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Northwest Colorado Springs is a paradise for nature lovers.

The rolling topography is surrounded by ponderosa pines and rock outcroppings. Discover beautiful hiking & biking trails such as my personal favorite across from our office at Ute Valley Park. Experience being a world away from stress, yet close to everything … yes, Trader Joes is just a few minutes down the road as well as a favorite local Thai Restaurant called Nai Rai that rivals the best Thai food I have had anywhere. Its neighbor Salsa Bravo is a locally owned Fresh Mexican Grill, fresh and tasty and a favorite of the locals.

Colorado Springs Real Estate in the Northwest has a mixture of established neighborhoods with homes built from the 1970’s to estate properties with land that are in the million dollar range. During the last 365 days, over 361 properties have sold in this part of town, and today there are 42 active listings. The average sold price is $328,657 and average list price to sales price is 99.09% meaning … homes in that price point are going for the asking price generally.

The Northwest is neighbor to Pike National Forest and the Air Force Academy. Not bad company to have surrounding this slice of Colorado Springs paradise!  Listing and Selling homes over the last 20 years in the Northwest part of town, I am always energized by the combination of nature and wildlife. Let us know if we can help you either buy or sell a home in Northwest Colorado Springs. We need more listings in this beautiful area to keep up with the demand in our marketplace!


By: Cherise Selley

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Cherise Selley Realtor Colorado Springs Award

SELLEY receives QSC PLATINUM SERVICE AWARD

Cherise Selley believes that service goes far beyond lip service or advertising a lofty brand within the real estate profession. Therefore, she has put the rubber to the road in terms of offering outstanding service and then being evaluated for her services rendered by an independent third party.

From 2011 to 2017, Cherise Selley has been part of the Quality Service Certification (QSC) program, which is the real estate industry’s leading provider of independently administered customer surveys. In fact, over a nearly 20-year period, QSC has administered over 1,000,000 post-closing surveys to accurately access legitimate reviews from actual home sellers and buyers as to their past customer feedback findings. QSC is the only source for objective agent ratings designed to help real estate consumers make informed choices in selecting their real estate professionals.

For the past 6 consecutive years, Cherise Selley of Selley Group Real Estate, LLC, has received the QSC Platinum Service Recognition. This award represents the highest level of service achievement in the real estate industry.

When interviewing Cherise, she was asked, “What does it take to offer platinum service to your real estate clientele?” Her secret, which isn’t really a secret, “Simply, I continue to develop my listening skills. I do not try to figure out what’s best for my clients until I really hear what they fully have to say. Their opinions and perspectives are very important in strategizing a plan and discerning the right path for them to take as they buy, or invest, or sell residential property.”


By: Gordon Selley

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Once a sleepy community.

Welcome to a neighborhood of possibilities found in the Cragmor area of Colorado Springs. Once a sleepy community of 1950’s style homes, it is now an area of high demand fueled by the extreme growth of its neighbor, the University of Colorado. Buyers may range from established homeowners to fix and flippers, first time home buyers, and student rentals or long term housing for the facility and professors who work at the University. Cragmor is also next to the coveted private school Colorado Springs Christian Schools.

Cragmor is also nearby the popular University Village which allows for some amazing restaurant options such as Bonefish Grill and Cowboy Star, as well as shopping at Costco, Trader Joes. Or enjoy a community of runners at the Christy Sports Running Club.

If you are a Seller considering selling your home in the Cragmor community, please let us know! We have clients who are looking for this area on a regular basis. Buyers, it will take time to find a property as there is a true shortage of homes available right now, but please be patient and contact us if you are serious about keeping tabs on listings in the area.


By: Cherise Selley

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Selley Group Real Estate Blog Millennial Generation

Millennial Buyers are Integral to the Real Estate Market

What do we really know about the emerging millennial generation? A lot, but really not much at the same time, especially if we are not born between the early 1980’s and ending in the early 2000’s. And instead of creating a long and boring blog that tries to figure out the complex layers regarding the millennial generation, I just want to say, “I love working with you!”

