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Mother’s Day is Right Around the Corner! Here's My Gift To You. - 04/30/11 07:49 PM
Mother's Day is Right Around the Corner! My parents owned a restaurant in Eastern Pennsylvania for 38 years, so I learned at a young age how to cook and bake. One of my mom's favorite recipes was Hamm's Beer Cake. I make this from time to time to bring to the office or to a social event and it is always a big hit. For Mother's Day this year, I am passing on the recipe that my mom and dad created in the 60's. Give it a try. Hamm's Beer Cake Cream very well: 2 cups sugar 1 cup shortening 2 eggs (27 comments)
Price Reduced! Stroh Ranch Beauty, 12681 S. Sopris Creek Drive, Parker, CO - 04/28/11 12:34 PM
This gorgeous ranch style home in Stroh Ranch has been reduced to $249,900. Located at 12681 S. Sopris Creek Drive, Parker, CO 80134 This 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home is beautiful inside and backs to open space. Mrs. Clean lives here! This home offers 1,646 square feet plus an unfinished basement. Vaulted ceilings, gas logs, formal living room and a large breakfast bar off the kitchen make this home perfect for any family. The TREX deck off the back is perfect for entertaining this summer.
For more information about this home, contact Will Hamm at (303) 358-1147 (14 comments)
Open House ~ 18952 E. Bates Ave., Aurora, CO 80013 - 04/28/11 12:19 PM
Open House This Saturday, April 30th, from 1-3pm Seven Lakes Neighborhood 18952 E. Bates Ave., Aurora, CO 80013 Priced at $237,500 This tri-level home offers 1,978 square feet plus an additional 598 square feet in the finished basement. This home is so gorgeous, it will knock your socks off! It features beautiful hardwood floors in the living and dining rooms, a great sunroom of the back, stamped concrete patio and water fall out back and a work room added on to the side of the garage (man cave).
Come by and check this home out - or - (4 comments)
Take Your Mind Off of Work! - 04/27/11 11:33 AM
On Monday, I was playing golf at Green Gables Country Club in a league that I joined last year. It always amazes me of how hitting a little white ball can take my mind off of work and other things. I get out there and enjoy the beauty of the course, the friendship of the other three guys and watching that little white ball flying up in the air and hopefully landing in the cup. I think we all need to have something to take out mind off of work. We all need a break or we will go CRAZY. In (19 comments)
Golf and Cell Phones Aren’t a Good Combination - 04/25/11 07:58 PM
Today is the first golf tournament for a group that I belong to called FISA (Food Industry Sports Association). We play every fourth Monday at a different country club.
Today's game will be played at Green Gables Country Club in Denver.
It rained like crazy last night and the skies were very grey this morning, but off in the distance I can see the sun starting to shine through.
Mondays are usually a busy day for me in real estate. I always try to answer my phone by the third ring, but when you are golfing, it is (18 comments)
Price Reduced On This Lakewood Ranch Style Home - 04/19/11 01:55 PM
Price Reduced to $195,000 3736 S. Lewis Court, Lakewood, CO 80235 Ranch style home in Mount Carbon Park Estates Huge lot with over 15,000 square feet. This 1,170 square foot home has 3 bedroom and 2 bathrooms. Quiet cul-de-sac location with great mountain views. RV Parking and room to expand or add on to the home/garage. No homeowners association dues or covenants. For more information: Call Will Hamm (303) 358-1147
My To-Do List Gets Longer Rather Than Shorter As The Day Goes On - 04/18/11 04:47 PM
I have a habit of writing up my to-do list the night before so I can hit the ground running in the morning. Of course, ActiveRain is always number one on my list these days, and then it is off to take care of all the other real estate tasks and slaying dragons. With the recent gas prices, I have been trying to plan my days in a manner that requires the least amount of gas consumption. Some days this works, others, not so much. Time management is so important at this time of year when real estate activity is way (19 comments)
As Realtors We Use a Lot of Gasoline! - 04/16/11 02:14 PM
As Realtors We Use a Lot of Gasoline! Do we all just pull into any gas station anymore and fill up? I do my grocery shopping at King Soopers and for every $100 worth of groceries I buy, I get 10 cents off a gallon of gas at the pumps.
