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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Things to Do in Colorado Springs this Weekend (May 6-May 7)

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Let the Cinco de Mayo festivities continue around Colorado Springs this weekend! Take advantage of this warm weather before some rain moves in next week.  Things to Do This Weekend First & Main First Saturday Car Show - Rocky Mountain Mustangers -  Sat May 6, 8:00am - 10:00am, Parking lot in front of Dick's Sporting Goods @ First &...
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Colorado Springs Bike Trails: Pikes Peak Greenway Trail

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With the warmer weather, I have been excited to get outside and enjoy the sunshine. With my bike, I have been exploring some of the great Colorado Springs Bike Trails and I stumbled upon another one. The Pikes Peak Greenway Trail is one of the most popular bike trails in Colorado Springs.  I like it because it's paved, located in the heart of town ...
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Buying a Home with a Pikes Peak View

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People come to the Colorado Springs area from all over the country... the world for that matter. They move here primarily because of our military and technology companies, but also just for the sheer beauty and reasonable cost of living. The Pikes Peak region is a popular place. One of the first things people ask for (especially from the midwest or...
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Things to Do in Colorado Springs this Weekend (Apr 29-Apr 30)

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The weather won't stop the show this weekend with these Colorado Springs events. We have a fun free activity for kids on Saturday, the annual Taste of Old Colorado City is happening on Sunday, and other events happening in between. So explore Colorado Springs and enjoy the last weekend of April! Things to Do This Weekend Basic Field Methods in Pale...
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Colorado Springs: A Seller's Market For Sure

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It's definitely a seller's market right now. Properties often receive multiple offers. Bidding wars are the norm, where the highest and best offer gets the house. Days on market have dwindled down so much that many homes sell the first day they are on market.  I am working with a family right now who is super excited that we got their current ...
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Real Estate Inventory in Colorado Springs: What is causing the shortage?

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Wondering why Colorado Springs is seeing a severe shortage of inventory this year?  Here are a couple of reasons:   First, the median price of a home in Denver is currently $377,500, and the median price of a home in Colorado Springs is $246,800.  As a result, folks from South Denver are having so much trouble finding a home to purch...
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Things to Do This Weekend (Apr 22-Apr 23) in Colorado Springs

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Great American Cleanup -  Sat Apr 22, 9:00am - 12:00pm, Bear Creek Nature Center 245 Bear Creek Road Admission: Free, Registration required. Help clean up our parks, trails, creeks, and roadways this Earth Day. For more info, visit: Eventbrite .    Star Light-Star Bright Observatory Public Viewing Night, Sat Apr 22, 8:00pm - 9:45pm, ...
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Things to Do This Weekend (Apr 15-Apr 16) in Colorado Springs

Things to Do This Weekend (Apr 15-Apr 16) in Colorado Springs
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Water: Rain Barrels, Your Watershed, and More -  Sat Apr 15, 10:30am - 11:30am, PPLD - Cheyenne Mountain Library 1785 South 8th Street, Suite 100 Admission: Free. If you subscribe to our newsletter then you already know about this interactive class. You'll learn about our water system and how to use rain barrels. For more info, visit: Cheyenne...
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15642 Coquina Drive Monument CO 80132

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I'm so excited about this new listing!  Built in 2001, this beautiful stucco home has 4 bedrooms, an office, great room, formal dining room, upper-level loft, finished basement and professionally landscaped yard!  The main level features wood floors, spacious kitchen with island, pantry and counter bar, master bedroom with his/her closets...
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Things to Do This Weekend (Apr 8-Apr 9) in Colorado Springs

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The Big Cool Science Festival -  Sat Apr 8, 10:00am - 4:00pm, Colorado College, Barnes Science Center 1040 N. Nevada Ave. Admission: Free. Science activities and big science shows happening over at Colorado College on Saturday. Geared for kids K-8th but fun for the whole family. For more info, visit: Cool Science .  Pine Creek High School...
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Things to Do This Weekend (Apr 1-Apr 2) in Colorado Springs

Things to Do This Weekend (Apr 1-Apr 2) in Colorado Springs
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Dragontown Dan: Alice Cooper tribute benefitting Home Front Cares -  Sat Apr 1, 8:00pm, Stargazers Theatre & Event Center 10 S. Parkside Drive Admission: Free. Most impressive Alice Cooper tribute artist and band putting on a show to benefit The Home Front Cares non-profit that provides emergency financial aid and other support to Colorado...
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PPRBD Building Permits for Home Improvement

PPRBD Building Permits for Home Improvement
With just about any home improvement in El Paso and Teller counties, homeowners are required to pull a permit with the Pikes Peak Regional Building Department (PPRBD) in Colorado Springs... anything from basement finishes, decks, electrical/plumbing updates, water heaters, furnaces, adding outbuildings... the list goes on! Their website is relative...
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Things to Do This Weekend (Mar 25-Mar 26) in Colorado Springs

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Roller Derby: PPDD All Stars vs. Crossroads Roller Derby-  Sat Mar 25, 7:00 pm, Colorado Springs City Auditorium 221 East Kiowa Admission: $10 pre-sale/$15 at the door. Kids 10 and under free. These dames know how to skate. Come watch the Derby Dames take on Crossroads Roller Derby, from Las Cruces, New Mexico. They are also hosting their fund...
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Top 4 Things you Need to Know about Appraisals

Top 4 Things you Need to Know about Appraisals
The appraisal of a home is a vital part of any real estate transaction, and the role of an appraiser is possibly one of the most critical parts of the entire transaction. See below as to how you, as a Seller, can be way ahead of the learning curve with just a few helpful hints from me when are you ready to put your home on the market for sale! 1. A...
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Things to Do This Weekend (Mar 18-Mar 19) in Colorado Springs

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22nd Annual Pikes Peak Food and Wine Expo 2017-  Sun Mar 19, 12:00 - 3:00 pm, Broadmoor World Arena, 3185 Venetucci Blvd Admission: $45. It is the 22nd annual showdown for local bartenders and chefs. Come see you favorites compete from Suga's, Brother Lucks, Garden Of The Gods Market And Cafe, 3 Hundred Days of Shine and many more. For mo...
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Out of Pocket Expenses for Buyers

Out of Pocket Expenses for Buyers
When purchasing a home, you know the sales price you have negotiated, but when you make it to the closing table your might be surprised at some of the other expenses involved in the process. Here is a detail explanation of all of the out of pocket expenses you might encounter when you buy a house. Earnest Money Expense The first out of pocket ...
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2017 Real Estate Market at a Glance

2017 Real Estate Market at a Glance

Our housing market is off to a great start this year. Sales are abounding. Many properties are receiving multiple offers, and the days on market are shorter than ever. For more detailed local stats, check out our Market Reports . Mortgage interest rates are still low, hovering in the 4%-4.25% range. I just saw an article from Realtor.com which says...
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