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Old 01-31-2013, 07:37 AM
 
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You like good Mexican food - there ya have it.
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Old 01-13-2014, 12:31 PM
 
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We have lived in Black Forest, Colorado for the last fourteen years. It is northeast of Colorado Springs. Our area in great economic times was pricey in some areas. However, the economic downturn and a recent wildfire have opened up opportunities to get some beutiful property that is in some cases below market value. Most of the lots are in the 2 - 5 acre range and many have beutiful pine tress and or views. This area is mostly in Academy Dist. 20 school district which has highly acclaimed schools. Many of us have domestic wells for small livestock or horses. The nice part of this area is you are north of town so you can fly out of the Colorado Springs airport or Denver airport. My teens drove to the ski areas with friends on most weekends so you don't need to live in Aspen or Vail to enjoy the Colorado lifestyle. Many of the houses in my area are large enough to accomodate a growing family. Just about every religious denomination has a church in Black Forest. The people are friendly and we have a community parade in August with plenty of community spirit! You will find all price ranges in this area, but I was told buy a realtor that home sales are looking good this spring in Colorado Springs. I would start looking now before the demand brings prices back to record levels. Good luck!
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Old 01-13-2014, 12:45 PM
 
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LadyDonna wrote: I was told buy a realtor that home sales are looking good this spring in Colorado Springs

Take it with a BAG of salt. Have you ever heard a realtor say anything different?
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Old 01-13-2014, 01:35 PM
 
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LadyDonna wrote: I was told buy a realtor that home sales are looking good this spring in Colorado Springs

Take it with a BAG of salt. Have you ever heard a realtor say anything different?
Bag?!? I would recommend a pallet. There has been a lot of posting about the lack of non-defense jobs paying a decent wage. Retirees are appear to be doing the bulk of home buying in COS. I don't see how this translates to price increases in COS. It may add to liquidity but not price increases.
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Old 01-13-2014, 04:01 PM
 
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Default Demand for houses in Colorado Springs

I can't predict what will happen with housing in Colorado Springs. However, if you look at Denver's housing market it has made a huge comeback. I was called recently by a local realtor to inquire about listing my property because they think the Colorado Springs market is about 6 - 8 months behind Denver in the housing market. He believed the demand will be there in the spring. Pot is now legal in Colorado and people are showing an interest in moving into the state. I don't think all the pot smokers are retirees. So check out the website I am posting about the 10 hottest housing markets. I am not a realtor, but I can do research on the housing market in Colorado! 10 Hot US Housing Markets To Watch In 2014 - SFGate
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Old 01-13-2014, 08:31 PM
 
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Pot is now legal in Colorado and people are showing an interest in moving into the state. I don't think all the pot smokers are retirees. So check out the website I am posting about the 10 hottest housing markets. 10 Hot US Housing Markets To Watch In 2014 - SFGate
1) All the potheads I know are broke. Again, that pot demand may translate to liquidity backed with trust funds or drunk/pothead bankers lending them money. It doesn't translate to price increases.

2) Current RE prices are already out of whack with the average household wage in Colorado. If they go up more, it will be a bubble.
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