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Beazer Homes is pulling out of Colorado!

by Alan Daniels
That's right, Beazer Homes is pulling out of Colorado! They were the eighth largest new home builder in the nation when they moved into the Colorado market in 2001. They have fallen on some tough times with a full investigation on mortgage fraud and over extending into different areas. Their stocks have dropped by 80 percent to less than $7.00 a share. Beazer Homes has said that they will pay all of their bills and honor all warranty obligations in the area. Keep in mind that there is no guarantee if they are not around in the future though. This is yet another reason on why an experienced Realtor can help advise you on New Home builders in Colorado Springs. A seasoned real estate agent has experience with all of the builders in town and usually gets a jump on issues like this. You can still find their Colorado Springs new homes in Claremont Ranch, Lowell, Soaring Eagles, Sweetwater Ridge, The Gables, and Wolf Ranch. There could be some good deals to come in order for them to move out quickly. Get with a Realtor to see if this would be the right move to meet your needs. 

Colorado Springs Real Estate At It's Best!

by Alan Daniels

The Daniels Team of RE/MAX Advantage offers a variety of real estate services in Colorado Springs that go beyond the ordinary!  If you are looking for homes in Colorado Springs or any other property we offer top notch buyer services.  The Daniels Team definitely stands apart from many in the real estate industry when selling a Colorado Springs home.  We have many systems in place that make relocating to Colorado Springs much easier than you think.  If you plan on investing in Colorado Springs Real Estate you found the right place.

Buying A Home In Colorado Springs- Contact us to schedule a free buyers consultation where we will map out the home buying process and create a buyer time-line to meet your real estate needs.  This map will ease the buying process no matter how many homes you have bought and sold.  The home buying map will provide the foundation to the whole process making the transaction a breeze.  The best part is this service is completely free, so Click Here to Schedule Your Free  Buyer Appointment Now or Call Us

Selling A Home In Colorado Springs- Contact us to schedule a free In-Home Presentation to find out how much your home is worth in Colorado Springs and how The Daniels Team will market your home.  We will provide a Comparative Market Analysis (CMA) showing the market activity in your area with the detailed information you need to make an important decision.  The CMA report will have extensive information in it that is important for an expert Realtor to decipher and explain during a presentation.  Remember all real estate agents are not alike!  Click Here to Schedule Your Free In-Home Presentation now or Call Us. 

Relocating to Colorado Springs-  Contact us to as soon as possible to begin the coordination of your move.  We work with many buyers who are relocating to Colorado Springs and have some wonderful systems in place to make your move a breeze.  The sooner you contact us to get things going the better.  We will start you out with a Free Colorado Springs Relocation Package loaded with tons of helpful information on the area.  Once we have a time range to work with, we will create a relocation time-line that will ease the stress of your move so you can focus on the fun part...packing!  Click Here to Begin The Free & Easy Relocation Process or Call Us

Buying an Investment Property In Colorado Springs-  Contact us to schedule a free real estate investing consultation where we will create a investment plan to meet your particular needs.  There are definitley many options to choose from here.  Click Here to Schedule Your Real Estate Investing Appointment Now or Call Us

2008 Colorado Springs Parade of Homes

by Alan Daniels

Colorado Springs Homes For Sale | Real Estate

 

It's almost 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 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. More details will be available in July!

Tips on Preparing a Home to Sell

by Alan Daniels

Colorado Springs Real Estate | Homes For Sale | Home Preperation 

Exterior Preparations -

  • Keep the lawn and bushes well manicured.
  • Make sure that home buyers can read your address easily.
  • Scrape and Paint any areas where paint is peeling.
  • Make sure that all doors, knobs and locks operate easily/properly for showings.
  • Keep the sidewalks cleared and resurface defective walks or drives.
  • Clean up exterior of home and declutter outdoor living spaces.
  • Repair / replace any loose or defective downspouts and gutters along with extensions.
  • Clean leaves and debris out of gutters.

 Interior Preparations -

  • Rearrange bedroom closets & kitchen cabinets to create a better feeling of space.
  • Clean Windows inside & out and leave window shades open for showings.
  • Repaint rooms with worn paint or loud colors.
  • Put away any items in the home that might be offensive to potential home buyers.
  • Put all valuable items away.
  • Declutter & Depersonalize the home (Think of a model home).
  • Patch any holes in the walls.
  • Fix any leaking plumbing fixtures.
  • Replace filters and clean your heating & A/C systems.
  • Replace any burned out light bulbs
  • Re-caulk tubs & showers if needed.

