A licensed Colorado Real Estate Broker since 1996, Nicole works with both buyers and sellers. In 2009, she was ranked #21 out of 214 ERA agents state wide, for volume sold. She proudly supports our local military and is happy to offer our military appreciation program to active duty clients. http://www.springshomes.com/military-assistance-program. In addition to real estate, Nicole’s passions include running, ballroom dancing, cooking and playing piano. With a strong background in new home construction and accounting, she has a sharp eye for detail.

Ready to Plank?

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Can you hold a steady plank?  Our local Lululemon Athletica store, located at the Shops at Briargate, needs 2,000 people to hold a plank simultaneously to break the Guinness World Record.  Are you interested?

 

Don't worry...you needn't be some fitness junkie to participate.    You just need to be able to hold the plank for as long as it takes to shoot the photo.  When?  Sunday, September 13th from 8:45-10:00am.  Arrival 7:30-8:30am.   There will be additional parking above the Briargate Shops both at Focus on the Family and at California Casualty.  

 

Thinking this would be kind of fun! 

 

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2015 Home Sales at a Glance

2015 is very much a Seller's Market.  We have less inventory, meaning homes on the market, and sales are on the rise.  Home prices continue to go up.  Here are the latest statistics as of July 31, 2015:

 

        single family home sales               =up 18.9% from last year

        condo/townhome sales                 =up 40.7% from last year

        average price of a S/F home         =up 8% from last year

        average price of condo/townhome =up.5% from last year

        # of homes for sale                      =3,409 total, as compared to 4,226 last year at this time

        # of condos/townhomes for sale    =300 total, as compared to 401 last year at this time

 

We Realtors are pretty happy about this busy market.  I think the only complaint I have is not enough time off!   What a shame, huh?

 

 

 

      

 

 

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6935 Stockwell Drive

I'm always excited to list a house in the Powers area.  With close proximity to military bases as well as shopping and amenities, this location is always a good one.  

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This charming 2-story home sits on an oversized cul-de-sac lot and offers gorgeous mountain views, RV parking, formal living and dining areas, vaulted ceilings, family room with gas fireplace, air conditioning, new carpet, new roof, new water heater, new windows and a huge unfinished basement ready to expand into.   The neighborhood is quiet and within walking distance of parks, schools and shopping!

 

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6387 Hannah Rose Road

I keep saying it's a seller's market, and I'm right. This property is further proof of that. I listed it recently and after only two days on market, we had several showings and an attractive offer submitted. It's now under contract. Sellers are happy. Buyers are happy.

Truth is our market inventory, meaning homes for sale, is so low that buyers are scrambling to find quality, affordable housing right now. The good stuff is getting swooped up fast and at top dollar, especially in locations like this. 

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This home is located in the Powers area, conveniently located near to Peterson Air Force Base, Shriever Air Force Base, The Air Force Academy and Fort Carson Army Post.

Interest rates remain at record lows, and rumor has it they will stay at such until after the upcoming presidential election. These low rates give today's buyers more buying power, enabling them to purchase more house. Now they just need more houses like this to go up for sale.

 

 

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909 Fire Rock Place

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I keep saying it's a Seller's market.  Here is proof.  This is one of my recent listings.  It's a really cute 2-story home located in the Greyhawk neighborhood in Northgate.  It was built in 2011.  It's got 4 bedrooms, 4 baths, finished basement and over 2,300 finished square feet.  I put it on the market last Tuesday, and two days later we were under contract.  In the course of two days on market we had about seven showings.  The offer which was accepted was a strong one with few concessions.  And clearly, if that one hadn't gone through there would have been another offer shortly.

The real estate market in Colorado Springs is crazy, folks.  Homes are selling fast and at top dollar.  Sellers are often getting full price or are close to that.  We are even seeing buyers come down from Denver to buy homes here and commute, mostly because there is so little inventory in Denver right now.

It's a great time to sell a house here.  Woo hoo, I say!

 

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