Woodland Park, CO Real Estate News

By Kathy Torline, Colorado Springs Real Estate Blog 719-287-1049
(ERA Herman Group Real Estate)
Woodland Park Real Estate, Market Report Single Family Homes  Search for Homes in Woodland Park Zip Codes:  80863 Homes in Woodland park continues to be a Buyers Market, as there is currently a 12 months of supply of homes on the market.   A 6 month supply of houses on the market is typically considered a "NEUTRAL MARKET".  Number of Homes in Woodland Park sold are down 9% from 20009 to 2008, but are down substantially from 2004, when 340 homes were sold. Average pricing continues to see downward pressure, currently down 6% from 2009 to 2008.   2009 pricing is down 15% from the high in 2006. Recap of 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, and 2004      2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 Active 186             Pending Under Contract 35             Number of Homes Sold 93 158 166 241 312 312 329 ...
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By Kathy Torline, Colorado Springs Real Estate Blog 719-287-1049
(ERA Herman Group Real Estate)
Woodland Park Real Estate, Market Report Single Family Homes  Search for Homes in Woodland Park Homes in Woodland park continues to be a Buyers Market, as there is currently a 10.8 months of supply of homes on the market.   A 6 month supply of houses on the market is typically considered a "NEUTRAL MARKET".  Number of Homes in Woodland Park sold are down 9% from 20009 to 2008, but are down substantially from 2004, when 340 homes were sold. Average pricing continues to see downward pressure, currently down 6% from 2009 to 2008.   2009 pricing is down 15% from the high in 2006. Recap of 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, and 2004      2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 Active 174             Pending Under Contract 41             Number of Homes Sold 45 158 166 241 312 312 329 Average Sale Pri...
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By Kathy Torline, Colorado Springs Real Estate Blog 719-287-1049
(ERA Herman Group Real Estate)
Woodland Park Homes, Market breakdown for Active Homes as of 3-31-10 For a FREE list of Colorado Springs Foreclosure Homes, Email KTorline@msn.com Related Articles: Buying a short sale vs. a foreclosure, what's the difference? 9 key things to know about buying a bank repo  Banks, how low will they go? Abandoned pets are foreclosure victims 7 reasons to buy a HUD home in Colorado Springs Woodland Park continues to see a few less bank-owned homes than the rest of El Paso County. Active homes for sale:  160 Short sales:  9 (5.6%) Bank-owned:  6 (10.0%) Regular:  145 (90.6%) HUD:  0 VA Owned: 0 Government Owned:  0   Here a list of my Top 5 Colorado Springs CO Foreclosures in the Woodland Park Address PT Br/Ba/G FLR YB Fin SQ Tot SQ LP CDOM 611 Lake AV   SIF  3,2,2  RAN  2005  1,200  1,200 ...
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By Kelly Young, Colorado Springs Real Estate ~ 719-226-0126
(The Platinum Group Realtors)
Understanding communities and the amenities they offer is important in moving to a new area. More often than not the inquiries I get are from people who want to find a house or land in the mountains but is still commutable to town.  Woodland Park is a community that fits this criteria perfectly.  Not only is it a 20 minute drive from Colorado Springs but also offers the mountain living lifestyle and scenic beauty Colorado offers.  Woodland Park residents & community leaders are also very growth conscious and have had made several big decisions in the past five years.  Two of these included a new hospital that serves the Woodland Park and Teller, Park, Douglas and Fremont Counties in the area.  Looking back both were very good decisions and seem to continue to bring positive results to t...
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By Irina Riley, GRI, SFR, CNE, e-PRO, SRES
(American Dream Colorado)
I think that we as real estate licensee would need to help people to understand that there are more options available other than Foreclosure and Bankruptcy. I think that giving them the Foreclosure Hotline 1-877-601-HOPE (in Colorado)  is a good start. We are not consultants, we are just a resource for the information. And because there are still so many "predators" there who pray on people in this situation, we need to steer them away from them by giving the legit source. I am sure that all the states have their Foreclosure Hotlines, so use it.  
