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Xeriscaping  refers to a method of landscape design that minimizes water use. Some people took that to mean rocks and cactus. For some houses this actually works. For others it doesn’t, and for many people, we still like to see flowers and greenery. What’s interesting is there are hundreds of op...
Spring always seems to be extra-windy on the Front Range.  There are ways to take this less-than desirable weather condition and use it to our advantage. Aside from the obvious wind-power, there is another way we can use the wind and save on our electric bill. Believe it or not, about 50 years a...
Today I had the honor of receiving an email request from my Aunt.  It appears her grandson, Jackson, has a special project at school involving Flat Stanley (any memory bells ringing yet)?   My assignment, should I choose to accept it, is to take a photo of Flat Stanley somewhere in Colorado.  I w...
As Spring comes in and the beauty its brings with flowers (often times poking their heads through the snow) we also are reminded about being responsible Colorado residents for wild fires.  As we have learned the past few years here and in other states they are a fact of life.  Having a plan and r...
With outdoor living becoming more and more popular, you would think that rooftop decks would be easier to find in Colorado Springs.  That is not the case.  I have found two townhome communities priced under $500,000 with rooftop decks.  Both are located on the West side of Colorado Springs and ha...
Are neighborly neighborhoods dead? I don’t think so, but they do seem to be scarce jewels. What makes a neighborly neighborhood and do you want to create your own? A neighborly neighborhood consists of 3 or more families (the more the merrier!) who go out of their way to help one another out wit...
I think insurance in some circumstances is a personal choice and part of financial planning for some people and families. Right now in Colorado Springs the rental market is very active in part to the Spring season.  A lot of leases will end in Spring or Summer months because historically it is ea...
Do you ever come across unique mail boxes? Wonder who lives there or what their fascination with John Deere tractors are in the middle of the city? Mail boxes are often overlooked when planning out curb appeal improvements. Most of us when buying a home don’t even remember seeing the mailbox unt...
“Why would someone want to stay at home for their vacation,” asked one of my good friends.  I replied, “If you live in a space that you have taken the meticulous time and effort to make as comfortable as possible, as pleasing to the eye as possible, and as enjoyable as possible, why would you wa...
This weekend I made a quick trip to Gunnison to present an offer on a ranch to the seller.  We decided to bring our dog on her first road trip and a new addition to traveling presented itself.  Where to stay that would take a dog? Driving into town after dark we stopped at the first place we came...

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