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While new innovation seems to be sweeping many industries across America, consumers would say that it has not swept the home building industry. The market is still flooded with home builders who are building to the exact same standards and styles that are years, sometimes decades, old. CreekStone Homes in Colorado Springs is looking to change consumer’s expectations of how a home should be built. Their ComfortBuilt™ Home is how they plan to do it.

For years, CreekStone Homes have had excellent home designs, which has caused them to become popular in the Colorado Springs area. Now, they are adding to their awesome designs by signing an exclusive agreement with Owens Corning to build a much higher overall build quality product. It will not be an “option”

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The Upper Reservoir and Loop Trail in Palmer Lake, Colorado

The hike up to the Palmer Reservoirs is a "must see" experience. There is an option to visit Cap Rock, and complete the loop, which joins the original trail just above the Lower Reservoir. A short walk into this hike it’s easy to see why it’s a favorite of the locals. You are immediately immersed in the beauty of the Rampart Range, just west of Palmer Lake.

You will have the opportunity to see two Reservoirs, Ice Caves, a massive boulder pile up, and spectacular views. All of this while surrounded by the majestic Pine and Fir Forest, with a few Aspen tucked in. You can smell the pine trees throughout the trails in the Spring and Summer months.

Hiking Trail To Upper Reservoir in Palmer Lake

The entire hike covers

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Catamount Trail Map

It's A Beautiful Hike!

Catamount Trailhead in Green Mountain FallsLooking for a beautiful mountain hike within 20 minutes of Colorado Springs? Then you’ll love The Catamount Trail in the picturesque town of Green Mountain Falls, CO. There are multiple trails throughout the mountain, which will eventually lead out to the Catamount Reservoir. The footage below was taken from the “blue” trail on August 9th, 2015. This hike was 6 miles round trip, with an elevation gain of about 1700'.

Visitors should note the starting elevation of 7800' and be sure they are acclimated before attempting. I hiked 70% of it with my 40# 4 year old on my back. It’s a moderate hike that will give a great workout by the time you’ve reached the top. You should

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Zillow & Trulia No Longer Receive Data From Our Local MLSZillow is one of the best real estate websites ever created. The user experience on Zillow is excellent, which is why it has become the #1 real estate website in the country. Trulia runs a close 2nd to Zillow for having an extremely well-polished consumer interface. They both have invested millions of dollars into the development of their websites, and many people use them all across the country everyday. Recently, Zillow bought Trulia. Most industry professionals expected the merger to cause the real estate giants to dominate the online space even more than they already have. However, something happened on April 7th of 2015 that changed Zillow and Trulia’s usability in Colorado Springs and many other local markets across the country. It’s a little

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January 2015 Colorado Springs Real Estate Market Report

 

The Colorado Springs Real Estate Market for February, 2015

According to the new data released by the Pikes Peak Association of REALTORS®, the Colorado Springs real estate market is steadily selling inventory, while also gaining more home buyers, following the same trends from the end of 2014. Let's take a look at the February 2015 real estate market numbers for Colorado Springs:

February 2015 Colorado Springs Real Estate Statistics

  • New Listings: 1,127 (Down +5.8% from last year)
  • Sold Listings: 717 (Up +25.1% from last year)
  • Total Active Listings: 2,429 (No Data from last year)
  • Median Sales Price: $225,000 (Up +14.8% from last year)
  • Total Under Contract: 1,974 (No Data from last year)
  • List To Sold Price Ratio:
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January 2015 Colorado Springs Real Estate Market Report

 

The Colorado Springs Real Estate Market for January, 2015

According to the new data released by the Pikes Peak Association of REALTORS®, the Colorado Springs real estate market is steadily selling inventory, while also gaining more home buyers, following the same trends from the end of 2014. Even with an increased number of sales from 2014, the average days on the market numbers are still remarkably high, compared to this time last year. Let's take a look at the January 2015 real estate market numbers for Colorado Springs:

January 2015 Colorado Springs Real Estate Statistics

  • New Listings: 1,082 (Down -10.9% from last year)
  • Sold Listings: 636 (Up +6.7% from last year)
  • Total Active Listings: 2,470 (Down -23.5% from last
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December 2014 Colorado Springs Real Estate Market Report

 

The Colorado Springs Real Estate Market for Decemeber, 2014

According to the new data released by the Pikes Peak Association of REALTORS®, the Colorado Springs real estate market is steadily selling inventory, while also gaining more home buyers, following the same trends from October & Novemeber. Even with an increased number of sales from 2013, the average days on the market numbers are still remarkably high, compared to this time last year. When local data shows conflicting information like this, it is usually a sign that the market will be shifting soon. I'm expecting 2015 to continue in sales growth, as it has over the past year. Let's take a look at the Decemeber 2014 real estate market numbers for Colorado Springs:

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5 Tips To Sell Your House Faster Than Your Neighbors

The two most important questions that home sellers want to know the answer to are “How much is my house worth?” and “How long will it take to sell my house?”. Many people will base the answer to these questions off of their neighbor’s recent experience selling their home. If your neighbor’s house recently took 6 months to sell, then it seems likely that your house may take 6 months to sell as well, right? Not necessarily. There are numerous factors that determine how quickly a house will sell.

Sometimes it can take a long time to sell a house because the neighborhood is far from town and there are fewer buyers in the area. Under these circumstances, you may be correct in assuming that your house will take a while to sell. For people who live within

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Looking for things to do in Colorado Springs?

Check out Helen Hunt Falls in North Cheyenne Canyon Park, located off of N Cheyenne Canyon Rd at the foot of Cheyenne Mountain. This beautiful waterfall is surrounded by hiking trails and scenic mountain views that overlook Colorado Springs. Here is a video that we made to help you get a good idea of the scenery, terrain, and overall beauty of Helen Falls. Check it out.

 

Details About Helen Hunt Falls

There is not a fee to enter Helen Hunt Falls. It is free and open to the public. For this reason, we recommend that you visit the park on a weekday if possible. The weekends can get quite busy. Even when the park is busy, it is very accessible though. The staff at the visitors center are

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