Good Faith Estimates

In previous articles we discussed loan pre-approval and pre-qualification, which occur when a borrower makes a loan application. The big takeaway from this process will ultimately be a “Good Faith Estimate” or (GFE). This is a form that details the basic information about the terms of the loan for which you have applied as well as a breakdown of th...
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2016 Parade of Homes in the Books

2016 Parade of Homes in the Books








The Colorado Springs HBA Parade of Homes is one of my absolute favorite local annual events!!! Anyone who knows me knows I don't like hot weather, and this tradition marks the beginning of school and a general cooling trend as we head into fall. Not only that, but I LOVE seeing new design trends... building styles, colors, features, locations, furn...
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Open House this Wednesday and Saturday in Forest Meadows

Open House this Wednesday and Saturday in Forest Meadows
Come Try Out This Private Master Balcony!!! We are holding open houses at this lovely home Wednesday August 24th, 3:30 PM to 6:00 PM and Saturday August 27th, 10 AM to 1:00 PM. For more details on  our listing at 7778 Chasewood Loop, Colorado Springs 80908, go to  https://www.springshomes.com/mls/6453302-7778-Chasewood-LP-Colorado-Springs...
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9 Things that Devalue a Neighborhood

9 Things that Devalue a Neighborhood
I recently read an interesting article about home prices and what can make a home more or less valuable.  Below is the list of nine top things which devalue a property or neighborhood, and my commentary on each: 1. Bad School District -  I completely agree with this one.  Families with school age children are especiall...
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Just Listed - Land with 360 degree views & rock formations

Just Listed - Land with 360 degree views & rock formations
Lot 5
When you think of Colorado, this piece of land could be the state's official postcard. 1.67 acres of land in Cripple Creek Mountain Estates Community with rock formations and to die for views. Community benefits include, Fitness Center, heated Indoor Pool, Library and playground. For more information, visit www.goldencyclecircle.com , or ...
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Negotiating After the Home Inspection

Home Inspection Negotiation
home inspection
As real estate agents, we'd like every home we show our home buyers to be in perfect condition. Unfortunately, even homes that appear to be in pristine condition can have serious problems under the hood. This is why we even recommend a property inspection on every home we sell, including new builds. Colorado's Contract to Buy and Sell Real Estate C...
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Just Listed in Briargate! 2130 Summerset Drive Colorado Springs CO 80920

Just Listed in Briargate! 2130 Summerset Drive Colorado Springs CO 80920
This spacious townhome is centrally located in Briargate near shopping, parks and the Air Force Academy!  The immaculate upper level features gorgeous flooring throughout an open kitchen, formal dining room and living room complete with a gas log fireplace. The kitchen has plenty of cabinets and counter space as well as a large island. The mas...
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Are Home Warranties a Good Idea?

We have all heard the stories, someone we know buys a house and has problems right after they move in. Big problems like the water heater bursts, the furnace stops working, etc... Although these problems are a normal part of home ownership, it always comes as an unwelcome surprise. Additionally, the financial stress can be an even bigger problem. T...
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Why Doing a Final Walk Through is Crucial


When buying a home, you have the option of doing a final walk through to verify condition before you close. Some buyers want to waive this right, especially if the home they are buying is vacant. They figure the house probably looks the same as it did when they initially saw it and there is no reason to look again.  WRONG! Here is my favorite ...
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5 Things To Do this Weekend in Colorado Springs

5 Things To Do this Weekend in Colorado Springs





Pine Forest Spring Show and Sale, Lewis Palmer High School, Sat 10-5, Sun 11-3. Admission: $6. Sponsored by the TriLakes Women's Club, this event has over 100 bakers dishing up their goods as well as gourmet food trucks for the first time this year. You can also enjoy antiques, craft items, birdhouses, garden art and more. The TriLakes Women's...
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Ridgeview 2-story 5868 Poudre Way

Ridgeview 2-story 5868 Poudre Way




Absolutely wonderful 2-story 5 bedroom home in Ridgeview at Stetson Hills. Enjoy a wonderful open floor plan with some hardwoods at entry and kitchen... covered patio... 2-story family room!  The entire main level is open, with formal living / dining combined, and a kitchen open to the family room. Walk-out to a nice back yard with covered pat...
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Come See this Home in Wolf Ranch this Weekend

Come See this Home in Wolf Ranch this Weekend

This very popular floor plan includes formal living and dining, divided by a fireplace and built-ins... the living is open to spacious and upgraded kitchen with walk-out to back yard. The main level also includes an office with French doors, bedroom, bath ++ master suite with ample windows, 5-piece bath, walk-in closet and bonus walk-out to patio. ...
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Crazy Good Real Estate Market

Crazy Good Real Estate Market
It is a good real estate market for sellers right now. And it is a crazy real estate market for buyers right now. Sellers are getting top dollar for their homes, and often times they are seeing bidding wars and multiple offers in the under $300,000 price range. Buyers, on the other hand, have to act fast when they find that perfect home. Most likel...
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5 Things To Do this Weekend in Colorado Springs

5 Things To Do this Weekend in Colorado Springs





Clifford The Big Red Dog, A Big Family Musical - Sunday April 3rd, Pikes Peak Center Admission: Varies. In this musical adventure, Clifford and Emily Elizabeth will take audiences on a journey with their friends to learn about Clifford’s BE BIG!™ Ideas - Share, Play Fair, Have Respect, Work Together, Be Responsible, Be Truthful, Be Kind, Help ...
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5 Things to Do this Weekend in Colorado Springs

5 Things to Do this Weekend in Colorado Springs





Easter Brunch - Springs Orleans, March 27, 2016; 10am-2pm Admission: $36 per person; $10 children 12 and under and $10 bottomless mimosas. For Easter Brunch check out  Springs Orleans , the home restaurant at the Mining Exchange Hotel. Specialties will include deviled eggs, carved prime rib and ham, eggs étouffée, fresh fruit, d...
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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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It's a Seller's Market for Sure!


I keep running into the same problem...not enough houses for sale for all the buyers right now.  Currently I am working with a sweet, young couple looking to buy their first home.  They both work and have 2 little children with a 3rd one on the way. So needless to say they are busy.  Time is limited. And when they do make  time ...
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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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Fast Falcon Home Sales!!

Falcon Homes for Sale
Falcon Homes for Sale
Falcon Homes for Sale
While they have Peyton addresses, many people refer to the area surrounding Woodmen and Meridian Roads as "Falcon"... I'm talking Woodmen Hills, Meridian Ranch, Falcon Hill, Paint Brush Hills. This area struggled for several years during the economic downturn, but it seems to be coming back strong! I've been very fortunate to have some great client...
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A Piece of the Action

A Piece of the Action
2016 is shaping up to be one of the best years in real estate in many years... probably at least 10. We've all seen the stats about new Colorado residents. Inventory is extremely low, and building permits are way up. The market in Denver was "madness" in 2015, with multiple offers taking prices $20-40,000 (or more) over list. Some of these transact...
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