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Defying logic - Can you hear me now? - 04/29/07 03:48 PM
Jay McGillicuddy Recently wrote an interesting post The Cost of Not Believing. In my comment to Jay and to Moni, I asked what can Realtors do to give our CMA's creditably? Why would a seller ask me to list their house at a significantly lower price than other Realtors have suggested? Even if it is based on reality. A mostly true story, the names have been changed for obvious reasons. Joy Joyful called me and asked me to come over and look at her house. I knew that the house was currently listed with Realtor Iown the Biggest Agency in (8 comments)
My Ecobroker Certification part #2 - 04/28/07 09:30 PM
More and more professionals are going green. It doesn't seem to matter what your profession everyone is trying to improve not only their business's but the quality of their own lives. You can't turn around, drive down the street, turn on the TV or pick up reading material without somebody suggesting we get back to basics, do the right thing, or 10 easy steps to save energy. We can do the natural thing in our food, laundry, offices and homes. We can make the right decision by cutting down our driving or by driving the right vehicle. Even our representatives in Washington (28 comments)
123 Never Mind Rd, Fremont County Colorado - 04/27/07 08:13 PM
123 Never Mind Rd, Fremont County Colorado MLS # nevergoingtohappen Priced to sell. Fixer upper, with natural ventilation. This space is perfect for those not afraid of a challenge. Not for the faint of heart, bring your hammer and nails. Conveniently located for commuting to Super Max, just avoid the fence and barbed wire. Naturally landscaped, deer and antelope to help with the weeds. Contact your local banker for loan and appraisal requirements. (7 comments)
Not everyone is comfortable visiting a cemetery, but you can learn a lot from them. Cemeteries are a little piece of history and a reflection on the immediate area. The headstones will tell you when the area was first settled, sometimes occupations, and how large families are. The New Hope Cemetery and Chapel is located just outside of Wetmore Colorado. Just off of Shilom Road that runs almost parallel to highway #96. (1 comments)
Controversy breeds comments - 04/22/07 10:19 PM
Controversy breeds comments, this is one trick in blogging. But funny thing happened on Active Rain, I'm not trying to be controversial! But I do tend to blog along my merry way thinking that what I say is correct. In my own way I think I'm always "doing the right thing." In one of my last posts I wrote away because I was happy to be found as a result of an old blog done months ago. In this new blog I wrote that we should blog and sell what we know and I incorporated my Ecobroker designation. Well I forgot (4 comments)
Rosita Colorado - 04/22/07 06:59 PM
Tucked away in the Wet Mountains is the small town of Rosita. Once part of the silver and gold boom of Colorado, today an expanding residential area that's a little out of the way. Rosita is approx 15 miles from WestCliffe and 15 miles from Wetmore. But if you want expansive views, privacy and the ability to see the stars at night or animal watch during the day this is the place you want to be. The Sangre de Cristo mountain range can frame your windows with the right planning. This property off of Good Hope Drive was well worth the (5 comments)
Welcome Lonetta! - 04/20/07 10:43 PM
I'd like to welcome Lonetta Parsons to Active Rain, she is the newest member of Colorado Western Real Estate. Lonetta is a new real estate salesperson. She has been a licensed title examiner for years. And Lonetta is fifth generation from LaVeta Colorado. She has deep, deep roots in the Cuchara, LaVeta, Walsenburg area. She one of those people who knows everybody, is related to so many. And Lonetta is going to start showing you unbelievable pictures of the area. The area Lonetta covers is one that really represents the beauty of Colorado. (10 comments)
Pueblo Home Sales first quarter 2007 - 04/19/07 03:39 PM
Pueblo is Hot! Sales in the first three months in Pueblo and Pueblo West home sales were strong. Pueblo Homes January - March 351 homes soldMedian price $96,500Average price $115,879list vs sold 96.48% medianlist vs sold 97.69% averagePueblo West Homes January - March 143 homes sold Median price $172,000Average price $ 186,463list vs sold 100% medianlist vs sold 99.38% averagePueblo homes Active 961 Median $122,900 $99.64 sq.ft.Average $ 163,318 $106,88 sq.ft.Pueblo West Homes Active 364 Median $209,900 $126 sq.ft.Average $242,524 $130.80Pueblo West Active land parcels 555 Median $ 27,00Average $ 55,176Pueblo West land sales January - March 2007 sold parcels 103 (Not divided by area) Median $19,500 list (1 comments)
