Kathy A. Torline-Nordstrom
ERA Herman Group Real Estate
Serving Colorado Springs
Colorado Springs Category
Days on Market are continuing to decrease in Colorado Springs Are you moving to Colorado Springs? Would you like a FREE relocation package? I've written many articles about the importance of understanding the Days on Market, here goes one more. For Sellers, Days on Market provide an indication of the strength of the market and the average amount of time it takes for a property to go under contract. For Buyers, it will help them understand the trends in the market. ...Continue Reading!
Where's the crime? For a Free Colorado Springs Relocation package, call or email Kathy, 719-287-1049 [email protected] Since I absolutely love technology, I'm always on the lookout for helpful web sites; and especially web sites that can provide accurate and helpful for my real estate clients. I'm not always a fan of Zillow and Trulia, as I sometimes find their data about homes for sale and neighborhoods isn't nearly as accurate as the info I can find by looking at the local MLS, but...Continue Reading!
Colorado Springs Home Prices are gradually rising Would you a Free Colorado Springs Home Valuation Seems like every newspaper youpick up, or every magazine, talks about the positive change in the housing market. I preach over and over again to all of my clients about real estate being local, and Coloraod Springs doesn't always follow the national trends. Having said that, real estate in Colorado Springs is mirroring the trends reported in the national news. Also, it's important to note that during...Continue Reading!
2013 Colorado Springs Water Restrictions According to information on the Colorado Springs Utilities web page, water restrictions for Colorado Springs are going into effect today, April 1st. The Denver Water and Aurora water are also considering similar water restrictions. This is certainly not the first time that Colorado Springs has had water restrictions; as this also occurred in 2002 and lasted until 2005. Outdoor water will only be allowed on two days, and comprehensive information about the restrictions are detailed on the Colorado...Continue Reading!
Interstate 25 in Colorado Springs is getting ready for more lanes For a Free Colorado Springs Relocation package, call or email Kathy, 719-287-1049 [email protected] Since I'm almost a native of Colorado Springs and have lived in the area for over 32 years, I'm very excited that Interstate 25 is finally getting more northbound lanes. Seems to me that this should have been 20 years ago, but then what do I know. As my mother used to say, better late than never! The widening...Continue Reading!
Moving to Colorado Springs If you'd like a FREE Relocation Package, sent to you, call or Email Kathy at [email protected] If you are looking at moving to the Colorado Springs area, there are many, many important things to learn about the state, the county, the city, and the area. If you are looking at buying a home in the Colorado Springs area, it's important to become familiar with the Colorado Real Estate Contract. Every state has different laws regarding real estate, and...Continue Reading!
Colorado Spring Landlord Tips In my opinion, being a happy landlord is all about having good quality tenants. Bad tenants, mean lots of work, extra money, and more headaches. Good tenants equals a happy landlord. Here's 18 Tips for Landlords to attract and screen good quality tenants Search for Colorado Springs Duplexes and Fourplexes Don't show an unfinished property: If you are fixing it up, wait until it's done and completed before you show it. Research your competition: Check out Craigslist and see what...Continue Reading!
Low inventory appears to be hurting the Colorado Springs housing recovery For a free market analysis on your Colorado Spring home, email Kathy at [email protected] or call 719-287-1049 At first glance, it seems like a great time to buy a home in Colorado Springs, or investment properties in Colorado Springs; as prices are still lower and interest rates are cheap. But, the biggest challenge right now for buyers is the lack of inventory on the market. It wasn't that long ago that...Continue Reading!
Colorado Springs has a lack of natural disasters For a Free Colorado Springs Relocation package, call or email Kathy, 719-287-1049 [email protected] There are many factors that enter into a decision to move to the Colorado Springs area; and climate, weather, and natural disasters are part of the decision. The weather in Colorado Springs is not perfect, but : We typically don't have long periods of extreme temperatures. We don't have hurricanes We don't have volcanoes We typically don't have earthquakes We don't have tsunamis We don't have extreme amounts...Continue Reading!
Colorado Springs Housing Market Information for the Kissing camel neighborhood in WEST area of Colorado Springs, Single Family Homes Search for Homes in Kissing Camels Zip Code 80904 The Kissing Camels housing market continues to be a BUYER'S Market, as there is currently a 12 month of supply of homes on the market. A 6 month supply of houses on the market is considered a “NEUTRAL MARKET”. Here's a quick summary of the 2012 Real Estate Market for Kissing Camels Pricing increased by 5% from...Continue Reading!
