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Last month the foreclosure rate fell slightly in Garfield County. But as KDNK's Ed Williams reports, foreclosures remain both a problem for homeowners and a campaign issue for county commissioner candidates.
Carbondale trustees found themselves deadlocked Tuesday night on the issue of investigating consultant fees on the development at Thompson Park. But as KDNK's Eric Skalac reports, developer Frieda Wallison's issue goes beyond just a single development.
Second homes have become such a concern in Carbondale that new zoning regulations for downtown fight against them. But according to new census data, Carbondale may not have much to be concerned about. KDNK's Mathew Katz has more.
Wildfires are becoming increasingly common throughout the Western US. One near Boulder last year was the worst in Colorado's history; causing over $200 million in damages. And now insurance companies are stepping up efforts to prevent losses. As KDNK's Conrad Wilson reports companies are setting new, stricter standards for what they'll insure.
Today we conclude our series profiling people affected by the real estate bust with a look at the architecture industry. Architects are among the first to get involved with any housing project, and they've felt a huge impact from the bust. KDNK's Mathew Katz spoke to one local architect about his firm's experience.
For years, the construction industry was a driving force of the valley's economy. But with the real estate bust of late 2007, much of that came to a halt. Now, one builder says the industry has undergone a radical shift, but is getting by. KDNK's Mathew Katz has more.
There may not be many of them, but during this real estate bust, there are some people buying houses. Today we continue our series profiling people affected by the Valley's real estate bust by taking a look at what it's like to buy a house right now. KDNK's Mathew Katz spoke with a recent homeowner and brings this report.
When the Valley's real estate bubble burst in 2008, it affected all kinds of people -- from the construction industry to people hoping to buy a house. This week, KDNK's Mathew Katz will be profiling those affected, starting with someone on the front lines: a real estate agent.
In a valley loaded with exclusive housing developments, there's one here in Carbondale that's gotten high marks for not isolating itself from the community. River Valley Ranch's hundreds of houses next to town have managed to remain a part of the town itself, but that hasn't come without difficulties, especially in these tough economic times. KDNK's Mathew Katz has more.
Since 2007, we've seen a housing bust across the country. But in a place like Carbondale, where real estate was such a huge market, the bust has had drastic effects on both the local economy, and the town itself. KDNK's Mathew Katz has more.