Number ONE rule for preparing your home to sell

Declutter! Streamline, Simplify, Rearrange. Pay attention to counters and bookshelves. Less is more.

2008 U.S. Senior Open

The 2008 U.S. Senior Open starts today in Colorado Springs at the Broadmoor Hotel. More than 150,000 spectators are expected. The Open is held at the beautiful Broadmoor East Course. Take a look at this website for more information. You don't want to miss this!

What is a Foreclosure?

A legal process through which the lender forces the sale (or repossession) of a mortgaged property because the borrower has defaulted on (not met the terms of) the mortgage.
This can have an impact on your credit and may prevent someone from obtaining a mortgage for some time. I did a podcast about the mortgage guideline changes and we talk about foreclosures. You can go to the badge on the left and access the previously recorded podcast about mortgage changes.

Bringing your pooch to Colorado Springs?

Do you want to take your doggie for an off leash walk? Here are some of the Off-Leash Dog Parks in Colorado Springs:
Cheyenne Meadows Dog Park -Charmwood Dr. and Canoe Creek Dr. Colorado Springs
Garden of the Gods Park Off-Leash Area -Gateway Road Colorado Springs
Palmer Park Dog Park -3650 Maizeland Road Colorado Springs
Rampart Park Dog Park -8270 Lexington Drive Colorado Springs
Red Rock Canyon Off-Leash Dog Loops -31st Street at Highway 24 Colorado Springs

Summertime Tip to Sellers

If I were to give home sellers just one tip... If your home is on the market in the summer, put flowers in front of it. It's easy to do and very inexpensive.

Nationwide Average Mortgage Interest Rates

Mortgage Rates
30 Year Fixed: 6.26%
15 Year Fixed: 5.78%
1 Year Adj: 5.10%
(U.S. Weekly Averages)


"Starting today, even more families will be able to turn to FHA to find an affordable mortgage and save their homes from foreclosure," said HUD Secretary Steve Preston. Go to this link to read more:,3927679&_dad=portal&_schema=PORTAL

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

I took my daughter to the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo today and boy was the temperature warm! The Rocky Mountain Wild exhibit is open now and in this exhibit are moose and mountain lions, Canada lynx, and cute river otters. Her favorite is still the hippo exhibit and she really likes to feed the giraffes in the African Rift Valley exhibit. One of the many great things about the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is that it is one of only a handful of AZA-accredited zoos in the nation that operates without tax support. They depend entirely on admissions, membership dues, donations and grants for funding. Every year since I have lived in Colorado Springs I have purchased a zoo membership.

Hot Foreclosure 3424 Macgregor Drive

Beautiful Colorado Skies surround this property in GREAT condition. Ranch home with finished basement. 5 bedroom, 3 bath. Beautiful hardwood floors and lovely upgraded kitchen. See this featured listing on my website at

Hot Colorado Springs Foreclosure

This foreclosure is in GREAT condition. 5895 Whirlwind Drive. This home has a 3 car garage. Complete one level living. Hardwood entry and kitchen. You will enjoy walking out to your landscaped and fenced back yard. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths and central air. Full unfinished basement ready to expand. Corner lot with covered front porch to enjoy. See this featured listing on my website at