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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9 Things Which Give Value to a Neighborhood

9 Things Which Give Value to a Neighborhood
I recently wrote a blog about things which devalue a neighborhood. Now it's time to talk about things which add value to one:   1. School District - Being in a desirable school district always adds value to a property. In fact, I sometimes get phone calls from out of state buyers who are coming to Colorado Springs and have already targete...
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5 Things to Do This Weekend (Sept 10, 11) in Colorado Springs

5 Things to Do This Weekend (Sept 10, 11) in Colorado Springs





Organ Spectacular -"Pipedreams", Sat Sept 10, 7pm at the First United Methodist Church. Admission: $20-25. Mix the unmistakable sound of the pipe organ with the Chamber Orchestra and you get "Pipedreams". Three of Colorado Springs’ finest organists will perform pieces by Albioni and Handel. For more information: www.chamberorchestraofthesprings.org...
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Just Your Average Real Estate Day

Just Your Average Real Estate Day



So, in case you are wondering if Realtors are some super-human breed of peeps, I'm here to tell you, we all have "days like this"... Like the rest of the world. One of my favorite books growing up, my mom always read to us, "Alexander's Terrible, Horrible, No-good, Very Bad Day"... Why such a bummer of a book?! Well, because it shows us that everyo...
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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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Labor Day Balloon Festival Tradition

Labor Day Balloon Festival Tradition


A Colorado Springs tradition over Labor Day weekend used to be called the Balloon Classic, but was "bought" by another group and is now the Labor Day Lift Off. In either case, this awesome festival takes place in Memorial Park near downtown Colorado Springs . Walk amongst launching balloons, enjoy booths, jumpers for kids, morning lift-offs, evenin...
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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
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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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Negotiating After the Home Inspection

Home Inspection Negotiation
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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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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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