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Purpose of this blog is to: 1) Share the Colorado Experience 2) Educate
This weekend: Home Building & Remodeling Show in Colorado Springs (January 10-13, 2014 at the Norris-Penrose Event Center in Colorado Springs. National Western Stock Show in Denver (Parade: January 9; National Western Stock Show: January 11-26, 2014)  Horse shows are part of the National Western ...
Real estate photographers frequently describe real estate agents as being, “Cheap, cheap, cheap.”   Not only are we described as being cheap tightwads, we also need a very quick turnaround.  Real estate photographers go on to say, “Most real estate agents do not appreciate quality photographs.  M...
Winter Landscaping Ideas.    Colorado has a long winters.  According to  National Weather Service climate data, in Colorado Springs, the average date of the first freeze is  October 1.  The average date of the last freeze is May 8.   So we are looking at roughly 8 months of  winter like weather c...
Happy New Year!   Hopefully you have set some New Years resolutions and 2014 business plans and goals.  I always enjoy a "new" beginning.     Today, I'd like to share Tom Hopkin's Creed of a Champion: "I am not judged by the number of times I fail but by the numbers of times I succeed, and the nu...
This is a great weekend to de-clutter and make a year end donation to Goodwill or other similar organization.      1.    Are you having problems finding a place to put the new Christmas gifts?       2.    Do you plan to sell your home in the very near future? 3.    Do you still have unpacked movi...
Have you ever noticed that some of the most beautiful sunrises and sunsets seem to foretell  a change in weather?   In the Colorado Springs area, we enjoy about 300 days of sunshine per year.  Cloudy days seem to be few and far between.  This means that we do not have a lot of spectacular sunrise...
Congratulations to Shane Brown, of Elbert Colorado, for his excellent ride in the National Reining Horse Association Futurity (NRHA) Open Finals that were held in Oklahoma City earlier tonight.  He rode Berry Best Step, owned by Michelle Kuck.  This year over 400 three year old horses were entere...
Coming from Texas, I still think 35 degrees is cold.  Yet these photographs, taken in Colorado Springs at the 16th Annual YMCA of the Pikes Peak Region Turkey Trot,  demonstrate why running a 5K in  cold weather can be a lot of fun!  (Actually on Thanksgiving morning, the 35 degree weather with n...
Loyal dogs, a beautiful sunrise, fresh crisp air and spectacular scenery.  This photograph illustrates what I love about living in the Colorado Springs area.   It was taken last Saturday at Palmer Park, which is just to the east of downtown Colorado Springs.  It is still very much in the "middle"...
 I recently read two articles on Inman  News that made me question, "Where would NAR and be without the MLS?"  In many areas, if you want access to the MLS, you have to be a member of the National Association of Realtors, the respective state association and the local association.  Fo...

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Purpose of this blog is to share the Colorado Experience and to Educate