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WOW!!! Did you see from this video a group of deer nibbling on some grass from one of the yards of this Peregrine neighborhood?

In essence, this scene captures part of the theme of Peregrine. There is a mixture of about 1,000 well-built homes that are nestled amongst the foothills where wildlife and nature seem to pass time together in tranquil rhythm.

The Blodgett Peak territory abounds over 167 acres, consisting of massive open space, winding and hilly trails with wildlife (such as Peregrine Falcons), unusual geological rock formations, and of course, with magnificent views that make you feel like you can touch the sky. Overall, you can find “your” space to decompress from all of the stresses of life when spending time on this northwest side of Colorado Springs.

Outdoor recreation is also part of the theme for Peregrine. There are two beautiful parks, Marshall-Sprague Park and Woodmen Valley Park. And again, trails galore take you on great adventures throughout Blodgett Peak.

When a well-designed neighborhood provides upscale housing, questions about education are usually asked. Peregrine serves the District #20 Schools, which include Woodmen Roberts, Eagle View Middle School and Air Academy High School. Their track records speak for themselves…take a look onto www.asd20.org for more information.

Many homes are perched on overlooking mesas that bring the city lights into your own personal space. There are so many positive adjectives that help to describe the naturally beautiful reality of Peregrine. Enough said… Rewind the video!

If you have interest about moving to Peregrine neighborhoods, then please do not hesitate to reach out to me, Cherise Selley, Broker/Owner of Selley Group Real Estate, LLC, 719-337-9779.

As Colorado Springs continues to grow on a fast-paced schedule, it seems as if the north end of the city is receiving lots of attention for new home construction.  And why not?  Not only are local residents drawn to new homes and new restaurants and additional shopping and more fun things to do, but so are residents from Denver.  Yes, that’s right.  Compared to the Denver housing market, Colorado Springs still offers some options of residential affordability, and people are seeking some of these choices in the Northgate sector of Colorado Springs.

Located near the north entrance of the Air Force Academy, Northgate covers approximately 55 square miles at an estimated elevation of 6,900 feet above sea level. From most places within Northgate, a panoramic view of Pikes Peak and the surrounding foothills captures your view.  It seems like the locations of neighborhoods and the placement of houses on lots has also tickled the ears of the various new home builders of Northgate who try to emphasize the magnificence of the mountain range.  Typically, home prices are a little higher than other specific areas of Colorado Springs.  The median sales price is over $400,000 and seems to be climbing annually, as listing inventory is very low within the Colorado Springs Real Estate market.

The Flying Horse development is nothing short of spectacular with a Flying Horse North development to soon be added.  Within the Club at Flying Horse, there is a well-designed 18-hole golf course by Tom Weiskopf, plus a World-class Steakhouse for dining, an Athletic Club, In-Door Tennis Courts, Spa and luxury overnight lodging opportunities.  The residential housing at Flying Horse is tailor made for luxury living.

In Northgate, there are retail businesses that provide an economic anchor for other small businesses, such as Bass Pro Shops, Interquest Movie Theaters, Great Wolf Lodges, Summit Entertainment Center, plus more. 

Mega church, New Life, provides worship services on Friday evenings and on Sundays.  Next to New Life and the World Prayer Center is Pikes Peak Community College.

For those who are pre-college, District #20 Schools provide excellent education for elementary, middle and high school ages.  Also, there are several private and alternative educational pathways of learning within #20 District. Take a look onto www.asd20.org for more information.

Overall, Northgate is growing rather quickly with new businesses opening constantly.  Give me a call if you have expressed interest in Northgate, which is your gateway between Colorado Springs and Denver on I-25.

Cherise Selley, Broker/Owner, Selley Group Real Estate, LLC, 719-337-9779.

Walden Preserve — 17374 Pond View Place — Colorado Springs, CO 80908

If you’re looking for plenty of elbow room so you can really experience the reality of luxury, outdoor Colorado living, then look no further than at this gem in Walden Preserve.  Modern, and of course, elegant, this home boasts of 5-star resort hospitality about its construct.  The fine condition of this home rivals new home construction prices, and what appeals to the traveler who heads either south to Colorado Springs or northbound to Denver, is the fact that this home affords easy access to I-25. 

