Archive for April, 2012

9802 Pinedale Drive ~ Personal Walking Tour

Monday, April 16th, 2012

9802 Pinedale Drive ~ Personal Walking Tour

Exquisite French Country Residence is located in the gorgeous golf course community of Pinecrest at Pine Creek, in the northern part of Colorado Springs Colorado ~ offering one of the finest custom home communities in school district 20.

Architect Jack Arnold designed this custom residence and impressive custom detail defines every aspect of this home.

Over 5,000 square feet, 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 3-car garage and residing on almost an half-acre lot, this is everything you have been looking for!

In addition, this home is very energy efficient and green including: geothermal heat, Styrofoam insulation, 105 gallon fiberglass hot water heater, steam humidifier, 100% green beams salvaged from the Hayman fire.

Enjoy this brief walking tour of the property, offering a small sample of the exquisite features in this residence.

There is much more to come regarding the marketing portfolio of this beautiful property!

To purchase Colorado Spring Real Estate, feel free to contact our Colorado Springs Realtors at Selley Group Real Estate, LLC:  2139 Chuckwagon Rd, Ste 210 – Colorado Springs, Colorado 80919 – 719. 598. 5101

All agents affiliated with Selley Group Real Estate, LLC are actively licensed in accordance to the laws of Colorado.

Portions of this article are written by Gordon, as framed by the expressed opinions of Cherise, but not proofread.

 

How often do you get to see a bear wandering throughout your neighborhood?

Monday, April 16th, 2012

Just as we were about to sit down to have dinner with some of our friends on Friday night, all the sudden we heard several dogs in the neighborhood barking uncontrollably.

They spotted what we got to see – a bear roaming around the neighborhood.  I guess the enticing smell of our salmon made its way outdoors to our furry little friend.

This is one aspect we treasure about Colorado Springs – the opportunity to witness the wonderful wildlife we share our environment with.

To purchase Colorado Spring Real Estate, feel free to contact our Colorado Springs Realtors at Selley Group Real Estate, LLC:  2139 Chuckwagon Rd, Ste 210 – Colorado Springs, Colorado 80919 – 719. 598. 5101

All agents affiliated with Selley Group Real Estate, LLC are actively licensed in accordance to the laws of Colorado.

Portions of this article are written by Gordon, as framed by the expressed opinions of Cherise, but not proofread.

 

April – THE STAT PACK – Colorado Springs Real Estate

Monday, April 16th, 2012

Two links for y’all as we enter a market with only 4.5 months of inventory for the entire listed MLS.

First, we’re back to calling it “The” Stat Pack at http://cosrealestate.com/. We cleaned up the look a little bit and added another page of charts and graphs because that’s how we roll.

Next, here is our blog post on the matter: http://bennymoo.com/2012/04/11/appreciation-watch-phase-one/

Remember: we believe showing is better than telling. But we can also say that the notable improvements visible in the market performance over the last 60 days have registered in our own business performance. We realize some of the recipients of this email are actively listed sellers. We cannot emphasize enough “PATIENCE” with your listing. The tide HAS TURNED. We are not ones to use hyperbolic language or false promises, we do not promote our interests ahead of our clients. But if you are seeing a ramp up in your showings but no contracts, that used to mean you were rare on the market, but over-priced; NOW it means you are rare on the market and the buyers are climbing up the price spectrum to find you.

Feel free to contact Colorado Springs Realtor, Cherise Selley, Broker/Owner of Selley Group Real Estate, LLC or you may contact our group of Colorado Springs Realtors @ www.selleygroup.com or 2139 Chuckwagon Rd, Ste 210 – Colorado Springs, Colorado 80919 – 719. 598. 5101

All agents affiliated with Selley Group Real Estate, LLC are actively licensed in accordance to the laws of Colorado.

Portions of this article are written by Gordon, as framed by the expressed opinions of Cherise, but not proofread.

 

5130 Langdale Way – Colorado Springs Real Estate

Wednesday, April 11th, 2012

5130 Langdale Way – Colorado Springs Real Estate

•Custom Walk-out Rancher •Stunning Views
•4563 total sq. feet •.43 acre cul-de-sac lot
• 4 bedrooms (optional main level study), 4 bathrooms
• 3 car garage • Prime D-12 Schools

$689,000

Dazzling city lights and mountain views set the backdrop for this beautiful custom walk-out rancher residing on a luxurious cul-de-sac in the beautiful Spires of Broadmoor. Enjoy two levels of TREX decking, soothing water feature, fenced lawn area, plus a private walking trail meandering through scrub oak define the back yard setting.

