Canon City, CO Real Estate News

By Dena Stevens Coriz, Putting The Real Into Realtor Since 2004
(Rocky Mountain Realty )
Real Estate agents are people too! We have families, make dinner, have to walk the dogs and bury our loved ones. When a client calls making requests or making demands I try my best to accommodate them. This weekend somebody I cared for passed away. I came upon the crash and it took me a minute to see that I knew people in the car. When I explained to a calling client I was busy, somebody passed he said: "I'm sorry but..." He wanted me to accommodate him and his needs without considering I had immediate needs even after I told him it was a bad time. Our agreement has ended. And if I have reason to speak to him again I will but it's going to be difficult to do with a smile on my face. Rest in Peace "Pops" 
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By Dena Stevens Coriz, Putting The Real Into Realtor Since 2004
(Rocky Mountain Realty )
This is my real estate page. I talk about real estate here. And real estate is so much more than helping people buy or sell properties. Did you know that the Real Estate Commission is set up to protect the public? Did you know that the association of Realtors and the MLS are 2 different boards?   I am on the local MLS board. I go to a meeting at least once a month, sometimes there are multiple meetings a month. Today's meeting was just over 3 hours. I volunteer to do this - I don't get paid for getting up early and sitting in what may be a long boring meeting. There are no donuts there, no coffee. A dozen or so agents, appraisers and association staff gather to make sure we are self-regulating and doing the right thing for our community.   If you are working with or hiring a real estat...
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By Dena Stevens Coriz, Putting The Real Into Realtor Since 2004
(Rocky Mountain Realty )
 One of the most unusual lots in the Canon City area. This flag lot would give this HDR , multi-family lot, privacy. Your friends may have a hard time finding you because it's surrounded by multifamily houses. Contact Fremont County Zoning or Canon City governments for more details about the possibilities. Near the intersection of 15th Street and Washington, less than a mile North of the fire station. Ask about the neighboring lot, 1380 Washington Street. www.realestatecoloradostyle.com Dena Stevens Realtor 719 315-5050 Rocky Mountain Realty LLC Canon City, Penrose, Florence, Cotopaxi & Fremont county information http://www.realestatecoloradostyle.com For free no obligation listings to be sent to your email: http://www.realestatecoloradostyle.co... Want to list your property for sale? h...
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By Dena Stevens Coriz, Putting The Real Into Realtor Since 2004
(Rocky Mountain Realty )
I've been blogging on Active Rain since 2006 and it has never, ever occured to me to answer the question I get asked often."How you you pronounce the name Canon City?" The name of the Fremont County seat and largest city is Canon City. Pronounce it "Canyon"  Population between 16,000 - 17,000. There is some debate why the name is spelled the way it is. Is Can~on City written with a Spanish influence or was it a misspelling? Since nobody was there video taping the history of the town we will probably never really know. So the answer is subject to whom you ask. Locals, natives and those of us that are simi-native simply say "Canon" and delete the "City" part of the name. Fremont County also has a "Florence" a small town of almost 4000 people. Approx 8 miles from Canon City. Known as "The ...
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By Paula Bradfield, Your Salida Colorado area Realtor Team
(Bradfield Ramsey Group)
Listings to Leads - eFlyers                  Trophy Home near Salida     For Sale     View the Property Details, Photos, Map & School information here!   1025 Dave Dr Canon City, CO 81212   Bedrooms: 3 | Bathrooms: 2 full, 2 half | List Price: $ Get Current Price | 4624 square feet   The Monte Vista is a luxury home on 35 acres in lovely Tallahassee Colorado. The Monte Vista is not "just" a home. It is a lifestyle statement.This magnificent 4624 sf home is nestled in rolling hills with abundant wildlife and views in every direction. The home took 10 years of planning and the finished home was worth the wait. Monte Vista was designed as a Colorado indoor-outdoor home with multiple private indoor and outdoor living spaces. A few features include in-floor heat, oversized 3 car garage, wine...
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By Dena Stevens Coriz, Putting The Real Into Realtor Since 2004
(Rocky Mountain Realty )
Mountain property that backs to State land. Variety of topography, some flat, sloped, rock out cropping and hilly areas. At the end of the cul-de-sac. Surrounded by Gardner Peak, Loco Mt, Green Mt and Grill Hill. Few neighbors, cattle grazing, prong horn antelope, deer and elk. Seller says there is/was an un-adjudicated spring on the property. Gated community with few restrictions. HOA collects for road maintenance. Fremont County Building Codes apply.From Hwy 9 take CR 2 Tallahassee road for approx 9.5 miles. Stay on CR 2, at the bottom of Cottonwood Pass stay straight on CR 21. Proceed to the South TBAR gate, Tallahassee to Walker Way to Elk Run. Property is at the end of Elk Run. www.realestatecoloradostyle.com Dena Stevens Realtor 719 315-5050 Rocky Mountain Realty LLC Canon City, P...
