Selling your Home This Winter

Thinking about selling your home this winter? There’s no denying the housing market is undergoing a shift this season, and that may leave you with some questions about whether it still makes sense to sell your house. Here are three of the top questions you may be asking – and the data that helps answer them – so you can make a confident decision. 1. Should I Wait To Sell? Even though the supply of homes for sale has increased in 2022, inventory is still low overall. That means it’s still a sellers’ market. The graph below helps put the inventory growth into perspective. Using data from the NationalRead More →

Colorado Springs Real Estate Update

Rick Van Wieren brings you the latest Colorado Springs Real Estate Update. He discusses inventory, pricing, interest rates and more. Check out my Colorado Springs real estate stats sheet. Every month I track our real estate inventory, median price, average price, sales, and more. There’s a lot of buzz going on right now about real estate. As a realtor for 30 years, I can help you determine what is really going on in on our market. Are you in the right house for you? Is your home feeling a little small? Do you have enough space or need to expand? What about a home office space?Read More →

Trick or Treat in Colorado Springs

Looking to trick or treat in Colorado Springs? Look no further! We’ve got a list of indoor trick or treating and other Halloween activities in the Colorado Springs area. Halloween Trunk or Treat When: October 29 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM Where: Red Leg Brewing A fun and safe Halloween event for the whole family in support of Toys for Tots! We’ll have games, prizes, a costume contest, a photo booth, face painting, and more! The Costume Contest will take place on the stage at 2:30 pm! We will have prizes for three winners, so come dressed in your best Halloween costume! This event willRead More →

Pumpkin Patch in Colorado Springs

Happy first day of Fall! What better way to celebrate than to plan a trip to a local pumpkin patch in Colorado Springs? Grab your family and friends for some fun (plus you’ll be supporting local farmers & businesses!) Miner’s Pumpkin Patch Dates: October 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29, 2022 Times: 9:00am – 4:00pm  Where: Western Museum of Mining & Industry – 225 North Gate Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80921  Cost: $10 online, $12 at the gate  *includes admission and ONE pumpkin Long Neck Pumpkin Farm Dates: Sep 24 – 30th (Every Friday, Saturday, Sunday)  Times: 10:00am – 5:00pm  Where: 7595 California Drive  Colorado Springs, CO 80923  Cost: Sept. 24th –Read More →

September events in Colorado Springs

Check out these September events in Colorado Springs! Whether you’re looking for an event with brews, furry friends, or planes, there’s something for everyone in Colorado Springs and the surrounding area.  Pawtoberfest Sep 17th 9:00 AM Bear Creek Regional Park The annual Pawtoberfest is the perfect event for those who love beer, cocktails, and dogs! One of the only dog-friendly festivals in Colorado, guests can sample spirits and craft brews from 30 beverage partners as well as participate in a range of activities. Pawtoberfest visitors can visit pet-friendly vendors, participate in contests, take part in the 20mile dog walk, or enjoy food from a rangeRead More →

Forest Meadows Real Estate July 2022

Forest Meadows Real Estate July 2022 show that home sales are starting to cool off slightly with sales down 25% from last year at 12 homes sold. However, prices continue to rise. The average sold price is up 12.4% at $531,625. The median price is up 11.7% at $521,750.  What is shocking is that for the first time since January 2020, the average selling price vs list price dropped below 100% to 99.9%. This indicates that the selling price was slightly less than the asking price on average. For comparison, this average was 103.3% last July. Sellers can expect to see offers closer to askingRead More →

Housing Market for Buyers

A Window of Opportunity for Homebuyers Mortgage rates are much higher today than they were at the beginning of the year, and that’s had a clear impact on the housing market for buyers. As a result, the market is seeing a shift back toward the range of pre-pandemic levels for buyer demand and home sales. But the transition back toward pre-pandemic levels isn’t a bad thing. In fact, the years leading up to the pandemic were some of the best the housing market has seen. That’s why, as the market undergoes this shift, it’s important to compare today not to the abnormal pandemic years, but toRead More →

Is Now a Good Time to Buy a Home?

If you’ve been thinking about buying a home, you likely have one question on the top of your mind: should I buy right now, or should I wait? While no one can answer that question for you, here’s some information that could help you make your decision. Do You Need a House? This is an important consideration. If you are in need of a new house, then yes, now is the time for you to buy. Whether your landlord is selling your rental, you’re relocating for a new job, or your current home just doesn’t meet your needs, the best time to buy is when you are actuallyRead More →

Forest Meadows Real Estate June 2022

Forest Meadows Real Estate June 2022 show that while did not set any price records in Forest Meadows & The Trails last month, the average and median prices showed double-digit appreciation. The average price is up 13.5% at $530,500. The median price is up 16.0% at $536,500. Homes sold for 2.4% over list price on average and the average time on market was only 5 days. As of this morning, there are 9 homes for sale and 17 homes pending sale in our neighborhood.  To see more detailed statistics for our neighborhood, including quarterly stats, click here. In the Pikes Peak Region, we have some good newsRead More →

Millions of Americans Have Discovered the Benefits of Multigenerational Households If your needs are changing, you may be thinking about sharing a home with additional loved ones, such as grandparents, adult children, or other extended family members. Whether it’s for financial or health-related circumstances, or simply because you’ve reached a new phase of life, you might be wondering if living in multigenerational homes under the same roof is a good move for you. Many people have found themselves in a similar situation and they’ve already made the choice to live in a multigenerational home. What Are Multigenerational Homes? The Pew Research Center defines a multigenerational household as aRead More →