horse property: Horsey Wordless Wednesday - Different Views Of a Horse Owner - 04/02/14 10:01 PM

I'm on an ongoing mission to provide horse 101 lessons to nonhorse people - in the event they end up listing a horse property.    Horse owners are not all the same. 
Brigita's post did an amazing job of capturing the reality about different views of horse owners.  
Sondra
p.s. If you are an not a horse person but end up listing a horse property, PLEASE include pictures of the barn -inside and out.   As this re-blogged post suggests, there are all different sorts of horse people.  Don't assume that the barn isn't worth showing. 

Sincerely,
 
Sondra Meyer Peterson, CPA
Real Estate … (8 comments)

horse property: An Old Fence and a December Sunrise in Peyton, Colorado - 12/20/13 09:39 PM
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 sunrises and sunsets throughout the year.  
As result, we tend to REALLY appreciate the ones that we do have.   Last Wednesday was one of the beautiful sunrise mornings.  
  
These photographs were taken in Peyton, Colorado.  Peyton is located about 45 minutes north east of downtown Colorado Springs.  
 

 
Peyton is … (10 comments)

horse property: Simple Tips for Staging and Photographing a Horse Property - 03/05/13 04:32 PM
Simple Tips for Staging and Photographing a Horse Property
 
Home staging is a relatively new buzz word for making homes as appealing to buyers as possible to ensure a timely sale at the best price.   In recent years, the benefits of having a professional, experienced and objective person to stage and photograph a home have received more attention.   When you are selling a horse property, the inside of your home is not the only thing that needs to be staged.   The horse amenities also need to be shown off to their fullest extent.   The horse amenities should be staged and photographed.  … (12 comments)

horse property: We are thinking about buying a home in the country. - 06/02/12 08:00 AM
We are thinking about buying a home in the country.  What is the first thing I should do?
 
If you are thinking about purchasing a home in the country, a horse property, a farm, ranch or even land,  the first thing you need to do is to decide what type of property is going to make you happy.    Doing so will save a lot of time and potential heart aches in the future.  
 
Ask yourself: 
 
1.       Will this property be your primary home? 
2.       If so, what is the furthest you are willing to commute … (12 comments)

horse property: Denver Metro: May 2012 Horse & Country Property Market Report - 05/22/12 09:01 PM
 

 
 
Interest rates are still at record lows.  This is a good time to buy the home, ranch, or horse property in Colorado that you have been dreaming of.  Sellers, if you are ready to sell your country home, ranch, or horse property that is located in Elbert or Douglas county, Colorado, please do not hesitate to call or email me so that we can discuss your particular plans and goals. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sincerely,
Sondra Meyer, CPA
Colorado Horse Property Specialist. 
 
Colorado.  See It.  Experience It.  Live It. 
 
Note:  These figures are … (4 comments)

horse property: Thoughts on the Luxury of Simplicity: Can Simple be Luxurious? - 04/24/12 05:14 AM
Last week, I had the opportunity to visit a wonderful home on a horse property that was luxurious due to its simplicity. Western simplicity.  Afterwards, I found myself asking - can simple really be luxurious?
I think so. 
 
According to the Merriam-Webster online dictionary, luxury is defined as:
1.        A condition of abundance or great ease and comfort.   
2.       Something adding to pleasure or comfort but not absolutely necessary.
3.       An indulgence in something that provides pleasure, satisfaction or ease.
 
Simple, less ornate, buildings and homes compliment the beauty of the outdoors.  

In the photo above, which was … (10 comments)

horse property: Colorado Springs Horse Property Market Report - 09/24/11 10:23 PM
 Horse property in and around Colorado Springs which is El Paso County is selling.   For the purposes of this market report, I considered a property to be a horse property if it had at least two acres and if it had either a barn or stable on it.    These stats are for horse property in El Paso County only.  
Property in El Paso County is very horse friendly.  Compared to Teller County, which is to the west of Colorado Springs, it is flatter with less trees.  With the exception of the most northern part of the county, the temperatures … (4 comments)

horse property: Sondra's Snapshots: Horses Being Horses - 09/13/11 01:59 AM
 The area to the south and south-east of the Colorado Springs city limits are popular areas to keep horses.  The area is less populated.  The land is flatter.  There are fewer trees.   Overall, the land is fairly suitable for horses so long as you have access to water.   As result, there are a lot of horse properties in this area. 
 I’m calling this collection of pictures that I took yesterday:  Horses Being Horses
Whenever I take a picture, I usually have great hopes of a wonderful photograph showing my horses at their best.  Sometimes, horses are just horses and the best … (11 comments)

horse property: Horse People Are Different - 04/13/11 09:48 PM
From time to time, the average residential real estate agent may find themselves working with a buyer that may be a "horse person."  This buyer may be a great friend or referral.   
Just because a person is a horse person, that does not mean they plan to buy a horse property.   The horse person's equines may live at a boarding stable or at the trainers.
The following list, prepared by Tracie Rawson, is currently circulating amongst horse people.    I've opted to share it with non-horse people because I sincerely believe it will help you understand horse people a little better.   
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horse property: Does the Term “Horse Property” Really Add Value? - 03/28/11 12:22 AM
As Realtors, we try to describe our listings in a way that makes them sound good.  For example,  it is not uncommon to see: 
Cozy = small
Handyman's dream = a house should probably be condemned in most buyers opinions
Charming one owner home = a house that will remind you of your grandmother's house with harvest gold or avocado green appliances. 
As a horse person, I find myself getting incredibly dissappointed when I see a listing described as a horse property when it only has the potential to be a horse property.  I've also heard such properties that have potential can also be accurately described as being … (19 comments)