5 Things To Do this Weekend in Colorado Springs

5 Things To Do this Weekend in Colorado Springs

Pine Forest Spring Show and Sale, Lewis Palmer High School, Sat 10-5, Sun 11-3.

Admission: $6. Sponsored by the TriLakes Women's Club, this event has over 100 bakers dishing up their goods as well as gourmet food trucks for the first time this year. You can also enjoy antiques, craft items, birdhouses, garden art and more. The TriLakes Women's Club is celebrating their 40th year of putting on this great show. For more info: www.tlwc.net

 

Great American Cleanup, Sat. April 23 9 am, various sites around the Pikes Peak Region.

Admission: Free. A great day to volunteer and help cleanup your community including roadways, waterways and trails. The Sierra Club helps out with a cleanup of Monument Creek, meet at Roswell Park 515 W. Polk at 10:30 am Saturday. For other locations, visit www.gacppp.com

 

Woodland Park Wind Symphony World of Windcraft, Sun April 24, 1:30pm, Ute Pass Cultural Center

Admission: Free. Rescheduled from last weekend, The Woodland Park Wind Symphony pays tribute to video game music. This show will be fun for both the old school video game lovers as well as people playing the current video game offerings. Come dressed as your favorite Video Game Character and enter the costume contest which will be followed by the concert. For more info: www.woodlandparkwindsymphony.com

 

International Sculpture Day Celebration, Sangre de Christo Arts & Conference Center, Sun April 24.

A community sculpture installation will take place on Sunday using publicly donated lamps. At 7pm, a lighting ceremony will highlight the exhibit. A reception, community sculpture walk, food trucks and music by the Change Agents is also planned. For more info: www.sdc-arts.org

 

Go to Kelly's Open House, 4545 Bridle Pass Dr, Colorado Springs 80923, Sat & Sun 1-3pm. Pikes Peak Views!

2 Story stucco home with 4bd/4ba/2.5car garage. Walkout basement includes a wet bar, exercise & theater area. This floor plan is great for entertaining with an open kitchen & vaulted ceilings in the living area. The kitchen features tons of storage, corian counter tops & recently updated stainless steel appliances. Main level office includes built ins. Large deck & 2 patio areas. The master bedroom overlooks Pikes Peak!! 5 piece master bath & so much more. This home has been well maintained & it definitely shows!! For more info: http://www.springshomes.com/mls/5766751-4545-Bridle-Pass-DR-Colorado-Springs-CO-80923 . 

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Ridgeview 2-story 5868 Poudre Way

Ridgeview 2-story 5868 Poudre Way

Absolutely wonderful 2-story 5 bedroom home in Ridgeview at Stetson Hills. Enjoy a wonderful open floor plan with some hardwoods at entry and kitchen... covered patio... 2-story family room! 

The entire main level is open, with formal living / dining combined, and a kitchen open to the family room. Walk-out to a nice back yard with covered patio off kitchen. 

There are 4 bedrooms upstairs, including a double door entry master with vaulted ceiling and attached 5-piece bath + walk-in closet. 

Also enjoy a finished basement with a small wet bar, space for tv, exercise or gaming... plus a large suite for guests or teens! 

This neighborhood is filled with great parks & schools, and boasts easy access to military bases, tons of shopping & dining options along the Powers corridor! 

For more info, photo, and video tour, please visit http://poudreway.com/

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Come See this Home in Wolf Ranch this Weekend

Come See this Home in Wolf Ranch this Weekend

This very popular floor plan includes formal living and dining, divided by a fireplace and built-ins... the living is open to spacious and upgraded kitchen with walk-out to back yard. The main level also includes an office with French doors, bedroom, bath ++ master suite with ample windows, 5-piece bath, walk-in closet and bonus walk-out to patio.

Huuuuge basement with multiple spaces in family room space for game tables, tv, exercise, etc. Plus enjoy two spacious bedrooms and full bath.

For more photos, video, etc.... visit http://greenbrooklane.com/ or contact Brooke Mitchell

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Crazy Good Real Estate Market

Crazy Good Real Estate Market

It is a good real estate market for sellers right now. And it is a crazy real estate market for buyers right now. Sellers are getting top dollar for their homes, and often times they are seeing bidding wars and multiple offers in the under $300,000 price range. Buyers, on the other hand, have to act fast when they find that perfect home. Most likely, they will have competition for it and the highest offer will get the deal.

Here is how our market was doing, as of the end of March:

TOTAL HOMES FOR SALE        :     1,941 (down 23.5% from same time last year)

AVERAGE HOME SOLD PRICE :     $267,451 (up 4.3% from same time last year)

TOTAL HOME SALES                :     2,891 (up 22.4% from same time last year)

AVERAGE DAYS ON MARKET   :     47 (down 53% from same time last year)

MEDIAN PRICE                        :     $239,500 (up 6% from same time last year)

Although it remains a seller's market in most cases, it does change to a Buyer's market at approximately the $450,000 price range. At that point buyers still have multiple properties to pick from and can probably expect some concessions from the seller. Full price offers are not as common at this point. 

My advice...buy while you still can. Home prices are going up this year. I suspect interest rates will rise, too. Real estate won't be any cheaper a year from now.

 

 

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5 Things To Do this Weekend in Colorado Springs

5 Things To Do this Weekend in Colorado Springs

Clifford The Big Red Dog, A Big Family Musical - Sunday April 3rd, Pikes Peak Center

Admission: Varies. In this musical adventure, Clifford and Emily Elizabeth will take audiences on a journey with their friends to learn about Clifford’s BE BIG!™ Ideas - Share, Play Fair, Have Respect, Work Together, Be Responsible, Be Truthful, Be Kind, Help Others, Believe In Yourself and Be A Good Friend. Tickets may be purchased online at http://www.PikesPeakCenter.com, all TicketsWest locations by dialing 520-SHOW or by visiting the Pikes Peak Center or Broadmoor World Arena Box Offices.

 

The Big, Cool Science Festival, Saturday April 2nd, Barnes Science Center at Colorado College, 10am - 3pm

Admission: Free. Fun for all ages. Engineering projects, tours, interactive displays and demonstrations will be sure to inspire everyone. Preregistration is recommended at, http://goo.go/Jd67SC. Donations accepted at www.coolscience.org/BCSFCC .

 

Colorado Springs Philharmonic: Music of Pink Floyd, Saturday April 2nd, 7:30pm, Pikes Peak Center

Admission: $33-$60. The orchestra rocks out with Pink Floyd's biggest hits such as "Money", "Learning to Fly" and "Comfortably Numb". Conductor Brent Havens brings the orchestra and a rock band together like you never have heard them before. You don't have to be a Pink Floyd fan to enjoy this. More info at www.pikespeakcenter.com

 

Walking Tour of Downtown Breweries, Saturday April 2nd 1pm - 5pm

Admission: $45. Tour 4 downtown breweries and imbibe in special samplers at each one. Triple S Brewery is hosting this event which tours Triple S, Phantom Canyon, Fieldhouse and Ironbird. Listen to the brewers talk about each of their processes and the history of brewing in Colorado Springs. Reserve your spot at www.triplesbrewing.com or 719.344.5477.

 

Colorado Springs Comic and Toy Con, Saturday April 2nd & Sunday April 3rd 12pm-7pm, Double Tree Hotel 1775 E. Cheyenne Blvd.

Admission: Free, donation to Make a Wish suggested. Come peruse the wares of vendors from all over Colorado as well as Nevada, Texas, Nebraska and New Mexico. There will be plenty of memorabilia, comic books, gaming and aficionados to make it a smashing success. More info: www.cospringscomicandtoycon.com

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