7995 Interlaken Dr - Spic-n-span Briargate 2-story

This is such a great, clean 2-story, with a great price in Academy School District 20, near local elemantary school and park! This home has the formal living and dining spaces, plus kitchen open to family room for any style of living.

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The upper level includes 3 bedrooms, the master with private sitting room or office... and the laundry is conveniently located upstairs with all the dirty clothes ;-)

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Come check out this lovel home, or get more details here - http://interlakendr.com/

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D20 Digital Learning Coach Model

*** Warning - this is a "proud mom moment" and props to our school and district as well. I've said many times how our school and teachers have met our boys where they are in their education. The oldest has been participating with our TAG teacher for years. And while our youngest has struggled at points in math, they recommended Math Club to help bring his skills up to par. Both have seen vast improvments, and we so appreciate how the teachers and staff see their needs and meet them in that place. Recently our older boy, Cole completed a Tinker CAD program at school, encorporating math and fractions (ratios) to create a 3D model on-line. His choice was a robot, but it can be used to create other 3D building drawings and probably so much more. After his project he was asked to participate in a D20 board meeting where he and other students would display their math / technology projects to individual board members to show how they use technology with math in the school. This is all part of a movement by the district to have a Digital Learning Coach in schools. We all know we are in the age of technology... I can't believe how things have changed since we were in college in the late '90s, let alone the past couple years' of advances.

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Our librarian, TAG coordinator, and TAG teacher are helping advance this DLC model for all schools. Eight elementary schools in the district participated initially in the program, to help model how a DLC can help students at all levels. It was so fun to see Cole and his TAG classmate present to a board member, but also to see other schools with sudents as young as kindergarden displaying technology projects to board members. I love living in and seeing a district and community that sees value in similar programs. We want to thank Mrs. Knox, Ms. MacLean, and Ms. Hullings of Discovery Canyon Campus elementary for their participation, encouragement, and forward thinking. We'd like to also thank the entire school board and principals of Academy School District 20!

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 And of course, well done Cole, we love you and are so proud of you! (sorry, I had to)

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1201 Valley View Dr, Larkspur, CO

I was SO excited to go on this listing, for many reasons... I love hiking Spruce Mountain, I love Douglas County in general, and this was a personal referral to me! I was a little concerned about location, and surprised I got there so quickly up through Palmer Lake. And when I got there, even more excited. I can't wait for you to see this great house!! Just about anyone will enjoy this fantastic foothills location, with easy commutes to Denver and Colorado Springs. This is just a couple minutes north of Palmer Lake, 15 minutes from Northgate Blvd and 45 minutes straight up Hwy 105 & Santa Fe into Littleton. This open ranch plan is nestled on a curved lot for amazing privacy, plus sweet front views down into the Spruce Mountain Valley! Trees and wildlife abound from almost every space in this house.

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The open great room concept allows for combined indoor - outdoor enjoyment... with hardwood floors, fireplace, ceiling fan, and so many windows. The open kitchen includes ample counter space and a gas range. The main level laundry leads to oversized garage with storage and workspace area. The main level master includes a 5-piece bath and dual closets! Rounding out the main level is a bedroom, which works great as an office with nice views all day long!

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The basement includes 9-foot + ceilings... the generous family room with stained concrete floor leaves plenty of options for TV and game areas. There is a storage room and walk-out. Also downstairs are two wonderful bedrooms with garden-level windows; you won't even know your in a basement. b2ap3 thumbnail Copy of valley view bedroom

For the video tour, more photos and info, please visit - http://1201valleyviewdr.com/

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8625 Bohleen - Woodmen Hills 2-story, Main Level Master

Yet another awesome listing in Falcon / Peyton!! This main level master 2-story is so nice and open, but with ample room options for bedrooms, crafting, guests, etc. 

The living and dining rooms are hardwood, plus tile in the kitchen. The living includes vault all the way to the upper level loft, plus fireplace and open to the kitchen. The main level master is so convenient, with updated 5-piece bath and generous closet. 

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The upper level is an open loft surrounded by 3 bedrooms and a full bath... one bedroom has french doors, providing great potential for a home office space! 

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A full basement provides 2 additional bedoroms, full bath and huge rec or family room! 

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Located in Woodmen Hills, in Falcon, just east of Colorado Springs, this community includes rec centers, pools, activities. Plus the house is placed on a great 1/2 - acre lot for plenty of pet and play space! 

For more details, photos and walk-through video tour, check out - http://bohleenroad.com/ 

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Home Sellers Have the Advantage

It can happen anywhere, at the grocery store, at parties or while I'm out showing homes to buyers. People always ask..."how's the market?" Well, here is my answer today: IT'S A SELLERS MARKET! Today, there are 25% less homes for sale than there were a year ago. Buyers have less to choose from, and sellers know it. As a result, homes are selling much faster and at higher prices. The average price for a single family home today is up 9.5% from last year at this time. I recently worked with some buyers looking for a new, bigger home for their growing family. They were looking slightly over the average price, in the $280,000-$290,000 range. I must have shown them over 20 houses total. What we kept finding was the cute stuff which was priced well would sell so fast, and would usually have multiple offers. The first house they loved was a cute remodel located in the Northeast area of town. It had all the bells and whistles, granite counters, hardwood floors, new paint and carpet, pretty light fixtures. After only 2 days on the market, they put an offer on that one. Their offer was full price but they did ask the seller to concede $5,000 for closing costs. The seller countered the offer and only agreed to pay $2,500 in closing costs. My buyers ended up losing that house to another buyer, one who was willing to pay a higher price. The next house they loved was another cute remodel located in the Northeast area of town. This one also had a remodeled kitchen, hardwood floors, new paint and carpet, and it had a wet bar in the basement. The house had only been on the market for 1 day and already had many showings (meaning other buyers looking at it). My buyers didn't mess around with this one. They put in an offer immediately. Again, they offered full price and asked the seller for $5,000 in closing costs. The seller countered their offer with ZERO concessions, full price, take it or leave it! By this time my buyers had learned their lesson. They were either going to accept this counter or lose the house to another able buyer. They accepted the counter and are now under contract, closing soon. The moral of the story is, it's a SELLERS MARKET right now! Cute houses which are priced well are selling fast and at top dollar. Sellers may not even agree to any concessions, knowing that if you don't buy the house there is another buyer in line who will!

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