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Colorado Springs ranks No. 73 on list of nation's healthiest housing markets

- 0 - Wed, Aug 26, 2015

Personal finance website WalletHub is out with another list; this one looks at 300 metro areas around the country and ranks the healthiest housing markets in 2015. WalletHub compiled its ranking based on 14 factors, including the percentage of homes...

Colorado Springs left off list of best places to live by Outside magazine
By: Rich Laden - 0 Tue, Aug 25, 2015

If you like the great outdoors, Outside magazine has compiled its 2015 list of the 16 best places to live in the country, based on reader...

Colorado Springs residents like to live large, study finds
By: Rich Laden - 0 Thu, Aug 13, 2015

Living large is a favorite pastime in Colorado Springs., part of the National Association of Realtors,...

Survey says Colorado Springs isn't a hot spot for local restaurant start-ups
By: Rich Laden - 0 Wed, Aug 12, 2015

Ever wonder why there are so many chain restaurants in Colorado Springs? Maybe it’s because the Springs isn’t a great place to launch a local...

Natural Grocers set to relocate Monument store, north of Colorado Springs
By: Rich Laden - 0 Thu, Jul 9, 2015

Natural Grocers is relocating its Monument store, north of Colorado Springs.

On Tuesday, July 14, the Lakewood-based chain will close its...

Wal-Mart's newest Supercenter opens next week in the Pikes Peak region
By: Rich Laden - 0 Wed, Jul 8, 2015

Wal-Mart has set the opening dates for its newest Supercenter and its relocated Sam's Club in the Pikes Peak region.

The retailer's 10th...

Fewer Colorado Springs residents feel their home is 'ideal'
By: - 0 Tue, Jun 30, 2015

You might like your house or apartment in Colorado Springs, but the percentage of Springs-area residents who say their home is ideal is on the low...

Colorado Springs developer receives Distinguished Service Award
By: Rich Laden - 0 Wed, May 13, 2015


One of Colorado Springs' biggest real estate developers is getting a big honor.

Chris Jenkins, president of Colorado...

Another sign Colorado Springs' housing market has improved: Distressed sales are on the wane
By: - 0 Mon, May 4, 2015

The Colorado Springs-area housing market is on the upswing, according to recent local and national reports. Both home sales and prices are...

North side hotel and water park getting a name change
By: Rich Laden - 0 Tue, Apr 14, 2015

A hotel and water park planned for Colorado Springs' far north side appears to be getting a name change.

The Colorado Grand Resort and Hotel,...

Colorado Springs hurt by "dysfunctional" city leaders, Realtor says
By: - 0 Tue, Feb 3, 2015

The wrangling that's taken place the past few years between the Colorado Springs City Council and Mayor Steve Bach hasn't gone unnoticed in the local...

Colorado Springs home prices rise in 2014, but still trail pre-recession levels
By: - 0 Tue, Feb 3, 2015

Home prices in Colorado Springs rose in 2014 over the previous year, but still haven't made up all the ground they lost as a result of the recession,...

Dickey's Barbecue Pit opens third Colorado Springs location
By: Rich Laden - 0 Wed, Jan 28, 2015

Fast-growing Dickey’s Barbecue Pit will open its third Colorado Springs location at 11 a.m. Thursday at 811 Cheyenne Meadows Road on the city’s...

Colorado Springs economic forecast breakfast scheduled for Jan. 29
By: Rich Laden - 0 Mon, Jan 19, 2015

What's the outlook for housing in the Colorado Springs area? Commercial real estate? Key sectors of the local economy? Answers will be provided at...

Amy's Donuts to receive Colorado Springs entrepreneurial award
By: Rich Laden - 0 Tue, Dec 9, 2014

Colorado Springs Mayor Steve Bach will present the Spirit of the Springs Entrepreneurial Award to Amy’s Donuts, a 1-year-old, mom-and-pop doughnut...

Trader Joe's opening another Colorado store in February
By: Rich Laden - 0 Fri, Nov 14, 2014

Now that Trader Joe's has opened in Colorado Springs, it's setting its sights on Fort Collins.

The popular California speciality grocer will...

Rocky Mountain Community Land Trust fundraiser set for Nov. 13
By: - 0 Thu, Oct 30, 2014

The Rocky Mountain Community Land Trust's annual celebration and fundraiser takes place from 5-7:30 p.m. Nov. 13 at the Norris-Penrose Event Center,...

On-line report says more than 100 Sears and Kmarts closing nationwide; none in Colorado
By: - 0 Thu, Oct 23, 2014

Seeking Alpha, an on-line information provider that covers the financial markets, reported Thursday that Sears Holdings Corp., the umbrella company...

Colorado Springs real estate agent named Colorado Realtor of the Year
By: - 0 Wed, Oct 22, 2014

Randy Reynolds, a broker associate with Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Rocky Mountain in Colorado Springs and a veteran Springs real estate agent,...

Blog: Perkins Restaurant & Bakery now open in Colorado Springs
By: Rich Laden - 0 Thu, Sep 18, 2014

Perkins Restaurant & Bakery has completed its return to the Pikes Peak region.

Perkins re-opened Thursday, Sept. 19, at Platte Avenue and...

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A native of suburban Chicago, Rich Laden has been a reporter for The Gazette since July 1987. He's covered City Hall, El Paso County government and, since June 1997, Business news.

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