Team Colorado's Blog Posts

Team Colorado's Blog Posts

To FSBO Or Not
Homes that are “for sale by owner”, or FSBO, are commonly seen in the types of seller's markets we are experiencing right now in Colorado or whenever homeowners want to tr...

Elevation Hydration Is For EVERYONE
This is one business I wish I would have thought of, WOW!!...

Home Loans With Pine Creek Financial We Work For YOU
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Ohana Kava Bar
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Sun Spot Tanning And Spa Featured Friday By Meghan Kelly
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Prepare Your Deck For Spring
Spring weather is just around the corner, we did just spring forward, and it is time to start thinking about your outdoor spaces. Nothing is worse than a splintered deck with warpi...

Change Your Lighting For An Instant Updated Look
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How To Stage Your House To Sell
If you want to sell your home faster, staging is a great way to do it. Staging lets buyers  imagine themselves living there. Staging is the process of arranging your...

The Steps To Take Before You Get An Offer
Got an offer on your house? WooHoo!! Many deals fall through at inspection, I just read a great article about a few things to check and take of NOW before inspection occurs. ...

FeatturedFriday Colorado Moutain Brewery
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🎉I want great people to know great people! 🎉🔥❄️Mike will take care of all your Heating, Ventilating & Air Conditioning Service in Colorado Springs like no other!🔥...

WalkthroughWednesday 1727 Sanderson Ave
#WalkthroughWednesday 1727 Sanderson Ave4 🛏 3 🛁 2 🚗 🏞Great Colorado back yard 🛠 Fully remodeled 2015, looks brand new!https://meghan.theteamcolorado.com/p...

Adventure Day 2018
Saturday, August 18 from 9am - 1pm   Cheyenne Mountain Sate Park410 JL Ranch Hts, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80926 Earn tickets from completion of act...

Paint The Park Pink
Come out and join the Sky Sox, the Susan G. Komen foundation and Great Clips on July 29th to Paint the Park Pink! The team will be wearing special pink jerseys that fans can bid on...

El Paso County Fair 2018
The El Paso County Fair: Eight days of summer time fun.  Elephant Extravaganza, Butterfly Encounter, Salida Circus performers, Carnival, Food, 4-H, FFA, Vendors, Car Show...

Colorado Springs PrideFest 2018 This Weekend
PrideFest is the official Colorado Springs LGBT Pride festival and parade! It takes place July 14th and 15th in America the Beautiful Park. Saturday, July 14th is Family Day w...

Build A Bear Workshop Pay Your Age Day
Join us for the first-ever Pay Your Age Day at Build-A-Bear Workshop! On July 12, you can pay your age for any furry friend in the Workshop!* It’s easy – how old you are is how...

What You Need To Know About Stucco Siding
This home is for sale! Click on the photo for a link of property detailsStucco SidingWith its reasonable cost, variety of applications, and many recipes for making it, stucco has b...

Colorado Springs Water Lantern Festival
Colorado Springs Water Lantern Festival is on Saturday, June 30th!One World is the premier water lantern festival, filled with fun, happiness, hope, and great memories that you'll ...

MORE HUGE NEWS At CMZoo
Our new baby orangutan is here!Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is thrilled to announce the birth of a baby Sumatran orangutan, born at 9:28 p.m. last night. The baby is the third offspring f...

HUGE NEWS AT Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is proud to announce the 200th successful giraffe birth in its history! The female calf was born June 4, 2018 to a worldwide audience, as the birth was live s...

2018 Manitou Springs Wine Festival
2018 MANITOU SPRINGS COLORADO WINE FESTIVALSpend your day in Manitou Springs enjoying generous tastings from 30 Colorado wineries.Listen to live music and enjoy food & gift ven...

Free Archery Day
FREE ARCHERY DAYDrop in anytime to try your hand at archery, one of the fastest growing outdoor sports!USA certified archery coaches from the Archery School of the Rockies will wal...

Cirque Du Monument Summer Kickoff
Cirque du Monument - Summer KickoffSaturday, June 2, 2018Aerial acrobatics troupe, live music by the Ashtonz, face painting, caricature and balloon artists, Taekwondo demonstration...

Dog Friendly Restraints In Colorado Springs
Dog Friendly Restaurants in Colorado Springs, COThere are 145 pet friendly restaurants in Colorado Springs, CO that welcome dogs at their outdoor tables. Need help deciding where t...

Old Colorado City 43rd Annual Territory Days
Check out Old Colorado City's 43rd Annual Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Old.Colorado.City/...

Old Colorado City Farmers Market
The Old Colorado City Farmer’s Market has been taking place in the streets of this quaint town for more than 20 years. There are 24 full-time vendors and numerous temporary ...

Colorado Springs Trails
courtesy of: Timberline Landscapinghttps://timberlinelandscaping.com/colorado-springs-trails-guide/...

Checklist For A Show Ready Home
What do you do when your agent calls you and says, "There are buyers coming to see your house in 10 minutes!" Don't be left panicked. Follow this great checklist to have your home ...

Find Out What Your School Raiting Is
Before buying, take into consideration which schools you want your children to attend. Ask your agent where the school district lines are. See what the community is saying about th...

Stagging Your House Can Help It Sell Faster And At A Higher Price
Many potential sellers think staging is a waste of money. But it turns out, staging has a significant impact on how quickly, effectively, and profitably you may be able to sell you...

Offers With Contingencies
When you enter a real estate contract, the fewer contingencies, the better. Buyers may offer a price over asking, but that may come with several stipulations that could make the co...

A Colorado Springs Must See
If you are new to Colorado Springs, one of the first places you must visit is the Garden of the Gods."Imagine dramatic views, 300' towering sandstone rock formations against a back...

