Price Reduced on Beautiful Home in Black Forest, Colorado Springs

I've just reduced the price on this fantastic home for sale in Black Forest, Colorado Springs to only $675,000. Also, new carpet is being installed!
This is a 7 bedroom / 4 bath / 3 car garage listing that is located on almost 20 acres. Several barns and out buildings make this a great horse property in the Rocky Mountains. If you are interested in buying a home in Colorado Springs ~ this may be the home for you! Click here to find out more about this great listing.

GREAT site with Summer Activities for you and your kids

I know I posted yesterday about some great deals ~ and today I came across this site that I think is really good as well. It's called The Frugal Girls and this link is to some great summer activities you can do with your kids from CHEAP movies through Cinemark, to Barnes & Noble reading programs to many other helpful and frugal ideas. Check it out!

And of course, if you want to be frugal in the real estate world, then now is the time to be looking and going under contract for a home. There is only a little over a week to go under contract to take advantage of the government tax credits.

If you are considering putting your home on the market to sell it during the coming months, or you are in need of buying a home, please contact me. My expertise in relocation, market sales, Colorado Springs economy and housing markets, military relocation, first time home buyers and many other niche's are extensive and I look forward to putting my skills to work for you!

Breakfast for $3 in Colorado Springs

Sounds too good to be true, doesn't it? Breakfast for $3!!! Well, I came across this great article with fabulous breakfast ideas - from Starbucks to Subway to some exclusive to Colorado Springs. Check it out and enjoy!

I also really love Springs Bargains because they always have great deals and coupons for things going on around town.

Colorado Springs Homes For Sale March 2010 Statistics

How is the housing market in Colorado Springs doing compared to previous months and years?
Here is some helpful information from the Pikes Peak Association of Realtors (click on any chart to enlarge it):

It's exciting to see the number of homes for sale increasing over the past few months. This is certainly the right time of year to sell your home, as we get further into spring and head into summer.

Isn't it interesting that the amount of homes under contract in the month of March are at a 5 year high?

The total home sales for Colorado Springs year to date for 2010 are higher than at the same time in 2009; and very close to the same amount as 2008.

Whether you are looking to buy a home in Colorado Springs, sell your home, or both ~ contact me today so I can put my expert real estate services to work for you!


First Time Home Buyers and others who qualify for the Tax Rebate must act now. The deadline to be under-contract for a specific home is April 30, 2010.

In order to qualify for the Tax Rebate you must CLOSE on the home prior to June 30, 2010.

If you haven’t begun to look, now is the time to start. The market will be busy this month with people who have been sitting on the fence waiting for yet another extension to the tax rebate.

I currently have several GREAT listings that might be perfect for you:

5 bedroom / 4 bath / 2 car garage / 2803 square feet home in Stetson Hills, Colorado Springs for $188,000

2 bedroom / 1 bath / carport / 666 square feet great starter home in 80910 Colorado Springs for $102,500

4 bedroom / 4 bath / 3 car garage / 4087 square feet home for sale with mountain views in Monument for $479,900

You can check out more details on these homes and more on my ERA Herman Group Real Estate site. Please let me know if you are interested in any of these homes for sale. If these homes don't meet your needs and you want to take advantage of the tax credit, please contact me and I will work hard for you to find your next home!

Increase in FHA loan upfront mortgage insurance premiums


Effective today, April 5, 2010, the upfront mortgage insurance premium collected on FHA purchases and refinances has increased from 1.75% to 2.25%
Visit this site to learn more about mortgage insurance premiums.
FHA loans can be a great loan for many buyers. They offer low down payments, low closing costs and easy credit qualifying for many buyers.
If you or anyone you know is looking to buy a home - or sell a home - please let me know. I'm here to help you!