buying a home colorado springs: Custom Built Gem in Black Forest - 11/12/12 01:49 AM

buying a home colorado springs: Just Reduced Great Home Gorgeous Backyard - 11/12/12 01:14 AM
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Juanita Simkins
Nextage Pikes Peak Properties
Licensed In:CO
License #:FA40042014
      1513 Lyle Dr
Colorado Springs, CO
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms : 2 (2 full)
List Price: $159,900
Living Area Approx : 1871
        Simply the best home to buy in the area. Live in a beautiful tree-lined neighborhood filled with old world charm. Your open country style kitchen has tile flooring & counters with a breakfast bar & eat-in area, plus plenty of cupboards. … (1 comments)

buying a home colorado springs: Just reduced! Great property, Check it out! - 11/07/12 12:40 AM
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buying a home colorado springs: ☆¸¸.•Move in 4 Months! Custom Built Gem in Black Forest•.¸¸☆ - 10/29/12 04:07 AM
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buying a home colorado springs: October is National Cookie Month - 10/29/12 03:23 AM
October is National Cookie Month...hmmm...I should think it would have been December, but, no matter what month they are celebrated in, cookies are a good thing. Nothing says family like a well fed cookie jar. Coming home from school and sticking your arm in the cookie jar before setting down to do your homework is a well embedded memory in most peoples minds.
And the variety; be they soft and gooey, crisp and crunchy, or nice and chewy, cookies rule. Nut filled, fruit filled or plain – sugar coated or with sprinkles on top, cookies are where it’s at. Chocolate or … (3 comments)

buying a home colorado springs: Just Listed! Custom Built Home on 5 Acres in Black Forest - 10/16/12 03:54 AM
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buying a home colorado springs: Would You Sell to an Investor? - 10/01/12 01:35 AM
It is common nowadays to frequently see the words “I BUY HOUSES!”  in the classifieds or online. So who are these people that offer to buy houses like collectors searching for  knickknacks.
After the housing market slumped and foreclosures flooded the market,  selling a home often turned out to be a frustrating wait for a qualified buyer to come along. But many buyers are not individuals looking for a new house, they are private real estate investors or businesses that specialize and focus on buying homes for cash.

Have you considered selling to a property investor or found yourself writing … (1 comments)

buying a home colorado springs: Coveted Sanctuary With All The Upgrades! Motivated Seller! - 09/28/12 02:34 AM
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buying a home colorado springs: Ten Mistakes-Busters for Buyers - 09/13/12 01:11 AM
Elation, enthusiasm, and euphoria are three most expensive emotions that can cost first-time home-buyers thousands of dollars.
Make yourself an educated buyer, so you can overrule any emotional interference that comes from shopping for your first home. By keeping some tough ground rules, ten to be exact and by being practical, prudent, and prepared, shopping for a new home can be effortless and fun.

Plan Ahead Six months to a year is a good starting point before seriously shopping for a home. Get your financial house in order by keeping current bills up-to-date. Devise and adhere to your budget … (2 comments)

buying a home colorado springs: Finding a Tech Savvy Realtor - 09/06/12 07:18 AM
The modern day housing market has changed with home buyers typically having the upper hand. Years back, home shoppers had to call an agent to check out local listings and schedule a tour of homes.
Now with technological advances and the Internet, almost anyone can search for new or older resale homes, apartments, condominiums, and townhouses in the privacy of their own home via their home PC, smartphone or laptop.
If you want to sell your home, it certainly makes sense to hire a realtor that knows how to effectively market your home to today’s buyer. A recent survey of home … (0 comments)

buying a home colorado springs: Are You Ready To Buy In Today's Market? - 09/06/12 03:41 AM
By using a mortgage-qualifying calculator (, find out how much house you can afford. You typically will need a down payment of at least 20 percent, plus another 6 percent for closing costs, lawyers’ fees, etc. When you put less than 20% down, you have to pay for some kind of insurance to protect the lender from the higher risk that you may default. With FHA loans, mortgage insurance is built into the payment. With conventional mortgages, you will have to buy private mortgage insurance, but some private mortgage insurers are not willing to do business. With credit issues and foreclosures … (1 comments)

buying a home colorado springs: Short Sale vs Foreclosure...What's The Big Difference Anyway? - 08/21/12 02:17 AM
In a foreclosure, an official eventually comes to the home and tells the occupants to leave – sometimes before the foreclosure date & sometimes right after the foreclosure sale. In a short sale, the seller knows the closing date and can prepare in advance for the move. In many cases, your neighbors, friends and family needn’t even know of your financial difficulties.
You could possibly avoid a deficiency judgment. In almost all distressed sales, the bank can legally go after the seller for the difference between the loan amount and the selling price (known as a deficiency judgment). Most banks will … (1 comments)

