Thursday, November 20, 2014

Colorado Springs Real Estate - First Time Home Buyers - 10 Reasons To Date or Marry a Real Estate Agent 80920

Having a real estate agent as your significant other definitely comes with perks. So if one asks you out on a date, or for your hand in marriage, you should definitely say yes!

Here are the top 10 reasons why:

You can ditch your shrink and save the money. There’s no better therapist than a real estate agent.

Tax deductible dinners. No need to feel guilty about ordering that bottle (or 3) of Screaming Eagle Cab. Write-offs are an agent’s best friend.

Real estate agents are tough. They don’t give up easily. When the “honeymoon stage” fades, they’re not likely to scram.

Since there’s no such thing as a “sure thing” in real estate, an agent’s hopes are tempered by realism. They take nothing for granted, and they’re practically immune to let downs.

Real estate agents are great negotiators. If you want to vacation at the beach, and he or she prefers the mountains, guess what… yep, go pack your flannels. Which is better anyway — you’ve been to the beach too many times already.

Real estate agents work with multiple vendors, so they’re great coordinators. Think: parties, weddings, reunions, etc. This will lighten your load down the road. You’ll thank me later.

Real estate agents know beauty is more than skin deep. On that note, if one ever tells you that you have “good bones”, it doesn’t mean what you think it does.

Real estate agents are easy to reach at a moment’s notice. They keep their phones on them at all times. Their livelihood depends on it.

Never worry about awkward social situations. Real estate agents are dripping with charm and can relate to all walks of people.

They’re skilled at breaking down complicated stuff into simple terms (ever read a sales contract?!). So when it comes time to talk about feelings and emotions, you’ll know exactly where they stand.

Our Preferred lender team offers First Time Home Buyer Assistance Programs for low interest home loans and closing cost grant asssistance making it easier than ever to own your first home!
As your Realtor, we will Find Your Perfect Home.  Tell Us What Type Of Home You Want?
Let's get you "Home" for the Holidays!

Carrie Lukins
SellState Alliance Realty
Your Running Realtor
Colorado Springs, CO 80920

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Selling Your Colorado Springs Home This Winter In 80132, 80133, 80908, 80921,80920, 80919, 80924, 80923, 80922, 80906

It may not be your first impulse to list your home in winter, but life events can sometimes dictate timing on when moves must happen. Knowing how to best show off your home to its full advantage can pay even bigger dividends in the winter, when daylight hours run short, temperatures drop, and the usual rules may not apply.

If you were selling your house in the summer or spring, you’d likely address any cosmetic concerns as part of the staging process. The same attention to detail is important in the winter.
Keep up the curb appeal
Curb appeal has a different meaning in winter weather, but the same basic principles apply: tidying the exterior and clearing driveways and walkways are essential. Carpet should be recently cleaned and in good repair — and now’s the time to embark on a mission to make your home clutter-free by removing photographs and knickknacks.
Emphasize light
For your home to look its best during a winter viewing, it should feel both welcoming and warm. Consider removing some window treatments to allow windows to shine at their full size. If showing your home during daylight hours, open all your remaining draperies or blinds to maximize light; during evening hours, you can choose a pleasant combination of reduced overhead, floor, and table lamps, which can impart a warm and comforting glow throughout all the rooms you’ll be showing.
Highlight winterized features
On the flip side, emphasizing features that make your property a smart winter buy can also help seal the deal after your home passes the charm test. Your home can be more attractive to winter buyers with features like an attached and enclosed garage, a new water heater or HVAC components, or skylights or other energy-efficient upgrades. Winter buyers want to be confident that their new property will be well winterized for the immediate months ahead.
Show all seasons
Take advantage of the opportunity to display your home’s charm by providing a photo portfolio with your listing — or even laying out a photo album of your home — and be sure to include pictures from all seasons.
No matter how you choose to make your home more sellable, stay within your budget. You won’t want to blemish your credit picture right in the middle of making a move — one of the major life events when you’ll want your credit in tiptop shape.
Carrie Lukins                                                                                                                        
The Running Realtor                                                                                                             
SellState Alliance Realty                                                                                                          
Colorado Springs, CO 80920                                                                                             

Friday, November 7, 2014

Stetson Hills Colorado Springs Homes Real Estate

The Stetson Hills subdivision features handsome Colorado Springs homes for sale in a convenient location between the Powers Corridor and Markscheffel Road, Stetson Hills Boulevard and Barnes Road.  Known for its safe family neighborhoods, Stetson Hills feature many community parks and open spaces that afford a peaceful, country like quality of life with far-reaching views of Pikes Peak and the Colorado Rocky Mountains. 

Home buyers on a search for Colorado Springs Colorado real estate in Stetson Hills can choose from properties including condominiums priced beginning in the low $100,000s to the low-$400,000s.  Most are in the $200,000s and $300,000s.  The Stetson Hills Homeowners Association is the largest in Colorado Springs.

Stetson Hills Colorado Springs real estate includes newer properties in the Ridgeview at Stetson Hills, Indigo Ranch, and Greenhaven neighborhoods.Other neighborhoods adjacent to Stetson Hills include Old Farm to the west and Springs Ranch to the south.

Community recreation facilities and natural features in Stetson Hills are carefully placed at Stetson Park, Sandstone Park, and Templeton Park.  In addition, the community is home to minor-league baseball at Sky Sox Stadium and other sporting venues.Residents of all ages enjoy the trail systems that wend their way through135 acres of open space.

Living in Stetson Hills puts homeowners near all of the shopping, services, and dining available along the Powers Corridor.  Many homebuyers appreciate that Stetson Hills also features proximity to the Colorado Springs Airport, Fort Carson, Pederson Air Force Base, Schriever Air Force Base, and the United States Air Force Academy.

Families in Stetson Hills are served by Falcon School District 49, which operates two elementary schools in Stetson Hills.

Contact Carrie Lukins, SellState Alliance Realty at (719) 651-2199 to learn how our acclaimed city can work hand in glove to help you achieve your lifetime goals.

Carrie Lukins
Your Running Realtor
SellState Alliance Realty
Colorado Springs 80920