Stephanie Sawin's Blog Posts

Stephanie Sawin's Blog Posts

DIY Storage Ideas
Yes those are shoes in paint cans!  Not sure I'm going to use that one, but I have been going Pinterest crazy trying to get fruits and veggies off my counters.  Thought t...

Open House With Open Doors This Weekend In Denver
Please join me for an open house this weekend Saturday or Sunday! 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and listed for $425,000 in Holly Hills!  Lots of updates and great price in a great l...

How To Rent Your House
"Are you looking forward to phone calls at 3am, consistently late rent, drug dealing tenants, and costly evictions?"  How the article begins...time to sit down with ...

Effective Gross Income
I read every article before I decide if it's worth blogging about and using up your time and my time.  This one is amazing for the investor that is ready to go big or go home!...

The Annual Hot Water Heater Flush
Yes, I didn't know this was a thing either!  I would never attempt this DIY myself, but for the more adventurous type here you go!  It's nice to know you can make those m...

Choosing The Right Team Real Estate Team
This article spoke to me because it's directed toward finding someone who is willing to educate you.  That's what I'm doing every week with the articles I send your way! ...

Refinish Those Hardwood Floors
Thinking about refinishing those floors???  It's a great idea, and some of you may be able to do it yourself.  Turning this task into a DIY project may be a little terrif...

Top 10 Cities For Sellers Number 1 May Be In Your Backyard
Number 1 is Lakewood, CO!  Proud to say this was the first place we ever lived when we moved to this wonderful state!  Colorado cities make the list multiple times! ...

HELOC Questions And Concerns
According to this article, more and more consumers are looking in to getting a Home Equity Line of Credit.  The good thing is consumers are shopping around before settling on ...

What Type Of House Are Spring Buyers Looking For
I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter!  I know here in Colorado it was beautiful and sunny (snow later this week!).  It finally feels like Spring is officially here and ...

The First Steps To Real Estate Investing
If you haven't figured it out by now, I'm all about educating you as well as myself.  I also believe in investing in real estate (but that's in another blog)...The very first ...

Housing Hacks
Wasn't quite sure what this article was about until I read the first sentence.  Lightbulb! (There's a name for it).  This is a very creative way for first time buyers (or...

Pay Off Your Mortgage Or Invest That Money
I love this question particularly because my husband and I are constantly going back and forth about the answer!  There are definitely some great points in this article and ma...

Things To Avoid When Investing In Real Estate
This article is quick, simple and to the point.  If you're wanting to or just thinking about investing in real estate get yourself educated!  Here's a place to start!Pote...

More Than One Way To Invest In Real Estate
I've said it multiple times and I'm saying it again!  Investing in real estate could be great for you!  Whether you're buying or selling your first property or looking fo...

5 Easy Staging Tips
Love this article!  It's short and sweet and makes total sense!  My only comment is when making your home smell pleasant don't over do it.  Whenever I walk in to a h...

Past Time To Start This Years Garden
Can you believe you have already procrastinated starting the seeds for your garden??? I know, me too!  Don't worry there's still plenty of time to get stuff started.  May...

For Buyers With Less Than Great Credit
I'm definitely not an expert in lending, and I'm not an expert in credit repair either.  I do however, like to encourage people to check out their options.  Even if you k...

Denver St Pattys Day Events
Oddly enough we have always been kind of homebodies on St. Patrick's Day...even more so that we have kids.  We make it a family day with the works!  Irish Pub Rock (thank...

First Time Sellers Seminar
I am super excited to be co-hosting this event with Colorado Escrow and Title!  This is truly a one of a kind educational event.  We will be hearing from a Realtor (me), ...

Chip And Joanna Back Again
As you know I'm a huge 'Fixer Upper' fan!  I also have some messy areas of my own (I do know exactly where everything in the mess is though).  Here's an article about Joa...

A Peak Inside Chip And Joannas Farmhouse
I have to say my husband and I are big fans of the Gaines family!  Unfortunately, I have way too much eccentric decor from my self proclaimed artist days and not to mention a ...

Real Estate On A Personal Level
I’m going to be a “me monster” for a moment, but I promise this info will help you out too!  I got into real estate here in Castle Rock for many reasons.  The ...

Bubbbbbbbblesss
All the "bubble" talk reminds me of the yellow fish in Finding Nemo.  Every time that little pirate chest opens and the bubbles come out he gets so excited (hilarious)!  ...

Building 1 Million In Net Worth By Investing In Real Estate
Words literally taken from the title of the article.  These are the kinds of ideas I'm talking about for those of you who want to make real estate investment a part of your bu...

Open House This Sunday In Parker 1 To 4 PM
Come join me for a tour of this amazing home in Parker, Colorado! I will be there from 1-4 PM on Sunday, February 18th! Real estate at it's best!  Fresh coffee and Girl S...

How Not To Remodel Your Kitchen
Most of the time the kitchen is a great room to update!  Homeowners spend a lot of time there and some Buyers like to see an updated kitchen.  Here's what's not to do!Fin...

Must Vs Lust
I thought this was an amazing article on the must haves for Buyers and the things you lust after!  Most things can be changed in the future.  Use this information to trul...

Quite Possibly The Best Investment Of Your Life
A lot of the time in real estate we talk about our why...   ....   ....here's mine!Some stats!Find your investment property!Castle Rock Real Estate-Stephan...

February Real Estate Market Update
I don't often do market updates, but here it is!Get ready to list your home!  Find out what other homes are selling for!Castle Rock Real Estate-Stephanie Sawin Realtor. S...

Selling A Home Can Be Emotional
Check out the 9 stages of selling emotions!  I believe most of us go through this unless you really dislike your current living situation...Create a new living situation!Castl...

Buyers Being Held Back Just Like In School
Have you been wanting to own a home for a long time, but never thought it was possible?  Guess what it probably is!  Get ready to graduate to home ownership!Check out art...

7 Small Home Flaws That Are A Big Deal To Buyers
This one grabbed my attention right away because I see a lot of ripped screens in Colorado.  It can be an even bigger deal in Colorado because it can mean a recent (or no...

Looking For A New Job And New Home
Look no further!  Fitness app Strava is looking for space in downtown Denver and will most likely be hiring soon!  I am all ears when I hear a company is creating jobs fo...

5 Multi Million Dollar Colorado Homes You Do Not Want To Miss
My husband and I have always talked about running a hunting lodge when we retire.  Some place beautiful with guided hunts and amazing accommodations.  Well, that cha...

The Denver Condo Market
This article peaked my interest because not only does it mention the very low inventory the Denver area still has, but it specifically talks about condos in the Denver area.&n...

Denver Restaurant Week 2018
If you haven't noticed by now, I am a food junkie.  I love to cook, bake and eat!  Before going into real estate I worked in restaurants and coffee houses and also have a...

Top 2018 Gadgets
Here's one for you gadget gurus out there.  Most of these actually sounds pretty cool!  Check them out!Need more gadget storage space?Castle Rock Real Estate-Stephan...

