Housing

Housing

Building permits, May 10, 2015

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, description, site and cost.

CHAMPAIGN

Andrew Fell Architecture & Design, alteration for Department of Motor Vehicles office at 2010 Round Barn Road, $511,342.

Home sales up for first four months of 2015 vs. 2014

CHAMPAIGN — Champaign County home sales for the first four months of 2015 were running ahead of the same time a year ago, according to statistics from the Champaign County Association of Realtors.

April sales were up only slightly from a year earlier in terms of dollar sales — and were down slightly in terms of number of units sold.

On The Town: Women Build Event

Habitat for Humanity and Lowe's offered training in construction skills for women on April 16, 2015 at the Lowe's Champaign store. The women will use the skills to build a Habitat home later this year.

Building permits, May 3, 2015

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, description, site and cost.

CHAMPAIGN

Armstrong Construction, new single-family home at 4802 Vahalla Drive, $338,000.

Inspection finds violations at housing authority facilities

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Building permits, April 27, 2015

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

CHAMPAIGN

E&T Enterprises of Illinois, new multifamily residence at 408 S. Prairie St., $541,000.

Wallin Gomez Architects, alteration for Wendy's restaurant at 2035 S. Neil St., $250,000.

Bob Swisher: Hit the road for two great shows

Two up-and-coming events that will require a little driving will occur this weekend and next weekend.

One takes place today and Sunday at the Gurnee Antique Market near Six Flags Great America in northern Illinois. The market is having its spring sale with some items up to 35 percent off.

Group names 'Mad Men'-style house in Danville an at-risk property

SPRINGFIELD — A California woman called Danville real-estate broker Nate Byram and told him she wanted to buy 222 Prospect Place sight unseen.

Knowing the offer was probably too good to be true, he said he made sure she knew the house was in Danville, Ill. She thought it was in Danville, Calif.

Showcase of Homes to feature 6 Trails at Abbey Fields houses

CHAMPAIGN — One area of Champaign that has been busy with homebuilding is the Trails at Abbey Fields, where the Home Builders Association of East Central Illinois is preparing to hold its Showcase of Homes this summer.

Raising the roofs: Mahomet leading county in new home construction

MAHOMET — Mahomet easily takes the title of "capital" when it comes to new home construction in Champaign County this year.

The village 8 miles northwest of Champaign-Urbana has had 32 building permits for single-family homes so far this year, according to weekly listings in The News-Gazette.

By comparison, Savoy had 16 so far this year, and Champaign had 14.