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
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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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The 2016 HBA Parade of Homes

The 2016 HBA Parade of Homes
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One of my favorite local "real estate" events is put on by our local Housing and Building Assocation (HBA) annually in August. It's cool because we get to see 30+ homes in all price ranges, new design innovations, colors, staging, furnishings, floor plans, etc! The public can enter all of these homes with one ticket, purchased though the HBA or at ...
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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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New Listing in Fountain - 6850 Woodstock St Colorado Springs CO 80911

New Listing in Fountain - 6850 Woodstock St Colorado Springs CO 80911
Nice starter home in Fountain. This sweet home near Fort Carson and Peterson welcomes you as soon as you drive up. The main level has vaulted ceilings, beautiful flooring, a large kitchen and nook which could be your formal dining room, 2 bedrooms and a full bath. Downstairs has an open family room, another bathroom, laundry room, 3rd bedroom ...
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7778 Chasewood Loop - New Listing in Forest Meadows

7778 Chasewood Loop - New Listing in Forest Meadows






I'm so excited about this new listing. I sold the house to them and it's just as pretty today as it was when they bought it.  It's a former model home and has all the builder upgrades you can imagine. Here's more detail of the place: Built in 2007, the gorgeous home features 5 bedrooms, 4 baths and 3,400 finished square feet.&nb...
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Showing Homes Up the Pass

Showing Homes Up the Pass




To Pikes Peak Region Realtors, "up the pass" means up Ute Pass west of Manitou into Woodland Park. This beautiful little mountain town is also known as the City Above the Clouds. I got to experience the full meaning of that years ago after showing a couple Black Forest on a chilly, foggy day, we pulled up into Woodland Park, CO  in the afterno...
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5 Things to do this Weekend in Colorado Springs Jun 24-26

5 Things to do this Weekend in Colorado Springs Jun 24-26





Doug Smith, Fri Jun 24, 7pm at the Black Forest Community Center. Admission: $5-10. The Black Rose Acoustic Society Friday Night Featured Act comes to us with a Grammy under his belt. Doug is an accomplished guitarist who has won the Winfield International Fingerstyle Guitar Competition. His original compositions are heard everywhere from NPR ...
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Low Property Taxes in Colorado

Low Property Taxes in Colorado

I often hear buyers comment on how low our property taxes are here in Colorado as compared to other states. I've heard that in places like New Jersey they are much higher.  But I never knew exactly how much higher. Recently I came across this article on Realtor.com   It's about property taxes and how much they cost in each ...
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The Best Colorado Springs schools!

The Best Colorado Springs schools!
I was searching for my school choice blog post the other day and with website re-vamping, it's disappeared, so this important topic deserves my attention again... And yours!  So the title is a bit of a set-up, because well, we can't tell you which schools are "the best". It's against NAR ethics regarding steering and it's just not in your best...
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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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