Monday, January 8, 2018

Academy District 20 Homes Market Update for December 2017

The real estate market in Academy District 20 in Colorado Springs slowed down a bit over the month of December in preparation for the holidays. Active listings, new listings to the market, pendings, and solds are all down from the previous month. Average sales price is up 9% and the median sales price is up 10% from one year ago. For the complete report visit Academy District 20 Homes Market Update for December 2017.
Academy District 20 Homes Market Report

For additional Market Updates visit Academy District 20 Homes Market Update.

Colorado Springs MLS Market Update for December 2017

The holiday season did impact the local real estate market as predicted. Active listings are down 17% over November and sales are down 4%. From one year ago, Active listings are down 12% and sales are down 2.5%.  The average sales price for Colorado Springs MLS is up 11% and the median sales price is up 10.5%. For the full report visit Colorado Springs MLS Market Update for December 2017.
Colorado Springs Market Update for December 2017

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Homes for sale in Academy School District 20

Homes for Sale in Academy District 20

I have focused on selling homes in Academy School District 20 from day one of my real estate career in 2006. Why? Because when I reported to USNORTHCOM in 2002, it was highly suggested by all of my co-workers at Peterson AFB, that Academy District 20 has the best schools, affordable housing, and is the best place to raise children in Colorado Springs. Sure, the drive might be a little longer, but no regrets after living in Pine Creek of Briargate, for the past 15+ years. My two boys were educated in Mountain View Elementary School, Challenger Middle School, and Pine Creek High School.

Academy District 20 neighborhoods are located in North Colorado Springs in four larger areas of our Multi-Listing Service (MLS).  These areas include Briargate, N/W, Northgate, and Black Forest. There is a small area of District 20 homes in the Northeast area of Colorado Springs, but it only includes a few small neighborhoods.

Each MLS area is made up of several smaller subdivisions. I prepare a Market Analysis for Academy District 20 homes each month, as well as three of the MLS areas in District 20. This helps me to explain the value of living in District 20. The Average District 20 sales price is typically $50,000 to $70,000 higher than the average sales price for all homes in our MLS making District 20 a good investment. Check out my annual update to the Housing Analysis by School District for Colorado Springs.
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Briargate (All Briargate Homes for Sale)

Briargate boundaries include I-25 to the west, Woodmen Road to the south, Old Ranch Road to the north, and Powers to the east.  Homes in this area can range from condos or townhouses in the low $100,000 to well over a million. Below is a link to all the available homes for sale in the Briargate area of the Colorado Springs MLS.

List of Briargate Homes for Sale

Summerfield Homes for Sale from $250,000 - $400,000
Gatehouse Village Homes for Sale from $250,000 - $400,000
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Summerfield Homes for Sale from $250,000 - $400,000
Gatehouse Village Homes for Sale from $250,000 - $400,000
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N/W (All N/W Homes for Sale including D11)

N/W area of the MLS include both District 20 homes and District 11 homes. The northern part of this area is District 20 with the southern part District 11. The District 20 boundaries include Air Force Academy to the north, Pike National Forest to the west, approximately Vindicator/Rockrimmon/Woodmen to the south, and I-25 to the east.

List of Northwest Colorado Springs Homes for Sale

Northgate (All Northgate Homes for Sale)

The Northgate area of the MLS includes the homes north of District 20 to Baptist Road and east to Highway 83. All homes in the Northgate area are in School District 20.

Black Forest (All Black Forest Homes for Sale including D49)

Black Forest is one of the largest areas of the MLS by square miles, but because the homes are mostly on larger lots, there are actually fewer homes, thus fewer homes on the market as well. The eastern section of Black Forest is serviced by D49, though the boundary lines are not clearly defined.

List of Black Forest Colorado Springs Homes for Sale

By Nancy MurrayMurray & Associates, Keller Williams Colorado Springs

Monday, August 15, 2016

Academy District 20 Home for Sale in Flying Horse: 2387 Rusty Ridge Ct

Academy District 20 Home for Sale in Flying Horse: 2387 Rusty Ridge Ct.
Gorgeous Vantage home in the Solera neighborhood of desirable Flying Horse. Professionally landscaped corner lot with over 1/3 acre. Low maintenance stucco home with walkout ranch floor plan includes a covered front entry, low maintenance west facing treks deck and patio. Access the deck from both the kitchen and master bedroom to enjoy the beautiful Colorado sunrises and sunsets. Open floorplan with main level living. Hardwood floors in kitchen, dining room, and entry with custom inlay. Spacious kitchen nook for dining., Main level includes a large kitchen, dining room, living room with fireplace, master bedroom with 3 sided fireplace and 5 piece bath, laundry, office, 2nd bedroom, and 2nd bath. Basement includes a massive rec room with gas fireplace, wet bar and walkout to patio, bedrooms 3 and 4, 3/4 bath and storage room.
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Friday, May 6, 2016

Things to do this weekend in Colorado Springs May 6-8, 2016

Things to do this weekend in Colorado Springs May 6-8, 2016

Old Colorado City ArtWalk
May 06

$100 and Under Art Show and Sale
May 07

Maker Fair Spring Festival
May 07-08
Maker Fair Spring Festival modern handcrafted artisan shopping event

14th Annual Peak Herb Fest
May 07

Race for Freedom 5K
May 07

Mother's Day Mother Earth Hike

May 08

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Monday, May 2, 2016

Home for Sale in Pine Creek - Academy District 20

Home for Sale in Pine Creek - Academy District 20.

Incredible 2 story home in Pine Creek with many upgrades. Stainless appliances, granite counters, gas stove, new carpet, refinished wood floors, theater room with wet bar, 5 bed, 4 bath, 3 car garage AND in a desireable and safe neighborhood in District 20. Great location, minutes from I25, shopping, Air Force Academy and walking distance to schools. Enjoy your morning coffee on the flagstone patio off the kitchen while watching the morning sunrise. Entertaining is a pleasure in this home with the large family room, kitchen, patio and dining room all with central sound, as well as in the master bedroom. Create your new traditions and memories in the formal dining room with bay window and crown molding. Enjoy the elegant master bedroom with window seat, spacious 5 piece bath, and walk-in closet. Be proud of the finished basement with bedroom, spa-like bath, custom wet bar and theater room. Play outdoor games in the large backyard. Relax after work on the front porch and enjoy the sun set as it falls behind the mountains or watch your favorite movies on the large screen TV with surround sound. 4 bedrooms on the second level (3 with walk-in closets) and 1 bedroom in the basement. Other upgrades include whole house humidifier, utility sink, and gas or electric dryer hookup.