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NANCY GRACE

School Girl Orders Mom`s Murder? Aired 8-9pm

Aired April 6, 2015 - 20:00 ET

THIS IS A RUSH TRANSCRIPT. THIS COPY MAY NOT BE IN ITS FINAL FORM AND MAY BE UPDATED.

NANCY GRACE, HLN HOST: Breaking news tonight. "She needs to go," the bone-chilling words allegedly from a 14-year-old school girl she texts to

her boyfriend in the Army.

Bombshell tonight. Mommy`s body found covered in stab wounds to the head, neck, torso. Mommy`s body dumped in a shallow grave, blood evidence

leading back to Mommy`s car. Another reported text from the little 8th- grader to her adult tattooed boyfriend, quote, "She`s lying about my age. Just do it."

(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: "She needs to go, Caleb, right now. You don`t understand."

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Police say 14-year-old Jamie Silvonek helped her boyfriend murder her mother.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: "Please do it. I`m going to throw up."

(END VIDEO CLIP)

GRACE: And live, Blaine County suburbs. She had worked at the local hardware store for years. Several times, she noticed a foul and unusual

taste in her morning coffee. But when Pat Moss (ph) goes back to her desk, she spots a co-worker, 34-year-old John Lind (ph), with his back turned

toward her, both hands in front of him near his genitals.

She notices a strong odor that resembles urine but was, quote, "different and strange." Her coffee smelled the same way. It rang a bell.

Did her 34-year-old co-worker ejaculate into his love object`s coffee to, quote, "get noticed"?

(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: It is a sexual assault. I was sexually assaulted.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Moss says she realized what she thought was spoiled coffee over the past six months was something far more outrageous.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: My worst thought was, is I have to go through STD testing for a year, and he`s going to get off.

(END VIDEO CLIP)

GRACE: And live, Virginia. Stunning developments in the story of this missing 5-year-old little boy, Noah. In the last hours, the 5-year-old

boy`s parents arrested for neglect. Neglect? What about murder?

(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: The investigation into the cause of his death and circumstances surrounding it are a priority at this time.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Davis (ph) says they charged the parents after getting information during the course of their investigation.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: No tips and no calls led them to drain a septic tank. So the big question is, how did Noah die?

(END VIDEO CLIP)

GRACE: And we go live, an entire family poisoned on a dream vacation?

Good evening. I`m Nancy Grace. I want to thank you for being with us.

Bombshell tonight. "She needs to go," bone-chilling words from an 8th- grade school girl she texts to her grown boyfriend in the Army. Bombshell tonight. Mommy`s body found covered in stab wounds to the head, neck and

torso. Mommy`s body dumped in a shallow grave, blood evidence leading back to Mommy`s car.

Another reported text from the little 8th grader to her adult tattooed boyfriend, quote, "She`s lying about my age. Just do it." Just do what,

murder her mom? We are talking about a middle school girl, just barely in the 8th grade, and her much older tattooed boyfriend.

Straight out to Solomon Jones, WURD. Solomon, thank you for being with us. Now, let`s start at the beginning. The little girl, the 8th grader, is

dating a grown man in the Army and the mom what, opposed that, rejected that dating scenario?

SOLOMON JONES, WURD (via telephone): Yes. The mom found out about the relationship in early March and ordered them to end the relationship. They

did not, and the mother objected to that and really was putting pressure on the young woman, on the teenager, the child...

GRACE: Wait a minute. Hold on, Solomon.

JONES: ... to end this relationship.

GRACE: Solomon, she just got in the 8th grade. She`s in middle school, all right? She`s not a young woman, she is a child, a child who is dating,

let me put that euphemistically, a grown man covered in tattoos in the Army? Him? Yes, no wonder she`s angry.

But my question tonight is how does Mommy, the mommy of this 8th grade little girl, end up stabbed to death multiple times, in a shallow grave?

How does that happen? Take a listen to these texts.

(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: "Caleb, if she asks you about your age, say 16-and-a- half again and that the reason you said 20 is you were used to lying about it to fellow soldiers in the Army to avoid harassment. And so when you`re

in stressful scenarios, it just comes out."

[20:05:08]"She needs to go, Caleb, right now. You don`t understand. She threatened to throw me out of the house. I want her gone. I just need you

to be able to come over so we can do whatever necessary, honestly."

(END VIDEO CLIP)

GRACE: "To do whatever necessary, honestly"? To Manuel Gamiz, reporter with "Morning Call." Manuel, I assume that means, I want you to be able to

come over and have sex with me in my parents home whenever I want?

MANUEL GAMIZ, "MORNING CALL" (via telephone): Yes, that`s exactly what she was trying to do in this case.

GRACE: Everybody, you are seeing right here the Army boyfriend, covered in tattoos, dating a middle schooler, an 8th-grader. Now, we know the texts

that the middle schooler was angry, but would she go so far as to murder her mother?

Take a listen to these bone-chilling texts she sends her boyfriend.

(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: "I`m outside."

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: "My mom`s outside so I`m waiting until she comes back in so I can hug you."

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: "I know. I saw her."

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: "Actually, I take that back. I`m coming out, but don`t touch me or anything until we get in my basement. Wait. I don`t see

your car."

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: "Just come outside."

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: "Where even are you? Don`t do anything, OK?"

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: "You can see me from your garage door."

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: "Tell me where you are."

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: "Oh, my God, just come outside. I promise I`m here."

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: "I`m waiting for her. OK, I`m by my garage."

"I`m going to go to the bathroom while you do it, OK? I`ll come right out as soon as you`re done. Why don`t we wait until we get in the car with

her."

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: "Fine."

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: That would be easier for you, I would guess, Caleb. Caleb, leave the age thing alone. Just do it. Caleb? Caleb, seriously."

(END VIDEO CLIP)

GRACE: Unleash the lawyers. Joining me, Bradford Cohen out of Ft. Lauderdale, defense attorney, and Troy Slaten, defense attorney out of LA.

First of all, let`s go to you, Troy Slaten out of LA. Now, these texts to me are very clear that the girl, an 8th grade girl in middle school, is

asking her lover, her boyfriend, to murder her mother. To me, it`s very clear. And who else would be responsible? I`m you`ve got these two

texting back and forth.

What do you want me to believe, that in the midst of all their texting, somebody else murdered the mom?

TROY SLATEN, DEFENSE ATTORNEY: Just because she texted doesn`t mean that she actually did it, Nancy. You know, this is a 14-year-old girl. You

said it from the outset. This is a school girl! How can a 14-year-old form adult intent to commit murder? And that`s what the prosecutors are

saying here. It just...

GRACE: Hold on. It`s not just her. There`s also the boyfriend in this scenario.

I want to go back to Solomon Jones, WURD. So Solomon Jones, we know these two are dating, sleeping together. But does the much older boyfriend, the

Army guy -- does he know she`s just 14?

JONES: He knows that she`s just 14 because the mother showed her passport. This is according to text messages that they found. The mother showed the

soldier the child`s passport showing what her age was.

GRACE: Hold on, right there, though...

(CROSSTALK)

GRACE: Right there, though, Solomon, that suggests to me that the boyfriend did not know. If the mom is going, Look, here`s her age on her

passport -- why would she be doing that unless the girl had convinced him she was of age?

Everybody, we are talking about a mom found dead, covered, covered in stab wounds. She`s buried in a shallow grave.

Matt Zarrell, let`s talk about the condition of the body and the crime scene, if we`ve got one, and what we can learn from that. Would a little

8th grade girl actually order the murder of her mother? What do we know about the body, Matt?

MATT ZARRELL, NANCY GRACE PRODUCER (via telephone): OK, so police say that the victim`s body was covered -- covered in stab wounds. The victim was

stabbed in the head, neck and torso multiple times, that she had contusions, abrasions and sharp force injuries to the head, neck, torso and

extremities.

GRACE: You know, Ben Levitan, telecommunications expert out of Raleigh -- Ben, I`m sure you`re familiar with this case. In this case, the mom,

Cheryl Silvonek, is found brutally stabbed dead. She`s buried in a shallow grave.

And Matt, how far away was that from the car that Mommy was driving that night.

ZARRELL: Less than a couple miles. It was pretty close.

GRACE: How far off the road was it?

ZARRELL: Not that far off the road. It was in a wooded area in this brush that was covered by dirt, loose packed dirt and snow.

GRACE: Ben Levitan, you`re the telecommunications expert. I want you to listen to a few more of these texts. Did an 8th grade girl order her much

older boyfriend to murder her mom when Mommy disapproved of their relationship? Listen to these texts.

(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)

[20:10:08]UNIDENTIFIED MALE: "Next time we`re out of sight."

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: "OK, baby. I love you. We can do this. We`ll just drive her car then, right?"

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: "No, that leaves us as the suspects."

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: "Then what will we do?"

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: "Five back, and get mine, drive."

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: "Damn. I thought we were going to six back? We can just drive hers. We will have to."

"I want her to shut her face and stop being fake. She just goddamn lied to you about my age, and now she`s pulling this?"

(END VIDEO CLIP)

(COMMERCIAL BREAK)

(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)

[20:15:00]UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Prosecutors say Cheryl told her 14-year-old daughter to stop dating 20-year-old Barnes.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: "She threatened to throw me out of the house. I want her gone."

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Police say Jamie lied to Barnes, telling him she was 17.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: "She just goddamn lied to you about my age, and now she`s pulling this?"

"I love you. We can do this."

