Jennifer has been a licensed Realtor since 1980. She began her real estate career in Dallas and was active in sales as well as mortgage lending for 15 years before relocating to Colorado Springs in 1996. Jennifer is the Employing Broker of Springs Homes overseeing our daily operations, reviews all contracts, counsels Buyers and Sellers, negotiates contracts and manages both the Buy/Sell side of Real Estate as well as Property Management. She graduated from SMU with a degree in Music Education and has been actively involved with the Colorado Springs Youth Symphony. She has been a past member of the Board of Directors as well as the conductor of the Vivace Strings Orchestra.

5 Things to Do this Weekend in Colorado Springs

5 Things to Do this Weekend in Colorado Springs

Endgame - Thursdays thru Saturdays 7:30pm, Sunday 4pm - Cottonwood Center for the Arts

Admission $6-$15. First premiering in 1957, the Star Bar Players take on Samuel Beckett's classic play. Full of contradictions, this play balances the comic and the tragic. For more info: http://cottonwoodcenterforthearts.com/schedule-tickets.

 

Faure's Requiem - Colorado Springs Chorale, Friday March 18th 7:30 pm, First United Methodist Church, 420 N. Nevada Ave

Admission $10, $25/family of 4. Directed by Deborah Jenkins Teske, The Colorado Springs Chorale and Chamber Singers of the Colorado Springs Choral Society perform the best known work of the French Composer Gabriel Faure. For more info: http://www.cschorale.org/#!blank/cbe.

 

Jazz Nites - Colorado Springs Conservatory, Friday March 18 at 7pm, 415 S. Sahwatch St

Colorado Springs Conservatory student jazz combo and Colorado Springs Conservatory Mentor Artists and Guests. Other dates Friday April 18th, 7pm. For more info: www.csconservatory.org.

 

Sustainability & Outdoor Living Expo, March 18, 19 & 20, Colorado Springs Event Center, 3960 Palmer Park

Admission $6 Youth $3, Under 10 Free. Come explore Tiny Houses, Urban Farming and enter the $4500 Nordic Hot Tub Giveaway. More info: www.sustainabilityexpo.net.

 

Atomic Landscapes - March 21 - May 5th, IDEA Space at Colorado College, 825 N. Cascade

Artists examine the history and legacy of the Cold War highlighting pivotal moments and physical sites of nuclear history. For more info: www.theideaspace.com.

 

 

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What Day of the Week Should You List Your Home?

What Day of the Week Should You List Your Home?

Should you list your home on Thursday or Friday or even Sunday? There are many opinions as to the best day of the week to list your home. Redfin found that according to their analysis, homes listed on Fridays have a higher list to sale ratio compared to other days of the week. They also found that homes listed on Fridays had a greater likelihood of selling within 90 days. Fridays do tend to be the choice of most Realtors and statistically it is easy to see that Fridays have the highest percentage of homes listed on the MLS. Most home buyers are available to tour homes on the weekend with their agent giving your home a greater chance of being seen in person.

However Terrace 24, a brokerage in Atlanta did an analysis that showed that homes listed on Thursdays sold faster and for a higher price. Their analysis showed that of the homes that sold without a price reduction, homes listed on Thursdays sold for the fewest days on the market. They also found that in their area, homes listed on Thursday were more likely to receive an offer over the list price.

And what about Sundays? Redfin's study showed that homes listed on Sundays received the most online views. And with the least amount of homes being listed on Sundays, won't it stand to reason that your home will stand out more?

Whether you and your agent decide to list your home on Thursday, Friday or even Sunday, don't forget to make sure that both you and your home are ready. A MLS listing that is complete, accurate and full of outstanding photos will have a big impact on how fast your home will sell. If you need staging or preparation advice or want to talk about listing your home feel free to let me know.

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5 Things to Do this Weekend in Colorado Springs

5 Things to Do this Weekend in Colorado Springs

St. Patrick's Day Parade - Saturday, March 12th, 2016 - 12pm on Tejon Street from St. Vrain to Pioneers Museum

Lots to do this weekend to celebrate St. Patrick's Day. The Parade with it's floats, bagpipes and leprechauns kicks off at noon, but come earlier for the 50K Bike Ride at 8:30, the 5K Run at 10am and the Leprechaun Fun Run at 11am. Bring the whole family downtown join in the fun. For more info: www.csstpats.com.

 

Jay Leno at the Pikes Peak Center - Sunday, March 13th at 5 pm, 190 S. Cascade Ave.

Admission: $62-$117. One of the hardest working men in show business, Jay Leno comes to the Pikes Peak Center to do what he loves best, stand up comedy. Since retiring from "The Tonight Show", Jay has been focused on motorcycles and stand up comedy. Last year alone, he spent 210 days on the road. If you have missed seeing him in his late night role, this show is for you. For more info: http://www.pikespeakcenter.com/events.

 

Woodland Park Winter Market - Saturday, March 12th, 9am - 1pm, Ute Pass Cultural Center, 210 E. Midland Ave.

