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Colorado Springs Parade of Homes

by Alan Daniels

Colorado Springs Parade of Homes | New Homes in Colorado Springs

It's that time of year again!  I am already getting excited about the 2008 Parade of Homes in Colorado Springs. It is always fun to see how the latest new homes in Colorado Springs are designed. The unique architecture, landscaping, design touches, and communities showcased in the Parade of Homes tend to offer a good taste of what new home construction in Colorado Springs is all about for 2008.
 
Flying Horse and Banning Lewis Ranch are the two main sites to visit this year for the Parade of Homes.  There are a total of 29 new homes in the Parade with 11 of the homes over 1 million dollars. The Colorado Springs Parade of Homes runs from August 8 - 24 where tickets will run $10 each. The Parade of Homes will be open daily from 10AM – 6PM everyday. 
 
Tickets for the Parade of Homes can be purchased at Safeway:
  • Adults between ages 18 – 64: $10 each
  • Seniors ages 65 or older: $5 each
  • Children 18 years or younger: FREE
  • *Clients of The Daniels Team (Any Age): Contact us for FREE tickets! (* While supplies lasts)
There are 18 Parade of Home Sites with Flying Horse and Banning Lewis Ranch being the largest. Here is a list of the home sites, builders, and models in the parade. Please bookmark this page and come back to leave a comment at the bottom of this post on your favorite home after viewing the parade. It will be interesting to see the parade favorite here!
 
Homes in Flying Horse:
  • Copperleaf Homes,Trieste
  • Flying Horse Signature Homes,The Residence at Toscano
  • Moeller Custom Properties, Sony “Lifestyle Electronics” Signature Home
  • Moeller Custom Properties, Walt Disney Signature Home by Drexel Heritage
  • Moeller Custom Properties,Fergusons “Build Your Dreams” Signature Home
  • Symphony Homes, Sonata II Custom
  • Vantage Homes, Abbywood
Homes In Banning Lewis Ranch:
  • Classic Homes,The Spring Blossom
  • Classic Homes, The Greenspire
  • Capital Pacific Homes,Cerro Summit
  • Capital Pacific Homes, Mays Peak
  • Capital Pacific Homes, Mount Rosa
  • Capital Pacific Homes, Corbett Peak
Parade of Home Individual Sites:
  • Campbell Homes, Steinbeck
  • Copper Mountain Custom Homes, Mountain Majesty
  • CreekWalk Townhomes LLC, CreekWalk Townhomes
  • Fountain Creek Villas, Villa Veranda
  • High Country International, Ltd, Bella La Casa
  • Keller Homes, Jackson
  • Keller Homes, MacLaren
  • Oakwood Homes, Monarch
  • Richmond American Homes, Spruce
  • Richmond American Homes, Chestnut
  • Robert Scott General Contractors, Nature's Beauty
  • Scott Homes, La Garita
  • Shadow Creek Custom Homes, The Santa Fe
  • Stonegate Homes, Sierra Vista
  • Tiffany Homes, Colorado Dreamin'
  • Vantage Homes, Canyonwood

Home Loan Pre-Qualification vs. Pre-Approval

by Alan Daniels

Home Loans In Colorado Springs

Pre-Qualification is the first step in the mortgage financing process. You will answer a few questions to provide the lender with a quick idea of your income, existing debt, total savings and information on any co-borrowers.
 
A Pre-Approval is a much stronger documentation as it is in writing and shows that you have the full support of the lender. It means the Loan Application has been completed and reviewed by an underwriter. This is very important in saving you any hiccups in the loan process leading up to closing. The underwriter will review your income, debt ratio, and savings. You will have an exact amount that you qualify for from this point. Another reason why pre-approval is necessary before viewing homes. A pre-approval looks much stronger to a potential home seller showing that the financing is in place, and may make the difference in getting a home that has multiple offers on it. A pre-qualification is nice, but a pre-approval is the best way to go from beginning to end.

Colorado Springs Named America’s Most Dog Friendly City!

by Alan Daniels

Colorado Springs Dog Friendly

The world's most commonly read dog magazine, Dog Fancy, has named Colorado Springs, Colorado, the 2008 winner of DogTown USA. DogTown USA is a national competition in which Dog Fancy readers nominate America's most dog-friendly city. They look at the number of dog friendly open spaces, dog parks, events for dogs and dog owners, vet to dog ratios, abundant pet supply and other services, and municipal laws that support and protect all pets.

"Some cities clearly roll out the red carpet for dogs and their owners," says Susan Chaney, editor of Dog Fancy. "Each year, it's gratifying to read about so many organizations and individuals who work toward making their cities welcoming to dogs. We're very pleased to honor Colorado Springs this year, and congratulate it for avoiding legislation like that adopted by Denver which bans pit-bull-type dogs."