Dealing With A Past Bankruptcy You Can Still Buy A HomeAnd Sooner Than You Might Think
Dealing with a Past Bankruptcy? You Can Still Buy A Home—And Sooner Than You Might Think In the past 6 years, more than 5 million Americans have filed for bankru...

Your First Steps To Buying A Home
So you have decided to buy a home. What's next? Currently, in this market, there are more buyers seeking homes, than there is home available. This is what we call a "seller's ...

Buying A Home Is About To Get A Lot More Expensive
Buying a home is about to get a lot more expensive.According to a recent report from Freddie Mac, mortgage interest rates are predicted to rise in 2018. The rate for a 30-yr f...

3 Tips For Buying A Home In A Sellers Market
When a market is hot, finding and buying a home can feel like an uphill battle. In a seller’s market, homes go quickly. They can be on the market one day and gone the next. And...

Museum Free Days
Museum Free Day Saturday, April 14, 2018 10:00 am Additional Dates Saturday, Ma...

Colorado Craft Beer Week
Local breweries celebrate Colorado Craft Beer Week, and you should too  By Griffin Swartzell ...

Earnest Money Deposit What You Should Know
The Earnest Money Deposit: What You Should KnowBy Angela Colley | Dec 5, 2013 The earnest money deposit is an important part of the home buying process. It tells the seller&...

Mortgage Pre Qualification Vs Pre Approval
Mortgage Pre-Qualification vs. Pre-Approval: What's the Difference?By Lisa Gordon | Jun 20, 2017When buying a home, cash is king, but most folks don't have hundreds of thousan...

Lifespan Of 20 Essential Household Items
Has your air conditioner ever failed on a hot summer day? It’s a struggle no homeowner wants to deal with. When you own a home it’s important to budget annually for repairs t...

5 Tips To Get Your Home Ready For Warmer Weather
With Spring starting today,  you know what that means: the days are getting longer, the temperatures are rising, and in just a few short weeks we’ll be heading i...

Should You Go Directly To The Listing Agent When Buying A House
When you’re looking to buy a house, you might think it makes sense to go directly to the agent who’s listed the property for sale.Some of the more common reasons people give fo...

Spring Cleaning Checklist
Now that we have "Sprung Forward" an hour, here's a handy checklist to help you out!...

Mistakes To Avoid The First Time You Buy Or Sell A Home
If it’s your first time buying or selling real estate, you don’t know what you don’t know. There are tons of potential pitfalls and challenges along the way that it’s hard ...

Mortgage Rates Predicted To Rise In 2018 If You Want To Buy Now Is The Time
Buying a home is about to get a lot more expensive. According to a recent report from Freddie Mac, mortgage interest rates are predicted to rise in 2018. The rate for a 30-...

8 Out Of 10 Renters Believe Homeownership Is An Essential Part Of The American Dream
According to the National Association of Realtor’s 2018 Aspiring Home Buyers Profile, 8 out of 10 non-owners believe homeownership is an essential part of the American Dream...

What In The World Do Groundhogs And Real Estate Have In Common
Do you believe whether a groundhog sees its shadow or not is a true indication of when Spring will come?A lot of people aren’t even sure, which means we’re going to have more...

Whats The Difference Between A Buyers And Sellers Market
Several factors influence the housing market, including mortgage interest rates, inflation, employment, investment, construction, immigration, government assistance programs, and t...

Will 2018 Be A Buyers Market Or A Sellers Market
Will 2018 be a buyer’s market or a seller’s market?Real estate experts and economists agree sellers will continue to hold the cards by ...

New Restaurant Announcement IV By Brother Luck
Brother Luck unveils new downtown restaurant January 16, 2017Bryce Crawford We’ve long been fans of chef Brother Luck, from enjoying his talents at RMFR’s first annivers...

Gallop In The Gardem Free 5K Fun Run
Gallop In the Garden - Free 5K Fun RunRun/ Jog/ Walk in Garden of the Gods Park!Join us EVERY Thursday between 4:00pm – 6:00pm for the Gallop in the Garden 5K Fun Run! Meet i...

Want To Sell Your House Faster And At A Higher Price Try Staging
Many potential sellers think staging is a waste of money. But it turns out, staging has a significant impact on how quickly, effectively, and profitably you may be able to sell you...

Do You Need A Real Estate Agent When Buying New Construction
If you consider buying a new construction home, there’s a good chance you’ll question whether or not you even need to use a real estate agent.You might even wonder if there...

4 Mistakes To Avoid The First Time You Buy Or Sell A Home
If it’s your first time buying or selling real estate, you don’t know what you don’t know. There are tons of potential pitfalls and challenges along the way that it’s har...

Open Houses In January
Click here for an awesome list of homes that are being held open across El Paso County, Colorado:CLICK HERE...

Your Guide To The Loan Process
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3 Free Hacks For Storing Christmas Decorations
Now that the holidays are over, all you're left with is a tupperware full of cookies and a whole mess of decorations to put away. It could be very tempting to walk into the organiz...

Ice Fest Cripple Creek
The Cripple Creek Ice Festival is a sensational event. 2018 marks the 11th year for this event where ice sculptors carve ice into beautiful works of art  that will amaze you.&...

5 Reasons Youll Want A Veteran Friendly Real Estate Agent
Have you served? There are five reasons why you'll want a veteran-friendly real estate. 1. The agent understands the unique needs of veterans and service membersDuring the hom...

Top 5 Reasons You Shouldnt FSBO
With home prices rising and lack of inventory, some homeowners may attempt to sell their home on their own.  In the industry this is referred to as for sale by owner (FSB...

January Skiing Deals
January Skiing DealsJanuary is learn to skii and snowboard month, and many resorts are offering tickets at a reduced rate for beginners.  So whether you are new to the area or...

