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New Construction - To Inspect or Not To Inspect? - 03/30/07 08:30 PM
I recently put a new construction home under contract and was asked by my client if they should have an independent professional inspection. His thoughts were in line with many folks when he told me that since it was brand new he thought he might be able to skip the inspection. He asked, "Would you inspect new construction?" My immediate answer was, "Of course!" I feel that even though the home may have less problems than a 20-year old resale home, it is unlikely that the property will have NO problems at all. Fast forward two weeks. The inspection was today and overall (14 comments)
Stone Crossing: A Premier Community of Luxury Homes in Colorado Springs. - 03/29/07 06:06 PM
As a Realtor in the Colorado Springs area, I have watched many areas of the city develop. I can appreciate when a premier community of luxury homes stands out among the different areas of Colorado Springs. Stone Crossing is one of these communities. Beginning in 2003, Acuff Homes and Vantage Homes along with The Woodmont Development Company, began building luxury homes in the master community of Stone Crossing. Stone Crossing was designed to be a celebration of nature. Honoring the high plateau terrain of rising slopes, gentle valleys, ponds, native gambel oak and ponderosa pine the Master Plan preserves the land's inherent character to create (0 comments)
Selling My OWN Home Gave Me A New Perspective! - 03/29/07 10:49 AM
I have been a Realtor since the late 90's. Within a month of getting in the business, I got married and my husband and I purchased our first home. We lived in it for 6.5 years and when I listed a fantastic larger home, we decided it was time to move. (This was my first home.) My clients had the home built a year before and when I was working with them, I remember thinking that I could easily live in that house. Less than one year later, their plans changed and they listed it with me. After having it on the market (8 comments)
Buyer Beware: Don't Skip Your Walk Through! - 03/25/07 12:08 PM
Homes aren't cheap - even the lower priced ones aren't cheap. Sounds simple enough doesn't it? Sure it does! Let's imagine that you have contracted to purchase your home and closing day has arrived! What an exciting day!! There are many details. You need to get your cashier's check, make sure you have your photo id, sign the documents at closing, make sure the movers arrive, switch over utilities, and the "to do" list grows from there. Even with all of the things that need to be done - don't skip your walk through! I'm going to let you in on something (9 comments)
Radon Testing...Why It's a Must! - 03/23/07 06:51 PM
I scheduled an inspection to include radon testing the other day while a colleague was just walking into my office. She asked me if all of my clients spent money for the radon test. I thought this was a strange question. She looked surprised when I said yes, all of my clients decided on radon testing once I explained it to them. So she asked me what I told my clients to convince them to test for radon. I explained: "Mr. and Mrs. Buyer - I strongly urge you to have an independent, professional inspection to include radon testing." Why radon testing? I explain the (34 comments)
Common Courtesy - Give it a try! - 03/15/07 10:52 PM
We've all probably received the following call from one of our sellers: "Hi Michele, I just wanted to let you know that Joe Schmoe never showed up for the showing." Ugh, how rude. You apologize to your seller on behalf of the rude agent and hope it doesn't happen again. Most sellers are reasonable and realize this isn't you fault, but it's still a call no one wants to receive. Let's get back to basics and work on some common courtesy. Fortunately most Realtors that I've encountered operate with professionalism and courtesy, but there's always someone making the rest of us look bad. Some (6 comments)
Colorado Springs Stormwater Enterprise Fee Surprises Many Residents - 03/15/07 04:07 PM
In late 2005, City Council approved an ordinance establishing a stormwater enterprise in Colorado Springs. The enterprise is a city-owned business that will fund stormwater drainage capital improvement projects, maintenance and operations, and federal permit requirements in the city. The enterprise will be supported by fees paid by property owners based on the type of property, impervious surface on the property(i.e. hard surfaces like roofs, patios, and parking lots that add water to the drainage system) and density of the property. The rate structure was adopted by Council on Nov. 12, 2006. The first invoices will be sent to property owners in February (4 comments)
Welcome to my Colorado Springs Real Estate blog! - 03/14/07 05:59 PM
Hello and welcome! My name is Michele Webb and I'm a full-time Realtor with RE/MAX Properties, Inc. in Colorado Springs, Colorado. I have been serving the Colorado Springs public with their real estate needs for nearly a decade and I've decided to share some of my knowledge and experience. I work full-time in Colorado Springs and the surrounding areas. I look forward to sharing real estate information relevant to folks who are looking to buy or sell real estate in El Paso County and Teller County. Don't be shy! If you would like a question answered or a topic covered, let me know (1 comments)
Thanks for stopping by and checking out my Colorado Springs real estate blog! If you have questions or comments, let me know. I will be addressing a variety of real estate topics and if you have a request, just say the word. I look forward to sharing with you and reading your comments.
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