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colorado springs property: Colorado Springs Home Buyer Tips - 08/25/10 06:10 AM
Colorado Springs Homes - Home buyer Tip #1 Related articles: 5 reasons lack of building permits cause big problems Colorado Springs Building Codes and Permits - Part I Colorado Springs Building Permits - Part II Colorado Springs Building Permits - Part III Colorado Springs Building Permits - Part IV Colorado Springs Building Permits - Part V I always tell home buyers it's important for them to do some extra due diligence and homework before we put together an offer and complete the purchase on their dream house. Tip #1 - Zoning Compliance If you want to change the house from a Single (0 comments)
colorado springs property: Colorado Springs Real Estate Report for EAST Area as of June 30, 2010 - 07/20/10 09:41 AM
Colorado Spring Real Estate Market Report for East Colorado Springs, Single Family Homes Neighborhoods Include: Homes in Village Seven, Rustic Hills, Country Club Zip codes include: 80909, 80915, 80907, 80918 Search for homes in East Colorado Springs The East area of Colorado Springs housing market continues to be a BUYERS Market, as there is currently a 5.8 month of supply of homes on the market. A 6 month supply of houses on the market is considered a "NEUTRAL MARKET". Pricing continued to go down in 2009 but number of sales increased. Sales units were down 13% from 2009 to (0 comments)
colorado springs property: What is the MLS? - 02/25/10 07:05 AM
What is the Pikes Peak Multiple Listing Service (PPAR)? Why is the MLS important? Search for Homes in Colorado Springs One of the many acronyms that most Realtors in Colorado Springs use is "MLS". When you are in any industry, you get used to using the common acronyms typical in the industry and forget your clients, customers and the general public may not understand your jargon, your verbiage. Let's start with the definition: MLS stands for Multiple Listing Service. The MLS is a shared computer database accessed by the majority of local Colorado Springs Realtors. It contains detailed information on thousands of listed properties (4 comments)
colorado springs property: Should you hire a Realtor or a Real Estate Agent? - 01/28/10 06:36 AM
What is the difference between a Colorado Springs Realtor and a Colorado Springs Real Estate agent? Must read articles: Who is Representing YOU? - Tip #1 Shop for a Lender like you shop for a house - Tips #2 - 6 Top 3 websites for home buyers - Tips #7 -9 Open House Misconceptions - Tip #10 Appraisals and Inspections, 2 important steps for home buyers - Tips #11-15 Most Home buyers and home sellers the Colorado Springs area use the terms REALTOR® and Real Estate Agent interchangeably, but that is not correct. There are many differences between REALTORS® and real estate agents. They (2 comments)
colorado springs property: What is a 1031 exchange? - 01/27/10 11:10 AM
1031 Exchanges As part of a recent 2 day class I attended to get my SRES Designation (Senior Real Estate Specialist) the class had a great section on 1031's. I definitely learned some things and I wanted to share it with my readers. If you would like more information about a 1031 tax exchange for Colorado Springs real estate, Call Kathy at 719-287-1049 or email, KTorline@msn.com What is a 1031 exchange? It's a federal tax allow that allow taxpayers to DEFER capital gains tax on exchanged of property used in trade of business held for investment. They DEFER taxes, not eliminate (0 comments)
\Recap of 2009 Current Report as of 11-30-09 in Marksheffel Active listings: 70 Under Contract and Pending: 30 Absorption Rate : 10.5 homes per month for the last 6 months, a supply of 6.6 month of houses (0 comments)
colorado springs property: Homes in Colorado Springs - Market Report for EAST for October 2009 - 11/17/09 05:06 AM
Colorado Spring Real Estate Market Report for East Colorado Springs, Single Family Homes Neighborhoods Include: Homes in Village Seven, Rustic Hills Search for Homes in East Colorado Springs The East area of Colorado Springs housing market continues to be a BUYERS Market, as there is currently a 6 month of supply of homes on the market. A 6 month supply of houses on the market is considered a "NEUTRAL MARKET". Pricing continues to go down in 2009 but number of sales is increasing.
