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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Local Resource - Alpine Autism Center

Autism is a challenge affecting more and more families across the US. While I'm not interested in engaging in the great debate about why this is the case, I thought I would share this recent discovery. If you live here, and have a child on the autism spectrum, you may already be aware, but if your considering Colorado Springs, this might be a great...
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Champps No More - Promenade Shops at Briargate update

I was driving through the Promenade Shops at Briargate this week, I think I needed to make an exchange. I was driving around, checking out the changes. While I know Champps Sports Bar & Restaurant closed several months ago... low and behold they have torn the building down. Out of curiosity I stopped by the management office. They are so friend...
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Things Realtors' Kids Say (part 2)

I have no clue why, when I click to post yesterday's blog, it deleted the second half. So...here are my other 2 stories... This first one comes from Nicole again. Our kids often overhear our negotiations and contract discussions, because we're always working, often driving them to and from school, extracurricular activities, etc. Well, Nicole was d...
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6320 Whirlwind - Northeast Colorado Springs

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This gorgeous 2-story is located in Antelope Meadows in Northeast Colorado Springs. The trees are mature and the yard is spacious. Deck off the main level kitchen / family room area steps down into back yard.  Vaulted ceilings create that more open feel, plus a great lay-out, this floor plan will work for just about anyone. Three bedrooms upst...
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A Falcon Food Favorite for Me

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Anyone who knows me knows I'm a huge Chipotle fan! But when I'm meeting clients or going on listings in Falcon/Peyton, I try as frequently as possibly to stop by El Burrito Grande. I may need to run a few extra miles, but it's worth it! This "quick service" local fare is prepared by owners Lupe & Antonio Martin...and since expansion, their grea...
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925 Ridgebury - Fountain Gem

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Wow, this has been a hot property... lots of interest, and I'm sure you'll understand why!  This 1 1/2 story is located on a corner lot and backing to open space, such an enjoyable location! The owners have added Brazlian cherry floors and capped of the window ledge and stair rail, plus taller base boards create a custom home feel. The master ...
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What to do About Household Hazardous Waste

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  Household Hazardous Waste is defined by the EPA as: Leftover household products that contain corrosive, toxic, ignitable, and/or reactive ingredients. Products, such as paints, cleaners, oils, batteries, and pesticides, that contain potentially hazardous ingredients require special care when you dispose of them. These items always seem to be...
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Colorado Springs Sales Volume vs. Average Sales Price

Colorado Springs Real Estate Statistics
We are in the process fo putting together our Q3 newsletter. When we do this, we take a comprehensive look at the Colorado Springs Real Estate market. This means comparing and contrasting a multitude of statistics, some of the outcomes make it into the report others do not. I am currently working on what I think is an interesting comparison, Number...
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Where was Little London?

Colorado Springs Known as Little London
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In the early days of Colorado Springs , the city was known as "Little London". At one point there were actually over 2,000 immigrants from Great Britain living in El Paso County, that was 1 out of every 5 residents.   This phenomenon was due in large part to the fact that much of the money raised by William Palmer to develop both Colorado Spri...
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Remember to Vote!

Tuesday, June 24th, is Primary Election Day in Colorado.  This is the day when U.S. Citizens have the opportunity to voice their opinion and vote for local and regional government.  I am grateful to live in a country where my vote does count, where I have a say in how government is run.   I wouldn't want to live in Great Britain.&nbs...
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