The Teller County Farmers Market Association presents the Monthly Indoor Market. This market runs the second Saturday from October through May. You can find vendors selling typical Farmers Market fare such as Vegetables from Greenhouse, Bread, Pies & Pastries; Jams, Honey & Pickles; Salsa &  Pasta; Birdseed, Birdhouses & Toys; Pet treats & Miscellaneous items; Natural Meats, Eggs & Cheese; Hot Food & Drink; Seasonal Specials; Holiday Wreaths & Swags. For more info: https://www.wpfarmersmarket.com/winter-market.html

 

"The Importance of Being Earnest" by the Milibo Art Theatre, Thursday-Saturday 7:30pm, Sunday 2pm through March 26th

Admission: $16-$25. The Milibo Art Theatre presents this Oscar Wilde classic play. You are probably used to the original physical comedy of Birgitta De Pree and Jim Jackson, and they bring it in full force for this delightful play. The show is about two male friends who invent imaginary character in an effort to win over the women they desire. For more info: http://www.themat.org/the-importance-of-being-earnest-2/

 

Family Science Exploration Day - Wester Museum of Mining and Industry, Saturday March 12th 10am - 3pm

Admission: Free with standard museum entrance fees. Come join the WMMI and explore the world of science. With presentations from the AFA Cadets, Pikes Peak Soaring Club, CSU Electricity Demos, Physics is Phun, Science Matters, 3D printing demos and rocket demos at noon this day should keep any budding scientist in awe. For more info: www.wmmi.org

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5 Things to do this Weekend in Colorado Springs

5 Things to do this Weekend in Colorado Springs

St. Patrick's Day Walk - Saturday, March 5th, 2016 - 2924 N. Beacon St.

The Falcon Wanderers invites you to our annual St. Patrick’s Day volksmarch on Saturday, March 5th in Colorado Springs. Come join us for some “green goodies” and an invigorating walk. The 5 & 10K routes are on city streets and sidewalks and along Monument Creek and along the nature trail. Routes are rated 1B. Strollers can complete the courses, wheelchairs are not advised. Leashed pets are welcome, but please no pets inside the Modern Woodmen building. Admission: $7.00

 

15th Annual Colorado Springs Community St. Baldrick’s Event - 1604 S. Cascade

Admission: Free Join elope Inc. at the St. Baldrick’s fun to conquer childhood cancers as volunteer “shavees” raise funds and shed their locks! Though professional barbers will be on hand, baldness is not required to get involved. This 15th-annual volunteer-organized fundraiser directly benefits St. Baldrick’s, and will feature outrageous headwear, activities, and face painting. FREE Registration requested at http://stbaldricks.org/events/elope Sponsored by elope, inc. More Information at: http://stbaldricks.org/events/elope

 

Elephant & Piggie’s “We Are In A Play!” - Saturday, March 5th, 2016 - 30 W Dale St

Feb 13 - Mar 13 - Sat & Sun 1p & 4p In this vaudevillian romp, Elephant and Piggie sing and dance their way through plenty of pachydermal peril and swiney suspense. Get ready for a musical experience ripped from the pages of Mo Willems’s beloved, award-winning, best-selling children’s books that will leave audiences doing the Flippy Floppy Floory dance all night long! Gerald and Piggie take to the stage in a rollicking adventure perfect for young audiences. More Information at: http://www.csfineartscenter.org/theatre-events/elephant-piggie-2/

 

Spring Cleanup for the Xeriscape​ Saturday, March 05, 2016 9:00 am- 10:00 am

David Wild, Colorado Master Gardener and owner, Wild Gardens LLC directs a workshop to get us ready for spring. Learn which plants to cut back, how to do it and when. We’ll cover common spring cleanup tasks with an emphasis on water-wise perennials, groundcovers, ornamental grasses and basic shrub pruning. Colorado Springs Utilities Conservation and Environmental Center 2855 Mesa Road Directions Free Additional Dates Wednesday, March 09, 2016 6:30 pm- 7:30 pm

 

Colorado Springs Philharmonic Pops - Comedy Tonight - Saturday, March 05, 2016 7:30 pm

Performance Schedule Friday, March 4, 2016 at 7:30 PM Saturday, March 5, 2016 at 7:30 PM  Pikes Peak Center 190 South Cascade Avenue Colorado Springs, CO Directions $21.00

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17650 Shahara Rd. 5-Acres

We have just listed a beautiful lot in the Canterbury Subdivision of Monument, Colorado. This 5.3 acre lot is zoned for horses and features a nice balance of trees and meadows. There are several great building sites amongst the mature ponderosa pines or in the open rolling meadows. What a great lot to build your new Colorado Springs Home.

 

Additionally, there are several walk-out basement possibilities. The lot would require both well and septic but the remaining utilities are already to the street. We have priced this lot at $185,000, If you have been looking for privacy in nature, you need to see this lot before it’s too late. For more information, please visit: http://shahararoad.com or give me a call.

 

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