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    $1.2 million Dream Home is a wooded oasis in west Wichita
    The Wichita Business Journal's latest Dream Home is made for a lover of the outdoors. New owners of this west-side home could stroll along Cowskin Creek to spot the passing wildlife, surrounded by stately 100-year-old trees. There's a dock to cast a line into the backyard pond. And even while indoors ? whether from the living room with its floor-to-ceiling windows or a sun-lit breakfast nook ? the outdoors come in. It has all the serenity of country living with nine acres of wooded property?

    Christie's International Real Estate expands to Denver ? with a $1B goal
    ?It allows us to expose the properties to a whole new level of buyer.?

    Birmingham ranks among top markets for housing affordability
    Metro Birmingham leaders have been using the Magic City's relative affordability as a selling point in recruitment efforts, and a new study gives them even more ammunition. A new analysis by financial technology company SmartAsset ranked Birmingham seventh for housing affordability out of more than 100 large U.S. cities. The Magic City ranked near the top despite its surging home values caused in part by low inventory. Of course, Birmingham isn't the only metro experiencing that dynamic. Montgomery?

    Developer proposes boutique retirement community near Canyon Farms
    The Lenexa Planning Commission has recommended rezoning for a project that will add 139 senior living units near Canyon Farms Golf Club. According to the Shawnee Mission Post, a developer has proposed building a multifamily development for retirees on 11 acres at 18200 Prairie Star Parkway. The project would utilizes a farmhouse design across the three-story and four-story split building. The 139 apartments will include one-, two- and three-bedroom units. The developer also plans to build 214?

    A complete guide of who is building apartments in DFW right now
    Who are the developers behind these projects and where exactly are these new complexes being built? The Business Journal has taken a deeper dive to see who the most active developers are, what the hottest area for new apartments is and when these new apartments might deliver.

    Photos: Most expensive homes sold in Houston in October include a 90-year-old house
    The 10 most expensive homes sold in the Houston area in October span an impressive range of years, sizes and geographic areas. However, the list prices for the 10 houses were much more uniform, falling between roughly $3 million and about $5.5 million, according to the Houston Association of Realtors. HAR ranked the homes by sales price, but does not disclose those figures. The listing price is included for reference. Click through the slideshow at the top of the story to see the top 10 most expensive?

    West Sacramento cohousing project moving forward
    Construction is still a few months off, and a project application hasn?t quite been submitted yet to the city of West Sacramento. But after years of working at it, members of the Washington Commons cohousing group are as close as ever to getting their project off the ground. ?The story is, we?re doing it,? said Anne Geraghty, a retired state employee who?s helped lead the Washington Commons effort. In Washington Commons, 12 households are on board to buy condominiums in what?s expected?

    Renting with pets? Landlords may want your dog's DNA
    More Twin Cities rental properties are allowing tenants with pets. But the costs of bringing Fluffy or Fido into an apartment are going up. Minnesota Public Radio reports on the hurdles facing pet-owning tenants, who may be asked to pay hundreds of dollars in extra deposits to cover their pet, along with extra rent of $50 or more animal. Some landlords want more than money: They want samples of pet DNA ? especially for dogs, who in theory can be identified if an owner fails to pick up droppings?

    Atlantic Station pedestrian bridge has "momentum"
    ?With the growth we?ve been experiencing in the Midtown, Atlantic Station and West Midtown neighborhoods, the interconnection for pedestrians and cyclists has never been more important,? said Rob Grunwald, president of Loring Heights Neighborhood Association.

    Young Triad residential developer expands into new markets, storage facilities
    The first of a handful of planned Triad storage facilities is under construction.