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Colorado Springs Foreclosure Sale 10/17/12

46 foreclosure properties came out on the El Paso County Public Trustee sale list on Tuesday. 10 of those homes were removed from the list by the banks attorneys. The reasons for removing properties include bancruptcy filings, continuations made by banks and/or the property deficiency was cured. 36 properties were sold at auction, in which 4 were sold to investors and 32 went back to the banks. Foreclosures will start coming out on the Colorado [...]

Old Colorado City Colorado Springs

Old Colorado city Colorado Springs is one of the historic areas in Colorado Springs where 100's of thousands of visitors come to visit every year. Old Colorado city was established in 1859 and consists of homes built from that time period to the early 1960's. An interesting fact about Old Colorado city is that it was named the capital of the Colorado territory in 1861 and the legislature met in an old rustic cabin off [...]

Foreclosure Activity Drops in El Paso County

Published in the Colorado Springs Business Journal 5/09/2012 Foreclosure activity dropped 13.3 percent from the same time last year in El Paso County in April. In metro counties across Colorado, foreclosure filings rose 7.3 percent from April of 2011, but foreclosure sales at auction dropped 36.2 percent. March and April tend to be the high points for the year when it comes to foreclosure filings, but this year, those numbers were quite low compared to [...]

Housing market in Colorado Springs making a comeback

Abbie Burke Producer/Reporter COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO. -- For years the housing market has been a sore subject, but that's all changing, at least locally. According to the Pikes Peak Realtor Services Corporation 784 homes were sold in Colorado Springs last month. That is a nearly five percent increase from last year. "We talk to a lot of people who have what we call 'the consumer confidence' thing going on, where they're feeling like their job [...]

Pace of local homebuilding hits a nearly five-year high – Colorado Springs Real Estate Local homebuilding is on a roll. The pace of home construction jumped to a nearly five-year high last month in Colorado Springs and surrounding El Paso County, with industry members crediting low mortgage rates, pent-up demand and improved consumer confidence as among the reasons for improved numbers. I'm encouraged, I think it's going to be a decent year,” said John Cassiani of Banning Lewis Ranch Management Co. and current board president of the Housing [...]

Whom to Contact (Investing, Tax Considerations) – Q & A

Where do I get information on IRS publications? The Internal Revenue Service publishes a number of real estate publications. They are listed by number: * 521 "Moving Expenses" * 523 "Selling Your Home" * 527 "Residential Rental Property" * 534 "Depreciation" * 541 "Tax Information on Partnerships" * 551 "Basis of Assets" * 555 "Federal Tax Information on Community Property" * 561 "Determining the Value of Donated Property" * 590 "Individual Retirement Arrangements" * 908 [...]

Condos, Apartments – FAQ

Using appreciation as a measure, condominiums in some areas have been as profitable an investment as single family homes in the last five years. And in some markets, condos appreciated even more, according to some experts. While single family homes have been the preferred investment by home buyers, changing demographics are helping make condos more popular, especially among single home buyers, empty nesters and first-time buyers in high-priced markets. Also, the condominium community has [...]

Property Management – FAQ

Landlords can turn to several good books for legal and management advice. Some contain sample forms for the tenant's move-in condition checklist, owner's notice of intent to enter an occupied unit and warning notices, for example. Resources: * "The Landlord's Troubleshooter," Robert Irwin, Dearborn Financial Publishing, Chicago; 1994. * "The Landlord's Law Book: Rights & Responsibilities," David Brown and Ralph Warner, Nolo Press, Berkeley, Calif.; 1991. If you are a landlord and [...]

Real Estate Value

Click the question below to view the answer. [su_accordion] [su_spoiler title="What is the difference between market value and appraised value?"] Appraised value is a certified appraiser's opinion of the worth of a home at a given point in time. Lenders require appraisals as part of the loan application process; fees range from $200 and up. Market value is what price the house will bring at a given point in time. A comparative market analysis is [...]

Whom to Contact (How to Invest) – Q & A

Click the question below to view the answer [su_accordion] [su_spoiler title="Where do I get information about being a landlord?"] If you are a landlord and have questions, contact: * National Multi-Housing Council, 1850 M Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20036; call (202) 659-3381. * National Apartment Association, 21 N. Union St., Suite 200, Alexandria, VA 22314; (703) 518-6141. [/su_spoiler] [su_spoiler title="Where do I get information about finding a real estate attorney?"] To find a real estate [...]