(END VIDEO CLIP)

GRACE: Tonight, a stunning turn of events, a bizarre twist in the case. A young mom is found dead in a shallow grave, her body covered, riddled with

stab marks. We believe that the crime scene was Mommy`s own car. In that car, we find it smeared with blood.

Not only that, Matt Zarrell, didn`t neighbors hear Mommy or -- we don`t know if it was Mommy, but didn`t neighbors hear the car horn beeping and

beeping and beeping about 1:30 AM?

ZARRELL: Correct. That`s after (ph) about 20 to 30 minutes at 1:00 AM, there was a car horn blowing intermittently from a car parked in the

driveway of the victim`s home.

GRACE: You know what? Listen to these. These are texts that we obtained by the 8th grader to -- back and forth between her much older boyfriend in

the Army.

"Caleb, if she asks about your age, say 16-and-a-half again, and the that reason you said 20 is because you`re used to lying about it to fellow

soldiers in the Army." Because the boyfriend tells the mom straight up his age. She goes on. "She needs to go, Caleb. She needs to go right now.

You don`t understand. She threatened to throw me out of the house. I want her gone. I just need to be -- for you to be able to come over so we can

do whatever necessary, honestly," in other words, inviting her older boyfriend, her adult boyfriend into the home for sex.

To Solomon Jones WURD. Where is the father in this scenario? Where`s the dad?

JONES: So the father is there, and they are planning, apparently, to kill both, and mentioned the father`s insurance policy in terms my of what was

going to happen afterwards. So they had this whole thing planned not only for the mother, but for the father, as well.

GRACE: So they`re originally -- to you, Manuel Gamiz with "Morning Call" - - they were going to kill both parents?

GAMIZ: Yes, that was the plan. They were going to kill both parents, get the insurance payoffs. And then they were also discussing what would

happen with Jamie as far as custody is concerned. It was a very -- they didn`t really plan it -- they were planning on doing -- running away

somehow. They didn`t say where they were going to run to. But it was -- this whole plan just started happening a week before they actually...

(CROSSTALK)

GRACE: ... inside the Silvonek home. This is where the family raised the daughter up to the 8th grade, when she -- let`s go back in the home -- when

she decides she wants to be with her older boyfriend in the Army so much more that it`s worth killing her parents.

But that night, Matt Zarrell, where was the dad that night?

ZARRELL: That night, Dad was actually home sleeping. He had no idea what was going on.

GRACE: You know, Matt, what`s so chilling is, if they killed Mommy in the car -- and was the car in the driveway?

ZARRELL: Correct.

GRACE: Why was Mommy in the car at 1:30 in the morning?

ZARRELL: Well, according to what police are saying, the mom was bringing the 14-year-old and the boyfriend to this concert and was on the way back

from the concert and they parked in the driveway. They got in some type of argument, and that`s when the attack happened.

GRACE: So I guess, Manuel and Solomon, that the mom who had opposed the relationship was trying to at least control it, that she would take them to

the concert and bring them home, versus him taking her daughter, and like, checking into a motel all night long.

So the concert venue is at the local Hilton hotel. So Mommy takes them. And Matt, isn`t it true that there is video of Mommy in the lobby as she`s

waiting on them to get out of the concert?

ZARRELL: Correct.

GRACE: So we know she`s alive then.

ZARRELL: Yes, we do. And we believe that she`s also alive up until about 1:00 AM, when the neighbors start hearing the loud horn from the car in the

driveway.

GRACE: So she takes them to the concert -- don`t they stop at a diner and have...

ZARRELL: Yes, police have surveillance video from 12:00 AM to about 12:45 AM of just the boyfriend and the middle schooler eating. No sign of Mommy

anywhere.

GRACE: OK, let me understand this. Manuel Gamiz, "Morning Call" -- so Mommy, in an attempt to try to control the relationship, if she can`t stop

it...

GAMIZ: Correct.

GRACE: She agrees to take them to this concert. They want to stop and eat. They stop and eat. You know, the whole time they`re probably talking

about killing her, and she`s letting them be alone. She`s letting them have a date. She`s sitting out in the parking lot while they`re eating at

Chris`s (ph) Restaurant. Then they go home.

Do I have the scenario right, Manuel? Manuel?

[20:20:05]GAMIZ: Yes, that`s correct. Authorities actually believe this was her last-ditch effort to actually break up this relationship. She

didn`t want them to be alone at this concert because he had already bought the tickets, so she went with them. She didn`t go in the concert, but she

was seen in the lobby while they were in the concert.

And she was also seen in her car while they were dining at the diner, which is about a mile-and-a-half away from their home. So this is actually her

last attempt to break them apart.

GRACE: And so after they eat at the diner, probably talking about her murder the whole time, and she`s -- they`re probably looking at her through

the window, through the diner window. She`s probably sitting right out there in the parking lot.

Matt Zarrell, they go home, OK? Then what do we know?

ZARRELL: Well, we know from 1:00 to 1:30, we hear the car horn. At 1:35, a neighbor sees the middle schooler walk outside...

GRACE: Wait a minute, Matt. Matt, right there, that`s just killing me because you know what the car horn was.

ZARRELL: Yes.

GRACE: It`s got to be Mommy out there where they are stabbing her dead. They`re stabbing her to death in the car and she`s trying to blow the car

horn to get somebody`s attention. And the husband is inside and sleeps through the whole thing.

ZARRELL: Yes, and the blood smears on the doors, Nancy, on the windows, could indicate that the mother was fighting for her life inside that car.

(COMMERCIAL BREAK)

(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)

[20:25:17]UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Investigators say she encouraged her boyfriend, Army Specialist Caleb Barnes, to kill her mother.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: "Why don`t we wait until we get in the car with her."

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: "Fine."

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: "That will be easier for you, I will guess."

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: The mother was found dead in a shallow grave.

(END VIDEO CLIP)

GRACE: You`re seeing the look (ph) -- the home of the Silvoneks. I`m talking about Cheryl and her husband and her daughter, an 8th grade girl

who had started a relationship with a much older adult male in the Army. Of course, Mommy objected to the relationship -- Mommy found dead in a

shallow grave.

Another issue, Troy Slaten and Bradford Cohen. I guess, Bradford, you know about their late night trip to Walmart. This is after Mommy`s murdered in

the car. And she`s beeping on the horn to try to get her husband to come out and save her life. You know, the daughter`s in the car while all this

is happening. Then they go to Walmart. You know about that, Bradford?

BRADFORD COHEN, DEFENSE ATTORNEY: I`ve heard about it. You know, like I - - like you were discussing before, there are a lot of moving parts on this case. It`s not generally just the texts that would be the most damning

information. I mean, the texts alone -- they`re texts. The information that they`re going to garner from those texts are really the thing that`s

going to happen. The tape from the Walmart, the tape from the diner -- those are the things that are going to build together a case.

GRACE: Let`s talk about Walmart. Matt Zarrell, so after the mom is out in the drive way with her last breath, blowing the car horn, Please save me --

what happens?

ZARRELL: OK. So we`ll start there at 1:340. At 1:35, a neighbor tells cops he sees the middle school girl leave the car unaccompanied, go into

the garage, 1:35 AM. At 2:08 AM, there`s video inside Walmart showing the middle schooler and her 20-year-old boyfriend walk into the store. Police

say at no time does the middle schooler appear to be under duress or being coerced.

They purchased multiple items, including gloves, bleach, rubbing alcohol, a box cutter and a file. Then they leave the store about 2:31. But as

they`re leaving the store, police say that they can be seen joking with each other, and the middle schooler flipping up the hood of the boyfriend`s

sweatshirt over his head as they leave the store.

GRACE: Well, there goes the Stockholm defense, the coercion defense, because she`s flirting and playing with him in Walmart.

OK, if you buy the prosecution`s theory, she just sat in the car, in the back seat, I guess, or front seat, and watched her boyfriend stab her

mother dead. Now, this is just after a series of texts between the family, where she made straight A`s at school. The 8th grade girl makes straight

A`s.

And the father and the mother and the girl are Facebooking back and forth or texting about how they`re going to get her this special chocolate that

she loves to reward her. And the father says he -- The chocolate brittle is back -- it must be some kind of a -- oh, brownie brittle -- to reward

her. It`s fabulous, so proud of you, love you.

OK, you know what? Fabulous, so proud, love you -- that was the frame of mind the mom had toward her daughter. And after she sits in the car

watching her mother get stabbed over and over and over and the mom trying to blow the horn to save her life, hoping her husband will hear, the body

is buried in a shallow grave, and they are caught at Walmart on video flirting and laughing.

Ben Levitan, telecommunications expert, when you`re at Walmart at 4:00 o`clock in the morning buying gloves, bleach, file and alcohol, there`s

nothing good about that.

How will the phones and the texts help prove this case?

LEVITAN: Nancy, you know -- you know, we talk about phones all the time, but these are computers. These are computers, and those text messages and

-- are going back and forth. They exist on two phones and at the phone company. This is going to -- this is going to be easy for the police to

create this digital diary of the activity of these people over a month.

But the shame of this, Nancy, is that if the mother was monitoring her daughter`s text messages, this would have never happened. It`s

unbelievable that this happened.

(COMMERCIAL BREAK)

GRACE: Live Blaine County suburbs, she worked to the local hardware store for years and several times notices and foul and unusual taste in her

morning coffee. But when Pat Maahs goes back to her desk, she spots a coworker, 34 year old John Lind with his back turned toward her, both hand

in front of him, near his own genitals. She notices a strong odor that resembles urine, but was "different and strange." Her coffee smells the

same way. It rang a bell.

Did her 34 year-old co worker ejaculate into his love objects coffee to "Get Notices."

