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Living in or near the city ranked second best in the United States comes at a price. “Rents and home prices keep going up. So does the number of people moving into the region,” said Steve Posey, the Department of Housing and Urban Development director for Colorado Springs. “Even though there are a lot of […]
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A steadily growing population throughout the region has made the leasing part of apartment property managers’ jobs fairly easy the past several years. However, since the beginning of January, the demand for apartments appears to have slowed slightly, likely due to seasonality and new units coming online, said Carmen Azzopardi, senior vice president of multifamily […]
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A quick internet search at the downtown public library easily yields a long list of potentially empty homes for a squatter to invade. Houses for sale as well as rental and vacation properties can be easy targets, according to Alex Yoder, director of residential management at Dorman Real Estate Services. “Anyone can just go online, […]
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A tight residential real estate market and growing demand for housing have led to creative redevelopment and infill projects throughout Colorado Springs — but perhaps most noticeably on the Westside, where houses and multifamily buildings are going up on long-unused lots. GJ Gardner Homes is building an $800,000 modern duplex on a vacant lot at […]
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Here’s one of the standard Colorado Springs narratives: Once upon a time there was a beautiful, cultured city of 34,000 nestled beneath Pikes Peak. But sometime in the 1950s, hordes of short-fingered vulgarians descended upon the city, transforming it into a wilderness of tract houses, beige subdivisions and cookie-cutter shopping centers. There’s some truth in […]
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The Colorado Springs multifamily housing market has in recent weeks seen the sale of two large apartment complexes totaling nearly $130 million — bringing total sales volume for the year to around $500 million and underscoring the strength of the local real estate economy. The 440-unit Grand River Canyon apartment community in north-central Colorado Springs […]
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The two Colorado Springs women behind Blue Dot Place, a 33-unit apartment complex under construction in south downtown, showed their enthusiasm while hosting public tours of their brainchild development on June 18 and June 23. Kathy Loo and Darsey Nicklasson, two halves of BDP Development LLC, together led a group of around a dozen community […]
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It’s so incredibly easy to appeal your home’s property valuation, as I found out last week. It was quicker than a 15-minute call encouraged by the ubiquitous Geico lizard. After the El Paso County Assessor’s Office sent out its notices of valuation (NOV) earlier this month, I heard grumblings about property values increasing. When mine […]
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Approximately seven years after the bubble burst heard ’round the world, residential real estate in Colorado is making a comeback in a big way. Demand is up and supply is down statewide, leading to increased residential property values and a market, depending on which side of the Palmer Divide you’re on (see sidebar), that’s one […]
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Foreclosure rates in Colorado Springs decreased for the month of June over the same period last year, according to newly released data from CoreLogic. The CoreLogic data reveals that the rate of Colorado Springs foreclosures among outstanding mortgage loans was 0.82 percent for June 2014, a decrease of 0.04 percent compared to June 2013 when […]
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Colorado Springs City Council voted down a resolution Tuesday that would have waived fees for downtown residential development in an attempt to support urban infill projects. Councilors voted 5-4 to kill the proposed amendment to a 1973 ordinance pertaining to fees for the creation of new parks and schools throughout the city. The amendment — […]
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Ron Spraggins, founder and CEO of Commonwealth, Colorado Springs’ oldest apartment brokerage and research firm, announced the sale of Pueblo’s Belmont Square Apartments to a large buyer from Chicago for $5.2 million. The Spraggins team represented both the buyer and the seller in the sale of the 138 unit complex. The apartments are located south […]
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