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Finding The Perfect Home

by The Colorado Springs Group™

The perfect home exists, it really does. The question is, does it exist in your price range?

Even when you build a custom home, it might seem perfect at the beginning of design, but by the first month in the home people realize it's not perfect. Perhaps your perfect home isn't based on criteria or design... but based on what it provides for you and/or allows you to do?

Everyone has criteria for a home, but what becomes obvious after a few showings and conversations is that the plan for the future is normally just as, if not more important than what's wanted right now. It's harder for people to buy today for what they want in the future because it's the same feeling as buying something right now that you know you won't need or use until later.

It's a lot harder to switch houses than it is vehicles. You can't just expand or contract a house, it's a process that takes time and money. There are very few people that enjoy the process of moving. As a result, it seems as though the closer people get to actually moving, the more they realize how important things are that will postpone the next move for a longer period of time. The perfect home is a home that will work for their future just as well as it works for them today.

2014 Second Quarter Sales Activity

by The Colorado Springs Group™

Broken down by area to give a better prospective on the results for the second quarter. Single Family & Patio Homes

Black Forest: 53 Sales for a total dollar volume of $20,066,926

Briargate: 240 Sales for a total dollar volume of $75,647,599

Central: 212 Sales for a total dollar volume of $39,004,804

East: 211 Sales for a total dollar volume of $38,497,440

Fountain Valley: 450 Sales for a total dollar volume of $86,801,791

Falcon - Peyton: 199 Sales for a total dollar volume of $50,843,440

Marksheffel: 65 Sales for a total dollar volume of $16,882,176

Northeast: 256 Sales for a total dollar volume of $59,431,386

Northwest: 135 Sales for a total dollar volume of $45,619,555

Northgate: 102 Sales for a total dollar volume of $40,374,449

Old Colorado City: 58 Sales for a total dollar volume of $12,168,709

Powers: 335 Sales for a total dollar volume of $73,941,732

Southeast: 168 Sales for a total dollar volume of $23,414,556

Southwest: 163 Sales for a total dollar volume of $57,976,510

Tri-Lakes: 187 Sales for a total dollar volume of $77,190,728

West: 41 Sales for a total dollar volume of $11,147,264

"Based on information from the Pikes Peak REALTOR Services Corp. ("RSC"), for the period 4/1/2014 through 6/30/2014.  RSC does not guarantee or is in any way responsible for its accuracy.  Data maintained by RSC may not reflect all real estate activity in the market."

 

2014 June Sales Activity

by The Colorado Springs Group™

Broken down by area to give a better prospective on the results for June. Single Family & Patio Homes

Black Forest: 21 Sales for a total dollar volume of $8,899,125

Briargate: 103 Sales for a total dollar volume of $32,266,244

Central: 74 Sales for a total dollar volume of $13,604,447

East: 53 Sales for a total dollar volume of $10,036,403

Fountain Valley: 148 Sales for a total dollar volume of $27,448,944

Falcon - Peyton: 90 Sales for a total dollar volume of $23,938,504

Marksheffel: 25 Sales for a total dollar volume of $6,593,599

Northeast: 90 Sales for a total dollar volume of $21,348,294

Northwest: 50 Sales for a total dollar volume of $17,102,999

Northgate: 47 Sales for a total dollar volume of $19,750,529

Old Colorado City: 22 Sales for a total dollar volume of $4,895,793

Powers: 123 Sales for a total dollar volume of $27,926,222

Southeast: 56 Sales for a total dollar volume of $7,607,200

Southwest: 58 Sales for a total dollar volume of $24,493,592

Tri-Lakes: 89 Sales for a total dollar volume of $36,659,641

West: 13 Sales for a total dollar volume of $2,921,828

"Based on information from the Pikes Peak REALTOR Services Corp. ("RSC"), for the period 6/1/2014 through 6/30/2014.  RSC does not guarantee or is in any way responsible for its accuracy.  Data maintained by RSC may not reflect all real estate activity in the market."

 

Roofs and Permits in Colorado Springs

by The Colorado Springs Group™

You should always make sure a permit is pulled whenever a new roof is put on your home. Some roofers will say it's not necessary, our reputation is solid so you know we do things right. There are a few roofers who go about things as a way to save you money... we can save you some money by not permitting it. Nice people do not equal a quality job done right the first time. 

For a roofer to suggest saving money by not pulling a permit is the same thing as saying I'll charge you less if I'm not held accountable. If they really are that great of a company so intent on saving the consumer money they will have a lower price point for the same things as other roofers you get bids from.

It's very easy to see whether or not a permit has been pulled on Pikes Peak Regional Buliding's website. You simply search for permits by property address. You can see when permits were pulled, if they were finalized or voided, and even see notes posted as to what occurred when regional visited the home.

During the winter months it is possible for regional to get backed up on finalizing permits. We do get snow, and conditions can make it hard for them to verify everything was done correctly. As long as a roofer pulls a permit and you have verified it, there is a good chance they are going to do a better job so it is finalized when regional does make it out. The permit will not be finalized until regional is satisfied.

If you're unsure of what current rules are, check with regional building to see. People often are surprised at how helpful they can be.

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Colorado Springs CO 80923
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Kevin & Jessica
The Colorado Springs Group
6665 Wild Indigo Drive
Colorado Springs, CO 80923
(719) 799-3686