Open House-Saturday 1:00-3:00 at 9180 Melbourne

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I will be holding an open house this Saturday, September 5 at 9180, Melbourne Dr.    This home is an amazing 6 bedroom, 4 bath, 3 car garage home in the heart of Briargate Colorado Springs Neighborhood , near parks shopping and schools. Main level has a great room layout as well as both formal living and dining areas. The kitchen has an i...
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Top 5 Luxury Home Sales in Colorado Springs through June 2015

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2015 has been a great year for the Colorado Springs Real Estate market. Homes priced in the median to lower end of the market have been especially active, while the luxury market has been slower to come back around but ,as the old saying goes, "A high tide raises all boats."   That tide has led to these top 5 Luxury Home sales so far this year...
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5904 Coffee Rd - Sweet Deal




I wish I had 25 of this house to sell. This great 2-story is on a nice corner lot in Woodmen Hills, nestled nicely in the neighborhood, but very close to grocery and other convenient shopping.  The owners have taken great care of it, to include updating main level flooring to a gorgeous wood-laminate with plenty of style!    The livi...
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Ready to Plank?

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Can you hold a steady plank?  Our local Lululemon Athletica store, located at the Shops at Briargate, needs 2,000 people to hold a plank simultaneously to break the Guinness World Record.  Are you interested?   Don't worry...you needn't be some fitness junkie to participate.    You just need to be able to hold the plan...
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New, Easier-to-Understand Paperwork for Homebuyers

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For Colorado Springs homebuyers who have been frustrated by all the numbers and descriptions on the Hud-1 and Truth-in-Lending Disclosure Statements, there is good news.   Starting October 3, 2015, lenders must issue new documents clearly delineating the costs associated with a home purchase: the Loan Estimate and the Closing Disclosure. Known...
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2015 Home Sales at a Glance


2015 is very much a Seller's Market.  We have less inventory, meaning homes on the market, and sales are on the rise.  Home prices continue to go up.  Here are the latest statistics as of July 31, 2015:           single family home sales         &nbs...
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1259 N. Meade Ave. Tastefully Remodeled with True Quality


I am really excited about this new listing. This home is located at 1259 North Meade Ave. The updates in this home are really impressive. The backyard is like a small park and the location is perfect. Here is a quick video tour:   For More Pictures and Detailed Information, please visit: http://northmeade.com/
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Don't let DOM (Days on Market) Spell DOOM for your bottom line

Many people selling their homes in Colorado Springs are surprised to learn that the number of days the  property has been on the market can affect its ultimate selling price. The ratio is generally an inverse one: the longer your home remains on the market, the lower the price. Conversely, homes on the market for short periods of time tend to ...
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6935 Stockwell Drive

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I'm always excited to list a house in the Powers area.  With close proximity to military bases as well as shopping and amenities, this location is always a good one.   This charming 2-story home sits on an oversized cul-de-sac lot and offers gorgeous mountain views, RV parking, formal living and dining areas, vaulted ceilings, family...
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6387 Hannah Rose Road

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I keep saying it's a seller's market, and I'm right. This property is further proof of that. I listed it recently and after only two days on market, we had several showings and an attractive offer submitted. It's now under contract. Sellers are happy. Buyers are happy. Truth is our market inventory, meaning homes for sale, is so low that buyers are...
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Successful Pricing Takes Market Trends Into Account, Month's Supply of Inventory (MSI)

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As discussed in a previous article, determining a baseline value for your home before determining the actual listing price is a good practice . Another good practice is to study and understand the current market conditions before you actually decide on a final listing price. There are several statics, rates and numbers you can look at when trying t...
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909 Fire Rock Place

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I keep saying it's a Seller's market.  Here is proof.  This is one of my recent listings.  It's a really cute 2-story home located in the Greyhawk neighborhood in Northgate.  It was built in 2011.  It's got 4 bedrooms, 4 baths, finished basement and over 2,300 finished square feet.  I put it on the market last Tuesday,...
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Successful Pricing Starts With a Realistic Baseline Value

The first question on the minds of most people getting ready to sell their home is, how much is my home really worth? Homeowners thinking about selling have usually gotten an estimate from a home valuation site like Zillow or even asked a Realtor what they thought the value might be. It is important to keep in mind that those numbers should only be...
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A Little Do-It-Yourself Update For Anyone

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My family recently completed a remodel of most of our main level (living, kitchen, dining)... Floor demo + new, cabinets, removed structural wall, added beam, counters...it was a gut job and we love the new. But it took a lot of work, mostly by contractors. We did a couple tile floor & backsplash projects ourselves, and fortunately my husband a...
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15 Things We Folks in Colorado Know

1. Please back away from the wildlife. Sure, your #ElkSelfie in Rocky Mountain National Park might get you a few more likes on Instagram, but is it worth getting gored to death by a bull during rut? 2. Green chile is not chili. When your server at the Cherry Cricket asks if you’d like it smothered, it’s best to comply. But, don’t expect it doused i...
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New Jackson Creek Listing

I just listed this home in the Jackson Creek neighborhood. These are some of the best views you will find in Jackson Creek, heres a look at the home: 4 bedroom Ranch with full basement  
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Celebrating Memorial Day

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As we approach this Memorial Day weekend, I am especially grateful to those who have served and continue to serve in our military. The freedoms and privileges we enjoy as Americans are the result of their efforts. I am so grateful to live in this military town, surrounded by heroes whom I call clients and friends. Thank you for touching my life so ...
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D20 Digital Learning Coach Model

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*** Warning - this is a "proud mom moment" and props to our school and district as well. I've said many times how our school and teachers have met our boys where they are in their education. The oldest has been participating with our TAG teacher for years. And while our youngest has struggled at points in math, they recommended Math Club to help br...
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SCENIC COLORADO SPRINGS

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Colorado Springs has so much natural beauty. You've heard of Garden of the Gods; the fabulous red rock formation? And Pikes Peak; a 14,110 mountain which hovers above our city? But have you heard of Seven Falls? Nestled in the mountain canyons just below Pikes Peak, are cascades of water known as Seven Falls. Falls excites the senses and forshadows...
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Buying a Colorado Springs area house for $250,000

I saw this funny comic on one of the real estate groups I follow on social media. Lots of people were getting some chuckles from it, but it got me thinking. I am fairly certain the average sale price in the greater Colorado Springs area is around $244,000. Can you find the house this couple in the comic is looking for in Colorado Springs....? ...
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