Quick Home Hacks
These are fun!  Check them out!Need to sell and find more space?Castle Rock Real Estate-Stephanie Sawin Realtor. Stephanie Sawin specializes in first time Buyers and Sell...

Finding Those Farmhouse Decor Items
Back again with the items you need to decorate with!Find a house to decorate!Castle Rock Real Estate-Stephanie Sawin Realtor. Stephanie Sawin specializes in first time Buyers ...

150 Farmhouse Decorating Ideas
Here are 150 Farmhouse Decorating Ideas.  Stay tuned for the next video on where to buy them.Need a new home to decorate?Castle Rock Real Estate-Stephanie Sawin Realtor. ...

2017 Real Estate Reviews
For some reason today's videos all have hilarious faces at the beginning.  I like to keep it real, so they're staying!  It's the great info you're getting that counts any...

Cereal Boxes Not Just For Cereal
Thought this was kind of fun and hands down creative and useful!  Need to upgrade the whole house?  Check out these newly built homes in Castle Rock!Castle Rock Real...

31 DIY Projects
Yes 31!  And some of them won't break the bank!  Do these DIYs and get ready to sell!Castle Rock Real Estate-Stephanie Sawin Realtor. Stephanie Sawin specializes in ...

33 Moving Tips
Moving can be dreadful, but these tips can make it easier!  Find a place to move too!Castle Rock Real Estate-Stephanie Sawin Realtor. Stephanie Sawin specializes in first...

Heating Up Your Hot Chocolate
Love hot chocolate?  Need a new kitchen to make hot chocolate in???Castle Rock Real Estate-Stephanie Sawin Realtor. Stephanie Sawin specializes in first time Buyers and S...

Gaining Control Over Your Money
This may be (or should be) one of your 2018 goals!  Check it out!  Make it a 2018 goal to purchase your first home!Castle Rock Real Estate-Stephanie Sawin Realtor. S...

Lease Purchase Solutions
Choose what to lease now and what to buy in the future.  Home ownership may be closer than you think...  Find your home to lease and purchase!Castle Rock Real Estate...

Online Grocery Shopping During The Holidays
I was a huge skeptic of online shopping for food for the longest time...let me tell you it has been a game changer!  Instead of dreading spending an hour or more in a busy sto...

To All Of The Realtor Parents You Can Do It
Sometimes as a working parent it can feel like the world is slowly chunking away into oblivion beneath your very toes.  I'm here to tell you that YOU CAN DO IT!  It may t...

Top 9 IKEA Items To Purchase
Still have that mattress on the floor or those plastic containers you call a "dresser?"  Here are a few top items IKEA has to offer gift for another or for yourself!Check out ...

Why Meeting With A Lender Should Be Your First Step
This article is short and sweet and the video is even shorter!  Meeting with a lender can give you an edge.  Check it out! Find the home along with a lender!Castle R...

Is Building A Home For You
It can be a process and it can be the best decision you have ever made!  Check out if building a home is for you!Castle Rock Real Estate-Stephanie Sawin Realtor. Stephani...

6 Home Maitenance Tasks To Tackle In December
Check out this quick video or read the whole article!Castle Rock Real Estate-Stephanie Sawin Realtor. Stephanie Sawin specializes in first time Buyers and Sellers, new constru...

Getting Those Decorations Organized
I am a disaster when it comes to decorating for the holidays.  I procrastinate.  When I finally get the decorations out all I can think about is how we really need to rep...

Elf On The Shelf
I had never heard of and "Elf on a shelf" until I moved to Colorado.  To be honest, I thought the idea of a doll magically creeping around your house at night was a little uns...

Thank You Teachers And Staff
Every month I drop of goodies and something homemade to the teachers and staff at my kids' amazing school.  Today I busted out some granola with pumpkin seeds, craisins, dates...

What To Do With That Leftover Canned Pumpkin
Yup I did it!  I very seldom post recipes, but I just made these today and thought it would be a good one if you're like me and have a container full of canned pumpkin in the ...

Open House December 2nd 11 AM To 2 PM
Come join me this weekend (Saturday, December 2nd) at...7487 Bluefox Ct. Lone Tree, CO 80124We will be there from 11-2 with cookies, coffee, and a beautiful home to showcase!&...

Americas 100 Best Beer Bars
I may have posted this before, but it wouldn't hurt to go ahead and post it again.  As most of you know I am a beer lover!  It so versatile when you make it and when you ...

Happy Thanksgiving From The Real Estate Of Mom
Hope you have a wonderful holiday!  Castle Rock Real Estate-Stephanie Sawin Realtor. Stephanie Sawin specializes in first time Buyers and Sellers, new construction homes,...

The Wine Version Of Your Favorite Beer
It drives me crazy when people ask me if I’m a wine or beer drinker!  I’m both!  Just like I enjoy all different types of music.  Here’s a great article on wha...

Open House This Weekend In Castle Rock CO
I'm super excited to be holding open this once in a lifetime opportunity in Castle Rock, Colorado!  Stop by on...SUNDAY NOV. 12th from 12-4!24 S. Ridge Road Castle Rock, CO 80...

The Real Estate Of Mom Non Video Version
This is me and my cup of afternoon coffee.  I usually save it for when I'm done working, but today I figured I would be inspired to work more if it was fueled by a cup of deli...

Vacation Home In Steamboat Springs
I can now help you find that amazing home in Steamboat Springs.  My first visit ever to Steamboat was a surprise.  My husband whisked me away, drove me through the mounta...

Thankful For Thanksgiving Not My Decorations
Put up the handful of Thanksgiving decorations I have the other day, and it was just sad.  Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays because I love to eat (get prepared to s...

Favorite Shows To Binge Watch
So I have this friend (you know who you are) who has been telling me to watch Game of Thrones and Stranger Things FOREVER!  This year was finally the year.  I decided to ...

DIY Small Room Idea On A Budget
This is the best link because you don't even really need to read it.  It's mostly pictures of a bunch of clever things that people have done with their small space.  Chec...

Castle Rock New Home Construction
So, after being that client that looks at 50 different homes, finally decides on one, lives there for a few years and then sells again, I'm a firm believer in buying a new con...

DIY Bathroom Storage Cabinet
My husband and I love our home and our master bathroom.  We upgraded from one sink to 2!  It's still lacking a couple things though...This has been our "medicine cabinet"...

How Big Of A Keg Do I Really Need
I haven't asked myself this question in a long time...but, you never know when the next shin dig will pop up and you're out keg shopping, right??  Here's a great guide on how ...

Making Your Dream Home A Reality With Lease To Purchase Options
Have you ever been checking out homes online and you see the perfect house, but your throat tightens up because you have no idea how to make it work????  Well, guess what!?&nb...

Trendy Front Door Colors Not Red
The pictures below are some homes I previewed about a week ago in my neighborhood (I like to be up to date about what’s selling around).  Notice something similiar...Want yo...

