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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6144 Montero Circle

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Check out my new listing!   Enjoy unobstructed Pikes Peak and mountain views, with open space directly behind the property.  And, no rear neighbors means plenty of privacy. Built in 1997, this terrific ranch floorplan features walk-out lot, stucco exterior, wood floors, vaulted ceilings, gas fireplace, spiral staircase, 4 bedrooms, 3...
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Hot Market in 2014...Can We Do It Again?

Colorado Springs saw a great real estate market last year.  Sales of single family homes rose by 3.8% from the previous year, ending 2014 with 11,197 total homes sold.  The average sales price of a single family home was $251,430, up 2.8% over last year's average price.  Inventory, meaning homes for sale, dropped dramatically as home...
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8231 Horn Run Rd. Great Briargate Home For Sale

I have just listed this great four-level home in the Briargate neighborhood. This home is a “Campbell Homes” resale. When you enter the home you walk into a large living room area with vaulted ceilings, skylights and hardwood flooring. The living room is currently being used as an oversized formal dining room. The Living Room has a large pass throu...
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8231 Horn Run Rd. Great Briargate Home For Sale

I have just listed this great four-level home in the Briargate neighborhood. This home is a “Campbell Homes” resale. When you enter the home you walk into a large living room area with vaulted ceilings, skylights and hardwood flooring. The living room is currently being used as an oversized formal dining room. The Living Room has a large pass throu...
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206 Kilmer Ct. Colorado Springs, CO. 80916

I have just listed this adorable ranhcer in the Eastborough neighborhood of Southeast Colorado Springs . The home features main level living in the heart of Colorado Springs. This home features a large Living Room and Spacious Eat-In Kitchen and large laundry area as well.   There are three large bedrooms and two baths. The home is situated on...
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Obama Directs FHA to Reduce Mortgage Insurance Premiums

On January 26 th , the Federal Housing Administration reduced its mortgage insurance premiums by 50 points, from 1.35% to 0.85%. This was by executive order from President Obama. The cuts will help more than 800,000 homeowners save about $900 per year and existing homeowners who refinance will see similar savings.   The White House estimates t...
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Meet My Puppy!

What do puppies and real estate have in common...well not much other than I'm a Realtor who happens to have a new puppy.  Meet Clio, pronounced CLY-OH. She's a soft-coated Wheaten Terrier. It all started last month.  We had to put our adult dog down due to health issues.  We were devastated.  She was a family member, and to lose...
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Everyone Wear Green!

I'm totally wearing green tomorrow!  Admittedly, it's one of my favorite colors to wear but that's not why I'm wearing it.  Tomorrow there will be high ranking military officials in Colorado Springs, here to determine the pros and cons of military cutbacks at Fort Carson.  As a community, we are told to wear green in protest to these...
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2015 Real Estate Update

COLORADO SPRINGS REAL ESTATE IS GOING STRONG SO FAR THIS YEAR.  HERE IS HOW WE DID IN JANUARY:   SINGLE FAMILY HOME SALES             - UP 6.7% OVER JANUARY 2014 AVERAGE SALES PRICE S/F HOME     - UP 11.4% OVER JANUARY 2014 CONDO/TOWNHOME SALES  &nbs...
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What to Do with Your Poo... new El Paso County Septic Regulations

For all you city-dwelling folk, you may not care about this one, after all your personal waste gets whisked away by the city or local municipality's sewer system.  For those of us living a little more rural, we handle it a bit differently. Septic systems are a large tank to handle waste from an individual home, which has to be pumped out (depe...
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12254 Angelina Dr - Meridian Ranch

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With mixed feelings I listed this sweet house in Meridian Ranch... why the mixed feelings?!? Well these are new friends, and once again the Air Force will take a friend across the country! However, this is a GREAT house... so let's focus on that! :-) Hardwoods grace all the important main level traffic areas and kitchen. The previous owner did some...
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Fireworks on New Year's Eve

Tonight there will be fireworks from the top of Pikes Peak.  Every year the Pikes Peak AdAmAn Club climbs the icy slopes of Barr Trail, located on the east face of the world famous Pikes Peak.  Then, at the stroke of midnight on New Year's Eve, AdAmAn members and their guests ignite a glorious fireworks display from the summit to usher in...
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