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By Dena Stevens Coriz, Putting The Real Into Realtor Since 2004
(Rocky Mountain Realty )
This home is on it's own land and sits near the end of a dead end street, across from a public park. Country Garden Estates is a 55+ community in Canon City, no park fees. The 2 out door spaces and SHED invite you to spend time out side. The low maintenance yard will leave you time to do the things you want to do instead of mowing and watering. Appliances, window coverings included. The vinyl windows are double pain and easy to clean. The kitchen cabinets and water heater are newer. The house has central air. South Street is on the North side of Country Garden Estates.Take Orchard North past Central then turn right onto South Street. Financing options available.www.realestatecoloradostyle.com Dena Stevens Realtor 719 315-5050 Rocky Mountain Realty LLC Canon City, Penrose, Florence, Coto...
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By Dena Stevens Coriz, Putting The Real Into Realtor Since 2004
(Rocky Mountain Realty )
American author Zane Grey wrote epic Western Novels. Avid readers still read his works today. He brought the “real West” to life. And I get regular phone calls from his readers. His fans want to live in the real West. The horses, the sunsets, the drama, the self reliance, the integrity and the joy.Fremont County lives by The Code of the West inspired by Zane Grey. http://www.fremontco.com/dot/codeofthewest.shtml It’s funny to me how many potential buyers contact me and tell me this is the life they want then go into great detail about what else they expect. They want to grow vegetables, raise Jersey cows, expect high speed internet and clear mobile service. I’m not really going to dissolve their dreams but I’m going to give them a dose of reality from my point of view. Remember the TV c...
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By Dena Stevens Coriz, Putting The Real Into Realtor Since 2004
(Rocky Mountain Realty )
Grandmas Antique Tchotchkes We’ve all heard the stories about how the millennials don’t want our stuff anymore. They don’t want the responsibility, to pay insurance on it, to store it or anything else.  Friends, Neighbors and Clients have all told me their stories about how their kids don’t want the silver tea set, aunties china set or grandma’s tchotchkes (trinkets). This includes me. My niece and nephew really aren’t interested in the family furniture from the 1880’s. Nor the picture of the family members that originally used that furniture. My front room has 4 boxes of Christmas Village pieces, a box of porcelain figurines and other stuff. Friends have given me these things because their family didn’t want them and they want them to go to somebody who will “appreciate them”.  You kno...
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By Dena Stevens Coriz, Putting The Real Into Realtor Since 2004
(Rocky Mountain Realty )
Copied from my Face Book page.                                                                                 Listen :1) If you're buying property it is VITALLY important to use a local lender. (Where ever you're buying) It's not only that I have them on speed dial already, it's to protect you! Local lenders use local appraisers (very important) Local appraisers don't need to use a GPS to find the property. If they need a GPS how well do they know the market, the area and the things happening in the area?2) Local lenders have local processors, underwriters and maybe even a local board of directors. These people know the area too. They probably drive past the property you're trying to purchase. 3) If you chose a lender that is out of area or out of state I'd bet my Beanie (my dog) that ...
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By Dena Stevens Coriz, Putting The Real Into Realtor Since 2004
(Rocky Mountain Realty )
The Hard Good Buy (Bye) I’ve been putting the ‘real’ into Realtor since 2004. And in that time I’ve had 2 buyers pass during the transaction. And I had an agent call me tonight that had one of her buyers pass today. It’s tough to take, both of mine shook me up. After all, nobody expects the person you’re working with to die.  The first time a man and his daughter signed all the documents to buy and were under contract. They left to go back to their home state to pack. He (dad) said he wanted to be in Colorado when he passed. Long story short he never made it back. His daughter completed the contract and moved to Colorado. She moved into the house and knew her father would be happy about it. He was there in spirit in both our minds.  The second man and his son were looking for vacant lan...
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By Dena Stevens Coriz, Putting The Real Into Realtor Since 2004
(Rocky Mountain Realty )
With all the automated systems around today for real estate, many people are more interested in the act of signing their name on a contract than the contract itself. In Colorado many agents use the same system. At the bottom of each document the buyers and / or sellers can select font, save and accept. It’s amazing how fast that process happens sometimes.  All of my correspondence goes out with an email similar to this in the body to the email:  Attached are the needed documents to purchase the property you`ve decided to make an offer on. Please review, select font, save and accept your signature. If you have any questions feel free to contact me prior to signing. Please double check that your name and contact information are correct and that there are no other mistakes or errors. Many ...
