Landslides and condemned homes in parts of the southwestern part of Colorado Springs. Underground mines that some fear will swallow up homes similar to sinkholes in Florida. The well
Colorado Springs Natural Hazard Explorer - A Must for Any Buyer
Dated: April 17 2019
Landslides and condemned homes in parts of the southwestern part of Colorado Springs. Underground mines that some fear will swallow up homes similar to sinkholes in Florida. The well-documented hazards that plague parts of Colorado Springs are well known, but they are also misunderstood. Some neighborhoods by sheer proximity make some shudder when there is little to worry about. Other buyers simply have no knowledge to the hazards that exist in parts of the city.
Put out by the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, the website "Colorado Springs and Vicinity Natural Hazard Explorer" is a valuable tool to examine the landslide risk, flooding potential, wildfire risk, concern over expansive soils, and other items that can wreak havoc on a potential home and its value. Each tab gives a detailed explanation of the hazard with easy-to-use maps. To look up any address, just click on the "Explore" tab and input the address you are interested in.
This website should be used by any potential buyer or investor in Colorado Springs. If you would like more detailed information, please don't hesitate to reach out.
With 6 years of experience as a Realtor and 12 years as a public education k-12 teacher, I bring that background to help educate home buyers and sellers along the Front Range from Denver to Colorado S....