Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Pinecliff neighborhood Colorado Springs

 Pinecliff homes in Colorado Springs Colorado

Pinecliff Neighborhood Homes in Colorado Springs Colorado

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This neighborhood is convenient to I-25 on the west side.  Pinecliff is a neighborhood of comfortable homes in and around Popes Valley.  It has panoramic bluff views, wildlife and a private entrance to Ute Valley Park. With just two roads providing access to the outside world that are close to each other, people don't wonder through providing Pinecliff homeowners much privacy. You will feel right at home in the Pinecliff Neighborhood Colorado Springs Colorado.

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Affordable Spacious Homes

This lush valley with its mature-treed canyon walls and mesas has homes from 2,000 to 8000 sq ft.  Built in the 70's through 90's with single family ranchers, bi-levels and tri-levels - most very uniquely individualized - as well as condo and townhome communities - Pinecliff has a lot to offer.  The views are stunning; the neighborhood is exclusive and secluded.

Home prices range from $300,000 to over $700,000.
 Pinecliff Neighborhood Colorado Springs Colorado

Low or No Down Payment Options!

Homes in the Pinecliff Neighborhood in Colorado Springs Colorado are approved for FHA 3.5% down payment financing, Conventional 3% down payment financing, VA zero down payment financing, and CHFC Colorado Housing Finance Corporation financing.  Learn more about How To Buy A House With A Low Down Payment in Colorado Springs Colorado by contacting Bernie McDonnell

Conveniently Located in Colorado Springs Colorado

Several parks, trails, and shopping centers are all within a few miles of the Pinecliff Neighborhood Homes. 6 miles to Downtown Colorado Springs, 14 miles to Fort Carson Army Base, 7 miles to Chappel Hills Shopping Center, 4 miles to University of Colorado, 4 miles to Penrose Hospital, and 18 miles to Colorado Springs Airport. 

The Pinecliff Neighborhood Homes in Colorado Springs Colorado are a great place to call home. You will not be disappointed if you end up living here. You can find all available Colorado Springs homes for sale on my website.

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Schools serving the Pinecliff Neighborhood Homes in Colorado Springs Colorado include Rockrimmon Elementary School, Eagleview Middle School and Air Academy High School.  The quality of a school can greatly influence home values in an area. Access detailed information on the these schools, school ratings, test scores by grade, student-teacher ratio, and much more.

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Should I Rent My House If I Can't Sell It?

Home For Rentrecent study has concluded that 39% of buyers prefer to rent out their last residence rather than sell it when purchasing their next home.
The study cites that many homeowners were able to refinance and “locked in a very low mortgage rate in recent years. That low rate, combined with a strong rental market, means they can charge more in rent than they pay in mortgage each month, so they are going for it.”
This logic makes sense in some cases. We believe strongly that residential real estate is a great investment right now. However, if you have no desire to actually become an educated investor in this sector, you may be headed for more trouble than you were looking for. Are you ready to be a landlord?
Before renting your home, you should answer the following questions to make sure this is the right course of action for you and your family.

10 Questions to Ask BEFORE Renting Your Home
1.) How will you respond if your tenant says they can't afford to pay the rent this month because of more pressing obligations? (This happens most often during holiday season and back-to-school time when families with children have extra expenses).
2.) Because of the economy, many homeowners can no longer make their mortgage payment. What percent of tenants do you think can no longer afford to pay their rent?
3.) Have you interviewed a few experienced eviction attorneys in case a challenge does arise?
4.) Have you talked to your insurance company about a possible increase in premiums as liability is greater in a non-owner occupied home?
5.) Will you allow pets? Cats? Dogs? How big a dog?
6.) How will you actually collect the rent? By mail? In person?
7.) Repairs are part of being a landlord. Who will take tenant calls when necessary repairs arise?
8.) Do you have a list of craftspeople readily available to handle these repairs?
9.) How often will you do a physical inspection of the property?
10.) Will you alert your current neighbors that you are renting the house?

Bottom Line
Again, renting out residential real estate historically is a great investment. However, it is not without its challenges. Make sure you have decided to rent the house because you want to be an investor, not because you are hoping to get a few extra dollars by postponing a sale.

Monday, March 3, 2014

5-Reasons

Whether you are buying or selling a home, you need an experienced Real Estate Professional to lead you toward your ultimate goal. In this world of instant gratification and Internet searches, many sellers think that they can For Sale by Owner or FSBO.
The 5 Reasons You NEED a Real Estate Professional in your corner haven’t changed, but rather have been strengthened in recent months with the Federal Government continuing to taper bond purchases and the impact that decision has had on mortgage rates.

1. What do you do with all this paperwork?

Each state has different regulations regarding the contracts required for a successful sale, and these regulations are constantly changing. A true Real Estate Professional is an expert in their market and can guide you through the stacks of paperwork necessary to make your dream a reality.

