Things to Do This Weekend (Apr 8-Apr 9) in Colorado Springs

Things to Do This Weekend (Apr 8-Apr 9) in Colorado Springs
Colorado Springs Things to Do
Colorado Springs Things to Do
Colorado Springs Things to Do
Colorado Springs Things to Do
Colorado Springs Things to Do
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
Colorado Springs Things to Do
Colorado Springs Things to Do
Colorado Springs Things to Do
Colorado Springs Things to Do
Colorado Springs Things to Do
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

Things to Do This Weekend (Mar 25-Mar 26) in Colorado Springs
Colorado Springs Things to Do
Colorado Springs Things to Do
Colorado Springs Things to Do
Colorado Springs Things to Do
Colorado Springs Things to Do
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

Things to Do This Weekend (Mar 18-Mar 19) in Colorado Springs





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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Things to Do This Weekend (Mar 11-Mar 12) in Colorado Springs

Things to Do This Weekend (Mar 11-Mar 12) in Colorado Springs





Spoken Word Artist Shane Koyczan-  Sat Mar 11, 7:00 pm, Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, 304 US-105, Palmer Lake, CO Admission: $18/$20 in advance, $20/$22 day of show. With a style of poetry that speaks to people in their own voice, Shane Koyczan has gained international recognition for his work. To see his work check out his video "To This Day...
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Condos vs Townhouses - What's the difference?

There is a lot of confusion about the differences between condos vs townhouses. They share many similarities, and this seems to be the source of this confusion. Even amongst real estate professionals we often hear more opinions than facts. If you are considering buying a condo or a townhouse, it is important for you to understand the different real...
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Things to Do This Weekend (Mar 4-Mar 5) in Colorado Springs

Things to Do This Weekend (Mar 4-Mar 5) in Colorado Springs





Colorado Springs Youth Symphony's Winter Concert-  Sun Mar 5, 3:00 pm, First United Methodist Church 420 North Nevada Avenue Admission: Free. These kids work hard all year, so it is well worth the effort to hear them play in their final concert. For more info, visit: Colorado Springs Youth Symphony .  Star Days: Tinkering, Sat Mar 4, 10:0...
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What Do I Need to Get Prequalified for a Loan?

“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” ― Benjamin Franklin Preparation is an essential element in any successful real estate transaction, especially when the unexpected happens, and it will. Loan problems constitute a good portion of what can go wrong in a typical real estate transaction. Loan qualification standards are complex and ch...
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Things to Do This Weekend (Feb 25-Feb 26) in Colorado Springs

Things to Do This Weekend (Feb 25-Feb 26) in Colorado Springs





2017 Mumbo Jumbo Gumbo Cook-Off-  Sat Feb 25, 9:30am - 1:00 pm, Soda Springs Park, Manitou Ave & Park St, Manitou Springs Admission: $0.50/taste. Can't make it down south this year for Mardi Gras? Come to Manitou Springs for a little taste of New Orleans when professional and amateur chefs put their best recipes forward for judging. Stick ...
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International Notary Guidelines

Notary Guidelines
I'm certainly not going to pretend to be an expert on all things regarding legal notary services around the globe. It only came to my attention a few years ago that it might not be as easy to process real estate paperwork everywhere as it is here!  In the United States of America, many legal documents need to be notarized. For most of us, in o...
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Things to Do This Weekend (Feb 18-Feb 20) in Colorado Springs

Things to Do This Weekend (Feb 18-Feb 20) in Colorado Springs





CS Youth Symphony's Winter Concert 'Ovation,' 'Pikes Peak Winds,' and 'Bravo! Winds' -  Sun Feb 19, 3 pm, Coronado High School, 1590 W. Fillmore St Admission: free. Come watch as the hard work of the Colorado Youth Symphony pays off in their Winter Concert. Two wind symphonies will be performed as well as a full orchestra arrangement. The...
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A Love Letter to My Clients

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In honor of Valentine's Day, I am writing this love letter to all my clients.    Dear Clients/Friends, Thank you for allowing me to help you with one of the most important decisions of your life, one of buying and selling your home, one of relocating your family, one of financial change, one of great impact to you.   Thank ...
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The Home Inspection

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You’ve been out looking at homes. As a matter of fact, you’ve seen a lot of homes, so many that when you walk into the right one you know it immediately. Your Realtor writes an offer and you work out the pricing and other terms, you are “under contract”. Then it hits you, you really don’t know much about what you are buying, you know how the house ...
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Tiny Trees - Colorado Seedling Program

Tiny Trees - Colorado Seedling Program
When we first moved onto acreage, we were in the great rolling hills northeast of Colorado Springs. Our property was not treed and the only growth to speak of was weeds. Now in our second home on acreage, we looked into a seedling program offered by the state. Crazy as it is, I recall doing this when my family moved to Castle Rock, CO in 1988. We p...
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Steve's Picks for a Nice Weekend

Steve's Picks for a Nice Weekend
My family and I moved to Colorado Springs in the Fall of 2008 and we quickly fell in love with the lifestyle, the abundance of year-round outdoor activity, fresh air and lots of sunshine! Oh, and plenty of snow just to make things really exciting. This area has so much to offer no matter your season of life. But if you are like me, married with kid...
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Things to Do This Weekend (Feb 4, Feb 5) in Colorado Springs

Things to Do This Weekend (Feb 4, Feb 5) in Colorado Springs





1st Time Home Buyer's Seminar -  Sat Feb 4, 10-11 am, Integrity Bank and Trust, 13540 Meadowgrass Dr. Admission: free, refreshments provided. Our own Courtney Gilmore joins Kevin Stevenson of Integrity Bank to host this seminar for 1st Time Home Buyers. If you are tired of renting, and ready for home ownership, come to this free seminar to hea...
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