Colorado Springs Real Estate | Homes For Sale | Certified Pre-owned HomeThe next step to help sell your home faster and for more money would to make it a Certified Pre-Owned home which is offered exclusively through RE/MAX AdvantageContact us for more info on this cutting edge program!  Here are the major items that help accomplish incredible results in selling your Colorado Springs home.

  • Professional Home Inspection
  • Necessary Repairs
  • Furnace Serviced and Certified
  • Roof Certified
  • Home Warranty

 

Selling Your Colorado Springs home can be difficult but not impossible.  Things are looking up for selling a home in Colorado Springs based on the latest data.  The average supply of homes has dropped from 9.44 months to 8.82 months.  Definitely a positive trend after all of the negative real estate press.  Take a look at the charts below and compare the last 6 months (chart one) to the last 30 days (chart 2). 

Selling A Colorado Springs Home

Where does your home stand in the numbers?  It is important to get a CMA (Comparitive Market Analysis) to find your Colorado Springs Home Value.  Pricing your Colorado Springs home properly will allow you to sell it much quicker than what the average supply is showing.  You can get a complimentary CMA sent to your email at www.COPropertyValues.com.  This is the best place to get started when trying to make a decision to sell a home. 

Buying A Colorado Springs Home

If you are looking to buy a Colorado Springs home or build a new Colorado Springs home, take a look at the saturated markets.  Some homes are moving quicker than others!  What price range are you looking at and what is the months supply?  This will directly effect the amount you pay compared to the seller's asking price.  It is important to have an experienced Colorado Springs Realtor who understands all of the different variables going into purchasing Colorado Springs real estate.

Colorado Springs Real Estate - Selling a Colorado Springs Home

 

 

Flying Horse - Colorado Springs Real Estate

by Alan Daniels
The Flying Horse neighborhood can be found on the northern edge of Colorado Springs, Colorado. Just 45 minutes to Denver, this wonderful location is ideal for commuting to Colorado Springs Airport, Denver International Airport, and anywhere in between. Homes in Flying Horse surround one of the finest private clubs in all of Colorado Springs known as The Club at Flying Horse.
 
The Club at Flying Horse boasts an 18-hole golf course designed by the renowned master, Tom Weiskopf. The club also provides a top-notch Athletic Club and Spa where tennis, aquatics, fitness Training, cardio, free weights, yoga, Pilates, gymnasium, spa services, family & fine dining, private dining & meeting facilities, and much more. Enclaves, open spaces, pocket parks, and trails add even more recreation to the Flying Horse area.
 
Flying Horse Resources:
Flying Horse Schools: Academy School District 20
 
 
Flying Horse Neighborhoods:  The Villages of Solera, The Villages of Syrah, The Village of Calistoga, The Village of Sonoma, The Village of Saratoga, The Village of Toscano
 
 
     Flying Horse Community Map
Colorado Springs Real Estate - Flying Horse Homes For Sale

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.

Some Entertaining Photos...

by Alan Daniels

Here are a couple of photos I thought were pretty entertaining!

This home might be a little difficult to sell...  Maybe they should neutralize the pink and it would be alright.

 

How do you get more showings?

Selling a home is all about getting enough showings.  Not that it would be a problem though...

FHA Loan Limits Increased!

by Alan Daniels
The FHA loan limits have been raised to $325,000.00 in El Paso County.  If you are buying a home in this price range this is great news, as all of the underwriting requirements for conventional loans have been tightening.  FHA is currently not credit score driven.  It is payment history driven.

Fed Meets for Drastic Interest Rate Drop!

by Alan Daniels

Interest Rates

The Fed met today and dropped the interest rate more than expected!  The half percentage point drop was double of what most economists were forecasting.  This is a definite step in the right direction to pull us out of the current housing slump, but no one knows for sure how the market will react.  It will be interesting to see what happens in the following months.  Inflation is less of a concern to the Fed now that it's pressure has eased allowing them to take such an aggressive stance. 

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