November was another great month for home prices in Forest Meadows and The Trails! Check out some of the stats below: Average price up 10.4% at $360,503 Median price up 12.9% at $360,000 11 homes sold in November 2019 0 active for sale and 13 pending (as of 12/1/19) Selling price vs list price was 100.89%, indicating sellers are getting their asking price or even a little more! The biggest issue facing the Colorado Springs real estate market is the overall lack of inventory. If we narrow down the numbers to only those homes with a Colorado Springs mailing address, we only have 875 homesRead More →

Residents (and non residents) of Forest Meadows and The Trails who use the intersection of Black Forest Rd and Cowpoke Dr should be in for some relief soon. Two support posts have already been installed as part of a temporary traffic signal at the intersection. The signal should complete by the end of December, 2019. Traffic related to the opening of Grand Peak Academy, a public charter school authorized by D49, has added a new layer of volume and complexity to the already busy intersection, which is a main entry and exit point for residents of Forest Meadows and The Trails at Forest Meadows.  TrafficRead More →

The Garden Father and Gardener Scott are going to be holding some upcoming gardening classes in Colorado Springs sponsored by Rick’s Garden Center. SATURDAYS: JANUARY 18, FEBRUARY 15, AND MARCH 14 The classes will be held Saturday mornings at Horace Mann Middle School, 1001 E. Van Buren St., Colorado Springs. REGISTRATION FOR THE JANUARY CLASS WILL OPEN THE FIRST WEEK OF DECEMBER . SUBSCRIBE TO THE GARDEN FATHER EMAILS TO RECEIVE A REGISTRATION EMAIL. RESERVE YOUR SPOT BUT PAY AT THE DOOR. SPACE IS LIMITED TO THE FIRST 300 Cost of the classes are $10 each.Read More →

It was a good month for sales in Forest Meadows & The Trails! Home prices are up just slightly, but with an average of 19 days on market, sales in your area are still going strong! See below for additional details! Sales up 37.5% Average price up 0.35% at $348,348 Median price up 0.29% at $343,500 Average of 19 days on market 146 homes sold YTD in Forest Meadows & The Trails 2 homes for sale and 18 pending as of 11/1/2019Read More →

Students officially started school in the new building after a two week fall break. The new building, located off of Cowpoke Road in Forest Meadows, is a state-of-the-art 65,000 sq ft facility. Grand Peak Academy, formally a Classical Imagine school, has made some changes this year. They have broken ties with Imagine Schools and created a new charter school with many of the same classical principles. The new building features a full size gym, soccer field, separate cafeteria (the gym doubled as a cafeteria in the old building) and classrooms for each special (German, Music, Art, Technology, Gym). The enlarged area provides ample parking, moreRead More →

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 →