Colorado Springs Housing Market Report for Colorado Springs Townhomes & Condominiums Search for Colorado Springs Townhomes and Condominiums Townhomes and Condos in Colorado Springs continues to be a BUYERS Market, as there is currently only a 3.5 month of supply of homes on the market. A 6 month supply is typically considered a "NEUTRAL MARKET". The number of Townhomes and Condos in Colorado Springs sold increased 10% from 2012 in 2011, but are down substantially from 2006, when 1767 townhomes/condos were sold. Average pricing,...Continue Reading!
Monument Colorado Real Estate 2012 Market information Single Family Homes Neighborhoods Include: Palmer Lake, Woodmoor, King's Deer Zip code 80132 Search for homes for sale in Monument Here's a quick summary of the Real Estate Market for Monument for 2012 Pricing increased by 6% from 2012 to 2011 Number of homes sold increased by 10% from 2012 to 2011 Days on Market increased by 3% from 2012 to 2011 Most Expensive Sale in area: Address: 19516 St. Giles Road Price: $998,000 Square Feet: 9,971 Price Per Square Foot: $100.00 Area: Kings Deer...Continue Reading!
Big Train Family Restaurant I definitely love local restaurants. Since I consider myself a small business owner, I like to support other small business owners. My husband and I recently ate breakfast the Big Train Restaurant. I would go back again. Here's some of the basic facts: Locally owned Home style cooking (remember I'm a Kansas girl at heart, so I like home style cooking, even though it's typically not very healthy for you.) Address: 3050 N. Nevada, in the K-mart parking lot on...Continue Reading!
Colorado Springs Housing Market Report for CENTRAL Homes, Single Family Homes Neighborhoods Include: Homes in Downtown, Patty Jewett, Divine Redeemer, Old North End, East End Addition Zip code 80903 and 80907 Search for homes in CENTRAL Colorado Springs Here's a quick summary of the Real Estate Market for Central Colorado Springs for 2012 Pricing increased by 14% from 2012 to 2011 Number of homes sold increased by 10% from 2012 to 2011 Days on Market increased by 23% from 2012 to 2011 Most Expensive Sale in area: Address: ...Continue Reading!
Brrrrrrrrr-- It's cold outside Free Colorado Relocation Guide As I sit down to write this, it's a balmy -4 degrees outside. We typically get a week or two or really cold weather in the Colorado Springs area, but it's not the norm. It got me to thinking about weather and the importance of weather when thinking about moving to Colorado Springs. I did some research on average weather temperatures in Colorado Springs, as well as researched average snowfall and average precipitation...Continue Reading!
Colorado Springs Luxury Real Estate Search for Luxury Homes in Colorado Springs As part of putting together my year-end statistics, where I'm beginning to feel that I've analyzed the market statistics in just about every way possible, I came across some good data on neighborhoods with luxury homes in Colorado Springs. The lower end market is very robust and has started to see pricing increases, as well as there isn't much inventory on the market, there are still plenty of higher end...Continue Reading!
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Tenant Screening One of the most important keys to owning rental properties in Colorado Springs (or in any city), is coming up with the criteria for screening potential tenants. Here's 6 tips for screening tenants: Can they prove who they say they are? Do they have a picture I.D. you can make a copy of? Do they have enough income? How much income do you want vs. the rent? Do they have job stability? How long have they worked at their current position? Can...Continue Reading!
Homes in Crystal Hills are in Manitou Springs Zip Code: 80929 Search for Homes The Crystal Hills housing market continues to be a NEUTRAL/SELLERS Market, as there is currently a 5 month of supply of homes on the market. A 7 month supply of houses on the market is considered a "NEUTRAL MARKET". Single Family Homes in Crystal Hills were primarily built from 1965 to 2006 with an average age built of 1984. The majority of the houses are 2-stories, ranches, and raised ranches,...Continue Reading!
Cash offers should be realistic Before I start writing, I should make very clear this is definitely an opinion piece. Not as factual as I sometimes write, just some thing I've been pondering. Entirely based on my opinions. As the market has started to become more robust in Colorado Springs, many properties are getting multiple offers on them. Houses are selling faster, less houses are for sale, pricing has started to improved. I recently listed a home for sale that has resulted in...Continue Reading!