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Photo Essay: Life on a Farm - 04/30/11 12:28 AM
I realize that most people would not be comfortable living on a farm or ranch. In this photo-blog, I thought I'd share some spring pictures of life on a farm. These pictures were taken at Carol Watt's house, where she lives off the grid at the Royal Gorge Canyon. It is Colorado's version of the Grand Canyon. Carol and her husband give the people the opportunity to tour the area on mules. Her house may not have electricity, running water, or indoor plumbing. Yet, they get so much pleasure from their animals.
This is a three day old mule foal nursing.
Flyers: He Likes, She Likes, I Like - 04/29/11 10:11 PM
He likes flyers. She likes flyers. I like flyers. We all like flyers. It seems like most everyone likes fliers. Well, except for some real estate agents. Buyer Prospects Love Flyers: Here is a prospective buyer comment that I found on the internet when I Googled the term real estate flyers. The comment was made in reference to a blog, "My Title Guy.Net". He was saying flyers were a waste of time. "So what I gather is because the Realtors don't include title people as contacts on their flyers they shouldn't have them? I've looked at hundreds of homes (8 comments)
Signs: They are all over the place - 04/29/11 09:42 PM
I've noticed that signs are all over the place: business signs, school signs, government office signs, real estate for sale signs, rental signs, campaign signs, garage sale signs, missing dog signs, work wanted signs....you name it, there is a sign for it. Some signs are very nice; others are junkie. Note: The signs in the pictures are NOT my signs. They are simply photographs that I took.
I've noticed all of these signs because I've been trying to decide what type of sign that I want to use for the real estate office that I am in the process (7 comments)
On Easter Sunday, a friend and I went to see the Royal Gorge for the first time. The Royal Gorge is Colorado's version of the Grand Canyon. It is about an hour south of Colorado Springs. Carole Watt and her husband, operate their business, Watt Mule Company, at the Royal Gorge, 7 days a week. They give people tours of the Royal Gorge on their mules. Mules are very sure footed animals and they allow you to see places that can't be seen from a car. Due to the weather....it rained and snowed while we were out there, we opted to not take (18 comments)
Think, think, think - 04/27/11 12:31 AM
Today I found out that a business acquaintance that I highly respected died as result of injuries sustained in a car accident that occurred here in Colorado Springs. It was an accident that was 100% avoidable. Although no alcohol was involved, he made a serious, stupid decision that cost him his life. Fortunately, no innocent bystanders were hurt. I do pray that some good will come from his death somehow. He suffered a great deal of physical pain while waiting for fire fighters to remove him from his car. Parts of the recovery efforts were televised - for better or worse. (16 comments)
Spring: Wordless Wednesday-Almost - 04/20/11 10:42 PM
It is amazing how Spring sneaks in. One day everything is brown. The trees are brown and leafless. The grass is brown. Just like the day before. Just like the week before. Just like the month before and the month before that. It seems like winter is dragging on. Then, one morning you realize that some of the trees have started blooming.
This picture was taken on Weber Street in the downtown area of Colorado Springs.
Photographed, written and posted by Sondra Meyer CPA/Real Estate Broker Star View Ranch, Real Estate & Financial Advisory Services 979-575-2700 (21 comments)
Horse People Are Different - 04/13/11 09:48 PM
From time to time, the average residential real estate agent may find themselves working with a buyer that may be a "horse person." This buyer may be a great friend or referral. Just because a person is a horse person, that does not mean they plan to buy a horse property. The horse person's equines may live at a boarding stable or at the trainers. The following list, prepared by Tracie Rawson, is currently circulating amongst horse people. I've opted to share it with non-horse people because I sincerely believe it will help you understand horse people a little better. (16 comments)
Is a nest a home? Do we really sell homes? Where is your hometown? Is home where the heart is? What makes a home a home? Can you have only one home? Does your home make you happy? What would your dream home be like?
Both my neighbor and I bought our houses last summer. It has been interesting to compare and contrast what we are each doing to make our respective houses feel like our home. For me (19 comments)
Vision....Action....Legacy - 04/09/11 11:52 PM
"My theory for this place is that it should be made the most attractive place in the West for homes--a place for schools, colleges, literature, science, first-class newspapers and everything the above imply." --William Jackson Palmer, 1871 William Palmer, the founder of Colorado Springs, had a vision. He used the profits from his railroad enterprise to help build Colorado Springs and to develop a parks system. In doing so, he created a legacy. Built in 1886, the Garfield school, provides an example of the "quality" of structures that were built during that era. It has been said that size and detailing provided "concrete (12 comments)
"Rearing Horse Fountain" On a walk last weekend, I spotted this rearing stallion in the middle of a construction site. In 1978, Don Green, a Colorado Springs artist, was commissioned to sculpt the rearing stallion that is currently found between Centennial Hall and the Pikes Peak Fine Arts Center in downtown Colorado Springs. This sculpture was the first of his many sculptures that can be found in Colorado Springs. In 2009, a large utility project necessitated the need to move the sculpture. It was decided that the horse should be moved from the back side of Centennial Hall to (16 comments)
Words of wisdom from a New York Times Best Selling Author - 04/03/11 09:47 AM
Can Jerry B Jenkins, a New York Times' bestselling author and former sports writer have any words of wisdom that would help Active Rain bloggers? If you are attempting to write quality blogs that people want to read, the answer is yes. Yesterday, Saturday April 2, 2011, the Pikes Peak Library District hosted the 5th Annual Mountain of Authors event. The event included an opportunity to meet a number of Colorado Springs area authors. The keynote speaker was Jerry B. Jenkins, the co-author of the Left Behind series. I really liked that series. I never would have dreamed that this (13 comments)
10 Budget Friendly Landscaping Ideas. - 04/01/11 11:34 PM
"April showers bring May flowers." In Colorado Springs, it may better be said that snow showers bring May flowers. Last Tuesday, we awoke to a very pretty snow. By noon, the snow had melted providing much needed moisture. With the warmer temperatures and the moisture, I am beginning to realize that spring is just around the corner. Last Friday, I attended a Dave Ramsey seminar on the Fort Carson Army post. Dave did a great job of motivating me to save more money and to stop using my credit card. As result, I've been I've been considering budget friendly landscaping ideas. Here are (19 comments)
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