Earlier this week, Lakewood became the first Colorado city to pass an ordinance aimed at increasing condo construction, which has slowed to a near-halt in the metro area as builders back off for fear of getting sued for construction defects. The ordinance makes it more difficult for homeowners' asso ... More >>
Last year, we told you about the dearth of condo construction in the Denver metro area. Some say the reason that developers are steering clear of building condos is that most projects end up as the subject of costly construction-defect lawsuits. One of the local policy makers concerned about this is ... More >>
Condo construction in metro Denver has been hampered in recent years for several reasons, many of which are dissipating as the economy bounces back. But the one factor that continues to spook builders is the fear of being sued for construction defects. Such lawsuits can be so costly that many builde ... More >>
This week's cover story, "Design Flaw," delves into the drop-off in metro Denver condo development, a phenomenon some blame on construction defect lawsuits. The latest estimates show there are 15,000 apartment units under construction in the seven-county metro area, but just 371 condo units. Which ... More >>
This week, the folks behind Amendment 64, the Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol Act, have been ballyhooing a new ad featuring the endorsement of singer Melissa Etheridge. But act opponents are focused more on another commercial -- a spot highlighting revenues for school construction. They say the spot ... More >>
Tom Martino.That old saw about timing being everything certainly rings true in the case of Troubleshooter Tom Martino. On the same day he talked about being humbled by filing Chapter 7 bankruptcy due to alleged real-estate liabilities of $78 million (a figure he disputes), the Colorado Associ ... More >>
Kathy McIntyre believes she's found some muck -- and she's determined to rake it. The editor of Gateway News, she has devoted considerable resources to an investigation of a housing deal given to Jerry Flannery, city manager for Commerce City. As McIntyre writes in her summary of the story, entitl ... More >>
December is a difficult month for the real estate industry. Sales are way down, and an agent loses the ability to find food at open house events. To assist the saleless, the Food Bank for Destitute Realtors needs the following items...
The capital of Ballorado.Forget about finding a bargain house in Boulder. As housing sales and prices continue to plummet nationwide, those in the community that puts the exclamation point in 3OH!3 remain unusually robust -- so much so that Business Week has just named Boulder the strongest h ... More >>
"How much you want for it?" Denver's housing market may not seem in great shape right now, but according to Forbes magazine, it's well positioned to improve soon and stay robust in the future. Indeed, "Best Cities To Buy A Home," penned by Sarah Lynch, puts Denver atop a roster of cities with posit ... More >>
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