My Realtor Bio
Check my video bio!  Lots more of info on the South Denver Metro agent!Check out Denver's latest listings!Castle Rock Real Estate-Stephanie Sawin Realtor. Stephanie Sawin spec...

Meet Douglas County Neighborhood Specialist Real Estate Agent Stephanie Sawin
Real Estate Agent, Stephanie Sawin, has been in the sales and hospitality industry for 13 years. She has a Bachelor of Science in Culinary Arts Management along with her real estat...

Cool Unpopular Baby Names
So, there I was all proud of myself...graduated from college, successful marriage, baby #1 on the way, and we had thought of the perfect name!  I never wanted my kid to b...

The Giant Pumpkin Festival
Toured Old Colorado City for the first time today!  The farmers market was amazing and the downtown area was quaint and inviting.  The giant pumpkins were pretty amazing ...

So Many Beer Glasses So Little Time
So, I consider myself a self-proclaimed beer snob.  That being said the mystery behind all the different types of beer glasses still eludes me.  When I order a fancy beer...

Making A House A Home
The easiest way to make a house a home...FOOD!!!  This is exactly what I did today.  Homemade bread for the kiddos, homemade almond biscotti for the wonderful staff at th...

The Real Estate Of Mom Headed To Class
Took this quick video yesterday on my way to GRI class.  Just a small glimpse of the life of a real estate mom in Castle Rock, CO!Castle Rock Real Estate-Stephanie Sawin Realt...

Haunted Douglas County
You know you're looking for something local to scare yourself!  Well look no further!  Come check out this event at the Philip S. Miller Library in Castle Rock!  Fin...

I Love Peanut Butter
Yes, I am a peanut butter fanatic!  I will eat it straight out of the jar with a spoon (chunky or creamy...depends on my mood), peanut butter cups, peanut butter cereal, ice c...

Elk In Estes Park
Every year my family tries to make it up to the beautiful area of Estes Park for Elk Fest.  This year we were one weekend past, but still had an awesome time!Yes these are all...

Headed To Black Forest
My in-laws live in Black Forest, Colorado.  It's about a 45 minute drive from our house here in Castle Rock, and it's one of the most beautiful drives with a view of Pikes Pea...

The Real Estate Of Mom
Join me on my new video blog series about being a mom and a Realtor here in the Denver metro area!  I help clients buy and sell homes for the first time as well as purchase la...

Have You Found Your Pot Of Gold
Could it be your dream home?  Maybe...I actually took this picture right before I turned into my driveway in the wonderful town of Castle Rock.  If you haven't figured it...

The Real Estate Of Me September
So I did this video at the beginning of September.  I was so proud of myself because I was on top of it, getting it done early...and I just realized I never posted it.  S...

How To Keep Your Office Clean
Whether you work at home or in a cube sometimes it's hard to keep your work area clean!  I am currently surrounded by bills, paperwork that needs to be filed and some art proj...

How To Save Money When Its Time To Move
Moving is not only a pain in the butt, but it can get exspensive!  I remember meeting new neighbors while they were moving in.  I was there to ask them if I could have th...

18 Healthiest Beers
I have to say my beer blog stats are at an all time high!  So here are some of the healthier beers to enjoy whilst reading!  Cheers!18 of the Healthiest Beersone of my fa...

Farm House Furniture
So, here I am on my computer, supposed to be working, but clicking away on Facebook.  I came across this business that makes, refurbishes, and sells farmhouse style furniture ...

Once Upon A Time Design
Every month I post a short video with a little bit of personal info about me.  I believe you should who you are working with on all levels.  In case you missed the video,...

Colorado September Events
So I am always finding events, local and statewide, on Facebook, and I mark "Interested" because I know by the time the event happens I will have forgotten and have other things go...

Castle Rock Promenade What Is Going On
When I tell people I'm from Castle Rock they always have lots of questions.  One I got today was "What's going on with all the building and the Promenade?"  It kind of st...

Colorado Beer Festivals Calendar
If you're like me you like to plan ahead, be organized and you like beer!  Here's a great website with all the beer festivals happening throughout the state!  They are ev...

EXIT Realty What Is That
When I tell most people I'm with EXIT Realty they automatically say "What's EXIT?  I've never heard of them."  Well, here's your answer.  I was recently able to part...

Answers To Some Solar Eclipse Questions
It's almost time!  Monday is right around the corner.  Have you made your solar eclipse plans??  Special eclipse glasses are selling our everywhere?  Why can't ...

Home To Clean Your Home When It Is For Sale
How clean is too clean?  How much mess can you get away with?  Should you have your home staged by a professional?  All of these are great questions you may be askin...

Denver Metro August Market Trends
Sometimes it's hard to believe a Realtor when they tell you, "It's a GREAT time to sell your home!"  I have been there as the consumer.  So here it is on paper.  I d...

The Best Craft Beer In Every State
I have to admit I'm a beer lover...even more so than wine.  I love the complexity, versatility and even the simplicity of it.  You can go any direction you want when brew...

50 Dollar Store Fall Decor Ideas
Fall is one of my favorite seasons, and yes I'm posting this in August because I'm so excited for Fall!!!  And no, it's not because of the pumpkin spice (not even going to go ...

5 Things To Remember When You Fail
This article is about a real estate agent's story, but it has some good points for anyone who feels like they're failing.  I can actually say I've been there, and I have read ...

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As much as I would like to retire...I don't think I'm quite there yet, but I loved this article!  I definitely have a long term plan to get old the easy way.  Someplace b...

Killing Weeds The Natural Way
The struggle is real!  If you're anything like me you want your lawn to look perfect and any weeds that pop up drive you nuts!  This season has been particularly dry and ...

Back To School Tips
Back to school already??  Yup!  Colorado it seems is one of those rare places where school starts mid August and it seems super early, but with all the breaks throughout ...

Castle Rock Home Under 300K
Hard to believe right???  It's true believe it or not!  Finding a home for under $300,000 anywhere in the Denver metro area is not an easy task.  As a Castle Rock sp...

Ready To Refy
I actually chose this article because I recently talked to a lender myself about refinancing.  We have a decent interest and have been in our home for 2 years.  My reason...

Castle Rock New Construction Homes
Hey everyone!  So, I have started a FacebookLive/video series of new construction homes in Castle Rock.  Each week I visit a different model and get lots of information f...

The Best Savings Account
Real estate!  Whether it's your first home or an investment property a piece of land or home will always most likely be the best investment you ever make.  I know some of...

DIY Rain Barrels
I have always loved the idea of having a rain barrel, but for awhile it was against the law.  Now that's it's legal..what's next???  Let's start with DIY Rain B...

Power Up Your Homes Curb Appeal
24 different ways to make your home look fabulous on the outside too!  Need I say more...Castle Rock Real Estate-Stephanie Sawin Realtor. Stephanie Sawin specializes in r...

Have You Looked At Your Water Bill
Just got my email yesterday :(  I think this is the highest water bill I have ever had with the ugliest grass...Sorry neighbors I'm trying!  Check out CRconserve.com with...