Inside, the stunning slate foyer gives way to a great room with vaulted ceilings, 4 total bedrooms (2nd main lvl bedroom can double as a study & w/ French Doors & private ¾ bathroom). Formal dining room is hospitable and open with arches and a decorative octagonal ceiling. Family room with floor-to-ceiling stone accents the gas fireplace ~ a wall of windows display incredible views and brilliant southern light. Eat-in kitchen with cherry floors, built in desk, island with new Bosch gas range, 42″ cherry cabinets, Italian granite with a custom slate backsplash, & pantry. Main level master retreat includes deck access, fireplace, & spa-like five piece bathroom with dual vanity sinks, walk-in shower accented with glass block, jetted tub, plus two walk-in closets.

Sunny lower level with enormous family room that walks out to the patio which opens to the fenced back yard area ~ perfect for a dog run or private gardens. The family room offers extra space for recreation & entertainment, plus workout center, or office. French doors accent one of the bedrooms, and a second lower level bedroom doubles as a junior master suite with its own private bathroom. Also, enjoy extra storage space in the lower level.

Other amenities include: Low maintenance stucco and stone exterior, tile roof, three car garage, and 2X6 construction, dual furnaces and air conditioning units, and two water heaters. This architecturally delightful residence will inspire you with its ease of main level living, plus enjoy the best in Colorado living near the world famous Broadmoor Hotel!

To purchase Colorado Spring Real Estate, feel free to contact our Colorado Springs Realtors at Selley Group Real Estate, LLC:  2139 Chuckwagon Rd, Ste 210 – Colorado Springs, Colorado 80919 – 719. 598. 5101

All agents affiliated with Selley Group Real Estate, LLC are actively licensed in accordance to the laws of Colorado.

Portions of this article are written by Gordon, as framed by the expressed opinions of Cherise, but not proofread.

 

Living Beyond the Pain – Insights for Your Journey of Transformation

Tuesday, April 10th, 2012

I couldn’t resist.  I am so proud of my husband.  Despite all his pain, and most notably, he is dealing with Rheumatoid Arthritis, Gordon is one of the most optimistic and inspirational individuals that I have ever met.  His book, entitled, “Living Beyond the Pain,” is due out at the end of May this year.

And you have to get a copy for yourself.  What the heck.  Buy extras to pass out to your friends and family who might be struggling with chronic pain or colossal-sized obstacles.  Gordon has a unique way of putting a face and soul on to the deeper meanings of suffering and encourages each person to run the race of life to its fullest!

You can buy a bundle of 10 books for $100.00.

Yes, I know.  I may have jumped ahead of the book promos, but I have read his manuscript a few times and I am personally touched by it and learn something new each time I read it.

Here’s a sneak peek:

Making the Change

            “Make no mistake about it: the “Journey of Transformation” is not for the faint of heart, no matter how much divine assistance you believe you’ll receive.

It takes incredible courage to see life from a different perspective and then to actually take that initial step toward a newly formed reality. To progress forward with the second step is even more daring, and so on down the path into a new journey.

Moving from old habits to establishing new patterns of living does not happen by mere coincidence. Neither is this process of change something that can be designed like an architectural blueprint or purchased through a self-help seminar.

If there’s one thing I can do through the pages of this book, it is to meet you in that place where all faith in the future is gone.

I want to reach you in that place where things seem hopeless.

I want to shine a light into that place where you hide when you’re broken and have experienced a real crisis of faith.

But most of all, I wish to share with you a few treasures I’ve discovered about the mysteries behind the transformed life.”

To purchase Colorado Spring Real Estate, feel free to contact our Colorado Springs Realtors at Selley Group Real Estate, LLC:  2139 Chuckwagon Rd, Ste 210 – Colorado Springs, Colorado 80919 – 719. 598. 5101

All agents affiliated with Selley Group Real Estate, LLC are actively licensed in accordance to the laws of Colorado.

Portions of this article are written by Gordon, as framed by the expressed opinions of Cherise, but not proofread.

 

Mountain Shadows Neighborhoods of Colorado Springs

Monday, April 9th, 2012

Mountain Shadows Neighborhoods of Colorado Springs

As I was working out on the treadmill this morning and watching “Good Morning America,” and listening to Sam Champion report about the number of high temperatures breaking some 15,500 all-time weather records across the United States this year, I’m also reminded how quickly our weather changes.