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I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas!...

What To Do With The Christmas Tree TREECYCLE
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How To Dispose Of A Christmas Tree
How to Dispose of a Christmas TreeAs fun as it is to pick out the Christmas tree, it’s a lot less exciting trying to figure out what to do with it once the holidays are over. Bet...

Holiday Cleaning Tips For A GuestReady Home
Holiday Cleaning: Tips for a Guest-Ready Home How deep do you go when cleaning for holiday guests? There are some who take it to the extreme — but you can have a clean home with...

AdAmAn 2018 New Years Firework Display
AdAmAn Fireworks DisplayPresented by Pikes Peak: America's Mountain at Pikes Peak - America's Mountain The unique group of mountaineers, who each year climb the icy...

Cleaning Hacks To Get Your House Ready To Sell
Cleaning Hacks To Get Your House Ready To Sell!As the saying goes " you never get a second chance to make a good first impression" . It's so important to keep your house neat and t...

Why You Need Earnest Money
 What is Earnest Money?As a new homebuyer you might not know exactly what earnest money is.  Earnest money is a deposit that a buyer makes to a seller to show them that t...

3 Questions To Ask When Buying
The real estate market is constantly changing, so of course DO YOUR RESEARCH! DO NOT jump the gun on this one! Unbiased advice from family and peers may be kind, but you are the on...

Best Breakfast In Colorado Springs
The take-home message is pretty clear: Breakfast truly may be the most important meal of the day, and consuming more calories in the morning and fewer as the day goes on is an effe...

Buying And Selling At The Same Time
You’ve had great memories in your first home; maybe you had children, got a new pet or possibly got that long awaited promotion. As the years pass and time goes on, it is time to...

How To Decorate Your Home For The Holidays Without Hurting A Sale
Selling your home during the holidays means you may need a crash course in how to decorate your home without turning off buyers.Unless you're a total Scrooge, it's hard to argue...

3 Common Fears Of First Time HomeBuyers And How To Overcome Them
Buying your first home can be one of the most exciting experiences of your life. But it can also be one of the scariest.Buying real estate is a complicated process. And if you’...

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Holiday EventsThings to do this weekend in Colorado Springs As the holidays are fast approaching, don’t forget to stop and enjoy it! Whether it’s skating in the park ...

Open Houses In December
Ready for your new comprehensive open house list for December 2017:CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE HOMES AND THE DATES...

Tips For Selling Your Home During The Holiday Season
The holiday season from November through January is often considered the worst time to put a home on the market. While the thought of selling your home during the winter months...

In N Out In Colorado Springs
For all of the In-N-Out fans, great news! The California based chain is planning on making a move to the Colorado Springs area. It is said to be located in the Interquest Voya...

Winter Emergency Kit
Don' t let the unseasonably warm weather this year catch you off guard! Be prepared with an emergency car kit. Here are a few items to start your emergency kit;1. Kitty litter- hel...

Property Tax
Property tax, one of those thing you don’t really think about when buying a home but you really should be. Property tax here in Colorado Springs varies greatly depending on the a...

DIY Budget Updates And Cosmetic Fixes For Your Home
10 DIY Budget Updates and Cosmetic Fixes:Update and Enhance the EntrywayOf course first impressions matter.  Investing in a new front door or paint your old one, it can c...

Cookies
Did you know that there is a National Bake Cookies Day? This day happens to fall on December 18 this year, just in time to bake those yummy treats for Santa.Cookies are most common...

What Is Earnest Money
So you have just made a decision the and put an offer on a home, and your offer gets accepted. Now its time to pay your earnest money.... WAIT what in the world is earnest money?!W...

Santa Express Train
We've all seen, read, or at least heard of the Polar Express! Now you can take a train ride to meet Santa himself at the magical North Pole.  The Santa Express Train is a wint...

In N Out Restaurant
Who has heard about the first In-N-Out Colorado location set to open in Colorado Springs?! The company is currently under contract to purchase some land in Northern Colorado Spring...

Is Staging A Home Really Necessary
Your home might be beautiful. Maybe it is immaculate, stylishly appointed to suit your tastes or highly upgraded with the finest materials and features. Perhaps it is all of these ...

October Market Trends
Check out the market trends from October, with November coming to an end, what do you predict that the trends will be for November?...

Festival Of Lights Parade
The 33rd Festival of Lights Parade is taking place this Saturday December 2, 2017 at 5:50 pm on Tejon Street! The theme will be "Through the Eyes of a Child" this year. The Fe...

Fixer Upper
http://shannell.theteamcolorado.com/property/30-7767929-2412-W-Platte-Avenue-Colorado-Springs-CO-80904Check out this newly listed Fixer Upper house located Downtown!...

Why You Need Your Own Real Estate Agent When Buying New Construction
When house hunting, there's definitely something enticing about purchasing new construction.  If you are interested in purchasing new construction, the builder's age...

Track Santa With Norad
On Dec. 24, 1955, a call was made to the Continental Air Defense Command (CONAD) Operations Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. However, this call was not from the president or a ...

6 Tips On Saving Money When Flipping
1. BUY OFF-THE-SHELFI have two big box home improvement stores in my town. They both sell “off the shelf” cabinets, which are made by Hampton Bay. They only come in about 30 si...

Lights Of Colorado
Who doesn’t love admiring twinkling lights while sipping hot cocoa? I know I do! After stuffing myself to the brim of turkey, mashed potatoes and stuffing, I’m ready to br...

7 Reasons To List Your Home This Holiday Season
Each year around this time, many homeowners wait until after the holidays to put their homes on the market for the first time, while others who have already listed their homes will...

