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Life after Terry Ragan: Conditions at southeast Colorado Springs apartments improving, but at a cost

Nearly eight months after Terry Ragan sold his seven apartment complexes to a Denver-area real estate company, life is gradually improving for tenants at the decrepit, bug-infested apartments primarily in southeast Colorado Springs. New stoves, air conditioners and dishwashers are replacing appliances that stopped working long ago. Requests to fix them were ignored while Ragan […]

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After coaching decision, Broncos GM John Elway still has lengthy to-do list

It figures to be a busy offseason for Broncos general manager John Elway. What has felt like an endless season for the Broncos ends Sunday against the Los Angeles Chargers. Did the Broncos really start 2-0? Were they really leading undefeated Kansas City by 10 points in Week 4 only to lose? Do they really […]

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Last Weekend Before Christmas: Things To Do In Denver

DENVER, CO – There’s one more weekend before Christmas to enjoy the holiday excitement. How will you spend it? You can fight the crowds for last-minute shopping or take part in one of these Denver events – some of them off the beaten path – for your last pre-Christmas weekend. Denver’s Christkindl Market – in […]

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Denver nonprofit Family HomeStead helps homeless families find stability

Tahliiya Harris, 6, left, and her brother, Darnell, 3, read a book at the Family Homestead apartments November 29, 2018. Tahliiya’a mother, Natalya Moore, single mother of three children, has lived at the apartment complex for two months re-establishing herself while taking care of her kids. In 40 years of helping homeless families get back […]

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HUD Files Disability Discrimination Fair Housing Charge Against Denver, CO Property

Acting on a complaint initially filed back in 2016, just yesterday the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) formally charged the owners, architect, and builder of an apartment building (with 164 units on six floors) in Denver, Colorado with housing discrimination for failing to make the property accessible to residents with disabilities. In […]

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On The Block: Rent, Office Space, Big Fish and other movie titles related to Denver metro real estate scene

It’s Thanksgiving week, and at On The Block we’re not only looking forward to turkey and stuffing, we’re thankful for the positive feedback we’ve gotten from readers to our newsletter. Keep letting us know what you think, and feel free to share ideas, news tips and, yes, even a critique. Email at business@denverpost.com. And if […]

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FirstBank, Urban Land Conservancy, Colorado Health Foundation, The Denver Foundation and Colorado Housing and Finance Authority Partner to Launch $50 Million Metro Denver Impact Facility

Denver, Colorado, Nov. 13, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — LAKEWOOD – As a response to the current real estate affordability crisis in the Denver region, FirstBank, Colorado Health Foundation (CHF), The Denver Foundation (TDF), Colorado Housing and Finance Authority (CHFA) and local nonprofit Urban Land Conservancy (ULC), have launched the Metro Denver Impact Facility (MDIF). This […]

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Four Tips For Navigating Complex Affordable Housing Transactions In Denver

Affordable housing is a growing problem across the nation, and although the housing industry is practically unanimous on that point, it is highly uncertain on the best solution. In our local market, my team facilitated the sale of an affordable housing property that was subject to the Preservation of Affordable Housing Ordinance for the first […]

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The Biggest Signs Colorado Housing Market Is Coming Back to Earth

Right now, the sales decrease hasn’t resulted in lower prices. Both the median and average sale price for a single-family home went up substantially last month — 5.6 percent and 7.1 percent, respectively. And the same was true for townhouses and condominiums, with the median category rising by 12.3 percent and the average going up […]

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A Colorado woman’s guide to voting, as told by her apartment door

DENVER — Election season can be a confusing and overwhelming time for voters, with a dozen ballot initiatives to keep track of, voter registration and all the important deadlines. One Colorado woman wanted to help simplify things for people in her apartment building, so she posted a "How Voting Works" guide on the outside of […]