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Ducati? - 06/24/11 09:29 PM
Ducati.... Until I took my dog on a walk this evening, I never heard of a Ducati before. Driving home this evening, I noticed that something was going on in downtown Colorado Springs. There are so many things to do in Colorado and Colorado Springs, I have a hard time remember all the things that sound fun. So, since it was a beautiful day and my border collie, Casie, really needed some exercise, I decided to take her on a walk downtown and see what was going on.
It turns out that it was the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb's (14 comments)
Summer In the City: Things to Do in Colorado Springs - 06/24/11 07:43 AM
There are soooo many things to do in and around Colorado Springs. Nancy and Ann provided a great list below. In addition, I'd like to add an event that is happening tonight: Friday Night: Front Range Barbeque - Mike Maddox Band is playing on the patio from 7-10. http://www.frbbq.com/ (Front Range Barbeque has been voted Best BBQ ever year since their opening in 2000.) Mike Maddux is an award winning guitarist, including a National Flatpicking Championship trophy winner, Flatpicking Guitar Magazine columnist and recording artist.
Via Murray Knoll Partners ~ Colorado Springs Real Estate (Keller Williams Clients Choice Realty, Colorado (2 comments)
Snapshots of Manitou Springs, CO - 06/21/11 07:24 AM
Below are a few recent snapshots of Manitou Springs. Manitou Springs is nestled between Colorado Springs and Pikes Peak. Manitou Springs has been described by the New York Times as a Hippie Mayberry.
The 2011 Market Data below is through Friday June 17, 2011. DOM = days on market.
Despite the slight flaw with the spreadsheet above, June has started off to be a good month for home sellers. Four homes have already closed. The low sales price was $157,000. The high sales price (10 comments)
These pictures were taken in the Lovell Gulch area within Pikes National Forest. This area borders the north side of Woodland Park.
The trails in this area are suitable for hiking, biking or horseback riding.
If you are interested in buying or selling a home in or around (11 comments)
Three Ways to Experience the Colorado Springs Area - 06/17/11 04:00 PM
Colorado is an exceptionally beautiful state. There is something liberating about the smell of fresh air, the feel of the wind blowing in your face and simply breathtaking views. Consider the following ways to truly experience Colorado. 1. See Colorado from the back of a horse. A horse allows you to see some of the more remote and inaccessible areas.
2. Challenge yourself and ride a bike. This is a very, very popular activity in Colorado Springs. (You can see this cyclist in the video below also. He makes cycling on hilly roads look easy.)
3. Ride a bike...on a (14 comments)
Last Chance RallyCross Race at Pikes Peak International Raceway June 17-18th - 06/17/11 10:00 AM
Fort Carson, Colorado is known as the "Best Hometown in the Army." The following is one example of the reasons why: The MWR, BOSS (Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers) and Best Buy hosted a great lunch event yesterday at the Fox Hole Lounge to everyone on post. Best Buy provided a free hamburger lunch. Not little bitty hamburgers, BIG grilled hamburgers. In all seriousness, the hamburgers were very good.
Amongst other things, part of the lunch included a promotion for the RallyCross event, "Last Chance," being held at the Pikes Peak International Race Way this weekend (June 17-18th). Pikes (5 comments)
Army's Birthday Gift to Soldiers - 06/17/11 12:38 AM
This week the Army is celebrating it's 236th Birthday. Soldiers received a great birthday gift from the upper echelons - we are now allowed to wear the patrol caps in garrison for the first time in 10 years. That was a DREAM come true gift. Of course, there are some exceptions...so if you are in the Army don't don't throw your beret away. You still need it.
The black berets looked great on SOME people. Unfortunately, I was not one of those people. They were hard to shape. They offered no protection from the sun. They were (6 comments)
Sometimes in life there are so many things to occupy our attention. What do we choose to focus on? While walking to the Incline in Manitou Springs one morning, I noticed this beautiful bed of poppies. It was located outside of one of the shops on the edge of the downtown shopping district. I thought it contributed to the charming appeal of Manitou's historical area.
