Category: colorado springs real estate (11)

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.

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!”

Basically, the real estate closing is a time where there is a settlement reached between the buyer and seller of a specific real estate property. Not only is the real estate closing sometimes fraught with anxiety, but the experience also provides great joy for the parties involved with the sale of a property. In other words, there is cost involved to either purchase or sell of a property, but with this sacrifice and due diligence to perform the real estate transaction, there also usually comes a great reward.

At Selley Group Real Estate, LLC, we like to think of the real estate closing as a time of celebration, and we desire to see a “win-win” scenario for all parties involved, if this is at all possible. Regarding Colorado Springs Real Estate, an unusual phenomenon happens at the closing in the state of Colorado. On many occasions, the buyer and seller are both present at the closing table at a title company, such as Empire Title of Colorado Springs, to sign the appropriate documents, distribute all funds, and to have the deed of ownership transferred from seller to buyer. Once the buyer becomes the new homeowner, then the seller will hand over the keys of the new house to the buyer. The closing process involves many signatures on documents like loan docs, legal disclosures, tax records and more.  But the assistance from the title companies helps to make the process run very smoothly in Colorado.

Although Cherise Selley, Owner/Broker of Selley Group Real Estate, LLC, has had many closings over the past 20 years, it’s never tiresome for Cherise to finish out inspecting the fine details of a home before it’s closing. Normally, real estate walk-throughs are times to celebrate those moments for buyers who are excited about moving into their next home. However, it’s also very important at the walk-through to make sure that all items on the inspection resolution have been properly attended and that the home has remained in the same type of condition as when it was contracted on by the buyer. In most cases, the walk-through process is one of reflection and anticipation for buyers as they enter into a new season of their life as they move into their new home.

As an alumnus, it is always exciting to see the new developments happening in your alma mater. As a graduate of UCCS, it is extraordinary to see the development happening on the 450 acres that house the University. Buildings are popping up along the Nevada Corridor, businesses are popping up and thriving, and the housing demand of the 11,500 students who are enrolled at the school is adding value to the surrounding community. I got to have a peak at some of the developments happening in the sports programs with the Peak Producers, (my access to the presentation was through Cherise, vice-president of Peak Producers). 

To illustrate the growth, Beau Kelly, UCCS’s Assistant Director of Development, showed us comparisons to the 2004 numbers, and the growth is really impressive. The school has gone from 7,646 enrolled students to 11,500. The athletic scholarship budget has grown from $250k to $1.2m, and the coaching salary has more than doubled. What this means is high quality coaches bringing in high quality athletes, which is a huge boon to this growing D-2 school. They’ve just added a baseball program and are creating a world-class indoor track and field complex next spring. Beau’s excitement ran through the attending members of Peak Producers, because the growth in the athletics program is a great sign for the growth of the rest of the school.

Beau also made sure to lay out some facts related to UCCS’s economic impact, which was very insightful. UCCS, on its campus, employs 1,700 people and adds $310m dollars to the local economy. Not to mention a 90% retention rate of graduates, meaning that 90% of UCCS graduates stay in Colorado Springs, putting their new education in to practice while working for local companies and creating new businesses here in the Springs.

For more information on UCCS, check out http://uccs.edu. For more information on their athletics programs: http://gomountainlions.com/

For more information on Peak Producers: http://www.thepeakproducers.com/


By: Kristofer Warbritton

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As a visual artist, I’m always seeking out visually-captivating experiences. When I heard about the Lantern Glow at the Pikes Peak International Raceway, I had to check it out. Overall, it was a great experience, with what seemed like thousands of people showing up to enjoy some time together and participate in a celebration of light, friendship and the start of summer. Summer in Colorado Springs is full of amazing and beautiful events framed around the afternoon thunderstorms that come in like clockwork over the Rockies.

I brought along our new video tool, the DJI OSMO, and was really pleased with the results. Check out this little video I made and get a view of the Lantern Glow through my eyes! As I explore more events around Colorado Springs, I will be bringing the OSMO with me, with the goal of showing some of the amazing activities that Colorado Springs has to offer. More likely than not, you will see my beautiful companion, Vivianna. The next video I will be putting up is a quick look at Territory Days, the annual Memorial Day Weekend Event that takes over Old Colorado City.


By: Kristofer Warbritton

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Selley Gorup Real Estate Blog Spring is in the Air

Spring has finally reached Colorado again, bringing with it flowering trees, the promise of warmer weather and longer days. The experience of watching the mountain faces change from powdered white to jagged and purple is always beautiful and exciting, while also opening up a fresh, outdoor playground with a whole new set of activities. While being in the mountains to ski and snowmobile is a blast, warmer weather brings with it a whole new scope of exploration, adventuring and connecting to the beautiful mountain paradise, all accessible with as little as a 20-minute drive. This is the time of year when I begin to feel invigorated again, and my old hiking boots seem to practically scream for some attention and use.

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There is no way to tame these mountains, but hiking is a lovely way to spend a morning or an evening, and the peaks are always among the most beautiful of subjects for photographs. Access to mountains and hiking trails from the Springs is incredible, with places like Garden of the Gods, Red Rock Canyon Open Space, and Cheyenne Canyon providing beautiful landscapes with access to trails and climbs of every skill level!

That being said, growing up in Colorado, you get used to the weather being 70 degrees one day, 35 and snowing the next day… or even in the next few hours – and then right back to 70. This diverse and unpredictable weather is part of what makes Colorado great. There’s a wildness to the state that people who live here begin to understand, respect and expect.There’s really no way to predict the outcome of a system as it comes bumbling over the Rockies… I always thought being a weatherman in Colorado would be an incredibly difficult job. As an avid outdoorsman and explorer, it is important to keep in mind that the weather can change on a dime – especially on top of mountains. Understanding how weather works here can keep you from getting into a bad situation.

My advice: if you’re going on big hike, make sure to bring some hearty snacks like trail mix and jerky plus a little extra water than you think you’ll need. Start early, summit early. Enjoy the feeling of the endorphins rushing to your head at 14,000 feet… there’s nothing like it in the world. But also bring a jacket, because when a storm materializes over the mountains and you find yourself sprinting against the wind to get back to your car before the lightening and rain starts, you’ll be happy you have it.

Just a tidbit that may or may not have been learned from personal experience.


By: Kristofer Warbritton

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Selley Group Real Estate Blog QSC Platinum Award

It is an honor, and with that honor I have a tremendous sense of responsibility concerning the QSC Platinum Award.  May this not give the illusion of perfection even though it’s a 5-star rating.Selley Group Real Estate, LLC

I’m far from perfect but strive every day for improvement and transformation, both personally and professionally.  My business has relied heavily on the faithful referrals from past clients and friends over the years.  I couldn’t do it without the people who have made it possible.

I put my heart into what I do, and this will never change.  Thank you dear clients, friends and family for your support and loyalty.  Nothing means more to me in our industry than being awarded a Platinum level of service, even if my boots are dusty!

 

 


By: Cherise Selley

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