Time To Stage Your Home To Sell
Here's a quick video with some simple ideas to stage your home to sell.  Not only will your home sell more quickly, but a staged home usually sells at a higher price!  Ca...

Castle Rock July Events
I was just going to post the dates and events, but where's the fun in that!...Here's a quick video from the even website and the link to check out all the happenings in Castle Rock...

The Real Estate Of Me June
Yes I know it's June 30th and this isn't a video...but, quick little fun fact about me and my family, yesterday was the first summer birthday of 6 that we celebrate every summer. &...

Keeping Cooler
It's getting hot out there!  Here's an entertaining video with a few ways to keep a little cooler in this summer heat!Castle Rock Real Estate-Stephanie Sawin Realtor. Ste...

Landscaping Tips
This guy is speaking my language!  I love being outside, but I don't love weeding and paying that huge water bill.  Check out this quick video with some easy and great la...

Mortgage Lingo
All I have to say is to any home buyer or seller the words in the mortgage don't always make sense.  Here's a quick simple article so you can confidently smile and nod or...

How Do Mortgages Work
The mortgage process is always changing.  As a Realtor, I am constantly educating myself on the changes that are happening to the home loan process.  Here's some great in...

Top Renovations For Return On Investment
I have to admit my husband and I sat down yesterday and made a list of everything we want to do to our home.  Now, this is our forever home so some are a bit geared toward us ...

Housing Shortage Becoming A Cause For Concern
I'm talking to you homeowners!  Now is the time to sell!  The median sales price for a home in metro Denver reached $407,000 in May!  If the thought has just barley ...

Habitat For Humanity
This is just another reason why so many people want to move to Colorado (hence the housing shortage to be discussed in my next blog)!  Check out this article about the 7 homes...

The Next Douglas County Developement
The information you can find by just opening some local news articles is amazing!  For those of you who currently reside in the Douglas County area know that new homes are bei...

Is Owning A Home Still Part Of The American Dream
Survey says...yes!!!  Not only doesn't it make sense financially, but you should be proud to be a homeowner!  What's holding you back?  Some say that they don't have...

The Number One Reason People Are Selling Their Homes
Time to take the plunge and the reason is simple!  Demand is high and supply is low...aka Buyers will most likely pay you a pretty penny for your home right now!!!  I kno...

Denver Real Estate And Marijuana
I don't know about you, but I almost forgot that the legalization of marijuana was a huge player in the state's economic recovery.  It's one of those things that's kind of out...

What Is EXIT Realty
I get a lot of funny/confused looks when I tell someone that I'm with EXIT Realty (EXIT Realty DTC to be precise).  The best part is... I get to give a funny look right b...

Hottest Housing Markets For May 2017
Working and living in the Denver metro area we feel the hotness of the market, but the rest of the nation is starting to catch up!  According to realtor.com, the nationwide me...

Think Twice Before Buying A House With A Pool
Some people see a pool as a huge bonus, others see it as a huge chore!  The Center for Disease Control and Prevention are starting to see pools and the bacteria they house as ...

Things To Do On A Wintry Day In May
Crazy right!!!! But here we are in the beautiful area of Denver metro...(Castle Rock to be specific for me) in the middle of May in a snowstorm!  Thank you mother nature for t...

Has Your Home Recovered Its Value After The Recession
According to Trulia, if you live in the Denver metro you have a very good chance that your home has made it back to its pre-recession value.  Buying a home is scary and stress...

Three Million Dollar Plus Penthouse For Sale With Views That Are Worth It
I have always thought of myself of someone who needs to live in an area with open skies, fresh air, and neighbors that aren't too close.  I understand the appeal of living dow...

The Next Tourist Attraction In Colorado
Growing up I took a lot of field trips to old mines for tours.  Also, living in Nevada hiking around you get to peer in to different mines more often than not.  I thought...

Castle Rock Mansion To Be Aunctioned Off Later This Month
For those of you who know me I'm a Castle Rock advocate!  I love this little town and everything it has to offer.  Maybe some of you were not ready to make the move to th...

Booty To Toenails What Happens To Your Body On The Airplane
I'm a pretty calm flyer, and have been flying since I was 7 (maybe 8?).  I had to force myself to read all the way through this article because some things just make me s...

What Do They Do With All The Federal Tax Money They Collect
I have yet to experience the delight in owing taxes to the federal government (knock on wood), but I'm sure one day my day will come...At least I will know where all that money is ...

How To Save For That Dream Vacation
We all have that one (or many) ideal vacation that always seems to be just out of reach...What if I told you it's not???  I'm not talking penny pinching, but I'm also talking ...

From Old Town Dump To 300 Million Dollar Project
The time has finally come for the beautiful beginnings of turning what was once the Castle Rock town dump into a business generating machine!  Miller's Landing will be located...

Roots And Shoots Houseplants For Your Good Health
I am constantly looking for ways to positively influence the environment around me.  In a moment of boredom I stumbled across an article in the junk mail about plants that hel...

The Real Estate Of Me April And First Video Blog
I have decided to start video blogging The Real Estate of Me!  Not only is it more personal (and this one's makeup free), but I feel like there's more of a connection as well!...

A Few Tips On Sharing Finances Without Murdering Your Partner
Well, the title says it all!  Money makes things fun, difficult, exciting, confusing, easy, hard, stressful, etc....  People have asked me before for my advice (or how my...

Are You Ready To Start Saving Here Is A Plan
Check out one person's real life money situation and goals.  Then check out the advice he gets from a financial planner!  I'm starting to think maybe it's time for me to ...

How To Wash Almost Anything In The Dishwasher
It's time for me to admit something...my favorite online or paper are the articles published by The Dollar Shave Club.  I know kind of weird, but they are super entertaining a...

Go Green At Home
Not only will you be going green and helping out the environment, you'll be helping out your wallet!  Some green tactics are super simple and super cheap!  Read up and go...

10 Ways To Make Your Kitchen Look Expensive
Take some notes (or just make a shopping list), go to the nearest local hardware store and fall back in love with you're old kitchen.  I'm not sure how many times I've had the...

How Fast Can You Save For A Down Payment
Most of the time this is the biggest hurdle when it comes to purchasing a property.  "How many packages of ramen noodles do I need to consume each week to pinch those pennies?...

Check Out This Cherry Hills Mansion
At first glance this house reminded me of something you would find in Palm Springs, and it still does.  It's modern, beautiful and simply tranquil.  Not only is it a spec...

Check Out The Almost 7 Million Dollar Log Home For Sale In Boulder
No matter how far out of reach it may be we all have visions of the perfect dream home.  My dream home comes in multiple types and locations!  I hope your's does too beca...

The Coconut Rage
I'll admit I've jumped on board, and my retirement plan is to have a coconut plantation somewhere beautiful and tropical!  I figure there are enough coconut products out there...

Happy Easter
How do you celebrate Easter?  Some of us begin with an Easter egg hunt, candy for breakfast, and a big giant feast with family.  My family also has a tradition of eating ...

