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2014 Homes sales in North Colorado Springs are going strong

Colorado Springs Vintage Homes Blog Colorado Springs Housing Market Report for Northgate Homes, Single Family Neighborhoods Include:Wildwood, GlenEagle, Flying Horse Zip code 80921 Search for homes in Northgate area of Colorado Springs Related Articles: June 30, 2014 Colorado Springs Real Estate Market Trends   Here's a quick summary of the Real Estate Market for Northgate Colorado Springs for the first 6 months of 2014. Pricing has continued to increase in 2014 Number of homes sold in 2014 is on pace with 2013. Least Expensive Sale in area: Address: 735 Diamond Rim Area: Greyhawk Square Footage: 1,527 Price: $210,000 Most...Continue Reading!

June 30, 2014 Colorado Springs Real Estate Market Trends

Colorado Springs Vintage Homes Blog Colorado Springs Real Estate Market Trends As of June 30, 2014 Search for all homes for sale in Colorado Springs Single Family Homes for Sale as of June 30, 2014: 4719  Single Family Homes under contract as of June 30, 2104 1364   # of Homes sold in June 2014: 899   # of Homes sold in June 2013: 1114 Average Sold Price in June 2014: $266,211    Average Sold Price in June 2013: $258,119 Average Days on Market in June 2014: 81      Average Days on Market in June...Continue Reading!

Colorado Springs Off-Leash Dog Parks

Colorado Springs Vintage Homes Blog Colorado Springs love their parks! Search for homes on acreage in the Colorado Springs area If you are new to Colorado Springs, or just getting to relocate to the area, and want to know where you can take your dog off-leash, the Trails and Open Space Coalition has a brochure that lists and maps dog parks and leash free areas in Colorado Springs.  Here's a link to the PDF File; trailsandopenspaces.org/dog-parks.   The brochure includes a map and a brief description of the...Continue Reading!

Housing in the Monument area isn’t quite as strong as 2012 and 2013

Colorado Springs Vintage Homes Blog  Monument Housing, Single Family Homes Neighborhoods Include: Palmer Lake, Woodmoor, King's Deer, Jackson Creek Zip code 80132 Search for homes for sale in Monument Here's a quick summary of the Real Estate Market for Monument area for the 1st 5 months of 2014 Pricing has continued to increase, and has now increased by 4% from 2014 to 2013 Number of homes sold per month is 38.4 , which is a decrease from last year which averaged 44.8 a month. Neighborhoods Jackson Creek: Average Price $300,176 --- Price...Continue Reading!

Fourth of July in Colorado Springs – time to celebrate

Colorado Springs Vintage Homes Blog  Fourth of July celebrations in the Colorado Springs area Search for all Home Listings in Colorado Springs I'm often traveling someplace over the Fourth of July weekend, but this year I'm going to be in town.  As I started to research different things to do over the Fourth, it inspired me to write a Fourth of July post and share it with my readers.   Where:  Memorial Park in Colorado Springs Colorado Springs Symphony orchestra performance Time:  Park opens at 5:30pm, concert at 7:30pm   Where:  Cripple Creek...Continue Reading!

Do you really want that refrigerator?

Colorado Springs Vintage Homes Blog  Do you really want the refrigerator? Search for all MLS Listings in Colorado Springs There are many different things a buyer can ask for when writing a contract to purchase a home in the Colorado Springs area, and I often have buyers who want the washer & dryer, as well as the refrigerator included with the home. Granted, purchasing new appliances aren't cheap, and I'm amazed at how much money you can spend on them.  But I also advise buyers to think about...Continue Reading!

After the Black Forest Fire – a year later

Colorado Springs Vintage Homes Blog  Black forest rebuilding in full force It's almost been a year since the Black Forest Fire that occured in 2013  and the area is well way under way to being rebuilt and renovated.   I was recently driving through the area, visiting my favorite local yarn shop, the Table Rock Llamas and quickly snapped some shots while I was there. The fire burned over 14,000 acres, destroyed over 500 homes, killed 2 people, and was considered the most destructive fire in Colorado's...Continue Reading!

4 Biggest turnoff for home buyers

Colorado Springs Vintage Homes Blog  The Big Turnoffs Buyers continue to be cautious when purchasing a home in Colorado Springs.  They saw the mistakes that people made during the top of the market in 2006 and they don't want to repeat the same  mistakes.   They want to make sure they are getting the best value they can.  And they know that house values don't always go up, so even though many markets and areas have recovered in Colorado Springs; some areas still haven't recovered to their...Continue Reading!

What is an easement?

Colorado Springs Vintage Homes Blog  What is an easement? It's that time of the year again, home buyers and sellers are out in full force in Colorado Springs.  It's also the time of the year, which I  spend time counseling buyers about the home buying process and I often end up explaining surveys, ILC's, and easements.   So I thought it would be a good time to write a quick blog about easements.   Let's start with some basics: What is an easement? When an easement over someone's land is...Continue Reading!

Open House at a Historic Home in Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs Vintage Homes Blog Come see a move-in ready home in Central Colorado Springs, in the Historic Old North End Search for Historic Homes in the Old North End There will be at an open house this weekend on Saturday and Sunday, April 26th and 27th,  from 12:00-3:00pm, you can stop by and see this home at 219 E. Columbia in Central Colorado Springs; Priced to sell at $325.000.   Centrally located in the Old North End Beautiful Wood floors Updated Kitchen Clawfoot Tub in Main Level Bathroom  If you enjoyed reading...Continue Reading!

Moving to Colorado Springs, 7 reasons to use Buyer’s Agent to help you find a home.