Christmast Tree Permits
With Christmas just around the corner, many Coloradans may be looking for the perfect tree.If you have decided to cut your own tree this year be sure to obtain a permit from th...

Turkey Day Numbers
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Opening Dates For Colorado Ski Areas
It's that time of year again, when we anxiously await the opening of Colorado ski areas.  If you are one of the many Coloradans who has been waiting all summer to hit the...

Debates FirstTime Homebuyers Face
Buying your first place can be an exciting but often overwhelming experience. From finding “the one” to figuring out how you’ll pay for it, you’ll face many choices along...

Rememberance Day
On the 11th Hour of the 11th Day of the 11th Month,  Please take a minute of Silence in remembrance of the members of the armed forces who have died in the line of d...

CAPITAL ONE CLOSES ITS MORTGAGE DIVISION
Capital One closes their doors permanently on their ENTIRE home loan division! If you are affected make sure to get in contact with us to we can get you in contact with some amazin...

Tips For Selling Your Home Around Thanksgiving
Make Curb Appeal a Top Priority.By the time Thanksgiving rolls around, trees have started to lose their leaves. This makes maintaining the exterior of your even more of a priorit...

OPEN HOUSES IN NOVEMBER
Ready to get out there and go through some open houses?Check out this constantly updated list of all the open houses in El Paso county:CLICK HERE...

Happy Halloween Everybody
Happy Halloween!Fears of purchasing a home?  No need to fright! I'd be happy to answer any questions buyers may have with the home buying process. Justin BlackKeller Will...

Buying A Home In Your Twenties
You’ve graduated college and scored that perfect job you have always wanted,  so what’s next? Surely buying a house is out of the question, or is it? Buying a house might ...

Best Month To Buy
Did you know that statistically October is the best month to buy a home?You do now...

Country Jam 2018
It's never too early to plan out your concert calendar for NEXT summer.  Country fans won't want to miss this one!  Let the countdown begin! Country Jam is the ...

Holiday Gift Fair
Are you looking to get into the holiday spirit?  There is a lot going on this time of year, but there are Holiday Food and Gift Festivals that can help you get a jump start on...

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Looking for a fun, safe activity to enjoy with your kids tonight? Come out to Keller Williams Partners for Trunk R' Treat this evening from 4:30PM-6:30PM! 6140 Tutt Blvd, 8092...

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Great Step 3 of Bold today!  Truly beginning to see what sets Keller Williams apart from other Brokerages. If you are planning on interviewing multiple agents for your next Re...

Trick Or Treat Safty Tips For Pets
Trick or Treating is Fun for our kids, all the Candy and Costumes,   but don't forget the dangers this could lead to for your fur babies.Click here for Pet Safe...

New Movie Theater Coming To Colorado Springs Next Month
Finally the huge construction project at Interquest and Voyager on the North side of Colorado Springs will open. The project has been unfinished for years after starting constructi...

Pricing Myths You Need To Get Past If You Want To Sell Your Home
When homeowners are preparing to put their properties on the market, one aspect is usually foremost in their minds: money. Setting the asking price accurately can mean the differen...

Open House Etiquette 101 A Guide For Buyers
Open houses can be an interesting experience for first-time buyers and seasoned buyers alike — especially if the owners are still living in the home.It can be a bit awkward walki...

Home Staging
Staying on trend is a vital part of staging. If a buyer walks into a home and it feels like it is stuck in the past, they will walk right back out the door. Although trends do cycl...

Trunk R Treat At KW Partners
Trick 'R' Trunk is a fun Halloween activity where our agents decorate the trunks of their cars and pass out candy. Instead of house hoping, you car hop in the parking lot! This eve...

Authentic Italian In Colorado Springs
Are you tired of chain restaurants?  Are you looking for a new place to try? Paravicini's Italian Bistro just may be the ticket! Paravicini's is a bustling Italian restau...

OCTOBER OPEN HOUSES IN COLORADO SPRINGS THIS WEEKEND
OPEN HOUSES IN COLORADO SPRINGS THIS WEEKEND#OPENCOLORADOSPRINGSHere is a list of all Open Houses from the MLS this weekend. Feel free to check out our Featured home too! Loca...

Why Does An Agent Ask You If Youre Preapproved
Why does an agent ask you if you’re pre-approved?Agents aren’t asking you if you’re pre-approved because they’re looking to size up how much you can spend. They want a...

Megans Law
Do you know what Megans law is?I only remind people now because it could be a decisive factor in your home buying process. Be sure to know who you live near. ...

Love It Or List It
I'm sure you've all heard about the love it or list it show! Well, have you thought about selling your home but have thought that it isn't desirable or market ready? What if there ...

Wire Fraud
Be careful out there when transferring money via wire! Colorado has had a recent wave of wire fraud in online transactions. This means that you need to be extra careful when naviga...

4 Hidden Costs Of Not Owning A Home
4 Hidden Costs Of Not Owning A Home There’s no arguing there’s costs associated with owning a home. But the adverse is also true; there are also definite costs...

Pikes Peak Regional Airshow
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3 Things Real Estate Apps Commonly Get Wrong
Listing sites like Zillow, Trulia, Redfin, and Craigslist have become the go-to source for many buyers and sellers (particularly people attempting to buy or sell property on their ...

Why You Should Not Let A Website Tell You Your Homes Value
Picture this… There’s an inexperienced real estate agent in your town. He hasn’t sold any homes yet. He wants to drum up some business. So, he climbs up onto your roof an...

September Open Houses
Here is a list of all Open Houses from the MLS this weekend. Feel free to check out our Featured home too!Location for the featured Property 20225 Lost Arrowhead Dr, Monument COBe ...

Ready For A New Workout
Jazzercise is a fun and effective workout that has been around for over 45 years!  It has certainly stood the test of time.  Read what Shape.com has to say about this tri...

