Manitou Springs Colorado Neighborhood

People come to Manitou Springs to climb the Incline, enjoy the shops, restaurants, culture and views of the red rocks that surround this proud community. Housing options range from crazy small older homes, to modern condos to luxury custom homes in the foot hills. 67% who live there are homeowners.  The average age of the residents is 50 years old. The main interests and hobbies are hiking, food, walking, art, volunteering, and relaxing. Manitou Springs is very close to Garden of the Gods Park and only minutes from the mountain town Woodland Park in adjacent Teller County. Manitou Springs has several parks and hiking trails nearby. You can hike to the top of Pikes Peak via the Barr Trail. A section of the Intemann Trail runs through Manitou Springs. You can also try your luck hiking the Incline! If you just want to have a quiet picnic, you can enjoy your day at Soda Springs Park, Memorial Park, or Seven Minute Spring Park.

 

To view the homes for sale in this neighborhood, click the following link: Manitou Springs

 

Jeremy Wynia

RE/MAX Properties, Inc.
719-213-0893 Cell/Text
719-570-9000 Office Main
wyniarealty@gmail.com
www.wyniarealty.com

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Please give me a call or email me if you know of anyone that might want to buy or sell ANYWHERE in the world. I will take great care of them or find a top agent in another part of the country or world to help them. Thank you in advance for your referral!

Real Estate Tips for Buyers and Sellers

 

Real Estate Advisor: March 2016
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Real Estate Tips for Buyers and Sellers
Thinking about starting a home search or selling your home soon? The 2016 real estate season is upon us, and if you are anticipating a home search, or selling a property, here are some top tips to help you navigate the real estate market in your area this spring and summer.

For Buyers

Don’t go overboard with an offer

While you might be inclined to get into a bidding war over your dream home (the market is pretty competitive), don’t overspend to the point where if the market stabilizes your home will have an overly inflated price and make it difficult to resell in the future. If you plan on living in the property for a long time, paying a high price isn’t a bad thing, but it’s a good idea to set a limit on how high you’re willing to bid for a home.

Start your search ready

If you’re already looking into purchasing a home or property, and you know you’ll need a mortgage, you should already be shopping for a loan. Buyers with a mortgage pre-approval are a step above those that haven’t even looked into loans. You can also help your purchase game by having fewer contingencies or conditions that affect the purchase. If you can start your home search with some of your bases covered, and the ability to be flexible, you’ll already be far ahead of those just entering the real estate race.

New doesn’t mean pristine

While we all dream of buying a brand new home, complete with absolutely no projects, it’s quite common for brand new construction to have issues. The reality is that builders can and do cut corners, and the last thing you want is to invest your money into a brand new home only to find out that certain things were not completed 100 percent. If you’re looking to buy new construction, it’s not a bad idea to hire an independent inspector to make sure your new home is up to all current building codes and standards.

Beware of hidden costs

While you might find a home that is the perfect price for your budget, beware of the hidden costs that come along with buying a property. You may or may not have a mortgage, but you will have yearly property taxes that will either be monthly payments or a large payment once a year. If you do need a mortgage, you can expect an origination fee, and depending on the amount of your down payment or you credit rating, you can also expect to pay private mortgage insurance. You can also expect fees by way of the home inspection, appraisal, and in some communities there will be monthly HOA fees.

Don’t be afraid to go outside your comfort zone

Many buyers have a specific neighborhood, town or city picked out before they begin their property search. With the U.S. real estate market being as competitive as it is for buyers, don’t be afraid to look into areas that are developing when you look for your new home or property. Homes and property prices might likely be lower in developing areas, and if you can find an area where new businesses are being introduced and other amenities will be available, home values may significantly increase over the coming years.

For Sellers

Play to your advantages

The U.S real estate market is being called a seller’s market, meaning there are more people trying to buy houses and properties than there are actual properties to buy. Because of this, as a seller, you can play to your advantages: you can likely get away with not paying closing costs; you can dictate the terms of the sale and any contingencies a buyer might have; you can entertain multiple offers and choose the best one for you. But in all of this, don’t try to price your property outside of your area — you want to sell your home, not keep it on the market forever.

Know the best areas of your property

If you’re considering selling your property, there are two room updates almost every buyer appreciates: kitchens and bathrooms. If you have the time and money to invest in updating these two areas of your home, try a basic face lift (you don’t need to go overboard!). Add some fresh paint, clean up the cabinets, and install new lighting or hardware. Make the kitchen and bathrooms pop: buyers always react best to a fresh, clean and clutter free kitchen and bathroom.

Do you have a replacement property picked?

