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

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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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How are Title Costs Determined?

The title insurance industry is unique in that regulation by the state serves as a natural check on profits. Rates by title companies are ultimately set in response to competition in the marketplace. However, if the competition does not lead to fair rates, the state steps in stating that rates cannot be “excessive, inadequate, or unfairly discrimin...
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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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Credit Dings Might NOT Stop Your Home Buying Dreams

Applying for a mortgage can be one of the more frustrating aspects of buying your Colorado Springs home. And if you’ve suffered a bump in the road credit wise, you may be hesitant even to try to obtain a home loan. But, fear not! Armed with some knowledge and a bit of patience, you can join the ranks of homeowners in the Colorado Springs area. Cred...
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Everything You Need to Know About Radon

You've found your home, you've written an offer, it's been accepted and you are “Under Contract”. Now it's time to find out what the real condition of this property is. In order to accomplish this you are going to want to do a "Property Inspection". When you schedule the inspection, you should be asked to decide if you want the inspector to pe...
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