donna foerster: Kiss That Frog! - 10/02/17 02:29 PM
Kiss That Frog!
Earlier this month I was visiting a local bookstore. Yes, we still have a few brick and mortar bookstores and yes, you can still buy a real book with pages to turn. Anyway...a title caught my eye, Kiss That Frog! It sounded like another book I read a few years ago, Eat That Frog! Lo and behold, they were written by the same author. I learned a lot from the first book, so it seemed logical that I could benefit from the new book also.
I decided to read the book jacket to find out what Kiss That Frog! was … (18 comments)

donna foerster: Lessons Learned: Blue Countertops - 02/22/17 03:18 PM
Lessons Learned: Blue Countertops
When you buy a new construction home you get to pick the cabinets, flooring, paint color, finishes, fixtures. You can go with the builder basics to keep costs down, or you can choose upgrades. All the decisions can be overwhelming. On the other hand, it can be a lot of fun "customizing" all of these things to make the house you are buying in to your HOME.
When we bought our first new construction home (now we are experienced, we've done this twice), we didn't do very many upgrades. We went very basic. Oak cabinets. Beige carpeting (with an upgraded … (9 comments)

donna foerster: We Make A Great Team - 02/22/17 12:35 PM
We Make A Great Team
I've been a Realtor for 13 years. I started with a big box company and it was a great place to get my feet wet. They were very supportive of new agents and their major strength was education. After 8 years, I moved to a small boutique company. It was a big change and one that didn't really work out. It lasted 2 years and then I made my final move to a mid-size, Colorado based company. I've been with Cherry Creek Properties for 3 years.
During all the time, one thing remained constant and it's the one … (9 comments)

donna foerster: Canterberry Crossing Market Report: December 2016 - 01/24/17 02:45 PM
Canterberry Crossing Market Report: December 2016
About the neighborhood
Canterberry Crossing (also know as Villages of Parker) is a golf course community of 2700+ single family homes and small group of townhomes (Creekside West), located off of Mainstreet in Parker, Colorado.
Builders in the neighborhood include Beazer, David Weekly, DR Horton, Engle, Meritage, Pulte, Standard Pacific (now Cal-Atlantic), Richmond American and Village Homes. Toll Brothers is currently building off of Canterberry Parkway.
The community has its own pool. There are a few parks and trails in the area also.
About the homes
Most of the homes have 3-5 bedrooms, 1700-3500 square feet (above ground) and feature a 3 … (4 comments)

donna foerster: What's On Your Agenda? - 11/17/16 05:04 AM
What's On Your Agenda?
Since I can't reblog my own post, this is a gentle mid-month reminder about the contest that I'm hosting for November, A Day/Week in Your Business Life. You decided if you'd rather share a day or week. Maybe you've had a crazy week leading up to a happy closing. The idea is to share a piece of what you do so that someone who is new to the business, or making a new career choice has some idea of what they will be doing in the next few years!
For a run down of the rules for this contest, … (4 comments)

donna foerster: The Opportunity to Serve Others - 11/17/16 01:43 AM
The Opportunity to Serve Others
When I read about Belinda Spillman's November AR contest, I didn't know what to write about. Like many of you, I do things throughout the year, not just at the holidays. Also, I'm not really looking for "credit" for these things.
When I finally made the decision about my "topic" I ran out of time! The contest ended on Wednesday and I was busy with a new listing. So here I am. I'm still writing my post because I started it and I want to finish it!
A few years ago, Rich and I decided we wanted to find a … (12 comments)

donna foerster: Welcome to Our House - 11/15/16 09:38 AM
Welcome to Our House
My role in our business has changed quite a bit over the years. These days I am more of a licensed real estate assistant. I work from my home office most of the time. I handle our marketing for our listings and for our business. I'm also our technology specialist.
Rich is the one that goes out with our buyers to show homes, attends home inspections, writes offers, negotiates with cooperating agents and he's the one who generally meets the professional photographer at our listings. It's rare that we take any of the photos, and it's even more rare … (9 comments)

