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Martin: Some hard truths about local housing issues

August 31, 2017 — It's time to face some brutal truths about housing. We at Sky-Hi News completed our three-part housing series last week, which dug into many of the factors and effects going into the housing problems facing Grand County. What we learned wasn't very hopeful, unfortunately. Though,

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How-to: A guide to buying and renting in Grand County

August 25, 2017 — Editor’s note: This article is part of the final installment in Sky-Hi News’s three-part housing series that examines the affordable housing issue facing Grand County and its widespread effects. It's no secret that finding a place to live in Grand County is difficult. Housing is

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A growing issue: Lack of affordable housing leading more to homelessness

August 25, 2017 — Editor’s note: This article is part of the final installment in Sky-Hi News’s three-part housing series that examines the affordable housing issue facing Grand County and its widespread effects. The Grand County Housing Authority conducted a Grand County Housing Needs Assessment in 2007, officially identifying

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Housing woes contribute to workforce shortage; higher wages not definitive solution, says local restaurateur

August 25, 2017 — Editor’s note: This article is part of the final installment in Sky-Hi News’s three-part housing series that examines the affordable housing issue facing Grand County and its widespread effects. Ask any employer in Grand County about the labor market and they are likely to exclaim

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Land sales, new development remain sluggish in Grand County

August 20, 2017 — "Buy land," Mark Twain once said. "They're not making it anymore." But it appears Grand County has yet to get the memo. The housing market in Grand County has been tightening for several years with rising rents, rebounding home prices and shortages in many areas,

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We’re not alone: What other communities facing a housing crisis are seeing and doing

August 20, 2017 — The housing crisis facing Grand County is far from unique. Colorado has one of the fastest growing housing markets in the nation, and the recent influx has left cities and towns all over the state failing to meet the demand for affordable housing. Resort towns

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Short-term rentals loom large over local affordable housing issue: How many are there are how are they regulated?

August 18, 2017 — Housing issues in Grand County are neither new nor unique with large segments of the Front Range and Colorado high country struggling to address similar problems, but there are dynamics that are largely exclusive to the resort and recreation-focused communities of the Rockies, namely short-term

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It’s a seller’s market, but one of the most unpredictable

August 11, 2017 — Buying a home in Grand County comes with its own unique challenges but not surprisingly many of those issues mirror those renters encounter, albeit on a larger scale. The housing issues facing Grand County are the worst ever seen, according to Lance Gutersohn, broker and

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Employers concerned with lack of affordable housing

August 11, 2017 — Imagine you're an employer in Grand County. You've spent weeks, maybe months, interviewing and selecting the perfect employee who fits your business. The paperwork is all drawn out, and they can't wait to come work for you. Now imagine receiving a call from the prospective

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Price and prevalence: Defining the housing issues facing Grand County

August 11, 2017 — Ask the workers of Grand County what keeps them awake at night and you are likely to hear something about housing. Housing in Grand County is, to state the least, a recurring issue, and has been for many years. Several unique factors impact housing markets

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New fund tries to ease workforce housing crisis in Winter Park

August 11, 2017 — A recently created fund is another attempt by the town of Winter Park and its institutions to chip away at local housing issues, serving members of the Winter Park workforce that need assistance affording housing. The Grand Foundation, the town of Winter Park and Winter

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