I have two sons (one natural and the other is my stepson), ages 25 and 28. And I am a grandmother to boot. It’s no secret that you’re smart as heck with all the statistical information at your fingertips. And your multi-tasking abilities far exceed the neurological wiring in my brain. For instance, I can’t chew gum and play video games and text and post on Instagram and drink Starbucks at the same. But still…

The amount of information that you’ve gathered and your innovative thoughts about making investments and your willingness to purchase your first, or perhaps, your second home, also requires teamwork and savvy discernment. And I understand this. And I know that you don’t trust just anyone. Can’t blame you.

But what I have observed is that you have great ideas and when you believe in your own vision, then you’re usually unstoppable with getting what you believe. WOW! This is why I love to work with millennial buyers!

So how are you integral to the real estate market? You’re killing it in the real estate market! Lawrence Yun, chief economist at the National Association of REALTORS® states, “For the third straight year, millennial homebuyers made up the largest chunk of homebuyers – 35 percent, edging out Gen X (26 percent), boomers (31 percent) and the silent generation (just 9 percent)…and 87 percent of millennial buyers will end up using a real estate professional…”

I’m not going to close with my long list of credentials of doing real estate for 20 years. Simply look up my group (Cherise Selley) on my website, www.selleygroup.com or shoot me a text, 719-337-9779…


By: Cherise Selley

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Historic Broadmoor is one of the most exquisite areas in Colorado Springs, where neighborhoods are nestled within close proximity of the 5-star acclaimed Broadmoor Hotel. The hotel is the most fabulous resort in our community — visited by Presidents, movie stars, golf pros, and Realtors like myself who would love a weekend getaway without having to drive away from town.

Housing varies around the Broadmoor area from multi-million dollar estate homes to homes under the million dollar range ascending up Cheyenne Mountain Rd. Located close to the Zoo, Seven Falls, Cheyenne Canyon for hiking, Bear Creek Dog Park, and access up Gold Camp Road, there are things to do for nature lovers and sport enthusiasts alike.

The acclaimed Cheyenne Mountain School District offers a variety of academic, sports, music, and art programs. Cheyenne Mountain High School has recently undergone expansion to their academic and athletic facilities.

Experience this beautiful pocket of Southwest Colorado Springs and allow us to help you find the perfect home in the Broadmoor community.


By: Cherise Selley

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Residing about 11 miles east of Colorado Springs, you will find life is a little more spread out … giving you a since of being outside of the hustle and bustle of town, yet having all the neighborhood amenities that you could want in the neighboring communities of Meridian Ranch and Woodmen Hills.

Both communities share the beautiful Rick Phelp’s designed Antler Creek Golf Course, walking trails, community recreation centers, pools and workout facilities. There is something exciting for every family member and guest to do without having to leave the community.

Woodmen Hills has resale home sites that are up to 1/2 an acre in lot size. Meridian Ranch has many estate type homes and custom lots with plenty of new construction on the horizon. Homes in these areas range from the high $100,000 range to over $600,000. These neighborhoods have more competitive pricing on homes than some areas of town, and you will also enjoy having local restaurants, shopping, and D-49 schools nearby.

There is commutable access to Peterson Air Force Base, Schriever Air Force Base,  Penrose Hospital and ample shopping options in the Falcon shopping center as well as the Powers Corridor of Colorado Springs. This last year, we have even had Denver commuters purchase in Meridian Ranch to find affordable new housing options.


By: Cherise Selley

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History and Nostalgia create potential in ivywild.

Stay tuned Colorado Springs; Ivywild continues to get more exciting! As one of the oldest developments in Colorado Springs, this unique area is benefiting from urban renewal. The project includes a new restaurant that recently opened called Prime 25 Steakhouse which is already getting lots of recognition … my mouth is watering just thinking of it’s amazing menu! Even more growth is cited within the Urban Renewal Plan.

