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CoreLogic: Foreclosure rates falls in Springs

26. June 2012

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The Colorado Springs foreclosure rate fell again in April, according to a national report. CoreLogic, a real estate analysis firm, reported that the foreclosure rate in Colorado Springs fell 0.22 percent from last year’s levels to 1.4 percent. That means that 1.4 percent of all outstanding mortgages are in some stage of foreclosure. The mortgage […]

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Investors buy 9 properties at foreclosure sale

21. June 2012

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Investors bought nine of the 40 properties that sold in the El Paso County Public Trustee’s foreclosure auction Wednesday. The rest of the properties were returned to the lenders. Compass Capital Holdings paid $211,000 for a 2,080-square-foot two-story home built in 1986 at 1255 Dancing Horse Drive (80919). That was more than lender The Bank […]

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Investors buy 4 properties at foreclosure auction

14. June 2012

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Investors bought four of the 30 properties that sold in the El Paso County Public Trustee’s foreclosure auction Wednesday. The others sold to the lenders. Cornerstone Investment Partners paid $285,000 for a 2,438-square foot two-story home built in 2005 at 3174 Summer Rain Trail (80908). That was slightly over lender GMAC Mortgage’s initial bid of […]

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Investors buy 3 properties at foreclosure auction

7. June 2012

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Investors bought three of the 20 properties that sold in the El Paso County Public Trustee’s foreclosure auction Wednesday. The other 17 properties sold to the lenders. Jodi Pinell paid $133,050 for a 1,518-square-foot ranch home built in 1956 at 1202 Morning Star Dr. (80906). That was just $50 more than lender Wells Fargo Bank’s […]

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Denver real estate broker’s license suspended

7. June 2012

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The Colorado Real Estate Commission suspended Denver real estate broker Patrick Chomyn license on June 5. The Division of Real Estate found evidence following two separate complaints that Chomyn violated the license law by overcharging property owners for repairs and mismanaging funds. The investigation found evidence that Chomyn would markup the cost of labor for […]

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CoreLogic: Real estate prices on the rise

5. June 2012

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Home prices in Colorado Springs, including homes in some stage of foreclosure or short-sale, rose 3.3 percent year-over-year in April. The rise was greater than in the rest of the country, where home sale prices, including distressed properties, increased by 1.1 percent year-over-year, according to a report from real estate analytics firm CoreLogic. Excluding distressed […]

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Another local business buys its own building

4. June 2012

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S & B Porta-Bowl Restrooms recently joined a growing trend of local businesses buying their own buildings. The company bought a 5,625-square-foot office building and warehouse on two acres at 5050 Geiger Boulevard. S & B paid $520,000 for the property. The company has leased space in Colorado Springs for several years, while doing business […]

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Trustee: Foreclosures and deed releases bring good news

4. June 2012

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Real estate activity is on the rise, and foreclosures are continuing to slip, according to the El Paso County Public Trustee’s monthly report. The office released 3,332 deeds of trust, which happens when a homeowner pays off a mortgage over time, through a private sale or by refinancing. That is right around the monthly average […]

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