Tis The Season For Holiday Lights in Colorado Springs!

Tis The Season For Holiday Lights in Colorado Springs!
Holiday Lights in Colorado Springs
‘Tis The Season For Holiday Lights! It’s that time of year again! Last year was my first experience in driving around town specifically to look at homes with computerized Christmas light shows. It was awesome!! I’ve put together a list for any of you who may want to get out this year & give it a go. I also wanted to mention some ...
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Things to Do This Weekend (Nov 26, 27) in Colorado Springs

Things to Do This Weekend (Nov 26, 27) in Colorado Springs





Thanksgiving Wetland Wildlife Walk - Sat Nov 26, 9:30 - 11:00am, Fountain Creek Nature Center, 320 Peppergrass Lane Admission: $4. That second helping seemed like a good idea at the time, but we all know you are regretting it. Get outside and learn a little about the native plants and animals at the Fountain Creek Nature Center. For more informatio...
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Things to Do This Weekend (Nov 19, 20) in Colorado Springs

Things to Do This Weekend (Nov 19, 20) in Colorado Springs





Skate in the Park - now through Jan 16, Acacia Park, downtown Colorado Springs Admission: $10. Come ice skate in downtown Colorado Springs no matter what the weather is. Skates are included with admission and children under 4 skate free with a paid adult. For more information: http://www.downtowncs.com/skate .  Warren Miller's Here, There and ...
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Cash Buyers for Homes: Pros and Cons

Cash Buyers for Homes: Pros and Cons
Right now I'm working with a cash buyer, meaning they do not have to get a loan to purchase a home.  Often times cash buyers ask "can I negotiate more since I'm paying cash?"  Here is what I tell them:  Advice for Cash Buyers Being a cash buyer is great because you don't have to wait the usual time for a mortgage loan. You can usuall...
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Things to Do This Weekend (Nov 12, 13) in Colorado Springs

Things to Do This Weekend (Nov 12, 13) in Colorado Springs





Rocky Mountain Women's Film Festival - Fri - Sun Nov 11-13, Fine Arts Center, Colorado College & other various locations Admission: $15-$140. From 350 entries, 43 films were selected for this year's festival featuring films by and about women. Topics of the films range from Middle East crisis, Newtown tragedy and handling grief. The 29th year f...
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Cookie Cutter Neighborhoods

Cookie Cutter Neighborhoods
Colorado Springs is filled with all sorts of neighborhoods, many developers have come into areas with the idea to divide property as tight as possible to build as many homes as possible. Profit, obviously their goal. There is the benefit of having neighbors nearby, and smaller lots to maintain and water in this dry climate!! I have many a story! He...
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What is a Loan Commitment?

The Loan Commitment is the final stage in the home mortgage financing process. At this point you should have gone through “Pre-Qualification” and “Pre-Approval”. These are both important prerequisites to purchasing a home but neither one of these processes require actually having a particular home in mind, they just let everyone involved know that ...
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1003 Sun Drive Colorado Springs, CO 80905

1003 Sun Drive Colorado Springs, CO 80905
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Check out my new listing!  This one is cool.  Located on a cul-de-sac lot which backs to open space and a natural preserve, the mountain and city views are AMAZING!!!   This 1960 home has been lovingly restored and maintained to showcase the original character and charm of that era.   It features vaulted and beame...
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5 Things to Do This Weekend (Nov 5, 6) in Colorado Springs

5 Things to Do This Weekend (Nov 5, 6) in Colorado Springs





Veterans Day Parade - Sat Nov 5, 10:00am, Tejon Street between St. Vrain & Vermijo Admission: free. Come see Veterans from all wars and conflicts as they are enthusiastically cheered as they walk down Tejon Street in Colorado Springs. Veterans come from all over southern Colorado to participate in the parade and this year a special focus is on ...
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Colorado Appraisals Get More Expensive

Colorado Appraisals Get More Expensive
People often confuse a home inspection with a home appraisal. To clarify, a home inspection is to determine the condition of the home and inclusions. A home appraisal is a formal opinion of value to determine what the property is worth. If you're getting a new mortgage your lender will require an appraisal in order to justify the sal...
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Why you should not rule out selling your home in the winter months