Healthy Snacking
 GO-TO SNACK LISTWhen you have zero time to prepare: Nuts and seeds (I like almonds, cashews, and pumpkin seeds) Fruit that I can eat without peeling or chopping, such ...

Sick Puppy
When our pets hurt so do we!  If you are new to Colorado Springs, a new pet owner or just looking for a new vet, try out Aspen View Veterinary Hospital!  The Doctors and ...

Hurricane Harvey How Can I Help
There are so many people who are hurting due to Hurricane Harvey!  And there are so many people saying "what can I do to help".  There are of course many ways to help, bu...

Help For Texas
Honestly I think KW Cares is the back bone of our company.Seeing that the big trucks are ready to go into the disaster area when safe. 800# number issued to our agents in need...

Homes Under 200
It's no little secret that Colorado Springs was voted one of the ten hottest markets in America! So where are all the homes under $200,000?Follow this link to check out what you ca...

One Glaring Real Estate Lesson We Can All Learn From The Solar Eclipse
You’ve probably heard lots of people scurrying to find solar eclipse glasses.There’s going to be quite a few people who simply can’t get a pair in time for the eclipse.People...

Behind The Scenes Of Selling Your Home
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Local Car Show August 27th
Everyone loves checking out beautifully restored classic cars, and shiny new imports. Ritas Italian Ice is hosting a car show on the 27th August. All the information can be found H...

Adventure Time Cookbook For Kids
My Kids love to cook, they love trying out new recipes.                       Royal Tart (Strawberry Cheesecake)This tas...

Open Houses In August
Ready to spend a weekend and check out a couple of open houses!Go to this awesome link to do your own shopping on your own time.OPEN HOUSES...

Schools Districts In Colorado Springs
Click here, for an interactive map....

Think Yourself Happy
Much research has been done on the power of positive thought, and self affirmation.  If you are new to the idea, you may be skeptical.  Below is an article on the power o...

Chicken Avocado Salad
Check out this great summer recipe! http://natashaskitchen.com/2017/07/28/avocado-chicken-salad-recipe/Avocado Chicken Salad RecipePrep time:15 minsTotal time:15 minsThis Avoc...

Drive Safely
Colorado is booming!  There are a lot more people on our roadways these days.  People in cars and trucks and many people on motorcycles and bicycles.  The number of ...

Time To Head Back To The Classroom
Yes the summer is quickly slipping by!  If you haven't noticed already, the store shelves are stocked with back to school supplies, and depending on where you live your kids m...

Ritas FREE Texas Roadhouse
Sunday 3 PM. Be there or be hungry. Ritas is the epitome of a well ran small business in town! Originating from the east Coast, the store front is making its way to us. C...

Parade Of Homes
It is coming to that time again! Parade of Homes is showcasing some of the most desired homes across Colorado Springs. Go get your tickets and star dreaming big!Look here for all t...

Solar Eclipse August 21st 2017
Colorado details right here....

Homes Under 200k
We all know that the market is getting tough! Here is a great list of homes under $200,000CLICK HERE...

My Favorite Restaurant In Colorado Springs
Coquettes Bistro and BakeryAfter several months of waiting for the new location to open, I can honestly say it was worth the wait.Check out the website here.Boulder Tea, with Milk ...

17 Words That Mean Something Different In Colorado
Number 13 is Me!Click on the picture for the whole list....

Open Houses In Colorado Springs
Ready to start the house hunt? Looking to see what's out there?Check out this link to see all Open Houses across the county this month!...

Colorado Springs School District 11
As one of the oldest school districts in Colorado Springs, District 11 has enjoyed a distinguished history of providing excellent education to the greatest number of students in ou...

Down Payment Assistance In Colorado
With rising rent, many of you may be wondering how to keep a roof over your head!  Many people think that they need to save for years in order to have enough money for a down ...

Independence Day In Colorado Springs
Celebrate Independence Day with these fun events.  Click on the picture....

A Perfect Summer Time Salad
  Water Melon and Feta Salad.Print1 Water Melon, peeled , seeds removed and cut into chunks.1 small Red Onion, peeled and finely sliced.A few sprigs of mints, coarsely ch...

Huzzah
It's here again! The Colorado Renaissance Festival, located in Larkspur, Colorado takes you on a magical tour through time and legend. As you wander down the village stre...

Summer Fun In Colorado Springs
Summer is quickly slipping by!  Take advantage of the great Colorado weather and get outside with your family.  If you are looking for some fun activities you can find so...

From Clay To Kiln
Do you want to get your hands dirty and learn how to make beautiful functional pieces you can use every day? Bowls, cups, and vases are great projects for beginners but students wi...

Pets Make A House A Home
A house is not a home without a pet!Support our local no kill shelter. I was lucky enough to take my wife and kids there on free cat day! Click this link and see if you can fi...

Open Houses In El Paso
Not quite ready to make a commitment to an agent? Why not check out some open houses across El Paso county. Once you do that give us a call to view any home that's currently for sa...

One Of The Happiest Places To Live
And that is why I Love Colorado!http://colorado.ourcommunitynow.com/2017/06/09/co-cities-2017-happiest-places/...

Family Fun On An Overcast Day In Colorado Springs
The Penny Arcade is a great attraction for people of all ages, local or tourist, especially on an overcast/rainy day.  My Family and I, enjoy spending some a quality time...

The Most Expensive Houses In El Paso
One can dream, and if you're dreaming, why not dream big? Here is a comprehensive list of all the most expensive properties in El Paso County. CLICK HERE TO SEE ...

Kids Grow Better Outside
Great Outdoors Colorado is launching a “get outdoors” campaign for kids. The campaign, called “Generation Wild,” is a bucket list of 100 things to accomplish before they tu...

