5 Things to Do this Weekend in Colorado Springs

5 Things to Do this Weekend in Colorado Springs

Easter Brunch - Springs Orleans, March 27, 2016; 10am-2pm

Admission: $36 per person; $10 children 12 and under and $10 bottomless mimosas. For Easter Brunch check out Springs Orleans, the home restaurant at the Mining Exchange Hotel. Specialties will include deviled eggs, carved prime rib and ham, eggs étouffée, fresh fruit, delicious pastries, shrimp cocktail, bacon, sausage, ham, eggs, etc. The buffet, of course, is all-you-can-eat.

Chocolate Bunny Walk & Egg Hunt - Bear Creek Nature Center March 26, 2016; 9-10am, 11am-Noon, 1-2pm

Admission:No charge for adults. Member child: $6; Non-member child: $8. Join in on the chocolate bunny walk and egg hunt at the Bear Creek Nature Center. Meet a live rabbit and learn about everything rabbit via fun interactive slide show. Then join the Bunny Guide as you hike to search for goody-filled eggs along the trail. For children ages 2-10 with an adult. 

Visit the Easter Bunny hopping all over town!

Only second to meeting Santa, the Easter Bunny will be sure to bring a smile to your kiddos face (and a great photo opp too). He'll be hopping all over town, so check out these places where you can see him.

Citadel MallCall 591-5516 for more information. 

Chapel Hills Mall will also be hosting the Easter Bunny at his Village in Center Court. See our website for photo pricing  When: March 5-26, 2016  Visiting Hours: Monday - Saturday 10am-9pm; Sunday 11am-6pm

Outlets at Castle Rock. Hop on by for a delicious free pancake breakfast and a chance to meet the Easter Bunny in the Food Court area.  When:March 25, 2016 Visiting and Breakfast Hours: 9-10am

Hams and Hamstrings, March 27, 2016; 8am, Stetson Hills

Admission:Registration fees vary depending on time of year registering. The Hams and Hamstrings 5k race is located at the Stetson Hills Open Space off Dublin & Peterson. This 5k is for runners and walkers alike. For more information, visit online or call 719-362-3306.

Long Ear's Easter Egg Hunt, March 27, 2016; 10am and 1pm, Western Museum of Mining & Industry

Admission:$10 Non-Members; $5 Members. Spend some spring time fun searching for Easter eggs on the Western Museum of Mining & Industry's beautiful 27-acre complex! Meet the burro "bunny" mascots Nugget and Chism, learn about baby chicks & rabbits, hunt for eggs, decorate cookies and more. RSVP is required. For more information and to register please visit online or call 719-488-0880.

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5 Things to Do this Weekend in Colorado Springs

5 Things to Do this Weekend in Colorado Springs

Endgame - Thursdays thru Saturdays 7:30pm, Sunday 4pm - Cottonwood Center for the Arts

Admission $6-$15. First premiering in 1957, the Star Bar Players take on Samuel Beckett's classic play. Full of contradictions, this play balances the comic and the tragic. For more info: http://cottonwoodcenterforthearts.com/schedule-tickets.

 

Faure's Requiem - Colorado Springs Chorale, Friday March 18th 7:30 pm, First United Methodist Church, 420 N. Nevada Ave

Admission $10, $25/family of 4. Directed by Deborah Jenkins Teske, The Colorado Springs Chorale and Chamber Singers of the Colorado Springs Choral Society perform the best known work of the French Composer Gabriel Faure. For more info: http://www.cschorale.org/#!blank/cbe.

 

Jazz Nites - Colorado Springs Conservatory, Friday March 18 at 7pm, 415 S. Sahwatch St

Colorado Springs Conservatory student jazz combo and Colorado Springs Conservatory Mentor Artists and Guests. Other dates Friday April 18th, 7pm. For more info: www.csconservatory.org.

 

Sustainability & Outdoor Living Expo, March 18, 19 & 20, Colorado Springs Event Center, 3960 Palmer Park

Admission $6 Youth $3, Under 10 Free. Come explore Tiny Houses, Urban Farming and enter the $4500 Nordic Hot Tub Giveaway. More info: www.sustainabilityexpo.net.

 

Atomic Landscapes - March 21 - May 5th, IDEA Space at Colorado College, 825 N. Cascade

Artists examine the history and legacy of the Cold War highlighting pivotal moments and physical sites of nuclear history. For more info: www.theideaspace.com.

 

 

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What Day of the Week Should You List Your Home?

What Day of the Week Should You List Your Home?

Should you list your home on Thursday or Friday or even Sunday? There are many opinions as to the best day of the week to list your home. Redfin found that according to their analysis, homes listed on Fridays have a higher list to sale ratio compared to other days of the week. They also found that homes listed on Fridays had a greater likelihood of selling within 90 days. Fridays do tend to be the choice of most Realtors and statistically it is easy to see that Fridays have the highest percentage of homes listed on the MLS. Most home buyers are available to tour homes on the weekend with their agent giving your home a greater chance of being seen in person.