Other Top Ranked Cities:
-Huntington Beach, CA

-Coeur d'Alene, ID
-Briarcliff Manor, NY
-Long Beach, CA

 

Northgate Colorado Springs Market Report For June 2008

by Alan Daniels
Northgate Colorado Springs is a wonderful area on the north end of Colorado Springs that has been popular for easy commutes and nice amenties.  Homes in NGT Colorado Springs can be found in a number of different price ranges.  Abert Estates, Falcons Nest, Falcon View, Flying Horse, Gleneagle, Greyhawk, Pleasant View Estates, Stone Crossing At Middle Creek, Northgate Highlands, Struthers Ranch, Sun Hills, Trail Ridge, and Wildwood are just a few of the neighborhoods that can be found in the Northgate Colorado Springs Area.  Here are the latest numbers.
Homes in Northgate Colorado Springs Real Estate 
Northgate Colorado Springs Single Family Homes and Patio Homes:
 
Monthly Listing Activity For Northgate Colorado Springs Real Estate-
Available Homes in Northgate Colorado Springs – 260
Median List Price For Homes in NGT Colorado Springs - $417,000
Average List Price For Homes in NGT Colorado Springs - $534,588
Listings Added to Market in NGT Colorado Springs - 59
Listings Pending Contract in NGT Colorado Springs – 26
Expired/Withdrawn Listings in NGT Colorado Springs – 52                    
 
Monthly Sales Activity For Northgate Colorado Springs Real Estate-
NGT Colorado Springs Homes Sold – 24
Median Sales Price For Homes In NGT Colorado Springs - $325,000
Average Sales Price For Homes In NGT Colorado Springs - $361,626
Median List Price For Homes Sold In NGT Colorado Springs - $334,500
Sold Price / List Price – 96.5%
Average Days On Market For Homes in NGT Colorado Springs- 70        
 
Northgate Colorado Springs Condos and Townhomes:
 
Monthly Listing Activity For Northgate Colorado Springs Real Estate-
Available Condos and Townhomes in NGT Colorado Springs – 18
Median List Price For Condos and Townhomes in NGT Colorado Springs - $260,182
Average List Price For Condos and Townhomes in NGT Colorado Springs - $268,805
Listings Added to Market in NGT Colorado Springs - 7
Listings Pending Contract in NGT Colorado Springs – 8
Expired/Withdrawn Listings in NGT Colorado Springs – 3
 
Monthly Sales Activity For Northgate Colorado Springs Real Estate-
NGT Colorado Springs Homes Sold – 2
Median Sales Price For Homes In NGT Colorado Springs - $247,200
Average Sales Price For Homes In NGT Colorado Springs - $247,500
Median List Price For Homes Sold In NGT Colorado Springs - $257,375
Sold Price / List Price – 96.2%
Average Days On Market – 31
 
Northgate Colorado Springs Land / Lots:
 
Monthly Listing Activity For Northgate Colorado Springs Land-
Available Land / Lots in NGT Colorado Springs – 26
Median List Price For Land / Lots in NGT Colorado Springs - $447,500
Average List Price For Land / Lots in NGT Colorado Springs - $556,964
Listings Added to Market in NGT Colorado Springs - 0
Listings Pending Contract in NGT Colorado Springs – 0
Expired/Withdrawn Listings in NGT Colorado Springs – 0
 
Northgate Colorado Springs Rental Properties:
 
Monthly Listing Activity For Northgate Colorado Springs Rental Properties-
Available Rentals in NGT Colorado Springs – 18
Median Rental Price in NGT Colorado Springs - $1,950
Average Rental Price in NGT Colorado Springs - $2,257

This representation is based in whole or in part on information from the Pikes Peak Association of Realtors, the Colorado Springs Realtor Services Corp., or its PPMLS.  Neither the Association, the RSC, nor the PPMLS guarantees or is in any way responsible for its accuracy.  Data maintained by the PPMLS does not reflect all real estate activity in the market.
“Based on information from the Pikes Peak Realtor® Services Corp. (“RSC”), for the period June 1 through June 30, 2008.  RSC does not guarantee or is in any way responsible for its accuracy.  Data maintained by RSC may not reflect all real estate activity in the market.”

