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Fort Carson Soldiers Deployed to Iraq Wednesday

by Alan Daniels

Fort Carson Housing | Real Estate | Realtors

Around 230 members of the 2nd Brigade Combat Team and 4th Infantry Division deployed from Fort Carson to Iraq on Wednesday for 12-months.  Half of the troops have served in Iraq before and the other half are on their first tour of duty there.  Stay safe and thanks for your service to this country! 

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

 

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.”

4 Reasons to Buy Colorado Springs Real Estate Now!

by Alan Daniels

Colorado Springs Real Estate

Many genuine home buyers are sitting on the sidelines these days deciding on when to get into the Colorado Springs real estate market.  In the end this decision will be based on many different variables depending on each person’s situation.  Here are 4 reasons why you may want to make a move on your choice of Colorado Springs homes right now.   

1) You can not time the bottom of the market.  Timing the bottom of the market is incredibly hard to do and often harder to resist.  Current housing inventory is at historical highs and mortgage rates are staying down, so you should definitely be able to find a great home with an experienced Colorado Springs Realtor.  You will find that many home sellers right now are pricing their homes very competitively!  The old supply and demand curve… more supply and less demand.  This curve is bound to shift sooner are later, so don’t be the one to wait for the seller’s market!  

2) Low mortgage rates.  Most economists agree that home financing will become more expensive in the future.  By now we have all heard our share of stories about financing woes even for well qualified people.  Currently, the 30 year loan is now roughly at 6.0% and most economists see it reaching 6.5% by the end of the year and up to a 7% forecast sometime in 2009.  Even if Colorado Springs real estate prices were to fall in the following months, the current interest rates end up saving money throughout the years of the loan.  

3) Don’t just by for a cheap price, buy in a good area.  Sure you might get excited about that great foreclosure price, but when you are buying a home, you are also buying the neighborhood.  If more than a few foreclosures have come up in one area, there most likely will be more.  They tend to be bunched in particular areas and this might not be the best recipe for stability in a neighborhood.  An old rule of thumb is to buy the worst house on the best block…not the worst house on a bad block.

4) Work with a great Colorado Springs Realtor that has experience and who can supply opportunities from the current market.  This I think just needs to be brought to attention since times are tough for many Realtors.  Make sure your Colorado Springs Realtor is not desperate and just steering you into a home to finally make a deal.  Sit down with your Colorado Springs Real Estate Agent to share your plans and get a good sense of whether they are looking out for you or just looking to get paid.  This market has opened up many opportunities that a great Colorado Springs real estate agent can share.

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