The Best Flowers to Plant in Colorado

The Best Flowers to Plant in ColoradoSummertime is arguably the finest time to plant flowers. With Colorado’s crazy weather it’s hard to know which flowers will adapt the best to the

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Top Trending Apps of 2020-Entertainment-Popular Food and Drink

Top Trending Apps of 2020 The world is run by technology. Cellphones are one of the most used devices in America. One of the best features of a smartphone is the ability to have all different kinds

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5 Easy Activities You Can Do with Your Kids During Quarantine

During this time of uncertainty places such as zoos, parks, and even Disneyland are closed, and keeping your little ones occupied can be hard. Here are 5 easy activities you can do with your kids

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How To Better Yourself While Staying Home During COVID-19

COVID-19, commonly known as the Corona Virus, has left us all at home with more free time, so why not use this time to better yourself.  The first suggestion is to learn a new recipe. The

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PCS To Colorado? Military Relocation Guide!

Colorado Springs History Colorado Springs has a rich and unique history. Many Native American tribes such as Ute, Arapaho, and Cheyenne, to name a few, once lived near the foothills of the

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High School Student Completes the 4x4x48 Challenge

On Friday, April 24th, 2020, Colorado Springs Doherty High School Student accepted the David Goggins 4x4x48 Challenge (4 miles, Every 4 hours, for 48 hours). On Sunday,

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"Honey-Do" List: Washer and Dryer Stand

I used some of my downtime and spare supplies from the garage to build this stand for our laundry room. I decided to beef it up by attaching it to the walls as well as building supports underneath.

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New House on the Market

This home just hit the market today. Locaed in Falcon, which is just on the edge of Colorado Springs 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, 2 car garage.2314 Sqaure Feet$325,000There is a video tour of this home

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How Taxes Affect Your Monthly Payment

When shopping for a home, people often set the price they want to spend as their limit and don't consider their payment as the top priority. In my opinion, this is a misleading way to budget your

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Rookies Taphouse and Eatery: A New Place in Fountain, Colorado

CURIOUS WHAT IT'S LIKE TO BUY A HOME or WHAT YOUR HOME IS WORTH?Sign up for our free Buyer's Guide or home valuation by emailing us at pcs@719pcsteam.com#VAhomeloan #FortCarson #

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Top 10 Quarantine Activities

The kids are off school. Parents aren’t working. Stores are empty. No movie theaters, no gym, no bowling, no restaurants, no breweries, and certainly no grocery shopping. What is left to do?

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Wisdom From Dr. Seuss

Here’s my top five Dr. Suess words of wisdom. 1.      Today you are you, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is your than you. 2.   ;&

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What if I Pay Too Much for My Home?

 Many buyers fear that they will pay more for a house than it is truly worth. There are several factors that go into determining the true value of a home. Let me explain a brief (and)

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Pulpit Rock Hike

Pulpit Rock is located near I-25 and Nevada Ave in Colorado Springs. This is an easy trail with a few challenges. It's less than 2 miles and should only take about 30-60 minutes depending on your

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The Manitou Incline

The incline is notoriously famous for being a challenge left for the most fit. To be honest, I've seen people in their 80's do it, but it's all about pace. Don't let the sight scare you or the fact

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Zakynthos, Greece

Zakynthos, Greece is home to one of the most photographed beaches in the world. Navagio Beach (aka Shipwreck Beach) is a secluded area on the northern end of the island with cliffs that stand over

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White Water Rafting

Colorado has more to offer than can be mentioned in a single lifetime. One of the greatest things I've since here is White Water Rafting. Talk about a rush! There are plenty of places and guides to

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Hidden Treasure in Colorado

Forrest Fenn is a Vietnam Veteran and art collector now famous for hiding treasure over ten years ago. Somewhere in the Rocky Mountains, between New Mexico and Canada, he has buried a treasure worth

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Open House this Weekend

There will be an open house this Saturday from 11:00-2:00. This beautiful home is in Cordera on the North end of Powers Blvd. As soon as you walk in, you'll notice the views that span across the

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No Name, Colorado

Not far from Glenwood Springs, CO is a place called No Name, CO. The story goes that after the construction of I-70 a Department of Transportation was trying to improve signage and an employee

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What is the MLS?

The Multiple Listing Service (MLS) is a shared source of information for all Realtors that belong to that association. Realtors in the Colorado Springs area belong to the Pikes Peak Association of

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What is a Closing Gift?

