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.

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.

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 over the years (unless it’s new construction). One of the necessary procedures during the home buying process is...
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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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Champps No More - Promenade Shops at Briargate update

I was driving through the Promenade Shops at Briargate this week, I think I needed to make an exchange. I was driving around, checking out the changes. While I know Champps Sports Bar & Restaurant closed several months ago... low and behold they have torn the building down. Out of curiosity I stopped by the management office. They are so friend...
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How to Assess Title Insurance Rates and Fees for your Colorado Springs Home

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  In our last blog post we talked about the necessity of buying title insurance for your home purchase .  Now, we want to discuss the cost of title insurance, how it is calculated and how a little legwork on your part can save you money. The title insurance industry is unique in that regulation by the state serves as a natural check on pr...
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Do I Need an Appraisal to Sell My House?

Sellers often ask me if they should get their home appraised before putting it on the market.  Here is my answer to that: An appraisal is an expert estimation of the quality and price of the property. It is more detailed than the market analysis, which your Realtor will do. Typically, appraisals cost around $400.  They are a good idea if ...
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How did the Town of Monument get its name?

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Monument, Colorado is a small town located in the Tri-Lakes Region of northern part of El Paso County, approximately 15 miles north of Colorado Springs and 50 miles south of Denver. The area was first settled in the 1860s. Its settlers came primarily from Iowa and Germany. Monument first became a town in 1870 when Henry Limbach purchased 160 acres ...
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Everything You Need to Know About Mortgages, But Didn’t Know Who to Ask

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The world of home financing is a multi-faceted one and we at Springs Homes would like to help you understand the ins and outs of the mortgage world. Much of the confusion and seemingly random nature of the home loan and mortgage process has to do with where the money comes from and how it flows. In this article we will discuss the various roles pla...
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1635 Capadaro Court. Monument Colorado. 80132

We have just listed this beautiful ranch style home in the popular Doewood Estates Subdivision of Monument, Colorado. This home has it all, sitting on a secluded cul-de-sac with a large lot full of natural trees and vegetation.The main level features hardwood floors throughout and is full of beautiful natural light with an open feel while still sep...
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How to Improve Your Credit Score and Get the Best Mortgage Rates

As part of your Colorado Springs home buying process, you will mostly likely be applying for a mortgage. And one of the most important components lenders will consider is your FICO credit score. There are many factors that contribute to that score—some of them seemingly counterintuitive. For example, when you open a new account, your score is negat...
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