Yesterday I paid $3.43 for a gallon gas. Since my car usually takes over 14 gallons at each fill-up, that is about fifty bucks. I do tend to run the gas gauge all the way down before I stop to fill it up. My business partner, Belinda, goes crazy when (115 comments)
Top 10 Mistakes Made by First Time Home Buyers - 04/15/11 03:32 PM
Everytime I meet with a new home buyer, I give them a Home Buyer's Guide so they can familiarize themselves with the home buying process. In this guide, I talk about the 10 most common mistakes made by buyers. Wait to buy until interest rates come down Looking at NEW homes without your Realtor Buying big ticket items before your the mortgage is approved Making an offer way under the asking price Not getting a home inspection on a brand new home Applying for a mortgage with multiple companies Going to a For Sale By Owner without a Realtor Not getting (23 comments)
Open house Saturday from 12-2 - 11215 Donley Drive, Parker, CO - 04/14/11 03:52 PM
11215 Donley Drive, Parker, Colorado will be held open this Saturday, April 16th, from 12 until 2:00 pm. This is a great home priced at $210,000 Offering 1,894 sqaure feet with 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Huges 22x12 insulated Tuff Shed out back makes a perfect man-cave. Incredible full range mountain views! Completely remodeled inside with light cabinets, slate floors and newer carpet. Large deck spans the length of the back of the home. Come visit us in this Parker North neighborhood.
What a great office I work in! Metro Brokers Marina Square - 04/13/11 11:53 AM
I work at the best Metro Brokers Offices in the State, Metro Brokers Marina Square. Our office has 115 highly energized agents who consider real estate their career and not just a hobby. Our managing broker, Joe Bingham, knows how to run a motivating, informational office with a positive environment. He has a weekly marketing meeting to keep us informed about the market, and he brings in a guest speaker. He hosts a monthly birthday luncheon with great food and desserts. We also have a yearly retreat for 2 days and he brings in 3 guest motivational speakers to help us (18 comments)
So many times, when we take an expired listing, we ask what they liked about their previous agent and what they that agent could have done better. They frequently express their concern over the fact that their last agent never communicated with them. They listed their home and never gave them feedback after the sign was in the ground.
That was (22 comments)
Spring Has Finally Arrived in Denver, Colorado - 04/08/11 03:29 PM
As I walked around my backyard today, I am finally seeing some signs of Spring. This means that I will need to get outside and do some yard clean up to get ready for summer. We have a large backyard with lots of flowers blooming all summer long. This makes me anxious for our annual Garden Party which we throw every summer. Here is a preview of some of the flowers blooming in the backyard. Can't wait for everything else to start coming to life.
An ex-client of mine called this week from Wisconsin, where he lives now.
He bought some mountain property a few years ago in the town of Twin Lakes, Colorado, and would like to get it on the market for sale.
Twin Lakes is a scenic area close to Leadville, Colorado. It lies adjacent to the States two largest glacier lakes and is along the Top of the Rockies Scenic & Historic Byway.
So bottom line, it is a road trip from Denver, about 130 miles taking (16 comments)
Great Ranch Style Home in Sorrel Ranch ~ Parker - 04/05/11 10:36 AM
Great New Listing. Ranch Style Home in Parker. 12681 S. Sopris Creek Drive, Parker, CO 80134 Offered at $254,900 1,646 SF plus 804 SF in open basement3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 Car GarageBacks Open Space!Formal Living Room, Vaulted Ceilings, Gas Logs, Large Deck off BackThis home is very nice inside and out.
How GREAT it is to have a great business partner!! - 04/03/11 12:21 PM
How GREAT it is to have a great business partner!! I have one of the best business partners that anyone could ever hope for. Belinda Spillman, she always is there as a motivator, always works great with clients, always covers my back. What else, oh, she does most the marketing and works on getting our website up in rankings. What else, oh, she lets me drive most the time and makes sure I eat lunch. She lets me know if I need to dress better. She also covers for me when I go on a vacation for a day or two. What else (14 comments)
Great New Aurora Listing at 18952 E. Bates Ave. - 04/01/11 02:10 PM
New Listing - 18952 E Bates Ave., Aurora, CO 80013 THIS ONE WILL KNOCK YOUR SOCKS OFF! This great new listing in Seven Lakes has tons of great features and it is gorgeous inside! 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, sunroom, non-conforming 4th bedroom in basement, hardwood floors, newer carpet, 2 car garage, workshop, storage shed, water feature and central air. This home is a tri-level with 1,978 square feet plus 598 square feet in the basement.
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