How To Buy While The Inventory Is Still Low
The struggle is real, and buying still seems close to impossible, but there are solutions!  First, get a fantastic Realtor that is ready for battle (I'm suited up and ready to...

Odell Is Coming To Denver
Yes you heard it right!  Odell Brewing Company that is based up in Ft. Collins will be opening a Denver location soon.  This wonderful news just about brought tears to my...

How To Buy With Less
One of the biggest hurtles towards owning your first home is saving up all that cash for a down payment.  Guess what!?  You don't have to save up as much as you thought y...

Spring Home Shopping
Have you been waiting around for something extraordinary to happen to the housing market this winter??  Well, it's still here and still going strong!  Here are 4 reasons ...

Colorado Spring Cleaning
I don't know about you, but Spring Cleaning drives me crazy!  Unfortunately, it is a necessary evil (at least in my house).  Time to ready the toys and unworn clothing fo...

Meet The Former Castle Rock Cyclist
I have to admit before moving to Colorado I had never seen so many cyclists on the road!  I haven't started yet, but maybe one day I'll be one of them!  I hope to be one ...

Castle Rock Incline
I'm proud to say that I'm addicted!  Every time I have an extra few minutes or hour or whatever I'm stopping by the incline.  My favorite thing to do is go up the steps (...

Did Your Home Appreciate Is 2016
Probably!  The way the market currently is your home may have appreciated with you doing nothing at all!  Some of you may have put a little sweat equity into your home an...

Getting Your Garden Ready
This weekend my family and I began putting together and indoor herb garden...                 &...

The 5 Hour Rule
This post was inspired by my husband who is constantly reading and watching videos and coming up with new ideas.  I thought it was time to pass this particular article along. ...

Do Not Get Nailed Avoiding Home Improvement Scams
First things first here are some signs for overall home improvement scams:Being asked to pay for a job in its entirety upfront and in cashIs not visible online or doesn't have an a...

Rent In Silicon Valley
Are you thinking about renting in Silicon Valley???!  Think again!  The community of real estate agents are constantly gabbing about the rise in rents and why buying is t...

Build Equity Faster And Save More Money
The idea of a 15 year mortgage is similar to the idea of winning a few hundred thousand dollars...it would be nice, but it's not always doable.  This article gives you more th...

Celebrity Real Estate Investors Of 2016 Who Won And Who Lost
I am one of the few people who dislikes watching videos on the internet, but this one I was glued too!  Bonus it's not even that long!  Let's just say that a couple of ce...

Cheap Money
I know you hear this from me at least once a month, but now is an amazing time to buy a home!  Yes the market is competitive, but interest rates are still low so take advantag...

Do You Come From Royal Blood
Yes that is literally part of the title of this article, and yes you can sign up for a free trial or just do what I did...Enter your last name into the search bar at the bottom of ...

EverQuote Are You Intrigued
I have to admit I have been with the same car insurance company since my husband and I got married almost 13 years ago.  I also have to admit that as a teenager I was a horrib...

Which Celebrity Would You Choose To Haunt Your Home
Thought I would mix it up a bit.  Not only am I curious about the homes that celebrities are leaving behind, but what about the homes that celebrities never left...If you coul...

Dead Celebrity Homes
Yes I did it...I searched the thing we're all thinking about, but maybe it's a little too dark to delve into.  Don't worry I did the dirty work for you!  It's sad when an...

Buying A Home Before Selling Yours
The fear is there and it is real!  More often then not I run into homeowners who are petrified to list there home before finding one they want to buy.  Unfortunately in a...

My Mansion In The Mountains Is Not Selling Quickly
:(   Believe me when I say I feel for you because as much as you want to sell your beautiful house your agent wants it that much more.  The beauty below recently sold at ...

Realtors Buying Real Estate
I can totally relate to this article owing to the fact that my first two deals were personal.  We sold, we bought, and my husband and myself were the two hardest clients I hav...

Post Home Inspection Negotiation
Here's just another way Realtors make their pay check.  Going through the home inspections negotiations is just one of the first hurtles a good Realtor will take you over. &nb...

Millenials Make It To Suburbia
I had to take a deep breath before beginning to write.  I mainly chose to read this article because the title kind of ticked me off.  How did Millenials get such a bad ra...

Are You A First Time Home Buyer
I remember the days of buying my first home...it was freaking hard!  Not to worry it's not impossible and with the right support (aka me and a great lender) it can be done! &n...

Family Reunion Time
For some reason this week I'm in the mood to get personal.  Maybe it's because I started my day with a really good yoga session.  Side note:  My sister introduced me...

The Real Estate Of Me Take February
The holidays at last seem to be dwindling and this year is wasn't without a toll.  I find myself constantly juggling family, work and me.  Something makes me think I have...

Happy Valentines Day
Happy Valentine's Day!  Today I just wanted to share a personal memory and one of my favorites from Valentine's Day.  Believe it or not it kind of has something to do wit...

Finding Financial Freedom
I'll admit saving money sucks, but at the same time it's a necessity.  I find the best way to save money is to prioritize what I need to purchase (which is sometimes nothing a...

Feeling The Burnout
I can relate to this article more than I care to admit.  I have been schedule crazy since baby #1 was born...almost 8 years ago.  Now, that I'm a mommy of 4 the majority ...

What You Want VS What You Need In A Home
We have all been there, some of us more than others...the battle of what you want vs what you really need.  In today's market this battle is tougher than ever!  You want ...

Ready To Make An Offer
Our market is pretty competitive at the moment, but don't let that scare you.  I have experienced first hand from the Seller's and Buyer's point of view what it's like to be i...

Birthday Beer Tour In Castle Rock
Two Fridays ago on the 27th of January I celebrated my birthday right here in Castle Rock!  We started the night at 105 West Brewing Company where we downed amazing brews and ...

This Ones For You Mom
I'm sure everyone reading this has something about their kitchen that they don't like???...Well, on a weekly basis my mother asks me what she should do to her kitchen.  She ha...

Choosing Paint Colors
I have never really thought about why certain buildings are painted certain colors.  Choosing paint colors for any part of your house is difficult, but maybe this article will...

Denvers Quick Home Sales
If you're still sitting of the fence about selling your home now is the time to hop, fall, jump...whatever just get off the fence!  The Denver real estate market still has a v...

From Firehouse To Fancy Hotel
One of my favorite parts about being a Realtor and living in the Denver metro area is the passion our residents have when it comes to the past.  So many people are looking for...

Amazon In Aurora
Have you ever thought about investing in rentals??!!  The first thing that popped into my mind was holy population boost!  Those folk are going to need a place to live. &...

The Colorado Housing Market Not Just In Denver
After seeing the market explode in Denver and surrounding areas, it's nice to know the love and wealth is being shared all over the state!  Check out some of the hottest marke...

Time To Declutter The One Place You Thought Was Not So Bad
That's right...it's your kitchen!!!  Silently laughing because my husband just cleaned out our freezer this morning.  It's kind of unbelievable the items that end up in t...