Northwest Colorado Springs Market Report For June 2008

by Alan Daniels
Northwest Colorado Springs is a beautiful area nestled into the foothills on the north end of Colorado Springs bodering the southern boundary of the Air Force Academy.  Homes in N/W Colorado Springs can be found in a number of different price ranges.  Discovery, Rockrimmon, Mountain Shadows, Peregrine, Pinecliff, Woodman Oaks and Woodstone are just a few of the neighborhoods that can be found in the Northwest Colorado Springs Area.  Here are the latest numbers.
 Northwest Colorado Springs Real Estate Market Report | Homes in Northwest Colorado Springs
Northwest Colorado Springs Single Family Homes and Patio Homes:
 
Monthly Listing Activity For Northwest Colorado Springs Real Estate-
Available Homes in Northwest Colorado Springs – 211
Median List Price  For Homes in N/W Colorado Springs - $369,888
Average List Price For Homes in N/W Colorado Springs - $430,777
Listings Added to Market in N/W Colorado Springs - 65
Listings Pending Contract in N/W Colorado Springs – 26
Expired/Withdrawn Listings in N/W Colorado Springs – 42                    
 
Monthly Sales Activity For Northwest Colorado Springs Real Estate-
N/W Colorado Springs Homes Sold – 31
Median Sales Price For Homes In N/W Colorado Springs - $350,000
Average Sales Price For Homes In N/W Colorado Springs - $374,654
Median List Price For Homes Sold In N/W Colorado Springs - $356,500
Sold Price / List Price – 97.1%
Average Days On Market For Homes in N/W Colorado Springs- 111        
 
Northwest Colorado Springs Condos and Townhomes:
 
Monthly Listing Activity For Northwest Colorado Springs Real Estate-
Available Condos and Townhomes in N/W Colorado Springs – 79
Median List Price For Condos and Townhomes in N/W Colorado Springs - $158,900
Average List Price For Condos and Townhomes in N/W Colorado Springs - $175,020
Listings Added to Market in N/W Colorado Springs - 17
Listings Pending Contract in N/W Colorado Springs – 7
Expired/Withdrawn Listings in N/W Colorado Springs – 21
 
Monthly Sales Activity For Northwest Colorado Springs Real Estate-
N/W Colorado Springs Homes Sold – 8
Median Sales Price For Homes In N/W Colorado Springs - $118,500
Average Sales Price For Homes In N/W Colorado Springs - $114,812
Median List Price For Homes Sold In N/W Colorado Springs - $119,250
Sold Price / List Price – 101.6%
Average Days On Market – 50
 
Northwest Colorado Springs Land / Lots:
 
Monthly Listing Activity For Northwest Colorado Springs Land-
Available Land / Lots in N/W Colorado Springs – 23
Median List Price For Land / Lots in N/W Colorado Springs - $175,000
Average List Price For Land / Lots in N/W Colorado Springs - $207,691
Listings Added to Market in N/W Colorado Springs - 0
Listings Pending Contract in N/W Colorado Springs – 0
Expired/Withdrawn Listings in N/W Colorado Springs – 0
 
Northwest Colorado Springs Rental Properties:
 
Monthly Listing Activity For Northwest Colorado Springs Rental Properties-
Available Rentals In N/W Colorado Springs – 32
Median Rental Price in N/W Colorado Springs - $1,047
Average Rental Price in N/W Colorado Springs - $1,202

This representation is based in whole or in part on information from the Pikes Peak Association of Realtors, the Colorado Springs Realtor Services Corp., or its PPMLS.  Neither the Association, the RSC, nor the PPMLS guarantees or is in any way responsible for its accuracy.  Data maintained by the PPMLS does not reflect all real estate activity in the market.
“Based on information from the Pikes Peak Realtor® Services Corp. (“RSC”), for the period June 1 through June 30, 2008.  RSC does not guarantee or is in any way responsible for its accuracy.  Data maintained by RSC may not reflect all real estate activity in the market.”

Northeast Colorado Springs Market Report For June 2008

by Alan Daniels
Northeast Colorado Springs covers a large area and is encompassed by many different neighborhoods.  Homes in N/E Colorado Springs can be found in a number of different price ranges.  Garden Ranch, Erindale, Vista Grande, Saint Andrews, University Park, and Wagon Trails are just a few of the neighborhoods that can be found in the Northeast Colorado Springs Area.  Here are the latest numbers.
Northeast Colorado Springs Real Estate Market Report | Homes in Northeast Colorado Springs
Northeast Colorado Springs Single Family Homes and Patio Homes:
 
Monthly Listing Activity For Northeast Colorado Springs Real Estate-
Available Homes in N/E Colorado Springs – 441
Median List Price  For Homes in N/E Colorado Springs - $249,900
Average List Price For Homes in N/E Colorado Springs - $314,499
Listings Added to Market in N/E Colorado Springs - 149
Listings Pending Contract in N/E Colorado Springs – 64
Expired/Withdrawn Listings in N/E Colorado Springs – 103                    
 
