7240 Bonnie Brae Lane in Springs Ranch - Just Listed

We just listed this great open 2 story home with 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and 2 car garage located in The Range at Springs Ranch. The main level has a formal living room with vaulted ceilings. The eat in kitchen has ample storage space, black appliances and is open to the living area. This home also features a walk out to the back yard from the kitchen area. The back has a large deck and storage shed. The main level has a half bath. There are 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms upstairs. The master has an attached bath and double vanity. Contact Kelly to take a look before it is snatched up.

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5 Tips to Get Great Listing Photographs of Your Home

Kitchen

oneFind 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.

twoPick Up, Pick Up, Pick Up - All homes show best with the minimum amount of "stuff" in them. Miscellaneous items (including toys) tend to detract from the size and feel of the room. Pick up items on counters, tables, bathrooms and any horizontal surface and stash them away before the photographer arrives.

threeLight 'Em Up - Lighting is a photographer's best friend when it comes to interior photography. Check to make sure that all of the bulbs in your lights are working and match with their partners. A chandelier with 3 cool bulbs, 1 warm bulb and 1 burned out bulb doesn't make the right impression.

fourDon't Forget the Backyard - The backyard is often one of the most important "rooms". Do a quick rake of leaves and sweep of walkways and decks before the photographer arrives. Stash any moveable toys, garden equipment and sports equipment to an out of sight location. Remember, Buyers want to see the potential of the yard, not remnants of your last barbeque.

fiveMinimize Holiday Decor - Your Halloween decorations might be the best on the block, but when it comes to showcasing your home, holiday decor should stay in the closet. Keep in mind that displaying holiday items not only distracts from the important features of your home, but the carved pumpkins or elf on a shelf are permanent clues in the photographs as to when your home went on the market.

 

If you are still looking for additional suggestions, check out our featured homes on SpringsHomes.com. We have invested a lot of time and experience in fine tuning our real estate photographs and take a lot of pride in our work. Houzz.com is also another good resource to become inspired to make your home look its best.

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Monument Gaining 2 New Lake Communities

If you have always dreamed of a home by the lake, now might be the time to check out these 2 new Lake Communities in Monument.

 Monument Lake, Colorado Springs Real Estate

Lake of the Rockies

Adjacent to Monument Lake, and within walking distance from Downtown Monument shops and dining is Lake of the Rockies. Formerly a RV and camping resort, Lake of the Rockies has incredible views of the mountains and easy access to Pike National Forest. The developer is making significant improvements to Monument Lake access and lake amenities. Two different home types are offered with 10 different floorplans. Single family homes start at $299,950 / 2 - 6 bedrooms / 2 - 5.5 baths / 2 - 4 car garage

See more at: http://www.centurycommunities.com/colorado/monument/lake-of-the-rockies/about

 

Forest Lakes

On the west side of I-25 at Baptist Road is Forest Lakes, a 900 acre parcel of undeveloped land that sits at an elevation range of 6,800 to 7,200 feet. Plans include a system of interconnecting public and private trails and two neighborhood parks, all set within approximately 450 acres of open space. Classic Homes will be releasing their luxury homes sites first followed by additional releases in 2016.

Oct 2015 - 33 luxury home sites ranging from one to five acres

Q1 2016 - 71 homes to be built on 80 foot wide home sites

Q2 2016 - 163 homes to be built on 50 foot wide home sites

Visit www.ForestLakesColorado.com for additional information.

 

 

 

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Favorite October Activity...BOO at the ZOO!

boo at the zoo

This year it saddens me to write about this.  My daughter, age 13, is too cool to dress up and go to the zoo with me now.  But when she was younger, BOO at the Zoo was one of our favorite Halloween activities!   Our local Cheyenne Mountain Zoo hosts the event for a few weeks every October.  Children dress up in costume and go trick-or-treating at the zoo.   Giraffes and other animal exhibits are open, and you can ride the old ski lift to the top of the mountain overlooking the brilliant city lights of Colorado Springs.   Here is an excerpt from their web site:

 

Boo at the Zoo

Come See the Original Creatures of the Night!

It’ll be all treats and no tricks for your little pirates and princesses at this year’s Boo at the Zoo, the region’s most unique Halloween event. Boo at the Zoo is a fun way for families with young children to trick-or-treat and enjoy Halloween festivities in a safe environment, and all of our candy is made with sustainable palm oil to help protect wild orangutans!

Support the Zoo’s efforts to reduce waste by bringing your own trick-or-treat bag from home!
 

Dates

Friday, Saturday & Sunday, October 23 – 24 – 25
Friday & Saturday, October 30 – 31

Time

4 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. – with the last ticket sold at 7:30 p.m.

Please NOTE: The Zoo will close early for day visits at 3 p.m. on all seven Boo at the Zoo evenings, with the last ticket of the day sold at 2 p.m. Guests must exit the Zoo at 3 p.m. Last Sky Ride is at 2:30 p.m. and the Shrine Road closes at 1 p.m. The Zoo will open for Boo at the Zoo at 4 p.m.

 

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Marksheffel Blvd. Retail Development

Marksheffel Rd. is about to see some much needed retail development. King Soopers will be the anchor tenant in a large multi tenant retail site coming to the southeast corner of Marksheffel and Constitution, right next door to Claremont Ranch.

Marksheffel and Constitution King Soopers

 

The Evergreen Development Group is building this Retail Center. In addition to King Soopers this development will offer additional pad sites for even more retail growth (see plan).

Marksheffel King Soopers Map

 

This retail development will certainly be a welcomed addition to the neighborhood as there are currently no amenities close to this area. Currently residents must drive to the congested Powers Corridor for most of their day to day needs.

Marksheffel Retail ShopsAdditional Retail Shops

 

The estimated opening date for the project is Winter of 2016.

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