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By Kathy Torline, Colorado Springs Real Estate Blog 719-287-1049
(ERA Herman Group Real Estate)
What is the difference between a Colorado Springs Realtor and a Colorado Springs Real Estate agent? Must read articles: Who is Representing YOU? - Tip #1 Shop for a Lender like you shop for a house - Tips #2 - 6 Top 3 websites for home buyers - Tips #7 -9 Open House Misconceptions - Tip #10 Appraisals and Inspections, 2 important steps for home buyers - Tips #11-15 Most Home buyers and home sellers the Colorado Springs area use the terms REALTOR® and Real Estate Agent interchangeably, but that is not correct.   There are many differences between REALTORS® and real estate agents.    They are not the same................. What is a  Realtor®? Realtors® subscribe to a strict Code of Ethics set forth by the National Association of Realtors, which contains 17 Articles and various underlying ...
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By Kathy Torline, Colorado Springs Real Estate Blog 719-287-1049
(ERA Herman Group Real Estate)
Woodland Park Real Estate, Market Report Single Family Homes  Search for Homes in Woodland park Homes in Woodland park continue to be a NEUTRAL Market, as there is currently a 10.3 months of supply of homes on the market.   A 6 month supply of houses on the market is typically considered a "NEUTRAL MARKET".  Number of Homes in Woodland Park sold are down 9% from 2008, but are down substantially from 2004, when 340 homes were sold. Average pricing continues to see downward pressure, currently down 6% from 2009 to 2008.   2009 pricing is down 15% from the high in 2006. Recap of 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, and 2004   2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 Active 136           Pending Under Contract 28           Number of Homes Sold  158 173 252 321 329 340 Average Sale Price  $261,101 $284,380 $2...
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By Debi Boucher, "Realtor Showcase" - Real Estate Photography/Virtual Tours
( Real Estate Showcase Photography)
  Baby, It's Cold Outside! We have had some seriously cold weather the past week or two. Currently, (according to the Weather Channel), the temperature in Colorado Springs, (about 6500 feet in elevation), is 4 degrees below zero, windchill of 17 below.  Of course, here in Woodland Park, at an elevation of about 8400, it is colder, 10 below zero, windchill a balmy 33 below. The last time we had weather this cold was in the early 1900's. I didn't sign up for this....LOL However, the cold weather does make for some interesting photos, as long as you are willing to go out in it! Fountain Creek runs down Ute Pass on US Hwy 24, thru Manitou Springs and down into Colorado Springs. I took a ride to where the creek is just above Manitou, and stopped at a pull out to get these shots. Do you know ...
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By Kathy Torline, Colorado Springs Real Estate Blog 719-287-1049
(ERA Herman Group Real Estate)
Woodland Park Real Estate  -  Single Family Homes Search for homes in Woodland Park Woodland Park Homes continues to be a Buyer's Market, as there is currently a 12 month of supply of homes on the market.   A 6 month supply of houses on the market is considered a "NEUTRAL MARKET".  Recap of 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, and 2004   1-1-09 to 10-31-09 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 Number of Homes Sold 131  173 252  300 328 344 Average Sale Price $269,903 $284,380 $295,887 $254,900 $281,889 $248,705 Average Days on Market 121 101 99 98 88 70 Average # of house sold per month 13.1 14.5 20.7   25 27.3   28.7 Current Report as of 11-30-09 in Woodland Park Active listings:    165 Under Contract and Pending:   34 Absorption Rate:   13.1 homes per month, a 12.5 month supply of houses currently on the...
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By Sabrina Kelley, Woodland Park Colorado Mountain Homes and Land
(ERA Herman Group Real Estate)
The Sounds of Season Holiday Home Tour project of Pikes Peak Regional Medical Center Foundation begins  Saturday, Dec 5th from 10:00a to 4:00p  and continues until Sunday, December 6th from Noon to 4 p.m in Woodland Park, CO . Mark your calenders! The Sounds of the Season Holiday Home Tour is a benefit for the nonprofit organization, the Pikes Peak Regional Medical Center Foundation. The Sounds of Season Holiday Home Tour will present seven distinctly different, festively decorated homes in Woodland Park and vicinity.  Area musicians will be performing “Sounds of the Season.” You can also finish your holiday shopping early at the Holiday Market Boutique. More than 20 vendors will be selling items such as stained glass, antiques, wreaths, paintings, candles, jewelry, and a multitude of ...
