September home prices soar on ‘crazy busy’ sales, set record for month

Greater Cincinnati home sales were sizzling hot even as the weather began to cool in September, setting a record for most units sold in the month, the Cincinnati Area Board of Realtors reported Thursday.



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“The real estate market in Cincinnati is crazy busy,” Kelly Meyer, president of the local board of Realtors told The Enquirer. “We are in unique times with such a pent-up demand for housing.”

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September sales surged 21% from the same month a year ago to 2,582 units sold, according to the board of Realtors most recent report, which covers a half-dozen counties in Southwestern Ohio and two counties in Southeast Indiana.

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Local home sales for September even outpaced the healthy 18% statewide jump in

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Whistleblower’s Claims Against ICE Contractor Set For Trial

Law360 (October 21, 2020, 8:20 PM EDT) — A whistleblower’s suit claiming she was fired for reporting fraud at a health care contractor for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement will go to trial after a Texas federal judge found unanswered questions in her complaint and the contractor’s response.

U.S. District Judge Lee Yeakel on Tuesday told Laura Wondercheck, a former pharmacy technician at ICE’s South Texas Family Residential Center, and the contractor, Maxim Healthcare Services Inc., to plan for jury selection starting in December, rejecting their criss-crossing bids to resolve the case during the briefing stage.

Judge Yeakel cited “genuine issues of material fact” remaining to be addressed in…

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Miami-Dade set to sell $3.5 million in county land for $30 for housing deals

While fixing a hasty giveaway of county land from two weeks ago, Miami-Dade commissioners are set to vote on two new transfers of county property worth more than $3 million.

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Habitat for Humanity, a leading developer of affordable housing in Miami-Dade and a charity, is recommended to obtain a 9-acre lot in Southwest Miami-Dade that’s valued at $2 million in county tax rolls.

The agreement requires the land be used to build affordable housing or the county takes back the property. As is standard in affordable housing agreements with Miami-Dade, Habitat would pay $10 for the land in a no-bid deal.

Nearby, another sizable county lot worth $1.3 million would go to a company owned by a longtime lobbyist who is a partner with Palmetto Homes, the developer that secured a $10 deal on Oct. 6 for nearly $10 million worth of county land.

The 5-acre lot off

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Miami-Dade set to sell $3.5M in land for $30 for housing deals

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Miami-Dade commissioners will vote Tuesday on selling lots worth nearly $5 million for $10 per deal, under rules requiring the parcels be developed into affordable housing.

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While fixing a hasty giveaway of county land from two weeks ago, Miami-Dade commissioners are set to vote on two new transfers of county property worth more than $3 million.

Habitat for Humanity, a leading developer of affordable housing in Miami-Dade and a charity, is recommended to obtain a 9-acre lot in Southwest Miami-Dade that’s valued at $2 million in county tax rolls.

The agreement requires the land be used to build affordable housing or the county takes back the property. As is standard in affordable housing agreements with Miami-Dade, Habitat would pay $10 for the land in a no-bid deal.

Nearby, another sizable county lot worth $1.3 million would go to a company owned by a longtime lobbyist who

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Sugar Land Town Square set for multiphase makeover

Sugar Land Town Square is getting a makeover that will bring new outdoor gathering spaces, fresh branding and unique local retailers to the pedestrian-oriented development in the heart of one of the nation’s most diverse communities, owner Lionstone Investments announced.

Lionstone, which purchased the property at Texas 6 and U.S. 59 in 2013, is collaborating with Dallas-based Rebees, Sugar Land-based Planned Community Developers and the city of Sugar Land on the multiphase project.

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“For many years, Sugar Land Town Square has served as a hub for community engagement. We are investing aggressively in its future at a time when many other projects are scaling back,” Lionstone Chief Operating

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Mass. eviction, foreclosure moratorium set to expire Saturday



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SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) — Governor Charlie Baker has decided to allow the eviction and foreclosure moratorium in the state to expire on Saturday.

It was originally put in place to allow prevent people from losing their homes during the pandemic.

The state’s moratorium on evictions and foreclosures expires on Saturday, but this week, Baker announced a new initiative to help tenants and landlords.

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Baker’s office released information about the program and said: “This strategy has been designed to be user friendly and easily accessible for tenants and landlords in need, and is comprised of new or expanded programs to help people stay in their homes.”

The $171 million plan includes the following programs:

$100 million to expand the capacity of the Residential Assistance for Families in Transition (RAFT) program to provide relief to renters and landlords impacted

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How to Set Up an Apartment for Sale

Putting up an apartment for sale is a totally different ball game from selling a bungalow or a mansion. This is because, for starters, the target market for apartment owners is very different from that of home buyers.

Listed below are some of the factors to consider when selling an apartment:

You need to know how much the apartment for sale is worth. Asking for a price far beyond its current price will leave you stuck with no suitors and force you to lower it later on, which might be misconstrued to mean there is something wrong with it. Set a price that seems fair and will at the same time earn you a profit as this will generate interest for the apartment. If you are not sure about its worth, you can get professional help to guide you with estimates.

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