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Brrr Barn - 01/20/11 11:23 AM
The Farm and Ranch lifestyle aren’t always as glamorous as the movies portray. One instance are the cold and blustery days of winter. All you really want to do is stay inside tucked under a warm blanket, curled up in front of a roaring fire with hot chocolate or a bowl of soup sitting nearby while you watch the snow swirl around outside. Unfortunetly, your animals will starve if you don’t get out there and feed them. While there is no doubt a short walk from the house to the barn, there is no reason why it can’t be comfortable inside (1 comments)
Colorado Real Estate Winter Selling Tips - 01/20/11 11:22 AM
What makes selling a home more stressful? Selling it in the middle of winter. The lawn is brown, the weather is usually bad and, unlike the longer days of summer, you have less time to show it off during daylight hours. But not everyone has the luxury of waiting until the traditional spring or summer home-buying season to plant that “for sale” sign. And while it’s true that in most areas you’ll probably have fewer buyers during the winter, you will have less competition from other sellers. The season makes staging even more important, so be prepared to put a little (0 comments)
Flood Insurance for Colorado Springs Real Estate? - 01/10/11 07:39 PM
When buying real estate something that can be overlooked, because it does not seem apparent, is flood insurance. There isn't water here so what would I need flood insurance for. Colorado Springs and the surrounding Pikes Peak Region is described as a high desert climate. With that in mind we have, like many other parts of the country, heavy rains at times that can produce flash flooding. In addition to flash floods there are areas around creek beds, water run-offs and low-lying areas that can be designated as 50, 100 and 500 year flood plains. If this is the case your (3 comments)
Carpet Wrinkles ~ Why & What to Do - 01/08/11 10:09 PM
In the world of real estate, carpet is something that most home owners have in one way or another. Having carpet installed or cleaned is something that most of us do at some point in home ownership. The past two years it seems as though there was more stretched carpet (wrinkles) in homes for sale than in the past. There are multiple opinions as to what causes carpet to wrinkle including bad installation and/or cleaning. There is another theory that carpet is not as good as it use to be. Newer carpets, when cleaned, start to stretch sooner than older carpets (1 comments)
Colorado Small Development Responds to Consumers Request for Community - 01/08/11 10:53 AM
Lago Vistas is the example of what home owners are looking for in todays market. Buying land and building a new home is a dream for many people. For others, the opportunity to buy a brand new home, such as a Parade house, gives them instant gratification with a lot of upgrades that they might otherwise not have had. What is new is the desire to buy, build and live in a development that has a strong sense of community. Buyers are finding and expanding this sense of community in smaller developments such as Lago Vistas.
With only 50 total (0 comments)
More About Colorado Mountain Living - 01/06/11 09:41 PM
In the previous post, we were talking about mountain living. The second type of Colorado Mountain Lifestyle isn’t better or worse than the previously mentioned, it is just different. In this section, we are talking about those who work and play in the mountains. We think of the younger crowd fresh out of college who want to hike, bike and kayak in the summer, and ride through the fresh pow in the winter. Condos, townhouses, and apartment complexes are typical with this lifestyle. Small spaces for people with big hearts. Young families also fit into this category who are breaking out of the condo mold and (0 comments)
Colorado Mountain Living - 01/06/11 09:40 PM
In the high country snow is falling, tempertures are lower than the front range, and it looks like a picture perfect winter postcard. For Coloradans, there seems to be two different mountain lifestyles. The first lifestyle is what we think of when we open a magazine. Beautiful log style homes with ornate woods and stone used throughout. Beautiful throw blankets layed just perfectly on a couch placed in front of a crackling fire. Towering windows reaching up to the sky, large entertainment areas, and long farmhouse dinning tables. In the bathrooms, the stone floors are heated, and the plushest towels and (0 comments)
Colorado Trips to Take - 01/06/11 09:38 PM
There is a beautiful gem located west of Vail and north of Aspen. Many of us take three right-hand turns in this town knowing we are on the straight away from Denver to Aspen. Glenwood Springs is a beautiful little mountain town with a wonderful coffee shop, backcountry stores, and of course Spa of the Rockies and the World’s Largest Hot Springs Pool. This town probably doesn’t look like much driving 75 miles an hour west on I-70, and might leave you looking for more along Hwy 82 South, but in this particular area of Colorado you can truly have it (0 comments)
Planning a Colorado Hut to Hut Trip - 01/06/11 09:36 PM
PLANNING A WINTER HUT TRIP: A hut trip definitely takes a little preparation. Being pre-pared can make all the difference between a good trip or an amazing trip. Choosing a group leader will help you immensely in your organization. You’ll also need to take into account the weather, dividing up the load to be carried in, maps, transportation to the trailhead, etc. It is a good idea to research each hut at which you may be thinking of staying, and hut trips in general if you’ve never been. ExperienceYou’ll need to take into account your skiing/snowshoeing experience and fitness levels. The (0 comments)
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