Mission Real Estate News
Thursday Mar 12 | via The Pitch
Earl Long recalls spending hours at the King Louie West building, at 8788 Metcalf, teaching his kids how to ice-skate. Ice skating ceased at King Louie years ago, replaced by little more than political theater on how Johnson County should proceed with the beat-up husk of the building it bought in 2011. Comment?
Wednesday Mar 4 | via The Pitch
Tuesday's primary election thinned the herd of four familiar Shawnee faces seeking to become mayor down to two, with Dan Pflumm and Michelle Distler moving ahead to the April 7 general election. Pflumm, whose family lineage tracks back to the early days of Shawnee's history, was the top vote-getter with 1,259 cards cast in his name, or 30 percent of the vote. Comment?
Jan 20, 2015 | via Business Journal
A Leavenworth County development partnership is planning a $64 million mixed-use development on 80 acres at the southwest corner of 118th Street and State Avenue. The site, which lies at the extreme northeast corner of Bonner Springs, just west of the Kansas Speedway , is being developed by Triple R Properties LLC, a partnership involving Jerry Reilly and his sons Mike and J.R. Reilly . Comment?
Jan 15, 2015 | via Business Journal
A Johnson County judge has found in favor of Bank of Blue Valley following allegations that the bank roped investors into troubled real estate loans. Richard Bartlett and Ernest Straub filed the lawsuit in August 2012 , claiming the bank had previously approached them about participating in loans it made on the Foxfield Villa residential real estate development in Olathe. Comment?
Nov 5, 2014 | via The Capital-Journal
A report showed Kansas had one of the highest rates of vacant foreclosures in the country, but that says more about the small number of foreclosures than about problems in the housing market. RealtyTrac compared the number and percentage of homes in the foreclosure process that have been abandoned by their residents in the 50 states and some metropolitan areas. Comment?
Tuesday Mar 3 | via Hays Daily News
Property tax on Kansas farmland has been a hot topic recently. Perhaps it is time to review why use-value appraisal is appropriate. Comment?
Sunday Mar 1 | via The Wichita Eagle
At 73 years old, Joyce Higinbotham expected this would be the time in her life to travel with her husband, Bill, and visit friends, family and all the places the high school sweethearts hadn't explored while raising three children in rural eastern Kansas. Instead, Joyce lives in a one-bedroom apartment in a senior community in west Wichita, a few miles down the road from Bill, who at 74 has been living in the memory care wing of an assisted living facility for the past six months. Comment?
Feb 14, 2015 | via The Capital-Journal
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Feb 7, 2015 | via The Gardner News and The Spring Hill New Era
Danedri Thompson email@example.com A divided council gave its blessing to a property management company seeking tax subsidies for an apartment complex in Gardner. The MACO Development Company needed a resolution of support from the Gardner City Council in order to apply for a federal tax subsidy to upgrade Gardner Estates, an apartment complex at 130 E. Madison Street. Comment?
Jan 5, 2015 | via The Capital-Journal
"Misery" increased in Topeka and other Kansas cities in the third quarter, but Kansans still are less miserable than they were in 2013. Wichita State University's Center for Economic Development and Business Research compiles a quarterly "misery index" based on inflation, home prices and the unemployment rate. Comment?
18 min ago | via Daily Kos
I've got two quotations I'd like you to consider, one from someone you know, and one from someone you probably don't. The first is from Ronald Reagan: The nine most terrifying words in the English language are 'I'm from the government, and I'm here to help.' Comment?
26 min ago | via The Indian Express
Just two states, Tamil Nadu and Kerala, have accounted for nearly 40 per cent of education loans disbursed in the country so far, indicating the skew in the tapping of bank funds for education. Banks have disbursed Rs 16,380 crore in Tamil Nadu, Rs 10,487 crore in Kerala - over 38 per cent of total disbursals, as per data prepared by the Department of Financial Services, Ministry of Finance. Comment?
41 min ago | via Sunday Herald
ESTATE agents have forecast a rush in people buying and selling property during the next two days as they try to seal deals before the replacement for Stamp Duty comes in. ESTATE agents have forecast a rush in people buying and selling property during the next two days as they try to seal deals before the replacement for Stamp Duty comes in. Comment?
52 min ago | via The Fresno Bee
She is like a ghost of the housing market's painful past, one of thousands of Americans who have skipped years of mortgage payments and are still living in their homes. Now a legal quirk could bring a surreal ending to her foreclosure case and many others around the country: They may get to keep their homes without ever having to pay another dime. Comment?
1 hr ago | via USA Today
Vacation rentals make hotels more like home As competition heats up, modern hotels have become roomier and more amenity-rich than ever. Check out this story on USATODAY.com: http://usat.ly/1CnjFwz If you're planning to skip the hotel for a vacation rental this year, don't book without first checking out these tips for USA TODAY travel expert Christopher Elliott. Comment?
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