Monument Gaining 2 New Lake Communities

Monument Lake, Colorado Springs Real Estate

If you have always dreamed of a home by the lake, now might be the time to check out these 2 new Lake Communities in Monument .   Lake of the Rockies Adjacent to Monument Lake, and within walking distance from Downtown Monument shops and dining is Lake of the Rockies. Formerly a RV and camping resort, Lake of the Rockies has incredible views o...
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Favorite October Activity...BOO at the ZOO!

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This year it saddens me to write about this.  My daughter, age 13, is too cool to dress up and go to the zoo with me now.  But when she was younger, BOO at the Zoo was one of our favorite Halloween activities!   Our local Cheyenne Mountain Zoo hosts the event for a few weeks every October.  Children dress up in costume and ...
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Marksheffel Blvd. Retail Development

Marksheffel and Constitution King Soopers
Marksheffel King Soopers Map
Marksheffel Retail Shops
Marksheffel Rd. is about to see some much needed retail development. King Soopers will be the anchor tenant in a large multi tenant retail site coming to the southeast corner of Marksheffel and Constitution, right next door to Claremont Ranch.   The Evergreen Development Group is building this Retail Center. In addition to King Soopers this de...
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Pumpkin Bread


In continuation of my "things to do in October" theme, I thought I'd post my favorite recipe for pumpkin bread.  Funny story about this one.  I received it in the mail at my house.  It was sent by a Realtor who was trying to drum up new business.  Clearly she didn't know that she was mailing it to a fellow Realtor's house. ...
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Restaurant week starts tomorrow! October 9-18th!

Restaurant Week
  For all of you foodies on a budget, or just anybody wanting to try something new. Colorado Springs Restaurant Week starts tomorrow & ends on the 19th. The link below includes the 45 participating restaurants. I suggest that you make reservations soon, as space is limited!! http://gazette.com/restaurant-week
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Jack-O Lantern Trail Walk

Jack-O Lantern Trail Walk
Another fun thing to do in October is the Jack O Lantern Trail Walk at the Fountain Creek Nature Center.  Located just South of Colorado Springs is the City of Fountain.  The Fountain Creek Nature Center includes a museum and acres of winding trails which lead through densly treed preserved land that parallels the creek.  Here is an ...
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What's My Home Worth? How Realtors Determine a Realistic Price

Real Estate Pricing
Pricing real estate is difficult for a few reasons: Real estate markets are in constant fluctuation. Real estate values can dramatically rise or fall over just a few months. So you need the most up-to-date information to properly price a house, and that price will only be accurate for a short period of time. There are many outside factors affecting...
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Fun Halloween Activities

Fun Halloween Activities
As Halloween approaches, I thought it would be fun to focus on cool stuff to do during the month of October.  This last weekend, I took my 13 year old daughter to the Haunted Mines.   Located on the city's North end, is the historical mining museum.  It's open year-round and offers guests an eye opening tour of some existing min...
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4430 College Park Court

4430 College Park Court
College Park Living Room
College Park Kitchen Dining
College Park Master
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College Park Backyard
College Park Backyard Overhead
  I'm super excited about this new listing!  It's a great property.  Located in the popluar Northeast area , it sits on a quiet, cul-de-sac street with views of nearby mountains and rock formations.  The home features stucco exterior, 3 car garage, 3 bedrooms, 3 baths and over 3,100 total square feet!  It offers a large gre...
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Wonderful Vista Grande 4-level, 5991 Eldora Lane

Wonderful Vista Grande 4-level, 5991 Eldora Lane



I have been anxiously waiting to blog on this one!! It's such a great little house on the Northeast side of town , but after a few showings it was clear the achilles heel for this home was the 1970s kitchen arrangement. When you walked in you saw the back of cabinets and the back of the range. The sellers agreed to make some recommended changes, by...
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Important Home Inspection add-ons

Important Home Inspection add-ons
If you've ever bought a home or if you're in the process of buying a home , one of the most important and first things that happens is the buyers' home inspection. Depending on the size of the house, a general home inspection is $250-600 and takes 2-5 hours. If you have additional buildings, structures, etc those will all add expense.  In addi...
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New Appraisal Guidelines

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Did you hear? As of September 14th, there are new requirements for an FHA home appraisal .  When a buyer gets a new mortgage, part of the loan process is getting an appraisal.  An appraisal is a formal opinion of value and condition.  This protects both the lender and consumer, in making sure the property is worth the contract price....
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17650 Shahara Rd. 5-Acres

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We have just listed a beautiful lot in the Canterbury Subdivision of Monument, Colorado . This 5.3 acre lot is zoned for horses and features a nice balance of trees and meadows. There are several great building sites amongst the mature ponderosa pines or in the open rolling meadows. What a great lot to build your new Colorado Springs Home.   A...
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The Beginning of Fall

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You can tell Fall is around the corner.  Kids are back to school.  The nights are cooler now.  The morning sun rises a little later.  Soon leaves will turn their brilliant shades of gold and yellow.  What does this change of season mean for the housing market?  Well, historically Fall means a slower pace for home sales...
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Labor Day weekend 2015

Labor Day weekend 2015



Whatcha doing this weekend?!   If you are in or around Colorado Springs this weekend there is so much to do! I will forewarn you, it's is parent's weekend at the Air Force Academy... expect busy roads and packed restaurants, especially on the north end of Colorado Springs and Monument!! I hope those families and many other fans enjoy a gorgeou...
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8158 Ferncliff Dr - Updated 2-story

8158 Ferncliff Dr - Updated 2-story




8158 Ferncliff Dr. Colorado Springs. This one is very special to me... years ago these wonderful clients came to town exploring a life in Colorado from the south, and eventually became friends! After showing them homes for days, they landed at Ferncliff in Fairfax at Briargate . Over the years, they have made this house a home, with manicured lands...
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Open House-Saturday 1:00-3:00 at 9180 Melbourne

Briargate Open House
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

Colorado Springs Luxury Home Sale
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Colorado Springs Luxury Home Sale
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Colorado Springs Luxury Home Sales
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?

yoga plank
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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