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Thursday, December 04, 2008

Homebuilder Kimball Hill Closes

by Calculated Risk on 12/04/2008 11:05:00 PM

Housing Ad, Sacramento AirportHome builder Kimball Hill filed for bankruptcy protection back in April. Now they are closing down ... and this reminds me of this great photo.

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This photo of a Kimball Hill advertisment was taken at the Sacramento Airport by Itamar in January 2008.

Hmmm ... bubble anyone?

From the Sacramento Bee: Another home builder falls
The prolonged housing downturn has claimed a new casualty, Chicago-based Kimball Hill Homes, a Sacramento and north San Joaquin Valley home builder since 1995.

The firm announced Tuesday it is going out of business.

The announcement came eight months after the privately held, medium-size builder filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. It builds houses in Sacramento, Rancho Cordova and Stockton.