Category Archives: Front Range

From the inbox: should I search on Zillow for homes?

Good question! The short answer is: Yes, it is a tool you can use in your home search. But it has a limitation. 

Zillow is a great platform for home searches and cannot/should not be discounted. However, there are a couple of things you should know when searching for homes in the Colorado Springs market.

Sites like this are fed from an IDX (Internet Data Exchange) via the MLS (Multiple Listing System).

awesome graphic from Rob
awesome graphic from Rob

In the case of Zillow, it’s also manually updated by homeowners, property managers and agents. However, Zillow is no longer automatically updated by the local MLS. The result is that it no longer represents the totality of the market.

It is a tool in the search, but I also recommend checking TheHousingNetwork.com (full disclosure, that’s my website) and/or PPAR.com to see the current listings in the Pikes Peak region.

If you’re looking to buy or sell a home in Colorado Springs, I’d be honored to earn your business.

My future homestead: a 1 acre self sustaining piece of land

photo from openclipart.org
photo from openclipart.org

I really, really like this idea. SurvivalGrit has the rundown on the basics of what such a mini farm (is that accurate) would look like and function.

Thank you to my friend and Las Vegas area agent Leah Soares Rodriquez who shared this on Facebook!

Front range to be the silicon valley of agriculture?

It certainly looks like a strong possibility. The report indicates that with the right nurturing, this could come to fruition here in the next decade.

What say you?