Welcome to Colorado Springs Real Estate Today.

Thank you for visiting our brand new site regarding your home buying or selling experience in Colorado Springs. We are excited to have you visit our blog page and hope you will stay tuned for some fun and insightful posts.

Looking forward to serving! 

Jeff Jones




Oct. 6, 2012

Let's Prepare for Winter, Shall We?

The remnants of summer are gone and winter time is about to hit the Front Range of Colorado Springs. Here are a few bucket list items for preparing your home for the cold season:

One of the first things to take into consideration (since you will have to go outside to do this) is how much time you will want to spend reviving your yard work when the spring season rolls around again. You should fertilize your lawn once last time before the snow hits. It will help the roots stay strong and nourished throughout the season. If you have a snowblower and plan on using it, now would be a good time to get it serviced so it is ready for use incase a blizzard sneaks up on you! This is Colorado, and our weather has a way of surprising you!

Prepare your fireplace for the holiday season and the potential ‘snow days’ ahead. Clean the chimney and sweep out all the ashes and soot from your last use. Chop some firewood ahead of time so you’re not out in the cold doing it at the last minute. Not much fun is it? Also, inspect your furnace before turning on the heat, because you don’t want to wait until it’s too late to find out that your furnace is not working, or needs to be repaired. If you don't know, click here.

The exterior of your house will need to be inspected as well. If the shingles on your roof are getting old and worn, replacing them is vital. Also, inspect your gutters and clear out any debris by spraying it down with a garden hose. The exterior doors, windows, and pipes in your home should be checked for cracks, etc. If they are present, they will need to be sealed.

Prevent plumbing freezes by insulating any plumbing pipes that are within your reach or eyesight. Leaving the heat on to a minimum of 55 degrees (even if you go away for the holidays) will help prevent a disaster in your home, should the outside temperature drop below freezing!

The winter season is only miserable when you are not prepared for it. Winter time should a be a season where life calms down, and we are focused on the few things that matter in life, like spending time with family during the holidays! Prepare your home for winter so you can have the luxury of enjoying it.

Here's to the beginning of winter!

Posted in Snow
Oct. 6, 2012

The Winds of Fall in Colorado

Fall Leaves

Well...Summer has come and gone (and way too quickly), and thick blanket of overcast haze is covering Colorado! But not to worry...the fun isn't over because Colorado is a 'four-seasons' state.

Fall is a popular time of year because people can take a break from the heat and sleep better. Observing the leaves as they change colors is a popular activity this time of year.

Winter is just around the corner, and we briefly get to enjoy the remnants of summer before entering into the holiday season.

Happy Fall Season everyone! Winter is just around the corner! Let's be prepared for the winter festivities!






Posted in Seasonal, Weather
Oct. 3, 2012

Equity Doesn't Happen by Itself

One of the many advantages of being a homeowner is the ability to build equity.

Here we will briefly define 'Equity' before continuing. Equity is the amount of your home that you officially own. It is the difference between your loan balance and the market value of your home. The value of your equity is what you would walk away with if you were to pay off your home and then turn aroudn and sell it. Your equity increases in many ways. If you are a homeowner, I'm sure you have heard the term once or twenty times, but are you passively taking action to maintain your home and its increasing value? The value of your home may increase, annually, but there are ways to actively assist that increase. Here is what I have to say about equity:

First, an excellent way to build equity is to stay on schedule with your payments and ultimately pay off your mortgage. It's a no brainer, but the more you pay, the less you owe. As your balance gets smaller, your equity gets larger. The less you owe, the more ownership you take of your home. Your equity will hit the ground running if you make a larger downpayment than the minimal requirement. 

Second, the portion(s) of your house that you have put hard work, sweat, and a bit of yourself into, is defined as equity. Renovating the kitchen, bathrooms and yard spaces are ways to make your home look more contemporary and increase the market value. The space between your loan balance and the market value is where you will find your equity. 

A man here in town (Colorado Springs) bought a house on the west end, Old Colorado City, and fixed it up over the decade he owned it. Yes, the house was nearly as old as the city itself, but appeared modern on he inside, as everything had a received a significant amount of attention.

Don't sit on your ticket to better home ownership and financial freedom. Give your home some TLC.



Oct. 1, 2012

Why Live in Colorado Springs?

Colorado Springs 

The town of Colorado Springs, by essence and virtue, is conversation material as it often generates an enormous amount of discussion and is also one of the safest places, weather wise, to live in the USA.

Our summers are not too hot and our winters are typically mild. We are earthquake and hurricane free, and located at the front range of Pikes Peak and Cheyenne Mountain.

Colorado Springs is recreational. If you enjoy outdoor activities such as hiking, biking, or even 4-wheeling, Colorado Springs is an ideal place for you and your family. As mentioned previously, Garden of the Gods is an ideal place for tourists AND locals, and the admission is free.

The west end of Colorado Springs, Manitou Springs, has lots of historical information which can be educational for children and also provides an opportunity for families in our region to entertain themselves. A few examples are The Pikes Peak Cog Railway, The Tesla Museum of Science, and The Broadmoor Hotel, which was built a few years post the pioneering days of Colorado Springs and has retained their five star, five diamond status for nearly 50 years.

If you are looking beyond the recreational advantages of Colorado Springs, the Denver Metroplex, home to the Denver Broncos, is nearly one hour north and the drive is scenic enough to keep you enamored until you reach your destination.

Whether you are looking for a change of pace and/or climate, or retiring from the military, Colorado Springs is an ideal place to take up residence and our population is increasing because of such.


The Broadmoor Hotel 






Oct. 1, 2012

Best Things to Do in Colorado Springs


1.  Garden of the Gods

This remarkable 1,360-acre park is so full of weird and surreal red sandstone rock formations that it looks like Mother Nature teamed with Salvador Dali in forming it. Numerous well-maintained nature trails, some of which are paved, fan through the park and offer great photo opportunities. Educational markers are numerous and enhance your understanding of the who, what, where and why of these one-of-a-kind formations. Garden of the Gods Visitor Center, located across the street from the north entrance, offers hands-on exhibits, tours, a cafe and more. Admission is free. For more info click here.