Curly (Michelle Reynolds)

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Golf course, apartment developments under construction in northwest Lawrence; city commissioner gets graphic on Topeka sewage issue

Directly North of overland drive is not perry locomotion. Not until you get to the new golf course development. The subdivision, Oregon Trail Addition, is all Lawrence schools.

July 22, 2015 at 1:26 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence affordable housing conference explores ways to find funding for new housing options

Before we start charging fees or taxes, why not look at the processes used for the development process in the surrounding cities. In Kansas City, let's summit, Olathe they purchase ground for about the same price per acre and yet their lot costs are thousands, sometimes tens of thousands less. Before you development haters jump on this, no our developers aren't making more money. It's because KC uses TIF money to develop the roads and bring utilities to the property. Which if we did that our lot costs would be less expensive. You could reduce a house price from $5,000-$20,000 just by doing that. Amazing! What a place to start.
There are many systems in place like that that could help reduce housing costs if you are willing to just look and listen.
Let's do things that don't cost anyone money. Let's just streamline the system we have and make housing affordable.

July 19, 2015 at 8:46 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Latest homeless report shows increase in Douglas County numbers since 2013

How many of the homeless are from Lawrence/Douglas County compared to people coming from other cities to use our services? I have heard our services are better than other communities. Plus, so much is free that our shelter is becoming a place to come.
Just a question.

June 25, 2015 at 10:21 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Doug Compton's latest project and the debate over downtown parking; high tech traffic solutions presented to City Hall

Mr Flanders
My understanding the way the deed restriction is written there has to be a 100% agreement of all owners to get that change. There is a person in the lofts that has informed the Compton group they won't agree to the change. So yes it's a possibility but without 100% it won't happen.

May 21, 2015 at 9:05 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Doug Compton's latest project and the debate over downtown parking; high tech traffic solutions presented to City Hall

Mr. Flanders
Since you are an owner of one of the Hobbs Taylor Loft condos I am disappointed that you don't know that when the borders buildings and your Hobbs condos were developed there was a group that voiced their opinion about the negative effects your develop would have on downtown. Out of that discussion a deed restriction was placed on the borders book store building. One thing that can't go in there is a grocery store. So, Doug Compton has done his home work and knows what he can and can't do.
So, before you or anyone gets made at Doug remember every building, house, condo and apartment at one time a developer took the risk to develop and build these buildings. The Hobvs Taylor building wasn't a project that neighbors wanted in downtown. But, now you live in it and it all turned out ok. So, all you nay Sayers know at one time your house had to he built also.

May 21, 2015 at 8:25 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Town Talk: Work planned for Iowa Street this summer; roundabout for Bob Billings?

How will students walking to class get through such a high volume roundabout?
Someone will get hit.

March 25, 2015 at 7:07 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Retiree attraction effort launches marketing campaign

I represent R&H Builders that is building active 55+ townhomes in the Oregon Trail Subdivision in west Lawrence. Home are beautiful and designed to age in place.
We are ready for the retirees!
Call Mickey at Keller Williams Realty for details!
785.856.2530

March 16, 2015 at 10:29 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Tax appraiser says home values up slightly, ag land values soar

David you pay property taxes on the sales commission when you buy a car, boats, motorcycles or any commission based product. You pay sales tax on the profit of every product you purchase.
I still don't understand why you are so angry about every topic that is talked about.

March 10, 2015 at 8:59 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Tax appraiser says home values up slightly, ag land values soar

David I am not quit sure off the point you are trying to make. That the house gets sold for under market value because the buyer wants to make the repairs themselves. That way the buyer knows the house is repaired the way the buyer wants. Plus, the seller gets their house sold at a price they agree too. Seems to me everyone is happy. Also understand realtors don't force anyone to buy and sell. Both parties agree to everything that happens in a transaction. That's why the county appraiser value in your rax statement has nothing to do with the value of your home. A house may have a lot of square feet, but May need structural repairs. It may need to sell for less so the buyer can do upgrades themselves. The next house maybe the same square footage but the seller needs to move very quickly and sells for less to dump the house and move on. Circumstances and each persons reason for buying and selling determine what the sells price will be. Not the county appraiser or the realtor.

March 10, 2015 at 7:05 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Tax appraiser says home values up slightly, ag land values soar

As a Realtor I hope everyone understands that your tax valuation has nothing to do with your retail sales price. The county appraiser does not look at each mortgage filed at the county. They use generalizations and assumptions to create values.
So, when buying and selling you can't use he county appraised value to price a house.

March 9, 2015 at 7:19 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

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