Ibn made a post on the official forums, about selling Housing on eBay here.
Turbine’s Customer Service group recently identified and banned several accounts involved with selling AC1 housing on eBay, including accounts controlled by Niro. The villas controlled by these accounts were released into the general market.
Going forward, we will be making it a priority to ensure that eBay vendors and other players who sell housing for real currency do not prevent players from acquiring housing through in-game means.
This came about a month after I interviewed Niro for the SC Weekly. Good news, and about time!