PAT MAAHS: He look over his shoulder, had the beer and the headlights (inaudible) and promptly left the room and I went, "Oh, my goodness."

Because that`s when I put it all together that that`s what I was actually tasting in my coffee from previous occasions.

We worked together that whole 14 years and he was a trusted fellow employee. So what does that say?

GRACE: Straight out to Meredyth Censullo, a investigative reporter, all right, you know what? This is almost too much to believe. So this guy

wants to get noticed by his love object, she comes back to her desk at the hardware store, she`s been working there for a long time. And his got his

back to her, his hands obviously at his genitals. She says he turns around, he looks at her like a dear in the headlight and she notices a foul

smell and unusual and different taste to her coffee. What do you know, Meredyth?

MEREDYTH CENSULLO, INVESTIGATIVE REPORTER: I mean could you imagine when you put two and two together, so she has noticed for a while, my coffee

doesn`t taste quite right, maybe the milk has just gone bad. But when she saw John Lind at her desk and he was so startled and he left his hands down

in front of his crotch and left the room in a very hurry fashion. She realized, "Oh my josh, this is really happening."

And then the evidence was right there on her desk, there was a liquid substance there, she also smell the substance in her coffee get cup and she

realized that after the past couple of months that smell, that weird taste, the weird substances around her desk, now she knew where they were coming

from. So she was pretty terrified as you can imagined.

GRACE: Joining me right now is special guest Pat Maahs, who drink the coffee. You know, Pat, a lot of people have asked saying, "Well didn`t she

just quite drinking the coffee?" Well you know what? I ask my same self that all the time, if I go to Starbucks or Dunkin Donuts, it taste burn.

But yeah, like he`s going to back. So tell me when did you first start noticing tasted unusual?

MAAHS: Well I first started noticing it probably about six months before I actually walk in on him.

GRACE: So about six months. And you notice the coffee tasted unusual, where were you getting the coffee?

MAAHS: It was coffee that I made at home an I was putting sugar free flavored cream into is. And sometimes when you`re -- when you eat sugar

free food products, you get that bitter aftertaste with -- from the sugar free ingredients that they put in it and that`s what I was assuming it was.

I thought the flavored cream I was putting in my coffee was going to bad.

GRACE: And, you know, Pat, again, people say why did you keep drinking it? Well you don`t assume that your coworker has ejaculated sperm into your

coffee, you think the least disturbing thing, "That creamer is awful." Or, you know, you don`t really change your routine because you in your mind

rationalized what`s wrong with the coffee, so this was always coffee you brought from home?

MAAHS: Yes, it was.

GRACE: And so you were not getting it at the office coffee machine?

MAAHS: No, it wasn`t like a situation where I was getting it at the coffee maker and he was (inaudible) the coffee block, it was generally the cup

that I brought in the morning from home and had been, you know, when you prepare your coffee before you leave at work, what do you do? You dump in

you cup about 6:30 in the morning, in about 10:30 in the morning you got an inch left in the bottom of the travel tumbler you put it in.

You take a (inaudible) out of it and you, "Oh my, that`s was in there (inaudible), and you go rinse it out.

GRACE: OK, you know, I`m trying to get my mind around this, everyone with me is Pat Maahs. And she work at this hardware store, the local hardware

store for long time. this coworker apparently has huge crush on her. To get noticed, he allegedly ejaculates, masturbates when she leaves her desk

into her coffee, onto her desk.

When you got there that day, Pat, what did you observe?

MAAHS: It seems like -- in the morning it seem like it was a normal morning and everything seem to be fine, you know, going about my normal

routine and didn`t see that there would be anything unusual for that particular day. Until I return back to desk and I caught him right there

by the corner of my desk.

GRACE: For those of you just joining us, we are live. A coworker reportedly ejaculating, masturbating into his friend, a female friend`s

coffee to get noticed at work. Also, Meredyth Censullo, weren`t there reports that he would go around with his zipper undone too?

CENSULLO: Right, there were occasions when Pat told police she observed him walking around the office, approaching her with his zipper down. As

you can understand, it made her very uncomfortable and she said to him, "Listen, cut it out. You do this one more time and I`m going to report

you, this is not appropriate." So there were other incidences where the behavior was just not appropriate for the workplace or really anytime

actually.

(COMMERCIAL BREAK)

MAAHS: It is a sexual assault, I was sexually assaulted.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Maahs says she realized what she thought was spoiled coffee over the past six months was something far more outrageous.

MAAHS: My worse thought was as I have to go through STD testing for a year and he`s going to get off.

GRACE: You know, it`s almost unbelievable story, she has worked at the local hardware store as -- in office position for years and she kept

noticing a horrible taste in her coffee. It smells funny, it tasted funny and she just (inaudible) it off to her sugar free creamer she was putting

in there. Well now, coworker, 34 year-old man, John Lind is suspected of masturbating into her coffee to get noticed.

Back to Meredyth Censullo, investigative reporter as Pat Maahs, the victim in this case. So, Pat, that day -- I got Meredyth, let me go to you then.

Meredyth, question, how do we know -- how can we absolutely confirm that this is his sperm that he masturbated into her coffee? How do we know

that?

CENSULLO: Well Pat was really smart, she noticed that there was a substance on her desk, including on her hair scrunchie that -- I mean all

of use carry them around our wrist, we have a scrunchie there available. Well she have left hers on her desk and it was covered in this fluid. So

she actually preserved it in a baggie, so there`s evidence right there that could be tested for DNA.

But she also observed him at her desk with his hands at his genital area, she saw (inaudible)...

GRACE: OK, let me go back to Pat Maahs. Pat, tell me about the scrunchie and anything else you observed about your desk?

MAAHS: Well the hair scrunchie was laying there right next to my coffee cup. When we did report it to the police, they collected my hair scrunchie

and they collected my coffee cup, which have the remainder of the coffee in it. They also came back the next following day and they took samples off

the desk itself. And actually took (inaudible), that`s how we found out for sure, exactly what the substance was and...

GRACE: OK.

MAAHS: ... exactly who it came from.

GRACE: Have you spoken to him since all of this happened, Pat?

MAAHS: No, I have a harassment restraining order against him, he can`t come within two blocks from me.

GRACE: I went to lawyers, Bradford Cohen and Troy Slaithwaite (ph), amazingly this is not going to be treated as a sex assault case of any

type. She`s going to undergo STD, HIV, all sorts of testing for the next year. And he may get a sweetheart deal, where it`s just basically an

ordinance where there`s a 90 day maximum, it`s not even a sex assault.

Bradford Cohen, could you explain that? How can this not be a sex assault?

BRADFORD COHEN, DEFENCE ATTORNEY: Because in the state that it occurred in, they don`t have a law that addresses exactly what happened. If the

judge felt that it`s not going to met the criteria of a sex assault and it might meet the criteria of something else but certainly not a sex assault.

So in essence, a lot of states do have things that are -- make the felony. In fact, Wisconsin does.

GRACE: I can`t get my mind around this with me, is author abuse it, turning setbacks to -- Cheryl Hunter out of L.A. Cheryl, you are a crime

victim, how can this not be a sex assault?

CHERYL HUNTER, GRIEF RECOVERY EXPERT: Make no mistake, Nancy, this is a sexual assault, whatever the law says is one thing. But common sense and

these what he says another. It is...

GRACE: You know, unconscionable. To me it`s a (inaudible) really by some sort of fraud or trickery or deceit. With me, Path Maahs, the victim in

this case who drinks the coffee at work, her coworker had masturbated into because he had a crush on her. Pat, what do you make of the fact this is

not a sex assault?

MAAHS: Well when the original charges that were a criminal sexual conduct in the 5th degree were dismissed, I was very disappointed in the law. And

that`s when I started asking question. How can this not be a sexual assault? How can this not be a crime? Come on guys, how do I change it?

Because this needs to be addressed, it`s a (inaudible) whole in the system.

GRACE: Everybody, for those of you just joining us a coworker masturbates into coffee. Believe it or not, it`s not a sex assault. Clark Govan (ph),

how can it not be a sex assault, he tricked her into digesting, ingesting his sperm. He masturbated into her coffee at work, not once but many

times, onto her desk, try to wipe it up with her scrunchie.

If she haven`t thought quickly, would have no evidence, so she save the evidence. How can this not be a sex assault?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Well, Nancy, here`s what I understand, it does not meet the definition of sexual contact. Now, whether you`ll agree with that or

not...

GRACE: Are you trying to tell me Clark that you drink somebody`s sperm and it`s not sex contact? Is that what you`re saying?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: That`s what this law says, Nancy. And I also want to add very quickly that the defense attorney for these gentlemen, adds, he

has cooperated he has sat down with law enforcement, talk to them and he has pled guilty, no deal has been promise.

(COMMERCIAL BREAK)

GRACE: Now watch in Virginia stunning development on the story of a missing five little boy Noah Thomas. In the last hours, Noah`s parents

arrested for neglect, neglect what about murder?

(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: We`re investigating every lead or rumor that we hear.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: According the child`s mother, Noah was watching cartoons when she went to take a nap but when she woke up, young boy was

gone.

(END VIDEO CLIP)

GRACE: Well there`s more tell it that him just being gone. His body was found in the septic tank, the family`s septic tank dead. Matt Deal News

Director of WHIS. Matt, thanks for being with us. Here`s my questions, there`s an open septic tank, we`re showing our viewers right now.

Question.

MATT DEAL, NEWS DIRECTOR, WHIS: OK.