Monthly Sales Activity For Northeast Colorado Springs Real Estate-
N/E Colorado Springs Homes Sold – 86
Median Sales Price For Homes In N/E Colorado Springs - $219,450
Average Sales Price For Homes In N/E Colorado Springs - $245,701
Median List Price For Homes Sold In N/E Colorado Springs - $225,000
Sold Price / List Price – 97.9%
Average Days On Market For Homes in N/E Colorado Springs- 96        
 
Northeast Colorado Springs Condos and Townhomes:
 
Monthly Listing Activity For Northeast Colorado Springs Real Estate-
Available Condos and Townhomes in N/E Colorado Springs – 133
Median List Price For Condos and Townhomes in N/E Colorado Springs - $189,900
Average List Price For Condos and Townhomes in N/E Colorado Springs - $181,030
Listings Added to Market in N/E Colorado Springs - 27
Listings Pending Contract in N/E Colorado Springs – 4
Expired/Withdrawn Listings in N/E Colorado Springs – 33
 
Monthly Sales Activity For Northeast Colorado Springs Real Estate-
N/E Colorado Springs Homes Sold – 8
Median Sales Price For Homes In N/E Colorado Springs - $198,425
Average Sales Price For Homes In N/E Colorado Springs - $201,323
Median List Price For Homes Sold In N/E Colorado Springs - $197,975
Sold Price / List Price – 98.5%
Average Days On Market – 285
 
Northeast Colorado Springs Land / Lots:
 
Monthly Listing Activity For Northeast Colorado Springs Land-
Available Land / Lots in N/E Colorado Springs – 12
Median List Price For Land / Lots in N/E Colorado Springs - $157,000
Average List Price For Land / Lots in N/E Colorado Springs - $222,358
Listings Added to Market in N/E Colorado Springs - 0
Listings Pending Contract in N/E Colorado Springs – 0
Expired/Withdrawn Listings in N/E Colorado Springs – 0
 
Northeast Colorado Springs Rental Properties:
 
Monthly Listing Activity For Northeast Colorado Springs Rental Properties-
Available Rentals In N/E Colorado Springs – 77
Median Rental Price in N/E Colorado Springs - $1,095
Average Rental Price in N/E Colorado Springs - $1,088

This representation is based in whole or in part on information from the Pikes Peak Association of Realtorsâ, the Colorado Springs Realtor Services Corp., or its PPMLS.  Neither the Association, the RSC, nor the PPMLS guarantees or is in any way responsible for its accuracy.  Data maintained by the PPMLS does not reflect all real estate activity in the market.
“Based on information from the Pikes Peak Realtor® Services Corp. (“RSC”), for the period June 1 through June 30, 2008.  RSC does not guarantee or is in any way responsible for its accuracy.  Data maintained by RSC may not reflect all real estate activity in the market.”

Briargate Real Estate Market Report for June 2008

by Alan Daniels
Briargate is a wonderful master planned community in Colorado Springs covering 10,000 acres on the northern edge of Colorado Springs, Colorado.   Homes in Briargate can be found in a number of different price ranges.  Anderosa Heights, Charleston Place, Charter Greens, Contrails, Cordera, Fairfax, Gatehouse, Havenwood, Lexington Heights, Meadowridge, Misty Meadows, Pine Creek, Rampart Meadows, Rangewood, Sable Chase, Sagewood, Spring Crest, Stoneglen, Summerfield, Wedgewood, Windjammer, Woodside and Wolf Ranch are just some of the neighborhoods within the Briargate area.
 
Briargate Real Estate Market Report | Homes in Briargate
 
Briargate Single Family Homes and Patio Homes:
 
Monthly Listing Activity For Briargate Real Estate-
 Available Homes in Briargate – 362
Median List Price  For Homes in Briargate - $348,650
Average List Price For Homes in Briargate - $388,524
Listings Added to Market in Briargate- 110
Listings Pending Contract in Briargate – 60
Expired/Withdrawn Listings in Briargate – 108                    
 
Monthly Sales Activity For Briargate Real Estate-
Briargate Homes Sold – 76
Median Sales Price For Homes In Briargate - $291,025
Average Sales Price For Homes In Briargate - $328,118
Median List Price For Homes Sold In Briargate - $299,900
Sold Price / List Price – 97.9%
Average Days On Market For Homes in Briargate- 87        
 
Briargate Condos and Townhomes:
 
