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Boo at the Zoo

by Elizabeth Alexander

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo will come alive with spirit of Halloween when thousands of little superheroes, princesses and pirates attend Boo at the Zoo this October.

Boo at the Zoo is a fun way for families to trick or treat and enjoy Halloween festivities 

in a safe and unique environment, and all of our candy is made with sustainable palm oil to help protect wild orangutans!

Put on your costume and bring y

our trick-or-treat bag and flashlight to the wildest Halloween event in town. It’ll be a frightfully good time!

 

New in 2017: Reserve your spot and save money by purchasing your tickets online in advance. A limited number of tickets are available each night; admission will be $3 more at the gate! Tickets go on sale Monday, September 18.

  • Discounted tickets purchased online (senior discounts and military discounts) will only be valid at the front gate when accompanied by valid form of identification. (For a list of accepted military identifiers please visit cmzoo.org/boo)

The Waldo Waldo 5K

by by Elizabeth Alexander

Image may contain: 9 people, people smiling, stripes and outdoorThe Waldo Waldo 5K is a fun and unique event for people of all-abilities including many first time 5K’ers, families, corporate teams, military teams, firefighters, experienced wheelchair users, and even community members who were deeply affected by the fires. Let’s make 2017 the best Waldo Waldo 5K ever! Food trucks, beer garden, exhibitors, and music when you get done with the 5K!

Costume Included! 
The $35 registration fee comes with a Waldo or Wenda costume kit (characters from the popular "Where's Waldo?" children’s books) that includes a shirt, hat and glasses! The price increases to $40 the morning of the event. 

A Good Cause 
The money raised benefits local nonprofits that support Waldo Canyon restoration, disaster relief and fire recovery, and trails and open space maintenance in Colorado Springs and the surrounding community.

Date:  Saturday, October 21, 2017

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Purely Ponds Parade in Colorado Springs

by Elizabeth Alexander

Parade of Ponds

The 11th Annual Purely Ponds Parade of Ponds is a self-guided charity pond and waterfall tour will be held from 9am-5pm on Saturday and Sunday, June 24th – 25th, 2017. The Parade of Ponds will hold tour stops throughout Colorado Springs and the surrounding area. Proceeds benefit the Boys and Girls Club with a matching donation from Purely Ponds Fine Landscapes. To learn more about the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Pikes Peak Region, visit www.bgcppr.org.

 This is a great chance for serious water gardeners to share their piece of paradise with the public. In addition, this is an excellent community event and opportune time to show our support of the local Boys & Girls Club.

Our ecologically balanced waterscapes facilitate relaxation to the soothing sounds of water, a peaceful panorama of the naturalistic water garden, and a friendly fish community. Purely Ponds Parade of Ponds ticket book with tour maps are just five dollars per ticket and will be available in May online at www.purelyponds.com. Our sponsor, Pioneer Sand Company, also will have tickets books with map available at all three Pioneer Sand locations in Colorado Springs, Monument, and the Black Forest.

For more information about Purely Ponds Fine Landscapes’ ecosystem-friendly water gardening or the Purely Ponds Parade of Ponds, contact Jessica at jessica@purelyponds.com or by phone at 719-896-0038. Please visit our website at www.purelyponds.com. Purely Ponds Fine Landscapes is the local water feature and fine landscapes specialist. We specialize in design and installation of the areas most natural experience in ponds, pondless waterfalls, streams, stone fountains, and also offering xeriscaping, outdoor kitchens, patios and all fine landscaping options. Purely Ponds Fine Landscapes is a member of the Better Business Bureau and the Housing & Building Association.



 

St Jude Dream Home Giveaway

by Elizabeth Alexander

Dream Home Giveaway
Reported by Elizabeth Alexander

Colorado Springs St Jude Dream Home Giveaway St Jude Children’s Research Hospital will give away a new home on June 2017 in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

St Jude Children's Reasearch Hospital Dream Home Giveaway

Tickets for the home and many other prizes will make a difference in the lives of children with cancer. This years home is being built by Covington homes and is located in banning Lewis Ranch.  Last year over $800,000 was raised for St Jude Children's Hospital in Colorado Springs.  Tickets will be available on March 29, 2017 to win a home and other prizes. 

The St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway was created in 1991 by Dr. Donald Mack, a pediatric physician from Shreveport, Louisiana. Dr. Mack has relied on St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital to treat young patients with catastrophic diseases and was the first doctor to send an out-of-state patient to St. Jude. The first St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway house was constructed in Shreveport, Louisiana, and raised $160,000 for the hospital. Since that first giveaway, the St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway in Shreveport has become an annual fundraiser, raising more than $23 million for the hospital.

