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Old 08-11-2007, 10:43 AM
 
Location: SE Florida
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Hi,
I basically have a few questions about the "10-20k troops (from Texas?) that are planned to arrive in COS"-this according to one poster as of recently (under this forum).

First of all, how accurate is this statement? Secondly,

How will this affect the Springs in regard to:

*housing availability
*housing prices (to purchase)
*apt rental availability/prices
*do they mostly rent or buy?
*how commonly do they opt to live on base?
*street crowdedness
*and, if it is true that they are set to arrive, when is it proposed?

These issues are all that I can come up with right now, but surely I will think of more ?'s in the next few days.

Please if someone/or many could answer each asterisked question individually with their opinions or facts if they have them, I would greatly appreciate it!!

Some of you on here are seem so knowledgeable about the area etc and I know will be of some help!

Thanks!
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Old 08-11-2007, 12:39 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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Housing Availability- That will not be a problem, in July we had 7000+ houses on the market, 1000+ sold in July.

Housing Prices- If you are moving from another state, you have come at a great time. We are in a buyer's market. Also, new builds are having great incentives right now and will continue to until next Spring.

Rent or buy- I am not sure on that. maybe 50/50..

Base - I think that with the amount of troops coming, space on base is probably limited, so they would get housing funds.

Street Crowd- I don't think that would be a problem. Colorado Springs has expanded so much in the last few years.

Arrival- That is a great question and I haven't heard the latest yet. But I am sure somebody will post it soon.

I hope my few answer help a little.
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Old 08-16-2007, 06:27 PM
 
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What about barbershops? Won't they be overcrowded with guys getting high-and-tight haircuts, or do they still do that on base?
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Old 08-20-2007, 05:03 PM
 
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I'm wondering about Job availability assuming their families come up.... its hard enough finding an IT job as it is....
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