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By Dena Stevens Coriz, Putting The Real Into Realtor Since 2004
(Rocky Mountain Realty )
If you’re purchasing property in Colorado you need to pay attention to ALL the dates & deadlines in section 3 of the Contract to Buy and Sell CBS1-6-15. Everything on this contract is an intricate part of the process. SpecificallyI want to talk about Section 3.27 in regards to the Property Insurance Objection.  Most of my buyers say something like “oh, I’ll just call the insurance company I’m using now” That’s a great place to start, absolutely call your current company. But most agents I know will recommend calling a few companies. Why?  Not all insurance companies can insure the property you’re trying to purchase. It may be too far away from a fire department. The property may have a long history of claims. And these insurance companies may or may not be able to include your vehicles ...
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By Dena Stevens Coriz, Putting The Real Into Realtor Since 2004
(Rocky Mountain Realty )
Inspired by Teri Isner : http://activerain.com/blogsview/5060164/understanding-home-inspection-repair-requests Teri Isner broke down the property inspection into great detail. She brought up some great points. Basically, what’s important to the buyer. And what’s unnecessary and might kill the deal.  In my opinion (and I’m not a property inspector or appraiser, nor play one on TV) The property inspection should be looked at in 3 ways.  What is an appraiser going to object to! Things that are health and safety issues really should be a priority. Broken or inoperable windows Torn or missing flooring Missing hand rails Peeling paint inside and outside Furnace issues Water heater issues Roofing issues And in some cases how the appliances work As well as other things. Each loan type and / or ...
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By Dena Stevens Coriz, Putting The Real Into Realtor Since 2004
(Rocky Mountain Realty )
Sellers Double Check Your Listing Sellers are you reading the listing for your property? It doesn’t matter if it’s vacant land, residential or commercial property. If it’s on the multiple listing service (MLS) you want to make sure your property is presented in the best possible way. I’m not suggesting your write you own property description or take your own pictures. These are things you probably or should have asked about prior to signing your listing agreement with your agent.  Recently in my market I saw an MLS listing for an upper end house where the agent said there were no bathrooms. Now this is obviously an over site but somebody should have caught the mistake. Another HIGH end (7 figures) property had photos that were taken with the drapes closed and no flash on the camera. Hon...
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By Dena Stevens Coriz, Putting The Real Into Realtor Since 2004
(Rocky Mountain Realty )
BLM! VIEWS! Approx 72.2 acres surrounded on 3 sides by BLM. Watch for deer, elk, bear and more. Panoramic VIEWS! The property is wooded, rock out-croppings, has a driveway, has a gate, at the end of the road - SO it's private! HOA collects yearly for road maintenance.Directions: Hwy 50 West out of Canon City to hwy 9 then North to CR 2 (Tallahassee Rd) Left onto CR 2 then left onto Century Rd. Stay left at the Y and continue to the end of the road. The road is maintained but 4 wheel drive is recommended when snow is possible.www.realestatecoloradostyle.com Dena Stevens Realtor 719 315-5050 Rocky Mountain Realty LLC Canon City, Penrose, Florence, Cotopaxi & Fremont county information http://www.realestatecoloradostyle.com For free no obligation listings to be sent to your email: http://...
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By Dena Stevens Coriz, Putting The Real Into Realtor Since 2004
(Rocky Mountain Realty )
Short blog post : I bit the Google bug. My new phone number is 719 315-5050. The old number still works for now but if you would kindly start using the new number I'd appreciate it. Thank you! 
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By Dena Stevens Coriz, Putting The Real Into Realtor Since 2004
(Rocky Mountain Realty )
Oak Creek Grade Canon City Colorado 81212. Take CR 143 from Elm Street and 4th and head South approx 10 miles. Go on a dry clear day - there are no guard rails!  
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By Dena Stevens Coriz, Putting The Real Into Realtor Since 2004
(Rocky Mountain Realty )
 Rocky Mountain Realty  Rocky Mountain Realty is happy to announce that it is expanding and opening an office in Canon City. Suzy Lucero and Shawn Martinez have announced with the success of their Pueblo office they are expanding to Canon City and Fremont County. Dena Stevens is the first local agent to join Rocky Mountain Realty.. We felt it was time for a new kind of Real Estate Company. We are locally owned and operated, so earned profits stay in our local community, not sent to another state. We strive to use local business whenever possible. Since we are not a franchised company, we have the freedom to implement new ideas and strategies.  Negotiations for office space are in the works and will be announced soon.  
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