GRACE: . was there septic tank, an open septic tank the child could have fallen into or was is a close one so the child would have to be killed and

put in it?

DEAL: Well efficiently at this point in time the authorities haven`t revealed exactly what condition the septic tank was in when they found it,

however industry experts surround the area weighed in the subject and they confirmed it even with the newer kind of septic tank leads to have a

plastic lead, they`re typically buried underground and even if they are not buried, which they said this one was probably one of those local high rise,

they`re typically bolted on with six to 10 bolts and very, very secure so.

GRACE: So either -- let me go to Marc Klaas, President and Founder KlaasKid`s foundation and in addition to Matt Deal joining us, also with us

Dr. Tim Gaallagher pathologist and Stacy Newman on the story. Marc Klaas, what`s you take on this?

MARC KLASS, FOUNDER, KLASSKIDS FOUNDATION: Well, Nancy, the idea that she could have been asleep and somebody came and took the boy, murdered him and

then put him in the septic tank, is absurd on the face of it. The other scenario that he somehow wondered over to the septic tank, open it, climb

inside and pull the leads close behind him is also completely absurd. That leads one possibility. That leaves the family members and those were

closest to him.

GRACE: Dr. Tim Gallagher, the autopsy is not complete will the autopsy answer this question? Because there`s two questions in my mind, was it an

open top septic tank? Could he have fallen in? And two, will the autopsy show cause of death?

DR. TIM GALLAGHER. M.D., FORENSIC PATHOLOGIST: A (inaudible) show again, Nancy. Yes, the autopsy is going to be a very important linchpin in this

investigation. The autopsy can show that he ingested the content of the septic tank, therefore he was alive when he went in and the autopsy can

also show if he was assaulted and has suffered some traumatic wounds to his body.

GRACE: You know, Dr. Gallagher, I (inaudible) and sort of the fact that if he actually ingested the feces or the urine in the septic tank that would

show his alive when he fell in, which would point to a mistake, but what Matt Deal is telling me is that the newer type of septic tank, you got --

you have to unbolt it to get in there. And then how did he the top back on him?

GALLAGHER: Well that is true, Nancy. But I have several cases were the lid of the septic tank was not the correct lid or the lid does somehow

damage and not able to close and person have to walk across it and have fallen through the defective lid.

GRACE: I`m sorry that, Dr. Gallagher, I`ve never heard that scenario before. Matt Deal with WHIS, so the parents are arrested right now on

abuse and neglect but not murder. Now, does that mean they we`re neglectful and their child wonder out and fell in the septic tank or that

they were negligent in allowing the child to wonder out, get killed and his body hidden in the septic tank?

DEAL: Well actually this charges seems to point toward something a little bit more the nefarious. For one thing, I would point out that the infant -

- younger sister was taken from the home that day after Noah was reported as missing.

GRACE: Right.

DEAL: And the charges of they`re facing, Paul Thomas is facing two counts of a class six felony, which is a one to five and basically says a reckless

disregard.

GRACE: Right.

DEAL: . of human life, whereas Ashley is facing one of those that are in class four felony charges as well, which is specifically related to a sub

section that mention naming...

GRACE: Oh dear, so her charges more serious. Stacy Newman, what more do we know.

STACEY NEWMAN, NANCY GRACE PRODUCER: Here`s what so shocking and shocked this community just one day before the parents we`re charged, they were at

his funeral, 24 hours later, they`re behind bars, Nancy.

GRACE: OK, we`re going to the bottom of how he ended up in the family septic tank dead. We are not letting up. Let`s remember, American hero

army Staff Sergeant Joseph Kane, 35, Derby, Pennsylvania, bronze star, purple heart, combat action badge, love playing guitar, pasta favorite

food, parents Joseph and Mary, sister Joan, widow Michelle three children. Joseph Kane American hero.

Drew up next. I`ll see you tomorrow night, 8:00 P.M. sharp Eastern. And until then, goodnight.

END

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Sewage-disposal Tanks: A Guide To Caring For Them

October 12, 2015


If you reside in a backwoods or have vacation home in the middle of nowhere, you're no question acquainted with the form and function of a septic tank. In brief, a septic system is your own onsite sewage treatment establishment. It's used mostly where access to a municipal drain and sewer system is neither readily available nor economically sensible. A septic system runs out view and is odorless (when correctly kept).

A septic tank is fairly maintenance-free. A sound, correctly sustained tank might last indefinitely. Nevertheless, the leach field (the underground area where all the sewage drainpipes are located) will most likely call for some treatment or possibly substitute after about 15 to Twenty Years of service.

Complying with a couple of easy policies-- like not using way too much water and also not depositing materials in the sewage-disposal tank that microorganisms cannot decompose-- must assist making a septic system hassle-free for years. Do not forget that the septic storage tank does require to be cleaned out when also lots of solids launch up.

Be cautious regarding what you and also your household put into your septic tank. It doesn't take much to upset the delicate organic equilibrium within the storage tank. You can prolong the life of a septic system by seeing every little thing that's introduced to the system.

Remember the list below referrals:

Excessive water can upset the delicate biological balance within the storage tank, hence beating its ability to work marvels. Releasing even more water into the system compared to it could deal with could cause it to back up-- not a preferable occurrence.

Do not make use of extreme quantities of any house chemicals. You can use regular amounts of house cleaning agents, bleaches, drainpipe cleaners, and also other family chemicals without stopping the bacterial action in the sewage-disposal tank. But, for instance, do not unload cleansing water for latex paintbrushes as well as cans into your home sewer.

Do not down payment coffee premises, cooking fats, wet-strength towels (paper towels that do not dissolve easily, like the heavy-duty kind), non reusable diapers, face cells, cigarette butts, and also various other non-decomposable products right into your home drain and sewer. These materials won't decompose, will certainly load the sewage-disposal tank as well as will certainly connect the system.

Make use of a top quality toilet paper that separates easily when damp. One means to learn if your toilet tissue fits this summary is to place a handful of toilet paper in a fruit container half-full of water. Shake the container, and also if the cells breaks up effortlessly, the product agrees with for the sewage-disposal tank.

Prevent dumping oil down the tubes. It could connect drain and sewer pipelines or develop in the septic system and also plug the inlet. Maintain a separate container for waste grease as well as toss it out with the trash.

Baseding on the Environmental Protection Agency, due to the visibility of significant numbers and also kinds of microorganisms, enzymes, yeasts, as well as other fungi and microorganisms in regular property and also industrial wastewaters, the use of septic-system additives including these or other active ingredients is not advised.

You should have your septic tank pumped as well as washed by an expert every one to three years. A septic system in a north environment will certainly have to have the solids removed often than a container farther southern. (This geographic variation is mostly since cooler temperature levels prevent microbial activity and give much less decay of the sewage solids.) Just how frequently you need to have your septic system pumped also relies on the size of the storage tank, the volume of wastewater, and the number of solids enter it. Consistent foul odor, sluggish drains, and also drains that back up are all indicators that your septic system requires pumping. When in doubt, employ a septic pro.

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New Orleans real estate transfers - NOLA.com

September 10, 2015
NEW ORLEANS

Transfers for Aug. 1-7, 2015

1ST DISTRICT

Banks St. 3500: Philip Williams to Taylor P. Guiza, $225,000.

Carondelet St. 845: Indulge Island Grill LLC to Carondelet Restaurant LLC, $1,000.

Coliseum St. 1783, Unit E: Lauren E. Eckert to Melissa B. Harkins and Gregory S. Harkins, $140,000.

Girod St. 412, 414-16, 420, 422, 424-26, Notre Dame St. 425, Unit 504: 425 Notre Dame LLC to Patricia A. Krebs, $100.

Poeyfarre St. 920, Unit 358: Bienvenu Three LLC to Cristin Clement, $303,000.

Prytania St. 1115, Unit 205: Sara V.D. Santos to William E. Dixon Jr., Jennifer Alexion, Kimberly Golden and Daniel O'Connor, $277,000.

S. Peters St. 1111, Unit 219: John W. Appleford Jr. to Michelle L. Dupre and Jerry D. Dupre, $180,000.

S. Pierce St. 517-19: 517 S. Pierce Street LLC to Ashley E. McClaran, $392,000.

S. Scott St. 120-22: Brandi T. Hamad and Andrew V. Restivo III to Annette S. Torres and Jody R. Torres, $575,000.

Salcedo St. 415: Charles C. Clark and Sammy J. Koll to Jack E. Rader, $164,000.

St. Charles Ave. 1205, Unit 1313: Jeremias M. Alvarez to Christopher M. O'Connor, $179,250.

St. Charles Ave. 1205, Unit 901: Tyler P. Jones to Charles W. Breaux Jr. and Joan S. Breaux, $214,000.

St. Charles Ave. 1750, Unit 535: Vinod B. Aidasani to Earl J. Oubre Jr. and Mary T. Oubre, $342,535.

Tchoupitoulas St. 840, Unit 102: Annette B. Stuart and Frank W. Stuart Sr. to Fenchez LLC, $100.

2ND DISTRICT

Argonne St. 6134: Wayne L. Rupp and Wayne L. Rupp Jr. to Katie V.M. Voorhies and Richard P. Voorhies, $270,000.

Barracks St. 727, Unit 7: Nancy W. Opalack to Kimberly H. Scott and Mark T. Scott, $269,000.

Bienville St. 2525, 2529-31: Chinese Presbyterian Church to Spirit & Truth Family Worship Center, $107,500.

Bienville St. 2542-44: Dreamality LLC to Stellar Group Holdings LLC, $60,000.