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By Debi Boucher, "Realtor Showcase" - Real Estate Photography/Virtual Tours
( Real Estate Showcase Photography)
Lost Creek Wilderness Area - Colorado Designated as wilderness in 1980, the Lost Creek Wilderness Area includes almost 120,000 acres of forest, river, and incredible rock formations amid the Tarryall, Platte River and Kenosha mountain ranges in the heart of Colorado. Running through the middle of this magnificence, is the 35 mile long Tarryall Valley. The area was settled by miners and ranchers, drawn by beauty and hope for success, their future was carved out of this immense landscape. The valley is dotted with evidence of their time here, abandoned buildings telling the stories of the rough and rugged few who called this home. The Wilderness is a favorite of backpackers, mountain and rock climbers, fisherman, and photographers. Wildlife is abundant here and one might see black bear, m...
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By Debi Boucher, "Realtor Showcase" - Real Estate Photography/Virtual Tours
( Real Estate Showcase Photography)
No! I don't mean Virgo, you September babies! Thought it was a typo, didn't you? LOL No, this post is about Virga which is a weather phenomenon we often see, sometimes as a spectacular display. I was on the Eastern plains of Colorado recently, and was completely taken by the clouds that formed on the horizon. The day started out clear and sunny, and changed as the afternoon wore on. I live in the mountains, so I have to leave my community to get out further east to enjoy the big skies of Colorado.  It's worth the drive! VIRGA Streaks or wisps of precipitation, such as water or ice particles, that fall from clouds but evaporate before reaching the ground. From a distance, the event sometimes may be mistaken for a funnel cloud or tornado. Typically, it may fall from altocumulus, altostrat...
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By Debi Boucher, "Realtor Showcase" - Real Estate Photography/Virtual Tours
( Real Estate Showcase Photography)
                This is the image most of us conjure up when we think of a wolf. An evil beast that howls at the moon in the night, amber eyes watching from the woods, sending chills down our spines.  But, unlike humans, wolves kill only to eat. Wolves in the wild are afraid of us, and will do everything they can to keep their distance. From the Yellowstone Insider...during the 100 years of the 20th century there were between twenty and thirty attacks in North America (including Alaska and Canada, which have relatively high populations of wolves). Of these, three were fatal, all because of rabies. No attacks have been recorded in Yellowstone since the reintroduction of wolves more than a decade ago. For comparison, during the 20th century there have been 71 fatal grizzly (brown) bear at...
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By Kathy Torline, Colorado Springs Real Estate Blog 719-287-1049
(ERA Herman Group Real Estate)
Market breakdown for Woodland Park Homes as of 10-5-09 For a FREE list of Foreclosure Homes, Email KTorline@msn.com Related Posts:Woodland Park Homes -- Market Report for September 2009 Active homes for sale:  212 Short sales:  11 (4.9%) Bank-owned:  9 (4%) Regular:  192 (90.6%) Active Homes for Sale as of  10-5-09:  223 Single Family Homes:  190 (90%) Condos/Townhomes/Patio Homes: 22 (10%) Partial list of Foreclosed homes currently on the market Address PT Br/Ba/G FLR YB Fin SQ Tot SQ LP CDOM 114 N Center ST   SIF  1,1,1  RAN  1947  688  688  $129,900  12  450 Homestead DR   SIF  3,3,2  2  1979  2,992  2,992  $179,900  40  1270 Loop DR   SIF  4,3,2  BIL  2007  2,144  3,424  $199,900  1390  319 Walnut ST   SIF  3,2,2  RAN  2005  1,200  1,200  $209,900  63  150 Woodland Valley DR   SIF  ...
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By Kathy Torline, Colorado Springs Real Estate Blog 719-287-1049
(ERA Herman Group Real Estate)
Woodland Park Real Estate  - Single Family Homes Search for Homes in Woodland Park  Woodland Park homes continues to be a Buyer's Market, as there is currently a 16 month of supply of homes on the market.   A 6 month supply of houses on the market is considered a "NEUTRAL MARKET".  Recap of 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, and 2004   1-1-09 to 9-30-09 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 Number of Homes Sold 115  173 252  300 328 344 Average Sale Price $267,255 $284,380 $295,887 $254,900 $281,889 $248,705 Average Days on Market 135 101 99 98 88 70 Average # of house sold per month 12.8 14.5 20.7 25 27.3 28.7 Current Report as of 10-5-09 in Woodland Park Active listings:    212 Under Contract and Pending:   31 Absorption Rate:   12.8 homes per month, a 16 month supply of houses currently on the market....
