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East Colorado Springs

East Colorado Springs

The East Colorado Springs MLS neighborhoods are moderately priced residential areas east of downtown. These areas are typically hilly with well-established neighborhoods built mostly in the 70's and 80's featuring larger suburban lots with mature trees and views. This region of Colorado Springs boasts extensive walking trails, schools, parks, shopping and hospitals. Village Seven, Villa Loma, Old Farm and Park Hill are neighborhoods in the East Springs area. These neighborhoods offer fabulous views of Pikes Peak!

Appreciation 1996-2006: 49.61%

Area Statistics –
East Colorado Springs – Average Sales Price - $190,812
Average Days on Market – 62
Active Listings - 304

Colorado Springs Real Estate – Average Sales Price - $266,797
Average Days on Market – 82
School district(s): Colorado Springs District 11

Use our Colorado Springs MLS to search all homes listed for sale.

Central Colorado Springs - Downtown

Central Colorado Springs, Downtown

This area is a large section of the city that includes the downtown business district. Homes in this area of Colorado Springs range from 1950's ranch style homes to turn-of-the-century Victorian mansions. Hundreds are drawn to live in Colorado Springs’s newest “old” neighborhood. Short commutes, ample amenities and of course, breathtaking mountain views make downtown a great choice for an active, convenient and increasingly “green” lifestyle.

With close to 200 new housing units completed since 2000 and several hundred more in the planning stages (from street level to high rise), opportunities for living downtown have never been better. Easy access to parks, arts and culture, shopping, dining, personal services and the office (especially if it’s in your live/work loft!) is making downtown Colorado Springs a hot new neighborhood!

Central Colorado Springs - Downtown includes a wide variety of shops, parks, theaters and restaurants. Colorado College occ…

Black Forest, Colorado Springs, CO

Any discussion of Colorado Springs Real Estate is not complete without discussing Black Forest, CO. Bordering the north end of Colorado Springs, just minutes from town, the Black Forest area encompasses 200,000 acres of unincorporated land in El Paso County.

The area offers a densely wooded pine forest with some open rolling grassland areas. Characterized by mostly 5 acre and larger lots with elevations of 6500-7800 feet, many offer stunning views of Pikes Peak and the Front Range. Black Forest, CO housing styles run the gamut from log cabins to contemporary homes and sprawling mansions. This beautiful area was named by a German Immigrant who thought that the dark hue of the Ponderosa Pine very closely resembled The Black Forest in Germany. The area abounds in wildlife. Many of the properties are zoned for horses. Although the Black Forest is rapidly growing, the population in Black Forest, CO is estimated to be about 11,500. Recreation includes an equestrian cen…

Briargate Colorado Springs

When considering Colorado Springs Real Estate, Briargate is an option that tops many lists. Briargate is a master planned community that overlooks the Rocky Mountains. Located on the north end of Colorado Springs, just east of the Air Force Academy, Briargate features many cul-de-sac neighborhoods. It is a community where quality of life comes first. Briargate offers top quality housing, the most progressive education available, easy access to recreational opportunities, numerous retail, professional, medical and family entertainment centers and employment all within a short walk or drive.

Briargate Colorado Springs has become one of largest and fastest growing areas in the northeast section of Colorado Springs, encompassing nearly 10,000 acres and establishing itself as one of the most viable residential areas in our community. Briargate is home to a myriad of activities that promote recreation, worship, shopping, dining and learning including award winning Academy School District 20 …

The Future is Looking Brighter

Well, we all have seen the news. The media continues to spread Gloom & Doom. But what are the real facts about the current Foreclosure Situation. Here are some recent stats that we think you will find interesting!

* 97.4% of all mortgages in the US are current. That means that 2.6% are either late or in foreclosure. It is estimated that .6 are late and 2.0 are in foreclosure.

* 75% of all foreclosures occur in 5 states

* Florida – heavy investment market
Michigan – automobile industry effects
California – impacted by soaring values in recent years
Nevada – heavy ARM market
Arizona – heavy ARM market

* The remaining 25% of foreclosures are spread over 45 states.

* In Colorado – there currently are 10,000 foreclosures, but many are multiple properties owned by the same person – so there are not 10,000 PEOPLE in default. The cities where there are the most foreclosures in Colorado are Denver and Pueblo.

Meet the Team

The MacGuire Team

From left to right: Mike Fortin, Karen Harvey, Mike MacGuire, Missy MacGuire.

We are all licensed full time real estate agents in the State of Colorado. Specializing in the Pikes Peak region of Colorado Springs.

Our goal is to bring you information about the Colorado Springs market and help you to make a well informed decision about where to buy and what to look for in the homes that are for sale here.

We will also look to provide our readers with more detailed information about specific communities and attractions that make Colorado Springs such a wonderful place to live.

This intro is to allow you to meet the team as well as give me an easy way to get things started. I hope you enjoy.