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Real Estate Briefs August 2, 2002

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Congratulations this week to the City of Fountain for its 2002 designations as one of the country’s top ten “All American Cities.” Mayor Ken Barela and City Manager, Greg Nyhoff, along with the Fountain City Council definitely get credit for raising the awareness, the commitment and the money (the national competition requires that a city… Continue Reading Real Estate Briefs August 2, 2002

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Until people start living in caves again (not counting Osama bin Laden), the retro movement won’t have come full circle, but Richard Reese has people headed in that direction with his magnificent low-tech tipis, which he modestly declares are the “world’s best.” Reese’s parents made tipis at their Salt Lake City awning business. When he… Continue Reading Tipis are making a comeback as novelty homes

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Real Estate Briefs July 26, 2002

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According to UCCS College of Business and Administration’s Southern Colorado Economic Forum Senior Economist Fred Crowley, Colorado Springs has begun to recover from a brief recession, but is trailing the national recovery by several months. He arrives at this conclusion in the Forum’s Quarterly Updates and Estimates. His analysis is based on measuring several key… Continue Reading Real Estate Briefs July 26, 2002

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FEMA doles out funds to wildfire victims

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The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has opened a temporary disaster recovery center in Canon City to make loans and grants available to people impacted by Colorado’s wildfires. The center is located at Garden Park High School at 210 6th Street at Macon until July 13, but will be closed July 4. Recovery teams will… Continue Reading FEMA doles out funds to wildfire victims

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Real Estate Briefs July 12, 2002

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High-end buyers are still snapping up executive home sites along the Front Range like crazy. In spite of a slow national economy, luxury communities like Stratton Preserve, Stratton Pines, Stratton Forest, The Spires, University Park, Pine Creek, Cedar Heights and The Broadmoor Resort Community, for example, are recovering nicely from the fall 2001 down market.… Continue Reading Real Estate Briefs July 12, 2002

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Colorado Spring’s FirTree Apartments at 3835 Radiant Dr. was the first property to receive certification in the Colorado Springs Police Department’s Crime Free Multi-Housing Program. Conducted in partnership with the Apartment Association of Colorado Springs, the program trains rental-property owners, apartment managers, leasing agents, maintenance staff and other personnel in how to stop illegal activities… Continue Reading Police, Apartment Assn. certify crime-free housing

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A June 19 Colorado Office of State Planning and Budgeting economic forecast sees continued slowing in residential and nonresidential construction throughout this year and into 2003 — with a more dire look than previous forecasts. State economists reported residential construction down 9.4 percent in April from April 2001 and nonresidential construction, excluding public projects like… Continue Reading State forecasters see delayed construction recovery

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Construction Briefs June 28, 2002

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Big retail contributed big wads of money to local construction, according to permits filed with the Pikes Peak Regional Building Department. Wal-Mart pulled permits to build its nearly $9 million, 208,433-square-foot store at 1575 Space Center Dr. And Target pulled permits for a $1.7 million remodel of its store at 335 N. Academy Blvd. Colorado… Continue Reading Construction Briefs June 28, 2002

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Last week I received notice (as did most RCIS members) from Andy Oyler at Grubb & Ellis Quantum Commercial of “wants and needs.” Don’t you love it? Even in a slowed commercial real estate market, there are always clients looking for a diamond in the rough or a good property in a key location. It… Continue Reading Colorado Springs Real Estate Transactions – June 21, 2002

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Marshall Loeb, senior correspondent with CBS Market Watch, is considered by many to be the dean of American financial forecasting following stints as managing editor of both Fortune and Money Magazine, as well as Time magazine’s business and economy editor.In a recent trip to Colorado Springs to address the Greater Colorado Springs Economic and Development… Continue Reading CBS’ Marshall Loeb outlines 10 nat’l developing economic trends at luncheon

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