Things to Do This Weekend (Jan 7, Jan 8) in Colorado Springs

Things to Do This Weekend (Jan 7, Jan 8) in Colorado Springs





United States International Duo Piano Competition -  Fri Jan 6, 7:00 pm, Sat Jan 7 9:15, 10:30, 2:20, 3:45, 5:00, Sun Jan 8, 1:15, 2:45, The Broadmoor Hotel, 1 Lake Avenue Admission: Free. Have you ever seen a Duo Piano Competition? Now you have 3 days to catch your glimpse of this unique performance. This competition spans all ages and all le...
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A Seller's Guide on How to Handle Showing Feedback

A Seller's Guide on How to Handle Showing Feedback
Selling your home can be stressful at times. The sign is in the yard, the lock box is on the door & your house is finally active in the MLS & third party sites. Now, you’re eagerly waiting to hear what potential buyers thought of your property. Feedback is imperative for sellers, especially for those whose homes might be taking a little lon...
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What is the Difference Between Prequalification and Preapproval?

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Prequalification vs. PreApproval Prequalification and preapproval are two important real estate finance terms. Unfortunately, these terms often get confused. The difference is important as it describes a lender's actual level of commitment to a home buyer. Interchanging these terms can create problems during the home buying process. Prequalificatio...
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Everything You Need to Know About Mortgages

The world of home financing is a multi-faceted one and we at Springs Homes would like to help you understand the ins and outs of the mortgage world. Much of the confusion and seemingly random nature of the home loan and mortgage process has to do with where the money comes from and how it flows.  There are multitudes of exceptions and guidelin...
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Things to Do This Weekend (Dec 31, Jan 1) in Colorado Springs

Things to Do This Weekend (Dec 31, Jan 1) in Colorado Springs





Colorado Springs Philharmonic presents New Year’s Eve -  Sat Dec 31, 7:30 pm, Pikes Peak Center for the Performing Arts, 190 South Cascade Avenue Admission: $21 and up. The Colorado Springs Philharmonic is ringing in the new year Broadway style. Some of their best vocalists will be performing classic Broadway songs from Cats, Victor Victoria, ...
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5 Tips For Winter Home Selling

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“Nobody wants to move their Christmas Tree”! That’s what I was told by the seasoned pros early in my Real Estate career. The problem is that many people find themselves having to sell during the holidays. The period of time from Thanksgiving to New Year's Day is traditionally slow. The days are shorter, colder, darker and sometimes snowy. That’s th...
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Things to Do This Weekend (Dec 24, 25) in Colorado Springs

Things to Do This Weekend (Dec 24, 25) in Colorado Springs





Winter Wonderland with the Wolves -  Sat Dec 24, 9:00 - 11:00 am, Colorado Wolf & Wildlife Center, 4729 Twin Rocks Road, Divide Admission: $30 adults, $15 kids 12 and under. Spend Christmas Eve morning learning about the wolves who are residents in Divide. Enjoy a breakfast burrito and prepare to walk away with a great appreciation for the...
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A Decade of Equity Briargate 2006-2016

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The  Briargate  neighborhood is one of our market's most popular areas. This popularity is the result of good planning, good schools and convenient amenities. Briargate prices have always been a little higher because of on-going new construction. New construction is more expensive than comparable resale homes. Home buy...
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Koi Bring Positivity Across DCC

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In September 2016 our 9-yr-old, a Discovery Canyon Campus 4th grader, brought home some fun fish he made in art class at school. That weekend we had a friend in town, his parents, and my in-laws for dinner. After dinner said 9-y-o placed a piece of paper on the table in front of each person... 7 adults and his brother, a 12-yr-old DCC 7th grader. H...
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Things to Do This Weekend (Dec 17, 18) in Colorado Springs

Things to Do This Weekend (Dec 17, 18) in Colorado Springs





The Hazel Miller Band: A Very Soulful Christmas -  Fri Dec 16, 8:00 pm, Stargazer's Theater Admission: $15-$20. Hazel Miller has been performing in Colorado for the past 24 years, so you owe it to yourself to come see this show. Whether she is singing blues, jazz, pop, or Gospel, her voice is unbelievable and her experience has led her to open...
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Improving Your Winter Real Estate Photos