Investment Advice From A Millionaire
ummm yes please!  Short story even shorter this article is about why you should buy a home.  It's a great investment!  Self made millionaire David Bach explains...ht...

5 Habits To Start In Order To Buy In 2017
You've made those resolutions and those goals!  Yay good for you!  Now what??? Now it's time to get the gears going and make those wonderful goals a reality!  Not qu...

30 Ways To Easily Improve Your Home
Looking to make a change, but don't want to move the entire house?  Here are 30 different ways to make small improvements to your house.  The best part is they can easily...

You Still Have Your Christmas Lights Up
Yes I do!  My excuse is the battle of the stomach flu and it's been freezing!  I do however no longer turn them on at night, so it's harder to tell.  Anyway, here's ...

Icicles On Your Pipes
I have seen first hand what the winter can do to pipes.  Fortunately for me, it was across the yard where a giant icicle was forming on a neighbors hose faucet.  Her...

2017 Time To Flip
We've all seen the shows and yes I'm a big fan, but let's get serious!  Have you ever thought about investing in real estate and/or flipping properties???  Well I have, a...

The Value In Buying A Home
I've known a lot of renters in my life and most rent because of its convenience.  Convenience is nice, but there's a cost in more ways than one.  Renting has become extre...

Benefits Of Buying
I'm going to keep this short and sweet!  Most of you know the benefits of buying a home, but sometimes it's good to hear it just one more time from another source...plus inter...

The Real Estate Of Me Take 4
It's a New Year!!!  Not to be a negative Nancy, but it's just one of those day.  If you're reading this part of my blog it's to get to know me on a more personal level......

Info On ARMS Not As Scary As You May Think
The only thing I know about ARMs is that my sister had one right before the market crash and boo!  Anything with the words "adjustable rate" has always terrified me.  Thi...

Buying A Home Men VS Women
Not really something I ever thought about until now...who's buying the homes in the market and at what rate???  Single men, single women, couples, married, unmarried???  ...

The Real Estate Of Me Takes On December
It is now December 20th.  I have made it through Halloween, Thanksgiving and my husband's birthday with 4 kids under the age of 7.  Yay me!  Birthday cakes in our fa...

Dec 28 History Was Made
I didn't know either!  Most of us are probably still mourning the end of Christmas and tearing down decorations.  Here's a quick view of history and what has happened in ...

The Day After Christmas
Believe it or not, as kids, my sisters and I would go shopping the day after Christmas!  We would always have a pile of gifts we didn't want, along with receipts (thanks Mom f...

Christmas Eve Traditions
It's Christmas Eve!  My family tradition has been to make a big batch of chili, watch Christmas Vacation and open one gift.  Dinner and movie viewing usually happen at Gr...

Start Cleaning Up For Guests With WD 40
Yes I said it, and I'll admit I clicked on this link because it was a picture of a toilet bowl and WD-40.  I bet some of you did too...This is a pretty interesting article wit...

I Finally Discovered Pinterest
I can't believe it took me as long as it did, but I finally jumped on the Pinterest train.  Love it!  Mostly I use it for recipes.  Those nights when I don't want to...

The Tiny Home
I watched the shows, but never got truly excited about Tiny Homes until I went to the Tiny Home Convention last year in Colorado Springs.  Some people think it's crazy (that's...

I Have Found Your Next Home
Sick of the same old track home???  Well, look no further another hidden dazzling diamond has popped up on the market in Denver metro.  Sometimes I forget that this amazi...

Tis The Season To Rock In Castle Rock
As many of you know I am a resident and big fan of our small big town Castle Rock!  We have many special events are year round.  Believe it or not, everything listed here...

The Folk Drug In CO
I remember when the legalization of recreational marijuana came to Colorado.  Just this year the question popped up of weather or not people should be allowed to use in p...

A New Workout For The New Year
Some of us struggle to get to the gym.  Most of the time it's probably lack of motivation.  Start this year off with something fun and exciting, not just another gym memb...

You Have Lived Here How Long
I am truly amazed by this article, but it makes perfect sense.  People are staying in their homes longer, but not for the right reasons.  I will be the first to admit I h...

The Best Time To Sell
A huge question always floating over the homeowners' heads is "When is it the best time to sell?"  My answer is "Almost anytime!"  Anytime of the year has it's pros and c...

OUTDOOR Projects For The Winter
Crazy idea right!!  But I think most of us in Colorado can agree that winter is extremely late, and we might as well get these last minute items done in the yard.  I for ...

The Best Time To Buy A Home
Yes!  I have said it over and over again it IS the best time to buy a home, and if you didn't believe me here's an article that should help shape your opinion.  It's the ...

Best Internet Connection In Castle Rock
Just sitting here trying to get some work done before the 2 year old awakens...  ...  ...  does the speed of your internet ever drive you crazy???  I'll admit t...

Living The Life If The 1930s
1930s style mansion for sale...what more can I say?  Not only would you be able to live in this beautiful home you get to live in this wonderful city!  Denver has so much...

Happy Wife Happy Know What You Want
I would like to start by saying "Thank you" to the people who wrote this article.  After my first home purchasing experience I learned this lesson and ended up making a big ch...

Are You Part Of The Percentage
I thought this article sounded kind of, well boring and factual.  It's actually a pretty cool breakdown of the percentage of homeowners over the past 130 years.  It's ver...

Why Buying Is Cheaper Then Renting
As a homeowner and a Realtor I talk about this topic all the time!  The idea of renting is just crazy!!!  Although, I can understand the benefits when something needs to ...

The Real Estate Of Me Take 3
I know this blog won't post until November, but this picture was taken about a month ago.  I'm squeezing in time where ever I can!This is me about 1 month ago, and yes that's ...

Appraiser VS Buyer Value
The struggle is real!  One of the biggest challenges in today's market is not only getting an appraisal by the deadline but getting a home to appraise for what the buyer wants...

Disclose Disclose Disclose
If there's one thing that has been branded into my brain time and time again it's to disclose what you know.  First, as a first time home seller my agent told me to disclose e...

Using An Agent When Selling Your Home
There's a lot of information out there!  Some of it's great, and some of it is not so great.  Many buyers begin their home search on the internet.  Not only does thi...

Are You A First Time Home Seller
There's a first time for everything, and selling your home for the first time ever can be a very daunting task!  Thoughts that may be going through your head are "What if my h...

What Would Make Baby Boomers Move
Saw the title of this article and thought why not?  Interesting enough question.  Surprisingly, it's not what I expected.  I thought most baby boomers would move to ...

Will You Be Part Of The 50 Plus Surge
Even though I just enjoyed viewing "Back to the Future," and sharing the amazing movie with my children, it still weirds me out to think far ahead into the future.  According ...

Pumpkin Spice Love Or Hate
I know I'm a little late on the topic of Pumpkin Spice since the latte reemerged back in September.  I love pumpkin anything, almost.  I have never been a fan of the Pump...