Monthly Listing Activity For Briargate Real Estate-
Available Condos and Townhomes in Briargate – 50
Median List Price For Condos and Townhomes in Briargate - $199,500
Average List Price For Condos and Townhomes in Briargate - $202,451
Listings Added to Market in Briargate- 13
Listings Pending Contract in Briargate – 6
Expired/Withdrawn Listings in Briargate – 13
 
Monthly Sales Activity For Briargate Real Estate-
Briargate Homes Sold – 9
Median Sales Price For Homes In Briargate - $175,000
Average Sales Price For Homes In Briargate - $205,512
Median List Price For Homes Sold In Briargate - $178,500
Sold Price / List Price – 98.3%
Average Days On Market – 38
 
Briargate Land / Lots:
 
Monthly Listing Activity For Briargate Land-
Available Land / Lots in Briargate – 5
Median List Price For Land / Lots in Briargate - $315,000
Average List Price For Land / Lots in Briargate - $305,000
Listings Added to Market in Briargate- 0
Listings Pending Contract in Briargate – 0
Expired/Withdrawn Listings in Briargate – 0
 
Briargate Rental Properties:
 
Monthly Listing Activity For Briargate Rental Properties-
Available Rentals In Briargate – 40
Median Rental Price in Briargate - $1,285
Average Rental Price in Briargate - $1,422

This representation is based in whole or in part on information from the Pikes Peak Association of REALTORSâ, the Colorado Springs Realtor Services Corp., or its PPMLS.  Neither the Association, the RSC, nor the PPMLS guarantees or is in any way responsible for its accuracy.  Data maintained by the PPMLS does not reflect all real estate activity in the market.
 
“Based on information from the Pikes Peak Realtor® Services Corp. (“RSC”), for the period June 1 through June 30, 2008.  RSC does not guarantee or is in any way responsible for its accuracy.  Data maintained by RSC may not reflect all real estate activity in the market.”

Colorado Springs Market Statistics For June 2008

by Alan Daniels

Are you looking at selling your Colorado Springs home? Take a look at the latest stats for the El Paso County market for the month of June. Below is the graph and details for current supply & demand (market saturation).  The total number of listings on market has gone down and so have total sales. 

Colorado Springs Real Estate Market Stats

Find out how much your home is worth in this market at www.COPropertyValues.com.

Fort Carson Expanding Buffer Zone

by Alan Daniels

Homes In Fort Carson

Fort Carson plans on expanding the buffer zone between Fort Carson and the Rancho Colorado area by purchasing land from current property owners. The best part is that the land will be purchased by the federal government without the use of county tax dollars or eminent domain. The El Paso County Board of Commissioners is involved in the approvals of the purchases where willing sellers will be selling land for the Fort Carson buffer zone. El Paso County has purchased 40 parcels of land in Rancho Colorado in 2006 and 2007 to keep a cushion from development on the southeastern border of the Rancho Colorado subdivisions. This should help protect the ongoing operations that Fort Carson needs to keep going without affecting the surrounding communities.

Evaluating Neighborhoods in Colorado Springs

by Alan Daniels
Are you getting ready to look at homes for sale in Colorado Springs and surrounding areas? This is a good time to choose which neighborhoods or areas you plan to buy in. Some of you may know exactly what areas you would like to live in. If you are not sure it will require some detailed research on areas and neighborhoods. Now is a good time to create a homebuyer checklist to rank priorities with community amenities you would like to have and those you must have. Take each area and neighborhood and weigh it against your priorities. Local amenities such as parks, trails, entertainment, shopping, hospitals, and other things that are important to your lifestyle should be considered in location. School locations and test scores should also be considered when looking at different areas. It is also recommended to research crime rates in and around the area by contacting the Colorado Springs Police Department and surrounding departments. This has been very helpful for many of my clients who have received information specific to the areas with detail down to the street and block. 
Next get out there and gain first-hand knowledge about each area’s access to transportation, and its proximity to schools, shopping and entertainment. Visit the area during peak commute hours to get a feel for traffic conditions and other related issues.
Remember that your Colorado Springs Realtor is your number one source for neighborhood and area information.   Your Real Estate Agent can set you up with a personal home search in Colorado Springs and surrounding areas and funnel the results down to your top areas. In addition to providing you with comparative market analysis data, a good Realtor can let you know how long home listings stay on the market, helping indicate a neighborhood’s desirability.  Your Realtor also is a neighborhood and area expert who can inform you on issues and amenities specific to the neighborhoods you're interested in, bringing to your attention matching neighborhoods you may not have known about or otherwise considered.
Neighborhood Evaluation Tools - Includes Colorado Springs, Monument, Fountain, ect.

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