Bienville St. 2542-44: Estate of Leroy Brown Sr. to Dreamality LLC, $60,000.

Bienville St. 929, Unit B: 929 Bienville LLC to Annamax LLC, $1,725,000.

Burgundy St. 1303, Unit 7: Harris E. McFerrin Jr. to Linda L. Thompson and Bruce Thompson, $359,000.

Burgundy St. 425, Unit 2: J.S.D. Jr. Properties LLC to Todd P. Corner, $400,000.

Catina St. 5810: Thomas F. Alexander to Katelyn F. Handley and Guy Handley IV, $335,000.

Catina St. 6650: G. Roth Properties LLC to Judy W. Hood and Jerry M. Hood Sr., $466,500.

Colbert St. 6723-25: Schmidt Homes Inc. to Gina G. Finney and Timothy P. Finney, $765,000.

Dumaine St. 1601: Providence Community Housing to Ashley N. Barra and Frankie D. Fox, $180,000.

Dumaine St. 929: Karen R. Varnado and Robert Varnado to Andrew Sarnat, Sole Proprietor Profit Sharing Plan, $118,000.

Gen. Diaz St. 6078: Kendall L. Giuffre and Brent M. Giuffre to Robert P. Ray and Kelsey A. Eagan, $773,000.

Gov. Nicholls St. 931, Unit 1C: Maureen L. Murphy and Philip E. Murphy to Elizabeth L. Cowan, $560,000.

Harney Alley 302: Joseph T. Gracianette Jr. and Shannon M.G. Stansbury to Clayton P. Coco, $463,000.

Harney Alley 304: Joseph T. Gracianette Jr. and Shannon M.G. Stansbury to Susan P. Coco, $137,000.

Iberville St. 2627-29: Victoria T. Do to Wayne J. Leger Jr. and Wayne J. Leger Sr., $75,000.

Iberville St. 3809-11: Bradley S. Duvernet to 3809 Iberville Street LLC, $12,500.

Lakeshore subdivision, lot 8, square 29: Succession of Shirley Flick Ruello, Robert R. Ruello, Shirley R. Brown, Charles E. Ruello, Kenneth B. Ruello Jr. and Jon M. Ruello to Joseph Azzarello Jr. and Gloria Azzarello, $675,000.

Louque St. 729-31: Patrick J. Lattie and Thomas B. Lattie to Benton P. Burke, $307,000.

Memphis St. 6945: Elisabeth A. Konrad to James M. Amato and Kelly Passantino, $190,000.

Milne St. 6742-44: Lynn F. Brien and Kelly P. Brien to Susan G. Shumate and Ronald A. Gural, $240,000.

N. Alexander St. 722-24: John Barry LLC to Lyric Cox, $455,000.

N. Bernadotte St. 317: Collin M. Arnold to Summer A. Wood and Kathryn T. Namba, $309,000.

N. Carrollton Ave. 950-52: Andrew D. Hollenbach to Joseph A. Vaccaro, donation, no value stated.

N. Galvez St. 1241: Vera W. Marigny to Earl J. Dejan Jr. and Stacy M. Dejan, $90,000.

N. Hennessey St. 633: C&A Property Investing LLC to Shannon M. Wycoff and Lucius J. Doucet III, $465,000.

N. Rampart St. 231, 233: Maria G.D. Gray to David C. Szwed, $445,000.

Oriole St. 114: Elena Irimia to Elena M. Irimia and Kelly L. Magee, donation, no value stated.

Orleans Ave. 5918: Ann V. Allen and John D. Allen to Lauren Edgett, $155,000.

Plover St. 18: Gayle F. Queyrouze to Gam T. Nguyen and Thongjohn M. Nguyen, $423,000.

Pontalba St. 893: Katie C. Kopcso to Schmidt Homes Inc., $135,000.

Rail St. 28: Jerrie M. Larkin and Frank E. Larkin to Heather M. Prat and Brandt J. Prat, $367,000.

St. Ann St. 2717-19: Alisha L. Hymel to 3805 Dauphine LLC and Crescent Home Buyers LLC, $98,500.

Woodlawn Place 5619: Ashley R. Wilson to Rebecca G. Courtney and Jonathan A. Courtney, $440,000.

3RD DISTRICT

Alba Road 4631: Emily E. Davenport to Kyle J. Groetsch, $209,000.

Almonaster Ave. 2339: Nottingham Associates LLC to Marietta Enterprises Inc., $52,000.

Alvar St. 821-23: Estate of Ruth Miller Hoffman, Henry A. Hoffman Sr. and Henry A. Hoffman Jr. to Lagraize Builders LLC, $196,000.

Arcadia Lane 8020: JPMorgan Chase Bank NA to 3D Enterprises International LLC, $65,000.

Arts St. 1824: Stamy Investments LLC to James B. Tideman, $275,000.

Aubry St. 2319-21, St. Bernard Ave. 2310: Pearl H. King and Robert King III to JMODS LLC, $21,575.

Bartholomew St. 1606: Donald Hudson to Allysun Mire, $225,000.

Briarwood Drive 7848: U.S. Bank NA, as successor Trustee to Bank of America NA, as successor by

merger to LaSalle Bank NA, as Trustee for the Certificateholders of the MLMI Trust Mortgage Loan Asset-Backed Certificates Series 2006-RM5 to Spot Light Enterprise, $27,500.

Burgundy St. 4223-25: Joanne L. Nehlig and Bonnie L. Greer to S Champlin Properties II LLC, $322,000.

Chartres St. 3200: James P. McCarthy Jr. and Paul C. Cramer to 3200 Chartres Street Investment Group LLC, $1,350,000.

Chef Menteur Highway 56998: City of New Orleans to Tetiana Brockhoeft, $19,701.

Clouet St. 1424-26: Tatyana Orlov to Aundeah J. Kearney and Amanda L. Kearney, $237,500.

Columbus St. 2611-13: Trainque Group LLC to Melanie S. Powers, $265,000.

Coronado Drive 4737: Consumer Credit Guide LLC to Travis Smith, $135,000.

Dauphine St. 5605-07: Lagraize Builders LLC to Michael A. Yodice, $314,995.

Deslonde St. 2516-18: Darlene S. LaBostrie and Derick LaBostrie Sr. to Richard Sylve, $130,000.

Deslonde St. 626: Lisa A. Giarratano to Kevin T. Hackett and Donna M. Cavato, $245,000.

Downman Road 3961-63: Loraine Miller to Toni A.M. Williams and Jermone D. Williams, $40,000.

Elysian Fields Ave. 930: James F. Crawford and Audrey M. Crawford to Robert S. Hagan and Michelle Hagan, $1,300,000.

Esplanade Ave. 1029, Unit 9: Tyler J. Henry to Scott P. Striplin, $450,000.

Flood St. 527: John F. Washington and Angela Batiste to Barron V.F. Hamilton, $285,000.

Forstall St. 616-18: T&T Real Estate Development LLC to Anne Yvonne Designs LLC, $58,500.

Forstall St. 616-18: R&E Investments LLC to T&T Real Estate Development LLC, $40,000.

Forstall St. 616-18: Richard Amos, Roland Amos, Vernon Amos and Maisha Duplessis to R&E Investments LLC, $20,000.

Heather Drive, Gabriel Court subdivision, lot 27: Wells Fargo Bank NA to GMRC Properties LLC, $53,500.

LaFaye St. 5165: Operation Homefront Inc. to Christopher McKnight, no value stated.

Lake Carmel subdivision no. 1, lot 8, square 3: Karen M. Allen and Doris T. Burvant to Charlene A. Cox-Simms and Lionel R. Simms Jr., $180,000.

Lancelot Drive 4659: Perry Becnel LLC to Jody L.M. Ingram and Bruce A. Ingram, $70,000.

Lapeyrouse St. 1922: Tabitha E. Haggerty to Karen G. Misbach and Kathryn M. Jaques, $228,500.

Lapeyrouse St. 2725-27: K&T Institute LLC to Kenneth C. Bordes, $300,000.

Lausat Place 3100: Michael S. Young and Veronica P. Young to Lacy M. Binafegha, $3,000.

Leon C. Simon Drive 2310: Donald C. Route and Djuana M.W. Route to Route Family Trust, donation, no value stated.

Lepage St., lot N, square 1525-26: Francesca L. Clesi to Brian D. Hebert and Kristy B. Hebert, $950,000.

Louis Prima Drive West 5842: Gerald Sayles and Gerald Sayles Jr. to Nikita Y. Taylor, $241,000.

Louisa St. 1705-07, 1717, 1723: Ida B.W. Hameed and Shakir N. Hameed to Andrea Adrian and Rebecca Leaning, $48,000.

Lurline St. 4926: Wells Fargo Bank NA to Department of Housing & Urban Development, $136,460.

Manchester St. 6731: J&J Galloway Properties LLC to Desiree C. Calvin, $55,000.

Marias St. 1812-14: City of New Orleans to Lesley F. Poche and Albert R. Poche IV, $37,800.

Marigny St. 4224: Adele L. Powell to Tyrone R. Powell Sr., donation, no value stated.

Marigny St. 4772: Aisha S. Jackson to Ellen D. Buch, $132,000.

Mexico St. 2244: Duyen H. Nguyen and Thanh T. Nguyen to Duy H. Nguyen, donation, no value stated.

Mirabeau Ave. 1622: Mirabeau Ventures LLC to Shelly Ochab and Chester A. Gougis, $325,000.

Mithra St. 1533: Greg Gourrier to Lily Leiva, $349,900.