Recap of 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, and 2004 Current Report as of 11-17-09 Active (0 comments)
colorado springs property: Open House MUST READ Guide for Buyers - 10/27/09 05:05 AM
It is Open House Season The following information is the forth in a series of Buyer Tips to provide tips for both the first-time home buyer and the most experienced home buyer. The goal is to help the consumer to become better educated about purchasing real estate in Colorado Springs and the surrounding area. This article includes tip #10. For a FREE Buyer's Guide, Email KTorline@msn.com Many Colorado Springs Realtors hold open houses; and do so on many weekends during the spring, summer, and fall time. It can be a great way for a Realtor to get additional exposure for their sellers and it can (6 comments)
colorado springs property: Pick your house style - 10/26/09 08:37 AM
Colorado Springs Houses For a free Buyers Guide, Email Kathy Torline at KTorline@msn.com I work with a lot of Colorado Springs first time home buyers, and I often ask them what type of floor plan they would like in a home. When I ask the question, I often see a blank look in their face; and I realize that first time buyers really don't know what type of floor plan they like or don't like; consequently I thought it would be helpful to put together some information on advantages and disadvantages of different types of house floor plans. Ranch houses Sleeping (2 comments)
colorado springs property: What do you do with Hazardous Waste in El Paso County? - 10/24/09 08:33 AM
Getting ready to move in Colorado Springs? What do you do with the old paint cans? The old car batteries? Old computers? El Paso couny has a Hazardous Waste Collection Facility on 3255 Akers Drive, which is close to Constitution and Marksheffel Road.. The collection center is free to residents of El Paso and Teller County, but they encourage a donation of non-perishable food for Care and Share. The web site is full of all types of amazing information, including what is household waste and a recycling directory. The facility accepts: household paint and paint-related products lawn & garden chemicals household items: cleaners (carpet, (1 comments)
colorado springs property: Attention Pet Owners: Tips for selling your home - 10/20/09 08:09 AM
Getting ready to sell your home? Get a Free Market Analysis on your Home, Email KTorline@msn.com or call 719-287-1049 Must Read Articles Colorado Homeowners, don't remodel until you read this! Should I take my home off the market during the holidays? Do you want your home in Colorado Springs to stand out from the competition? A tech savvy realtor can help sell your home It's all about the home warranty What are closing costs in real estate? You cleaned your home, priced it right and still no one wants to purchase. Second showings are rare. Do you have pets in your (1 comments)
colorado springs property: Renters do your homework - 10/16/09 07:54 AM
It's time for Renters to be Careful! Search for Homes in Colorado Springs MusRead Articles News Flash - Colorado Springs ranked Fittest City Moving to Colorado Springs, check out Zip Skinny El Paso County taxes are some of the lowest in the nation! Colorado Springs in ratings for Best Places to Start Over How does days on market affect home prices in Colorado Springs? Radon poses a threat to Colorado Springs Homes High Altitude Adjustment for living in Colorado Springs Sorry to say, with the current foreclosures hitting the Colorado Springs housing market, renters need to do some extra homework before (5 comments)
colorado springs property: Radon Dangers - 10/16/09 07:51 AM
For a Free Colorado Springs Relocation Guide, Email Kathy Torline at KTorline@msn.com What's the big deal about Radon? The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) and the Surgeon General's Office have estimated that as many as 20,000 lung cancer deaths are caused each year by radon and it is is the second leading cause of lung cancer. Inspection Time In Colorado Springs, a radon test can be requested by a buyer during a home inspection. If radon levels are high (4 pCi/L or higher) the installation of a mitigation system can become a negotiable item on the Inspection Resolution Form. What is (3 comments)
colorado springs property: 8 Restaurants to Celebrate New Years Eve in Colorado Springs - 12/28/08 06:54 PM