You might be considering selling your home or property — have you started your property search yet? With the market being as competitive as it is, it’s a good idea to start your property search when you put your own property on the market, and sometimes even before. You don’t want your home to sell before you have a place picked out. If you do find yourself in a bind, you can always work with your agent to make the closing period longer. Whatever you decide to do, make sure you start your property search as soon as possible.

Jeremy Wynia

RE/MAX Properties, Inc.
719-213-0893 Cell/Text
719-570-9000 Office Main
wyniarealty@gmail.com
www.wyniarealty.com

http://wyniarealty.smarthomeprice.com

Please give me a call or email me if you know of anyone that might want to buy or sell ANYWHERE in the world. I will take great care of them or find a top agent in another part of the country or world to help them. Thank you in advance for your referral!

Mountain Shadows Neighborhood in Colorado Springs

Mountain Shadows is a neighborhood located in the Northwest part of Colorado Springs. It is a large neighborhood with just over 6,000 people who live there. 82% of the people who are living there are the homeowners. The top interests of the neighbors are hiking, family, dogs, reading, camping, music and movies.

To view homes for sale in Mountain Shadows area click the following link: Mountain Shadows

Jeremy Wynia

RE/MAX Properties, Inc.
719-213-0893 Cell/Text
719-570-9000 Office Main
wyniarealty@gmail.com
www.wyniarealty.com

http://wyniarealty.smarthomeprice.com

Please give me a call or email me if you know of anyone that might want to buy or sell ANYWHERE in the world. I will take great care of them or find a top agent in another part of the country or world to help them. Thank you in advance for your referral!

Colorado Springs Real Estate Weekly Report

Colorado Springs Real Estate Weekly Report

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Houses are flying off of the market these days. I was literally writing an offer on a house and before I finished the house went under contract! Now is a great time to be selling, give me a call if you are thinking of it.

 

Jeremy Wynia

RE/MAX Properties, Inc.
719-213-0893 Cell/Text
719-570-9000 Office Main
wyniarealty@gmail.com
www.wyniarealty.com

http://wyniarealty.smarthomeprice.com

Please give me a call or email me if you know of anyone that might want to buy or sell ANYWHERE in the world. I will take great care of them or find a top agent in another part of the country or world to help them. Thank you in advance for your referral!

Colorado Springs Weekly Real Estate Report

Colorado Springs Weekly Real Estate Report

 

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The weekly report shows that the market is doing better although houses are still going super fast. 361 sold in the last 7 days! I keep saying, if you are even thinking of selling now or in the future, give me a call I would love to talk to you about buying or selling a house.

Jeremy Wynia

RE/MAX Properties, Inc.
719-213-0893 Cell/Text
719-570-9000 Office Main
wyniarealty@gmail.com
www.wyniarealty.com

http://wyniarealty.smarthomeprice.com

Please give me a call or email me if you know of anyone that might want to buy or sell ANYWHERE in the world. I will take great care of them or find a top agent in another part of the country or world to help them. Thank you in advance for your referral!

Colorado Springs Weekly Real Estate Report

Colorado Springs Weekly Real Estate Report

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The weekly report shows that the market is doing well, we are increasing our active houses on the market slowly. This is the right direction, but we still need houses on the market. Houses are going under contract super fast so it is a struggle to get the number of active houses to increase. Like I keep saying, if you are even thinking of selling now or in the future, give me a call.

Jeremy Wynia

RE/MAX Properties, Inc.
719-213-0893 Cell/Text
719-570-9000 Office Main
wyniarealty@gmail.com
www.wyniarealty.com

http://wyniarealty.smarthomeprice.com

Please give me a call or email me if you know of anyone that might want to buy or sell ANYWHERE in the world. I will take great care of them or find a top agent in another part of the country or world to help them. Thank you in advance for your referral!

Colorado Springs Real Estate Weekly Report

The Colorado Springs Real Estate Weekly Report

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The weekly report shows that the market is still doing well. Houses are not lasting long at all and our inventory is still on the low side. I know I am sounding like a broken record, but if you or someone you know is even thinking of selling, give me a call.

Jeremy Wynia

RE/MAX Properties, Inc.
719-213-0893 Cell/Text
719-570-9000 Office Main
wyniarealty@gmail.com
www.wyniarealty.com

http://wyniarealty.smarthomeprice.com

Please give me a call or email me if you know of anyone that might want to buy or sell ANYWHERE in the world. I will take great care of them or find a top agent in another part of the country or world to help them. Thank you in advance for your referral!

Colorado Springs Weekly Real Estate Report

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The Colorado Springs weekly Real Estate report shows the market is still doing well.  Houses are flying off of the market and not lasting long at all! If you are thinking of selling or buying or if you have any questions give me a call, I would love to talk with you!

