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...
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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 g...
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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 11a...
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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 th...
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17650 Shahara Rd. 5-Acres

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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.   A...
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Open House-Saturday 1:00-3:00 at 9180 Melbourne

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I will be holding an open house this Saturday, September 5 at 9180, Melbourne Dr.    This home is an amazing 6 bedroom, 4 bath, 3 car garage home in the heart of Briargate Colorado Springs Neighborhood , near parks shopping and schools. Main level has a great room layout as well as both formal living and dining areas. The kitchen has an i...
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Top 5 Luxury Home Sales in Colorado Springs through June 2015

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2015 has been a great year for the Colorado Springs Real Estate market. Homes priced in the median to lower end of the market have been especially active, while the luxury market has been slower to come back around but ,as the old saying goes, "A high tide raises all boats."   That tide has led to these top 5 Luxury Home sales so far this year...
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New, Easier-to-Understand Paperwork for Homebuyers

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For Colorado Springs homebuyers who have been frustrated by all the numbers and descriptions on the Hud-1 and Truth-in-Lending Disclosure Statements, there is good news.   Starting October 3, 2015, lenders must issue new documents clearly delineating the costs associated with a home purchase: the Loan Estimate and the Closing Disclosure. Known...
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1259 N. Meade Ave. Tastefully Remodeled with True Quality


I am really excited about this new listing. This home is located at 1259 North Meade Ave. The updates in this home are really impressive. The backyard is like a small park and the location is perfect. Here is a quick video tour:   For More Pictures and Detailed Information, please visit: http://northmeade.com/
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Don't let DOM (Days on Market) Spell DOOM for your bottom line

Many people selling their homes in Colorado Springs are surprised to learn that the number of days the  property has been on the market can affect its ultimate selling price. The ratio is generally an inverse one: the longer your home remains on the market, the lower the price. Conversely, homes on the market for short periods of time tend to ...
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Successful Pricing Takes Market Trends Into Account, Month's Supply of Inventory (MSI)

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As discussed in a previous article, determining a baseline value for your home before determining the actual listing price is a good practice . Another good practice is to study and understand the current market conditions before you actually decide on a final listing price. There are several statics, rates and numbers you can look at when trying t...
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Successful Pricing Starts With a Realistic Baseline Value

The first question on the minds of most people getting ready to sell their home is, how much is my home really worth? Homeowners thinking about selling have usually gotten an estimate from a home valuation site like Zillow or even asked a Realtor what they thought the value might be. It is important to keep in mind that those numbers should only be...
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New Jackson Creek Listing

I just listed this home in the Jackson Creek neighborhood. These are some of the best views you will find in Jackson Creek, heres a look at the home: 4 bedroom Ranch with full basement  
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Buyer Feedback Can Help Sell Your Colorado Springs Home

One of the most important things we, as listing agents, can do is obtain feedback about the properties we list for sale. We know and understand that It’s hard for homeowners to see their homes from an unbiased perspective. Homes hold many memories and stir up emotions that may be hard to relinquish, especially when it’s time to price a home for sal...
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What is my FICO Score and Why Does it Matter When I’m Buying A House?

If you’re thinking of buying a home in the Colorado Springs area, and you’re not paying cash (and how many of us are doing that?), you will need to know your FICO score. The FICO score is the most widely used measure of credit worthiness in the U.S. and it is the primary factor lenders consider when you apply for a mortgage. FICO was first introduc...
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There is Life After Foreclosure for VA Loans.

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You can obtain another VA loan after you have experienced a short sale, foreclosure or deed-in lieu foreclosure with an existing VA loan. But there is no guarantee…you must determine how much (if any) entitlement you have left previous post to learn and meet the necessary salary and credit qualifications. Remember that your credit score will be “di...
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Here's a little secret....You Can Have More Than One VA Loan at a Time.

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Many veterans are not aware that they can qualify for more than one Veterans Administration loan at a time, depending on circumstances. They can take solace in the fact that many lenders are also not aware of this situation. The VA loan limit for veterans who wish to buy real estate is $417,000. This is the base amount—the limit may be higher...
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What is Title Insurance and Why You Absolutely Must Have It.

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One of the questions Colorado Springs homebuyers most frequently ask us is, “Why do I need title insurance?” Title insurance is just one of the many things that appear on your home buying settlement sheet, but it’s also one of the most important. The Colorado Springs property you are buying has probably gone through several changes of ownership ove...
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How Important are First Impressions?

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The saying "You never get a second chance to make a first impression” has never been truer, especially when it comes to marketing Real Estate. In the 2013 National Association of Realtors Survey of Home Buyers and Sellers, Home Buyers were asked, “What actions they took as a result of an Internet Home Search?" 75% responded that they drove by or vi...
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What to Do with Your Poo... new El Paso County Septic Regulations

For all you city-dwelling folk, you may not care about this one, after all your personal waste gets whisked away by the city or local municipality's sewer system.  For those of us living a little more rural, we handle it a bit differently. Septic systems are a large tank to handle waste from an individual home, which has to be pumped out (depe...
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