Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Housing News Digest, May 22

Colorado court rules against Wyoming gas pipeline The Colorado Supreme Court has ruled that a Wyoming pipeline company has no right to condemn property in Colorado for a high-pressure petroleum pipeline to a Commerce City refinery that homeowners complained would be too dangerous.

Canadian company which shut doors in Colorado Springs seeks court protection Within days of shuttering its Colorado Springs operations, the Canadian parent company of Todays Homes sought protection from its creditors in Calgary, records show. On May 9, Robert Friesen, chairman and founder of Unity Builders Group, filed an affidavit seeking court protection from creditors for debts totalling more than $258 million Canadian.

  Local Habitat affiliate recognized for work in Colorado EAGLE COUNTY, Colorado — In recognition for their work in promoting affordable housing in Colorado, three Habitat for Humanity affiliates received awards of $1,000 each on May 10 at the annual Camp Colorado conference in Beaver Creek.

  Economists more upbeat about job growth, housing A new survey shows economists are growing slightly more optimistic about recovery in the job and housing markets but expect other pillars of the economy to remain weak. The National Association for Business Economists says in a report issued Monday that its forecasters expect modest growth for the remainder of the year, with the pace picking up in 2013.

  George Lucas housing plan riles Marin County But after spending years and millions of dollars, Lucas abruptly canceled plans recently for the third, and most likely last, major expansion, citing community opposition. An emotional statement posted online said Lucasfilm would build instead in a place "that sees us as a creative asset, not as an evil empire." If the announcement took Marin by surprise, it was nothing compared to what came next: Lucas said he would sell the land to a developer to bring low -income housing here.