Located in in the S/W Central part of Colorado Springs, Ivywild is a slight jog away from the heart of downtown and shares an important part of the history of Colorado Springs housing. It is home to the converted Ivywild School, which was transformed into a favorite local hangout that includes a brewery, dining, bakery and outdoor gardens. There is much to celebrate now and in the years to come within this nostalgic-turning modern community.

Residential real estate has great potential in this area, with home pricing starting in the $200K range, and currently, the MLS activity tops out in the $375K range. Please contact us if we can help you with buying or selling a home in Ivywild.


By: Cherise Selley

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Experience the Finest of Mesa-Top Living

Kissing Camels is one of Colorado Springs’s most luxurious neighborhoods. Residing on top of a gorgeous mesa with Garden of the Gods as its nearby companion, this is mesa-top living at its finest! The private gated community has a unique mixture of 60’s style homes to brand new. You will discover a home for every season of life, from exquisite single-family homes to maintenance-free patio homes and townhomes. The architecture within the community is some of the most diverse and custom that you will find in the city … from Santa Fe to mid-century modern … Tuscan to contemporary.

Enjoy the serenity of a three-mile radius within the gated community, surrounded by stunning mountain views, the golf course greens, mature trees, the neighborhood pool & recreation, plus small area ponds. The community allows for ease of flat walking surfaces as well as your choice of country club amenities at the nearby Garden of the Gods Club.

The location is central to many things in Colorado Springs with nearby shopping, schools, medical, downtown Colorado Springs, plus hiking and biking trails. Kissing Camels also attracts many who are looking for their second Colorado mountain home. Ranging in price from the $300,000 for townhomes to 3+ million, we can help you find exactly what you are looking for in this most beautiful of developments.


By: Cherise Selley

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Downtown Colorado Springs is thriving with life…

It offers a host of year-round activities as well as unique places for foodies. Experience everything from the award-winning Fine Arts Center Theatre to Epicentral which is a thriving downtown business co-op changing the entire work culture of Colorado Springs. From the diversity of arts and business to athletes, downtown Colorado Springs is also the home to the Olympic Training Center.

Need ideas for a fun date night? Check out the Rabbit Hole, or for those “Glutards” such as myself, Coquette’s is something special! If you would like a glass of wine in a boutique style movie theater, experience Kimball’s Peak Three Theatre. For people who are wanting to experience a night or two downtown, check out The Mining Exchange where the historic building of The Mining Exchange has been brought back to life in such elegant fashion.

Colorado Springs real estate downtown has some of the most “elasticity” of any area. The average home price is around $225,000 for all of the Central part of the MLS over the last year, and there are many nuances to the area where the homes vary quite a bit from the average in price. For example, one of the most expensive MLS recorded sales for last year was in the Old North End, a 4,018 sq. foot Victorian that sold for $935,000 this past July. There are homes for first time home buyers to move-up buyers throughout the downtown region. I love how historic homes blend with enterprise. Preserving our history while creating new stories is one reason why downtown Colorado Springs speaks to my own heart!


By: Cherise Selley

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A gem waiting to be discovered

Pleasant Valley is located in the desirable west side of Colorado Springs and is bursting with the historic charm of the 1950’s … many homes have been family legacy homes for generations.

The area is truly an insider’s secret, one where you have a mixture of vintage and remodeled homes surrounded by the epic beauty of Garden of the Gods and historic Rock Ledge Ranch. Within walking or biking distance, you’ll also find yourself near the subarea of Westmoor Park. You will find homes starting in the $200,000 range with fully renovated properties in the $500,000 range.

Watch these local community highlights and enjoy the vibe of living close to Downtown Colorado Springs, Old Colorado City & more.  Pleasant Valley is a perfect place for running and biking enthusiasts, as well as those who want to live near the heart of Colorado Springs yet with a feeling of nostalgia. Discover this gem waiting for you in the landscape of Colorado Springs real estate!


By: Cherise Selley

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