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West End school’s slated renovation sparks memories of neighborhood’s history of gentrification

CINCINNATI — Golan Marom may not be from the West End, but he said feels a connection to the buildings in the neighborhood anyway.

“The architecture and the history of that area, I think, is really, really wonderful,” Marom, the CEO and founder of Zada Development, said. “I think that it’s unique in that it just has its own character to it.”

The developer from New York is fixated on redeveloping the Heberle Elementary School building on Freeman Avenue, a vacant property he acquired about two years ago. Built in 1929, the school has been closed since 2007 because of its poor condition and students’ declining enrollment. Some in the neighborhood say the building has been languishing over time, as evidenced by its cracked and boarded up windows and the weeds springing up from the pavement in its front yard. In 2018, it was reported that a part of the

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Much Like a Firework, Katy Perry Creates Sparks in Her Home Choices

Singer Katy Perry continues to create sparks in the real estate market. Over her years in Los Angeles, the chart topper has bought and sold multiple properties—and even attempted to snag a monastery.

The “Firework” singer has plenty to glow about. Most recently, after welcoming a daughter with partner Orlando Bloom, she’s decided to shed some real estate and perhaps turn a profit to boot.

Given her impressive property portfolio, we took a deep dive on what the “California Gurl” has bought and sold over the years.

An extra house in Beverly Hills?

Most of us are happy with a fold-out couch when visiting friends.

However, if you’re lucky enough to be BFFs with Perry, your overnight stays are spent in high style. The singer kept a sweet pad not a minute from her main house in Beverly Hills for friends and family who needed a place to stay

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COVID-19 sparks renovation boom

Aussie families have jumped at the chance to renovate their properties during the coronavirus pandemic.

New lending data has revealed just how keen Australians are to give their homes a facelift,, with the average budget coming in at a whopping $63,188.

Victoria came in with the highest average renovation cost at $71,067, followed by Tasmania $67,416 and New South Wales $66,609. Queensland held the median at $60,560.

ACT ($58,466), Western Australia ($54,377) and South Australia ($53,524) were below the national average renovation cost alongside QLD, according to Suncorp Bank lending data retrieved from July 2019 to June 2020.

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Experts warn of sharp fall in house prices

28-year-old buys house sight unseen, again

Brisbane-based builder Mitch Picklington of Mitcon Build has been inundated with construction enquiries from households during COVID-19.

“We have been inundated with requests to quote for different jobs

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