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Joe has been a Realtor in the Pikes Peak Region since 1997 and as a first year agent, Joe received the Real Trends Magazine, "Rookie of the Year" Award. Since then Joe has participated in hundreds of transactions. Additionally, Joe is a Charter member of the exclusive luxury-marketing group, Elite-25, Joe and Jennifer have consistently been ranked in the top 1% of Realtors in the Pike Peak Region. Joe is a graduate of The Julliard School and prior to his career in real estate worked as a professional musician, playing in orchestras and chamber groups in the United States and Europe. This experience fostered a strong work ethic and discipline. Joe leads the way in our development creative ways to use technology to market homes. Additionally, Joe has extensive knowledge about the home building process and works closely with our Custom Home Builder partners. Joe's experience and knowledge make him a valuable resource for our company as well as his clients.

What You Get: Briargate $295,000 to $315,000

Briargate HomesBriargate is a popular community located in the northern part of Colorado Springs, Colorado. This area is a master planned community and features a wide range amenities. Additionally, this area is close to I-25 and The United States Air Force Academy.

We have looked at the last six months of sales (March 2014-August 2014). In this period we saw a high sale of $915,000 and a low sale of $145,000. The average sales price in the area is $316,756 this makes the median price $305,000.

For this article, we are going to take a look at what you can get $10,000 above and below the median price $295,000 and $315,000. Here is a look at the numbers:

 

 

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Briargate Homes $295,000 to $315,000
39 Number of Sales
3,078 Average Square Footage
4.2 Average Number of Bedrooms
3.5 Average Number of Baths
2.3 Average Garage Size (spots)
8,199 Average Lot Square Footage
$99.22 Average Price Per Square Foot

 

And here are some pictures of what those homes look like.

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"Based on information from the Pikes Peak REALTOR Services Corp. ("RSC"), for the period March 1st. 2014 through August 31st. 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."

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Where was Little London?

Colorado Springs Known as Little London

In the early days of Colorado Springs, the city was known as "Little London". At one point there were actually over 2,000 immigrants from Great Britain living in El Paso County, that was 1 out of every 5 residents.

 

This phenomenon was due in large part to the fact that much of the money raised by William Palmer to develop both Colorado Springs and the "Denver and Rio Grande Railroad" came from English Investors.

 

Colorado Springs residents evidently became "quite British" according to Patricia Farris Skolout, in her book "Colorado Springs History A to Z. Residents carried umbrellas, celebrated English holidays, flew the English flag on Queen Victoria's Birthday, played cricket and rugby. The police in Colorado Springs at that time were even called "Bobbies".

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Vestiges of our British past still exist today. For example, The Broadmoor Hotel still hosts afternoon teas from Monday through Saturday. One of our favorite bakeries is the "Little London Cake Shoppe" and many of the streets northeast of the Broadmoor Hotel are named for the old polo grounds that were housed in that area. So, although the name "Little London" and the atmosphere are long gone, you can still find pieces of that history, if you know where to look.

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Downtown Colorado Springs Street Names, What do they mean?

colorado springs real estateOne of the first things people notice when they visit Downtown Colorado Springs is the unique street names like, Tejon, Wahsatch and Cache La Poudre. We have the wife of our city's founder General William Jackson Palmer to thank for these truly memorable names.

Queen Palmer suggested that the streets of Colorado Springs should be named after iconic elements of Western geography. This was meant to honor her husband's railroad career and the areas he had explored while choosing train routes.

For example, street names like Cache La Poudre, Cucharras,Huerfano, Vermijo, Cimarron, Costilla, Moreno,Kiowa, Bijou, Platte, Boulder and St. Vrain were all creeks or locations Palmer had explored while building his railroad.

Mountain ranges inspired names like; Sierra Madre, Cascade, Tejon, Nevada and, Wahsatch, Sawatch and Weber.

Another interesting fact about downtown Colorado Springs streets is that some streets are significantly wider than others. This is because Palmer wanted horses pulling wagons or carriages to be able to easily make a U-turn.

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What You Get: Tri-Lakes $325,000 to $400,000

triheadThe Tri-Lakes area is located in Monument, Colorado just minutes north of Colorado Springs. This area grew because it is convenient to both Colorado Springs and Denver. Lots sizes in this area are larger as are the homes and their prices.

We have looked at the last six months of sales (March 2014-August 2014). In this period we saw a high sale of $1,230,000 and a low sale of $125,000. The average sales price in the area is $399,557, this makes the median price $366,000.

For this article, we are going to take a look at what you can get between $325,000 and $400,000. We chose this range because it's about $40,000 above and below the median price. Here is a look at the numbers:


 

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Numbers are for homes that sold between $325,000 and $400,000
94 Number of Sales
3,463 Average Square Footage
4.2 Average Number of Bedrooms
3.4 Average Number of Baths
2.6 Average Garage Size (spots)
37,676 Average Lot Square Footage
$103.60 Average Price Per Square Foot

 


And here’s some pictures of what those homes look like.

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For more information on the Tri-Lakes area, give me a call at 719-492-1577

"Based on information from the Pikes Peak REALTOR Services Corp. ("RSC"), for the period March 1, 2014 through August 26, 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."

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