On Thursday, a huge real estate company with a big Triangle presence posted a “sold” sign in its own front yard. But a massive deal involving two of the country’s biggest residential real estate outfits is not expected to impact local agents and operations, key officials say.

Long & Foster, Fonville Morisey’s parent company, has been acquired by HomeServices of America, an affiliate of Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway. HomeServices, based in Minneapolis, serves markets across the United States…

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