North Star in Colorado Springs - 04/18/07 10:27 PM
Colorado Western Real Estate agents went to visit North Star homes in Colorado Springs today. Located in the bend of I 25 and easy to find off the new Nevada exit. Steve Edwards gave us the tour, and explained to us how modular homes fit the needs of so many people. And the choices given the clients make these truly custom homes. North Star is delivering these homes all over the state. When these houses are made in a controlled environment there is less waste and the surrounding area where the house is to be located is preserved far better than (3 comments)
A confluence of misconceptions - 04/16/07 08:52 PM
When you flew to Denver did you expect to see ski lifts next to the airport parking lot? John Denver music piped in by the city? When you packed for Los Angeles did you take your expensive sunglasses so you can blend into the group of movie stars? When you drive to Southern Colorado do you expect to see adobe buildings, cactus lined streets and strolling guitar players? Southern Colorado is a blend of prairie, high plains and mountains. Pueblo sits in the confluence of Fountain Creek and the Arkansas River. Once part of or owned by Mexico, Texas, Portugal, France. Ft. (7 comments)
Prospect Heights Colorado - 04/15/07 05:04 PM
Off the beaten path, little is written about Prospect Heights Colorado. One of the many small towns that dotted the Arkansas River in the early 1900's, whose residence primary mined for gold or for coal. Now tucked into the corner of Canon City between Dawson Ranch and Wolf Park, next to Lake View Cemetery and the county fair grounds. Some of the other small towns in the area have little to remember them by, including: Brewster, Brookside and Mexico. The Prospect Heights Mercantile is now divided into apartments. The little jail (approx 10 x 10) is now preserved at a monument. Built entirely (20 comments)
The house on the hill - 04/13/07 09:29 PM
This story is mostly true, the names have been changed to protect the innocent and some of the facts are fuzzy because of the nature of the story. Once upon a time a home builder decided to build a home for his own family. Builder Swinghammer purchased approx 200 acres just a couple of hundred yards from the county line. This property contained a rise in the land and a steep fall down to the Arkansas River. His new house would sit on top of the rise and have 360 degree views with easy access to the highway. Little stood in (19 comments)
Rosemont Museum - 04/13/07 07:48 PM
The Rosemont Museum and Carnage House sits next to Park View Hospital in Pueblo Colorado. Once the private, custom built, 24,000 square foot home of John A and Margaret Thatcher. Designed by Henry Hudson Holly and built in 1893, this 37 room home was named for Mrs. Thatchers favorite flower. The house is Richardsonian Romanesque style, built in 1893 from pink volcanic stone taken from Castle Rock Colorado. All for $60,750 in it's time. Today the house is a museum contains most of the original furniture including Tiffany chandeliers, oak staircase and a 9x 13 foot stained glass window. A tradition at (14 comments)
It's about Chocolate - 04/11/07 10:16 PM
I have to share how grateful I am for technology, most of us can work from home, a coffee shop or occasionally an office. Plenty has been written about lap tops, the best cell phones, fax, scanners, digital cameras and other gadgets that we as professionals can't seem to live without. It is beeps, buzzes, vibrates, has a memory chip, flashes, works on batteries and is wireless we are good to go! Where's the chocolate? Today I'm grateful for all that stuff because I can stay at home and stay connected. Saturday night my YorkiePoo Hershey bit my a Chihuahua Nestle. (14 comments)
I wanna TALK about me.... - 04/11/07 05:45 PM
OK, I have a gripe, complaint and I'm going to nag about it here. Has anybody here used the TALKING House program? It's the radio transmitting system you place on a property. I admit I was TALKED into the program and immediately regretted saying yes. When a very large, very heavy box arrived I denied it, never opened it, returned it. Well, you guessed it! The TALKING House people charged me and REFUSE to talk about refunding my money. They said if I wasn't happy within a months time I could return everything and my money returned. And silly me since (65 comments)
Please welcome Tisha - 04/08/07 06:06 PM
I'd like to give Tisha "the Natural Choice" Casida a warm welcome to Active Rain. She recently passed the real estate classes and passed the Colorado State Brokers Exam while working on her MBA. Tisha is also the publisher of That's Natural a local publication in Pueblo (soon to be national). Tisha and her brother Clifton are planning on working as team farming both the Mesa and Central parts of Pueblo. Both Clifton and Tisha are the newest members of Colorado Western Real Estate. (23 comments)
