Those of us who attended Tuesday’s City Council meeting, or watched it on TV, learned one thing: Council is mad, mad, mad! In fact, they’re MAD  AS  HELL, and they’re not going to take it anymore! Who are they mad at? Our honorable Mayor Steve Bach, whom they characterize as contemptuous, dismissive and unyielding when […]
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Condominium associations that have discovered their Federal Housing Authority certifications are expired have scrambled to restore home values by re-applying for the status.
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Refinance transactions down Third quarter refinance transactions totaled around $69 billion, according to Freddie Mac’s quarterly refinance survey. Refinance activity fell from approximately $97 billion during the second quarter. Home equity loans and other cashout transactions of $60 billion were down nearly 25 percent from the prior period. Letter designed to help subprime victims Mortgagechronicle.com […]
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National reports of the demise of pre-employment marijuana drug screening may not hold true locally, drug testers say, citing an uptick in business. “I’ve actually had more business since legalization,” said Chuck Marting, owner of Colorado Mobile Drug Testing. “What’s happening now is you have employers who have employees that are coming to them and […]
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Rob Alexander isn’t worried about his legacy, but the Colorado Springs banker has likely enhanced the reputation he’ll eventually leave behind. The 54-year-old chairman and CEO of Stockmens Bank is merging his company with the larger but less successful First Home Bank of Mountain Grove, Mo. “The problem with little banks is they often don’t […]
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A small lunch attracting a smattering of local business owners has grown into a weeklong educational event with more than 500 attendees. Small Business Week, an event co-sponsored by the Small Business Development Center and the Better Business Bureau of Southern Colorado, kicks off June 16. The theme this year is “From Peaks and Valleys […]
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Family man Shawn Keehn is deeply rooted in the community of Woodland Park, where he grew up and now is raising his own daughter. Keehn, 39, has worked as a Coldwell Banker real estate agent in Teller County for 13 years and says those roots have gotten him far. He also serves on the board […]
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The Fountain Hills Apartments at 2330 E. Fountain Blvd. sold recently for $1.2 million. Creek View LLC, with a Castle Rock address and a registered agent in Boulder, according to the Colorado Secretary of State’s website, was the buyer. ARA, a Newmark Company, Associate Saul Levy and Executive Managing Director Kevin McKenna represented the seller, […]
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More than 4,000 names are on a list to obtain affordable housing (2013 Quality of Life Indicators). A few years ago, Martha (not her real name) and her granddaughter lived in a dangerous neighborhood in El Paso County, with high crime and drugs. She feared for her grandchild’s safety, well-being and her education. Martha’s name […]
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The Colorado Springs residential real estate market has more than just rebounded. It’s on fire. “This is probably the best market for selling a house in 12 years,” said Prudential Rocky Mountain Realtor Sylvia Jennings. And she’s not the only one with that kind of news. Local real estate agents are quick to share stories […]
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Northrop Grumman’s recent milestone of subcontracting $1 billion in work to small businesses not only highlights the significance of industry partnerships, but the broad capabilities local small businesses offer, local defense contractors say. On June 30, Northrop Grumman recognized 28 small businesses at its location in southeast Colorado Springs for their work under the Joint […]
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