Monday, April 27, 2015

New Listing 9349 Morfontaine Road, Peyton, CO 80831 is For Sale

Move-in Ready 3BD 1557 sqft Model Home On a Large Lot With Open Floor Plan Close To Military Bases Is For Sale!  New Listing 9349 Morfontaine Road, Peyton, CO 80831 -  $205,000

 This Home Has Neutral Colors Throughout. Light Wood Floors Grace The Entry Way, Kitchen And Dining Rooms. Light And Bright Kitchen With Newer Stainless Steel Appliances And A Pantry.master Bedroom Has Adjoining Bath, Walk In Closet, Bayed Window And Ceiling Fan.secondary Bedrooms Are Spacious, One With A Walk In Closet And Ceiling Fans Too. All Bathrooms Have New Toilets And Fixtures.,Enjoy Bbqing Or Solitude On The Large Patio Or In The Vast Yard With Automatic Sprinkler System. Walking Distance To One Of Two Recreation Centers With Indoor Pools, Cardio Room, Classroom And More! 20 Minutes To Peterson Afb, Schriever Afb, 25 Minutes To The Air Force Academy And 35 Minutes To Ft Carson.

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Friday, April 24, 2015

5380 Artistic Circle, Colorado Springs, CO 80917 For Sale

5380 Artistic Circle
Colorado Springs, CO 80917
Residential - Colorado Springs, CO
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Price : $250,000.00
Bedrooms : 4
Bathrooms : 3.00
Square Foot : 2,402
County : El Paso
Property Type : Single Family
Year Built : 1979
MLS Number : 2577773

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Property Description
This Premium Lot Has Unobstructed Views Of The Front Range Mountains Yet Is Secluded On A Flag Lot On A Cul-de-sac Which Backs To Open Space And The Homestead Nature Trail. Covered Front Porch Entry Patio To Enjoy The Mountain Views. Back Yard Has Fire Pit, Hot Tub, Storage Shed, Covered Concrete Patio And Deck. Formal Living Room With Picture Window, Spacious Eat In Kitchen With Stainless Steel Appliances, Breakfast Bar And Plenty Of Room Has Brick Encased Gas Fireplace With Wood Mantle.,Basement Has Bedroom,Rec Room, Theater/Media Room And Storage.master Has Attached 3/4 Bath, Upper Bedrooms Share A Full Bath And Offer Plenty Of Room. Laundry Conveniently Located Adjacent To Half Bath Near Garage. Newer Carpet And Paint. Close Proximity To Shopping, Entertainment And Easy Access To All Military Bases.
Call/Text Carrie Lukins, Sellstate, at 719-651-2199 for more details or to schedule a showing.
Features List

  • Mountain Views

  • Premium Lot

  • Trails Nearby

  • Cul De Sac

  • Convenient Shopping

  • Fireplace

  • Hot Tub
  • Equal Housing Opportunity.
    SellState Alliance Realty : 9475 Briar Village Pt, Ste 215 - Colorado Springs, : 719-651-2199

    Monday, April 13, 2015


    Once your home goes on the market, real estate agents may call to show your home anytime, day or evening. Keeping your home "showtime" ready can be challenging, especially if you have children and pets.
    What you need to stay organized is a handy checklist so you can be ready to show at any time. When you get the call that buyers are on their way, give everyone in the household a basket and assign them each to a room to pick up clutter quickly. Set a timer and tell everyone to grab up any toys on the floor, clear tabletops and countertops of junk, and quickly Swiffer-sweep the floors. Check for hazards like dog chews on the floor.

    Turn on all the lights, and get ready to skedaddle. You have to let buyers have privacy so they can assess your home honestly. Take the kids for an outing. Put pets in daycare, sleep cages or take them with you:
    Keep your home show-ready with these nine tips:
    Eliminate clutter: Not only is clutter unattractive, it's time-consuming to sort through and expensive for you to move. If you have a lot of stuff, collections, and family mementoes, you would be better off renting a small storage unit for a few months.
    Keep, donate, throw away: Go through your belongings and put them into one of these three baskets. You'll receive more in tax benefits for your donations that pennies on the dollar at a garage sale. It's faster, more efficient and you'll help more people.
    Remove temptations: Take valuable jewelry and collectibles to a safety deposit box, a safe, or store them in a secure location.
    Remove breakables: Figurines, china, crystal and other breakables should be packed and put away in the garage or storage.
    Be hospitable: You want your home to look like a home. Stage it to show the possibilities, perhaps set the table, or put a throw on the chair by the fireplace with a bookmarked book on the table.
    Have a family plan of action: Sometimes showings aren't convenient. You can always refuse a showing, but do you really want to? If you have a showing with little notice, get the family engaged. Everyone has a basket and picks up glasses, plates, newspapers, or anything left lying about.
    Remove prescription medicines: Despite qualifying by the buyer's agent, some buyers have other intentions than buying your home. It's also a good idea to lock your personal papers such as checkbooks away. Do not leave mail out on your desk.
    Get in the habit: Wash dishes immediately after meals. Clean off countertops. Make beds in the morning. Keep pet toys and beds washed and smelling fresh.
    Clean out the garage and attic: Buyers want to see what kind of storage there is.
    Colorado Springs - El Paso County - Surrounding Areas  Is a Sellers Market. Buyers Rush To Purchase Homes To Avoid Interest Rate Hikes. No Better Time To List & Sell Your Home.
    Ask Carrie Lukins, SellstateAlliance Realty, Your Questions. Call/text 719-651-2199

    Saturday, April 11, 2015


    When you prepare to put your home on the market, you hope that everything will go the way you imagine and that is your home will sell for over listing price the very first day it goes on the market.

