Website aims to boost sales of new homes in Wichita area

J.P. Weigand Sons and a group of unnamed real estate developers plan to launch a new website Friday aimed at increasing sales of new and custom houses in the area.The website — — will include listings for all new homes available in the area, not just Weigand’s, said Richelle Knotts, supervising broker of Weigand New Homes.Knotts said Wednesday that even with a decline in recent years of new home construction, she thinks sales of new homes have been losing ground to Read more [...]

Bid to block sale of listed mansion

A SEVENOAKS charity claims it could lose hundreds of thousands from an application by residents to buy a prime development site. Trustees of Dorton House, Seal, are keen to push through the sale of their land, home to the listed mansion house, college and nursery buildings and 49 acres of land. ​ Prime property: Dorton House, Seal The property will officially be placed on the market tomorrow. The Read more [...]

La Habra homes spending less time on market

The following update on local real estate information is based on Multiple Listing Service data as of Jan. 18. BREA Properties available: 19 Condominiums: 0 Houses: 19 Short sales and REOs: 1 Average house price: $688,296 Average time on the market: 70 days houses Available properties by price range: Under $399,999: 1 $400,000 - $699,999: 12 $700,000 - $999,999: 5 $1,000,000-$1,999,999: 1 Properties available by ZIP Code: 92821 - 14 92823 - 5 Escrows Read more [...]

Upcoming events and news from the community

JAZZ FACULTY PERFORMS ON GRAMMY-WINNING ALBUM Ron Stout, jazz faculty member of Saddleback College's Division of Fine Arts and Media Technology, played the trumpet on a Grammy-winning album at this year's Grammy Awards. "¡Ritmo!" by The Clare Fischer Latin Jazz Big Band took the honors for Best Latin Jazz Album. Fischer, who died last year, received the award posthumously. Stout, who teaches jazz trumpet and jazz combos, has been nominated 12 times over Read more [...]

6296 Luisita beneficiaries listed

MANILA, Philippines - The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) yesterday posted the final master list of beneficiaries who will be awarded parcels of land from more than 4,000 hectares of Hacienda Luisita. Agrarian Reform Secretary Virgilio de los Reyes led the posting of the master list in Barangay Mapalacsiao in Tarlac City where a total of 6,296 farm workers were included. The list will be posted in 10 barangays in Hacienda Luisita. De los Reyes said the DAR used as basis the list of Hacienda Luisita Read more [...]

Google Glass Listed on eBay, Bidding Tops $15K

The hype surrounding Google's new Glass wearable computing device reached new heights last week when the company announced that a select few would have the chance to pony up $1,500 for the device. Since then, a number of experts have weighed in on the relative benefits and potential pitfalls of a society in which people no longer have to hold up a smartphone to take photos, record events, and search for information while interacting with others. Some of that skepticism has gained Read more [...]

Malibu Architect Ed Niles Masterpiece up for Sale on Mulholland

A home designed by Malibu-based architect Ed Niles on 17-acres with views of the Santa Monica Mountains, the Pacific Ocean and the Channel Islands is up for sale. The linear, steel-framed structure takes cues from the rock formations facing it in the Santa Monica Mountains. Two paired rows of columns march down the 200-foot-long sides, with a pitched glass lantern running the length of the house. The chef’s gourmet kitchen with a black diamond fireplace and hidden panel cabinetry opens to a limestone Read more [...]

Kathmandu’s fate of being listed as endangered heritage site hangs in balance

Xinhua | 2013-2-27 20:52:53 By Agencies  E-mail   Print With a controversial road that cuts through the Pashupati Monument Zone of Nepali capital Kathmandu still in place, the fate of the city being listed as a World Cultural Heritage Site has remained unpredictable.In 2011, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the global custodian of world heritages, had suggested the government of Nepal Read more [...]

It’s a home win: Abramovich wins battle to knock through three buildings and …

Given permission to build home after three-year battle with plannersNeighbours unhappy with the plans that will block the view of the ThamesBillionaire Chelsea owner hopes to start work on the project straight away By Richard Hartley-parkinson PUBLISHED: 12:48 GMT, 27 February 2013 | UPDATED: 13:55 GMT, 27 February 2013 Roman Abramovich plans to knock three houses together to create a £100m home Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich has won a three-year battle with planners for Read more [...]