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Springs, Denver make ‘most livable’ list

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Those looking to leave college life behind — whether via graduation or frustrated abandonment — may be interested in parentless places where they can live on the cheap while slaving to repay student loans. Well, now there’s a list for that. Vocativ.com just posted its own Livability Index, which the company calls a “semi-exhaustive, mostly… Continue Reading Springs, Denver make ‘most livable’ list

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As a young, single and freshly transplanted Coloradan, I’m no stranger to the woes of apartment hunting — as well as the dread of paying subsequent rent and utility bills. The Apartment Association of Southern Colorado released earlier this month its third-quarter “Colorado Springs Metro Area Apartment Vacancy and Rent Study,” which noted that our… Continue Reading Rent up, no vacancy: Young folks just want to move downtown

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Local rodeo moves on after split with PRCA

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Local rodeo moves on after split with PRCA

One year away from a historic anniversary, the Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo parted ways with the Springs-based Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association late last month, leading to each organization providing separate explanations for the fracture. As a result, the 2014 Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo will be the first in its 74-year history not to… Continue Reading Local rodeo moves on after split with PRCA

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Data released Thursday by a national housing-trend tracker show that overall foreclosures across the U.S. were up 2 percent in October, while the number of active foreclosure homes at auction in Colorado was up a whopping 124 percent. U.S. foreclosure filings did, however, did see a decrease of 28 percent compared to the same time… Continue Reading RealtyTrac claims state foreclosure rates up in October, down for year

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A recent survey conducted by Fort Collins-based Colorado Job Base shows positive trends in employment, salary and benefits throughout the state. The Colorado Employment Survey polled more than 70 regional employers of various sizes, sectors, pay-grades and market demographics and found that — among other things — 51 percent of the respondents plan to hire… Continue Reading Survey finds positive trends in Colorado job market

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The Pikes Peak Area Rotary Clubs announced Sunday they will give $1,000 grants to three local businesses affected by recent floods and fires. The three area businesses — Tac Tile LLC, Scale Models LLC and Black Forest Creative Arts Center — will receive the grants during a ceremony Wednesday at Black Forest Fire Station One,… Continue Reading Rotary Clubs to give 3 local businesses $1,000 grants

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Those looking to leave college life behind — whether via graduation or frustrated abandonment —  may be interested in parentless places where they can live on the cheap while slaving to repay student loans. Well, now there’s a list for that. Vocativ.com just posted its own Livability Index, which the company calls a “semi-exhaustive, mostly… Continue Reading Springs, Denver grab spots on ‘most livable’ cities list

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Local market cools, but still holding up

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Local market cools, but still holding up

Following a summer full of home sales hype, both the local and national residential real estate markets cooled off in September for the first time in months. Although the Colorado Springs market may be on the decline until the new year, local experts say it is faring better than most. After hitting the highest level… Continue Reading Local market cools, but still holding up

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Springs listed as No. 4 U.S. military boomtown

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Colorado Springs came in at No. 4 among America’s top 10 military boomtowns, according to a list compiled using U.S. Bureau of Statistics data from 2009 to 2011. The list, compiled by Texas-based tech startup SpareFoot Inc., showed that Colorado Springs has seen average annual population growth of 2.3 percent and an annual per-capita income… Continue Reading Springs listed as No. 4 U.S. military boomtown

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Griffis/Blessing manages Shops at Powers Center

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Local property management company Griffis/Blessing Inc. has assumed management of the Shops at Powers Center in northeast Colorado Springs. Griffis/Blessing was chosen by RPS Investors LLC to manage the 16,000 property at 5490 Power Center Point — at the southeast corner of Powers Boulevard and Research Parkway — in the city’s Briargate neighborhood. “Our knowledge… Continue Reading Griffis/Blessing manages Shops at Powers Center

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