Showing Your Homes During The Holidays
Thinking about selling your home during the holidays can really dampen your spirit, but sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do.  Although some people consider this the slow ...

Castle Rock November Events
The town of Castle Rock has exciting events year round, but November is extra exciting with the long awaited Star Lighting!  Don't just limit the excitement to one event this ...

The Real Estate Of Me Take 2
It's nearing that time again when of have ants in my pants, and I'm nesting like a crazy pregnant woman.  I remember what I was doing the day I gave birth to each of my kids. ...

Castle Rock Halloween Events
What do you do for Halloween?  Does your family have any traditions?  Maybe it's time to make your own!  Check out this years happenings for Halloween in Castle Rock...

What Would You Do For Free Food
Decided to look up some food articles for a change of pace...here's one I found that was pretty hilarious.  Giant inflatable Chik Fil A cow was stolen.  The owner is offe...

Outlet Charity Even This Saturday
Who said you can't shop for a good cause?  This Saturday the Castle Rock Outlets are holding the 11th Annual Shopping Extravaganza!  Music, food, shopping, prizes, shoppi...

Pet Pigs The Debate
Growing up in a rural town Nevada everyone had all kinds of animals including pot-bellied pigs.  Currently pot-bellied pigs are not allowed within residential areas.  Wha...

What Is IoT
Say what??  When I first started reading this article I had no idea what they were talking about except for the fact that "IoT" was in the title.  IoT stands for Internet...

A More Affordable Price Range May Just Be One City Away
It's amazing the difference in home prices from one city to the next!  As Buyers, most of us want it all, but can't afford it all.  Here's a tip:  make a list!  ...

A Plan To Create Affordable Housing
Although the spike in housing prices have done wonderful things for sellers, some residents have taken a hit.  In some neighborhoods it's gotten to the point where Buyers simp...

Women Better Than Men At Paying Mortgages
This is a quick little article that I thought might grab some peoples' attention.  It contains some interesting facts and numbers that do make sense.  Maybe the industry ...

10 Least And Most Affordable Housing Markets
Ready to make the move???  You may be more ready than you think after you see some of these prices!  For those of you who are looking for a fresh start and affordable hom...

Top 10 Green Neighborhoods
Here's an article about the benefits of living in a "green" home as well as a list of the top 10 green neighborhoods in the country!  If you're ready to leave Colorado and fol...

5 Reasons To Sell This Fall
This is an awesome short article that pretty much sums up what I tell people all the time!  Some Sellers are worried about selling during the Fall, Winter, etc. because they'r...

Denver Metro Housing Prices Fluxuate
The excitement and exhaustion of rising home prices is starting to level out according to the following article in the Denver post.  I believe this is great news for buyers an...

7 Ways To Improve Your Credit Score
Here's a great read on how to improve your credit score.  Maybe just reading an article isn't enough.  Some credit score links online are artificially inflated too...&nbs...

Denver Fall Festivals
With new baby in tow, I will be skipping some of my favorite Fall activities.  The one that makes the top of my list, and my family goes yearly, is Elk Fest in Estes Park! &nb...

The Real Estate Bubble Do You Believe
There is still a fear that housing prices are rising too rapidly and we're entering another real estate bubble and it's ready to burst...Thank you're lucky stars because this isn't...

Facebook Can Inspire
I know a lot of people who relieve themselves of social media because of all the drama.  I agree that it exists, but it doesn't have to.  I use Facebook daily in my perso...

The Real Estate Of Me
I have decided to post something personal every month so those of you who don't know me can get to know me.  Those of you who do know me can get to know me a little better.A f...

Suffering Saving For A Down Payment
If you have ever bought you're first home, you learn quickly that saving mass amounts of money is not easily done.  To some of you this may seem impossible!  Think again!...

Want To Live In A Famous Persons House
This person is the founder of a company that was created right here in Denver and his home is up for sale!  The home of Steve Ells, founder of Chipotle, has put his home on th...

Oh The Prairie Dogs
Ok, if you have lived in Colorado for at least a few weeks you know what I'm talking about...the prairie dogs!  They are everywhere!  Some say they are a nuisance and pes...

Time To Downsize
You may be at a point in your life where you're just surrounded by "stuff."  That's all it is is "stuff" that no longer has a special meaning.  Maybe it's time to downsiz...

Baby Number 4 Coming Soon
If you have been following my blog, which you should because most days it's very interesting, you will know that baby number 4 is almost here!  So, of course this article abou...

Fitness In Castle Rock Hits New Levels
Maybe it's just be, but I love finding new ways to workout and stay fit! It keeps things interesting and most importantly it keeps me motivated.  This latest Castle Rock busin...

What To Do In Lone Tree
The first thing that crosses most peoples' minds is visit Park Meadows, the shopping resort!  I will not deny that this is an exceptional mall with more than just shopping to ...

The Uniqueness That Is Castle Pines
For those of you that are familiar with the many cities that make up the Denver Metro area, Castle Pines is a city and world of its own.  The city is still young and was incor...

Whats Up With Heritage Square
I've lived in Colorado for almost 7 years and have regrettably never been to Heritage Square.  Unfortunately, I will never get the chance.  The famous Alpine Slide closed...

Open House Saturday August 27th
Come join me at this cute little house tomorrow from 11-2!  Fresh coffee and mini scones along with 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and a large backyard are on the menu!http://www.rec...

Crystal Valley Ranch Growing Again
If you have never made the trip to Castle Rock, now is the time!  And if you're looking for a wonderful new community and a new construction home or resale home make sure to c...

Childrens Activities And The Fear
Long has this topic haunted me and it's slowly growing into a monster.  After a few years of dance, this is my girls' first year in gymnastics.  So far they are loving it...

Ditch These Items To Downsize
I've been there and I'm sure most of you have too!  Downsizing is a great way to save money, start a new chapter, and just get rid of all the extra unused junk in your life. &...

Moving Back To The City
Most of the time people make the move to the "burbs" to start a family, have more space, lower the cost of living expenses, etc.  Sometimes that may not be the case.  Acc...

Making Extra Payments On Your Mortgage
It has crossed all of our minds..."I can't wait until I no longer have a mortgage payment!!"  or "I can't believe how much I'm paying in interest on my home loan??!!"  or...

Thinking About Moving To Aspen
I have always imagined what it would be like to live in one of Colorado's premiere ski towns...It pretty much looked like this with some snow in the winter.  Of course this wa...

The New Ideas Home
This home was specifically purchased and built to be in the Parade of Homes, and it's the only dream home within the city of Denver.  People are beginning to see the value in ...

The Next Eatery In The Castle Rock Promenade
Most of us are anxiously waiting to see what fills up the Promenade and the Outlets on the west side of I-25 in Castle Rock.  Not only is the co-owner of this next eatery pass...

The Beard News
I spent my college years in Las Vegas where most beards, if they existed,  were almost always trimmed very short and some very shiny for some reason.  My family and I mad...