Why you should not rule out selling your home in the winter months
Winter will here before we know it, but that should not give you any concern at all if you are considering putting your home on the market for sale in the next few months.  Here are my reasons why: 1. The winter market can be less competitive for Sellers since many families will wait until Spring to list their home. Economics 101: Supply and d...
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5 Things to Do This Weekend (Oct 29, 30) in Colorado Springs

5 Things to Do This Weekend (Oct 29, 30) in Colorado Springs





Star Trek: The Final Frontier - Sat Oct 22, Sun Oct 29 7:30pm, Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. Admission: from $23. Everybody knows the music from Star Trek. Come enjoy the Colorado Springs Philharmonic perform the music from 50 years of Star Trek. Emceed by Jeffrey Combs, an actor on Star Trek, this may be a way to introduce your children t...
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Colorado Charm in Walden Photo Journal

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This photo shoot was in the Walden subdivision of the Tri-Lakes area . This is a beautiful area, large lots, plenty of trees and some awesome views. This was a newer home, so there were lots of challenges but at the end we were really happy with the results. The amount of contrast between the light and shadows here on the exterior of the home made ...
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3945 Gorge View Place Photo Journal

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3945 Gorge View Place is an impeccably maintained 4-level home located in a truly unique neighborhood. Sunset Mesa, is a hidden gem of a neighborhood right in the heart of Northeast Colorado Springs .      This exterior shot is a 3 exposure HDR image. We used the aspen tree to the right in order to block the sun which was behind the ...
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5 Things to Do This Weekend (Oct 22, 23) in Colorado Springs

5 Things to Do This Weekend (Oct 22, 23) in Colorado Springs





Fine Art & Craft Show - Sat Oct 22, 9am-4:30pm, Sun Oct 23, 10am-4pm Lewis Palmer High School Admission: $5. Hosted by Creative Crafters, this art & craft fair has everything from handmade and commercial wares to yummy food items. The Strange Parade, Tribute to the Doors - Sat Oct 22, 7:00pm at Stargazer's Theatre Admission: starting at $12...
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Real Estate Photography

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Online listings and more specifically, property photos have become the new first showing. Buyers no longer want to waste time slogging through dozens of homes in order to find “The One”. Like it or not, todays buyers eliminate properties based on first impressions. Great property photos motivate homebuyers to move those homes to the top of the stac...
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Bringing Awareness to Teen Suicide

Bringing Awareness to Teen Suicide
Suicide, is a sad topic no one wants to talk about. But I have to write about it because it's affecting our teens in Colorado Springs. You see, teen suicide is on the rise here. As of mid-October there have been 13 teen suicides in ...El Paso County.  In 2015 there were 14 teen suicides here. Our very own Academy School District 20 recently la...
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5 Things to Do This Weekend (Oct 15, 16) in Colorado Springs

5 Things to Do This Weekend (Oct 15, 16) in Colorado Springs





Tchaikovsky: Francesca da Rimini- Sat Oct 15, 7:30pm Pikes Peak Center Admission: Various. Composed in just three week, this amazing, dark and explosive performance centers on the haunting torment of lover's illicit pleasures. Probably not an all ages show, but a definite must for Tchaikovsky fans. For more information: http://csphilharmonic.o...
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More Halloween Fun in Colorado Springs

More Halloween Fun in Colorado Springs


As promised, here is my favorite activity for the little ones. BOO AT THE ZOO, at our very own Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, is a great way for children to enjoy the holiday. I took my daughter to this every year when she was little, and we both loved it. Children can dress up in costume, visit the animals and trick-or-treat for candy provided by loc...
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More About Meridian Ranch - Part 2

More About Meridian Ranch - Part 2
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PERHAPS YOU'VE PLAYED THIS GAME BEFORE? BUT TODAY YOU'RE BARELY SURVIVING. There you are. You’re on a brisk walk with the kids. You notice a speeding Beamer zooming toward your youngest. Your toddler. She's about to cross the road. You think, “hey, we need a cross-walk here” catching her bolt just in time. People need to know we l...
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