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El Paso County assesor sends out new valutions

Colorado Springs Vintage Homes Blog  Valuations are up in Colorado Springs  Search for all Colorado Springs Homes The one downside of the increased home values in Colorado Springs, is that property taxes are going up.  The El Paso County Assessor recently sent out the valuations and they use real estate sales from July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2014 to establish 2015 values which will be reflected on the 2016 property tax bills. If you think your valuations are incorrect, you have until June 1st to appeal.  You can...Continue Reading!

Homes in Northern Colorado Springs continue to increase in price

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 Here's a quick summary of the Real Estate Market for Northgate Colorado Springs for the 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: Mountain Turtle Area: Wildwood Square Footage: 1527 Price: $191,000 Most Expensive Sale in the area Address: Bent Creek Area: Flying Horse Square Footage: 5,126 Price: $1,004,511 Major neighborhoods Falcon's Nest: ...Continue Reading!

Low inventory of homes continues in Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs Vintage Homes Blog Colorado Springs housing inventory is low Search for all Colorado Springs Homes A big part of the real estate market is all about supply and demand.  Too much supply of homes for sale, pricing typically goes down.  Too little supply on the market, and prices usually start to increase.     There are many other things that factor into house prices, but supply and demand definitely factor into rising prices. The average price of a single family home in El Paso County as of the...Continue Reading!

Garden of the Gods in the Fall

Colorado Springs Vintage Homes Blog Garden of the Gods, a registered National Landmark in Colorado Springs Search for homes on acreage in the Colorado Springs area Garden of the Gods is one of my favorites places in Colorado Springs.  It is truly magnificent, regardless of the time of the year.  Hope you enjoy some of the recent shots I took while hiking the park with my grandkids. There are over 15 miles of trails in the park, and one of my favorite trails starts from the main...Continue Reading!

Wind farms going strong in Colorado

Colorado Springs Vintage Homes Blog  Wind farms are going strong in Colorado As I was driving home the other day, I saw a train go by with wind turbines on it.   It's not unusual to see wind farms in Colorado and I suspect that we'll continue to see more and more of them as they become easier to install and maintain. Here's some interesting facts about Wind power in Colorado and the Colorado Springs area:   Colorado ranks 10th for number of utility-scale wind turbines.   13.8% of Colorado's electricity is...Continue Reading!

Will the Zillow and Trulia merger change anything in Colorado Springs?

Colorado Springs Vintage Homes Blog  Zillow, Trulia, and Colorado Springs and real estate Search for all homes for sale in Colorado Springs The big news in Real estate this week is the announced merger between Trulia and Zillow; essentially Zillow is purchasing Trulia.  The 2 companies have competed head to head for the last several years, and even though they have differences, they were very similar. Zillow seems to attract more potential sellers, because of their Zesstimate feature, and Trulia's buyer friendly web site seems to attract more...Continue Reading!

The awards for Colorado Springs continue to come in

Colorado Springs Vintage Homes Blog Awards for Colorado Springs continue to come in If you’d like a FREE Relocation Package, sent to you, call or Email Kathy at [email protected]   Colorado ranked 2nd Best State to Retire - Some of the factors considered were weather, access to health care, cost of living, crime, and taxes. The #1 choice was South Dakota, and Colorado was then rated #2. The state got especially high marks for cost of living, crime rate, health care quality and taxes.     Colorado Springs ranked 5th for...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!

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!

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!

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!

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!

Oldest building in Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs Vintage Homes Blog  Old Colorado City History Search for homes in Old Colorado City   One of the oldest buildings in Colorado Springs is Dr. Gavin's 1859 log cabin located in Bancroft Park in Old Colorado Springs.   Dr. Gavin was a prominent doctor in the Colorado Springs area.  The cabin was originally used for seeing patients, as well as for his living quarters. Bancroft Park is located in Old Colorado City, which once served as Colorado's capital.  Bancroft Park is located on the south side of Colorado...Continue Reading!

2013 Housing report for Central Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs Vintage Homes Blog Colorado Springs Housing Market Report for CENTRAL Homes, Single Family Homes Neighborhoods Include:  Homes in Downtown, 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 2013. Pricing increased by 5% from 2013 to 2012 Number of homes sold increased by 22% from 2012 to 2011 Days on Market decreased by 35% from 2012 to 2011 Most Expensive Sale in area: Address:  707 S. Hancock Price:  $24,900 Square...Continue Reading!

8 Winter fire safety tips

Colorado Springs Vintage Homes Blog  Fires risk increases during the winter in Colorado Springs With the brutally cold weather we've currently been having in Colorado Springs, it's made me think about the fire hazards during the winter time.     Also since the December holiday season typically includes cold weather, lots of cooking,  holiday decorations, and lighted candles, it's understandable how the fire risk increases in the winter. Here's some quick facts about winter fires: Fires are more prevalent in the winter Cooking is the leading cause of all winter...Continue Reading!