Buying a Home in Colorado Springs

The Becky Gloriod Partners make buying a home in Colorado Springs EASY

When moving and buying a home in Colorado Springs – or anywhere – your family’s home-buying needs are special and unique. Whether you are new to Colorado Springs, or are a longtime resident looking to relocate within the Pikes Peak area, it’s important you have expert help and high-quality buyer resources. To make the process easier and maybe even fun, The Becky Gloriod Partners has put together a list of tools to assist you in your journey.

Your Colorado Springs home buying RESOURCES

We can also sign you up to receive notifications when homes in the area that meet your criteria become available, saving you time and money, and reducing the high stress associated with buying a home.

Trust a top Colorado Springs realtor with your home buying experience

There’s no doubt every agent you meet will tell you they are experienced, ethical and professional. But shouldn’t all real estate agents possess these qualities?

Becky Gloriod and her team live these qualities. Together, our team has over 60 years of combined experience in the real estate industry. Our passion for excellence – and for Colorado Springs – has led us to be one of the top real estate firms in Colorado Springs since 1998, with over $36 million in sales volume in 2015.

Before you sign a buyers’ agreement with just any agent, contact us. We’ll explain why you can expect a different home buying experience – an experience focused on protecting your interests and making your home buying transaction a success.

The APPEAL of Colorado Springs

The Appeal of Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs was founded in 1871, due to its location 70 miles from Denver, and its climate – the dry mountain air successfully treated tuberculosis, and made the Pike’s Peak area a health mecca. Unlike many cities in Colorado which were founded by miners and ranchers, William Jackson Palmer founded Colorado Springs with visions of being a resort town always in view of Pike’s Peak.

Palmer’s vision has been fully realized. By 1880, the opening of the Antlers Hotel brought people to Colorado Springs from all over the country. Nearly 30 years later, the completion of Broadmoor Hotel brought Colorado Springs acclaim as an international tourist location.

Now, Colorado Springs has grown to a population of 392,164, and a land area of 193 square miles, making it Colorado’s largest city in terms of land, and second only to Denver in population.

All About Colorado Springs

Neighborhoods

Colorado Springs is a city made up of a variety of neighborhoods; each has its own unique character and charm. Many great, well-established Colorado Springs neighborhoods are located in the center regions of the city, while other, newer communities offer numerous options in different areas of the city.

More Info on Colorado Springs Neighborhoods

The Arts

Colorado Springs has numerous dance and theatre companies that offer performances, workshops, and classes.  The Fine Arts Center is one of the Pike’s Peak area’s leading art centers, with a world-class art museum, performing arts theatre and a school of art.  The Pikes Peak Center, which serves as a regional entertainment and cultural center, provides quality entertainment, and cultural and educational events, hosting more than 200 performances annually.

Recreation

With consistent top-ten rankings in Men’s Fitness Magazine’s “Fittest Cities in America”; Colorado Springs has proven to be a recreational paradise. For those who enjoy the outdoors, there are hunting, fishing and camping areas in and around Colorado Springs. Colorado Springs is also just a few hours from many popular skiing destinations, including Vail, Keystone, Breckenridge, Monarch, and Aspen.

If you enjoy college football, the Air Force Academy’s Falcons play against powerhouses like Brigham Young in inter-league play, and engage in inter-service play with the Naval Academy and West Point.  In other college sports, Colorado College consistently provides excitement with their nationally-ranked hockey team.

Colorado Springs is also headquarters to the United States Olympic Committee as well as 20 national governing bodies for Olympic sports. The USOC Training center in Colorado Springs also serves as an excellent training ground for future Olympic athletes.

Schools

With one of the highest graduation rates in the nation, greater Colorado Springs is recognized for its excellence in education.  Nearly 90,000 students attend school in ten individual public school districts, each of which is well-funded through a combination of state funds and levies on local property taxes, serve the area.  Colorado Springs is also fortunate to have a number of excellent private schools.

More Info on Colorado Springs School Districts

Colorado Springs Real Estate Awards

1st Place

Money: Big Cities to Live In
Outside Magazine: Best Town
Forbes: America’s Most Pet-Friendly City
Men’s Health: Best Cities for Dogs
Zillow.com: Santa’s Top 10 Favorite Cities

2nd Place

Livability: Pet Cities
Men’s Fitness: Fittest City in America
Women’s Health: The Best Places to Live for Women
MSN.com: Cities of Convention Wisdom
Livability: Cities for Veterans
InsuranceProviders.com: Safest City in the United States

3rd Place

Hellawella: Fitness-Focused Cities
Men’s Fitness: Top Sports Town
Earth Day Network: Best Places to Live
Car and Driver: Top 10 Best Drivers’ Cities
FedSmith: Best Southwest City for Defense Jobs

4th Place

Frommer’s Travel Guide: Cities Ranked and Rated

5th Place

Kiplinger’s Personal Finance: Best Cities to Live, Work and Play
Kiplinger: Great City for Young Adults
MSNBC: Best Cities to Live, Work and Play
U.S. News & World Report: Best Large City to Live

6th Place

U.S. News & World Report: Best Weekend Getaway
Forbes: America’s Most Wired Cities
SustainLane: Top Ten Alternative Fueled City Fleets

7th Place

American Lung Association: Cleanest U.S. Cities
Backpacker Magazine: Best Places to Raise an Outdoor Kid

8th Place

Business Week: Best Places to Start Over
Sunset Magazine: Fittest City in the West

9th Place

Forbes: America’s Best Bang-for-the-Buck Cities
Livibility.com: Best Downtown

10th Place

Forbes: Best Places for Business and Careers
Outside Magazine: Best Big Cities for Active Families
Fox News: Least Obese Metro Areas
Kiplinger: Great Cities for College Grads
U.S. News and World Report: Green Places to Retire
Men’s Health: Best Teeth
Budget Travel: The 10 Coolest Small Towns (Manitou Springs)

Military Awards

Great American Defense Community Honoree

Other Awards

Silver Award: League of American Bicyclists, Bicycle Friendly Community Award

CNN Money’s: 10 Best Places to Retire 2013