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: 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 →

Homes sales are up for the month of May in Forest Meadows and The Trails by 144%! The time on market averages only 9 days! Currently, as of June 3, there are 6 homes for sale and 27 pending sales. While prices have barely decreased, homes a going fast. If you would like to sign up for a FREE property valuation, click HERE.Read More →

The weather is warming up and spring cleaning is in full effect. Here is a checklist of some of the top cleaning to-do’s now that snow is (hopefully) no longer in the forecast. Overall Spring Cleaning Chores dust crown molding and baseboards dust ceiling corners dust baseboards and clean scuff marks dust/wash light fixtures and lamps dust ceiling fans wash doors (look for scuff marks) wash walls touch up paint vacuum or wash window curtains wash window blinds clean windows dust bookcases polish wood furniture wipe down and vacuum furniture (clean the base and under cushions) condition leather furniture remove stains from upholstered furniture vacuumRead More →

Watch the video below to get the full scoop! Here is a brief summary of some of the April data: Sales up 2.6%% at 1,320 units Average price up 6.6% at $371,353 Median price up 7.5% at $328,000 Inventory of unsold homes up 3.2% at 1,568 homes Months supply of homes for sale 1.2 Pending Sales 2,235(down 5.2% from last year at this time)Read More →

Road Work Colorado springs

Curious about upcoming road work around Colorado Springs? Take a look and see what is planned for the future! Some of the improvements which will affect the Black Forest area include: Research Pkwy: constructed a 6-lane principal arterial from Black Forest Rd. to the Woodmen Rd./Marksheffel Rd. intersection; signalized the intersection with Vollmer Rd. Briargate Pkwy: extended from Black Forest Rd. to Vollmer Rd. as a 6-lane principal arterial; signalized the intersection with Vollmer Rd. Vollmer Rd: changed functional class from collector to minor arterial from Briargate Pkwy./Stapleton Rd. to Hodgen Rd. Black Forest Rd: widened to six lanes from Dublin Blvd. to Woodmen Rd.Read More →

red light cameras colorado springs

If you haven’t already heard, red light cameras are being installed on several intersections throughout Colorado Springs. The first two that are already in effect are the intersections of: Lexington and Briargate Blvd Platte Avenue and Chelton Road Currently, violators are only being issued warnings. However, after May 9, tickets will be issued. The other two intersections which will see red light cameras later this year are: Dublin and Academy North Carefree and Academy Running red lights has been a major problem in Colorado Springs. What are your thoughts? Do you think it will deter people and help reduce accidents? Comment below!Read More →