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Developers to bring on new lots in 2013

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New home construction heated up in 2012 and most in the industry expect that the building will continue into 2013. The Pikes Peak Regional Building Department issued 2,022 single-family building permits in the first 10 months of the year. There were more single-family permits issued in El Paso County this year than in any other… Continue Reading Developers to bring on new lots in 2013

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On Jan. 7, City Council will hear a proposal that might please the nine members — especially those who will continue in office after April 15, when a newly elected Council will be sworn in. A group of community leaders and media heavyweights (apparently including both Independent publisher John Weiss and Gazette editorial page editor… Continue Reading City Council: Chance for a raise?

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There was a lot of energy behind trying to create a downtown renaissance in 2012 — and advocates say to expect that energy to continue building in 2013. “The single biggest thing is going to be hiring a new CEO for the Downtown Partnership,” said Hannah Parsons, interim executive director. “Whoever it is will make… Continue Reading Downtown looks for apartments, new Partnership CEO in 2013

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Top 10 real estate deals of 2012

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The biggest real estate deals of 2012 had a common theme. Seven of the 10 were apartment complexes. As Nor’wood Development Group and a few others started construction on some of the first new apartments in Colorado Springs in the past decade, investors knocked on brokers’ doors looking for existing properties to buy. Continue Reading Top 10 real estate deals of 2012

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‘More of the same’ in commercial real estate

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The excitement and hope commercial real estate brokers put on display at the start of 2012 was mostly gone by the time they started trying to predict what will happen in 2013. “I think we all just wanted it to be behind us,” said Greg Phaneuf, a principal at Cushman & Wakefield Colorado Springs Commercial.… Continue Reading ‘More of the same’ in commercial real estate

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As 2012 draws to a close, the CSBJ takes a look back at the people who shaped the year: the leaders — in front of cameras and behind the scenes — who forged new directions in the region’s economics, politics, nonprofits, finance, health care and tourism. But no list would be complete without first recognizing… Continue Reading The people who shaped 2012

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Buy business equipment now for tax write-offs

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With all the “Bah, humbug” talk of the so-called fiscal cliff and worry over whether tax increases will be coming in 2013, some small-business owners may have forgotten about a tax deduction provision that could help with this year’s tax bill. Known as Section 179 Deduction in the tax code, it’s not sexy and has… Continue Reading Buy business equipment now for tax write-offs

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Advice: Provide disclosure when raising capital

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Many small-business owners with great ideas, products, or services form a business entity (such as a corporation or limited liability company) and begin operations, but do not have enough capital to fully develop, market, or expand their business. With banks and other financial institutions being subject to heightened scrutiny and increasing government regulation and oversight,… Continue Reading Advice: Provide disclosure when raising capital

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Pam McManus often wakes up in the middle of the night, trying to figure out new ways to get more people seen at Peak Vista Community Health Centers. The safety-net clinic has a waiting list of about 6,000 people — and that’s after McManus has whittled away at the 8,000 she inherited 18 months ago… Continue Reading Facing record growth, Peak Vista still handles demand

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In an uncertain health care environment, industry experts are sure about one forecast: An aging population will impact services, providers and payers like never before. But exactly how much it will stress the industry — and in what ways — is still unknown, those same experts say. Health care groups already are struggling to create… Continue Reading Aging population stresses many health care services

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