Jeremy Wynia

RE/MAX Properties, Inc.
719-213-0893 Cell/Text
719-570-9000 Office Main
wyniarealty@gmail.com
www.wyniarealty.com

http://wyniarealty.smarthomeprice.com

Please give me a call or email me if you know of anyone that might want to buy or sell ANYWHERE in the world. I will take great care of them or find a top agent in another part of the country or world to help them. Thank you in advance for your referral!

 

 

Knob Hill Colorado Springs

The neighborhood of Knob Hill is located just northeast of downtown Colorado Springs. It is largely populated with a population of 3688. The average age living in this neighborhood is 46 years old.  About 35% are homeowners.  Top neighbor interests are music, gardening, travel, dogs, cooking, reading, food and baking. The things that make Knob Hill great are how quite and peaceful the streets are, the friendliness of the neighbors, and how convenient it is to shopping. The Colorado School for the Deaf and Blind and the Union Printers Home are both located in this neighborhood.

To view homes for sale in this neighborhood click here Knob Hill

Jeremy Wynia

RE/MAX Properties, Inc.
719-213-0893 Cell/Text
719-570-9000 Office Main
wyniarealty@gmail.com
www.wyniarealty.com

http://wyniarealty.smarthomeprice.com

Please give me a call or email me if you know of anyone that might want to buy or sell ANYWHERE in the world. I will take great care of them or find a top agent in another part of the country or world to help them. Thank you in advance for your referral!

America’s 20 Hottest Real Estate Markets in March 2016

America’s 20 Hottest Real Estate Markets in March 2016

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Finally, the snow is but a distant memory in all but a few (unfortunate) pockets of the U.S. Our springtime spirits are soaring—and so are the nation’s hottest real estate markets. And if we’ve learned anything, it’s that there’s no reason to wait for April showers to bring May flowers—our analysis of preliminary data for the month of March shows that the spring home-buying season is in full bloom on realtor.com®.

The median list price continued its upward climb. Meanwhile, the inventory of homes for sale is increasing more steadily—but still not as fast as the pent-up demand from buyers.

“Listings are growing as they normally do this time of the year, but because demand has been growing faster than supply, homes are selling faster,” observes Jonathan Smoke, chief economist of realtor.com. “So the monthly trend is the normal seasonal pattern, but the year-over-year decline is reflective of demand being stronger than supply for more than a year, which is resulting in fewer homes available and faster-moving inventory.”

Naturally, the heightened appetite for a limited stock of housing is pushing up home prices. The projected median list price for March is $238,000—an increase of 3% from February, and 8% above the previous March.

It looks like March will have 3% more homes on the market compared with February, and that’s a welcome addition. But here’s a reality check: That’s still 2% less than we saw in March 2014. Probably because of the lack of inventory, homes were selling faster in March, spending a median of 77 days on the market. That’s 20% faster than in February, and 13% faster than the previous year.

Swelling the usual ranks of spring home buyers are those who wanted to buy last year but either got outbid or couldn’t find something that met their needs. After a holiday hiatus, those frustrated buyers are back, and more determined than ever to buy.

Our site traffic numbers show strong and growing demand in March. When the totals for the month are in, we expect to see that visits grew 20% over last year, and there were 40% more searches for houses on our site than last year.

“Would-be buyers face a dilemma: There will be more homes on the market over each week of the next three to four months, but there will also be even more prospective buyers,” says Smoke. “We are entering the busiest season of home buying with the lowest amount of inventory in three years. To be competitive, buyers should get pre-approved for a mortgage and be ready to act quickly if they find a home that meets their needs.”

Great ready for a busy spring!

Pulling together the numbers on listing views per market (which shows the level of demand) and median days on market (which shows supply), we came up with a ranked list of the 20 hottest medium-size to large markets in the country. These are the markets where buyers are eager and homes are selling fast—listings get two to five times more views than the national average, and homes sell one or two months faster than in the rest of the country.

Like in last month’s list, California dominates with 13 out of the 20 top markets, but Eastern markets started to make a comeback. Boston, MA; Raleigh, NC; Lafayette, IN; and Columbus, OH, were all new to the list this month.

“Buyers are emerging in markets that typically see more winter weather,” Smoke says.

The hot list

  1. San Francisco, CA
  2. Vallejo, CA
  3. Denver, CO
  4. Santa Cruz, CA
  5. Dallas, TX
  6. San Jose, CA
  7. Santa Rosa, CA
  8. Sacramento, CA
  9. San Diego, CA
  10. Stockton, CA
  11. Colorado Springs, CO
  12. Oxnard, CA
  13. Eureka, CA
  14. Modesto, CA
  15. Raleigh, NC
  16. Boston, MA
  17. Los Angeles, CA
  18. Boulder, CO
  19. San Luis Obispo, CA
  20. Lafayette, IN