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Highlands Ranch Colorado :: Real Estate News :: Bank Owned Home Available $225,225 - 06/30/10 06:33 PM
Highlands Ranch Colorado :: Real Estate News :: Bank Owned Home Available $225,225 Fabulous opportunity to purchase a bank owned home in Highlands Ranch Colorado. The details on this ranch style home are: 1158 square feet on the main 630 square foot unfinished basement 2 bedroom 2 baths (1 full / 1 three-quarter) 2 car garage Built in 1996 Taxes $1,765 / year HOA $125 / quarter Fire place Air Conditioning Stainless Appliances Extensive hardwood floors Walking Distance to all Schools Located on the west side of Highlands Ranch this home feeds the Douglas County School District. The specific schools are (0 comments)
This patriotic parade is for children 2 - Grade 6. Parent must stay with child. FREE to participate. Registration not required. Children will choose to either walk a pet or participate in the bike parade. Pets will be first in the parade and will line up first-come, first served. Children in the bike portion of the Family Bike and Pet Parade will line up first come, first served according to age group. The line up will begin at 8:15 a.m. in the Garbanzo Restaurant West Parking Lot. (0 comments)
Highlands Ranch Colorado :: Community Information :: 4th of July Celebration Part 1 - 06/29/10 04:54 PM
Highlands Ranch Colorado :: Community Information :: 4th of July Celebration Part 1 The Highlands Ranch Community Association’s (HRCA) annual 4th of July Parade will bring the community together in celebration of our nation’s birth. This year’s Grand Marshall is the 2010 Mrs. Colorado. A Highlands Ranch native, Shalon Polson is an active community member both within her church and Teen MOPS, an organization supporting teen mothers during their difficult transition into motherhood. Beginning at 9:00 am, Community members will line the streets of Highlands Ranch to enjoy a full day of celebration including music, food, beer, a pet adoption fair, (1 comments)
Highlands Ranch Colorado :: Real Estate News :: HUD Home Available $225,000 - 06/29/10 04:36 PM
Highlands Ranch Colorado :: Real Estate News :: HUD Home Available $225,000 It isn't often we see a HUD home for sale in Highlands Ranch, however, if you're interested in a fantastic deal now may be the time for you. Listed at $225,000 this may just be the home you've been waiting for! Built in 2000, this 1654 square foot, four bedroom, 2 1/2 bath home is available for bid until Sunday, July 4, 2010 at midnight. There is also a 645 square foot unfinished basement. The home has a two car garage, as you can see. HUD lists the taxes (0 comments)
Highlands Ranch Colorado :: Real Estate News :: Home Remodeling Trends - 06/28/10 07:01 PM
Highlands Ranch Colorado :: Real Estate News :: Home Remodeling Trends The season for home improvements is upon us again. As the season changes many homeowners minds turn to cleaning out, fixing up, and remodeling their home. Outdoor living areas and open kitchen designs are among the top remodeling trends. According to the latest numbers compiled by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Remodeling Market Index, "Homeowners want a space where they can entertain for large parties, cook meals for the family and comfortably enjoy the outdoors without leaving home." Another remodeling trend this season is the transformation of kitchen (0 comments)
Highlands Ranch Colorado Community Information :: $1 Movies at the AMC Theatre - 06/28/10 06:37 PM
Highlands Ranch Colorado Community Information :: $1 Movies at the AMC Theatre The AMC Theatre in Highlands Ranch Colorado is offering a fantastic $1 movie deal this summer. The "Summer MovieCamp" is taking place each Tuesday morning at 10:00 a.m. this summer at participating AMC Theatres, through August 10th. Beat the heat, have a little popcorn, and enjoy a movie. All admission and concession proceeds will benefit two AMC charities - Variety, The Children's Charity and the Will Rogers Institute. June 29 - Monsters vs. Aliens July 6 - Madagascar July 13 - Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa July 20 - Hotel (1 comments)