Today, the St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway is one of the largest single-event fundraisers for St. Jude nationwide and has raised more than $290 million. Thanks to all of the sponsors involved with the St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway program. Your continuous support means families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing and food — because all a family should worry about is helping their child live.

Get your tickets for the Colorado Springs St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway to be eligible to win the house and the Early Bird Prizes.  Thanks to Covington Homes for donating time and materials to help St. Jude kids and for building the beautiful St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway house.

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Roger Herman Recognized as Top 200 Most Powerful Leaders in Real Estate

by Elizabeth Alexander

​Denver, CO  — Roger Herman, President and CEO of Shorewood Real Estate, was recently recognized as one of the top 200 most powerful and influential leaders in real estate by Swanepoel Power 200 for the second year in a row. 

Herman, a well known leader in today’s real estate industry, began his career in 1989 as a licensed REALTOR® and over the years held several management roles, now as the President and CEO of Shorewood Real Estate. Prior to the formation of The Herman Group (THG), Mr. Herman was President of Prudential Florida WCI Realty, an operating subsidiary of the publicly traded company on the NYSE “WCI”. Herman aligned the Prudential brand with WCI on July 1, 1999.

Roger Herman started this company with 60 REALTORS® and 3 offices with approximately $100 million in sales. Over the next 5 years, Herman grew and expanded the company to 32 offices with over 1,500 REALTORS® and employees and a total sales volume of 4.1 billion in 2004.

Following these major accomplishments, Herman ventured off to develop The Herman Group by acquiring Cherry Creek Properties in Denver in 2004, an additional acquisition in South Florida in 2009 and a major expansion in the Las Vegas market. Shorewood Real Estate now operates 9 offices in 3 states (CO, FL and NV) with 400+ REALTORS® and employees. In 2015 and 2016 Shorewood was recognized by Real Trends and RISMedia as one of the top 60 residential real estate brokerages across all brands and companies in the United States. Most recently, Herman was recognized as one of real estates top 200 most powerful and influential leaders in the U.S by Swanepoel Power 200. He currently resides in Denver, CO with his wife and children. 

“Roger’s leadership is one of the biggest reasons I joined the team several years ago," said Eric Estrada, Vice President of Shorewood Real Estate. “His unique business approach sets our products and services apart from our competitor’s and includes our very own luxury digital newspaper. ”

With approximately 400 real estate professionals nationwide, Shorewood Real Estate operates in Colorado, Florida and Nevada. They specialize in residential real estate and worldwide relocation. For more information on joining Shorewood’s growing team of professionals, please contact Elizabeth Alexander at elizabeth.alexander@shorewood.com.

Charity Giving During the Holiday Season

by Elizabeth Alexander

With the holiday season upon us, Secretary of State Wayne Williams asks Coloradans to give generously to their favorite charities but also to give wisely by guarding against scams. "It is important for Coloradans to research the charities they support and trust that their donations are being used prudently," Williams said.

"To this end, we encourage everyone to use CheckTheCharity.com to learn more about their favorite charities before making donations."

Here are the Secretary of State's Top 10 wise giving tips:
1. Ask for the registration number of the charity and paid solicitor.
2. Make a note of the individual caller's first and last name and the name of the telemarketing company that employs the caller.
3. Ask the solicitor how much of the donation will go to the charity, whether the donation is tax deductible, and what charitable programs it will support.
4. If solicited in person, ask for the solicitor's identification and registration number.
5. Resist pressure to give on the spot, whether from a telemarketer or door-to-door solicitor, and beware if they thank you for making a pledge you don't remember making. If you feel uncomfortable, just say, "No, thank you."
6. Do not pay in cash. Donate by check made payable to the charity or use the charity's website to donate by credit card.
7. Make sure you are visiting the official website of the charity you wish to support, and beware of look alike websites, especially if you are asked to provide personal financial information.
8. Research the charity's disclosure and financial statements on the Secretary of State's web site.
9. Be wary if the charity fails to provide detailed information about its identity, mission, finances and how the donation will be used. Reputable charities will gladly provide the information requested.
10. Watch out for charities with names that sound similar to well-known organizations. These sound-alike names are intended to confuse.

Most charities that solicit contributions in Colorado are required to register with the Secretary of State. The registration filings include information about the organization's leadership, mission, financial efficiency, and commercial fundraisers. Paid solicitors that raise funds in Colorado also register, and their disclosure forms show the duration and results of any solicitation campaigns conducted.

