Housing

Building permits, April 20, 2014

Listed are recent permits for all commercial and industrial work, all new single-family and multifamily residences and all residential remodeling over $50,000.

Permits are listed by applicant, location, description and cost.

CHAMPAIGN

Ironwood Builders, new single-family home at 5011 Emmas Way, $280,000.


Numbers backing up Realtors, homebuyers who claim market is finally on rebound

At 9 a.m. March 21, a house went on the market in Savoy's Prairie Fields subdivision.

At noon, Kristy and Gerald Wilson looked at it.

At 5, they made an offer on it.

Then they put their home in Southwood on the market on April 3, a Thursday.

It sold three days later.


Real estate sales by the numbers, 2006-2013

The News-Gazette obtained records for every property transaction in the county from 2006 through 2013 from Champaign County Supervisor of Assessments Stan Jenkins.

From the data:

The seven most active towns in terms of residential sales (condos and duplexes excluded), from highest to lowest: Champaign, Urbana, Mahomet, Rantoul, Savoy, St. Joseph and Tolono.


Building permits, April 13, 2014

Listed are recent permits for all commercial and industrial work, all new single-family and multifamily residences and all residential remodeling over $50,000.

Permits are listed by applicant, location, description and cost.

CHAMPAIGN

Cramer Homes, new single-family home at 1402 English Oak Drive, $746,000.


Urbana officials looking to redevelop townhome site after burn

The Urbana Fire Department will burn the five remaining buildings in a condemned Urbana housing complex on the city's east side on Friday.
     
Local and area firefighters are gaining valuable training as they help the city clear the site of the Urbana Townhomes complex and also save money in demolition costs.


Lot J on campus to close April 16

CHAMPAIGN — A major campus parking lot will close next week as crews prepare to break ground on a six-story hotel and apartment complex just off Green Street.


Planned burn of complex in Urbana delayed by winds

URBANA — A scheduled burn of the remaining five buildings in the Urbana Townhomes complex on Lierman Avenue has been rescheduled for Friday.

The controlled burn originally slated for Thursday has been postponed a day due to high winds being forecast.


Home sales up, median price down from a year ago

CHAMPAIGN — Home sales in the Champaign County area continue to outpace sales from a year ago, according to figures from the Champaign County Association of Realtors.

The association's Multiple Listing Service said 173 homes were sold in March, up from 160 homes in March 2013.

That amounted to $24.16 million in sales, up less than 1 percent from sales in March 2013.


Building permits, April 6, 2014

Listed are recent permits for all commercial and industrial work, all new single-family and multifamily residences and all residential remodeling over $50,000.

Permits are listed by applicant, location, description and cost.

CHAMPAIGN

Signature Construction, new single-family home at 1903 Savanna Drive, $326,000.


Study: C-U among most compact cities in U.S.

CHAMPAIGN — Champaign-Urbana is the No. 5 most compact metropolitan area in the country, according to a study released Wednesday by Smart Growth America, a Washington, D.C. group that advocates for policies countering urban sprawl.


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