Housing

Housing

Bob Swisher: A dismal showing in LeRoy

As promised last week, this is my report on my absentee bidding at the Fricker Auction House in LeRoy.

It was not a performance that I am proud of. I left a bid on 11 items and only came home with three.

That is far from a major league showing, and I paid full price on all three items. That is rather bush league.

Sandra Mason: Prime time for bargains

After-Christmas sales are everywhere with deals on sheets, shoes, TVs and holiday adornments.

Search systematically, and you may just find great after-Christmas plant deals. Those charming plants decorated for the holidays make great year-round houseplants.

Building permits, Dec. 21, 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, description, location and cost.

CHAMPAIGN

Apartment complex considered for downtown Champaign

CHAMPAIGN — One Main Development is considering building a five- or six-story apartment complex on the northeast corner of Neil and Washington streets, company President Dave Jones said Thursday.

John Roska: Working in exchange for rent

Q: My landlord and I agreed when I moved in that I'd work in exchange for rent. I painted and did plumbing and electrical repairs. Now the landlord won't give any credit and says I owe rent. How do I make her give me the agreed-upon credit?

A: You probably can't, unless you can prove "the agreed-upon credit." If there's no agreement, there's no credit.

Building permits, Dec. 14, 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, description, location and cost.

CHAMPAIGN

Illinois American Water, new water treatment plant/administration and chemical building at 1609 N. Mattis Ave., $6,162,000.

From horses to hardwood

ARCOLA — When Jeff and Lisa Edwards built a pole-barn 14 or so years ago for her two horses and a colt they boarded they never thought they would end up living there.

Official pitches senior housing in Fisher

FISHER — For the second time this year, representatives from the Housing Authority of Champaign addressed the Fisher village board about bringing affordable housing to the village.

Affordable senior housing proposed in Gifford

GIFFORD — The Gifford Village Board is considering a proposal from local developers to build affordable senior housing on the north end of town.

Building permits, Dec. 7, 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, description, location and cost.

CHAMPAIGN

Signature Homebuilders, new single-family home at 2006 Max Run Drive, $270,000.