Minneapolis-based Homeservices of America said Thursday it has bought Chantilly, Va.-based Long & Foster Cos., one of the largest private residential real estate companies in the United States.

It’s the latest, and biggest, acquisition by Homeservices, which as part of Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc. empire has been snapping up real estate brokerages and other businesses around the country in recent years.

Long & Foster had been ranked the largest private residential real estate company…

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