Colorado Springs Vintage Homes Blog  Why would I use a Buyer's agent to help me find a home? Related Articles: Real Estate Agents have a fiduciary relationship Real Estate Agent or Realtor? How to choose a Buyer’s Agent Colorado Real Estate Terms: What is a Listing Agent? What is a Buyer’s Agent?  7 reasons to use a Colorado Springs' Buyer's agent (1) First of all, they know the area, they know the city, they know neighborhoods.    Utilize their expertise and knowledge. (2) They'll be your advocate, they''ll  work for you, not the...Continue Reading!

Pre-pack up your home, it will make it show better

Colorado Springs Vintage Homes Blog  Pre-packing will make your Colorado Springs home show better Free home market analysis for Colorado Springs homes Related Articles: 5 reasons your house didn’t sell 5 ways to search the internet for a home in Colorado Springs Disadvantages of buying a new home 3 reasons to get building permits How do I price my home part II How do I price my home Part I  How do I price my Home — Part III 7 Things that home sellers should do when selling their home There are  many things that need...Continue Reading!

7 Things that home sellers should do when selling their home

Colorado Springs Vintage Homes Blog  7 Things that home sellers should do  Get a free Home Evaluation for your Colorado Springs Home Related Articles: 5 reasons your house didn’t sell 5 ways to search the internet for a home in Colorado Springs Disadvantages of buying a new home 3 reasons to get building permits How do I price my home part II How do I price my home Part I  How do I price my Home — Part III Even though the real estate market is definitely better in Colorado Springs than it was a...Continue Reading!

2014 Homes sales for January and February aren’t as strong as last year

Colorado Springs Vintage Homes Blog Colorado Springs Homes Prices continue to stay strong Are the sales for the first two months an indication of the sales for the year? Search for Colorado Springs Homes #IDX-quickSearchForm { position: relative; height: 250px; width: 210px; } #QS-minPriceField { position: absolute; width: 100px; height: 22px; left: 92px; top: 33px; } #QS-maxPriceField { position: absolute; width: 100px; height: 22px; left: 92px; top: 63px; } #QS-minSqftField { position: absolute; width: 100px; height: 22px; left: 92px; top: 93px; } #QS-minRoomsField { position: absolute; width: 100px;...Continue Reading!

Search for Homes for sale in Colorado Springs and the Surrounding area

Colorado Springs Vintage Homes Blog  Search for Homes in Colorado Springs and the Surrounding area If you are interested in moving to  Colorado Springs  you may also be interested in looking at homes in the surrounding communities. The links below will quickly take you to homes currently for sale in these areas.  Happy searching! Black Forest, CO Real Estate Cascade, CO Real Estate Castle Rock, CO Real Estate Chipita Park, CO Real Estate Colorado Springs, CO Real Estate Divide, CO Real Estate Falcon, CO Real Estate Larkspur, CO Real Estate Manitou Springs, CO Real Estate Monument, CO...Continue Reading!

Don’t forget about your mortgage interest deduction

Colorado Springs Vintage Homes Blog Don't forget to take advantage of the Mortgage Interest Deduction for your Colorado Home Search for all Homes in Colorado Springs There are many wonderful benefits to owning your own home, and it's always important to remember to take advantage of the interest rate deduction.  There has been periodic discussions about the deduction being taken away by Congress, and time will tell if this ever happens.  But in the mean time, don't forget to take advantage of it and include it on...Continue Reading!

2013 Housing report for Monument and Palmer Lake

Colorado Springs Vintage Homes Blog Monument Colorado Homes, Single Family Homes Neighborhoods Include:  Palmer Lake, Woodmoor, King's Deer Zip code 80132 Search for Homes for sale in Monument Colorado Here's a quick summary of the Real Estate Market for Monument Colorado  for 2013 Pricing increased by 2% from 2013 to 2012 Number of homes sold increased by 20% from 2013 to 2012 Neighborhoods Jackson Creek:  Average Price  $300,176 --- Price per square foot: $102.93 Average age built in 2002 Kings Deer:  Average Price  $596,420  --- Price per square foot: $112.49 Average age built in 2002 Palmer Lake: ...Continue Reading!

Wood floors and winter don’t always mix

Colorado Springs Vintage Homes Blog  Colorado home buyers like wood floors  Wood floors and winter weather don't always mix, and since wood floors are very popular in Colorado it's important to know how to maintain them. Search for Colorado Springs Homes Let's first start with why home owners like them. Even though they are expensive to install,  if they are maintained properly they can last the lifetime of a house.  Certainly can't say the same for carpet! And even thought tile is also very durable, it's not appealing for many...Continue Reading!

Homes Sales and pricing continue to increase in Old Colorado City in 2013

Colorado Springs Vintage Homes Blog Colorado Springs Housing Market Report for Old Colorado City Homes, Single Family Neighborhoods Include:  Crown Hill Mesa, Colorado City, and Old Colorado City Zip code 80904, 80905, 80903 Search for homes in Old Colorado City Area Colorado Springs Here's a quick summary of the Real Estate Market for Old Colorado City Area Colorado Springs as of  12-31-2013 Average pricing has ]increased by 18% in 2013 vs. 2012 Average Number of homes sold increased by 30% 2013 vs. 2012 Days on Market has decreased in 2013. Most Expensive Sale...Continue Reading!

Colorado Springs gated communities

Colorado Springs Vintage Homes Blog Where are the gated communities in Colorado Springs? Search for Colorado Springs Homes Search for Colorado Springs Luxury Homes I'm often asked by people moving to Colorado Springs, for a list of developments in the area that have guard houses at the entrance with security.    For a long time, there were really only 2 areas that met this criteria, Kissing Camels and Cedar Heights.  But during the building boom years in the 1990's, were many more developments built that are gated communities....Continue Reading!