Housing

Housing

Clearview construction could start next year

CHAMPAIGN — New residential development is planned for the land near the High School of St. Thomas More, and could be underway later this year if plans are approved by the city.

Building permits, July 12, 2015

Listed are 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

Nova Group, alteration to retail space at Schnucks, 109 N. Mattis Ave., $1,300,000.

John Roska: The law on tenants and deposits

Q: How can I make sure I get my deposit back when I move out? My landlord has a bad reputation for not returning deposits.

A: Don't owe any rent, don't cause any damages and clean thoroughly. And take pictures. That won't guarantee you'll get your deposit back, but it will greatly improve your chances.

Hotel back on market

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URBANA — Five years after purchasing what is now known as the Urbana Landmark Hotel, developer Xiao Jin "XJ" Yuan is giving up and has placed the 92-year-old building on the market.

June home sales spike over '14

CHAMPAIGN — June home sales in the Champaign County area were up substantially from a year earlier, according to the Champaign County Association of Realtors.

The number of homes sold in June was up 13.6 percent from 2014, while dollar sales volume was up 15 percent, figures from the association's Multiple Listing Service show.

Building permits, July 5, 2015

Listed are 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

Whittenberg Construction Co., new multifamily residence (Latitude Building A) at 608 E. University Ave., $21,242,015.

Almost no room at the inn — for smoking

If you're a smoker visiting Champaign County, you'll be hard pressed to find a hotel that will let you light up indoors.

Building permits, June 28, 2015

Listed are 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

KAP Architecture, repair/replace guardrail at multifamily residence at 102 E. Gregory Drive, $50,000.

Campus Marriott will have first guests next week

CHAMPAIGN — The Marriott TownePlace Suites hotel in Campustown expects to welcome its first guests next week, according to the company that developed the building.