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Will Rogers Shrine of the Sun

As if the city of Colorado Springs wasn’t already fascinating enough, the Will Rogers Shrine of the Sun is a destination you should include on your bucket list. Constructed between 1934 and 1937, the shrine is one of our incredible local landmarks created by Spencer Penrose. Penrose was a huge fan of Will Rogers, a humorist and wild west comedic ac...

Fall is just around the corner! Sure doesn't feel like it with the warmer than average weather around Colorado Springs lately. Oktoberfests, harvest fests, and porchfests are kicking off this weekend and are sure to get you in the fall mood. Also, raise money and participate in our local Walk to End Alzheimer's. 
Background You hear it all the time – the real estate market is booming right now. But this level of activity does bring its challenges. Things are tough all over when it comes to finding existing homes available for sale. And the resale home inventory is especially tight in Colorado Springs. All of this makes new construction an attractive alterna...
So many free events happening this weekend in Colorado Springs! From the top of Pikes Peak to downtown you're sure to stay busy. Enjoy your beautiful weekend as summer starts to wind down. 
​And with that, we bid farewell to August and usher in September and Labor Day Weekend! Balloon festivities, tours, and outdoor events abound this Saturday and Sunday. The weather looks gorgeous for all three days of your holiday weekend, which is promising for the balloons to lift off. Happy Labor Day Weekend all! 
Check out my latest listing!  Built in 1999, this lovely 2-story home features formal living room, separate family room with gas fireplace, vaulted ceilings, spacious kitchen with wood floors and stainless steel appliances, 3 good sized bedrooms, upper-level laundry, central air, new roof and a professionally landscaped yard including auto sprinkler, mature trees and shrubs, lush lawn and even a wooden playhouse in back!  Located in the popular Powers area, this home is an easy commute to Peterson Air Force Base, Shriever Air Force Base, Ft. Carson Army Post and even the Air Force Academy. Near to shopping, restaurants, movie theatres, parks, and schools, this one meets all the needs. But the best part about this listing is the people who own it. They are past clients who bought the house 10 years ago. They are some of the nicest people on earth. When they called recently about selling their home, they said "when we knew it was time to sell we wouldn't have even considered calling anyone else. After the great experience we had working with you the first time, it was a no-brainer!" How can I not love working for people like that? Knowing they value my work and our relationship means the world to me. 
Over the years my clients often become friends.  After all, we talk and email daily during the course of the transaction, and with that, we become quite familiar with each other's lives and routines.  We share stories which go beyond real estate, delving into the personal about our kids and pets and how we feel today.  Clients have met my family, joined us boating at the lake, taken pictures of our dogs.  They invite me to their weddings and baby showers and parties.  They sometimes call for relationship advice or where to buy a good burger.  One client currently under contract is pregnant, so we begin our conversations with "how are you feeling today?  are you so excited to be having a girl?"  My business is so personal.
Who needs San Diego when we have our own Comic Con which is happening this weekend!! It feels like we're out of our monsoon streak for the time being, and the weather looks to be beautiful for the Dragon Boat races and other outdoor activites around Colorado Springs. If you know of events coming up around town, let us know! We love to spread the word.  
What are the Best Schools in Colorado Springs? As real estate professionals, we are often asked to help find the "best school" and while we cannot steer you in the direction of a certain district, school or neighborhood for a variety of reasons, the truth is the "right school" is different for every family and student. I have a friend with 6 students in different schools/districts; they did the research to find what's best for each of their students! I'm here to help you find more information so you can make an informed decision. Once you have selected the right school or district for your student or family, try out our Springs Homes awesome new search-by-school-district capability.    
The beginning of summer of 2001, I moved to Colorado Springs. I actually drove, all by myself, a 22’ diesel U-haul truck into Colorado Springs. That’s a different and much longer story.  I had visited Colorado Springs once or twice before, and this young, recent college grad was thrilled that this town was going to be my own. I quickly fell in...