As Christmas is now over, it's time to start making your plans for Celebrating New Year's Eve in Colorado Springs. I've listed some of my favorites restaurants here. Also, make sure and read the information at the end of the post about FREE cab Fares available on New Years Eve. Melting Pot Interactive Dining Experience with Fondue 30 A E. Pikes Peak Phone: 719-385-0300 New Year's Eve Dinner: $130.00 per couple, menu on web site www.meltingpot.com Walters Bistro Fine Dining in a Relaxed Bistro Atmosphere Address: 146 E. Cheyenne Mountain Blvd. Phone: 719-630-0201 New Year's Eve Dinner: $75.00 per person (2 comments)
colorado springs property: Colorado Foreclosures, Colorado Springs Homes in Fountain - 11/11/08 05:22 AM
Homes in Colorado Springs Fountain Valley Market information for Active Homes as of 11-10-08 Neighborhoods: Fountain Valley Ranch, Country Crossing, Heritage, Widefield, Windmill Mesa, Security Active as of 11-10-08: 729 Single Family Homes: 669 (92%) Condos/Townhomes/Patio Homes: 60 (8%) Active homes for sale as of 11-10-08: 719 Short sales: 107 (14.7%) Government Owned: 4 (.05%) VA Owned: 20 (2.7%) Bank-owned: 63 (81.6%) Regular: 595 (81.6%) Partial list of Foreclosed homes currently on the market This Colorado Springs Real Estate report contains information on homes in Fountain Valley. This information is taken from the Pikes Peak Realtor Services Corp and is deemed (0 comments)
Active as of 11-10-08: 483 Single Family Homes: 425 (88%) Condos/Townhomes/Patio Homes: 58 (12%) Active homes for sale as of 11-10-08: Short sales: 23 (4.8%) HUD: 2 (.04%) Bank-owned: 14 (2.9%) Regular: 444 (91.9%) Partial list of Foreclosed homes currently on the market This Colorado Springs Real Estate report contains information on homes in Briargate: This information is taken from the Pikes Peak Realtor Services Corp and is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.
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colorado springs property: Homes in Colorado Springs, Price Comparision from 2004 to 2008 - 11/05/08 07:22 AM
Colorado Springs Homes - Average Sales Price Comparison The Colorado Springs Area continues to be a a BUYER's market for single family homes in almost all communities. But it's important to remember that real estate is regional, and varies on a neighborhood by neighborhood basis. Prices have continued to move downward, and the current prices are similar to where they were in 2004 and 2005.
colorado springs property: Colorado Springs Real Estate, Market Report for Windjammer - 10/23/08 08:12 AM
Colorado Springs Real Estate Market Report for WINDJAMMER area in the Briargate area of Colorado Springs Single Family Homes Single Family Homes in Windjammer were primarily built in the 1980's. The majority of the houses are 4-story and 2-story's, with 4 to 5 bedrooms, 3-4 baths, and 2 car garages. The average home has appx. 2500 to 3500 square footage. The absorption rate of 1.22 houses per month shows that there is a 3 month supply of houses on the market; the housing market is currently NEUTRAL TO A SELLER'S MARKET in this area. Windjammer is located in the Briargate area (0 comments)
colorado springs property: Kissing Camels, Colorado Springs Real Estate Market Report - 10/22/08 07:04 AM
Colorado Springs Real Estate Market Report for Kissing Camels Homes in WEST area of Colorado Springs Single Family Homes Single Family Homes in Holland Park were primarily built from the 1960's to 2007. The majority of the houses are ranches with 3 to 6 bedrooms, 3 baths, and 2-3 car garages. The average home has appx. 3000 to 5000 square footage. The absorption rate of .55 houses per month shows that there is a 54 month supply of houses on the market; the housing market is currently a BUYERS market in this area. Homes in Kissing Camels are in District (2 comments)
Single Family Homes in Pinecreek were primarily built in the 1980's and 1990's. The majority of the houses are ranches and 2-storys, with 4 to 5 bedrooms, 3- 4 baths, and 2-3 car garages. The average home has appx. 3000 to 4000 square footage. The absorption rate of 7 houses per month shows that there is a 9.5 month supply of houses on the market; the housing market is currently a BUYERS MARKET in this area. Pinecreek is in the District 20 School District Grade School: Mountain View (0 comments)
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