Top 15 things to do in Colorado Springs

Here are my Top 15 easy things to do in Colorado Springs that isn’t going to a lake to kayak or fish. Pikes Peak Cog Railway – 4.5 hrs – Bring Jackets! Walk around Garden of the Gods – 2 hrs There is a Nature and Visitor center across the street from Garden of the Gods park as well. The traffic and access may be a little difficult as they are re-doing the roads around there. U.S. Olympic Museum – 1 hr https://www.colorado.com/museums/us-olympic-paralympic-museum Walk around the Broadmoor Lake – 1 hr Tell the guard that you are going to get lunch at the “Tavern” or just walking around the lake and they may let you valet park if it’s not … Read More

HOW To Sell My probate house

How do I sell my probate home you ask, well you’ll have to do several steps which may vary depending on if there was a will or not. How do I open an estate when there is a will? 1. Determine whether you need to go to court to open an estate. * If the value of the estate is below a certain amount (see JDF 998 Instructions for Completing Affidavit for the Collection of Personal Property for more information), and you do not have to transfer any real estate, you may be able take care of everything without having to file anything with the court.  You can use JDF 999 Affidavit for Collection of Personal Property if you determine that you do not need to go through the court process.  This … Read More

Items To consider when buying a house

Get a Realtor® to Focus Your Property Search: A Realtor® is a valuable resource to help you find a home that doesn’t cost you anything directly, at least in Colorado that is, but that is true in most other states as well. In simple terms a Realtor® is a Real Estate Agent that is a member of the National Association of Realtors® and takes a Code of Ethics training every 3 years. Realtors® have access to the local Multiple Listing Service (MLS) which is the source of all data entered for that area of homes for sale or rent. It is certainly ok to supplement your search with the various online property search sites but a lot of that data … Read More

Seller Representation Flying Horse

Sellers Representation Flying Horse I’ll be the seller’s representation in Flying Horse that you’ll want on your side to achieve a maximum return. Selling a home involves many steps, some more involved than others. Whether it’s your first time or you’ve been around the block once or twice, no two times selling a home will ever be the same. And you’d do well to make use of a local expert’s services who understands market behavior best. I’m REALTOR/Broker Jerrod Butler, and you’d be hard-pressed to find a listing specialist and seller agent better than me in El Paso County Colorado. Your ideal outcome is one that’s quick, efficient, and profitable. Not every agent can Guarantee all three like I can. And why shouldn’t you … Read More

Buying a 2nd Home with a VA loan

VA Loans: Helping Veterans Achieve Their Homeownership Dreams When someone is using a VA 2nd tier entitlement (keeping their primary home as a VA loan, and buying a 2nd home with VA loan), the VA uses a calculation with the county loan limit and the used entitlement. For example, the El Paso county (Colorado Springs area) loan limit is $647,200 and it may be different in other counties, see MilitaryBenefits.com for your county’s maximum conforming VA Loan limit. Your original loan was about $330,000, so the calculation of entitlement used on that home is $330,000 x 25% = $82,500 of entitlement used $647,200 x 25% = $161,800 Maximum Entitlement Available $161,800 – $82,500 = $79,300 Remaining Entitlement Available $79,300 x 4 … Read More

Why Should I Use A Realtor?

Selling Your House with a Real Estate Professional Is Essential A lot of Do It Yourselfers will say Why Should I Use a Realtor? Well, selling your house is no simple task, even in a hot Sellers market like in the Colorado Springs area. And when you sell on your own – known as a FSBO (or For Sale by Owner) – you’re responsible for handling some of the more difficult aspects of the process without the expert guidance you need. There are many key factors that a Realtor can bring to the table to justify their commission such as Marketing your home, Pricing your home, Home Selling Strategy, and Closing Your Home on time. Time is money and bringing Critical … Read More

Best Big City For First Time Home Buyers

Is Colorado Springs the Best Big City for First Time Home Buyers? According to U.S. News & World Report® Colorado Springs Ranks #1 as Most Desirable Place to Live in the US! Even with that desirability Colorado Springs was ranked #24 for the Best Big City for First Time Home buyers by WalletHub® for 2019. Big Cities are classified as having 300,000 people or more. WalletHub® indicated that they used 3 key dimensions with 18 relevant metrics in determining the Best Big City for First Time Home Buyers ranking. What might be even more impressive is that Colorado Springs was ranked #2 for Best Big City to Live in by WalletHub® and is ranked #6 Best Place to Live by U.S. News & World Report®. Colorado Springs also ranked … Read More

How To Buy A Short Sale

How To Buy A Short Sale Learn How To Buy A Short Sale In Colorado Springs You’ll Learn the INs and outs of buying a short sale and if it makes sense for you In Today’s market there are not a lot of Short Sales because home values have risen so much that most people are not under water. We are 12 years removed from 2008 & 2009 when short sales were peaking. As nature has it markets rise and fall and it is inevitable that the market will decline or crash in the future and knowing how to navigate a short sale and having a good Realtor help you is imperative to finding good deals. 1. Does it make … Read More

How To Get Free Money To Buy A Home

How to Get Free Money to Buy a Home? Did you know there are many programs where you can get Free money for your home purchase?…Read on and if you have any questions contact me, Jerrod Butler at 719-425-9474, I’m an Accredited Buyer Representative from the National Association of REALTORS®. I have helped many people get in to a home with No down payment money needed, no closing costs to be paid, and all earnest money returned at closing.  In most cases our clients walk out of closing with more money than they started with and have keys to their new home.  I hope you find this to be some great information.  These are Not grants that you have to pay back, it’s … Read More

Colorado Springs Best Places To Live

Colorado Springs Best Places to Live Colorado Springs Ranked #2 as of April, 2018 For those of us that live here, we know it is one of the best places to live. The demand for homes in Colorado Springs is very high so there are typically multiple offers on homes. The Demand is High in part because it is a Great place to live! According to U.S. News & World Report Colorado Springs Ranks #1 for Most Desirable Places to Live in the Country! Colorado Springs also Ranks #3 Best Place to Live by U.S. News & World Report. The supply and demand curve has pushed home prices up. In Colorado Springs the median home price in October 2018 was $305,000 and today … Read More