CHAMPAIGN — A much-anticipated Campustown high-rise project will be cut in half after bids came in about $19 million over the target price, and the city will have to take another look at its involvement when council members meet next week.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Average U.S. rates for fixed mortgages rose sharply this week, making home-buying slightly less affordable.
CHAMPAIGN — A grand opening celebration for the new Eden Supportive Living community in downtown Champaign is scheduled from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.
Refreshments and hors d'oeuvres will be served, tours will be given and entertainment will be provided by the Illini Musical Group and New Orleans Jazz Machine.
I made a recent visit to what is now called Architectural Antiques, 5000 W. 96th St., Indianapolis.
It is owned by Norman and Amy Kanis and is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and closed on Sunday. The Kanises can be reached by two phone numbers: 317-873-2727 or 800-916-6777.
Home beer and spirit making have become popular hobbies. Bars and beverage stores feature a growing range of artisanal spirits and craft brews. Cocktail parties are back in vogue.
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home prices rose more slowly in September than in August, a sign that weaker sales are preventing the kinds of sharp price gains that occurred earlier this year.
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. developers received approval in October to build apartments at the fastest pace in five years, a trend that could boost economic growth in the final three months of the year.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans who signed contracts to buy homes fell in October for the fifth straight month. Higher mortgage rates, price increases and the 16-day partial government shutdown held back sales.
URBANA — The battle between city officials and a landlord continued this week as two more complexes fell to an "F" grade on the city's rental registration list and residents face evacuation if the situation is not addressed.