Positive Prospectives

Posted by Greg Smith on Friday, January 22nd, 2010 at 4:50pm.

Denver Among Top US Cities for 2009 Home-Value Gain: Metro Denver had the third-largest gain in home values among cities nationwide in 2009 through November, with a $10.7 billion increase, according to Zillow Real Estate Market Reports. read more here Juju: Colorado, Denver Among Nation's Best Places to Find a Job: Denver is America's eighth-best city for job seekers, and Colorado ranks No. 8 among the states, according to job search engine Juju.com.     read more here

Jabs brings back American Furniture Warehouse to Grand Junction: American Furniture Warehouse is returning to Grand Junction. The Evergreen-based furniture store plans to open its 13th Colorado location on 20 acres. The store closed on the last two parcels of four parcels on the property on Thursday. The price of all four parcels together was about $9.9 million. read more here

Colorado Stocks Enjoyed Big Rebound in 2009: Colorado stock performance improved starkly over 2008, powered by federal stimulus funding and improved market confidence that resisted the notion that another depression loomed, analysts say. read more here 

Rates on 30-Year Home Loans Fall to 5.09 Percent: WASHINGTON (AP) - Rates for 30-year home loans inched downward this week, the first decline in a month, but remained above last month's record lows.         read more here Vinyl Toy Company Kidrobot to Make Boulder its Home: Kidrobot, a New York-based company known for its limited-edition vinyl toys and apparel, is moving its headquarters to Boulder. Paul Budnitz, the company's founder and president, said that Kidrobot hopes to have the head office operational in Boulder by March or April.   read more here General Dynamics Opens Colorado Data Center; 100 Jobs Expected: A unit of giant defense contractor General Dynamics Corp. has opened a data center in Westminster to support its work for the Department of Homeland Security. read more here
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