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5231 Eldorado Canyon CT, Colorado Springs, CO 80924

5231 Eldorado Canyon CT, Colorado Springs, CO 80924

We are so honored to bring to this fabulous beautifully updated home at 5231 Eldorado Canyon Court in prestigious Cordera, no reason to build because you have everything here upgraded to the nines, walkout basement with fabulous views. So let’s just take a look.

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1069 Cambridge Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO 80906

1069 Cambridge Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO 80906

I’m so excited to introduce to you this great home at 1069 Cambridge Avenue. This home is close to Fort Carson. It has 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, a nice new roof, great backyard, where you can garden like crazy. And at the end of this video, I’m going to be sharing with you how you can get a private. So let’s go take a look.

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5825 Southfork DR, Peyton, CO 80831

5825 Southfork DR, Peyton, CO 80831

Fabulous country home on acreage, has been completely remodeled on the inside with a huge barn and take a picture view of Pike’s Peak. And at the end of this video, I’ll be sharing with you how you can get a private preview. So let’s go on in take a look.

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3681 Desert Willow Lane, Colorado Springs, CO 80925

3681 Desert Willow Lane, Colorado Springs, CO 80925

Beautiful and rare main level living home in a great location close to Fort Carson, Peterson AFB Commissary, and Schriever AFB. The formal living room could double as a study or 2nd family room. The large formal dining room is big enough for a crowd. The vast openness between the large kitchen and family room makes this the perfect entertaining space

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Segment 3 The Quest for Main Level Living and How to Find Those Homes

Segment 3 The Quest for Main Level Living and How to Find Those Homes

What is defined as main level living and how to home buyers find them?
●What is fun about working with buyers is that they all have different wants and needs in a home.
●Lately, I have noticed with my clientele that there is a growing demand for people to move into a home that has few if any stairs and more easy-care homes with main level living.
●People entering into the retirement years typically want main level living but enough space to entertain family or grandkids.
●Main level living is defined as:

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12664 Mt. Lindsey Drive, Peyton CO 80831

12664 Mt. Lindsey Drive, Peyton CO 80831

Fabulous home at 12664 Mt. Lindsey Drive in Peyton, Colorado, just minutes to Colorado Springs, close to Peterson Air Force Base and Schriever Air Force Base, all of the shopping, beautiful sunny days every day out here, right around the corner from a park. And this home has been specially built with an attached 5-car garage, and it has 4 bedrooms. Move-in ready! At the end of this video, I’ll be sharing with you how you can get a private preview. So let’s go on in take a look

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How to Make the Most Money When You Decide On Pricing Your Home

How to Make the Most Money When You Decide On Pricing Your Home

Why is it important that Home Sellers need to understand about deciding on an asking price for their home?
Most buyers shop just below their maximum sales price. Many buyers shop in $50K increments.
There is always someone who is a distressed seller in the area and will reduce the price uncommonly low. I’m not suggesting you do that but You want to be the BEST HOME on THE BLOCK
We offer, in-depth pricing consultations when we meet with home sellers to price their homes Realistically Vs Optimistically.

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Segment 3 Top 5 Staging Tips to Command Top Dollar

Segment 3 Top 5 Staging Tips to Command Top Dollar

1. 98% of homes buyers shop initially and eliminate homes ONLINE based on the photos, if you don’t get this write, you won’t know who eliminated your home!
2. Most buyers spend less than 1 Minute viewing homes online.
a. A majority of that time, 28 seconds is spent looking at the outside, which curb appeal is so important and the backyard! This is a clue! Curb Appeal is massively important!

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7266 Centennial Glen Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80919

7266 Centennial Glen Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80919

Beautiful walk-out ranch style patio home offers the perfect mix of main level living and plenty of space for guests and entertaining. The gleaming, high-quality wood laminate flooring is in the entire kitchen and eat-in area, and all the traffic locations. The kitchen has been recently updated with fresh counters and newer appliances. The massive breakfast bar overlooks the great room and eat-in area that walks out to a lovely covered back deck with great views peering onto a scenic back yard where the mule deer relax.

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The Top Five Things to Prepare Your Home for Sale

The Top Five Things to Prepare Your Home for Sale

What are some the top things a home seller should do to prepare their homes for sale?

1. Curb Appeal – Buyers spend a majority of their time looking at homes at the Front Yard, the Backyard and View.
a. This time of year there is no excuse not to make your yard look great!
b. Even though it’s a hot market.
c. Buyers will turn their nose up at anything that looks like deferred maintenance and you will never know, it will get eliminated ONLINE
d. Spoke with one buyer last week that told me she eliminates home in just 5 Clicks!
e. Wrong:

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The CARES Act: Allowed People to Skip their House Payments for Up to 1 Year – How It Impacts Those Borrowers

The CARES Act: Allowed People to Skip their House Payments for Up to 1 Year – How It Impacts Those Borrowers

Barb, The CARES Act was hastily passed because of the COVID19 Outbreak, there is a provision for people with a mortgage to skip their house payments for up to 1 year, allegedly with no harm to their credit. Howa Does it Really Impact People who Skip Their House Payments?
1. CARES Act – The law allows for people who have home loans backed by:
a. Fannie Mae – Conventional Loans
b. Freddie Mac – Conventional Loans
c. FHA – FHA Loans

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Things That Make Home Buyers Reject Homes and How to Avoid Them

Things That Make Home Buyers Reject Homes and How to Avoid Them

What are some things that make Home Buyers Reject Homes?

I had the pleasure of showing homes over the Holiday weekend. It was pretty shocking what I saw:
a. Leaky faucet – Indicates Poor Maintenance
b. Hardwood flooring with scratches and poor finishing
c. Dead yard – talk about Curb Appeal Party Foul!

