Alford Homes offers new residence in University Park

The Dallas Builders Association’s Home of the Week is Alford Homes’ newest modern residence with Southern influences at 3700 Bryn Mawr Drive in University Park.

Currently under construction on a 70-by-160-foot lot, this luxury custom home has approximately 6,279 square feet of living space, two stories, five bedrooms, five bathrooms and two half-bathrooms. It will be held open from 1 to 5 p.m. on Oct. 11.

Steel front doors, wood flooring, floor-to-ceiling windows, modern finishes and a self-contained wine room. The first-floor primary bedroom suite includes dual closets with built-ins.

A steel front door opens to a two-story entry with a wrought-iron staircase. Amenities include wood flooring, floor-to-ceiling windows, modern finishes and a self-contained wine room. The spacious family room has a reclaimed wood timber ceiling and a sliding door that opens to the backyard.

The first floor also offers a study with an office nook, a “white and bright”

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School for sale: This university and surrounding property is available in B.C.

VANCOUVER —
Real estate is not an uncommon topic in B.C., and the pricier properties come with everything from ocean views to elevators.

But it’s not often these listings come with a university campus.

Colliers International is selling just that. The 55-acre property that includes the Quest University campus is now for sale.

The school and sports centre take up about 21 acres of the property.

Ideally, the school hopes for offers to sell the development lands around the campus, but the listing says Quest University would consider a sale that includes a long-term lease back for continued use.

The liberal arts and science school that opened in 2007 was forced to seek court protection in February after being unable to pay its debts.

Other parts of the original site have already been sold off or developed.

The land is located in Squamish, B.C., a town about 65 kilometres north

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HFD says it has contained brush fire above University of Hawaii at Manoa

As a hot Thursday afternoon dragged on, Honolulu firefighters continued to battle a brush fire on Waahila Ridge above the campus of the University of Hawaii at Manoa.

“Structures are being threatened and fire crews have been positioned to protect homes in the area,” reported HFD Captain Jeff Roache, adding no injuries had been reported and it was unknown how many acres had burned so far.

“The brush fire is also threatening power lines and equipment,” Roache said.

UPDATE: The fire was contained this evening, with small flare ups within the burned out area, HFD’s Roache reported at about 7:30 p.m.

Shortly before 10:30 a.m. Thursday HFD responded to a fire at 2640 Dole Street with 18 units staffed with 58 personnel, the captain reported; after the first unit arrived to find “a working wildland fire,” HFD personnel established command, requested additional resources “and initiated a ground fire attack to

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University Heights preparing programs to help residents as predicted foreclosure crisis nears

UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS, Ohio — City Council will consider a series of programs in which federal CARES Act money would go towards helping keep people in their homes in what is expected to be a coming time of housing crisis, and to keep small businesses afloat.

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During an online Zoom council meeting held Monday (Sept. 21), Economic Development Director Susan Drucker and City Planner Brendan Zak told council about programs to help residents and business owners who find themselves in financial difficulty due to the coronavirus. The programs would assist small business owners, those needing help paying their mortgage or rent, and provide money for paying utility bills.

The goal is to put local help in place before the federal moratorium on foreclosures and evictions expires at year’s end.

Finance Director Dennis Kennedy said University Heights has received a total of $698,000 in CARES Act money, and has hopes

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