This week the temps are in the 60s and 70s.  Two weeks ago, we got snow and the opportunity to see nature sprawling about us, near our home and office.

To purchase Colorado Spring Real Estate, feel free to contact our Colorado Springs Realtors at Selley Group Real Estate, LLC:  2139 Chuckwagon Rd, Ste 210 – Colorado Springs, Colorado 80919 – 719. 598. 5101

All agents affiliated with Selley Group Real Estate, LLC are actively licensed in accordance to the laws of Colorado.

Portions of this article are written by Gordon, as framed by the expressed opinions of Cherise, but not proofread.

 

 

 

Listing and Sales Summary – March 2012 – Colorado Springs Real Estate

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012

 

When looking at the Listing and Sales Summary of single family/patio homes for March 2012 (provided by the Pikes Peak REALTOR® Services Corp), this Colorado Springs CO Realtor would like to share a few thoughts to consider.

There are some changes that keep occurring in the Colorado Springs Real Estate market – somewhat comparable to the abrupt changes we experience in the weather patterns. On Sunday, it was the most beautiful day you could imagine, 81 degrees, no humidity and not one cloud in the powder blue sky. By Tuesday morning, we had 50 mph winds, blowing snow, and temperatures dipped to the freezing levels – dramatic changes indeed.

We have experienced this kind of sharp, undulating patterns on our business graph as well for 2012. Some weeks are overloaded with busy activity, in fact, way too much for small teams to handle. Then the next week, everything seems to come to a screeching halt, making it very difficult to strategically plan to give optimal real estate service to buyers, sellers and investors.

Be assured that our group of Colorado Springs Realtors understands the importance of preparation, followed by the delivery of topnotch service. Sales activity is happening!

First, compared to last month, our market experienced an increase in sales by 40.7%, though we are still 6.8% lower than March of 2011. Yet, the average sales price is 2.7% higher than March 2011, demonstrating the strength of stabilization of our market.

Second, I find it interesting that the listing inventory is as low as it is by the numbers, 3,271 active listings, which is only an increase of 1.5% from February figures. Personally, I haven’t advertised as many listings lately. This is not because I do not have any to list. What’s been happening is that several of my listings are selling like hot cakes. As soon as I get them up on the MLS, it seems like I am getting multiple offers – good ones at that!

Third, buyer activity is somewhat stalled due to the low listing inventory in the local real estate market. Believe it or not, the position of negotiation advantage tilts towards the Seller, especially since market absorption hovers around 4.5 months. Buyers do not have the luxury to wait and see what happens with super low-ball offers. Many properties are getting more than one offer and the offers are coming in pretty close to asking prices.

Feel free to contact Colorado Springs Realtor, Cherise Selley, Broker/Owner of Selley Group Real Estate, LLC or you may contact our group of Colorado Springs Realtors @ www.selleygroup.com or 2139 Chuckwagon Rd, Ste 210 – Colorado Springs, Colorado 80919 – 719. 598. 5101

All agents affiliated with Selley Group Real Estate, LLC are actively licensed in accordance to the laws of Colorado.

Portions of this article are written by Gordon, as framed by the expressed opinions of Cherise, but not proofread.

“Based on information from the Pikes Peak REALTOR® Services Corp. (RSC), for the period March 2011 through March 2012. RSC information may not reflect all real estate activity in the market and is provided as is without warranty or guaranty.”

 

Northwest Colorado Springs 80919 Stats – March 2011 to March 2012

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012

Northwest Colorado Springs 80919 Stats – March 2011 to March 2012

Below are some remarkable statistics about Northwest neighborhoods regarding Single Family/Patio Homes:

Sold Listings:

  • 28

Median Sales Price:

  • 281,500

Average Sales Price:

  • 295,080

Median List Price:

  • 289,900

Sale Price to List Price %:

  • 97.7

Currently, the Average Days on the Market is 98.

In comparison to last month, the sale of listings has increased 18 units, from 10 to 28, and the median and average sales prices shot upwards $26,250 and $29,150, respectively, during March. This is opposite of the prior month numbers and I expect to see an uptick in the March trends to pervade during the first quarter of 2012 and seep into the second quarter. There is evidence that the market continues to adjust, even during this time of apparent stability.

Northwest neighborhoods 80919 offers the “Colorado-feel” when it comes to the outdoor recreational lifestyle. Close to Garden of the Gods, as well as Ute Park and hiking trails, there’s plenty to do while enjoying an up-close view of the scenic front range. Beautiful homes, good schools, places to dine and easy access to I-25 make the Northwest desirable for suburban living.