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431 Eighth St, Calhan, CO

431 Eighth St, Calhan, CO

Adorable country home with all the charm of quiet old world living updated with modern finishes. Relax on the covered front porch and enjoy the quiet countryside. The huge living room is centered in front of a cozy warm wood fireplace over rustic hardwood floors. There are lots of built-in storage closets throughout this darling home. All three bedrooms are generously sized with lots of closet space. The kitchen has been updated with a beautiful gas stove/oven with a built-in pantry + spice cabinet plus plenty of counters and cabinet space…

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5226 Pinon Valley Rd, Colorado Springs, CO 80919

5226 Pinon Valley Rd, Colorado Springs, CO 80919

We are so pleased to present you, this fantastic home on the Northwest side of town at 5226 Pinon Valley Road, beautiful location close to the Youth Valley park, Pinon Valley Park, has a beautiful scenic backyard in pristine condition, and if you like to get a private preview of this home, at the end of this video, I’ll be sharing a phone number where you can reach us. So let’s go on in and take a look. So I love all the beautiful updates in this fantastic home

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What Is a Seller’s Market?

What Is a Seller’s Market?

A seller’s market occurs when there are more buyers than homes available. For example, if a neighborhood has three homes for sale and six buyers, then the sellers have the power.

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Top Questions You Should Ask Before You Hire a Real Estate Agent

Top Questions You Should Ask Before You Hire a Real Estate Agent

What are some of those questions that people are going to be asking? Picking the right real estate agent could cost you or save you thousands. So it’s an important decision and it’s an interesting fact that it’s something like 82% of people will not go back and use the last real estate agent that they have before.

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305 N Santa Fe Ave, Fountain, CO 80817

305 N Santa Fe Ave, Fountain, CO 80817

We are so excited to introduce to you this fantastic starter home at 305 N Santa Fe Avenue in fountain Colorado. It’s just minutes to Fort Carson army base, 2 bedrooms, 1 remodeled bath, lots of parking on this property, a dog run, stucco siding, updated mechanicals, central air conditioning, and all priced in the low $200,000.

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How to Sell Webinar!

How to Sell Webinar!

Hi, I’m Barb Schlinker with Your Home Sold Guaranteed Realty Colorado and I’m offering a free webinar on how to sell your home plus the 5 keys to thrive to get the most amount of money when you sell your home. You know, within the past 24 years of selling homes in the Colorado Springs area, I have helped thousands of people buy and sell homes in all kinds of markets, the best kinds of the market, the worst kinds of markets.

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2107 S El Paso Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO 80906

2107 S El Paso Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO 80906

Really cute starter home is highly sought after Stratton Meadows. Rare to find a nice home in such good condition in this area complete with 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, and a nice private fenced back yard. The living room and traffic areas have easy care vinyl flooring. The large eat-in kitchen has lots of cabinets and counter space for storage. There is plenty of closet space in all three bedrooms including two linen closets in the hallway. The quiet and private fenced back yard has a large enclosed patio plus a covered patio with beautiful Pikes Peak views. This very well maintained home is complete with newer windows, a new roof, central AC with a special heat surge system that saves on utilities, a newer furnace and water heater, a radon mitigation system, a newer electric panel, new plumbing, a leaf filter system on the

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Top 5 Tips for Downsizing a Home

Top 5 Tips for Downsizing a Home

The Top Five Tips for Downsizing a Home
Many people decide to downsize for different reasons, the home is too big, they don’t need all that space, they want to simplify their life and be able to travel more and I find many are moving to be closer to family and the amazing grandkids. The task of downsizing, for most, can be daunting.

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Top 5 Questions to Ask a Real Estate Agent Before You Hire Them

Top 5 Questions to Ask a Real Estate Agent Before You Hire Them

The Top 5 Questions to Ask a Real Estate Agent Before You Hire them.
Not all real estate agents are the same. If you decide to seek the help of an agent when selling or buying your home, you need some good information before you make any moves.
Some agents may prefer that you don’t ask these questions, because the knowledge you’ll gain from their honest answers will give you a very good idea about what outcome you can expect from using this agent. And let’s face it – in real estate, as in life – not all things are created equal.

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8615 Chapel Square Court, Colorado Springs CO 80920

8615 Chapel Square Court, Colorado Springs CO 80920

We are so excited to introduce to this fabulous custom home in Briar gate, close to everything. This huge home is over 5,000 square feet with 5 bedrooms, 4 baths, 3 different rec rooms, completely updated adjacent to a walking path with gorgeous Pikes peak views. And at the end of this video, I’m going to share with you how you can get a private preview. This beautiful custom home has some unique features to it, like a massive great room with soaring ceilings in front of a beautiful gas log fireplace, plantation shutters, updated windows, updated mechanicals. You got a formal dining room right here, a nice wide walkway with a main level master plus there are a second master up and lots of bedrooms and baths and rec rooms all over the house. So let’s go look at it. So just off the formal dining room, is a nice big kitchen with 42-inch cabinets and appliance garage, brand new appliances, a lovely eat-in area with a private backyard.

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10130 Ottertail Court, Colorado Springs, CO 80920

10130 Ottertail Court, Colorado Springs, CO 80920

Spectacular home on a culdesac with gorgeous views of Pikes Peak and the Air Force Academy. The bright, open main level adorned with freshly refinished hardwood floors highlight the soaring ceilings and views. The updated kitchen has plenty of cabinet and counter space covered in beautiful granite slab counters where great meals are made with chef-quality stainless steel appliances. Walkout where there is plenty of room to play in the private, fenced back yard with great views. The gleaming hardwood floors extend into the family room in front of a cozy warm gas log fireplace just off the huge eat-in kitchen, beautifully remodeled powder bath that you can enjoy as you walk in from the oversized 3 car garage complete with plenty of built-in storage.

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