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Old 05-19-2009, 03:38 PM
 
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I am curious as to how the property taxes and housing insurance rates average in Colorado Springs. I am about to relocate from the MS gulf coast and am just curious how it compares.

I am trying to decide if I want to purchase a house up there or just rent.
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Old 05-19-2009, 03:52 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
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I am curious as to how the property taxes and housing insurance rates average in Colorado Springs. I am about to relocate from the MS gulf coast and am just curious how it compares.

I am trying to decide if I want to purchase a house up there or just rent.
Figure about 0.5-0.8% of assessed market value for annual property taxes. If you're in the good school districts (D-20, D-12) it'll be closer to the high end of that range, in the rural exurbs and the south/central it's less.

Homeowners insurance premiums are mildly elevated above the national average due to hailstorm risk.

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Old 05-19-2009, 11:18 PM
 
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So tell me, how big does the hail get and how often. I have a friend that lived there for 20 years as an iris grower and he told me that the flowers and plants get beat up before full bloom almost annually.

I was on the KOAA web site today and saw a list of the most expensive storms. They were all hail storms except #4 was last years Windsor tornado. Many of them happened since 1990. How big does the hail have to get and how much of it is required to cost over one-hundred-million dollars in insured damage in a single storm?
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Old 05-20-2009, 07:48 AM
 
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We pay around 550 for property taxes- home appraised for 145K. For insurance, our annual is about 1K. The southern end of Ftn doesn't seem to get the large bit of hail as often as the north end. I have lived here since 1996 and have yet to have hail damage. The hail that I will see typically gets no larger than a large pea and a couple rare occasions small gumball size. Additionally, my cars aren't in garages and haven't had any hail damage.
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Old 05-20-2009, 08:23 AM
 
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How is the Fountain area as far as a drive to the USAF Academy is concerned?
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Old 05-21-2009, 11:45 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
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You'll have a little drive to the Academy...with traffic.

I live in Stetson Hills and work at the Academy...20-25 minute drive. Add another 10 or 15 minute drive from Fountain, probably more due to traffic.

My fiance is selling/renting her house (4 bdrm w/finished basement) just a few miles from me...next to a park and a couple of schools. PM me if you want more info.

There are a lot of houses/rentals on the market, so you should be able to get a pretty good deal anywhere you look.
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