Event: Lollipop-Looza Kid's Carnival Date: Friday, June 25, 2010 Time: 12:00 P.M. - 3:00 P.M. Location: Westridge Recreation Center - Highlands Ranch, Colorado Cost: $5.00 Come join this fun and fabulous kids event! The recreation Center at Westridge will turn into a kid's play zone with everything from special batting cage games, dunk tanks, inflatable's, games, prizes and more! This is a fun and active way to spend a Friday afternoon! ******************************************************************************************** Realtors Carrie Sampron and Kathy Sampron, Your Highlands Ranch Realtors, specialize in residential real estate in Highlands Ranch, (0 comments)
In a recent survey of home shoppers it was found that often men and women do agree on home must-haves. An equal number of men and women sought green features - about 27 percent - and 35 percent of both sexes put a high priority on a home office. Both sexes did agree on the biggest turn-offs as well: structural damage, bad odors, a busy street, and an awkward floor plan. Here are the top ten features most desired by men and women:
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What I Did For . . . Business :: Highlands Ranch Colorado :: Westridge Knolls - 06/23/10 07:17 PM
What I Did For . . . Business :: Highlands Ranch Colorado :: Westridge Knolls My sister Kathy and I joined the Real Estate biz five years ago - great time huh?! We both worked for 20+ years for Municipal Government and bring a very customer service based focus to our business. Kathy's neighborhood, Westridge Knolls in Highlands Ranch Colorado, is an area we love and focus on. We just finished up our second annual Community Garage Sale, and while the weather didn't really cooperate the neighbors we spoke with were selling like mad! We've been lucky enough to list, market, (0 comments)
Highlands Ranch Colorado :: Real Estate News :: Home Size Continues to Decline - 06/23/10 05:18 PM
Highlands Ranch Colorado :: Real Estate News :: Home Size Continues to Decline Census data shows that the average square footage of a new single-family home dropped to 2,438 square feet in 2009 after peaking at 2,521 square feet in 2007. "The decline in the early 1980's turned out to be temporary but this time the decline is related to phenomena such as an increased share of first-time home buyers, a desire to keep energy costs down, smaller amounts of equity in existing homes to roll into the next home, tighter credit standards and less focus on the investment component of (0 comments)
Highlands Ranch Colorado Community Information - Summer Concert - Six Million Dollar Band - 06/22/10 05:31 PM
Highlands Ranch Colorado Community Information - Summer Concert - Six Million Dollar Band Date: Thursday, June 24, 2010 Time: 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Location: Highland Heritage Regional Park - 9651 Quebec Street, Highlands Ranch, Colorado 80130 Admission: Free! Sponsored by: Littleton Adventist Hospital The Six Million Dollar Band is a high class, professional act that specializes in flawless recreations of your favorite 80's music and beyond. With intricate vocal harmonies, precision musicianship and high energy shows. "We can create the 80's. We have the technology." Bring a picnic dinner and join us as we kick off another great Summer Concert (2 comments)
Highlands Ranch Colorado Community Information 10 Fastest Growing U.S. Counties - 06/22/10 05:03 PM
Highlands Ranch Colorado Community Information 10 Fastest Growing U.S. Counties The fastest-growing counties in the country, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, are mostly in suburban areas outside of urban center. The census numbers govern the distribution of more than $400 buillion in federal money each year. Here are the 10 fastest-growing counties: 1. Kendall County, Illinois (Chicago), 92.1 percent 2. Pinal county, Arizona (Phoenix), 89.7 percent 3. Rockwall County, Texas (Dallas), 88.9 percent 4. Flagler County, Florida (Jacksonville), 83.9 percent 5. Loudon County, Virginia (Washington, D.C.), 77.6 percent 6. Forsyth County, Georgia (Atlanta), 77.4 percent 7. Lincoln County, South Dakota (0 comments)
Highlands Ranch Colorado - Real Estate News - Mortgage Interest Rates - 06/21/10 06:41 PM
Highlands Ranch Colorado - Real Estate News - Mortgage Interest Rates Mortgage Interest Rates remain at near historical lows! Freddie Mac reports 30-year fixed loans are 4.75% and 15-year rates are 4.20%. Mortgage interest rates have hovered at 5 percent or less since early May as concern about the European debt crisis pushed investors to the safety of Treasuries and government-supported bonds tied to home loans. The Federal Reserve probably won’t tighten monetary policy for a “significant period of time,” the San Francisco Fed said in a study released June 14. The Mortgage Bankers Association’s index of U.S. mortgage applications jumped (0 comments)
