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Spring Adventures Are in the Air

by Jorgette Krsulic

 

Spring is in the air, and for those living and visiting the Colorado Springs area, this means the path to adventure awaits. With a plethora of outdoor activities for young and old, Colorado is home to some of the best camping, hiking, biking, and rafting facilities. The mountainous landscape brings together acres of natural habitat waiting to be explored!

The Echo Canyon Rafting Experience is one of the many places calling your name. Starting April 1 - September 25 from 8:00AM - 7:00PM the white water rafting exhibits are open to the public. From the most advanced rafters to the calm family drifters, Echo Canyons has perfected a one-of-a-kind rafting experience for all. There are many packages and activities to bring adventure and fun for the entire family. 

Since 1978, Echo Canyon has been perfecting their craft, creating some of the best white water rafting Colorado has to offer. You will be able to float through the Royal Gorge, taking in breathless scenery. With the amazing dining options, and lodging from cabins to camping under the stars, this experience is truly an escape into the wilderness and something you'll never forget. 

Book your trip now!

Feed Your Need for Speed

by Jorgette Krsulic

In a truly mind-blowing event, more than 200 of the fastest, most powerful street cars come together in a half-mile side-by-side roll race and trap speed competition. Surrounded by the stunning Pikes Peak Mountains, the Pikes Peak Airstrip Attack 2017 brings together the passion of speed racers from around the world, and the serene beauty of Colorado Springs.

The uniqueness of this event hosts some of the top automotive manufacturers and speed connoisseurs. Many people invest their lives into building and perfecting their cars for this half-mile race down the airstrip, bringing the fulfillment of immersing themselves into this moment. Racers have the opportunity to compete for the title of Mile High Victor.

If not racing, exhibitors hold booths for attendees to walk through. They showcase all that the speed racing world and manufacturers offer.  Food and beverages will be available for spectators. Lunch sized coolers ok, but anything larger prohibited.

This is event is held June 17 & 18 at the Colorado Springs Airport.

Time: 9:00AM – 5:00PM Saturday and Sunday. Gates open at 8:00AM

Parking: Free parking at the general aviation parking site, outside the fence. There is not an exact address: use 1637-1699 Aviation Way, Colorado Springs, CO 80916.

Visit the website for more information and purchase your tickets today!

Tour The Best of Colorado Springs

by Jorgette Krsulic

Whenever you step foot in a new town, it's always hard to figure out where to start. There's history, shopping, dining, real estate galore. 

For locals and tourists alike, Colorado Springs offers Core Culture Walking Tours throughout the town. The tour lasts an hour and introduces some of the best historic sites, cultural highlights, and artwork that the mountainous town must offer. There are special featured tours that change throughout the year that can be incorporated into your adventure of becoming a connoisseur of Colorado Springs' best.

2017 Tours:

Art on the Streets: The annual Art on the Streets programs transforms your everyday streets into an outdoor gallery of sculptures and arts. This tradition has been held for over 19 years. The stops on the tour sample the pieces and the history and artists behind them. (Jan. 7, April 1, July 1, Oct. 7)

The Story of Us: The staff of the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum facilitate a tour that takes you back to a time when the community was first being born. It helps you understand the true story of how the neighborhoods, businesses, climate and transportation have shaped and transformed Colorado Springs. (Feb. 4, May 6, Aug. 5, Nov. 4)

Wild Card Tours: The Wild Card Tours are ever-changing and designed to give Core Culture experts an in-depth look at the tours topic. Every third month in 2017, the staff of the Downtown Partnerships and the Pioneers Museum give an insider’s view of the history and culture of Downtown Colorado Springs. From cuisine to murals to the history of tuberculosis, each tour has a personality of its own. Each tour is focused on a new topic and only done once, so make sure not to miss out! (Mar. 4, June 3, Sept. 2, Dec. 2)

These tours are $10 per person (free under the age of 17) and held on the first Saturday of each month. For more information visit:

Core Culture Walking Tours

 

What Would you Give?

by Jorgette Krsulic

What Would You Give? 

Yogi Berra said he’d give his right arm to be ambidextrous. While most first-time home buyers are not going to that extreme, it is interesting to see what sacrifices are being made according to the National Association of REALTORS® 2016 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers.42271463-250.jpg

  • 43% - cut spending on luxury or non-essential items
  • 34% - cut spending on entertainment
  • 27% - cut spending on clothes
  • 14% - canceled vacation plans
    9% - earned extra income through a second job
  • 7% - sold or decided not to purchase a vehicle
  • 44% - did not need to make any sacrifices

Forty-percent of first-time buyers experienced some difficulty during the mortgage application and approval process. Single, male buyers expressed a higher incidence of difficulty than single females and married or unmarried couples.

Pre-approval from a qualified mortgage lender before the home search process begins is still considered the best advice for all buyers who will purchase with a mortgage. Your real estate professional can make recommendations for a loan officer that could help you avoid unnecessary aggravations.

Should I Buy a Home Now?

by Jorgette Krsulic

I'm often asked if this is a good time to buy a home. Some clients are concerned that home prices may fall down the road, while others are convinced that home prices will go up.

Home prices are one factor in determining your cost of ownership, but so are interest rates and financing availability. Even though interest rates have fluctuated, they are still near historic lows. Since your monthly mortgage payment is a combination of paying down your principal and paying the interest owed, a one point rise in interest rates could cost tens of thousands of dollars over the life of your mortgage!

While a home is a major investment, it is also the center of your personal life. It's important to live in a home that reflects your taste and values, yet is within your financial "comfort zone." To that end, it may be more important to lock in today's relatively low interest rates while they are still available.

Please give me a call if I can be of any assistance in determining how much home you can afford in today's market.

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Colorado Springs CO 80905-7380
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Whether you Rent or Buy – you Pay for the Home you Occupy!

The ironic thing about people who think they can't afford to buy a home for themselves, they end up buying the home for their landlord.