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Douglas County land transfers for the week ending Feb. 27, 2012
March 6, 2012
Land transfers for the week ending Feb. 27, 2012, as recorded by the Douglas County Register of Deeds.
Land transfers for the week ending Feb. 20, 2012
February 28, 2012
Land transfers from the Douglas County Register of Deeds for the week ending Feb. 20, 2012.
Douglas County land transfer for the week ending Feb. 13
February 21, 2012
Land transfers from the Douglas County Register of Deeds office for the week ending Feb. 13, 2012
Property values decline for most homeowners in Douglas County
February 21, 2012
New numbers suggest 2012 is the year the bursting of the housing bubble finally will start showing up on Douglas County property tax bills.
Douglas County land transfers for week ending Feb. 6, 2012
February 13, 2012
Douglas County land transfers as recorded by the Douglas County Register of Deeds.
City to decide whether to allow use of artificial grass in commercial projects
February 5, 2012
On the lawn of the Tuckaway Apartments at Frontier, it looks like Tiger Woods could play through at any moment. The grass, of course, isn’t grass. It is synthetic turf, and other than for use on sports fields, the city’s commercial landscape code says it is prohibited.
Residential real estate market endures dismal 2011
January 30, 2012
It seems 2011 was the year for sitting — or perhaps cowering — in your house, not buying a new one.
Douglas County sand Transfers for the week ending Jan. 23, 2012
January 27, 2012
Land transfers from the Douglas County Register of Deeds office for the week ending Jan. 23, 2012.
Douglas County land transfers for the week ending Jan. 9, 2012
January 16, 2012
Land transfers from the Douglas County Register of Deeds for the week ending Jan. 9, 2012.
Survey: Home prices down in most major US cities
December 27, 2011
U.S. home prices fell in most major cities for the second straight month, further evidence that the housing recovery will be bumpy and weigh on the broader economy in 2012.
Missing persons? City tries solving Census mystery
December 3, 2011
Lawrence has a mystery on its hands. File it under a missing-persons case — 5,084 missing persons. With one report, the Census Bureau knocked Lawrence back to 2004, which is when city planners had thought the city’s population topped the 87,000 mark.
North Lawrence boardwalk proposal picks up steam
Plan includes stores, restaurants, hotel and more near river
November 24, 2011
A plan to bring shoppers and diners — and perhaps even moviegoers — to the edge of the Kansas River via a 1,800-foot boardwalk in North Lawrence is still afloat and is showing signs of gaining momentum.
Developer wants to breathe new life into former Poehler Mercantile Co. building in east Lawrence
October 2, 2011
A bush that wants to be a tree blocks the stairs to one of the few doors left unboarded on this east Lawrence building. High above it are three-foot-high letters that spell out “Theo. Poehler Mercantile Co. Wholesale Grocers.” In a nod to a different era, the sign is most visible from the railroad tracks that sit just a few feet away.
Lawrence’s Fall Parade of Homes opens this weekend, featuring energy-efficient residences
September 20, 2011
Up northwest of Free State High School, in a new home with five bedrooms and four bathrooms and a chef’s kitchen and two fireplaces and a finished walk-out basement with a home theater and 55-inch flatscreen LCD TV, Hubert Kettler knows he’s offering plenty of upscale living for his $549,000 list price.
Planning commissioners recommend developer cut the artificial grass at new Lawrence apartment complex
August 25, 2011
Don’t tell Lawrence-Douglas County planning commissioners that the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence — not if it is artificial grass, anyway.