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Allison Payne's former town house listed for $549,500

Chicago Tribune Homes - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 12:15
A two-bedroom Lakeview town house that former WGN-Ch. 9 news anchor Allison Payne had owned for many years until losing it recently to foreclosure has been listed for $549,500.






Converted ComEd substation for sale for $13.9 million

Chicago Tribune Homes - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 12:11
A six-bedroom, 15,000-square-foot house on the Near North Side converted from a ComEd substation was listed Wednesday for $13.9 million.

Former TV anchor Mary Murnane sells Lake Forest house for $1.85 million

Chicago Tribune Homes - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 12:11
Former Chicago TV news anchor Mary Murnane has sold her four-bedroom, 6,238-square-foot Cape Cod-style house in Lake Forest for $1.85 million.






'Climate Ribbon' Puts Wind Behind Miami Project

Wall Street Journal Real Estate - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 11:59
Swire Properties’ “Climate Ribbon,” which uses nature to cool outdoor air, is starting to take form at a $1 billion development in Miami.

Elder Services Offers Home Radon Tests - CapeCod.com News

Radon Tesing News - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 11:48

Elder Services Offers Home Radon Tests
CapeCod.com News
radon BARNSTABLE – Cape Cod homeowners are encouraged to have a home radon test this winter. The tests are being offered by Elder Services of Cape Cod. The agency's RSVP Senior Environmental Corps Volunteer Program is conducting the testing, ...

International Real Estate: Real Estate in Los Cabos, Mexico

The housing market in Los Cabos, Mexico, had been improving but was dealt a setback by the recent hurricane.






Property Values: What You Get for ... $2,000,000

This week’s properties include modern houses in California and Missouri and a Lowcountry design in South Carolina.






Design Notebook: Bathrooms With Full Frontal Views

With walls made of glass, the bathrooms in the penthouse apartments of new Manhattan towers leave little to the imagination. But only the birds will get an eyeful.






Paramount Prices Biggest U.S. REIT IPO

Wall Street Journal Real Estate - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 11:09
Office-building landlord Paramount Group Inc. raised $2.29 billion in its initial public offering Tuesday, becoming the largest-ever IPO by a U.S. real-estate investment trust and helping breathe life into an anemic year for new property stocks.

Living In: Rockville Centre, L.I., an Urbanized Suburb

A once-sleepy village in southwest Nassau County is becoming more walkable and workable through an ongoing “smart growth” program.

Single-Building IPO Is in Works

Wall Street Journal Real Estate - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 10:54
A New York startup, ETRE Financial, plans to take individual buildings public.

Home Builders Hold Off on IPOs

Wall Street Journal Real Estate - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 09:46
Home builders are shelving plans for initial stock offerings after a flurry of deals earlier this year, as the housing market slows and share prices in the sector slump.

SB 16: Southland’s winners, losers

SouthTownStar Newspaper - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 03:17

How Southland school districts would fare under the redistribution of state education dollars as proposed in Senate Bill 16 in its current form: Homer 33C: lose $2.9 million Will 92: lose $1.2 million Lemont-Bromberek 113: lose $1.2 million Manhattan 114: lose $333,000 North Palos 117: lose $2.6 million Palos 118: lose $1.4 million New Lenox 122: lose $2.3 million Oak Lawn-Hometown 123: lose $2 million Evergreen Park 124: lose $872,000 Alsip-Hazelgreen-Oak Lawn 126: lose $1.5 million Chicago Ridge 1271/2: lose $358,000 Palos Heights 128: lose $574,000 Cook County 130: gain $7.17 million Calumet Park 132: gain $402,000 Orland 135: lose …

Radon gas tests to be offered to Gloucestershire households - BBC News

Radon Tesing News - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 22:31

BBC News

Radon gas tests to be offered to Gloucestershire households
BBC News
People living in "hotspots" for radon are to be offered free tests for the naturally-occurring radioactive gas. About 18,000 households in areas of Gloucestershire where the risk of radon is highest are to be written to by Public Health England (PHE ...
Public Health England to scan thousands of homes in Gloucestershire for ...Gloucestershire Echo
Lung cancer time bomb for the CotswoldsWestern Daily Press

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SD 142 official to pay his contract buyout

SouthTownStar Newspaper - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 22:30

The new technology director in Forest Ridge School District 142, Brian Skibinski, has decided to personally pay for the buyout of his prior contract with Palos Heights District 128, according to District 142 school board president Judith Schramm. A standing-room-only crowd showed up at Tuesday night’s District 142 school board meeting, angered by revelations that the board was prepared to pay the buyout and Skibinski’s legal fees when the district was not in danger of being sued. Before his decision, Skibinski faced a breach-of-contract lawsuit from District 128 for not paying the buyout. Schramm blamed a “miscommunication” for the controversy …

Plaza Hotel Sale Draws Crowd, but Deal Is Elusive

Wall Street Journal Real Estate - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 20:27
A blue-chip roster of real-estate investors, financial firms, and even a Grammy-winning rap artist are angling to buy New York’s landmark Plaza Hotel, but the owner, India’s Sahara Group, has been playing hard to get.

Recent Commercial Real Estate Transactions

Notable properties that have been recently listed for sale, sold or leased.

Expert on future of mortgage rates

BankRate - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 19:00
A professor says many forces should help keep mortgage rates in check next year.

5 reasons to shop Black Friday with a credit card

BankRate - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 19:00
There are lots of reasons to use your credit card on Black Friday, and one very good reason not to.

Lender-paid mortgage insurance: Pros and cons

BankRate - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 19:00
With lender-paid mortgage insurance, you can save money -- for a while.

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