One dead in Inver Grove Heights condo fire

A person died Sunday night in a fire that damaged a condominium in Inver Grove Heights.

Firefighters found “heavy fire and smoke” in one of the units when they arrived on the 3800 block of Conroy Trail about 8:50 p.m., said Inver Grove Heights Fire Chief Judy Smith Thill.

There was a report of a person inside, she said.

As one crew knocked down the fire, a second crew went inside and found the victim, Smith Thill said.

The name of the victim has not been released.

It was not immediately known what sparked the fire, which was contained to the unit where the victim was found. There were no other injuries, Smith Thill said.

The Inver Grove Heights fire marshal and the state fire marshal are investigating.

Tim Harlow

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What To Know Before Buying This $25,000 Cruise Ship Condo

Last week, we told you about a cruise ship offering the opportunity to bid on a condo-style stateroom for a starting price of $25,000.

(Rendering courtesy of Ocean Builders)

Now, with the first batch of staterooms slated to be auctioned off beginning November 5th, the company hoping to turn an anchored ship into a thriving community has begun fleshing out some of the details.

READ: You Can Live On This Cruise Ship For $25,000

However, many questions still remain unanswered… including how much, ultimately, would-be residents will actually wind up paying.

The ms Satoshi, What We Know — and What We Don’t

First, let’s recap the basics: Ocean Builders, a company which until now was known mostly for the “seapods” which they hope to sell as homes for those looking to reside permanently on the ocean, is behind the proposed community.

Rendering of a seapod. (Photo courtesy of Ocean Builders)

Much of what’s been discussed

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RFR Accuses Vanke of “Power Grab” After Condo Loan Default

100 East 53rd Street,  China Vanke chairman Yu Liang and RFR's Aby Rosen (Photos via Structure Tone and Getty)

100 East 53rd Street,  China Vanke chairman Yu Liang and RFR’s Aby Rosen (Photos via Structure Tone and Getty)

First came the condo market slowdown. Then came the pandemic. And now, Aby Rosen’s luxury development at 100 East 53rd Street is in crisis because of an improper “backdoor deal.”

The partner, China Vanke, “orchestrated an irreconcilable and grossly improper conflict of interest” that put it “on both sides of the borrower-lender relationship without RFR’s consent,” Rosen’s firm alleges in a lawsuit filed last Friday in New York County Supreme Court, Crain’s reported.

Vanke now has a $115 million interest in a defaulted $360 million loan on the project, which the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China originally provided in 2015. The Chinese developer now has the right to foreclose or make other decisions about the fate of the property while also having insider access to RFR’s plans — making it

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Duplex at Manhattan Boutique Condo Designed by Robert A.M. Stern Architects Hits Market for $21.6 Million

A duplex residence at a boutique luxury residential building designed by Robert A.M. Stern Architects on Manhattan’s Upper East Side is coming onto the market Monday for $21.6 million, Mansion Global has learned.

Spanning the14th and 15th floors of the 20-story jewel box located on Madison Avenue between 88th and 89th streets, the home features high ceilings and views of Central Park and the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir, according to the developer, CBSK Ironstate, a partnership of CB Developers, SK Development and Ironstate. 

The duplex has 6,566 square feet of interior space and a 184-square-foot terrace.


The building is the smallest multifamily residential building in Manhattan to date by Robert A.M. Stern Architects, which is behind supertall towers including 15 Central Park West, 520 Park Avenue, and 220 Central Park South.

“We have designed a building with a personality all its own, but one that grows out of the traditions

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This Luxurious Yellowstone, Montana, Condo Marries Old-World Charm with Rugged Western Appeal

From Veranda

Where does urbane east coast decorating end and western gusto begin? For Palmer Weiss, who recently designed a Montana ski condo for a young family, there’s no need to follow geographic formulas exactly. You can import elements of both and mix them with aplomb. Forgive her, Rudyard Kipling, but the twain can meet and even have fun together.