The signature of this home is QUALITY…         Price: $875,000

Enjoy Colorado living at its finest in this stunning rustic modern, custom walkout ranch style home that strategically resides on an acre lot in the beautiful neighborhood of Walden Preserve. 

Inside: Beamed ceilings adorn the entryway and extend into the magnificent great room.  The custom Brooks Brothers eat-in kitchen has knotty alder cabinetry, coppered farmhouse sink, large center island, double oven, gas range, walk-in pantry, customized hood, plus a large eating space at the nook.  The living room opens to the kitchen allowing a flow of hospitality that will make your heart sing!  A floor-to-ceiling stone wall accents the gas fireplace wall with an oversized mantle. 

Outdoors: The outdoor living comes alive at the enormous partially covered deck. 

Inside: The gathering continues inside at the formal dining room.   Relax at the master retreat featuring a vaulted ceiling, gas fireplace, & private access to the deck. A luxurious spa-like master bathroom includes a freestanding tub, walk-in shower, double vanity sink & customized cabinets. 

Lower Level: Custom iron railing leads you to the lower walkout level that is like another separate living space.  It features a custom wet bar w/ copper accented tile backsplash & eating nook.  The family room opens to the wet bar and has a cozy double-sided fireplace and access to the lower level patio.  There is a Jr. Master Suite w/ a walk-in closet & attached bathroom plus two additional bedrooms that are incredibly spacious w/ a connecting bathroom. 

Garage: Enjoy a fully finished 4-car garage w/ epoxy floors & water.  The neighborhood has nearly 92 acres of open space, 4.5 miles of hiking trails, two stocked fishing ponds, community concerts.  This is your Colorado paradise!

Don’t hesitate to connect with me if you’re allured to living in the Walden Preserve neighborhoods.  Cherise Selley, Broker/Owner of Selley Group Real Estate, LLC, 719-598-5101.

Stone Crossing – Northgate Colorado Springs – 12622 Woodruff Drive 80921

What a beautiful listing that’s come onto the market in Stone Crossing – Northgate! Get the MOST from your purchase! Listing Price: $650,000

In this case, the numbers do not lie. Three things to consider if you’re looking to find that home which would seem like a diamond in the rough.

First of all, the listing inventory of Colorado Springs remains at all-time lows, especially for this time of the year. Secondly, the interest rates keeping dropping to unimaginable lows. And thirdly, it’s incredibly helpful when a listing comes onto the market that’s refinished and updated and also importantly, competes well against new home construction prices in the surrounding area.

These are the advantageous factors about this home – 12622 Woodruff Drive.

Nestled within a gorgeous cul-de-sac street at the top of desirable Stone Crossing resides this beautiful 2-story Vantage home surrounded by nature, privacy, & amazing views!

The dynamic floor plan is life-giving w/ soaring ceilings, refinished hardwood floors, fresh interior paint, & new carpet. Entertainment is a dream here w/ formal dining & an adjoining butler’s pantry. The gourmet kitchen features a double oven, gas range, stainless appliances, slab granite countertops w/ customized subway backsplash, large island, & a cozy breakfast nook which allows for hospitality that flows into the living room. Cascading light enters through the second story windows into the living space, where the subway tile continues as a surround around the double-sided gas fireplace w/ built-in shelves. Enjoy the main level office where the adjoining fireplace highlights inspiration into the room.

Upstairs: The luxurious master suite has a view of the rolling topography & Pikes Peak that you will want to wake up to every day! The master includes a spa-like master bath w/ newly tiled floor, double-sided fireplace next to the garden tub, & a large walk-in closet. Three additional bedrooms & bath complete the upper level. The finished basement has a large recreation room, gas fireplace w/ built-ins, plus a large wet bar w/ counter seating. A fifth bedroom & full bath make the basement a livable separate space.
Outside: enjoy a raised bed garden, private patio area, plus the property line goes up to the top of the hill where a falcon’s nest has taken residency. Colorado living is all around you with meandering walking trails, gorgeous open space w/ water features in the neighborhood. Plus… there is close proximity to Flying Horse Club, prime D-20 schools, new shopping & dining, & nearby USAFA!