Montegut St. 1309-11: Eddie Sheppard Jr. to Herbert S. Marcel, $15,500.

N. Dupre St. 1655: Sally E. Newhart to Victoria C. Labostrie, $315,000.

N. Miro St. 2213: Gulf Coast Bank & Trust Co. to Donald F. Lee Jr., $80,000.

N. Nemours St. 13501-03: Stephanie Blouin to Next Level Properties LLC, $30,000.

N. Nemours St. 13501-03: Next Level Properties LLC to Dancer Investments LLC, $53,000.

N. Rocheblave St. 1515-17: Caroline P. Mang to Leigh D. Wright, $268,000.

N. White St. 1468: Joseph J. Becker to 723 Esplanade LLC, $100.

Papania Drive 4936: Rashaad Kaiser to Charles Wilson, $28,250.

Papania Drive 4936: Sean R. Watson to Rashaad Kaiser, $26,000.

Paris Ave. 5300: Nationstar Mortgage LLC to Department of Housing & Urban Development, $178,185.

Pauger St. 2012: Security National Life Insurance Co. to D&G Homes LLC, $85,000.

Pauger St. 2423-25: Edmond Lewis III to Raquel V. Padilla and Jose Padilla, $14,500.

Piedmont Drive 3523: Lance F. Thomas to Chrystopher Darkwater, Margaret Spedale and Michael Uchikado, $180,000.

Piety Drive 4801: Julie D. Gilyot and Lee M. Gilyot to Ansley Gilyot, $110,000.

Providence Place 5520: Paula H. Young and Brenda H. Alexander to Jeffrey A. Rugon Jr., $177,000.

Reynes St. 1630: Valeria L. Schexnayder to Warren Schexnayder, $66,650, donation, one half interest.

Rickert Drive 5530: Pulver Equities LLC to Janice M. Brown, $136,000.

Sandy Cove Drive 7807: Department of Housing & Urban Development to Harvwood LLC, $10.

Scottwood Drive 7737: Joane D. Roberson and Mitchell Roberson to Geanine Sutton and Mark Harris, $158,000.

Sere St. 1608: Gail L. McDonald, Byron McDonald and succession of Linda Marie Leon to Mary A. Webb, $95,000.

Shaw St. 7730: RDG Construction & Development LLC to Rondalyn Fleming and Leon Fleming, $146,000.

Sister St. 919: U.S. Bank NA to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp., $70,000.

South Point subdivision, parcels VII-D, VII-B-1; Irish Bayou subdivision, section 8, lots 22-24, section 6, lot 29: Audubon Nature Institute to The Conservation Fund, $594,500.

Spain St. 826, Unit 12: Mary K. Cryar to Lori V. Turoff and Howard J. Turoff, $290,000.

St. Anthony St. 1312-14: Marvin Goodman, Kenneth Goodman and Edwin Goodman to KK2324 LLC, $16,743.

St. Anthony St. 1426-28: City of New Orleans to Tetiana Brockhoeft, $32,100.

St. Denis St., lots A-E, square 2481: Carriere & Dunn Tax & Accounting Services to J's Seafood Dock Inc., $72,500.

Touro Condominium, Unit 10: Sandra D. Presley to Kevin C. Presley, donation, no value stated.

Tupelo St. 1928: Hamilton A. Howard to Miriam J. Borjas, $10,000.

Warrington Drive 5028: Blake L. Crombie to Derick L. Bugg Jr. and Lee A.C. Bugg, $205,000.

Warrington Drive 5768: Standard Mortgage Corp. to Department of Housing & Urban Development, $119,811.

Western St. 5107: Gwendolyn M. Nolan and Andrew Nolan to Erica L. Martin, $118,568.

Wickfield Drive 5503: Project Home Again Foundation to Wyatt K. Higgins, $169,000.

Wisteria St. 2409: Alvin S. Lee Jr. to Tyrone R. Powell Sr., donation, no value stated.

4TH DISTRICT

Baronne St. 2301, 2309-11: Baronne Street Investments LLC to 2301 Baronne LLC, $590,000.

Baronne St. 2856: Noah Tsegai to Michael T. Stone Jr., $62,500.

Chippewa St. 2620: W.M. Cox LLC to Michele Johnson, $265,000.

First St. 2312-14: Greenway Properties LLC to 2312-14 1st Street LLC, $104,000.

Fourth St. 1213: Charles T. Lewis III to Bianca S. Gilbard, donation, one half interest.

Fourth St. 2221-23: Raymond Hauck to Elroy Alfortish, $67,000.

Josephine St. 1716-16 1/2, 1718-18 1/2, 1720-20 1/2, 1722-24: Nicole Livaccari to Marlene A.B. Plumlee, Roy D. Plumlee and Robyn K. Brooks, $164,000.

Livaudais St. 2833-35: DS 3 LLC to Jo Ann Vix Lozes and Edward G. Lozes, $115,000.

Loyola St. 3017-19: Latarsha S. Barnes to Linwood K. Pooler, $161,605.

Ninth St. 617-19: Donald Craig and Kim F. Craig to Shawn M. Briggs, $325,000.

Philip St. 802: Gabriel S. Delgado and Catherine H.S. Delgado to Charles M. Mead and Lisa N. Mead, $505,000.

Prytania St. 2726, Unit 9: Verius Property Group LLC to Kevin M. Carr, $370,500.

S. Broad St. 2721-23: Stephanie Simmons and Shane E. Porter to GCE 2723 South Broad LLC, $315,000.

Sixth St. 1816-18: Tess M.G. Lassai to Murelle K.H. Farmer and Mark A. Farmer, $225,000.

St. Charles Ave. 2100, Unit 12-H: Succession of Jane Marie Fuller Hoogerwerf to Cleta F. Plaisance and Nicholas Plaisance, $287,500.

St. Charles Ave. 2833, Unit 31: Saguaro Properties LLC to Curtis L. Raybon Jr., $309,000.

St. Charles Ave. 3000, Unit 201: Leila F. Schumacher to Carol B. Spencer, $600,000.

St. Mary St. 1520, Unit G: Kenneth L. Gilliam and Vicki L. Gilliam to John A. O'Kelly, $237,500.

Washington Ave. 1332: Patricia A. Atwood and James H. Atwood to 1332 Gallery LLC, $672,000.

Willow St. 2225: NONDC-Conventionally Finances Projects LLC to 2225 Willow St. LLC, $25,000.

5TH DISTRICT

Aurora Oaks Drive 448: Federal National Mortgage Association to Warren Blunt and Dantelle C. Blunt, $140,000.

Belleville Court 1: Metro South Realty LLC to 715 Central Ave. LLC, $50,000.

Brunswick Court 108: Department of Housing & Urban Development to 108 Brunswick CT Industries LLC and Theodore Goyins, $10.

Carver St. 3053: City of Orleans to Scarlette A. Oubre-Charles and Hammond Charles Jr., $4,310.

Castle Pines Drive 12: Janice V. Goddard and Kurt A. Goddard to Maria D. Rooney and John B. Rooney, $635,000.

Durham Drive 5515: Miles W. Barrett and Kim M. Barrett to Susan H. Baldwin and Patricia L. Baldwin, $310,000.

Gen. Collins Ave. 1441: Laura M. Reiff and Frank A. Carter to Karen L. Ford and Sebastian C. Gimenez,

$95,000.

Herald St. 738: Christine G. Breaux and Christopher M. Smith to Terese G. Aiello, $107,000.

Lavergne St. 226-28: W. Michael Molaison to Myrna S. Bacuetes, $145,000.

Pelican Ave. 300: Louise Rimington and James F. Evans to Beverly S. Bell, $300,000.

Pelican Ave. 409-11: Virginia A. Hebert to Charlene R. Hebert, $117,600, donation.

Prancer St. 2635: American Advisors Group to Spotlight Renovations LLC, $69,000.

Valentine Court 2120: Ruth R. McCusker, John P. McCusker and Joseph H. McCusker III to Lee Littlejohn, $118,000.

6TH DISTRICT

Annunciation St. 4022: Robert B. Schmidt to Susan M.B. McDaniel and Chapman B. McDaniel, $402,950.

Audubon St. 1400: Kelsey A. Eagan to GMG Ventures LLC, $445,000.

Cadiz St. 2658: Valmont Investments LLC to Erin E. Bambrick and Kevin J. Rogers, $470,000.

Cadiz St. 915: Patrick D. Stokes and Diana H. Stokes to Michael F. Melanson and Mary N. Melanson, $507,000.

Calhoun St. 1569: Succession of Harold J. Gagnet to Karen H. Gagnet and Spencer J. Gagnet, $700,000.

Camp St. 3908-10: Hans G. Luetkemeier and Erin B. Luetkemeier to 3908 Camp Street LLC, $555,000.

Constantinople St. 1128: Terry Tedesco Home Builders LLC to Charles D. Weekley Jr. and Jennifer Weekley, $995,000.

Constantinople St., lot 13, square 150: Marian H. O'Brian to 3966 Laurel LLC, $390,000.

Dryades St. 4929: Robert B. Ramirez to Mary M. Ramirez, donation, one half interest.

Foucher St. 2018-20: Pentek Homes LLC to 2018 Foucher LLC, $45,000.

Foucher St. 2113-15: CB NOLA Holdings LLC to Thea M. Pagel, $80,000.

Gen. Pershing St. 300: Joyce K. Wilson and Wilbert H. Wilson to NGHS LLC, $240,000.

Gen. Pershing St. 529: Cardell A. Thomas to Terry L. Wooley, $300,000.

