• Real Estate

    Summit County’s runaway real estate pricing has shifted buying trends, & added extra challenges for locals

    The explosive escalation of real estate sales in Summit County – and all of Colorado’s Central Rockies – has continued to astound and amaze both real estate experts and longtime locals. Prices and transactions are at an all-time high and show few signs of slowing, even as last year’s pandemic-inspired buying spree shifts gears. Debbie Nelson, owner/broker at Nelson Walley Real Estate, said the momentum generated in 2020 has certainly carried over into the spring of this year, with year-to-date transactions once again setting records. Inventory is also low, as huge demand has dovetailed with skyrocketing prices. “Right now, 139 residential properties are on the market in Summit County, and…

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  • Home Improvement News

    Chapel Hill man swindles elderly locals of $3 million in five-year home improvement scheme

    A Chapel Hill man has pled guilty in federal court after stealing over $3 million from elderly locals in Orange, Durham and Chatham counties.  Jorge Alberto Garcia was accused of offering home improvement services under the names “J&J Home Improvement” and “JH Home Improvements, Inc.” to elderly and often mentally impaired individuals, according to a Jan. 26 press release from the U.S. District Attorney’s Office Middle District of North Carolina.  He would form personal relationships with these individuals, sometimes calling them “Momma” or “Poppa”, but never complete the work he had already charged for. He pled guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud in a home repair…

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