, when the Eagles and the Giants were playing when I was growing up watching the games. Again, you’re so focused on the opponent, the emotion doesn’t really get tied into it. We just know we have a heck of a team we have to match up against.”

Luckily for Judge, it won’t be a

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Buying a home? Consider writing a heartfelt letter to the seller

Buyers are waiving conditions, offering thousands of dollars above asking and writing letters to sellers in an effort to secure homes in an increasingly competitive market.

Josh Davison and his partner Taylor Jones are currently renting a town home in London, Ont., and decided to buy in Strathroy because they could get “more bang for our buck.”

“Even when you add in the extra expenses of commuting, Strathroy just made more financial sense, to move a little bit out of the city and commute back into London, than it did to spend the money for what we’re looking for within London,” said Davison.

The couple’s budget was around $400,00. They made offers on three other homes within hours of seeing them but lost out, despite always offering above the asking price. 

London Morning7:36London’s housing market is still red hot

Realtor Michelle Symons and home buyer Josh Davison share

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Amidst Pandemic-Driven Urban Exodus, Welcome Homes Launches First Fully Digital Home Buying Experience, Bolstered by a $5.35M Seed Round

NEW YORK, Oct. 20, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Today, Welcome Homes announces its official launch as the first fully-online home building, customization and purchasing experience of its kind, with $5.35M in seed financing led by Global Founders Capital. Welcome Homes will use the capital infusion to expand into new markets, while also bolstering its product, sales and marketing initiatives to streamline the home-buying and customization process, cutting by 50% the time it takes to build and move into a dream home, to six months.

Buying a home is considered by many Americans, about 40%, as the most stressful event in modern life with the complexity of finding the right location, managing construction companies, and all the necessary legal and financial protocols. Over the last few months this has only been exacerbated as city dwellers flee urban areas into neighboring suburbs due to the COVID-19 pandemic and its shelter-in-place orders.

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