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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It's a Seller's Market for Sure!


I keep running into the same problem...not enough houses for sale for all the buyers right now.  Currently I am working with a sweet, young couple looking to buy their first home.  They both work and have 2 little children with a 3rd one on the way. So needless to say they are busy.  Time is limited. And when they do make  time ...
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What Day of the Week Should You List Your Home?

What Day of the Week Should You List Your Home?
Should you list your home on Thursday or Friday or even Sunday? There are many opinions as to the best day of the week to list your home. Redfin found that according to their analysis, homes listed on Fridays have a higher list to sale ratio compared to other days of the week. They also found that homes listed on Fridays had a g...
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5 Things to Do this Weekend in Colorado Springs

5 Things to Do this Weekend in Colorado Springs





St. Patrick's Day Parade - Saturday, March 12th, 2016 - 12pm on Tejon Street from St. Vrain to Pioneers Museum Lots to do this weekend to celebrate St. Patrick's Day. The Parade with it's floats, bagpipes and leprechauns kicks off at noon, but come earlier for the 50K Bike Ride at 8:30, the 5K Run at 10am and the Leprechaun Fun Run at 11a...
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Fast Falcon Home Sales!!

Falcon Homes for Sale
Falcon Homes for Sale
Falcon Homes for Sale
While they have Peyton addresses, many people refer to the area surrounding Woodmen and Meridian Roads as "Falcon"... I'm talking Woodmen Hills, Meridian Ranch, Falcon Hill, Paint Brush Hills. This area struggled for several years during the economic downturn, but it seems to be coming back strong! I've been very fortunate to have some great client...
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A Piece of the Action

A Piece of the Action
2016 is shaping up to be one of the best years in real estate in many years... probably at least 10. We've all seen the stats about new Colorado residents. Inventory is extremely low, and building permits are way up. The market in Denver was "madness" in 2015, with multiple offers taking prices $20-40,000 (or more) over list. Some of these transact...
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5 Things to do this Weekend in Colorado Springs

5 Things to do this Weekend in Colorado Springs





St. Patrick's Day Walk - Saturday, March 5th, 2016 - 2924 N. Beacon St. The Falcon Wanderers invites you to our annual St. Patrick’s Day volksmarch on Saturday, March 5th in Colorado Springs. Come join us for some “green goodies” and an invigorating walk. The 5 & 10K routes are on city streets and sidewalks and along Monument Creek and along th...
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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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Mortgage Interest Rates in 2016

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Everyone is speculating about interest rates. Will they go up in 2016 or will they remain low? A low interest rate allows the home buyer to qualify for a higher priced home. When interest rates go up, buyers do not have as much buying power. Here is an excerpt from an article I recently read on realtor.com : "Mortgage rates will likely be volatile ...
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Understanding Your Property Taxes

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  Will property taxes go up in 2016?   Better yet, just how are property taxes calculated? Here, in Colorado Springs, the El Paso County Assessor re-evaluates the value of homes every two years.   He starts with the current market value of the home. Market Value is based on the most recent comparable sales in the area. Once...
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Tremendous 2-story - 10450 Pictured Rocks Dr





This golf course community 2-story home in Meridian Ranch has a gourmet kitchen and plenty of space to enjoy inside and out, 5 bedrooms... and the basement is unfinished, leaving even more opportunity to expand the living space!    Peak view from the back of the home... kitchen, family and 2 bedrooms. This gourmet kitchen comes complete w...
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A Thoughtful Gift

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It means so much when people say thank you!  Recently some clients of mine not only said it, but they made this adorable house for me.  It even has a sign in the front with my name on it.  The roof comes off, and there is storage inside, so now I keep all of my client thank-you notes in there.  I proudly display it here in my of...
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Colorado Style + Southern Charm = 8425 Garrison Rd

Colorado Style + Southern Charm = 8425 Garrison Rd




This sweet house is a beautiful combination of Colorado and the south! Beams & stone inside and out, plus plenty of finished space, storage, bedrooms and yard! This might be the perfect home for entertaining, all just minutes east of Colorado Springs in Falcon North with easy access to Air Force Bases!    10 foot + main level ceilings...
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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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Getting Your Homeowner's Insurance Refund

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Did you know there might be money waiting for you?   And if you don't claim it, it may never be yours to keep.  I am referring to homeowner's insurance refunds.  When you buy a home you purchase homeowners insurance for it.  And most of us have that insurance policy premium paid by our mortgage lender.  In this ca...
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Your Inspection Rights and Approximate Costs

As a buyer you have the right to have inspections of the property and its inclusions, prior to closing.  Once inspected, you have the right to object to conditions.  You may either ask the seller to fix them, or you may terminate the contract.  It's important to know what to look for because after closing, you own any problems with t...
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So You Married a Realtor

So You Married a Realtor








So you thought, sure, it would be great if my spouse is a Realtor... they'll have a flexible schedule and be able to help pick up kids from school and have occasional lunch dates... and then you realtize the unfortunate truth. * It's pretty likely you'll be stood up on dates, because well, somebody walked into the office at 5:30pm to see 4 houses a...
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Show Me the Money!

Show Me the Money
When purchasing a home, personal checks are not accepted at the closing table.  “Good Funds” as our contracts call money due at closing, will need to be either a cashier’s check or wire transfer. A cashier’s check is simple to obtain. Usually you can purchase one at your bank. These work well when you have a down payment to bring.   BUT b...
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