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

selling a home colorado springs: Just Reduced Great Home Gorgeous Backyard - 11/12/12 01:14 AM
  Gorgeous BackYard and Mature Apple Trees     Home Photos Local Schools            
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)

selling a home colorado springs: Just reduced! Great property, Check it out! - 11/07/12 12:40 AM
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selling a home colorado springs: Interesting Facts About November... - 11/05/12 02:35 AM
Did you know that the entrance to King Tut's tomb was discovered on November 4th? Neither did I! Here is something interesting to get your mind off of the election craziness..
British archaeologist Howard Carter and his workmen discover a step leading to the tomb of King Tutankhamen in the Valley of the Kings in Egypt.
When Carter first arrived in Egypt in 1891, most of the ancient Egyptian tombs had been discovered, though the little-known King Tutankhamen, who had died when he was 18, was still unaccounted for. After World War I, Carter began an intensive search for "King Tut's … (0 comments)

selling 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)

selling a home colorado springs: Housing: The Reasons It Is Coming Back - 10/24/12 04:54 AM
*Blog re-posted courtesy of KCM
Monday, we told you that many experts are beginning to call a bottom in house prices. Why? Writing in the Financial Times, Roger Altman, former deputy Treasury secretary, explained why he is so bullish on housing:
“This surge will be driven by a combination of improving house prices, a lower inventory of homes for sale, rising rates of household formation and population growth, and improving access to mortgage credit.”

Altman gave his thoughts on each point:
PRICES “The S&P/Case-Shiller Composite 20 City Home Price index has risen 8 per cent since March. Indeed, Barclays has … (1 comments)

selling 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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selling a home colorado springs: New Listing with Gorgeous Backyard! - 10/07/12 11:39 PM
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selling a home colorado springs: Got Wood? You will when you see these gorgeous floors! - 10/02/12 07:49 AM
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selling a home colorado springs: 5 Perks and Pitfalls of Old and New Homes - 10/01/12 01:30 AM
*Re-posted from Tara @Trulia

As you know, I live in the Bay Area. So I have occasion to wear (or at least carry) a lightweight sweater virtually year-round. A couple of years ago, I found what I thought was THE PERFECT SWEATER.  It was super-soft cashmere, and it was the just-right weight, so it was warm when I needed it to be, but just took the chill off when I needed that. It was black, but kind of flowy, so I could wear it all the time without looking too terribly much like a ninja.
Fast forward a year … (2 comments)

selling a home colorado springs: Coveted Sanctuary With All The Upgrades! Motivated Seller! - 09/28/12 02:34 AM
Coveted Sanctuary … (0 comments)

selling 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)

selling 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)

selling 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)

selling 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)

selling 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)

selling 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)

selling 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)

selling 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)

selling 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)

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

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