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Briefs: Economic Forecast Breakfast scheduled+

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The wheeling and dealing continues in Colorado Springs – a reassuring update in view of the current economy. Thanks to those all of you who submitted your many sales and lease reports this month. You guys have been working hard and could use a vacation! How about a few days in Cancun, Vail or Pebble… Continue Reading Briefs: Economic Forecast Breakfast scheduled+

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With vivid memories of an up and down 2001 behind us, the New Year looks promising. Recession fears, though real, are subsiding as the word, “recovery” is popping up among some economists. The country may not be completely out of danger, but the business and real estate communities have worked hard to keep a sense… Continue Reading Real Estate: Year end updates and misc. other transactions

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With only a desk in the basement and a dream for financial independence, Tom Colwell gambled with his future. At the age of 52, he quit his job as president at Van Schaack Realty to grow his own real estate company. Now, eight years later and a successful business under his belt, Colwell is selling… Continue Reading Colorado Springs' Keller Williams Realty sells, plans for expansion

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Before a couple hundred single-family homes could join the pristine wildlife on an estimated 130-acre plot of land near the Big Johnson Reservoir, developers would have to overcome myriad obstacles. The biggest question, however, may be why anyone would want to live there in the first place. The area in northwest Colorado Springs had been… Continue Reading Colorado Springs housing developer interested in Big Johnson Reservoir

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Late hours at the office might be more fun, if one works in the office of the future. Jetson-like furniture and new technology is part of 2010 Work[place] design, a nonprofit corporation primarily run by OfficeScapes-Scott Rice, which along with RNL Design has developed the project since 1997. The 2010 concept occupies 6,700 square feet… Continue Reading Briefs: Project shows future of office design+

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Recession? That was the buzz word on the lips of two economists from the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, Mo., during their presentations at the 2001 Colorado Economic Forum at the Antler’s Adam’s Mark Hotel on Tuesday. C. Alan Garner, the bank’s assistant vice president and economist, discussed the challenges for monetary policy facing… Continue Reading Consumer spending remains healthy in slow economy

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Development plans submitted to city

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Nor’wood Development Group, 4065 North Sinton Road, submitted to the city its master plan for its Wolf Creek Ranch project concerning 1,651 acres near Blackforest Road and Research Parkway, and if all goes well, the plan will be heard by the planning commissioners late this summer.“This is the biggest project that is coming into the… Continue Reading Development plans submitted to city

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Swagata Guha, a principal partner with the Colorado Springs architectural firm Design Edge PC, is seeing a lot more volume in the custom housing business. That’s consistent with what the industry is experiencing nationwide. Architecture services are once again “poised for growth” after four months of declining business, according to the American Institute of Architects’… Continue Reading Briefs: Housing industry experiences growth+

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A lawsuit filed against the city doesn’t seem to present a conflict of interest for an asset manager who is running for City Council, despite concerns to the contrary. “If it was, I’d recuse myself,” said Kevin Butcher, who is running for a seat on City Council representing District 2, the northeast section of Colorado… Continue Reading City Council candidate involved in city lawsuit

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Urban renewal plan approved by commission

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Green. The color has many connotations attached to it: luck of the Irish and a knack for cultivation are just two of them. Both are metaphors, in a wee way, for real estate issues. Lucky charms At the Planning Commission meeting March 8, the Southwest Downtown Urban Renewal Plan grew an inch, passing unanimously 8-0,… Continue Reading Urban renewal plan approved by commission

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