Food Hall Coming To Colorado Springs
There is a new trend in dining!  And it's coming to Colorado Springs!  Read more about it here!https://colorado.ourcommunitynow.com/2017/05/31/food-hall-colorado-springs/...

Pinterest
We all need help with some creative home ideas sometimes. I for one have and extensive "honey-do" list, lately I have knocked out a few tasks and had some great fun doing it. Follo...

Summer Shrimp Recipe
Looking for something tasty to serve this summer!  I love pasta and seafood, and this recipe will certainly satisfy! AND it's EASY PEASY! http://www.goodhousekeeping.com/...

Free Fitness Month
Looking for a new way to get in shape?  Most people start the year with good intentions and get side tracked fast!  We all know that regular exercise is important for our...

Top Dollar Sales
It's no secret that we have an extremely HOT SELLER'S market right now. We listed three homes this week and all of them went under contract within three days!! How would you like t...

Open Houses This Month
Not quite ready  for the commitment to an agent? Why not get out there and look at some open houses on your own time? If you find the perfect one we can get you the best deal ...

The BEST List For Brand New Listings
Tired of being beaten to the door of those dream homes? The average days on market for a home in El Paso County right now is only 36 days, that's from listing to closing!...

Southern BBQ Chicken
There is something about the days getting longer and warmer that makes us want to get outside and fire up the grill!  Want to make your neighbors jealous?  They are sure ...

Its Time For Springtime Allergies
Oh the beauty of spring!  The grass is growing, the flowers are blooming and the trees are budding out! The colors are bright and the smells are intoxicating! And then it happ...

Some Stats About The Market
March 2017 saw an increase in the number of Single Family/Patio Home sales over February. The average sales price decreased slightly from February but the median price increased 5%...

Xeriscaping Is Good For Colorado
Colorado Springs is known for it's arid climate.  We have experienced drought and near drought conditions over many years.  Although we aspire to maintain a nice green la...

The Best Trails In Colorado Springs
Serious Running ran every available trail in Colorado to see how they stack up against each other! See the full list hereHere are the top 5 trails in the Springs:Palmer ParkFalcon ...

Free National Park Entry
Fascinated by the beauty of Colorado but don't like to be charged to enjoy the best sites?You're in luck! To celebrate National Park Week, all 58 National Parks will be FREE t...

What Do I Do With The Leftover EGGS
Spring has sprung, that's for sure!  Trees are blooming, days are getting longer, and hopefully your grass is turning green (although that's a tough one living here in dry Col...

Find The Golden Egg
HOUSE HUNTING?Starting the process by yourself surfing the web can be quite tedious and time consumingNot as much fun as Easter Egg Hunting.Let ME help you! As A Full-Time Rea...

Army Day
By the President of the United States of AmericaA ProclamationI have proclaimed April 6 Army Day. That day means more than ever to us this year. We are fighting an all-out war in d...

5 Things To Do In Colorado Springs This April
Getting tired of not knowing quite what to do as the weather starts to warm up like me? Spring is upon us, contrary to what Mother Nature is telling us; and that means the vib...

Mar 31 2017 20741 1
Congrats to another New Homeowner!High Fives all around for Stanley and Teresa Erickson!VA New Home ownersThanks for your service Sir and good luck in your new home!Thank...

Colorado Springs Buyers Need Your Home
If you have though of upgrading to a bigger home We can definitely help! There are plenty of first time home buyers out there just waiting for the right home which could very possi...

Spring Cleaning Tip Air Filters
Spring is here! There are many tasks to keep your home in great shape for Spring.Tip #2 Air FiltersWhen was the last time you changed your furnace air filter?Depending on...

Mortgage Rates Rising
It is no secret that mortgage rates and home prices are rising and its been expected for some time now, but its not necessarily the wrong time to buy. Some of my clients tell ...

Soccer In The Springs
Colorado Springs is home to lots of fun, family friendly events!  Many people know about Sky Sox Baseball and Colorado College Hockey but did you know that not long ago we add...

Get Fit At Any Age
Our health is so important!  But boy it sure gets harder to stay fit as we age.  There are many things that change in our bodies!  Sometimes we need to change our ga...

Spring Cleaning Tip Gutters
Spring is here! There are many tasks to keep your home in great shape for Spring.Tip #1 GuttersHow many leaves and debris are clogging your gutters now?Gutters are instal...

Fun Day Trips In Colorado Springs
Colorado Springs is full of exciting things to do. However, so many of us who have lived here for a long time fail to take advantage of all there is to do!  Whether you are a ...

Tips For VA Buyers
You're eligible for the VA home loan, but where do you start? Here are a few quick tips to get you on the right track, for more information just give us a call:1. Find a VA Savvy a...

Colorado Is A Healthy Pet State
Colorado is known for a lot of things!  Our state has beautiful mountains, clear skies and sunshine.  We like to take advantage of the natural beauty by hiking, biking, s...

Try Out A Flip
House flipping has become the day trading of the 2000's. But in the rush to make a profit, far too many would-be real estate moguls overlook the basics and end up failing. Flipping...

Mar 13 2017 33956 1
One of the most common places to start the home buying process is in fact getting a home loan! But just what is the situation in Colorado right now, and when is the best time ...

Spring Forward
Don't forget to set your clocks forward an hour this Sunday March 12 at 2am ET!..................and speaking of SpringSpring it the PEAK time to sell your home.Call me for more in...

Open Houses In Colorado Springs This Weekend
Are you just starting your new home search? A great way to begin is to get out and see what the beautiful Colorado Springs has to offer! This weekend there are 38 homes b...