One Colorado City Taking A Unique Approach To The Housing Shortage
Stumbled upon this article and thought it made really good sense.  The city of Wheat Ridge has changed its zoning by the light rail stop to make room for some multi-...

Think You Cannot Afford To Buy Right Now Think Again
So, many people I talk to are terrified to sell their home and buy a new one or to stop renting and buy their dream house.  Yes, it is a huge financial decision and yes, it's ...

What Would You Do With An Extra Hundred Thousand Cash
Have you been considering selling your home?  I'm sure if you ask any Realtor they will tell you now is a great time to sell!  Prices are rising and the market is hot! &n...

Is Your Home Not Worth As Much As You Think
Some of us think we live in a castle.  Maybe we do, but our house just isn't worth as much as we think.  Some of us are worried about over renovating.  If you have t...

See The Mortgage Rates For Yourself
I know I have mentioned this before, but mortgage rates are amazing!  The bidding wars and increasing sales prices may seem intimidating, but now is still a great time to buy!...

The Tiny House Movement
Never did I think I would learn so much about what people are looking for in housing, until yesterday.  The Tiny House Jamboree opened my eyes to an entire new group of very s...

Interactive Median Home Price Map
Check out this cool interactive map that shows median home prices all over the country!  It breaks down the median home price per quarter and will show you the percentage chan...

A Hidden Country Gem
I get the chance to spend the day once a year on a ranch in Kiowa.  Rolling hills, cattle, chicken, cows, pigs, horses, deer, you name it, it's probably somewhere in Kiowa. &n...

Tiny House Jamboree
I will be at the Tiny House Jamboree today in Colorado Springs!  Come check out this one of a kind event and learn everything you want to know about tiny homes.  For loca...

Are You Ready For Some Preseason Football
So, my situation is kind of unique.  I grew up mostly in Nevada where until very recently there were never any professional sports teams.  When I moved to Colorado 6 year...

Open House Sunday July 31st
Come join Kim and I for a viewing of a beautiful ranch style attached home in Saddle Rock North! 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, 2 car attached garage, hardwoods, updated kitchen all magnific...

Mind Your Ps And Qs
Just did a Facebook post telling people to mind their ps and qs.  Then, I realized I have no idea what the "p" and the "q" stand for.  Here's a little insight:http://ment...

How To Get The Most Money Out Of Your Home
The best way to price your home is to start by involving a Realtor.  I'm not just saying this because I am one, but because Realtor's love, live and breath the market.  I...

Buying Now Versus Later
I meet a lot of people who are "just looking," but if it made sense to buy now would you?  The Colorado market is great for sellers and, although very competitive, great for b...

The Best Apps For Home Searching
I remember the days, not too long ago, with my head on my pillow late night or early morning waking up my husband to show him a house that I liked on my phone :)  More and mor...

The Working Pregnant Realtor
I thought I'd do this week's blog a little more personal.  One of the most important aspects of how I present myself as a Realtor is being REAL!  Let's get real...I'm 7 m...

The Beep In The Night
Our mortgage company sends us helpful little articles once a month.  Here's one that I thought might give most of you some peace of mind. ...

Top Summer Home Designs
Looking for a fun summer project and a way to spruce up your home?  Check out these top interior design home trends just for summer.  Liven up your living space or get it...

Have You Had Your Real Estate Reviewed Lately
Have you ever had an annual real estate review?  Think of it as a yearly check up on one of the biggest and probably the most important investment of your life.  This is ...

Is Your First Home Within Your Grasp
Have you been thinking about buying your first home?  It's scary, exciting and possibly the best investment you'll ever make.  Here's a short little article from an excel...

Open House Tomorrow In Castle Rock
Come join me tomorrow (6/4) from 10-1 in Castle Rock!  This home feature 3beds/3baths and a huge lot for only $320,000!  See you tomorrow!http://www.perfecthouseforyou.co...

What Else Is New In Castle Rock
The grand opening of the Philip S. Miller Park, off of Plum Creek Parkway, just took place, and the park is amazing.  Here's just a few things the brand new park in Castle Roc...

Open House In Parker This Saturday
Join me from 10-1 at 9555 Deerhorn Ct #2Parker, CO 80134 Stylish, beautifully maintained 2 bed/3 bath, 2-story town home. Open floor plan with kitchen, dining room and sp...

Spring Cleaning Safely In Douglas County
I don't know about you, but I always seem to have something I can sell on the internet or something that I have to have.  Once the excitement begins to ebb, I start to think a...

IN A RELATIONSHIP WITH A REALTOR
If you have ever bought, sold, leased, etc. you have been in some type of relationship with a Realtor or real estate agent.  Take a moment to reflect on that relationship...&n...

Castle Rock Signature Event Series
I am constantly looking for something new and different to do that's not too far from home.  The town of Castle Rock has come up with an entire new event series for the year 2...

Castle Rock Water Wiser
It's that time of year...time to turn on your sprinklers and spend that well earned money on water!  Not as fun as it sounds??  One of my favorite programs that the town ...

REALTOR VS Real Estate Agent
To be honest, when I was a new agent I didn't know quite what the difference was between a Realtor and a real estate agent.  Go to school, take a test, get a real estate licen...

Open House Tomorrow
Stop by 2151 Candleglow St. in Castle Rock tomorrow (4/23) from 11-2!  Nice Oakwood built 2-story home in the Meadows!  This home built in 2010 still feels like new. ...

Why Are So Many People Moving To Denver FOOD
The Denver metropolitan area offers so much more than beautiful scenery, 4 seasons of activities, and a central hub of the nation.  One of my favorite topics in the whole worl...

Oh My Rental Prices
Last night I was lying in bed checking out rental properties on Craigslist for a friend. She's currently looking in Castle Rock, Parker or Highlands Ranch.  Dang!!  ...

New Listing In Castle Rock Tomorrow
New listing in the wonderful Founders Village!  It hits the market tomorrow, and there will be an open house on Saturday (4/9) from 12-4 with cookies and coffee!  Come ch...

Open House In Sapphire Point In Castle Rock Colorado
Open house tomorrow from 11-2 in Sapphire Point!  Come see this beautiful home with amazing upgrades!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Os9BI-zc6MQhttp://realtor.com/realestatean...

First Time Home Buying Tips
Stumbled across this article today.  It does have a little be of advertising, but just skip over that to get to the goods.  The article has some great tips on how to prep...

The Move
Here's a great short article that helped explained some of the growth we're having here in Castle Rock.  I'm so excited for our small little BIG town and the changes it's goin...

Running Castle Rock Plum Creek Trail
Every Monday, this is one of my favorite trails to duck down into.  Sneak below the streets of Castle Rock from multiple points in the town.  Plum Creek Trail offers 6 mi...

Meet The Running Realtor
Hi I'm Stephanie!  Welcome!  I'm a mother of 3 (soon to be 4), and a wife of almost 12 years.  I currently live in Castle Rock, CO and never plan to leave.  I e...


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