2. Ok, so you found your dream house, now what?

According to the Orlando Regional REALTOR Association, there are over 230 possible actions that need to take place during every successful real estate transaction. Don’t you want someone who has been there before, who knows what these actions are to make sure that you acquire your dream?

3. Are you a good negotiator?

So maybe you’re not convinced that you need an agent to sell your home. However, after looking at the list of parties that you need to be prepared to negotiate with, you’ll realize the value in selecting a Real Estate Professional. From the buyer (who wants the best deal possible), to the home inspection companies, to the appraiser, there are at least 11 different people that you will have to be knowledgeable with and answer to, during the process.

4. What is the home you’re buying/selling really worth?

Not only is it important for your home to be priced correctly from the start, to attract the right buyers and shorten the time that it’s on the market, but you also need someone who is not emotionally connected to your home, to give you the truth as to your home’s value.
According to the National Association of REALTORS“the typical FSBO home sold for $184,000 compared to $230,000 among agent-assisted home sales.”
Get the most out of your transaction by hiring a professional.

5. Do you know what’s really going on in the market?

There is so much information out there on the news and the Internet about home sales, prices, mortgage rates; how do you know what’s going on specifically in your area? Who do you turn to, to tell you how to competitively price your home correctly at the beginning of the selling process? How do you know what to offer on your dream home without paying too much, or offending the seller with a low-ball offer?
“When getting help with money, whether it’s insurance, real estate or investments, you should always look for someone with the heart of a teacher, not the heart of a salesman.” – Dave Ramsey
Hiring an agent who has their finger on the pulse of the market will make your buying/selling experience an educated one. You need someone who is going to tell you the truth, not just what they think you want to hear.

Bottom Line:

You wouldn’t hike up Kilimanjaro without a Sherpa, or replace the engine in your car without a trusted mechanic, why would you make one of your most important financial decisions of your life without hiring a Real Estate Professional?

For more info contact Bernie McDonnell, Realtor, bernie@coloradospringsrealty.biz, 
(719) 659-9482   To search for houses:  www.coloradospringsrealty.biz

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Buying a Home: Should You Do it Now or Later?

Contact Bernie McDonnell, Cherry Creek Properties, for more info:  (719) 659-9492, bernie@coloradospringsrealty.biz.  Look at houses by visiting berniemcdonnell.com

Last month, the Federal Reserve, in a unanimous vote, decided to further decrease its bond purchasing. The bond purchases were the government’s stimulus package created to keep long term mortgage interest rates artificially low in order to help drive the housing market. Most experts believe that tapering will cause interest rates to increase as we move through the year.

Interest rates have remained relatively stable since the onset of the tapering in December. This is probably because the first round of increases had already been ‘priced into’ the equation last summer when rates skyrocketed by over a full percentage point just on the speculation that tapering would take place later in 2013.

However, as we move forward, most analysts believe rates will start to rise culminating in a rate close to a full percentage point higher than current rates by this time next year. For example, Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae, The Mortgage Bankers’ Association and the National Association of Realtors have all recently projected rates to be between 5-5.4% at this time next year.
Bottom Line

If you are a first time buyer or a move-up buyer, the cost of the mortgage on your new home will probably increase as we move through the year. If the timing makes sense, buying sooner rather than later may save you a substantial amount of money over the long term in lower mortgage payments.



Tuesday, November 26, 2013

^^^ WOW! MOVE IN READY NEAR POWERS BLVD ^^^

7635 Stormy Way Colorado springs


3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2 story house in eastern Colorado Springs near Peterson and Barnes. New carpeting, new tile, new kitchen sink, interior completely repainted. Staining of deck to be completed by 10/16. This house is in great condition and shows very well. Easy access to Powers & Military bases. Laura Gilpin park and very large open space are 1/2 block away. Gas fireplace. Washer & dryer included. Walkout to back yard in basement.

Provided courtesy of Bernie McDonnell - Cherry Creek Properties
Hire a positive and proactive Realtor to help you find your next house!
Call or text 719-659-9482 for information on Buyer's Representative Services NO COST TO HOMEBUYERS
Search entire Colorado Springs area MLS for FREE: 
http://www.berniemcdonnell.com/search
Get a FREE report on YOUR HOME'S Value at 
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Friday, September 27, 2013

BRIARGATE OPEN HOUSE Sunday 9/29 from 12-2:00 PRICE REDUCED

 OPEN HOUSE Sunday 9/29 from 12-2:00 PRICE REDUCED  
Beautiful Briargate Home 4 Bedroom 3 Bathroom
8089 Radcliff Dr, Colorado Springs, CO  80920  
presented by Bernie McDonnell, Cherry Creek Properties
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Thursday, August 22, 2013

BRIARGATE OPEN HOUSE SATURDAY AUGUST 24TH FROM 11-2:00


 ***OPEN HOUSE Saturday 8/24 from 11:00 - 2:00***    
Beautiful Briargate Home 4 Bedroom 3 Bathroom
8089 Radcliff Dr, Colorado Springs, CO  80920  
presented by Bernie McDonnell, Cherry Creek Properties
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