Man Makes Marriage Proposal at Mortgage Lender's Office

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Whatever happened to a romantic evening under the stars as the logical setting to pop the question? Chase Bank mortgage officer Greg Valentino was working on the title paperwork with a couple of homebuyers in Columbus, Ohio, when he asked them if he should list the owners as "single man" and "single woman," according to The Columbus Dispatch.

At that moment, 43-year-old David Brant pulled out a ring and proposed to 31-year-old Cathy Rosenberg, according to the story. She said yes, and they plan to marry Sept. 29.
The loan officer said the experience was a first for him, but there's at least one other real estate precedent: Clifton, N.J., Coldwell Banker agent Grace Iosco told the Clifton Journal that she was in the midst of a closing in July when one of her clients interrupted the proceedings to -- well -- you know....

"My client thought that would be a wonderful 'closing gift' for his girlfriend," Iosco told the paper.

Paying People To Move To Detroit

A program run by the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit is raising funds to provide rent subsidies for people who will live in the city of Detroit, according to the Detroit News.

CommunityNext, an arm of the federation, aims to attract and retain young talent in the area. The rent subsidies will be in the form of $250 a month, up to $3,000 a year, and recipients must host one community event a month, part of a push to add to the quality of life in the city, according to the report.

Read the full real estate roundup at Inman News.

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