To purchase Colorado Springs Real Estate, feel free to contact our Colorado Springs Realtors at Selley Group Real Estate, LLC: 2139 Chuckwagon Rd, Ste 210 – Colorado Springs, Colorado 80919 – 719. 598. 5101

“Based on information from the Pikes Peak REALTOR® Services Corp. (RSC), for the period March 2011 through March 2012. RSC information may not reflect all real estate activity in the market and is provided as is without warranty or guaranty.”

All agents affiliated with Selley Group Real Estate, LLC are actively licensed in accordance to the laws of Colorado.

Portions of this article are written by Gordon, as framed by the expressed opinions of Cherise, but not proofread.

 

Northgate Colorado Springs 80921 Stats – March 2011 to March 2012

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012

Northgate Colorado Springs 80921 Stats – March 2011 to March 2012

Below are some remarkable statistics about Northgate neighborhoods regarding Single Family/Patio Homes:

Sold Listings:

  • 30

Median Sales Price:

  • 320,250

Average Sales Price:

  • 341,014

Median List Price:

  • 330,000

Sale Price to List Price %:

  • 98.6

Currently, the Average Days on the Market is 106.

Just from last month, there has been a substantial increase in sold listings, from 12 to 30, as well as a dramatic increase in the median sales price from $316,675 $320,250. The trend continues per month, in which increases and decreases in all facets of the listing sales trade seats every other month. The bottom prices for the median sales price still hovers over the $315,000 mark, when considering all the variables over any length of time.

Northgate Colorado Springs neighborhoods continue to grow with an assortment of choices in residential living. Make no mistake about it. This particular area serves as the companion between the heart of Colorado Springs and the Monument community, which is north of our beautiful city. Strategic access to I-25, as well as shopping, dining, and having the buzz of growth with hotels, movie theatres, and possibility the new construction of a one-of-a-kind of shopping mall, Northgate defines an area of Colorado Springs where vision is becoming part of the reality of our heartbeat.

To purchase Colorado Spring Real Estate, feel free to contact our Colorado Springs Realtors at Selley Group Real Estate, LLC: 2139 Chuckwagon Rd, Ste 210 – Colorado Springs, Colorado 80919 – 719. 598. 5101

“Based on information from the Pikes Peak REALTOR® Services Corp. (RSC), for the period March 2011 through March 2012. RSC information may not reflect all real estate activity in the market and is provided as is without warranty or guaranty.”

All agents affiliated with Selley Group Real Estate, LLC are actively licensed in accordance to the laws of Colorado.

Portions of this article are written by Gordon, as framed by the expressed opinions of Cherise, but not proofread.

 

Briargate Colorado Springs 80920 Stats – March 2011 to March 2012

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012

Briargate Colorado Springs 80920 Stats – March 2011 to March 2012

Below are some remarkable statistics about Briargate CO neighborhoods regarding Single Family/Patio Homes:

Sold Listings:

  • 37

Median Sales Price:

  • 254,000

Average Sales Price:

  • 260,989

Median List Price:

  • 260,000

Sale Price to List Price %:

  • 97.7

Currently, the Average Days on the Market is 81.

Comparisons to last month show Briargate has experienced a healthy increase in sales numbers, 34 to 37. Nonetheless, there has been some elasticity regarding average sales prices, bouncing up and down, depending upon the month. Entering this winter market, prices radically decreased across the board, including an 80K dip in median sales prices, almost a decrease of 73K for average sales prices, and a 75K slip in median list prices. Yet, there is now an increase in all those numbers varying $20,000 to $50,000.

Briargate neighborhoods is a well-planned community, surrounded by District #20 Schools, parks, and the convenience of shopping and restaurants and provides relatively easy access to I-25. Like other areas in Colorado Springs, Briargate is a wonderful area for family living.

To purchase Colorado Springs Real Estate, feel free to contact our Colorado Springs Realtors at Selley Group Real Estate, LLC: 2139 Chuckwagon Rd, Ste 210 – Colorado Springs, Colorado 80919 – 719. 598. 5101

“Based on information from the Pikes Peak REALTOR® Services Corp. (RSC), for the period March 2011 through March 2012. RSC information may not reflect all real estate activity in the market and is provided as is without warranty or guaranty.”

All agents affiliated with Selley Group Real Estate, LLC are actively licensed in accordance to the laws of Colorado.

Portions of this article are written by Gordon, as framed by the expressed opinions of Cherise, but not proofread.