Gen. Taylor St. 722: Henry Hayes to Southern Developers LLC, $257,000.

Jefferson Ave. 1725-27: Susan C.K. Schenken, Evan M. Schenken and Rema L. Schenken to John F. Clarke and Jennifer O. Clarke, $644,000.

Jena St. 1936-38: Aslie A. Happel and Klaus Happel to Rodney Montague, Marnie Norris, Bradley J. Thornton and Thomas Y. Huang, $539,500.

Magazine St. 3400, Unit 13: Alon Shaya to Michael Robertson and Sarah E. Joyner, $270,000.

Magazine St. 3433: GJ Holdings LLC to Stephen R. Sonnier and Roy W. Dunn, $1,005,000.

Magazine St. 4850-C: Jason D. Buch to Donald S. Bergeron Jr. and Emma J. Devillier, $110,000.

Magnolia St. 5821: Denise C. Woodall-Ruff to Megan P. Walther and Kyle F. Walther, $480,000.

Marengo St. 1100-02: Todd P. Corner to Jack F. James Trust, $417,000.

Napoleon Ave. 1314, Unit 14: Allan B. Corderman and Patricia E. Corderman to Kandice B. Snow, $100.

Palmer Ave. 2619: Jonathan M. Derham to Charlene G. Delaney and Timothy Delaney, $350,000.

Pitt St. 4821-23: Takami Tanabe to John P. Roy, $375,000.

Pitt St. 5340: Louis M. Fernandez and James H. Bennett III to Jennifer L. Kitner and Mark A. Mintz, $1.

Prytania St. 3921: 3921 Prytania Street LLC to Morris Kirschman & Co. LLC, $520,000.

Robert St. 1661, Unit 1661: Sarah S. Cooke to Toni J.B. Christopher, $274,000.

S. Dupre St. 1709-11: Christopher Klein to 1709 South Depre Street LLC, donation, no value stated.

St. Charles Ave. 4007, Unit 315: Whitney Bank to George T. Escousse, $160,000.

Valence St. 1104-06: Athelgra N. Gabriel, Tarey M. Meeks and Ronnie Meeks to Kim G. McAleb and William B. McAleb Jr., $425,000.

Valence St. 1928: Gloria O'Connor to DDW Properties LLC, $389,900.

Valmont St. 1404: Rebecca B. Johnson and Gregory R. Johnson to Kim A. Zweifler and Richard M. Zweifler, $1,813,000.

Vincennes Place 4008-10: Hillbrook Diversified Investments LLC to Tania Velasco, $325,000.

7TH DISTRICT

10th St. 217: Sotirios Vastardis to Edward J. Rusich Jr., $185,500.

18th St. 220: 220 18th Street LLC to Michael T. Baumgartner and Vilma Leal, $313,000.

18th St. 232: Ying Wang to Anthony J. Divincenti III, $305,000.

28th St. 242: Tyson Construction of Louisiana LLC and Three Baers LLC to Tina A. Meilleur, $515,000.

Belfast St. 8518: Regina C. Schlotzhauer and Rudolph J. Casaly Jr. to Better N.O. LLC, $145,000.

Bellaire Drive 6010: Valerie L. Stern to Wade B. Landry, $229,000.

Benjamin St. 7622: Rio Blanco Inc. to Macy L. McDaniel and Colby McDaniel, $360,000.

Birch St. 8625: City of New Orleans to Lesley F. Poche and Albert R. Poche IV, $25,100.

Burdette St. 1032: Scott M. Taranto to Heather L. Storer and Dylan J. Smith, $560,000.

Dominican St. 7819: Kimberly F. Parker to Madison S. Parker, donation, one half interest.

Eagle St. 3617: Brandon Perkins, Courtney P. Jones and Crystal P. Curtis to Cynthia L. Perkins, donation, no value stated.

Fern St. 2029: Albert J. Ward Jr. to Elizabeth L. Walsh, $350,000.

Fleur De Lis Drive 6700: Travis M. Palmer and Rachel S. Palmer to Brett C. Liuzza and Lindsey G. Liuzza, $338,000.

Hamilton St. 2624-26: Joe A. Garcia and Barbara Garcia to LeTroy J. Sinclair, $176,000.

Kenilworth St. 300: Cristin J. Clement to Casey G. Kucera and Brian D. Kucera, $425,000.

Lake Marina Drive 500, Unit 222: Gena B. Bubrig and Bill M. Bubrig to Raechel W. Schenck and Charles H. Schenck Jr., $158,000.

Maple St. 7428: Brian D. Hebert and Kristy B. Hebert to Cristina A. Garcia, $630,000.

Metairie Park subdivision, lot 51-A, square 15: Kevin H. Cross to Joanne M. Blanchard and John A. Blanchard, $325,000.

Pontchartrain Blvd. 6762-64: Succession of Joseph N. Bruno and Clare Investments LLC to My Three Sons LLC, $155,000.

Pontchartrain Blvd. 6768-70: Succession of Joseph N. Bruno and Clare Investments LLC to My Three Sons LLC, $155,000.

Pontchartrain Blvd. 6774: Succession of Joseph Bruno and Clare Investments LLC to My Three Sons LLC, $155,000.

S. Carrollton Ave. 2122: Pat F. Bass III, Michelle B. Miller and Michelle G. Bass to Iris B. Viera, Mary W. Viera and Dino E. Viera, $625,000.

Short St. 1125: William F. Rachal Jr. to Matthew G. Giepert and Jamie A. Clesi, $399,000.

Short St. 2419: Juan C. Obregon and Danielle T.C. Obregon to Della G. Mays, $295,500.

Stroelitz St. 9219: Alva C. Jackson to Michael J. Speed and Mary T. Speed, $84,000.

Neighborhoods misidentified: The neighborhoods of three homes pictured in the Aug. 21 edition of InsideOut were misidentified. The addresses and correct neighborhoods are as follows:

The house at 1406-08 Third St. is in the Garden District.

The house at 6048 Laurel St. is in Audubon.

The house at 2932 Chippewa St. is in the Irish Channel.

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Sun Life Financial completes acquisition of Bentall Kennedy Group - PR Newswire (press release)

September 8, 2015
Sun Life Investment Management adds leading North American real estate investment capabilities to institutional investment platform

TORONTO, Sept. 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Sun Life Financial Inc. ("Sun Life Financial") (TSX: SLF) (NYSE: SLF) and Bentall Kennedy Group ("Bentall Kennedy") announced today that Sun Life Financial has completed the purchase of Bentall Kennedy, one of North America's largest real estate investment advisors and providers of real estate services.

"Today, Sun Life Investment Management achieved a significant milestone, adding the premier real estate investment expertise of Bentall Kennedy to our high calibre real estate and commercial mortgage investment capabilities," said Steve Peacher, President, Sun Life Investment Management, and Chief Investment Officer, Sun Life Financial. "This transaction continues to expand and diversify Sun Life Financial's asset management pillar as part of our growth strategy, and further extends and strengthens our offering to institutional investors seeking alternative asset classes."

With over 100 years of history, Bentall Kennedy is a leading real estate investment company serving a global base of institutional clients and investors. Bentall Kennedy specializes in real estate investment management and real estate services, including property management and leasing. As of June 30, 2015, Bentall Kennedy had assets under management of approximately $28 billion and provided real estate services across 91 million square feet of properties.

"We are excited about the additional capabilities and resources that Bentall Kennedy will have as a Sun Life Investment Management company to further strengthen our North American real estate platform," said Gary Whitelaw, Group Chief Executive Officer of Bentall Kennedy. "We have seen overwhelmingly positive response to this next step in our evolution from our clients, from our industry and from our employees. We look forward to working together with our new Sun Life colleagues to continue to deliver exceptional client service and consistently strong results."

Bentall Kennedy continues to be managed by its current team, led by Gary Whitelaw, who joins the Sun Life Investment Management leadership team, reporting to Steve Peacher. Bentall Kennedy retains its brand and will operate as a unit of Sun Life Investment Management, which provides investment services to third parties and manages Sun Life Financial's general account assets. The two firms will combine their real estate and commercial mortgage investment management teams to have approximately $48 billion in assets under management, serving over 550 institutional clients and investors in these asset classes.

Bentall Kennedy's management team unanimously supports the transaction and is committed to continuing top-tier service and strong client relationships. Bentall Kennedy's former institutional shareholders, the British Columbia Investment Management Corporation (bcIMC) and the California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS) will continue as key clients of Bentall Kennedy under Sun Life Financial's ownership.

RBC Capital Markets served as financial advisor and McCarthy Ttrault LLP as legal advisor to Sun Life Financial Inc. Hodes Weill Securities, LLC served as financial advisor, Alexander Capital as Canadian sub-advisor, and Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP as legal advisor to Bentall Kennedy.

Forward-looking Information

Certain statements in this news release are forward-looking, including the statement concerning bcIMC and CalPERS continuing as clients of Bentall Kennedy, which is predictive in nature and depends upon or refers to future events or conditions. Such forward-looking statements are made pursuant to the "safe harbour provisions" of applicable Canadian securities laws and of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The forward-looking statements in this news release represent our current expectations regarding future events and are not historical facts. These forward-looking statements are not a guarantee of future performance and involve risks and uncertainties and are based on key factors and assumptions are difficult to predict. Except as may be required by Canadian securities laws, we do not undertake any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements contained in this news release. Forward-looking statements are presented to assist investors and others in understanding our expected financial position and results of operations as at the date of this news release, as well as our objectives for the transaction, strategic priorities and business outlook following the transaction, and in obtaining a better understanding of our anticipated operating environment following the transaction. Readers are cautioned that such forward-looking statements may not be appropriate for other purposes and undue reliance should not be placed on these forward-looking statements. Actual results could differ materially from those expressed in or implied by the forward-looking statements in this news release due to various risk factors. These risks all could have an impact on the business relationships of Sun Life Financial and Bentall Kennedy (including with future and prospective employees, customers, distributors and partners) and could have a material adverse effect on our current and future operations, financial conditions and prospects.

