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Top 4 Home Renovations with Greatest ROI

by Alan Daniels

Many of our clients ask what home renovations provide the best Return on Investment (ROI).  Here is a helpful list whether you are selling your Colorado Springs home or just looking for the next home project in a long term home.

Colorado Springs Home Renovations


  • These are just some of the best ROI projects you can do on your home whether you are looking to get the best bang for your buck when selling a home or if you are trying to prioritize what project to do for a long term investment.
  • Kitchen and bath remodels can have a great impact on a home's value but can end up being more costly and take longer to do.  You want to make sure to not over spend compared to finishes other homes in the neighborhood have.
  • Paint is another top ROI project that did not show up on this list so consider interior or exterior paint condition and colors to see if this could be an additional value added.

Million Dollar Monday - $3.385 Million Flying Horse Estate

by Alan Daniels

Flying Horse Homes For Sale

Million Dollar Monday - Check out this award winning Flying Horse luxury home listed for $3,385,510.  This beautiful estate has earned many major awards to include the Parade of Homes Peoples Choice Award and 2008 Mame Award for best interior design, best landscaping and best overall home.  Location is everything with this Tuscan style home backing to the prestigious Flying Horse Golf Club with amazing golf course and mountain views from the many outdoor spaces.  Other features include gated community, custom 20 foot foyer with 10 foot custom hand-rubbed iron front doors, see-through fireplace in master shower; laundry area in master closet, exercise room, massive wine room, Crestron Lighting System with Sony Audio/Video, high pressure AC system, 1200 plus square feet of outdoor living area with outdoor fireplace, radiant heat in the home as well as garages, motorcycle garage, custom cherry cabinetry through out, custom iron work, marble and granite counter tops, covered outdoor kitchen area with fireplace, custom home theater with a simulated star lit night sky feature, huge billiards room, card room, separate living room for the lower level guest suite, and much more.

Be sure to visit the link below to view more photos and details on this beautiful property.

Home Details:Colorado Springs Luxury Homes For Sale

  • 9,333 square feet
  • 1.68 acres in gated Flying Horse Area
  • 5 Bedrooms, 8 baths, 6 car garage
  • Loaded with Features.
  • 1664 Vine Cliff Heights

Curious on what $3.385 million will buy in the Flying Horse area of Colorado Springs?   Click here to view all of the photos and details on this property instantly.

We've Moved and Improved Offices!

by Alan Daniels

The Daniels Team - RE/MAX Millennium (We've Moved The Daniels Team! Part of our plan to better serve our good friends and clients with the service you've grown to expect from us and we can't wait to share it with you!)

Construction Bubble for New Homes in Colorado Springs?

by Alan T Daniels

Some people have been asking if there is a construction bubble for new homes in Colorado Springs.  If you are in the market to buy a new home in Colorado Springs and surrounding areas or know someone who is you may be asking yourself this question.  Is the pace of housing recovery unsustainable?  

Not according to Chief Economist of, Jonathan Smoke who explains: 

“The havoc during the last cycle was the result of building too many homes and of speculation fueled by loose credit. That’s the exact opposite of what we have today.”

We are still way below historic averages when looking at the number of housing starts over the last 30 years.  Especially when comparing the numbers of housing starts during the current recovery (2012 to now) to the massive numbers built during the run up to the housing bubble (2002-2006).

A housing start is defined as the number of permits issued for new construction units and we are comparing permits issued for single family housing starts for the most applicable comparison.

Now that we have seen the National comparison what is going on in El Paso County?  

  • Permits Issued in 2005 for El Paso County:  6,250
  • Permits Issued in 2015 for El Paso County:  2,939‚Äč
  • Permits Issued in July 2005 for El Paso County: 517
  • Permits Issued in July 2016 for El Paso County: 299

Source: Census Bureau 

Bottom Line

New homes (permits issued) in El Paso County are going up at about half the rate they were running up to the housing bubble.  Builders can’t keep up with current demand making it an extremely good market to buy new or resale housing in.  

If you are looking for new homes in Colorado Springs, Monument, Fountain and surrounding areas it is important to consult with a Realtor who specializes in new home construction to look at a number of variables which will protect your investment.

Click Here to Search New Homes For Sale in Colorado Springs and Surrounding Areas

Should I Buy Now or Wait Until Next Year?

by Alan Daniels

  • Key Notes:
    • Home prices and interest rates are on the rise.  If you are thinking of buying a home in Colorado Springs next year you may want to think again.  The amount of home you'll be able to afford will be less.
    • Rents are on the rise.  If you are currently renting you have probably seen the year over year increase in rental prices which creates another expense for waiting.  Have you seen the cost of renting vs owning lately?  If not it would be will worth getting a complimentary Loan Analysis to see what a house payment would look like in today's market.