Highlands Ranch Colorado Community Information - Classic Car Show - June 19, 2010 - 06/19/10 12:15 PM
Highlands Ranch Colorado Community Information - Classic Car Show - June 19, 2010 Cherry Hills Community Church is hosting the 2010 Classic Car Show - Free to the public! Come and show off your classic ride, or just enjoy your neighbors. The Classic Car Show is a fun day that is sure to take you back. Great cars, motorcycles, food, music, and more are at this popular and free event. Saturday - June 19, 2010 from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. It's only $15 to enter a car or motorcycle or $20 the day of the event! The first 125 entries (2 comments)
Open House 12-3 Saturday June 19, 2010 - 10382 Ravenswood Way - Highlands Ranch Colorado 80130 - 06/19/10 12:00 PM
Open House 12-3 Saturday June 19, 2010 - 10382 Ravenswood Way - Highlands Ranch Colorado 80130 Join SampronSisters today from 12:00 noon to 3:00 p.m. for our open house at 10382 Ravenswood Way in Highlands Ranch Colorado! This lovely Ryland home Redwood model has 1637 square foot four bedroom three bath house has a fully finished basement, bringing the finished square feet for you to enjoy to a grand total of 1956 square feet. Updates include granite counter tops in the kitchen as well as new paint. All appliances are included so you can just move in! The home backs to (0 comments)
Highlands Ranch Colorado - Home Improvement - Tips to Stage Your Home for Sale - 06/16/10 06:42 PM
Highlands Ranch Colorado - Home Improvement - Tips to Stage Your Home for Sale We all dream of selling our home as quickly as possible so we can move on with our plans and dreams, but is there anything that the seller can do to position their home for a quick sale. Of course there is! Begin by finding the right Realtor for you, one who can help you price your home right for your market, successfully market your home to potential buyers, and advise you on ways to improve your home's appeal. Get it clean and keep it that way! (0 comments)
When: Thursday, June 17, 2010 Time: 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Location: Highland Heritage Regional Park, Highlands Ranch, Colorado Admission: Free Sponsored by: Littleton Adventist Hospital After the breakup in 1970, John and Paul went their separate ways writing songs that would some day be on their solo records. That music still stands the test of time, as performed by Colorado's finest Beatles cover band, The Fables. So, in addition to The Beatles biggest hits and deep album tracks, you'll enjoy the magnificent solo work of two of the (1 comments)
Westridge Knolls Home Sales - May, 2010 - Highlands Ranch, Colorado - 06/14/10 07:14 PM
Westridge Knolls Home Sales - May, 2010 - Highlands Ranch, Colorado As the neighborhood expert for Westridge Knolls, SampronSisters keeps up on what is happening with listing and sales in the community. We hope this information regarding recent home sales is helpful and educational. If you have any questions you can either give Carrie a call at (303) 931-3629 or send her an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. 9834 Thornbury Way, Highlands Ranch, Colorado 80129 Listed $299,900 Sold $292,400 Concession $7,500 2095 Square Feet / 548 Basement Finished / 4 Bed (3 Up 1 Main) 3 Baths (1 5 Piece 1 Full Bath (0 comments)
Highlands Ranch Colorado Community Information - Westridge Knolls Community Garage Sale - 06/10/10 07:08 PM
Highlands Ranch Colorado Community Information - Westridge Knolls Community Garage Sale SampronSisters of Home Real Estate is hosting the 2nd Annual Westridge Knolls Community Garage Sale this weekend! Date: Friday and Saturday - June 11th & June 12th Time: 7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Location: Westridge Knolls subdivision in Highlands Ranch, Colorado - Lucent Blvd & Westridge Knolls Ave. or Highlands Ranch Parkway & Westridge Knolls Ave. We've invited 600 homes to participate and are hoping for a fantastic turnout. Don't miss it! ******************************************************************************************** Realtors Carrie Sampron and Kathy Sampron specialize in residential real estate in Highlands Ranch, Colorado, as well (0 comments)
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