Colorado Springs has never been a town whose real estate prices were blown way up with speculation. Many of the sales here tend to be owner occupied, and either FHA or VA, which is the last real “low down” financing options out there. The trouble has been that FHA loan limits were reduced to only $271,000 late last year, really putting a damper on the low down (3.5%) financing option. The limits are now back up to $325,000 in El Paso County effective late this week, enabling thousands of buyers to look at homes that their down payments otherwise would not have provided for. Many areas of town don’t really have too many homes under $271,000, so this should be a big help for areas such as Briargate, where the average inventory is at $354,000.
Speaking of Briargate, I listed a nice home this week in the Wedgewood area of Briargate. Priced at $309,900, it has excellent views nicely updated, good sized at 4 bed 4 bath 3100+ sf finished, and very close the mall, Rampart HS, Parliament Park, Focus on the Family, etc. It has brand new Corian counter tops with molded sink, many new Pella windows, nice hardwood floors throughout the main level, and a huge master with a 5 piece bath. Here is a link to more information: 8330 Sutterfield Dr Please call me at 719-331-7675 if you’d like to see it!