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The notion that there is at least one book about any subject under the sun is given credence by a new release from STL’s Reedy Press:

“St. Louis Fire Stations.”

"St. Louis Fire Stations"

“St. Louis Fire Stations” (Photo by Reedy Press)

Released on Oct. 1 and anchored by some never-before-seen photos, the book details the stations of the city fire department from the early 1800s to some still in operation today.

Historical note: The St. Louis department is the second-oldest professional fire department in the U.S. It was formed out of volunteer units in 1857, four years after Cincinnati. 

Along with the photos, there are histories of the stations and information about the personnel who worked there and the types of equipment used.

The photos in the book also show some of the department’s more unique facilities, such as the Horse Hospital and the 1904 World’s Fair

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Red hot home prices have more consumers saying now is a bad time to buy

  • The share of buyers who say they think it’s a good time to buy fell in September, from 59% to 54%, according to a new survey from Fannie Mae.
  • More people do think now is a good time to sell a home, which is an improvement from the first months of the coronavirus pandemic, when potential sellers didn’t want shoppers in their homes and worried about the state of the overall economy.

a group of people standing in front of a building: People wait to visit a house for sale in Floral Park, Nassau County, New York.

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People wait to visit a house for sale in Floral Park, Nassau County, New York.

Anyone out hunting for a house knows that bidding wars are no longer the exception, but the rule.


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Demand for housing has been unusually strong, due to the coronavirus pandemic, and supply is historically lean. That is a recipe for high prices, which are now beginning to take their toll on potential homebuyers’ confidence.

The share of

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The Hot New Real-Estate Investment Is in Keeping Food Chilled

Cold storage is becoming one of the hottest real-estate investments during the pandemic.

Lineage Logistics LLC, the world’s largest landlord of temperature-controlled warehouses, concluded a fundraising round last month that brought in $1.6 billion. It is expected to pursue a public offering, according to commercial real-estate analytics firm Green Street.

Americold Realty Trust,

the only publicly listed cold-storage real-estate investment trust, recorded a 6% increase in net operating income in the second quarter. Together, the two firms have 59% of the cold-storage market share in the U.S. and are growing quickly.

Fans of this niche sector say the pandemic showed it can readily adapt to new customers and environments.

Cold-storage warehouses, which are similar to industrial warehouses but are refrigerated to store goods that need to remain fresh or frozen, usually cater to food producers, food wholesalers and retailers such as grocers, restaurants and other bulk buyers. But during

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Hot property for sale in the Lismore CBD

ONE of Lismore’s best known CBD properties will go under the hammer on Friday.

At 11am the former home of popular Mexican restaurant Black Sombrero at 136 Keen St will be auctioned on the site.

It is understood that this is a mortgagee auction.

Agent Peter Butcher said the property, which comprises land area of 544 sqm and floor area of 363 sqm, will be sold as vacant possession.

“We have had a good interest from potential purchasers,” he said.

“The premises have had previous usage as a retail sporting goods store and more recently as a Mexican restaurant and is ideally suited to an owner-occupier or rental investment.”

Further down the road at 85 Keen St, a retail property which has housed the longest family-owned bicycle shop on the same site, is on the market.

SHOP FOR SALE: The building which houses popular Lismore bike shop Harris Cycles is on the market for $320,000.

SHOP FOR SALE: The building which houses popular Lismore bike shop Harris Cycles is

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Here’s Why The California Real Estate Market Is Hot

In April when COVID hit California’s real estate market hard, I reached out to San Francisco-based Compass California President Mark McLaughlin and CoreLogic’s
Deputy Chief Economist Selma Hepp, Ph.D. for their expert insights. Once again, we discuss market fundaments, as we move into Fall and a Presidential election. California is experiencing a fast and furious housing market like no other in terms of sales and prices. McLaughlin and Hepp offer insider insights. In 2018, McLaughlin led the merger of San-Francisco-based Pacific Union International with Compass establishing Compass California, a leader in market share in California. Selma Hepp does deep-dive research and number crunching for CoreLogic.

Describe where the California market is right now?

Mark McLaughlin: The California market is experiencing a record “surge” in home buying. This is driven by three variables: the delay of the traditional Spring market,

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10 Hot TIFF 2020 Films For Sale in a ‘Wait-and-See’ Market

Buyers are lukewarm about the offerings, but everyone is expecting increased competition during one of the year’s most critical film markets.

With its timely vision of Black American icons, awards buzz, and run at two of the fall’s three major festivals, Regina King’s “One Night in Miami” couldn’t have asked for a better sales environment in any other year. But in 2020, few in the business could get to Venice to watch the premiere, while TIFF’s largely virtual program means American industry members would be stuck screening King’s directorial debut at home. The in-theater excitement and cocktail chatter that have inspired so many late-night dealmaking sessions? Not COVID friendly.

“Everyone’s trying to be creative and find a situation whereby we’re not just sending out links (to online screeners) and hoping for the best,” said ICM Partners sales agent Oliver Wheeler.

Earlier this summer, ICM offered extended footage of the film

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