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By Debi Boucher, "Realtor Showcase" - Real Estate Photography/Virtual Tours
( Real Estate Showcase Photography)
Ladybug!  Ladybug!Fly away home.Your house is on fire.And your children all gone. All except one,And that's little Ann,For she crept underThe frying pan.                                                              Britain, c.1744     In Medieval England farmers would set torches to the old hop (used in flavoring beer) vines after the harvest in order to clear the fields for the next planting. This poem was sung as a warning to the ladybugs that were still crawling on the vines in search of aphids. The ladybugs' children (larvae) could get away from the flames, but the pupae, referred to as "Nan" in some versions, were fastened to the plants and thus could not escape. From: Copyright © 2004 Sharon Birnbaum About Ladybugs     LADYBUG FACTS Convergent Ladybugs, properly know as lady beetl...
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By Kathy Torline, Colorado Springs Real Estate Blog 719-287-1049
(ERA Herman Group Real Estate)
Woodland Park Real Estate  Single Family Homes Woodland Park houses continues to be a Buyer's Market, as there is currently a 15 month of supply of homes on the market.   A 6 month supply of houses on the market is considered a "NEUTRAL MARKET".  Recap of 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, and 2004       1-1-09 to 7-31-09 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 Number of Homes Sold 103  174 248  300 328 344 Average Sale Price $267,255 $284,380 $295,887 $254,900 $281,889 $248,705 Average Days on Market 131 101 99 98 88 70 Average # of house sold per month 12.9 14.5 20.7   25 27.3   28.7 Current Report as of 9-13-09 in Woodland Park Active listings:    194 Under Contract and Pending:   28 Absorption Rate:   12.9 homes per month, a 15 month supply of houses currently on the market.    This Colorado Springs Re...
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By Kathy Torline, Colorado Springs Real Estate Blog 719-287-1049
(ERA Herman Group Real Estate)
Woodland Park Real Estate  Single Family Homes Search for Homes in Woodland Park The Woodland Park housing market continues to be a Buyer's Market, as there is currently a 16 month of supply of homes on the market.   A 6 month supply of houses on the market is considered a "NEUTRAL MARKET".  Recap of 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, and 2004                                 1-1-09 to 7-31-09 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 Number of Homes Sold 83  174 248  300 328 344 Average Sale Price $273,234 $284,380 $295,887 $254,900 $281,889 $248,705 Average Days on Market 126 101 99 98 88 70 Average # of house sold per month 11.9 14.5 20.7   25 27.3   28.7   Current Report as of 8-24-09 in Woodland Park Active listings:    191 Under Contract and Pending:   34 Absorption Rate:   11.9 homes per month, a 16 mo...
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By Kathy Torline, Colorado Springs Real Estate Blog 719-287-1049
(ERA Herman Group Real Estate)
Woodland Park Real Estate  Single Family Homes The Woodland Park housing market continues to be a Buyer's Market, as there is currently a 11.6 month of supply of homes on the market.   A 6 month supply of houses on the market is considered a "NEUTRAL MARKET".  Recap of 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, and 2004                                 1-1-09 to 6-30-09 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 Number of Homes Sold  75  174 248  300 328 344 Average Sale Price $270,429 $284,380 $295,887 $254,900 $281,889 $248,705 Average Days on Market 133 101 99 98 88 70 Average # of house sold per month  16.5 14.5 20.7 25 27.3 28.7 Current Report as of 7-28-09 in Woodland Park Active listings:    193 Under Contract and Pending:   Absorption Rate:   16.5 homes per month, a 11.6 month supply of houses currently on the...
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By Debi Boucher, "Realtor Showcase" - Real Estate Photography/Virtual Tours
( Real Estate Showcase Photography)
A Not-So-Wordless-Wednesday Peek Into A Scientific Study On Monday, I was fortunate enough to be the guest of Brian Linkhart, Professor at Colorado College, as he and his students continued their yearly documentation of the "Flammulated Owls". These tiny owls are only about 6 inches tall at maturity, and live deep in the heart of old growth forests from southern Canada to Mexico, where they migrate in the winter. Professor Linkhart has been studying these owls for 28 years, in an effort to learn more about these little known owls of the forest. Rarely seen, they make their nests in woodpecker holes high in the trees, and prefer the old growth forests (where trees are 100-200 years old or more), of Ponderosa Pine and Douglas Fir.  The eggs of these owls incubate for about 22 days before...
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