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2013 has proven to be quite the rebound year in real estate.   After 4 tough years , the market has recovered dramatically this past year, bringing prices to levels at and sometimes above the 2007 highs.  We have seen large drops in Days on Market, increases in pricing, many multiple offer situat...
Fall is upon us - and while it is absolutely beautiful to see the fall colors - it is time to move your home improvement efforts inside your home instead of outside.  Let your garden hybernate - and let's tackle some really quick, easy, and inexpensive home improvement ideas that will surely make...
The Advantages of Getting a Mortgage Preapproval The homebuying process can be exciting, but also stressful. When there are a large number of buyers in the market for real estate, the odds of being able to purchase your desired home can be low. However, getting a mortgage preapproval prior to hom...
'Tis the season - Football Season, that is!  Around my town, there are so many opportunities to catch kids from 6 - 19 working hard out on the fields.  So I've compiled a list of some of the teams you can catch playing around Castle Rock, Co.  From the "mighty mights" to the high schoolers - if y...
Castle Rock is a fairly "new" town - only 50,000 people, and most of that growth has hapened in the past 10 years.  My wife and I moved here 15 years ago - engaged to be married, we bought our first home in "The Meadows" subdivision.  Our home was a two story with a walk out basement, and 3 stair...
Seriously?  That's what I said out loud as I approached this collection of lockboxes for condos that I was showing to my buyer.   None of them were labeled.  How was I to know which one was the one I was looking for?  To not look like a total idiot in front of my client, I knelt down and took a s...
Growing up, I used to spend hours the day after my birthday, diligently hand writing "thank-you" notes to all the people that gave me presents.  I remember my mom reading over them to make sure they were "good enough" and that my handwriting was somewhat legible, then helping me address them all ...
As realtors, we run into a lot of funny, questionable, unique, interesting, debatable, and silly things in people's homes.  I love capturing a few of them on my phone when I am with buyers.  I'm sure you've experienced some of the same - look at some of these - then after you've stopped laughing ...
I've blogged before about using Pinterest - but here are some of my all time favorite pins from the site.  Feel free to comment with your favorites! This wreath is spectacular!  And what I love about it - is that it's not too feminine, not too holi...
It's farmer's market time - and according to my wife - the best time of the year to buy fruits and vegetables.  Now I have a little trouble without the signs and explanations of each type of produce found at my local grocery store.  But here's what I've learned about the farmer's market and some ...

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