Macon home listed on National Register of Historic Places

The William and Jane Levitt House in Macon has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places.Rehabilitation of the house, located at 3720 Overlook Drive, was approved for state tax incentives by the Historic Preservation Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources. The property is privately owned and not open to the public.The home is a contemporary-style ranch house. Built in 1952, its low form with wide overhanging eaves, U-shaped footprint, use of natural building materials, Read more [...]

Startup of the Year 2015-2016 competition entry: Carreg Adventure

After nearly three years of planning and negotiating, Carreg Adventure at Stouthall was launched in March 2015. I decided – with my co-founder Ceri Butcher – that starting a new business, which combined two diverse products, and renovating an abandoned 18th century building wasn’t enough - so we launched the company withour own wedding. Carreg Adventure is located on the Gower Peninsula, Swansea in a 14-bedroom Grade II listed Georgian country mansion. After extensive renovations throughout Read more [...]

Chris Blackhurst: Truth behind ‘sold’ signs as foreign buyers go cold on luxury London homes

The sharks can sense blood, and they’re circling. For anyone who has followed London’s luxury property market, news that the shorts are in to Berkeley Group should not come as a surprise.  Berkeley is the main listed player in the sector, and the hedge funds — Odey Asset Management, BlueMountain Capital Management and Anchorage Capital — are betting that top-end houses and apartments are heading for a crash.  The irony is that Berkeley is one of the more carefully managed builders. Read more [...]

CYBG: is the newly-listed challenger bank cheap for a reason?

By Ian Smith , 10 February 2016 A year ago, demerging and floating your UK banking operations no doubt appeared a fairly safe prospect. The market was enjoying a strengthening domestic economy and looking forward to increases in interest rates. High street lender TSB had made steady progress since its flotation as challenger banks flourished. By March, TSB would be snapped up by Spanish lender Banco de Sabadell at a price equivalent Read more [...]

Grade I-listed Bath hotel for sale

A grade I-listed Georgian former hotel has been brought to market with a guide price of more than £4.5m. Savills, on behalf of a private client, is marketing the former Carfax Hotel in Bath. The property comprises three terraced townhouses and a two -coach house and operated as a 31-bedroom hotel it closed in 2013.  Planning Read more [...]

Gingin abattoir listed for sale

BROOME pastoralist turned processor, Jack Burton has listed his Gingin abattoir for sale.Mr Burton purchased the Gingin abattoir in 2012, after it had been closed for 16 months, with the intention of processing sheep and goats.He planned to work the facility in conjunction with his proposed beef abattoir in Broome.Mr Burton told Farm Weekly he now wanted to focus solely on the northern operation."We want to consolidate up north," he said."We have a booming cattle industry, we have 90,000 cattle up Read more [...]

Westhampnett now a ‘dumping ground’ for Chichester

Westhampnett is being used as the ‘dumping ground’ for Chichester. That’s is according to the village’s parish council chairman after a much opposed development of 300 homes was approved by Chichester District Council (CDC) planners last week.Cllr Bill Harding said: “We are sick and tired of our village being used as a dumping ground for whatever Chichester comes up with. First it was the Chichester city dump, then the travellers’ site, then 99 houses at Read more [...]

Downwell Confirmed For PS4 And PS Vita, Listed For 2016

By Chris Priestman . February 9, 2016 . 5:30pm Back in December, publishing label Devolver Digital showcased Ojiro Fumoto’s gunboots platformer Downwell running on PlayStation Vita. It was a tease.   Now, however, PlayStation Japan has confirmed that Downwell is heading to PlayStation 4 and PS Vita in 2016. It’s even featured in a new trailer (above) of indie games coming to PlayStation this year.   An exact time frame for Downwell’s arrival on PlayStation platforms isn’t yet known. Read more [...]

What the Future of ID Card Technology Looks Like

Over the last several years, the technology behind securing and validating identification cards and driver’s licenses in the United States has evolved dramatically and is expected to continue to do so. As a result of the REAL ID Act of 2005, American citizens need a special driver’s license or identification card to enter certain federal facilities, and will eventually need one when boarding federally regulated commercial aircraft according to the Department of Homeland Security. Further Read more [...]

NFL Los Angeles Rams owner Stan Kroenke buys Waggoner Ranch

The billionaire owner of the Los Angeles Rams and his billionaire Walmart heiress wife have purchased the largest ranch in the United States.Stan Kroenke, who owns the Los Angeles Rams and is also the largest shareholder in the English football club Arsenal, closed a deal to buy the 535,000-acre W.T. Waggoner Ranch in Texas.Kroenke is married to Ann Walton whose father Bud was an early business partner in Walmart, which was founded by his brother Sam.The ranch had been listed at $725million, but Read more [...]