Are you familiar with the Colorado Springs Giveaways web site?

Have you ever visited the Colorado Springs Giveaways site? I LOVE this site! Not only can you sign up for a chance to win great daily deals, but you also get to learn about local businesses.

Here's a little more about it from the owner of the site, Leigh Sabey.....

I feature a new giveaway contest every weekday, Monday through Friday. The prizes, offered by local businesses and work-at-home-moms, are completely free with no strings attached. Entering to win is free and easy; simply leave comments on today's blog post. Check back tomorrow morning to see if you were the randomly selected winner and enter the next giveaway.

First Time Homebuyer Credit & Tax Refunds - UPDATE

RISMEDIA, March 26, 2011—The IRS recently released information on processing issues that are impacting a small percentage of tax returns involving repayment of the First Time Homebuyer Credit (FTHB), primarily involving 2008 home purchases. While most of these returns are processing normally, the IRS recognizes the hardship caused by delayed refunds, and it has assigned additional staff and resources to address the issues promptly.

It is important to note that taxpayer returns claiming a home purchase in 2010 are not affected, and those returns are being processed as are the vast majority of other homebuyer returns.

Read more of this article by clicking here.

Family Friendly Painting Event - Colorado Springs April 1st - and that's no fooling!

Looking for a family friendly event to take your kids to on Friday night? Check this out!

Paint the Town!

Friday, Apr 1 6:30p
at Paint the Town, Paint & Party Studio,Colorado Springs, CO

Family Friendly!
Paint the Town, NEW LOCATION March 1! 7844 N. Academy Blvd, 719.321.8531

Paint Parties! Paint Your Own Canvas! Create your own MASTERPIECE!

Check out the hottest new form of entertainment in Colorado Springs! Grab a friend and come ready to have fun! Join local whimsy artist, Bev Selby, for an evening of creativity and friendship. read more

Paint the Town, Paint & Party Studio
7844 N. Academy Blvd.
Colorado Springs, CO 80920
(719) 321-8531

Dinner Murder Mystery Show in Colorado Springs April 2nd

I'm sure you were just thinking to yourself, "What can we do on Saturday night, April 2nd?"
Well I have a suggestion...

The Dinner Detective Murder Mystery Dinner Show

Saturday, Apr 2 6:15p to 9:30p
at Embassy Suites, Colorado Springs, CO

Colorado's ONLY full-service murder mystery dinner show! Voted 2009 Best Dinner Theatre by Denver's ABC7 A-List and, The Dinner Detective is a mysterious high-stakes comedy that puts you in charge of finding a hidden killer while enjoying an elegant four-course plated dinner. But be careful! Read more...

Embassy Suites
7290 Commerce Center Dr.
Colorado Springs, CO 45066

Is it Easy to Get a Mortgage?

With interest rates under 5%, is it easy right now to get a mortgage? Going through the mortgage approval process hasn't been easy these last few years, due to lender tightening and underwriting scrutiny. Aside from requiring mounds of documentation, large down payments and sterling credit scores, conforming lenders now want more of the buyer's money.

Even though interest rates are low, the borrower's cost of financing has increased recently due to new Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac add-ons to cover the cost of perceived risk factors. Click here to read more on this article by Dian Hymer.

Faxing.... to Fax or not to Fax

My business certainly requires me to send and receive faxes OFTEN. With all the technology these days, you would think that everything could be done through email or online. But, many times, in Real Estate, it still seems that faxing is required. I've used MongoFax and other online faxing services as well - but there can still be lots of steps and printing involved with those.

I was EXCITED to read this article about making Faxing faster, easier & smarter! Here's a taste of the article:

Faxing documents is a hassle. You may already subscribe to an online faxing service, hoping that it would solve the problem. But what happens when you have to sign a document? Before you can fax it, you first have to print it, sign it and scan it. Another hassle.

HelloFax solves that problem. We’ve built a web-based replacement for your fax machine, with real world scenarios in mind. The main reason people still need fax machines is to fill out and sign documents. Using HelloFax, you can do it all in your browser.

Learn more by clicking here.

What to do Friday night, March 25th, in Colorado Springs

Looking for something to do this Friday night, March 25, 2011 in Colorado Springs?
Friday, Mar 25 8:00p
at Stargazers Theatre and Event Center,Colorado Springs, CO

“Absolutely engaging…Alan Doyle, Bob Hallett and Sean McCann don’t just sing these songs, they fully inhabit them.” – USA Today

Great Big Sea embodies the sea shanty tradition of Newfoundland, Canada, fused with the spirit and energy of contemporary rock and popular music.
Fans go to a GBS concert expecting to have a good time, knowing that the band is going to give it their all.

Categories: Rock, Celtic
Creator: Celtic Events Presents
10 S. Parkside Dr.
Colorado Springs, CO 80910
(719) 476-2200

Opening New Doors to Homeownership

I found this site to be very interesting on Homeownership!

Down Payment Resource makes home ownership a reality by connecting eligible homebuyers and eligible properties with government funded buyer assistance programs.

Hundreds of millions of dollars are available through programs including Down Payment Assistance, Affordable Fixed-Rate Mortgages and Rehab loans.

We simplify the process for real estate professionals to bring these important benefits to homebuyers.

Change Your Clocks This Weekend

Even though it isn't yet spring (although it feels like it with the mild weather we have been having) it is time to SPRING FORWARD this weekend. Turn your clocks one hour ahead by 2am on Sunday.