Colorado Crossings Project Is Now Victory Ridge
The Colorado Crossings project was to have 1.6 million square feet of stores, restaurants and offices, 1,600 residences and a 14-screen theater complex but due to an unfo...

I Would Like To Apply For The Job Of Selling Your Home
Dear seller,    As you may or may not know, Colorado Springs is in need of Homes for sale, so if you have been thinking of selling your Home let me come by and show you w...

Interview Real Estate Agents
As the we prepare for a Great summer in Real Estate here in Colorado Spring, I ask that if you have had the slightest thought of buying a Home, to talk to an agent about your ...

Protect Your Colorado Home From Wildfire
Colorado's dry climate can leave us all vulnerable to Wildfire.Here are some helpful tips on how to protect yourself and your property from Wildfire.Most Important is to create a "...

Mardi Gras And Jewel Tones Trending In Home Decor 2017
Mardi Gras also referred to as Carnival has dated back for hundreds of years, A festival celebrating by overindulging in foods and spirits before the ritual of fasting fo...

Keller Williams Mobile App
Many of today's consumer's, (including Home Buyers) will search online before making a connection with a sales rep or going down to the retail shop to make a purchase. Adherin...

Are You Still In Love With Your Home
Have you lost that loving feeling?Are you looking for something new?Maybe it's time to upgrade!On average home values in Colorado rose 11-13%  From 2015-2016 Let's t...

I AM Your Superbowl Sunday AGENT
Winning Means you're willing to GO LONGER, WORK HARDER,and GIVE MOREthanANYONE ELSE~Vince LombardiI AM your Superbowl Sunday Agent! I am in the Game to WIN for ...

Best City To Live In
According to the Business Insider, Colorado Springs is the #5 city in the United States to live in and I can understand why. Being from the Arizona desert, when the Army brought me...

We Are Hiring
At Keller Williams you have the opportunity to be a business partner at THE top training company of the world. As a Real Estate agent you decide your income, you decide w...

Stop Throwing Your Money Away
LANDLORDS GET RICH IN THEIR SLEEPStill Renting?Are you ready to FUND your own future?STOP throwing your money awayRenting is on average 33% higher than home ownership.The time is N...

PCS Season Coming
In only a few months we are expecting many new military families to the bases surrounding Colorado springs and many others moving away and continue serving elsewhere...

Selling Your Home
Competitive offers to buy homes are being written everyday in parts of Colorado Springs, great way to start the year. The time is now to sell your Home for the most amoun...

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Winter Is A Great Time To Sell
Most people think Spring and Summer are the best times of the year to List your home. The statistics show WINTER comes in second to Spring for getting your home sold at t...

New Build Home For The New Year
Are you thinking about a new home for the new year?As Colorful Colorado living is becoming more and more popular, existing home inventory is slimming. Last year New Build Cons...

New Years Resolution
Most of us come up with New Years resolutions at the start of the year but very little of us stick to them. We commit to losing some extra weight, eating healthier, quitt...

Best Way To End 2016
What are some of the best ways you can think of to end a year and start a new one?Friends, Family, toasting to new beginnings?How about being a home owner for the first t...

Make Your Home Stand Out To Buyers
Selling your home can be quite the journey but if you hire the right agent the process will be seamless. Home values are determined by the homes sold in the areas near your ho...

2017 Real Estate
According to the 2017 University of Colorado Economic Business outlook, Colorado Springs is expected to have the highest job growth in the state due to down Town revitalization, Cy...

Merry Christmas 2016
From Home to Home, I hope you all had a day filled with sweetness and LOVE! Merry Christmas To All! Jennifer J Messick719.337.5343http://www.coshomesforsale.com...

Steps To Buying Your Home
Buying a Home now is a good idea for several reasons. To name a few, interest rates are still at a all time low and mortgage payments more often than not are lo...

Fire Up The Fireplace
With the frigid below freezing temps we've been having the last few days in Colorful Colorado, have you FIRED up your FIREPLACE?There are different types of Fireplaces to choo...

Homemade Tortillas
 Today I just finished my last homemade tortilla for lunch. Delicious, I want more!! The Cortez family bought their first home back in July when they relocated here ...

Rates Going Up
Have you been thinking about buying a NEW home?On the fence?NOW is the time!Why wait?Interest Rates are on the RISE!Lock in a low rate NOW and be in a new home as early a...

Splitting The Holidays With Inlaws
Being with the family for the holidays is very important to me, but what about when you have two families in the same city, and the holiday involves a HUGE meal? When I began dat...

Happy Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving,  a wonderful holiday where we can all take pause and reflect on all the things we are thankful for. This special day is filled with good food, family a...

VA Loan
If you are a Military Veteran currently serving, Retired or simply ETS'd you qualify to purchase a Home with no money down with a VA guaranteed loan. Other than buying a home with ...

Own A Piece Of The Sky
The Team Colorado would like to introduce to you the opportunity to own your very own property in the coveted Skyway community. This property includes 5 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, ...

Veterans Day 2016
Thank you VeteransThanks for all of your blood, sweat and tears.We honor and thank you for doing what you do in order to protect and serve our country. The constant struggle o...

Vote 2016
We are lucky to live in the Land of the FREE and have many rights in this great country.One being the right to Vote! If you haven't already, get out to the polls today&nb...

Ready To Move To The New Office Location
6140 Tutt Blvd Colorado Springs.   Come and say hello!  ...

First Time Home Buyers
Did you know that 34% of home sales in the month of September 2016 were made by first time Home Buyers? A record high not seen in over 4 years and it was made possible primari...

Happy Halloween 2016
Don't be SPOOKED by the Real Estate Market! Don't let your current home HAUNT you!The TRICK is finding the right agent!Looking to Buy, Sell, or Invest in Real Estate...