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Winter months create significant challenges for real estate photographers. The days are shorter, darker, colder and sometimes snowy. Exterior images are the biggest challenge. This is a big deal because this is the primary image for almost every Real Estate Listing create. Our basic rule of thumb for exterior photographs is to s...
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Just Listed! 3515 Mosswood Lane Colorado Springs CO 80910

Just Listed! 3515 Mosswood Lane Colorado Springs CO 80910
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Well, if this isn't the cutest house! Check out my new listing.  Built in 1972, this charming home features 4 bedrooms, 2 baths and over 1,600 finished square feet!  Includes updated kitchen with Silestone counters, new cabinets, new sink/faucet, new flooring, new roof, new carpet, new lighting, new windows, new doors, new paint, updated ...
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Things to Do This Weekend (Dec 10, 11) in Colorado Springs

Things to Do This Weekend (Dec 10, 11) in Colorado Springs





Jim Gaffigan -  Sat Dec 10, 8:00 pm, Broadmoor World Arena Admission: $39.75-$59.75. One of the few comics around that is safe to take grandma and the kids to, Jim Gaffigan doesn't resort to crude humor to wow his audiences. With 5 kids, there is a plethora of material for him to use. For more information: Broadmoor World Arena .  Deck th...
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Southern Colorado Insurance Changes

Southern Colorado Insurance Changes
I love it here... so thankful for limited natural disasters like tornado, hurricane, earthquakes. However, Colorado is still subject to blizzards, hail, wind, and fire. 2012 and 2013 were devastating locally when it comes to fire. Much of those homes have been rebuilt. So, let's talk about the unfortunate weather issues of 2016 And how it's changin...
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A Decade of Equity-Black Forest 2006-2016

A Decade of Equity-Black Forest 2006-2016
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Black Forest has always been a popular area, especially for those looking for privacy, trees and views. The area has a median sales price higher than Colorado Springs and the overall Pikes Peak Region. We are going to take a look at the median price sales data in Black Forest over the last decade. Back in 2006 the median sales price in Black Forest...
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Things to Do This Weekend (Dec 3, 4) in Colorado Springs

Things to Do This Weekend (Dec 3, 4) in Colorado Springs





Sounds of the Season - Colorado Springs Youth Symphony, Sat Dec 3, 7:30 pm, Pikes Peak Center Admission: Various. The annual concert of the Colorado Springs Youth Symphony is great fun for the entire family. The talented kids show off their musical prowess while getting everyone in the mood for the holiday season. Not to be missed! For more informa...
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Fears and Worries of Home Buyers

Fears and Worries of Home Buyers
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Have you, or someone you know, been considering purchasing a home but the associated worries seem to be too overwhelming? Here are a few thoughts that should hopefully help alleviate those concerns. Worried about the associated costs required to purchase a home? Worried that you will not be able to take vacations or go out to dinner or plan for ret...
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Tis The Season For Holiday Lights in Colorado Springs!

Tis The Season For Holiday Lights in Colorado Springs!
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‘Tis The Season For Holiday Lights! It’s that time of year again! Last year was my first experience in driving around town specifically to look at homes with computerized Christmas light shows. It was awesome!! I’ve put together a list for any of you who may want to get out this year & give it a go. I also wanted to mention some ...
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Things to Do This Weekend (Nov 26, 27) in Colorado Springs

Things to Do This Weekend (Nov 26, 27) in Colorado Springs





Thanksgiving Wetland Wildlife Walk - Sat Nov 26, 9:30 - 11:00am, Fountain Creek Nature Center, 320 Peppergrass Lane Admission: $4. That second helping seemed like a good idea at the time, but we all know you are regretting it. Get outside and learn a little about the native plants and animals at the Fountain Creek Nature Center. For more informatio...
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Things to Do This Weekend (Nov 19, 20) in Colorado Springs

Things to Do This Weekend (Nov 19, 20) in Colorado Springs





Skate in the Park - now through Jan 16, Acacia Park, downtown Colorado Springs Admission: $10. Come ice skate in downtown Colorado Springs no matter what the weather is. Skates are included with admission and children under 4 skate free with a paid adult. For more information: http://www.downtowncs.com/skate .  Warren Miller's Here, There and ...
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