Having spent a year in Afghanistan, where (17 comments)
Who says the economy is bad? - 06/10/11 01:33 AM
We all hear negative news about how bad the economy is. Well, Manitou Springs downtown business district is making their own news -- good news. Today, the Colorado Springs Independent newspaper reported that Manitou Springs has NO retail or restaurant vacancies it's downtown area. See the following link for more details. http://www.csindy.com/IndyBlog/archives/2011/06/09/manitou-downtown-at-full-retail-capacity
The New York Times described Manitou Springs, CO as "Hippie Mayberry." Founded in 1872, as a scenic health resort, Manitou Springs is town with approximately 5,300 residents. It is located immediately to the west of Colorado Springs. (Colorado Springs boasts a population of about 500,000.) The main stay of Manitou (10 comments)
Snapshots of Manitou Springs: The Incline - 06/09/11 01:25 AM
The New York Times described Manitou Springs, CO as "Hippie Mayberry." I'll be the first to admit, it is a VERY interesting little town. Manitou Springs is nestled between Colorado Springs and Pikes Peak. It is maybe 10-15 minutes from downtown Colorado Springs. http://travel.nytimes.com/2007/10/19/travel/escapes/19american.html This post will be the first in a series of posts that will offer a glimpse of what this diverse, fun little town is like.
Manitou Springs is home to The Incline, which also happens to have been featured in the sports section of the New York Times. http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/03/sports/03iht-olytrain.1.14965551.html?_r=2 "The Incline Pushes Athletes to the Limit. (11 comments)
Time to Stop Procrastinating - 06/06/11 10:09 PM
This post could be a simple reminder to stop procrastinating. That is a bad habit that many of us have. However, I'll combine the reminder to stop procrastinating with a Localism feature. In my case, I've spent the last year thinking about joining the Jack Quinn's running club. Yes...a whole year. Anyway, Jack Quinn's is an Irish Pub and Restaurant. Every Tuesday, a bunch of people get together for a 5K run in downtown Colorado Springs. Afterwards, participants can get a beer for $2.50. On May 24th, 533 people participated. The record thus far has been 1,277 runners. Once a runner has ran on 10 Tuesdays, that person gets (11 comments)
Put yourself in a buyer's shoes: It is summer or spring. Everything is lush and green. MLS picture after MLS picture shows homes with pretty green yards and beautiful flower beds. And then you see a home covered in snow. (Now, we aren't talking about one picture that shows how beautiful the home is in the winter.) What is a buyer going to think? Update your the MLS pictures. Via Alan May, Coldwell Banker Evanston, Illinois Realtor® (Chicago's Northern Suburbs): These are the photos of a single family home that I'll be showing tomorrow. Please note that today is June 5th. Even (6 comments)
This picture was taken in Colorado Springs from the Broadmoor Resort area about two weeks ago. This last weekend, there was no blue sky to be seen. The smoke from the wildfires in New Mexico and Arizona created hazy conditions in Colorado Springs all weekend. For all involved, I hope the fire(s) will be contained soon.
Photographed, written and posted by Sondra Meyer CPA/Real Estate Broker Century 21-Curbow Realty Star View Ranch, R.E. & Financial Advisory Services 979-575-2700 (11 comments)
Just Do It - 06/04/11 12:26 AM
In my last post, I talked a little bit about a motivation and persistence. This is the followup. When it comes to prospecting, just do it. If you don't like the "prospecting" word, replace it with networking. As the chipmunk at the zoo demonstrates, prospecting works best in person. The chipmunk decided he/she likes hanging out at the zoo. When he sees someone that might give him a treat, he simply walks right up to them and engages them. Worst case scenario, there will be no treat for the chipmunk. The same principle applies to our business. You've just got to do it.
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