Don’t hesitate to connect with me if you’re allured to living in the Stone Crossing neighborhoods. Cherise Selley, Broker/Owner of Selley Group Real Estate, LLC, 719-598-5101.

Judy Steenland, Agent - Selley Group Real Estate

First and foremost, we are so delighted to warmly welcome Judy Steenland of Dallas, TX with open and expectant arms to Selley Group Real Estate, LLC. 

When Gordon and I first met Judy during our face-to-face interview, it felt as if we had already known Judy for many years.  The lightbulbs in our thoughts automatically turned on with excitement and encouragement, as we shared many stories about real estate, family, faith and Texas.  Without doubt, we are confident that Judy will certainly add a spice of life to our real estate community, as well as to the clients that she will successfully serve.

Background Information:

24 years ago this year, Judy married her college sweetheart, whose name is Jonathan, and they had 3 children, consisting of one boy and two girls, whose names are Adin, Ally and Addison.  Judy and her family have had their roots firmly planted in Texas since the year 2000.

While living in Texas, Jonathan was the partner of his own cybersecurity business, and Judy carved out a beautiful real estate career (over 20 years) in the Dallas/Fort Worth market with Coldwell Banker.

Her record speaks for itself, as Judy was consistently in the top 10% of over 30,000 agents in the Dallas/Fort Worth real estate market.  Judy holds certifications as a Luxury Marketing Agent, as well as a Stager and Decorator, which comes in handy for effective marketing of higher-end properties.

Over the years, the Steenlands have enjoyed their love of travel and have mentioned making several trips to Colorado.  Like it does for so many others, the allure of Colorado eventually captured their hearts, and the Steenlands made a life-altering decision to move to Colorado Springs in 2018.

Decisively, that’s what they did, pulling up Texas roots and transplanting all of their business and life experiences into Colorado soil.  Currently, they are re-building their lives.  Literally, I might add.  Jonathan has joined the National Cybersecurity Center in Colorado Springs as COO.  The kids, perhaps young adults might be more fitting, are matriculating in School District 38.  And the Steenlands are building a new home in High Forest Ranch.  Lots happening as everyone is plugging into the Colorado Springs community.

Message from Cherise Selley Broker/Owner:

Personally speaking, I know it takes a huge leap of faith to leave a thriving business behind in Dallas and jump into the unknown… Judy, you have done this with tremendous courage.  Your talents and experience already set you apart! I am thrilled to have an agent of your caliber and character to join our group.  Welcome and may I say, “Onward and Upward to New Beginnings!”

WOW!!! What a powerful exchange between Greg Fowler of Real Estate Titans and Cherise Selley of Selley Group Real Estate, LLC.

The gist of the interview vacillates between Cherise’s personal and professional life, in which she openly shares some of her juicy nuggets about leadership performance and soulful richness.

Part of her growth within the Colorado Springs Real Estate industry has involved her drive to grow in her leadership gifts.  Partly born with the genetics of a “take charge” attitude mixed with developing her skills as a leader, Cherise explains how leadership has challenged the highest parts of her own capacity.

Yet, more importantly, Cherise Selley loves the fact that leadership helps to draw the right community around her, whether considering her boutique style brokerage (Switzerland mentality about business) or her professional involvement within Peak Producers, and/or other civic organizations.

In a nutshell, there are several jam-packed words of encouragement for others in this interview.  You must get your pen and paper out to take some notes as you watch.

When asked the question, “If you could go back 22 years and make some changes with your career, what would you advise a young Cherise?”

Aptly stated, Cherise touched on the importance of following your own gut instincts.  Of course, this is not to diminish the importance of renewing your mind or doing due diligence to broaden your business acumen.  Yet, Cherise touched on the importance of that “sixth sense” and to trust that discernment more.  She said that she would listen to that inner voice more and to not be afraid to walk in it.

When it comes to leadership, Cherise Selley punctuated the importance to stand for a cause that is greater than yourself.  It’s this approach to living for her that has united those who can’t stand for themselves and has also unified her Realtor colleagues.