Price Your Home Right
With technology these days it is easy to get "insider" Real Estate information and become an expert. You can type in any address and get tons of information and even an estima...

Pumpkin Day
Today was Pumpkin Day! Nothing says Fall more than pumpkin flavored everything to eat , family fun time at the pumpkin patch, and carving scary pumpkins for Halloween. I'...

Faded Image
It is part of my routine to get a fresh haircut every week. Its one of those things that give a man confidence as much as wearing a sharp 3 piece suit or a nice wris...

Baby Teeth
Well my not so little girl had a visit with the orthodontist and apparently she doesn't have baby teeth anymore and its time for some straightening. It was not long ago that w...

Are You Eager For Snow
Are you feeling eager and impatient for that beautiful white, fluffy, cold stuff to fall from the sky?Soon enough we will see it everywhere here in Colorado. If you don't...

Fair Housing Declaration
Fair Housing Declaration  I agree to:  Provide equal professional service without regard to the race, color, religion, gender (sex), disability (handicap), fami...

Why You Need To Sell Now Rather Than In The Spring
Well, for one thing, we have a serious shortage of homes for sale in our market.   The supply has not kept up with the demand, particularly in the middle to lower price r...

Its A Beautiful Day For A Closing
Mountains in the background at the title company! Here in Colorful Colorado another happy family just signed papers and closed on their new home!Are you next? I'm here to...

Why Hire A Luxury Home Specialist
Not all realtors are a member of the Institute for Luxury Home Marketing.  If you are preparing to sell your finer property, you will definitely want a real estate professiona...

Chilly Mornings
It's officially FALL and the mornings are getting cooler and cooler every day.  A helpful reminder, it's time to prep your furnace for winter!! Home Heating/Fur...

Adopt A Road
I love giving back and helping keep our community clean!At least four times a year a group of geocaching friends and I get out and help clean up our Adopted Road on the northeast s...

How Is The Market In Colorado Springs Right Now You Ask
After the rush of the spring and summer when the local market was described as hot, particularly under the $300,000 price point, you might be wondering how the market is right now ...

Best Drives To See Aspens In Colorado
The aspens will be turning this month and into early October.  If you are wondering where to see them in all of their glory, check out this link. http://www.denverpost.com/201...

Sep 11 2016
A beautiful and somber tribute to the fallen here in our city of Colorado Springs.On this beautiful sunny Sunday morning, September 11, 2016 the 15th anniversary of the Septem...

September Is A Great Time To Buy
After the crazy hot market activity this spring and summer, one might think that the fall is not as good of a time to put your house on the market. Actually, fall buyers are o...

National Dog Day 2016
Happy National Dog Day to all our loved ones, our fur babies! Those canines with their sloppy wet kisses and endless energy for catching balls. For their unwavering prote...

Being Watched Like A Hawk
Have you heard the saying "BEING WATCHED LIKE A HAWK"? As I was showing my clients this beautiful Townhome this BIG BOY seemed to be guarding it better than a watch dog w...

Real Estate With Olympian Fire
Today is opening day for the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics. Colorado Springs is home to the Flagship training center and home to the USOC headquarters.  We help train athletes...

Colorado Day 2016
Happy 140th Birthday Colorado!...also known as Colorado Day.Colorado is referred to as the "Centennial State" because it entered the union in 1876, 100 years after the si...

Hail Storms
Colorado weather is often unpredictable, as most of us already know living here in Colorful Colorado.  Many people were affected by a severe rain and hail storm yest...

Colorado In The Top 10 Best Places To Own A Home
Colorado Ranking #6 in the Top 10 Best For Home Ownership in the U.S. According to an article from SmartAsset.com --Amanda Dixon  JUL 13, 2016For all us li...

National Ice Cream Day
The month of July is National Ice Cream month and the third Sunday in July is National Ice Cream Day! This holiday was introduced in 1984 by President Ronald Reagan to help pr...

Happy 4th Of July
The Strength of a nation lies in the homes of its people. --Abraham Lincoln...

America The Beautiful
Most Americans have heard the song "America The Beautiful" by Katharine Lee Bates , but not all realize that the song was written right here in Colorado Springs.&nbs...

Summer Heat
We are definitely feeling the summertime heat with June wrapping up here in Colorful Colorado.  Just as the weather warms up so does the real estate market.  It's HO...

Flag Day
Today June 14th is Flag day. The first flag day was June 14, 1916 when President Woodrow Wilson issued this proclamation to commemorate the same date the flag was ad...

National Trails Day 2016
trailnounSimple Definition of trail: a path through a forest, field, etc.: the marks, signs, smells, etc., that are left behind by someone or something and that can ...

Remembrance
So many choices of how to observe Memorial Day. Across the nation people enjoyed their extra day off in many different ways; holding BBQ's for friends and family, camping...

Armed Forces Day 2016
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Top Ten Mothers Day Gifts
Happy Mother's Day to all the amazing, hard working, beautiful women out there.  Motherhood is one of the most challenging jobs a woman can have but in turn the most REWA...

Happy May Day
For centuries May 1st has been celebrated by dancing around the May Pole as a symbol of the great vitality and fertility of nature. It is a celebration of welcoming Sprin...

Weekend Relaxing
I hope everyone is enjoying a relaxing weekend in their homes.  If the home you are in now isn't your sanctuary then let me help you find the next one that will be everyt...

Great American Clean Up
We are still celebrating Earth Day weekend here in the Pikes Peak Region!  Partnering with The Great American Clean Up our community has many volunteer community clean up ...

National Park Week
Happy Earth Day 2016! Every year Earth week coincides with National Park week.  This year from April 16-24 you can celebrate with FREE admission to any National Park.  Wh...


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