She should know. After all, Weiss grew up in Charleston, South Carolina; spent her summers in the neighboring mountains of North Carolina; and later wound up in San Francisco. Her clients, too, live in the Bay Area by way of the East Coast. And their customized condo at the Yellowstone Club in Big Sky, Montana, is part of a fabled enclave that fans across 15,200 acres of rippling Rocky Mountain scenery—all of it so private that a family can ski on powdery slopes or hike alpine trails all day without

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Fire Breaks Out at Ocean City Condo Building


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    Super Tekla gets emotional seeing his condo unit’s makeover by Donita Nose



    a person standing in front of a curtain: Super Tekla gets emotional seeing his condo unit’s makeover by Donita Nose


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    Super Tekla gets emotional seeing his condo unit’s makeover by Donita Nose

    – Super Tekla and Donita Nose have uploaded a new episode of their vlog on YouTube

    – The heartwarming vlog episode shows the drastic makeover of Tekla’s condominium unit

    – Donita and their friends cleaned the condo unit to the best of their ability and bought new items for the house using the monetary donation from an anonymous person

    – Tekla got emotional and hugged his loyal friend after seeing the result of the makeover

    – The comedian said that although he is now alone after Michelle left him, he is happy that he still has a friend like Donita

    Screenshot from Donkela’s YouTube video

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    Super Tekla and his friend, Donita Nose, have uploaded a new episode of their vlog on YouTube.

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    Aspen luxury condo sells for just shy of $15 million

    120 N. Spring St., units 7 and 8
    Rick Carroll/The Aspen Times

    “What’s the Big Deal?” runs Mondays and is based on the week’s most expensive property transaction recorded in the Pitkin County Clerk & Recorder’s Office.

    Price: $14.995 million

    Date recorded: Oct. 20

    Address: 120 N. Spring St., units 7 and 8

    Neighborhood: River Park in Aspen

    Buyer: Marlene Malek Trust

    Seller: Elaine Levitt Gershman

    Property type: Condo

    Year built: effective, 1992; actual, 1994

    Total heated area: 8,832 square feet

    Assessor’s office actual value: $15,131,300

    Assessor’s office assessed value: $1,081,890

    Property tax bill: $38,652

    Source: Assessor’s Office and Pitkin County Clerk and Recorder’s Office

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    Judge rules for resident in Belchertown condo sign dispute

    BELCHERTOWN — A resident at an over-55 condominium complex threatened with fines for putting a Black Lives Matter sign outside her home last spring will be allowed to keep the display in place for the time being.

    On Friday, Judge Richard J. Carey in Hampshire Superior Court issued a preliminary injunction to Margery Jess of Summer Hill Estates Condominiums, giving her the right to keep the sign in place, without penalty, until a lawsuit against the trustees is settled.

    “During the pendency of this action, the defendants shall permit, and not in any way interfere with, the plaintiff posting a Black Lives Matter sign,” Carey wrote in the preliminary injunction, which also allows Jess to move the sign to her front door or window if it can’t remain in the flower bed during the winter months and inclement weather.

    The lawsuit was brought by the ACLU of Massachusetts and Luke

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    Carlos Dunlap Tried To Sell His Condo On Twitter After Loss To Browns

    The Bengals defense played very well for one quarter against the Cleveland Browns, holding them to 0 points, picking off Baker Mayfield once, and making him go 0-for-5 on passes. From there, however, they did not stop the Browns again as Cleveland scored 37 points, Mayfield threw five touchdowns on 22-for-23 passing, and, despite Joe Burrow’s best efforts in throwing for over 400 yards, the Bengals lost 37-34.

    Veteran defensive end Carlos Dunlap has been pretty vocal with his displeasure of both his role in the Bengals defense and just generally being on the squad that continues to lose even as the offense shows some promise under Burrow. Prior to the Browns game, Dunlap posted a picture of the Bengals defensive line depth chart and called out the coaching staff on Instagram, as he looks for a way out of town.

    During the game, after the Browns game-winning touchdown, Dunlap

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