buying a home colorado springs: Making The Most Of Your Open House - 08/21/12 01:28 AM
Has the technological advances in real estate marketing via the Internet made it so convenient for buyers to view photos of homes online, that open-houses are now unnecessary? No, because that old-fashioned marketing technique of inviting interested buyers into your home to look around is still effective if done correctly.
De-cluttering, cleaning, and getting your house in tip-top shape is always done before listing, so you just need to determine if an open-house would draw prospective buyers. If your property is in a high traffic area, then your home would be a good candidate for an open-house.
The real estate chant … (2 comments)

buying a home colorado springs: Buying Foreclosures- A Former Stigmatism Is Removed - 08/13/12 02:27 AM
It used to be that when you mentioned a “foreclosed” house people shuddered and thought of horrible, dilapidated homes that were unlivable and needed a ton of work before they could even be re-sold.
The thought of living in that home was almost unheard of and if people did so they tended to be quite ashamed or at least felt a certain stigmatism towards the idea of buying and living in that house.
Basically, foreclosures were homes purchased by either those who “flipped houses” for a living or invested on houses for rental units. People who wanted to purchase a home … (0 comments)

buying a home colorado springs: Should I Rent My House If I Can't Sell It? - 08/08/12 11:37 PM
There has been a lot written about how buying a home is less expensive than renting one in many parts of the country. Rents are skyrocketing and homes are at bargain prices. These two situations are also causing some sellers to consider renting their home instead of selling it. After all, they can get great rental income now and perhaps wait until house values increase in the future before selling. This logic makes sense in some cases. We at KCM believe strongly that residential real estate is a great investment right now.

However, there is a huge difference between … (2 comments)

buying a home colorado springs: The American Dream- Courtesy of KCM - 07/24/12 01:25 PM
As a real estate professional, it’s important to understand, and remind yourself, that homeownership really is the American Dream and your job is be the guardian and guide to make that dream a reality. This is especially important in a market where some people may be misinformed about the benefits and possibilities of buying a home.

The good news is 96% of homeowners see homeownership as a positive experience and 88% of renters aspire to own a home. This is true in the United States more than any other country. Owning a part of our country has always been the … (0 comments)

buying a home colorado springs: Choosing A Realtor When Buying A Home - 07/19/12 12:49 AM
Buying a home is one of the most important financial decisions you will make in a lifetime, but how much importance do you place on selecting the right real estate agent?
You know that realtors get commissions, but what are you paying them to do? Finding a realtor that will work diligently on your behalf will give you peace of mind in the long run.
You are basically hiring someone to treat you with honesty and respect, and most of all, listen to your needs and wants. Following these guidelines will help you to select a realtor that you will feel … (1 comments)

buying a home colorado springs: Taking a Positive Step Toward Re-Establishing Your Credit Score - 07/10/12 07:35 AM
We all know that a good credit score is a necessity to buy a home, especially with today’s lenders and their strict conditions to qualify for a mortgage.
Perhaps you previously owned a home and faced foreclosure or short sale and are now hoping to own a home once again. It’s not an impossible dream.
Perhaps you’re simply getting ready to buy a home, either for the first time or to upgrade/downsize a home you own.
If you have any questions about your credit score and qualifying you’ll want to make sure of a few things as you repair or establish … (3 comments)

buying a home colorado springs: Seller says "Make Me An Offer" - 07/07/12 06:06 AM
 3 bed, 3 bath, 2 car home Open House Event this Sun 7/8,10a-5p.   Remodeled - Perfect For First Time Home Buyer Come & see this immaculately updated home in a new built area, featuring new 2-tone paint throughout, all new carpet, hardwood Floors on main level & master bedroom. Your Master bedroom has a walk-in closet and adjoining bathroom. The open kitchen features granite counters, tile backsplash, and new Stainless Steel appliances. From the kitchen eat-in area, walk out to your new private covered patio that’s perfect for outdoor entertaining direct from the kitchen area. Updated lighting & ceiling fans … (1 comments)

buying a home colorado springs: Buyer Negotiating Strategies - 07/05/12 12:13 AM
Buying a new home in today’s real estate market would seem to be as easy as see, sign, and occupy. You are looking to buy the home of your dreams and the seller wants to sell their property quickly and seamlessly.
From their standpoint, the time, money and effort they invest to market their home will bring a positive gain in the end. From your viewpoint, the carefully considered decision to purchase a specific home will benefit you personally and financially.
With this in mind, an informed buyer needs to have negotiating strategies. Just as much as a seller needs to … (1 comments)

Juanita Simkins, Challenger Homes (New Home Star)

Juanita Simkins

Challenger Homes

Colorado Springs, CO

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Address: 6755 Earl Dr, Ste 105, Colorado Springs, CO, 80918

Office: (719) 229-5700

Mobile: (719) 200-1139

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