Sit back and watch this 33-minute clip…

Greg Fowler … Thanks again for bringing good through your motivating marketing efforts into the complexities of real estate. For more information about The Real Estate Titans, please contact Cherise Selley, 719-337-9779, or email her at cherise@selleygroup.com.

849 Black Arrow Drive – Colorado Springs, Colorado 80921.

Some of the greatest tidbits about buying the right kind of home within any given real estate market is location!  How many times have you heard this before?  Location, location, location…

This Drone-spectacular home certainly falls into the category of being in a prime, growing area of Colorado Springs.  In fact, this location provides one with proximity to Sprouts, the Flying Horse area, easy access to I-25 and the Air Force Academy.

We invite you to come visit this beautifully, home-stage home so you can picture your new home journey on the north end of Colorado Springs.

Let me tell you a little more about this home that exudes the spirit of hospitality…

Residing on a spectacular lot in Northgate Estates, this gorgeous ranch style home backs to a preservation area with incredible views of Pikes Peak & the Front Range. The back surroundings showcase privacy & tranquility while the floorplan has incredible appeal for meaningful gatherings & multi-generational living. Inside, experience a welcoming & hospitable design! The open floorplan has 3 bedrooms on the main level. A chef’s delight gourmet kitchen has a gas range top, double oven, large eat-in island, 42” cabinets, built-in desk, & a pantry. A mudroom is conveniently adjacent to the kitchen. The living room opens to the kitchen & features a gas fireplace tucked into a stone surround. An open dining area is connected to the kitchen & walks out to the 20X20 partially covered deck where outdoor living thrives among the backdrop of the mountain views. The private main level master has & an adjacent 5-piece bath with soaking tub, oversized shower, double vanity sink, & large walk-in closet. The front wing of the house has 2 bedrooms, full bath, & laundry.

Downstairs, the basement is a self-contained space with a huge recreation room, a large wet bar that can make a great kitchenette, two bedrooms with Jack N’ Jill Bath that has a double vanity sink. The other basement area features a 1/2 bath & a back room with French Doors that makes a great media, office, play, or exercise room. Enjoy a low maintenance stucco exterior plus an extended 3-car garage. Other amenities include hardwood flooring at the entry into the eat-in kitchen & dining space, A/C, abundant storage space, & immaculate landscaping.

You will love the convenience of being near prime shopping, D-20 schools, USAFA, & easy access to 1-25. This is the life-giving ranch style home you have been waiting for!


By: Cherise Selley

Colorado Springs Realtors-Selley Group Real Estate-Cherise Selley

1740 Oak Hills Drive – Colorado Springs, Colorado 80919.

The door is cracked open for you.  Recently, there has been a price improvement on this beautiful home located on the ridge top of Hunter’s Point.  This split-level home with the feeling of expansive living and open space to capture the outside beauty of Colorado is now listed at $565,000…

Experience the best of ridge top living on top of the mesa in Hunters Point where expansive views of the mountains and city lights abound. The front courtyard & three levels of back decking make outdoor living a Colorado dream! This dynamic floorplan begins at the wide entry with hardwood floors where a custom iron spindle staircase showcases the expansive upper & lower levels. Upstairs, the large living room features a brick-accented gas fireplace. The large eat-in kitchen has wood floors & views from every window with granite countertops, custom backsplash, island, & a large dining space. From the dining area, walk out to the first deck with amazing views of Blodgett Peak & the city. The master suite features a large bedroom with a walk-in closet, a renovated master bath with double vanity sink, large shower, & travertine tile on the floors & tile shower surround. The upper level also has a second bedroom, full bath with tile floors & skylight, & laundry room.

The fun factor is downstairs with a large family room that has a gas fireplace with original brick surround. There is a granite-accented countertop at the alcove with a wall of cabinets and shelving & a wet bar, two large bedrooms & a customized full bathroom with oversized tile floors & a beautiful tile surround. Enjoy a bonus storage room that can double as a hobby room with a sink. The outdoor area also has a flat area with a playset, a Zipline, plus a storage shed. The oversized heated 3-car garage allows extra space for your toys. There is A/C, HE Carrier Furnace with whole house humidifier, updated water heater, plus WiFi-enabled sprinkler system & thermostat. Near the neighborhood tennis courts & playground, you will also love the convenience of shopping and schools. It feels like you are a world away from it all!