donna foerster: Telluride in Late September - 11/15/16 09:18 AM
Telluride in Late September
Rich and I have lived in Colorado since 1991. We've visited a few places in this wonderous state, but we'd never been to Telluride. I'm not sure we would have ever gone, but we won a silent auction earlier in the year and the grand prize was a 2 night stay at a lodge in the neighboring town of Mountain Village. 
We timed our trip just right. We were able to appreciate the change in the colors as Summer gave way to Fall. This photo was taken entering Telluride. I never knew that this small mountain town was located … (7 comments)

donna foerster: Holiday Happenings in Parker, CO: Christmas Carriage Parade 2016 - 11/02/16 08:48 AM
Holiday Happenings in Parker, CO: Christmas Carriage Parade 2016
We have several holiday traditions in the Town of Parker and the annual Christmas Carriage Parade is one that stands out. Hosted by the Town of Parker, Colorado Driving Society and Xfinity, this year's theme is "Magic on Mainstreet".
This year there will be a few other activities going on in downtown Parker. From 10:30am-3pm one can experience holiday ice sculpting, a petting zoo and pony rides! There will also be a Winter Market open from 10am-4pm.
After the parade, be sure to visit Santa inside the new Douglas County Library, Parker location across from … (9 comments)

donna foerster: Happy Halloween from Parker, Colorado - 10/26/16 02:03 PM
Happy Halloween from Parker, Colorado
We live just east of Downtown Parker and quite often we drive down Mainstreet on our way home from our business day, running errands, meeting friends and clients for lunch or wherever life takes us. A few weeks ago the local businesses started decorating for Halloween in anticipation of our big event...Trick or Treat on Mainstreet hosted by the Cherry Creek Valley Rotary Club.
This year Parker was ranked #5 in cities across the US for Halloween treats. (Read the article on here.) This reminds me that our town is Family Friendly and fun. Join me in … (8 comments)

donna foerster: November AR Contest: A Day/Week in Your Business Life - 10/26/16 01:05 PM
November AR Contest: A Day/Week in Your Business Life
Over the course of the last few months, I've been spending quite a bit of time in the Q&A Section of ActiveRain. (If you don't know about this section of AR, you should drop by for a visit!) Anyhoo, I have found folks who are either newly licensed or still in school asking questions about what's next. It seems they really don't know what they are getting in to, until they are in it!
This scenario gave me an idea for a contest. Let's see what we can do to make it easier for … (107 comments)

donna foerster: Fall AR Meetup: Corsicana, Texas - 10/26/16 10:10 AM
Fall AR Meetup: Corsicana, Texas
Come have lunch with Joni Bailey , Teral McDowell , Donna Foerster and her husband Rich. We would love to see you and visit a spell! I'll be the hostess, so please send me an email ( or give me a call (720.530.5554) to let us know you are coming!
When: Monday, October 31, 2016, 1:00pm
Where: Applebee's, 1901 S. IH45, Corsicana, TX 75110 (903.872.7630)
Where can one find Corsicana in the great state of Texas? According to Wikipedia, it's about 55 miles south of Downtown Dallas! We are hoping some of our ActiveRain friends from the Dallas area will take some time out … (3 comments)

donna foerster: Throwback Thursday: Raggedy Ann Halloween - 10/20/16 02:37 AM
Throwback Thursday: Raggedy Ann Halloween
When I was a kiddo my mom made most of my costumes. She was very good at it and most of the time very creative. However, I wasn't happy. I always complained because I wanted a store bought one.  All my friends had the Woolworth's cheap plastic costumes, with even cheaper masks with that one piece of elastic that didn't even survive a walk down the street! Oh, and you couldn't breath when you were wearing it!
Anyhoo, when I was 4, I was Raggedy Ann. The photo to the right was taken at my grandmother's house. Gotta … (11 comments)

donna foerster: 7 Tips for Improving Your Credit - 10/18/16 03:44 AM
7 Tips for Improving Your Credit
Your credit history and ultimately your credit score play a big part in your plans for getting a loan to purchase a home. Want a better interest rate, do what you can to better your credit. Here are 7 tips to do just that. Always remember, you want to demonstrate that you have good spending and repayment habits!
Know your credit score. Request a free copy of your credit report from the major credit reporting bureaus-Equifax, Experian and TransUnion. Correct errors on your credit report. If you find items that shouldn't be on the report, write … (9 comments)

