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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Things to Do in Colorado Springs this Weekend (June 3-June 4)

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Lots of local events happening in Colorado Springs this first weekend of June! Whether you want to get outside, learn something new, or relax wit...
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3-D Real Estate Tours with Matterport Camera

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Springs Homes just became the first real estate company in Colorado Springs to own “ The Matterport Camera ”. We have started to use the “Matterport Camera” to create 3-D spaces of our for-sale listings. We are then able to share these spaces online with potential home buyers. The “Matterport Camera” is a combination camera and measuring device. It...
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The Value of Colorado Springs Farmers Markets

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It’s not news to any of us that summer is here. We’re getting more consistent sunshine here on the front range. AND we just enjoyed a beautiful Memorial Day Weekend. I hope you got the chance to enjoy time on your favorite trail in town...take in a picnic or some reading at a local park...spend time in the mountains...run the BolderBoul...
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Things to Do in Colorado Springs this Weekend (May 27-May 28)

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Memorial Day Weekend is here! Thank you to all those who have served and continue to serve our country. This holiday weekend also marks...
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The Importance of a Buyer's Walk Through!

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As a Realtor, I have learned many lessons through the ins and outs of closing so many home sales over the years. This story is a recent one, which will stay with me for a long time and I thought that it was important to share in hopes that potential home buyers or home sellers might avoid this pitfall by taking some good real estate advice.  I...
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Selling Your Home: A Little Prep Goes a Long Way!

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  So, you've decided to sell your home. Let the party begin! Selling your home can stir up a variety of emotions and can affect each family membe...
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Things to Do in Colorado Springs this Weekend (May 20-May 21)

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One weekend before the Memorial Day holiday and we're still getting snow, freezing overnight temps, and cold breezes to make you think winter is back. No matter! There are still plenty of fun events happening in Colorado Springs this weekend.  Things to Do This Weekend Colorado Public Lands Day Celebration -  Sat May 20, 8:00am, Red Rock ...
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Home Buyer's Needs Assessment

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It seems in this "transitional community" we live in, with military, job growth, etc. we frequently do needs assessment over the phone or on-line... only planning showings once the buyers arrive and we hit the ground running.  What is a needs assessment for a home buyer? and where do we start? Recently I had a buyer who lives here in town alre...
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Things to Do in Colorado Springs this Weekend (May 13-May 14)

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Happy Mother's Day! Perfect weekend to take out the important women in your life to fun events in Colorado Springs. Many things to do with Mom including a Victorian Tea, Pikes Peak discounts, and more!  Things to Do This Weekend Victorian Tea and Ball -  Sat May 13, 4:00pm - 10:00pm, BeMore Event Center 3958 N. Academy Blvd Admission...
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How Does a Realtor Get Paid, Anyway?

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Ever wonder HOW and HOW MUCH a Realtor gets paid? Before I bought my first house, I was aware of HOW Realtors got paid. I had the chance to work in the industry earlier in my working career. However, it wasn’t until I started researching how to become a Realtor, and considered becoming a Realtor myself, that I learned more about HOW MUCH a real est...
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