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By Jose Luis Ramirez
(5 Star Mortgage, Llc)
Comments 1
 The real estate market in Colorado Springs is, contrary to recent headlines, in excellent shape. The much-hyped factoid that Colorado is leading the nation in foreclosures is due directly to our "deed of trust" and Clerk & Recorder process. When someone fails to pay their mortgage (or deed of tr...

By Derek and Mariana Wagner, The Artisan Group - Colorado Springs REALTORS®
(The Artisan Group- Keller Williams Premier Realty )
Comments 4
Academy School District 20, in northern Colorado Springs, Colorado has decided to combat all the snow days that we have been having by adding 20 minutes to the school day, starting 1/29/07, instead of adding school days to the end of the year. It has been met with some opposition, as now some ele...

By Derek and Mariana Wagner, The Artisan Group - Colorado Springs REALTORS®
(The Artisan Group- Keller Williams Premier Realty )
Comments 1
A favorite past time for many ‘Spring-ers is golfing. You will find people on the greens at all times of year in all kinds of weather. Since Colorado has upwards of 300 sunny days a year, golfing is a very appropriate hobby.Here is a collection of the golf courses that you will find in and around...

By Laura Kaan
(The Platinum Group Realtors)
Comments 5
Part 1: Why So Many Colorado Springs Homes Won't Sell! Many factors can contribute to Colorado Springs homes not selling in a reasonable amount of time.  Many of these factors can be controlled.  If your Colorado Springs home has been on the market for a long time, try not to be discouraged.  Eve...

By Derek and Mariana Wagner, The Artisan Group - Colorado Springs REALTORS®
(The Artisan Group- Keller Williams Premier Realty )
Comments 35
Derek came home from an afternoon showing homes to his very first buyer client, as a Realtor in Colorado Springs (we'll call her Ms. P) and sits at the computer in obvious bewilderment. He logged onto the local MLS and then paused for a few minutes. "Honey. What's up? How did your day go?" I was ...

By Candice Despy
(Merit Co., Inc.)
Comments 3
I just signed up to be a member of this site and thought I would say hi. I'm a Realtor in Colorado Springs and love to travel. Go check out my website at http://www.homesforsaleco.com/ and don't forget, if you or anyone you know is considering selling, buying or renting property now or within the...

By Derek and Mariana Wagner, The Artisan Group - Colorado Springs REALTORS®
(The Artisan Group- Keller Williams Premier Realty )
Comments 7
What happened in December, here in the Colorado Springs Real Estate Market? I would have thought that the snow would have made more of an impact on the market than it did, seeing as we were "snowed in" for several days at a time... (title companies were closed, no one was driving around to show o...

By Derek and Mariana Wagner, The Artisan Group - Colorado Springs REALTORS®
(The Artisan Group- Keller Williams Premier Realty )
Comments 15
I am sure that most of you have been aware that the Active Rainers ... or should I say "Snowers" that reside in the front range of the Rocky Mountains (Denver and Colorado Springs) have been hit with quite the snow storms over the past few weeks. Kristal Kraft has some great posts about the weath...

By Derek and Mariana Wagner, The Artisan Group - Colorado Springs REALTORS®
(The Artisan Group- Keller Williams Premier Realty )
Comments 13
Here is the 5th in a series of posts dedicated to Understanding the Realtor® Code of Ethics. These posts are designed to explain the Ethics that Realtors® are bound to. For the full Code of Ethics, please visit the National Association of Realtors®.Before I delve into Articles 6 & 7, I would like...

By Derek and Mariana Wagner, The Artisan Group - Colorado Springs REALTORS®
(The Artisan Group- Keller Williams Premier Realty )
Comments 15
I guess my prediction for "no snow on new years" from my last SNOW post has been proven wrong. Over the past couple days we have had more snow, here in Colorado Springs. Depending on where you live, snow has fallen anywhere from 7" to a foot, between Thursday and Friday.Again, we knew it was comi...