If a picture is worth.... - 04/08/07 05:28 PM
If you like a view - If you have or want a horse-If you enjoy the water - If think the mountains are to be played in - If you think $20,000 an acre in town or $1000 an acre out of town is a good thing - If 300 days of sunshine is your ideal climate - If a million stars at night is a wonder - If watching wild life sounds exciting - Buy Colorado!!! Contact Dena about your next purchase in Southern Colorado. (3 comments)
A man is driving along a highway and sees a rabbit jump out across the middle of the road. He swerves to avoid hitting it, but unfortunately the rabbit jumps right in front of the car. The driver, a sensitive man as well as an animal lover, pulls over and gets out to see what has become of the rabbit. Much to his dismay, the rabbit is dead. The driver feels so awful that he begins to cry. A beautiful blonde woman driving down the highway sees a man crying on the side of the road and pulls over. She steps (8 comments)
Colorado conservation - 04/07/07 01:39 PM
Mark Twain said "Buy land they aren't making any more." This is a quote I like to use and think about it often. March 30, 2007 Governor Ritter signed State Senate Bill 98. This bill is the County Open space and Parks Sales Tax Exemption and will allow counties to ask voters for a ½ cent sales tax to fund open space programs. These programs will allow local acquisition and management. The Colorado counties will control and protect the water quality, natural areas, farms, ranches, some wildlife habitats and promote new parks and outdoor recreation. For those interested in open space (2 comments)
Canon City Music and Blossom Festival 2007 - 04/06/07 11:30 PM
Canon City Colorado is well known for it's Music and Blossom Festival every year. Bands come from all over the country to march in the parade. Last year bands came from as far as California and Oklahoma. The parade also hosts floats, clowns and cheerleaders. This parade attacks thousands of visitors. The city also has an abundance of flowering trees. The trees benefit from the rich soil and the water from the Arkansas river. During World War II apple tree farms lined the river. With a careful eye you can still see very old and very large trees. I took these (2 comments)
Goodnight Pueblo - 04/05/07 09:14 PM
Charles Goodnight must have inspired every Western novel and movie ever made. He was the inventor of the Chuck Wagon, famous rancher and trail driver. Charles mediated for the Kiowa, Comanches and the United States Army. Developer of innovative methods of ranching, and the Polled Angus cow. The cow is a cross breed of an American Buffalo and Cattolo. The Goodnight College in Texas was founded by Charles and his wife Mary Ann Dyer. A local Elementary school also bears the name. The Goodnight barn stands a few feet from highway 96 on the edge of Pueblo at the bottom Lake Pueblo Reservoir. The (8 comments)
Three counties - few Dings - 04/03/07 08:34 PM
I want to contribute to this group and I plan to contribute. But my issue now is that I live and work in the area of three counties that have few real or big buildings. I'm not trying to exaggerate. Pueblo has lots of buildings, probably a couple dozen and I plan on investigating them to better educate myself and my potential clients. Most of the buildings in Pueblo are either very new or very old and don't strike me as all that interesting. But I'm going to find out for sure. Daily I travel from Fremont county where I live, (10 comments)
984 Keymar, Pueblo West, CO 81007 - 04/02/07 11:12 PM
This 1.13 acre lot is on the North Side of Pueblo West. Look out onto Walker Ranch and Pikes Peak. A flat building lot ready for you to build your castle. Take Plateville to Keymar and head north. The lot is approx one mile from Plateville. MLS # S106289A $22,000. For more information and availability www.coloradowesternland.com (4 comments)
March Sales/ Pueblo West Lots - 04/02/07 10:19 PM
Today, April 2, there are currently 343 lots for sale (A3) in Pueblo West priced between $14,000 - $130,000. In March 41 lots sold from the North Side to Liberty Point. Price range $12,500- $39,900 Median price $21,000 list/sold 95.31% DOM 99 Average price $ 23,679 list/sold 94.17% DOM 125 http://activerain.com/blogsview/66608/5-9-E-Chadwick http://activerain.com/blogsview/60332/1788-N-Loma-Way http://activerain.com/blogsview/57736/5-5-N-Idledale http://activerain.com/blogsview/42787/A-Lot-to-Love http://activerain.com/blogsview/68699/984-Keymar-Pueblo-West (0 comments)
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