Additional information about risk factors can be found in the annual information form of Sun Life Financial Inc. for the year ended December 31, 2014 under the heading "Risk Factors" and other regulatory filings filed or furnished to Canadian and U.S. securities regulators available at www.sedar.com and www.sec.gov.

About Sun Life Financial

Celebrating 150 years in 2015, Sun Life Financial is a leading international financial services organization providing a diverse range of protection and wealth products and services to individuals and corporate customers. Sun Life Financial and its partners have operations in a number of markets worldwide, including Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Hong Kong, the Philippines, Japan, Indonesia, India, China, Australia, Singapore, Vietnam, Malaysia and Bermuda. As of June 30, 2015, the Sun Life Financial group of companies had total assets under management of $808 billion. For more information please visit www.sunlife.com.

Sun Life Financial Inc. trades on the Toronto (TSX), New York (NYSE) and Philippine (PSE) stock exchanges under the ticker symbol SLF.

About Sun Life Investment Management

Sun Life Investment Management is an institutional investment management arm of Sun Life Financial. Sun Life Investment Management includes the investment operations of Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada, Sun Life Investment Management Inc. in Canada, Ryan Labs Asset Management Inc. and Prime Advisors, Inc. in the United States, and Bentall Kennedy Group in North America. These Sun Life Investment Management operations have combined third-party assets under management of over $50 billion, as of June 30, 2015.

About Bentall Kennedy Group

Bentall Kennedy is one of North America's largest real estate investment advisors and one of its foremost providers of real estate services. Bentall Kennedy is a recognized global leader in Responsible Property Investing, currently ranked first globally in its category in the Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB) study, the broadest measure of governance quality and sustainability performance in the global real estate industry. Bentall Kennedy is a member of UN Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) and has received the Energy Star Partner of The YearSustained Excellence Award for the past 5 years.

The GRESB benchmark, based in the Netherlands, is committed to assessing the sustainability performance of real estate portfolios around the globe. They conduct an annual survey that measures the ESG performance of listed and private property funds. The 2014 GRESB study included 637 participants covering 56,000 buildings with an aggregate value of US$2.1 trillion. The published report cites the organization and/or fund ranked first for each asset class; retail, industrial, office, residential, healthcare and hotels, and a diversified category in each of the following regions; North America, Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand. Bentall Kennedy ranked as the top performer among the 157 companies globally in the Diversified category, including all its asset classes. Bentall Kennedy was ranked as the top firm globally for the Diversified property type in the 2014 GRESB study.

The Energy Star Partner of the YearSustained Excellence Award is issued by Energy Star and recognizes Bentall Kennedy's continuous commitment to improve the energy performance of its real estate portfolio through the use of Energy Star tools and resources. Energy Star is a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency voluntary program, which was established in 1992. It promotes the adoption of energy efficient products, practices and services.

Note to editors: All figures in Canadian dollars unless stated otherwise.

SOURCE Sun Life Financial Inc.

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Dubai Property Prices Fall Most in the World, Knight Frank Says - Bloomberg

September 8, 2015
Dubai property prices fell by 12.2 percent during the past year, the largest drop in the world, according to real estate consultancy Knight Frank.

The decline in the twelve months through June was the biggest in 56 mainstream residential markets and larger than the 12 percent fall in real estate prices in Ukraine, which has been hit by almost two years of protests, a separatist insurgency, and political upheaval, Knight Frank said Tuesday in a report. Prices in Dubai fell 2.8 percent in the second quarter. Hong Kong was the best performing residential market, with prices up by 20.7 percent.

Over the past decade, Dubais property market has swung from boom to bust and back again. Price gains in the two years through 2014 recouped much of the losses incurred in a 2008 collapse that pushed the city to the brink of bankruptcy. Then, prices started falling again this year amid oils slump and weaker currencies in Russia and Europe. Regulators also introduced caps on the size of mortgages and doubled transaction fees to deter speculation.

Weaker demand, a strong U.S. dollar and ongoing cooling measures have dampened sales volumes in the mainstream sector, Knight Frank said.

The slump in Dubai real estate looks set to continue, according toa separate report released today by Cluttons. Villa prices will fall by a further 5 percent to 7 percent in the second half of the year, it said. Rental prices are also weak and are expected to drop another 1.5 percent to 2 percent in the second half, Cluttons said, although apartments continue to be viewed favorably by some investors.

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BlackRock's Saunders sees new opportunity in China real estate - CNBC

September 8, 2015
Yields in Chinese retail real estate investment markets have compressed to around 6 percent in the first half of this year due to expensive land cost and excess supply, according to property consultancy Colliers. They were about 9 percent a decade ago.

But yields are holding up relatively well for them even as capital values have weakened, Saunders said. BlackRock said it owns a shopping mall in the southwestern city of Chengdu.

Saunders, who joined from Singapore-based property investment firm MGPA when it was acquired by BlackRock in 2013, also saw opportunities in distressed residential projects in the mainland.

Read MoreRich Chinese may pour billions into US

China, the world's second largest economy, is forecast to grow at its slowest pace in 25 years hurt by soft demand, over-capacity and falling investment. It has been further buffeted by a recent stock market slide and surprise yuan devaluation.

Currency depreciation, in fact, can make real estate investment favorable, if a firm hedges its currency exposure early, he said.

"When a currency depreciates, hard assets tend to appreciate, because people take flight from paper currency deprecation into hard asset."

Other than China, Saunders said he is also upbeat on Japan, and Australia in the near term, adding that Hong Kong appeared "pricey".

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Dubai Property Prices Fall Most in the World, Knight Frank Says - Bloomberg

September 8, 2015
Dubai property prices fell by 12.2 percent during the past year, the largest drop in the world, according to real estate consultancy Knight Frank.

The decline in the twelve months through June was the biggest in 56 mainstream residential markets and larger than the 12 percent fall in real estate prices in Ukraine, which has been hit by almost two years of protests, a separatist insurgency, and political upheaval, Knight Frank said Tuesday in a report. Prices in Dubai fell 2.8 percent in the second quarter. Hong Kong was the best performing residential market, with prices up by 20.7 percent.

Over the past decade, Dubais property market has swung from boom to bust and back again. Price gains in the two years through 2014 recouped much of the losses incurred in a 2008 collapse that pushed the city to the brink of bankruptcy. Then, prices started falling again this year amid oils slump and weaker currencies in Russia and Europe. Regulators also introduced caps on the size of mortgages and doubled transaction fees to deter speculation.

Weaker demand, a strong U.S. dollar and ongoing cooling measures have dampened sales volumes in the mainstream sector, Knight Frank said.

The slump in Dubai real estate looks set to continue, according toa separate report released today by Cluttons. Villa prices will fall by a further 5 percent to 7 percent in the second half of the year, it said. Rental prices are also weak and are expected to drop another 1.5 percent to 2 percent in the second half, Cluttons said, although apartments continue to be viewed favorably by some investors.

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Property prices in Dubai plummet by more than 12pc - Irish Independent

September 7, 2015
Matthew Martin

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The decline in the twelve months through June was the biggest in 56 mainstream residential markets and larger than the 12pc fall in real estate prices in Ukraine, which has been hit by almost two years of protests, a separatist insurgency, and political upheaval, Knight Frank said in a report. Prices in Dubai fell 2.8pc in the second quarter. Hong Kong was the best performing residential market, with prices up by 20.7pc.

Over the past decade, Dubai's property market has swung from boom to bust and back again.

Price gains in the two years through 2014 recouped much of the losses incurred in a 2008 collapse that pushed the city to the brink of bankruptcy before a recovery.

Then, prices started falling again this year amid oil's slump and weaker currencies in Russia and Europe. (Bloomberg)

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Dubai Property Prices Fall Most in the World, Knight Frank Says - Bloomberg

September 7, 2015
Dubai property prices fell by 12.2 percent during the past year, the largest drop in the world, according to real estate consultancy Knight Frank.

The decline in the twelve months through June was the biggest in 56 mainstream residential markets and larger than the 12 percent fall in real estate prices in Ukraine, which has been hit by almost two years of protests, a separatist insurgency, and political upheaval, Knight Frank said Tuesday in a report. Prices in Dubai fell 2.8 percent in the second quarter. Hong Kong was the best performing residential market, with prices up by 20.7 percent.

Over the past decade, Dubais property market has swung from boom to bust and back again. Price gains in the two years through 2014 recouped much of the losses incurred in a 2008 collapse that pushed the city to the brink of bankruptcy. Then, prices started falling again this year amid oils slump and weaker currencies in Russia and Europe. Regulators also introduced caps on the size of mortgages and doubled transaction fees to deter speculation.

Weaker demand, a strong U.S. dollar and ongoing cooling measures have dampened sales volumes in the mainstream sector, Knight Frank said.

The slump in Dubai real estate looks set to continue, according toa separate report released today by Cluttons. Villa prices will fall by a further 5 percent to 7 percent in the second half of the year, it said. Rental prices are also weak and are expected to drop another 1.5 percent to 2 percent in the second half, Cluttons said, although apartments continue to be viewed favorably by some investors.

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