Boomerang Buyers! What?

by Alan Daniels

TransUnion recently released the results of a new study titled “The Bubble, the Burst and Now - What Happened to the Consumer?”  The study shows that a substantial number of consumers (1.5 million) were effected by the housing crisis and are now reentering the housing market.  The next 3 years will continue to see an increase of home buyers as their situations improve and rent prices continue to rise.  Many of these home buyers are also wanting to reenter the market before home prices and interest rates effect the amount of home they can afford.

Home Buyers Colorado Springs

If you were one of the 5 million families effected by the housing crisis, now may be the time to jump ship from the increasing rent prices and own your own home again.

Pine Creek Homes For Sale in Colorado Springs

by Alan Daniels

Pine Creek Homes For Sale

Wolf Ranch Homes For Sale | Realtors

Checkout our new neighborhood page which showcases homes in Pine Creek!  I definitely recommend checking out this page if you live in and around the Pine Creek area or plan on moving to the Pine Creek area in Colorado Springs.  We will continue to update it with new information and up to date market reports, so make sure to bookmark it for continued visits.  This site provides helpful Pine Creek information on the following topics:

  • Pine Creek Neighborhood Information and Pictures.
  • Pine Creek Homes For Sale including resale homes, new homes, builders, foreclosures, short sales, latest price drops, newest listings and much more.
  • Pine Creek Townhomes, Condos, and Patio Homes for Sale.
  • The Daniels Team's Featured Listings In and Around Pine Creek.
  • Updated Pine Creek School Reports with Ratings, Test Scoring, Stats and More in Academy School District 20.
  • Pine Creek Home Values and Recent Home Sales In and Around the Neighborhood.
  • Pine Creek Parks and Recreation.
  • Pine Creek Demographics.
  • Pine Creek Climate.
  • Pine Creek Realtors - A Daniels Team Designated Market.
  • More to come so check it out!

Million Dollar Monday - $4 Million Black Forest Estate

by Alan Daniels

Black Forest Homes For Sale

Million Dollar Monday - Check out this $4 million Black Forest luxury home nestled on 51 beautiful acres in the Cathedral Pines subdivision with wonderful views of Pikes Peak and some of Black Forest's most beautiful land. This two-story home features a brick portico surrounded by two 3-car garages with heated driveways and brick inlays. Other features include a gourmet kitchen, den with cherry bookshelves, elevator, gorgeous outdoor space and balconies with views, recreational room, 5 fireplaces with custom mantles, Lutron lighting with centralized controls, a comprehensive security/alarm system, Indoor pool, indoor hot tub, 2-story slide, theater room, and large exercise room. Also find quick access to 20 miles of secluded hiking and biking trails.  

Be sure to visit the link below to view more photos and details on this beautiful property.

Home Details:Colorado Springs Luxury Homes For Sale

  • Over 16,180 square feet
  • 51 acres prime Black Forest land
  • 6 Bedrooms, 10 baths, 6 car garage
  • Loaded with Features.
  • 4040 Saunderton Grove

Curious on what $4 million will buy in the Black Forest area of Colorado Springs?   Click here to view all of the photos and details on this property instantly.

Home Sales Bounce Back (Infographic)

by Alan Daniels

Colorado Springs Home Sales

  • Sales in December were 14.7% higher than those in November, which is the largest month-over-month increase ever recorded.  November sales were lacking as the new TRID guidelines that were finally implemented created a backlog of delayed closings nationwide which ended up carrying over to December closings.  It will be interesting to track where this goes over the following months.
  • Nationwide inventory levels are still below historic norms at 3.9-months supply while inventory is even lower in Colorado.
  • Nationwide median home prices are up 7.6% from last year, marking the 46th consecutive month with year-over-year price gains while Colorado has realized higher gains lead by Denver's housing market.

Bottom Line for Colorado Springs Homes - Inventory is going to remain very low and home prices are going to continue to maintain year over year gains.  Luxury homes in Colorado Springs and Monument will see an increase in buyers while buyers will still be able to find good value in the luxury market. 

Where Are Interest Rates Going in 2016?

by Alan Daniels

Interest Rate Forecast and Colorado Springs Homes For Sale

Colorado Springs Home Loans - Interest Rates

Prices of homes in Colorado Springs and interest rate forecasts are extremely important to consider this year. Thinking of buying a home in 2016 or know someone who is? Rates are forecasted to go up as are home prices in Colorado Springs which could quickly effect the amount of home you'll be able to buy. Take a look at this projection chart above and see if finding a home in 2016 makes financial since to you or anyone else you know who is on the fence.

Houses in Colorado Springs are going up in value while rents are rising at massive rates so make sure to take action and begin researching your options.

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