Real Talk on Real Estate from the Pikes Peak Home Team

Featured Agent: Kim Rossbach

7/18/2019


Kim Rossbach is a founding member and co-team leader of the Pikes Peak Home Team.

Kim has over 20 years of Real Estate Marketing and Appraisal Experience and specializes in marketing properties throughout Monument, Palmer Lake, Colorado Springs, the Black Forest and other beautiful areas in Douglas and El Paso Counties - where ever Pikes Peak casts its shadow! Kim has been a Colorado Licensed Real Estate Broker since 1991.

Kim’s credentials include Certified Negotiating Expert, membership in both Pikes Peak Association of Realtors and Denver Metrolist. 

Whether you are new to Colorado, an investor seeking properties to expand your portfolio, or moving within the region, Kim will provide you with the highest service guaranteed to provide you with the results you need.

Kim is well respected in our community by past clients, her fellow Realtors, and peers within the real estate and business community. 

Pikes Peak Region Real Estate Report for July 14, 2019

7/15/2019

Scenic Drives in Colorado

7/11/2019



Looking for a jaw-dropping Colorado drive? If you're in for a little rough road then the trip from Monument to Woodland Park via Mount Herman and Rampart Range Road might be what you're looking for in a summer drive. Four wheel drive are cars with high clearance are advised. Smoother roads and equally scenic drives can be found at

We live in a beautiful state - now is the time to enjoy it!

Pikes Peak Region Real Estate Report for July 7, 2019

7/8/2019

6 Cheap Fixes to Help Your Home Sell for More

7/5/2019

Selling your home is stressful. Don't compound that stress by taking on a major home improvement project that may or may not pay off. Instead, tackle these six easy fixes, and sell your home faster and for more money. They're listed from most expensive (but still cheap) to free!

  1. Give your kitchen a face-lift
    There may be no need to tear up the floors and rip out the cabinets. For a fraction of the cost, new hardware on your cabinets and a new sink set may be just enough. Selectively upgrade your appliances. Touching up the paint can finish the transformation. Sometimes, a face-lift can make a more effective difference than a whole new face.
  2. Upgrade your bathrooms on the cheap
    After the kitchen, most buyers look to the bathrooms. Instead of replacing the tub, toilet, and sink, it may make more sense to simply regrout what's already there. Vinyl tiles can be easily installed, oftentimes on top of existing surfaces. This can give the bathroom a new, fresh look without the demolition, headaches, and expense of a full-fledged renovation. A few dollars at your local hardware store on cleaning supplies can make the room shine -- and perhaps make the house sell.
  3. Revamp your storage spaces and declutter your closets
    When buyers visit your home, they ask themselves how they'll organize their stuff in the new space. You can show them how. If your closets and other storage areas are cluttered, disorganized, or cramped, the buyers will see their stuff cluttered and cramped in that same space. Invest in an overhaul of your storage space with a closet organization system. These systems are pretty cheap, and they can dramatically change the feeling a buyer gets when moving through your house.
  4. More light!
    On a sunny afternoon, walk through your house and take note of how your curtains and other window dressings impact the level of light in the home. Consider adjusting the setup to allow the maximum amount of natural light into your home. At the same time, give each window a thorough cleaning inside and out. Our objective is for your home to feel as warm, happy, and welcoming as possible. Adding natural light is a simple and free way to do that.
  5. Even more light!
    Take note of all of your light fixtures throughout the house. Consider replacing any fixtures that appear dated or fail to bring plenty of warm light into the space. Same theory as above, except this time we are supplementing the natural light from the sun.
  6. Spend an afternoon cleaning the yard
    Curb appeal! Spending just a few hours on a weekend afternoon to edge the drive, cut the grass, and trim the bushes is a simple and free way to dramatically improve the appeal of your home. First impressions matter! Don't lose thousands of dollars on an offer just because you didn't rake the leaves.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Author: Jay Jenkins (TMFJayHJenkins)
    Source: https://www.fool.com/investing/general/2014/01/08/6-really-cheap-fixes-to-help-your-home-sell-for-mo.aspx 

Mortgage Daily Rate Indications Chart 6/24/2019

7/1/2019


To learn more about this mortgage rates chart or speak to someone about your mortgage questions, please contact John Draper, the loan advisor who provided this information. 

John Draper, Loan Advisor

NMLS 311312 MLO MB100016068  CB&T Mortgage NMLS #415878

Direct Line (719)785-7111 Cell (719)650-6986 Fax (719)228-1131

John.Draper@Centralbancorp.com

1 South Nevada Ave Suite 105 Colorado Springs, Co 80903

Apply online: www.CBTMortgageJohn.com

Pikes Peak Region Real Estate Report for June 27, 2019

6/28/2019

Medicaid Consulting as it Relates to Real Estate

6/25/2019

 

Kathy Tutko:
I had the pleasure of meeting Kim and Stacy with Beneficent LTC a medicaid consulting group today. It was very interesting to see how dedicated they are to helping families understand, prepare and qualify for one or more of the Medicaid programs that cover the high cost of long term care. They do this while protecting the family assets including the home—you don't have to go broke paying for long term care! If you or someone you know are in a situation where long term care may be needed, call us or visit Beneficent online here

SOLD! Another Satisfied Client. Why Don't You Call Us to List Your Home?

6/21/2019


SOLD - Another satisfied client! Why don't you call us to list your home? We offer a FREE Market Analysis to help you determine what needs done to prepare your home for listing. This is an no obligation service we provide so you have nothing to lose by calling us at 719-398-1999 to request one. We also offer a FREE home staging consultation when you list with the Pikes Peak Home Team.

Pikes Peak Region Real Estate Report for June 16, 2019

6/18/2019
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