However Terrace 24, a brokerage in Atlanta did an analysis that showed that homes listed on Thursdays sold faster and for a higher price. Their analysis showed that of the homes that sold without a price reduction, homes listed on Thursdays sold for the fewest days on the market. They also found that in their area, homes listed on Thursday were more likely to receive an offer over the list price.

And what about Sundays? Redfin's study showed that homes listed on Sundays received the most online views. And with the least amount of homes being listed on Sundays, won't it stand to reason that your home will stand out more?

Whether you and your agent decide to list your home on Thursday, Friday or even Sunday, don't forget to make sure that both you and your home are ready. A MLS listing that is complete, accurate and full of outstanding photos will have a big impact on how fast your home will sell. If you need staging or preparation advice or want to talk about listing your home feel free to let me know.

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5 Things to Do this Weekend in Colorado Springs

5 Things to Do this Weekend in Colorado Springs

St. Patrick's Day Parade - Saturday, March 12th, 2016 - 12pm on Tejon Street from St. Vrain to Pioneers Museum

Lots to do this weekend to celebrate St. Patrick's Day. The Parade with it's floats, bagpipes and leprechauns kicks off at noon, but come earlier for the 50K Bike Ride at 8:30, the 5K Run at 10am and the Leprechaun Fun Run at 11am. Bring the whole family downtown join in the fun. For more info: www.csstpats.com.

 

Jay Leno at the Pikes Peak Center - Sunday, March 13th at 5 pm, 190 S. Cascade Ave.

Admission: $62-$117. One of the hardest working men in show business, Jay Leno comes to the Pikes Peak Center to do what he loves best, stand up comedy. Since retiring from "The Tonight Show", Jay has been focused on motorcycles and stand up comedy. Last year alone, he spent 210 days on the road. If you have missed seeing him in his late night role, this show is for you. For more info: http://www.pikespeakcenter.com/events.

 

Woodland Park Winter Market - Saturday, March 12th, 9am - 1pm, Ute Pass Cultural Center, 210 E. Midland Ave.

The Teller County Farmers Market Association presents the Monthly Indoor Market. This market runs the second Saturday from October through May. You can find vendors selling typical Farmers Market fare such as Vegetables from Greenhouse, Bread, Pies & Pastries; Jams, Honey & Pickles; Salsa &  Pasta; Birdseed, Birdhouses & Toys; Pet treats & Miscellaneous items; Natural Meats, Eggs & Cheese; Hot Food & Drink; Seasonal Specials; Holiday Wreaths & Swags. For more info: https://www.wpfarmersmarket.com/winter-market.html

 

"The Importance of Being Earnest" by the Milibo Art Theatre, Thursday-Saturday 7:30pm, Sunday 2pm through March 26th

Admission: $16-$25. The Milibo Art Theatre presents this Oscar Wilde classic play. You are probably used to the original physical comedy of Birgitta De Pree and Jim Jackson, and they bring it in full force for this delightful play. The show is about two male friends who invent imaginary character in an effort to win over the women they desire. For more info: http://www.themat.org/the-importance-of-being-earnest-2/

 

Family Science Exploration Day - Wester Museum of Mining and Industry, Saturday March 12th 10am - 3pm

Admission: Free with standard museum entrance fees. Come join the WMMI and explore the world of science. With presentations from the AFA Cadets, Pikes Peak Soaring Club, CSU Electricity Demos, Physics is Phun, Science Matters, 3D printing demos and rocket demos at noon this day should keep any budding scientist in awe. For more info: www.wmmi.org

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Fast Falcon Home Sales!!

While they have Peyton addresses, many people refer to the area surrounding Woodmen and Meridian Roads as "Falcon"... I'm talking Woodmen Hills, Meridian Ranch, Falcon Hill, Paint Brush Hills. This area struggled for several years during the economic downturn, but it seems to be coming back strong! I've been very fortunate to have some great clients with some sweet houses selling here in the past couple months... here are some of the details: 

Falcon Homes for Sale

9855 Liberty Grove

4 bed, 3 bath, 2 car walk-out ranch on .47 acres

12/4/15 listed

12/11/15 under contract (7 days!)

1/27/16 SOLD!

Falcon Homes for Sale  

8425 Garrison Rd

5 bedroom, 3 bath, 3 car, 3322 sq ft custom ranch on 1 acre 

1/1/16 listed

1/7/16 under contract (6 days!)

2/29/16 SOLD!

 

Falcon Homes for Sale

10450 Pictured Rocks Dr

5 bedroom 2-story 4362 sq ft on .52 acres

1/8/16 listed

1/22/16 under contract (14 days!)

3/8/16 SOLD!

I have another 2-story coming soon as well, so please keep your eyes peeled and contact me if you have any questions about these homes... or want to talk value on yours if you think it's time to sell! 

Thank you Falcon / Peyton community and friends for your support in this area! 

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