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    Luxury Living: The 6 most expensive condos on the market in Birmingham
    After several years with apartments dominating the construction pipeline in metro Birmingham, condos are making a comeback. As we've reported, that's particularly true in the city of Birmingham, where more condo and townhomes are in the works. Those units will join a condo market that is already home to a number of upscale options, particularly in suburbs like Homewood and Mountain Brook. In this special feature, we're taking a look at the most expensive condos on the market in the metro area.?

    Brooks Harris is at home in homebuilding
    Brooks Harris co-founded a new homebuilding company right as the U.S. housing market crashed. But it turned out to be a huge success.

    Another movie star puts an Austin home on the market
    A Hollywood celebrity who has been an Austin mainstay for years is selling his house overlooking Lake Austin. Dennis Quaid recently listed his nearly 5,000-square-foot home in the gated Marina Club development adjacent to the Austin Country Club. Quaid?s younger brother Buddy Quaid and Eric Copper, both with Austin Portfolio Real Estate, the luxury division of Keller Williams Realty, have the co-listing. The price is $3.5 million. Quaid has owned the property for four to five years, Copper?

    How the U.S. tax code helps to pay for affordable housing
    The low-income housing tax credit was born 31 years ago as part of the Tax Reform Act of 1986 under President Ronald Reagan to encourage private investment in the construction and renovation of low-income housing.

    Exclusive: Plans filed to add more apartments, retail to Saratoga Avenue complex
    The project is within the Saratoga Avenue Urban Village in San Jose?s general plan, which means it must meet the criteria for a ?signature project? because a specific plan for that urban village has not yet been approved.

    City will build first bond-backed affordable housing at former strip club site
    The city's plans to build affordable housing on the site of a former strip club are moving forward in in Southeast Portland. In a release today, Mayor Ted Wheeler said the project will bring up to 300 units of affordable housing to the property at 3000 S.E. Powell Blvd. The city purchased the site, the former home of the Safari Club, for $3.7 million in September. Funding for the deal came in part from taxes that the city levies on short-term rentals like Airbnb. The new affordable housing project?

    A Denver developer partners on historic-district rehab projects in Kansas City
    The partners plan to spend more than $30 million turning the 10-story Hawthorne Plaza and six-story Monarch building into apartments over retail.

    Fluhr chosen for RSCK Citizen of the Year award
    Downtown Wichita's Fluhr named citizen of the year by Realtors of South Central Kansas.

    Less than half of minorities in KC own homes ? here are a few key reasons why
    Just 44.7 percent of minority households in the Kansas City metro own a home, according to an Abodo Apartments report released Tuesday. That compares to a national average of 46 percent. Why? Loan eligibility and saving for a down payment. Obtaining a loan is tough, even tougher for minority residents ? especially Hispanics and African-Americans. "It's hard for people," said Elizabeth Ramirez, the CEO of Casa Soņada (No. 9 on KCBJ's Minority-Owned Businesses List) in Overland Park. She's?

    Rebirth of boarded-up tower will anchor catalytic redevelopment along streetcar extension [RENDERINGS]
    Exact Partners plans to spend more than $30 million turning the 10-story Hawthorne Plaza and six-story Monarch building into apartments over retail, as well as building new senior-living units over a grocery store immediately north of those projects.