By Derek and Mariana Wagner, The Artisan Group - Colorado Springs REALTORS®
(The Artisan Group- Keller Williams Premier Realty )
Comments 24
Today we spent the morning "dealing" with the snow that started visiting us yesterday (12/20). I prefer to call it "playing" ... It started yesterday morning - the wind... wild, wild wind- whipping snow all over our city, Colorado Springs.  By 10am, yesterday the whole city knew that it was time ...

By Derek and Mariana Wagner, The Artisan Group - Colorado Springs REALTORS®
(The Artisan Group- Keller Williams Premier Realty )
Comments 1
In a recent post, I commented on the healthy housing market, here in Colorado Springs. (here) I thought that I would check in on the November 2005 - November 2006 housing market has changed, and we have seen some slowing and some pick up. This data was taken from the existing single family home s...

By Sallyanne Holmes, GRI, MRE, Probate Specialist, REDivorceS
(Merit Co Inc)
Comments 4
My scariest real estate story just happened to take place last week.I was sitting an Open House in a new subdivision, and I appeared the only agent in the sub that day. I had had fairly steady traffic most of the day, mostly young families looking for "oh my gosh, we need a  bigger house" style h...

By Derek and Mariana Wagner, The Artisan Group - Colorado Springs REALTORS®
(The Artisan Group- Keller Williams Premier Realty )
Comments 17
In analyzing the October 2006 data from some of the MLS areas of Colorado Springs, I found that our average Sale Price vs. List Price was 98.85%. What I found to be of particular interest was that the areas that had the fewest "sales" all had SP vs. LP over 100%.Why would that happen? My guess is...

By Derek and Mariana Wagner, The Artisan Group - Colorado Springs REALTORS®
(The Artisan Group- Keller Williams Premier Realty )
Comments 11
Here in Colorado Springs, Colorado ... we are not running with the Big Boys. Nope, we aren't. Sorry Nevada. Sorry Arizona. Sorry Florida. Sorry California. You are on your own. These once "Booming" areas have experienced sales declines anywhere from 28.6% (California) to 38% (Nevada) over the pas...

By Derek and Mariana Wagner, The Artisan Group - Colorado Springs REALTORS®
(The Artisan Group- Keller Williams Premier Realty )
Comments 3
Colorado Springs... No we are not a big metropolis, but we love to adorn our streets with art. What does our art say about us, the "locals"...? Let's take a tour...When you drive down, or up I-25 (the only Interstate in our city) there is only one exit to our downtown - Bijou (say: BEE-Jhoo) Stre...

By Derek and Mariana Wagner, The Artisan Group - Colorado Springs REALTORS®
(The Artisan Group- Keller Williams Premier Realty )
Comments 17
       The Pikes Peak Region is home to many natural and entertainment attractions- (Check this out ... Colorado Springs Info). One of my favorite places is Garden of the Gods. Today I took a personal field trip to the "Garden"- a beautiful collection of enormous red rock formations nestled in th...

By Derek and Mariana Wagner, The Artisan Group - Colorado Springs REALTORS®
(The Artisan Group- Keller Williams Premier Realty )
Comments 2
Located at the (almost) Geographic Center of the United States, and at an altitude of 6,200 feet, the Colorado Springs Municipal Airport provides convenient access to the Pikes Peak Region from anywhere in the world.  Panoramic Pikes Peak and Front Range views welcome you as you disembark- and t...

By Derek and Mariana Wagner, The Artisan Group - Colorado Springs REALTORS®
(The Artisan Group- Keller Williams Premier Realty )
Comments 8
Alright, you all have heard about it. Every news outlet IN THE WORLD has topped their newspapers with this story. Colorado Springs is in the news again... Ted Haggard -the pastor of New Life Church has officially resigned from the leadership role that he played in the National Association of Evan...

By Derek and Mariana Wagner, The Artisan Group - Colorado Springs REALTORS®
(The Artisan Group- Keller Williams Premier Realty )
Comments 1
The market in Colorado Springs IS moving. Let's just compare the Single Family House Market from October 2005 vs. October 2006... From a current Pikes Peak Association of Realtors Statistical report:New Listings:October 2005: 1,580October 2006: 1,486DOWN 5.9%Sales:October 2005: 1,124October 2006:...

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