Colorado Springs: Blue Dot Starts New Trend

Screen Shot 2014-10-08 at 12.07.31 PMThis rendition shows the 33-unit apartment building now being built at 412 S. Nevada Ave.  “Why are we going ahead?” asked Darsey Nicklasson. “Because Colorado Springs needs this.”

In a letter explaining their decision to go ahead with their long-planned, 33-unit Blue Dot apartment development on South Nevada Avenue, Nicklasson and partner Kathy Loo made their point in a single sentence. “We will continue to be a very active part of the infill discussion,”they wrote, “but we are tired of just talking, and it’s time to get started.”

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Loveland: Local Realtor warns of rental scam

EScreen Shot 2014-10-08 at 11.58.58 AMvery so often, Realtors such as Cindy Kurtz learn that homes they have listed for sale are also listed by scammers as rentals. “It’s an ongoing problem in the area,” said Kurtz, a broker with The Group Inc. Real Estate in Loveland. “It’s important for people to be aware of the situation.”

Kurtz put a vacant three-bedroom Loveland home on the market in early June and closed on it in July, but a scammer had the property listed on craigslist, an online advertising directory, as being for rent. In the past year, she had three of her for-sale properties listed by scammers as being rentals, she said. Information for the rental likely was pulled from tax records and a listing service at to obtain the address and a description of the house, Kurtz said. “In this case, they used the homeowner’s name, so the potential renter thinks they’re talking directly to the homeowner,” Kurtz said. Continue reading

Loveland: Developer Troy McWhinney Wins Real Estate Award

Troy McWhinney, the Loveland developer who with his brother and father changed the face of east Loveland, has been named Real Estate Entrepreneur of the Year by Colorado State University’s Everitt Real Estate Center.
He will be presented with the award Wednesday at CSU’s 18th annual Northern Colorado Real Estate Conference at Loveland’s Embassy Suites convention center. Continue reading