    The reality isn't so rosy. The market may slow down. Your home may get few showings or no offers. You may have to lower your list price. Or, your home may not sell at all because you made a big mistake.

    So if you're thinking of doing any of the following five no-no's, stop yourself right now.
    Don't hire the first REALTOR® you meet. Selling your home is one of the largest transactions you'll ever have, so why wouldn't you interview several applicants to help you? You can ask friends and family for referrals, but there are several questions you should ask. Make sure the agents you interview are experienced selling homes in your neighborhood and the type of home you want to sell. To get the listing, potential agents may employ a number of strategies, including suggesting or agreeing with you to list a high price for your home. Don't fall for it. Choose the agent who is straight with you, about the market and about your home.
    Don't ignore the market. Every market is different and those differences can impact the sales price of your home, the number of days your home spends on the market, and whether your home sells or not. You have to face the reality of market conditions to influence the success of your home's sale. If home prices are going up, you'll do well, but it will be more expensive to purchase your next home, unless you move to a less expensive market or home.
    And if prices are going down, you may not net what you were hoping for, but your next purchase may be a bargain, if you stay in the same area.
    Don't hide problems the home may have. If you've had a major water leak or had your foundation fixed, you need to disclose that in a formal seller's disclosure form for all potential buyers to see. While it may be tempting to check the I-don't-know box, remember that any lie can come undone. You don't want to face legal problems because you tried to hide the truth. And if your buyer wants to know more, you can show the receipts for what you did to fix the problem.
    Don't overprice the home. When your home is overpriced, it's underdressed for the party. Everyone notices that it doesn't quite fit in. Buyers who can afford your home quickly notice that your home doesn't quite measure up to others in the same price range. Buyers who could afford your home if it were priced correctly are unlikely to make offers because they'll be searching in a different price range.
    Don't ignore your agent's advice. A real estate agent is a professional. When she or he tells you that you'll get a better offer more quickly if you'll declutter, stage your home, make certain updates or repairs, it's a proven truth. Buyers are more negative when they see homes that need work, and tend to make offers or withhold offers based on their feelings.
    If your agent showed you a comparable market analysis, he or she may have suggested a listing range to price your home. If you go over that, you're risking a negative response from the marketplace, long days on the market, and probable price reductions.
    Do things right from the beginning and you'll have a smoother, easier, and more profitable transaction.
    Call Carrie Lukins, Sellstate Alliance Realty Today For Real Estate Advice, Market Information, & To Sell or Buy a Home In The Colorado Springs Surrounding Areas!  
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    Tuesday, April 7, 2015

    Colorado Springs Homes - Spring Into These New Home Trends 80831

    A deep cleaning of your home isn't the only way to usher in spring. It might also be time to peel back those winter layers and give your home a fresh new look with some on-trend décor and design.
    Get in the spring of things with this season's hot new trends.
    If you can't get enough gingham, enjoy the black-and-white look, or are heralding the return of fringe, you're in luck. These are just a few of the styles that are in for spring, says HGTV.
    1. Gingham
    There's no need to go traditional with the classic check print.
    "To put a gender-neutral spin on gingham, choose a feminine color such as pink or coral for tailored upholstery and use chrome nail heads," said HGTV. "The combination will create amenswear-inspired look that's also female-friendly."
    2. Fringe
    The flirty look that's all over the runway is also a designer's favorite element for spring. Elle Décor used a Proenza Schouler runway as inspiration for a "multicolored fringe wall hanging." Fringe is also popping up in carpet borders and pendant lighting
    3. Black and white
    "The classic color combination makes any room - from bathrooms to bedrooms - sophisticated, chic, and timeless,"said House Beautiful.
    Whether you use it on the floors, the walls, for bedding, for a backsplash, or a smattering of accessories, black and white brings interest and glam potential.
    4. Oversize art
    Forget the gallery. For spring it's all about statement pieces.
    "Just as we were starting to perfect the Tetris-like picture placement of gallery walls, oversize art has become the wall statement du jour," said POPSUGAR. "Supersized paintings, blowup photographs, and gargantuan art of every sort are dominating huge swaths of walls to stunning effect."
    5. Shibori
    POPSUGAR also loves the shibori print, a "tie-dye-esque look (that) is growing rapidly, jumping from pillows and bedspreads to curtains and rugs."
    Shibori is a Japanese technique "that typically involves folding, twisting or bunching cloth and binding it, then dyeing it in indigo," said Design Sponge. "Whatever is used to bind the fabric will resist the dye, resulting in areas of the cloth that take the distinctive blue dye in patterns created by the resistance, and other areas of the cloth that remain white." Check out some DIY shibori techniques here.

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