donna foerster: Living/Aging Well in Douglas County: Seniors' Council November 2016 Mtg - 10/16/16 12:42 PM
Living/Aging Well in Douglas County: Seniors' Council November 2016 Mtg
Douglas County is one of the fastest growing counties in the country when it comes to folks 60 and older. What's the best way to be prepared for this growth explosion? Education and communication and that's what the Douglas County Seniors' Council is all about.
Please join us for our next monthly meeting. We meet on the first Thursday of every month (except for July and August). Our meeting venues vary from month to month, but they are always in Dougals County. (This allows for residents across the county from Deckers to Larkspur to Parker … (7 comments)

donna foerster: Things to do in Metro Denver: Halloween 2016 - 10/16/16 07:43 AM
Things to do in Metro Denver: Halloween 2016
Halloween is a festive "holiday". There is much to do indoors and out. With family, friends and neighbors. In your neighborhood or town. Costume parties, good food and good fun. There are many events going on in and around Metro Denver.
Looking for a safe place to trick or treat with your family? Visit Boo at the Zoo, at the Denver Zoo. This event celebrates 32 years and includes 25 trick or treat stations! (No clown costumes, masks or fake weapons, please.)
Lots of fun and frolicking at the famed 8-acre corn maze at the Denver Botanic … (5 comments)

donna foerster: Why Should I Have a Home Warranty? - 10/12/16 10:04 AM
Why Should I Have a Home Warranty?
The home you want to buy is 20 years old. After reviewing the property disclosure (filled out by the seller) and having your own home inspection, you are concerned about the age of the itchen appliances and some of the mechanicals. What is the life expectancy of a refrigerator or a hot water heater? That could certainly influence your decision about asking the seller to provide a home warranty.
Based on normal wear and tear, the International Association of Ceritified Home Inspectors, here is a life expectancy list for the most commonly replaced or repaired items. For a … (6 comments)

donna foerster: AMC Fear Fest 2016 - 10/08/16 10:07 AM
AMC Fear Fest 2016
2016 celebrates the 20th anniversary of AMC's Fear Fest. Watch your favorite scary movies leading up to and including Halloween! Starting on Thursday, October 13th and lasting in to the wee hours on Tuesday, November 1st.
Grab some popcorn, turn out the lights, lock the doors and find a comfortable place to sit. Get ready to shiver, scream and cover your eyes.
This year's lineup includes Halloween, Friday the 13th, A Nightmare on Elm Street, The Walking Dead (tv series), The Omen, The Amityville Horror, Alien, The Exorcist and several Stephen King thrillers...Cujo, Carrie, and Firestarter among them.
I was hoping … (3 comments)

donna foerster: National Prescription Take Back Day - 10/22/16 - 10/08/16 08:15 AM
National Prescription Take Back Day - 10/22/16
When was the last time you checked your medicine cabinet, or under the sink, in the kitchen, on your nightstand...for prescription drugs that might be expired? Now is the time to do it! You can take your unused and expired prescription drugs to the Parker Police Department for disposal.* It's doesn't get much easier. You just drive up to the main entrance, drive through and drop off !
When: Saturday, October 22, 2016; 10am-2pm
Where: Parker Police Department, 18600 E. Lincoln Meadows Parkway, Parker, CO 80134
*CANNOT except: needles and sharps, mercury (thermometers), oxygen containers, chemotherapy/ radioactive substances, pressurized … (8 comments)

donna foerster: 2016 Election Candidates Forum - 10/08/16 06:45 AM
2016 Election Candidates Forum
Unsure of your voting strategy for the upcoming election? You may not have the opportunity to "rub elbows" with the Presidential and Vice Presidentials candidates. You CAN meet your local candidates! This is your opportunity to hear first hand the intentions of our potential elected officials.
Election Day 2016 is less than a month away. Be an informed voter. Mark your calendar and join your neighbors in Downtown Parker for the 2016 Election Candidates Forum.
What: Candidate Forum
When: Tuesday, October 18, 2016; 6pm-8:30pm
Where: Parker Arts, Culture & Events (PACE) Center, 20000 Pikes Peak Drive, Parker, CO 80138
Candidates include: Parker Mayor, Parker … (4 comments)

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