The Charm of the Patty Jewett Neighborhood

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The beginning of summer of 2001, I moved to Colorado Springs. I actually drove, all by myself, a 22’ diesel U-haul truck into Colorado Springs. That’s a different and much longer story.  I had visited Colorado Springs once or twice before, and this young, recent college grad was thrilled that this town was going to be my own. I quickly fell in...
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Things to Do in Colorado Springs this Weekend (Aug 19-Aug 20)

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Lots of walking and hiking to be had this weekend in Colorado Springs. Not to mention our local roller derby club is out in full force. Look...
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Things to Do in Colorado Springs this Weekend (Aug 12-Aug 13)

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Pump up those tires, tighten your helmets, and get ready for all the cycling events happening around Colorado Springs this weekend! Following the...
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Things to Do in Colorado Springs this Weekend (Aug 5-Aug 6)

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​More rain is predicted for this weekend, but that won't put a damper on our Colorado Springs events! G et out early to enjoy classic cars, running in...
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Choosing the Right High School

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Well, I am about to enter completely unknown territory!!!!  My only child, my son, will start his 8th-grade year and subsequently his last one in middle school.  Time to get down to business and start thinking about what high school he will be entering this time next year. (Uh, YIKES)!  Time to start preparing a checklist, or at the ...
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Things to Do in Colorado Springs this Weekend (July 29-July 30)

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July is going to go out with a bang as we have many music and food fests happening this weekend in Colorado Springs! Get out with the family or plan a...
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Tips on Buying a House

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In Residential Real Estate a Seller's market is defined as having less than six months of available inventory, and this means that sellers have the advantage. I don't know what you call a market where inventories are measured in weeks not months. If you are trying to buy a house, you already understand the frustration this type of market creates. T...
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Things to Do in Colorado Springs this Weekend (July 22-July 23)

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Only a few more weekends left before school starts. Take advantage of the sunny weather this weekend at these events around Colorado Springs and the s...
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14910 Spiritwood Loop - Black Forest Home

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After years of living in Black Forest ourselves, there are normally two personality types: I have always lived in the City, want some space & trees/views, still like people I want to live in seclusion and never see anyone again  I'm kidding of course, because there are all sorts of people here, but some do tend to lean one way or the other...
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Things to Do in Colorado Springs this Weekend (July 15-July 16)

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While the rain has been welcomed, hopefully it won't put a damper on any of your plans this weekend. Colorado Springs and the surrounding area wi...
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Things to Do in Colorado Springs this Weekend (July 8-July 9)

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The Summer is in full swing this weekend! Catch a rodeo, soccer game, some great summer outdoor music and a local photographer. Plenty of things to do...
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6425 Lange Drive Colorado Springs CO 80918

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Homes are selling so fast lately.  This listing went under contract after only one day on market.   Fun story with it.  The owners are people I met 20 years ago.  We all frequent Cottonwood Park in the mornings.  I like it for the running trails.  These folks are regulars, and even on the most wintery of mornings,...
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I Want to be a Realtor...

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With the booming real estate market, especially locally, we are seeing lots of people interested in the real estate business... friends, family, & clients. But HOW?.. well it all starts with real estate school, but those of us in the business a while know there should be some sort of personality exam first. HA! It's a very interesting and chall...
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Things to Do in Colorado Springs this Weekend (July 1-July 2)

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Happy Fourth of July weekend! Many free events happening in Colorado Springs including Independence Day celebrations. Along with family BBQs...
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Things to Do in Colorado Springs this Weekend (June 24-June25)

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Welcome to your first official weekend of summer! And it definitely feels like summer with all the events happening in Colorado Springs. Head outdoors...
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The Promenade Shops at Briargate

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One of the newer shopping mall developments in Colorado Springs is The Promenade Shops at Briargate, an open air, pet-friendly, outdoor shopping center, located east of I-25 at Briargate & Voyager Parkways. History In August 2003, Poag & McEwen Shopping Centers opened the Promenade Shops at Briargate, Colorado Springs’ first In August...
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Things to Do in Colorado Springs this Weekend (June 17-June18)

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Happy Father's Day weekend to all the dads in Colorado Springs! If you don't have plans for this weekend yet then enjoy a laugh, e...
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Understanding Dates & Deadlines in the Real Estate Contract

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In residential real estate, the Contract to Buy & Sell can be a bit confusing for first timers, especially because it’s 19 pages long. The dates & deadlines are covered even before the sales price. If you understand what those dates mean, you will understand 75% of the contract. There are 36 possible deadlines, but you usually don’t use all...
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Things to Do in Colorado Springs this Weekend (June 10-June11)

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Things to Do This Weekend David Blaine Live! - Sat June 10, 7:30am - 9:30pm, Pikes Peak Center for the Performing Arts 190 South Cascade Ave...
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How Do You Determine Market Value?

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As a Realtor people often ask me how market value is determined. Sellers want to know their market value so they can decide on a fair asking price. Buyers want to know the market value of their home so they can see that the price of the home is justified. Here is the advice that I usually I give them. Factors that Influence Mark...
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