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

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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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