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Real Estate Broker/Owner - Star View Real Estate - CO: II100035296
Purpose of this blog is to: 1) Share the Colorado Experience 2) Educate
  Do you have any large sick trees in your yard?  If so, you need to have them removed as possible if they can't be "fixed."  This has been a hard blog to post because of the guilt that I felt.   Someone could have been killed because I didn't want to cut down a large tree in my backyard that was...
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...
A walk down memory lane - The first buyer prospect that I had was someone that I worked with as a CPA.     He was qualified and he had a vision of what his dream house was going to look like.    It felt GREAT to have someone to show homes to in my first week of real estate.      Little did I know...
Well, it may not be the greatest gift but it would very, very appreciated.   If done properly, it is would likely help keep peace in the family.   Do you have a will? Does it need updating?   Most of us don’t look forward to dying so we really don’t want to think about a will.   However, sooner o...
  The Black Forest is located on the northern end of El Paso County.  This area boasts some of the best views of Pikes Peak and  gorgeous Ponderersa Pine trees.  Some parts of the Black Forest consists of open pasture land.  The area covers over 100 square miles.  So far this year, 30 homes have ...
Some people do not realize that just because you take a picture, you don't have to post it on the MLS. Don't get me wrong, I'm all for agents posting lots of good quality pictures.  Yet pictures like this one makes me wonder.... What am I looking at?  What is this room?  Is this supposed to be a ...
  Its been a busy week in the Colorado Springs real estate market.   The weather was really nice so everyone was able to enjoy some time outside.            El Paso County  Market Watch - Last 7 Days  (March 24-30, 2014)   New Listing (277) Price Decrease (229) Back On Market (53) Under Contract ...
Compared to our neighboring counties to the North of us, the Colorado Springs real estate market isn't as hot.  But the Colorado Springs real estate market isn't as cold either.  Due to the differences in the MLS's, I can't report the data in the same formats.   In Douglas and Elbert counties, th...
Real estate activity is dependent on price, location and condition of the property.   When pricing properties, it is important for both seller and their agents to consider the number of sales within a given price range.     The following chart provides a breakdown of the number of sales by price ...
The number of homes for sale (listed for sale) is extremely low in Douglas County, Co.  Douglas County includes parts of Aurora, Castle Pines, Castle Rock, Englewood, Franktown, Highlands Ranch, Parker, Larkspur, Littleton, Lonetree and Sedalia.     Consider the chart below:     Active Number of ...

Sondra Meyer

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