Give me a call today to set your private showing!  $565,000…


By: Cherise Selley

Colorado Springs Realtors-Selley Group Real Estate-Cherise Selley

2220 N Cascade Ave 80907 – Old North End Neighborhood.

The Doctor’s Victorian is a perfect, introductory name for this uniquely crafted home that was built in 1898 in the Old North End neighborhood of Colorado Springs.

Let the age of The Doctor’s Victorian, like fine wine, tantalize your senses as you discover the marvelous history behind this remarkably well-built home.  In fact, this place has an undeniable appeal that touches the hearts of those who visit it.  I want you to think about this. Every home tells a story.  And this particular home carries the wondrous history of healing, as The Doctor’s Victorian was the residence of a physician who medically treated patients here.

Let’s put the storied history of The Doctor’s Victorian into context… You have to start by turning the pages of history back 120 years ago when William McKinley was the president of the United States.  Lots of changes were happening to America, such as Ellis Island opening its doors to immigrants, black and white movies without sound were hitting the big screen, and the identity of what the true West represented was vacillating between the ruggedness of the times and the advent of modernization.  Events such as prohibition, the Great Depression, and Jackie Robinson sliding across home plate had not occurred until decades later.

The Doctor’s Victorian was built as a wedding present for a doctor and his wife.  This doctor was associated with what was then Glockner Sanatorium (presently now as Penrose Main Hospital).  The doctor was also one of the founders of the Town and Gown Club, which was the third golf club (presently Patty Jewett Golf Course) established in the United States.

The history of the home was not buried in the Rocky Mountain soil long ago, but instead, continues to march to the drum beat of transformational change today, as seen with the continued restoration of this meticulously crafted Victorian.

Fast forward to present day reality, this home does not carry any “old house” problems.  The room and private entry that was once used for surgical services has been restored to the study off the living room by the fireplace.  Electrical, plumbing, plaster walls and all woodwork have been either restored or refinished.  Everything in this home has been brought up to code.

A largely appealing feature about this beautiful place involves outdoor living. There is approximately 1,100 square feet of outdoor living space, including two wrap-around porches and a deck off of the master bedroom.  The privacy wall and gate make this property a peaceful, secluded living space.  Solicitors walk right on by… The yard has been completely re-landscaped this past spring.  If you like gardening, this is your place!

Become part of history of The Doctor’s Victorian!  A private showing awaits you…

For more information about The Doctor’s Victorian, please contact Cherise Selley, 719-337-9779 or email her at cherise@selleygroup.com.

This is the home you have been looking for!

Located in stunning Flying Horse with mountain views off of the stucco-walled courtyard, this ranch style home is completely upgraded and sparkling. Inside, the wide-planked hickory floors adorn the main level. New interior paint and carpet throughout. The front room doubles as an office and has a nearby full bathroom. A formal dining room is open to the great room. The kitchen is a cook’s delight! You will love the slab granite counter tops, upgraded cabinetry, center island, and a large breakfast bar for entertaining. The kitchen is also complete with a pantry and a second laundry room. The open living room has a stone-accented fireplace wall and walks out to the courtyard … the perfect place to enjoy your morning coffee and gaze at the mountains. The master retreat has a private 5-piece bath with jetted tub, double vanity sink, shower, and large walk-in closet.

The finished lower level has a spacious family room that can allow for all kinds of recreational ideas & is pre-plumbed for a future wet bar. Two large bedrooms both have walk-in closets and a full bathroom with double vanity sink complete the area. Other upgrades include Italian tile in all bathrooms, 9 ft. ceilings throughout, upgraded 75-gallon water heater, window well covers, instant hot water in the kitchen, & pre-wired for surround sound. The lawn is adorned with perennials, fruit trees, and Vanderwolf Pines. You will enjoy the ease of maintenance as the HOA maintains your lawn. Just relax and take in the amazing lifestyle of Flying Horse! This home is meticulous and provides great living space along with main level living plus a wonderful separation of lower level space. This is the home you have been looking for! Near shopping, Sprouts, the 1-25 corridor, and USAFA.