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Colorado Springs Named #1 Metro for Buyers to Move to in America

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Colorado Springs Named #1 Metro for Buyers to Move to in America 

Hello friends, word's out on our best-kept secret.  

"The metro with the highest percentage of home buyers moving in during the first quarter of 2017 was—drumroll please—Colorado Springs, CO. The ranking is from a recent report from ATTOM Data Solutions, a housing data firm that is the parent company of RealtyTrac."

How did they reach this conclusion? 

ATTOM analyzed mortgage application data from 120 metro markets with at least 100,000 single family homes and condos. They then developed what's called a "moving index", which determines the number of buyers within that metro moving to a new home, or buyers from Any Town, USA moving into that metro area.

"The overall trend: More people are buying homes in markets that are still relatively affordable and have access to good jobs," says ATTOM Senior Vice President Daren Blomquist.

And, since we're only about an hour outside of Denver, Colorado Springs is that sweet spot. Homes in the Springs cost 54% less than Denver. The median list price in Colorado Springs is $325,000 compared with $500,000 in Denver, according to realtor.com® data.

Runners up for the first quarter of 2017 were Charleston, South Carolina (no, say it isn't so - one of my favs) ; Raleigh, North Carolina; Tampa-St. Petersburg, Florida; and Washington, D.C.

Here's another surprise headline from this week. 

Colorado Springs is named #6 in America's Hottest Top Real Estate Markets in May 2017. 

If you or someone you know, is considering buying, I'd be happy to help. I can put you in touch with some great folks to help you with financing, too. 

If you're considering selling, but not sure what your home is worth please feel free to shoot me an email for a comparative market analysis. I'll take a close look at your neighborhood comparing home improvements, both cosmetic and mechanical, age, condition and curb appeal.

And, as part of listing with Front Porch Team Real Estate & Property Styling, I offer all my sellers comprehensive staging services (using some pretty neat inventory) that encourages a top offer, fast.

As always, I appreciate your consideration. Have a great weekend in our fair city! 

Kim Gaston, REALTOR®
Front Porch Team Real Estate & Property Styling 
719-661-6987 kimgaston719@gmail.com

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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

Good morning, Kim Gaston nice shout out for Colorado Springs.... and the agent for all of those buyers to call is Kim Gaston... I'll shout that out!

Jun 03, 2017 07:44 AM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

It certainly does look like a nice little spot or a big spot to have a great time in, and I'm happy for Colorado Springs! :)

Jun 03, 2017 07:45 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Kim, thrilled to see Colorado Springs on fire now, and hope you are very busy!  

Jun 03, 2017 07:53 AM
Bruce Walter
Keller Williams Realty Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana - West Lafayette, IN

Kim, nice job getting the word out about how affordable your Colorado Springs real estate market is and yet within an hour's drive to the less affordable Denver real estate market!

I think your beautiful views, and the proximity to the Air Force Academy and Pikes Peak have a lot to do with why Colorado Springs is such a wonderful place to call home.

We have been enjoying  wonderfully dry and moderate temps  with sunny days here in West Lafayette.  

Anyone thinking of moving to this Colorado paradise needs to conact Kim Gaston at Front Porch Real Estate Team and Property Styling.

Enjoy your weekend with your family, Kim!

Jun 03, 2017 08:20 AM
Kim Gaston
RE/MAX Advantage Realty - Colorado Springs, CO
Colorado Springs REALTOR®, CNE (719)661-6987

Hi Barbara Todaro, thanks for that awesome shout out!


It truly is a great spot Laura Cerrano! We really cater to buyers looking for a small-town feel within a larger community that offers a myriad of cultural as well as recreational opportunities.


Good morning, Joan Cox  I hope you are as well! 


Thank you so much, Bruce Walter. You're spot on with that analysis. Colorado Springs is perfectly situated along the front range Rocky Mountains. Its a jaw-dropping "wow" Pikes Peak view when you drive down from Denver and come over Monument hill. There's nothing quite like it. We're in full swing of tourist season, so now's the time to take a little trip - we love visitors, they often turn into buyers! Glad to hear life is good in West Lafayette as well. Have a wonderful weekend, my friend.


Jun 03, 2017 08:47 AM
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

I was just in the Springs picking up my boy for the summer. Garden of the Gods is one of the more amazing places in the entire country!

Jun 03, 2017 09:15 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Kim,  The Springs is such a great place for people to visit and move to.  Make it a great day!


Jun 03, 2017 09:21 AM
Kim Gaston
RE/MAX Advantage Realty - Colorado Springs, CO
Colorado Springs REALTOR®, CNE (719)661-6987

That's quite a compliment Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty considering the beautiful spot you live in. Glad you and your son enjoy it!  


Hello Will Hamm, agreed. Its a great option for out-of-towners to take a fun day trip when they're visiting Denver. 

Jun 05, 2017 07:33 AM
Stacie Streets
Fairway Independent Mortgage Company - Colorado Springs, CO
Mortgage Ninja!!

I moved here 2 yers ago and I am absolutely amazed at the change in just this short time where real estate is concerned! After living in Augusta, GA for 22 years, I can certainly understand why people flock to Colorado Springs!  Don't get me wrong, I love the South, and Charleston is one of my favorite places too, but you can't beat the weather and friendly people of this great city! I'm so glad I helped the Springs grow!!

Jun 21, 2017 01:15 PM
Kim Gaston
RE/MAX Advantage Realty - Colorado Springs, CO
Colorado Springs REALTOR®, CNE (719)661-6987

Welcome to Colorado Springs Stacie Streets and welcome to the rain!

Jun 22, 2017 05:42 AM