Colorado residents may also access the state's annual reports on charitable giving at http://www.sos.state.co.us/pubs/charities/annualReports.html. The reports analyze and illustrate the information reported by registered charities and paid solicitors, most notably the results of the joint solicitation campaigns they conducted during the previous year. 

Consumers should report suspected fraudulent charitable solicitations to the Colorado Secretary of State's Office or the Attorney General's Office.


 

#Monday Market Update

by Elizabeth Alexander

This week we have some good news!  Mortgage rates have risen slightly but are lower than rates a year ago making this a great time to buy a home. Colorado Springs made the top ten "Best Places to Retire in 2016" along with several other Colorado Cities.  Lastly, you can win a home in the 3rd Annual St Jude Home Giveaway in June.

My team is happy to answer any questions about the current real estate market or questions you have on buying or selling in today's market.
 

Mortgage rates have risen slightly but are still far below its level a year ago. 

Good news from mortgage rates.  Rates have risen slightly from 3.58 percent to 3.64 percent but are still lower than last years rates for a 30 year mortgage.  

3rd Annual Colorado Springs St. Jude Home Giveaway

Win a Covington Home on June 10, 2016 values at $350,000.  This years home features 5 bedrooms, 3.5 baths and a tandem 3 car garage with over 3,000 square feet in     the popular Banning Lewis Ranch in northeast Colorado Springs.  The annual fundraiser is the single largest fundraiser for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.  Get your ticket today to win this beautiful home.

Best Places to Retire in 2016  

Colorado Springs made the top Best Places to Retire in 2016 in Forbes Magazine!  Colorado Springs is the place to be!

St Jude Dream Home Giveaway

by Elizabeth Alexander

St Jude Children’s Research Hospital will give away a new home valued at $350,000 on June 10,2016 from 4:30 pm to 7:00 pm on KKTV 11 News in Colorado Springs. Tickets for the home and many other prizes will make a difference in the lives of children with cancer.This years home is being built by Covington homes and is located at 7024 Jagged Rock, Colorado Springs, CO 80927.

Open House weekends begin April 30th so mark your calendars. The 3,100 square foot house features an open floor plan, gourmet kitchen with stainless steel appliances and quartz countertops and finished basement. Get your ticket. The St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway was created in 1991 by Dr. Donald Mack, a pediatric physician from Shreveport, Louisiana. Dr. Mack has relied on St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital to treat young patients with catastrophic diseases and was the first doctor to send an out-of-state patient to St. Jude.

The first St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway house was constructed in Shreveport, Louisiana, and raised $160,000 for the hospital. Since that first giveaway, the St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway in Shreveport has become an annual fundraiser, raising more than $23 million for the hospital. Today, the St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway is one of the largest single-event fundraisers for St. Jude nationwide and has raised more than $290 million. Thanks to all of the sponsors involved with the St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway program. Your continuous support means families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing and food — because all a family should worry about is helping their child live.

Get your tickets for the Colorado Springs St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway to be eligible to win the house and the Early Bird Prize: a five-night trip for two with nonstop airfare and hotel in Riviera Maya, Mexico, courtesy of Apple Vacations and Riu Palace Riviera Maya. Thanks to our builder Covington Homes for donating time and materials to help St. Jude kids and for building the beautiful St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway house.

March Contest Winner!

by Elizabeth Alexander

THANKS.  We are so grateful to have awesome customers!  Thank you so much to everyone who participated in our March Fun Day Quiz contest!

A lot of people participated and the lucky winner for the $25 Olive Garden Gift Card is Bonnie Moss, who answered correctly that the month of March was named after the Roman God Mars.

Thank you to everyone who entered!  You can be a winner too!  Join us for the April contest, where you can win a $25 Gift card to Outback Steakhouse! 

Need help with real estate? Call our home selling team today at 719.337.7611 or visit us online to see what is going on in the real estate industry.

 

February Contest Winner!

by Elizabeth Alexander

THANKS.  We are so grateful to have awesome customers!  Thank you so much to everyone who participated in our February Fun Day Quiz contest!

A lot of people participated and the lucky winner for the $25 Amazon Gift Card is Donna Anders, who answered correctly that the first successful heart transplant occurred in 1967 in the country of  South Africa!

Thank you to everyone who entered!  You can be a winner too!  Join us for the March contest, where you can win a $25 Gift card to PF Changs! 

Need help with real estate? Call our home selling team today at 719.337.7611 or visit us online to see what is going on in the real estate industry.

 

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