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Bentley Land Bank Cancels Previous Listing Agreement

Posted 2/2/2017

By Jared Janzen

BENTLEY—The Land Bank canceled its listing agreement Monday night with the realtor that had been listing 37 of the Castle Estates lots. The agreement had been with Barney and Associates KW Signature Partners LLC.

This decision came less than two weeks after Land Bank officials met with agents from RE/MAX to begin plans for building several spec homes on lots that were not subject to the agreement with Barney and Associates.

City Attorney Brad Jantz said it remains to be seen whether RE/MAX will now list any of the 37 lots.

“They’re listing the four so far that were not subject to this agreement, and then you go through the cancellation process and then I guess we’ll see,” Jantz said. “Nothing’s been approved on any of those yet.”

Canceling the old listing agreement will give the spec home builder more prospects in the future.

“If you’re in a situation where you’ve got a builder, he’s going to want more than just those four lots,” Jantz said.

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