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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5 Things to Do This Weekend (Oct 8, 9) in Colorado Springs

5 Things to Do This Weekend (Oct 8, 9) in Colorado Springs





Revolutionaries - Sat Oct 8, 7pm Broadmoor Community Church, Sunday Oct 9, 2:30pm First Christian Church Admission: $25, $5 age 21 and under, $20 65 and older and active military. Pulitzer price winner Joseph Schwantner leads this performance of Beethoven's "Ah Perfido! for Soprano and Orchestra" with soprano Katherine Johnson and "Symphony No. 2 i...
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Celebrating Halloween in Colorado Springs

Celebrating Halloween in Colorado Springs
Colorado Springs loves Halloween. I've never seen a city so enthusiastic about this holiday. There are many Halloween activities to enjoy here during the month of October. This weekend my teenage daughter went to the Haunted Mines , something she enjoys every year. The Haunted Mines takes place in the Northgate area at the old Mining...
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Tankless vs Tank Water Heaters: What's the Best?

Tankless vs Tank Water Heaters: What's the Best?
I've often wondered, so maybe you have too, what the best style of water heater is for a home. The tankless option which came out years ago to provide more energy efficiency seems to be a great option, because water isn't sitting in the typical stand-up tank being heated and unused.  However I wanted to get some expert advice, so I consulted w...
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5 Things to Do This Weekend (Oct 1, 2) in Colorado Springs

5 Things to Do This Weekend (Oct 1, 2) in Colorado Springs





Creek Week - Sat Oct 1, 12-2pm, Legacy Loop Plaza Admission: Free. This weekend concludes Creek Week in Colorado Springs where the Fountain Creek Watershed was given a little attention and love. This is the 3rd annual event where people get together to pick up trash and help cleanup the Fountain Creek Watershed. For more information,  http://f...
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Nicole's Pumpkin Bread

Nicole's Pumpkin Bread
Every Fall I bake my favorite pumpkin bread.  Funny story about this recipe...it was actually mailed to me by another Realtor, trying to drum up business.  She was canvassing my neighborhood and apparently didn't know she was sending this to "the competition". Anyhow, it looked pretty good so I gave it a try.  It's actually one of th...
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5 Things to Do This Weekend (Sept 24, 25) in Colorado Springs

5 Things to Do This Weekend (Sept 24, 25) in Colorado Springs





Pikes Peak Derby Dames Double Header - Sat Sept 24, 6:00pm, City Auditorium Admission: $10-20 Women's flat track Roller Derby comes to Colorado Springs as the Derby Dames are hosting their home team double header. Come watch the Danger Dolls vs the Wreckin' Rebels and the Killer Queens vs High City. The PPDD is a diverse group of female athlet...
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Why Buyers Should Get Sewer Inspections

Why Buyers Should Get Sewer Inspections
A lot of first time homebuyers may not be aware that sewer inspections are not part of your routine home inspection. This is so important. Buying a home & moving is stressful enough as it is. Finding out that you have a bad sewer line after closing would just add to that list. Sewer line inspections can range from about $150-$300. Plumbers will...
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12864 Pine Valley Cir - Golf, Swim, Run, Play

12864 Pine Valley Cir - Golf, Swim, Run, Play
I'm so excited about this new listing the Woodmen Hills community in Peyton Colorado. It's a great 2-story with ample rooms for rest, play, craft, exercise, TV, games, etc! The main level includes a generous living room, dining and kitchen... With a walk-out to a great back yard, bordered at the rear with privacy trees; plus enjoy a patio and stora...
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Getting to Know Meridian Ranch

Getting to Know Meridian Ranch

YOU’RE STUMPED SOMEWHERE Maybe you’re just scoping Meridian Ranch from afar. Or maybe just want to know—WHO RUNS MERIDIAN RANCH? I did. This post kicks off the Brain Builder series for Meridian Ranch at Falcon Colorado. You ready? Sure, there’s no such Meridian mayor running the place. But are you wondering…WHY ISN&rs...
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5 Things to Do This Weekend (Sept 17, 18) in Colorado Springs

5 Things to Do This Weekend (Sept 17, 18) in Colorado Springs





Colorado Springs Philharmonic -"Symphonic Dances", Sat Sept 17, 7:30, Sun Sept 18 2:30pm at Pikes Peak Center Admission: $21 and up, Kids Free. Celebrating its 90th year, the Philharmonic presents Gershwin, Rachmaninoff and DiLorenzo symbolizing artists at the beginning of their career, at the end of their career and still producing. For more infor...
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