Special guest Aaron Hunt from Hunt Property Inspections joins us to discuss how to best prepare your home for winter. With the colder temperatures, it’s important to take certain precautions to protect one of your most valuable assets.Read More →

The average and median sold prices are up for Forest Meadows and The Trails! Average up 11.59% compared to last year at $360,320 Median up 9.20% compared to last year at $351,500 124 homes sold year-to-date 26 pending sales as of Oct 1 17 average days on market Range of sales $312,500-$436,900 10 homes sold in September 2019Read More →

Did you know…? Colorado is home to the tallest sand dunes in North America Colorado is the only state to turn down hosting the Olympics The 13th step at the State Capitol Building is exactly 1 mile above sea level The Eisenhower Tunnel is one of the highest altitude tunnels in the world Colfax Avenue in Denver is the longest continuous street in the US Pikes Peak Cog Railway is the highest railway in North America Colorado has the world’s largest flat top mountain, Grand Mesa The highest paved road in North America is Mount Evans Scenic Byway The Royal Gorge Bridge is the highest suspension bridge in the world Colorado’s southwest corner, aka the four corners, boarders Arizona,Read More →

Good news for homeowners in Forest Meadows and The Trails! Home prices are up! Average price is up 16.31% Median price is up 20.31% Less than 2 weeks average time on market Sales ranged from $319,000 – $398,000 during the month of August Interest rates are down, so buyers can afford more!Read More →

2019 CMA scores for Colorado were recently released. “The Colorado Measures of Academic Success (CMAS) are the state’s common measurement of students’ progress at the end of the school year in English language arts, math, science and social studies. Students in grades three through eight take the CMAS tests in math and English language arts. Students in fifth, eighth and 11thgrade take the CMAS science assessments. In 2020, about a third of schools will administer the CMAS social studies assessments in grades four and seven.” For more information on the CMA tests, click here  Look at the table below to see which school districts showedRead More →

Good news! Sales were up big time in August compared to last year, by about 56.25%! Prices are up just slightly– with the average sold price up 1.46% and the median up 0.44%. Even still, homes are moving in Forest Meadows. The average time on market was about 3 weeks, which is still pretty fast. That means about half of the homes sell in less than a month! There are currently 9 homes for sale and 13 pending. Also, 105 homes have been sold year-to-date in Forest Meadows.Read More →

Farmer's Market Colorado Springs

Summer is in full swing, which means so are the local farmer’s markets. There’s several to choose from around the Springs, depending upon your location and day preference. Below is a list of some of the most popular ones for you to choose from! Wednesday Colorado Farm & Art Market, Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum (215 S. Tejon St.), 3 to 7 p.m. through Oct. 9 Fountain Community Market, Fountain City Hall, 116 S. Main St., 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. through Aug 21 Briargate Farmers Market, 7610 N. Union Blvd., across from Gold’s Gym, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. through Oct. 9 Thursday Banning LewisRead More →

Ever wonder if you should be doing more to preserve your home? Check out this handy maintenance schedule for some helpful reminders to keep your house in tip-top shape! Monthly Inspect and change HVAC filters Clean kitchen sink disposal Inspect fire extinguishers Clean range hood filters Clean garbage can Quarterly Test smoke/ carbon monoxide detectors Test garage door sensors and auto-reverse feature Biannually Give your home a deep clean (walls, baseboards, basement, etc). Replace batteries in smoke/ carbon monoxide detectors To Do Each Season Annually: Spring: Clean out gutters Check exterior of home for cracks, damage, etc. Service your AC Replace damaged window screens RemoveRead More →

While sales have remained the same for June 2019 compared to June 2018, home prices are up again! The average sold price was up 3.87% and the median price was up 4.08%. Sold prices ranged from $296,000 to $449,000. The average time on market was only 16 days, so just over 2 weeks until under contract! It is a great time to sell because you may have more equity than you think and homes are selling quickly! To see stats about Colorado Springs, go here: LivingColoradoSprings.com/market-conditionsRead More →

Colorado Springs Job Market

According to the Gazette, Colorado Springs outranks Denver for hottest job market in the 3rd quarter. Colorado Springs ranked just ahead of Denver and five other cities at 28% but behind Charlotte, N.C.; Grand Rapids, Mich.; and Madison, Wis., which had the top three spots among the nation’s 100 largest metropolitan areas. Unemployment remains low in the Springs, at around 3.9%. Right now, many employers are reporting expansions in hiring, while only 4% of employers are reporting reductions. This is great news for not only job-seekers, but homeowners as well. A booming job market makes for an attractive place to live! Rises in home pricesRead More →