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Industry mourns loss of Robert Bruss

Nation's top real estate writer passes away

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Robert Bruss, the nationally syndicated real estate columnist, author and investing expert read by thousands of consumers, passed away Wednesday at his Northern California home. Bruss was an Inman News columnist and dear friend of the real estate publishing company. He wrote seven real estate columns every week that were published in hundreds of newspapers across the country. For 23 years, Bruss wrote the weekly syndicated "Real Estate Mailbag" question-and-answer real estate column, the "Real Estate Notebook" feature on real estate trends, "Real Estate Law and You" about recent court decisions affecting real estate, and "Real Estate Book Review" features. "This incredible man will be deeply missed," said Inman News founder Bradley Inman. "Bob was a believer in things like home ownership; abiding by the rule of law in real estate; ethics by Realtors and mortgage brokers; and using everything in your power as a consumer to get the service you paid for." Sometimes called the "Dear...