Colorado Springs in the Top 20 Cities for Real Estate

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I just read a fun article in Realtor.com about which 20 cities have the hottest real estate markets right now. Guess what? Colorado Springs is in there! According to them, they rank a hot market by how many showings a home gets, how long houses stay on the market, and how many new sales the area is seeing. Here is the complete list, all 20 cities w...
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7386 Owings Point Colorado Springs CO 80831

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Check out my new listing!  This spacious rancher was built in 2006 and features 4 bedrooms, 3 baths and over 2,100 finished square feet.  Interior offers vaulted ceilings, upgraded carpet and pad, upgraded door hardware, large living room, formal dining area, gourmet kitchen with breakfast counter bar and pantry, finished basement, good s...
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What is the Difference Between Short Sales & Foreclosures?

There is a big difference between a foreclosure and a short sale.  A foreclosure is where the property is already owned by the bank, and the bank is now the seller. The former owner couldn't make his house payments, so the bank (his mortgage lender) took the house back. The good thing about a foreclosure is the bank/seller has already determin...
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Ringing in the New Year

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As we wrap up 2015, I want to thank you all for your business, referrals and friendship. I am so grateful to do this work and for all of you, for making this a wonderful year! Here is what our Colorado Springs real estate market saw in 2015 (as of November 30 th ) : Single Family Home Sales Up 17.6% from last year Condo/Townhome Sales Up 29.9% from...
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Just Listed - 9855 LIBERTY GROVE, PEYTON, CO 80831

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5 BEDROOMS, 3 BATHROOMS, 3,570 SQ FT,  $310,000 Immaculate stucco and brick 2x6 exterior constructed ranch plan with walk-out basement in Paint Brush Hills . Enjoyable lot with fenced back yard space, shed, extended deck and patio. Starting in the vaulted living room with fireplace, you'll enjoy the spacious feel. Three main level bedroom...
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Just Listed - Beautiful Remodeled TriLevel in Northeast

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2955 Purgatory Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80918   Beautiful! Remodeled tri-level, with 4 bedroom, 3 bath, 2 car garage, wood deck, patio and storage shed. Open on main level with new 42” cabinets with soft close doors, granite counter tops, under mount sink/faucet, stainless steel appliances, new tile floors and glass back splash.   4 BE...
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Home Owner's Insurance Policy

You have found your home and are headed towards the closing table. Congratulations, you are nearly done with the home buying process. There are only a handful of details left to complete, one of which is insurance. Have you already bought a policy or do you still have to choose a provider? Before you proceed any further with this, you should gain s...
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Find your Dream Home as soon as it hits the market!


Page 7, page 8, page 9....if you have been searching for a home your eyes might glaze over as you get lost in looking at page after page of listings. All of the listings start looking alike and you can't tell which ones you have seen before or not. SpringsHomes.com has created a new tool to help you find your Dream Home as soon as it hits the marke...
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7240 Bonnie Brae Lane in Springs Ranch - Just Listed


We just listed this great open 2 story home with 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and 2 car garage located in The Range at Springs Ranch . The main level has a formal living room with vaulted ceilings. The eat in kitchen has ample storage space, black appliances and is open to the living area. This home also features a walk out to the back yard from the kit...
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What You Need to Know About Appraisals

Congratulations, you have finally found the house you wanted! But you should ask yourself one question before signing all the paper work, is the house you are planning to buy really worth the money you will invest? Can’t decide? The asking price on the house is an amount which your lender has already approved, so you probably won’t have any issues ...
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Monument Gaining 2 New Lake Communities

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If you have always dreamed of a home by the lake, now might be the time to check out these 2 new Lake Communities in Monument .   Lake of the Rockies Adjacent to Monument Lake, and within walking distance from Downtown Monument shops and dining is Lake of the Rockies. Formerly a RV and camping resort, Lake of the Rockies has incredible views o...
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What's My Home Worth? How Realtors Determine a Realistic Price

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Pricing real estate is difficult for a few reasons: Real estate markets are in constant fluctuation. Real estate values can dramatically rise or fall over just a few months. So you need the most up-to-date information to properly price a house, and that price will only be accurate for a short period of time. There are many outside factors affecting...
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New Appraisal Guidelines

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Did you hear? As of September 14th, there are new requirements for an FHA home appraisal .  When a buyer gets a new mortgage, part of the loan process is getting an appraisal.  An appraisal is a formal opinion of value and condition.  This protects both the lender and consumer, in making sure the property is worth the contract price....
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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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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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6935 Stockwell Drive

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I'm always excited to list a house in the Powers area.  With close proximity to military bases as well as shopping and amenities, this location is always a good one.   This charming 2-story home sits on an oversized cul-de-sac lot and offers gorgeous mountain views, RV parking, formal living and dining areas, vaulted ceilings, family...
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A Little Do-It-Yourself Update For Anyone

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My family recently completed a remodel of most of our main level (living, kitchen, dining)... Floor demo + new, cabinets, removed structural wall, added beam, counters...it was a gut job and we love the new. But it took a lot of work, mostly by contractors. We did a couple tile floor & backsplash projects ourselves, and fortunately my husband a...
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What Are All of Those Closing Costs?

Closing costs and pre-paids are additional fees associated with your mortgage loan and the closing of your property. Your Realtor and Lender should explain and review these fees as you start the home buying process and then clarify actual amounts as you get closer to the closing table. Below is a brief description of the various costs that are comm...
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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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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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