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...
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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 g...
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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 11a...
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Fast Falcon Home Sales!!

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Falcon Homes for Sale
Falcon Homes for Sale
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 client...
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A Piece of the Action

A Piece of the Action
2016 is shaping up to be one of the best years in real estate in many years... probably at least 10. We've all seen the stats about new Colorado residents. Inventory is extremely low, and building permits are way up. The market in Denver was "madness" in 2015, with multiple offers taking prices $20-40,000 (or more) over list. Some of these transact...
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Colorado Style + Southern Charm = 8425 Garrison Rd

Colorado Style + Southern Charm = 8425 Garrison Rd




This sweet house is a beautiful combination of Colorado and the south! Beams & stone inside and out, plus plenty of finished space, storage, bedrooms and yard! This might be the perfect home for entertaining, all just minutes east of Colorado Springs in Falcon North with easy access to Air Force Bases!    10 foot + main level ceilings...
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Ringing in the New Year

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As we wrap up 2015, I want to thank you all for your business, referrals and friendship. I am so grateful to do this work and for all of you, for making this a wonderful year! Here is what our Colorado Springs real estate market saw in 2015 (as of November 30 th ) : Single Family Home Sales Up 17.6% from last year Condo/Townhome Sales Up 29.9% from...
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Stress-free Moving Tips


When selling a home, we always seem to have extra stuff we don’t want to take, i.e. furniture we won’t use or household goods to get rid of. Having gone through the selling process myself recently, this is fresh in my mind so I had to write about the best ways to get rid of pre-move stuff. For large items like furniture, you can do a few things: Ad...
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5 Tips to Get Great Listing Photographs of Your Home

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Find Something Else To Do  - It is tempting to want to stick around and help point out the best angles for the photographer, but resist that temptation. Photographers often work best when left alone with the agent to stage and showcase the best features of your home. Pick Up, Pick Up, Pick Up  - All homes show best with the minimum amount...
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5904 Coffee Rd - Sweet Deal




I wish I had 25 of this house to sell. This great 2-story is on a nice corner lot in Woodmen Hills, nestled nicely in the neighborhood, but very close to grocery and other convenient shopping.  The owners have taken great care of it, to include updating main level flooring to a gorgeous wood-laminate with plenty of style!    The livi...
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New, Easier-to-Understand Paperwork for Homebuyers

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For Colorado Springs homebuyers who have been frustrated by all the numbers and descriptions on the Hud-1 and Truth-in-Lending Disclosure Statements, there is good news.   Starting October 3, 2015, lenders must issue new documents clearly delineating the costs associated with a home purchase: the Loan Estimate and the Closing Disclosure. Known...
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Don't let DOM (Days on Market) Spell DOOM for your bottom line

Many people selling their homes in Colorado Springs are surprised to learn that the number of days the  property has been on the market can affect its ultimate selling price. The ratio is generally an inverse one: the longer your home remains on the market, the lower the price. Conversely, homes on the market for short periods of time tend to ...
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Successful Pricing Takes Market Trends Into Account, Month's Supply of Inventory (MSI)

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As discussed in a previous article, determining a baseline value for your home before determining the actual listing price is a good practice . Another good practice is to study and understand the current market conditions before you actually decide on a final listing price. There are several statics, rates and numbers you can look at when trying t...
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Successful Pricing Starts With a Realistic Baseline Value

The first question on the minds of most people getting ready to sell their home is, how much is my home really worth? Homeowners thinking about selling have usually gotten an estimate from a home valuation site like Zillow or even asked a Realtor what they thought the value might be. It is important to keep in mind that those numbers should only be...
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A Little Do-It-Yourself Update For Anyone

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My family recently completed a remodel of most of our main level (living, kitchen, dining)... Floor demo + new, cabinets, removed structural wall, added beam, counters...it was a gut job and we love the new. But it took a lot of work, mostly by contractors. We did a couple tile floor & backsplash projects ourselves, and fortunately my husband a...
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Buyer Feedback Can Help Sell Your Colorado Springs Home

One of the most important things we, as listing agents, can do is obtain feedback about the properties we list for sale. We know and understand that It’s hard for homeowners to see their homes from an unbiased perspective. Homes hold many memories and stir up emotions that may be hard to relinquish, especially when it’s time to price a home for sal...
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How Important are First Impressions?

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The saying "You never get a second chance to make a first impression” has never been truer, especially when it comes to marketing Real Estate. In the 2013 National Association of Realtors Survey of Home Buyers and Sellers, Home Buyers were asked, “What actions they took as a result of an Internet Home Search?" 75% responded that they drove by or vi...
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Do I Need an Appraisal to Sell My House?

Sellers often ask me if they should get their home appraised before putting it on the market.  Here is my answer to that: An appraisal is an expert estimation of the quality and price of the property. It is more detailed than the market analysis, which your Realtor will do. Typically, appraisals cost around $400.  They are a good idea if ...
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