A closing gift is something given to a client the day they close on a home. It is very common for the buyer's agent to get them a little something as a housewarming gift. Seller's sometimes receive

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The Downtown (Denver) Aquarium

The aquarium makes for a great daytrip out of Colorado Springs. The aquarium isn't one of the best I've visited, but it still packs a great day of fun. You'll have no trouble spending time enjoying

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Fountain Creek Nature Center

The Fountain Creek Nature Center is a family-friendly hiking trail located on the edge of Fountain, CO, just minutes from Colorado Springs. The ground is all flat and isn’t too rough. You can

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Garden of the Gods

You can't go to Colorado Springs without visiting the iconic and world-famous Garden of the Gods park. This park is very unique, in more than one way. The park supposedly got its name when two

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What are Closing Costs and Pre-Paid Items?

Closing Costs and pre-paid items are fees associated with the purchase of a home. These fees are typically paid by the buyer but can be paid by the seller. The lender, title company, insurance,

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Go See The House! The Photos Aren't Enough.

The first thing people tend to do is look online at pictures of homes they like. People spend countless hours looking at homes before they work up the courage, if they ever do, to call a Realtor.

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Meet the The 719 PCS Team

The 719 PCS Team is a group of veterans focused on helping active duty service members achieve their real estate goals. We’re here to help, not only with the selling or buying of real

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What Does Under Contract Mean?

What does it mean when a Realtor says “that house is under contract” when I ask to see a property? Under Contract is a term used to show that the owner of a property has accepted an

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VA Loan: No Money Down Doesn't mean No Money Needed

One of the biggest misconceptions about using the VA loan is caused by the "no money down" popularity of the loan. No money down is in reference to the down payment required for other loans. For

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Kunta Hora's Bone Church

Located in the Czech Republic, the Bone Church has an interesting story that makes the experience a little more chilling. This UNESCO world heritage site is one of the most visited sites in the

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El Paso County Homes for Sale UNDER $300,000

Are you trying to maximize your home buying power? Check out the homes currently for sale in El PAso county priced under $300,000. Have more questions or need to be pre-approved? Call or Email the

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What is Earnest Money

Earnest Money is known as liquidated damages. It is essentially a deposit from a home buyer to ensure the buyer follows the contract terms. The money is held in escrow, typically by a title company

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Colorado Springs-area foreclosures plunge to 22-year low

Take a look at this awesome article from Colorado Springs local news paper the Gazette! In 2019, there were only 827 foreclosures in El Paso County, compare that to the 5,288 in 2009!Read the

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Help the Blind With this New Ap

There’s a really cool new ap that let’s you help the blind and visually impaired. It’s called Be My Eyes. Those in need of assistance can make a video call to volunteers that have

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Why Get a Home Inspection When Buying a House.

When purchasing a home, it is very strongly recommended that you get a home inspection. The inspector will cover every inch of the house that they can reach. They know what to look for and they do

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Caveman Barber Shop

If you're looking for an exceptional haircut, you have to join the Caveman family. I call it that because once Patty gets to know you, which is really fast, she makes you feel like she's known you

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Drink a DAM Beer

Need a break? Drink a DAM beer. The Dillon DAM Brewery has a pretty good selection of craft beer and a menu that hits the spot. If you're in the Breckenridge, Keystone, or Dillon area stop in and

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Paradise (Guffey's) Cove

About an hour and a half from Colorado Springs is a well-known secret called Paradise Cove. It's located between Cripple Creek, CO and Guffey, CO. Unfortunately, there's a $6, cash only, fee to park

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Antero Reservoir Ice Fishing

It's time for ice fishing. I've only been a few times and I've got to say, it's a lot of fun. We start off early (around 6:00 am) and haul our stuff out on the ice. Of course, the truck was packed

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You (probably) need a new license to fly in the US

This year will bring an important change to TSA travel requirements. Travelers will be required to have a REAL ID travel compliant ID. Each state will be responsible for implementing the change. As

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Snowmobile Adventure

Have you tried going on a snowmobile tour? It's amazing. This adventure is not on the cheap side, but you get what you pay for. IT was about $400 for four of us; two adults and two kids. We went for

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Calhan Paint Mines

The Calhan Paint Mines are a unique formation of colorful clay depositis that give the park a colorful uniqueness. It's a very simple trail with some moderate hills and quite a few places to.

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VA Home Buyer Class

On January 22nd, 2020 we will be hosting a free home buyer class. The class will focus on the entire home buying process from start to finish. There will be industry professional from every step of

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Veteran Owned Brewery

I love beer and veteran owned businesses. That's why I must share one of my favorite spots to grab a drink. Red Leg Brewery is owned by a veteran Artilleryman here in Colorado Springs. They

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VA Home Loan Changes for 2020

There were three big changes to the VA Home Loan in 2020. The first is that there are no more loan limits. If you qualify for a purchase, you can use your benefit without bringing additional money

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Keystone Snow Tubing

Take the kids snow tubing! Snowtubing is a great way to get the little ones out of the house to enjoy the Colorado outdoors without worrying about your five-year-old crashing into a tree because

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