Pueblo, CO Real Estate News

By Bonnie Marie DeWolfe
(Eagle Ridge Signatures Inc.)
It's Birthday party time at our house again. When my older kids were little, I did a couple of birthday parties here at home, then I had a huge mess to clean up, that's when we decided we would start having thier parties somewhere else. So over the last 18 years we've had parties at the Pizza places, skating rink, bowling alleys etc. This year my baby turns 9. She has said she wanted to be a vetrinarian since she was 3. I went online and was checking into places for a party and came across the Pueblo Zoo. I would've never thought about the Zoo for a birthday party.  So I called and talked to Sunny Davis. she sent me all the info via email and I looked it over and called right back with my credit card info and booked the party. They have 3 basic party plans: If you want to do your own de...
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and that's usually the best place in town to eat. I have 2 local places that I love, for Mexican food.  The first is located in an old bldg that reminds you of a 1950's cafe and is located near the steel mill.  It's where most of the mill workers go for lunch.  It's called the "Mill Stop Cafe". It's not fancy, owned by the same family forever, and the family works it.  By your 5th or 6th time there, they know your name and pretty much what you at least want to drink. They serve typical mexican fare, tacos (on homemade shells), burritos smothered in red or green chile....LOVE thier green chili! They still give you a sopapilla at the end of the meal along with a bottle of honey and a shaker of cinnamon and sugar. They have the most incredible stuffed sopapillas! And all their guacamole an...
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By Dena Stevens, Putting The Real Into Realtor Since 2004
(Rocky Mountain Realty )
Charles Goodnight must have inspired every Western novel and movie ever made. He was the inventor of the Chuck Wagon, famous rancher and trail driver. Charles mediated for the Kiowa, Comanches and the United States Army. Developer of innovative methods of ranching, and the Polled Angus cow. The cow is a cross breed of an American Buffalo and Cattolo. The Goodnight College in Texas was founded by Charles and his wife Mary Ann Dyer. A local Elementary school also bears the name. The Goodnight barn stands a few feet from highway 96 on the edge of Pueblo at the bottom Lake Pueblo Reservoir. The rocks for the walls were harvested from the area. The barn is on the National Register of Historic places and is open to the public by appointment. The barn and the rest of the ranch are part of the ...
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By ooooo kkkkk
(Builder's Eye Home Inspections)
 Seller inspections (sometimes referred to as pre-listing inspections) are becoming more popular because they virtually eliminate all the pitfalls and hassles associated with waiting to do the inspections until a buyer is found.  In many ways, waiting to schedule inspections until after a home goes under agreement, is too late.  Seller inspections are arranged and paid for by the seller, usually just before the home goes on the market.  The seller is the inspector's client.  The inspector works for the seller and generates a report for the seller.  The seller then typically makes multiple copies of the report and shares them with potential buyers that tour the home for sale.  Seller inspections are a benefit to all parties in a real estate transaction.  They are a win-win-win-win.  Adv...
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By Dena Stevens, Putting The Real Into Realtor Since 2004
(Rocky Mountain Realty )
I went out on property today. In some parts of the world that means the same thing as going out on tour or caravan. But when you go out on property you put on your boots and you walk pins or borders of a property. You take plot maps and even sometimes a compus, seriously I keep one in my purse. For me this is a great way to connect with nature and clear my head. Although today my head was full of allergies. Please look at http://activerain.com/blogsview/54757/16165-W-Hwy-96      http://activerain.com/blogsview/54745/123-Acres-Hwy-96 Think Like a Tree by Karen I. ShraggSoak up the sunAffirm life's magicBe graceful in the windStand tall after a stormFeel refreshed after it rainsGrow strong without noticeBe prepared for each seasonProvide shelter to strangersHang tough through a cold spell...
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By Dena Stevens, Putting The Real Into Realtor Since 2004
(Rocky Mountain Realty )
This weekend I've been working a booth at the Pueblo Association of Home Builders Home and Garden Show. The weather has been better than expected and the crowds are terrific. Donna Phillips is representing President Homes and I'm along for the ride. It's been a great way to meet people, see new services and just have a great time.    Shelley the "Rag Lady" Pam Simmons from PAHB and Allied Building Supply clowning around with Dan Wiebe from PAHB and Liberty Hearing Center of Pueblo.     Crystal from Domega HomesPaul Hubert from Eco Structure 
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By Dena Stevens, Putting The Real Into Realtor Since 2004
(Rocky Mountain Realty )
In the middle of Pueblo just off of I-25 on the corners of 5th and Main is Pueblo's Old Federal Building. Once a court house where those on trail would be brought up the back stairs to avoid mixing with the public. Today this building is used as an office building. Besides the Espresso Shop and the 5th Street Art Gallery you will find counseling offices, Liberty Hearing Center, TNT Security, a hair salon and Colorado Western Real Estate. Soon the old brass front mail boxes will be taken out and replaced with a white linen restaurant.   The old court room can now be rented for weddings and parties >        02/15/2007
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By Dena Stevens, Putting The Real Into Realtor Since 2004
(Rocky Mountain Realty )
Art is not the first thing you think about when you think of Pueblo Colorado. Most people think of the Federal Citizen Information commercials we use to see in the middle of the night. And Pueblo is well worth the stop if you are looking for food. But there is art here in Pueblo and just about anywhere if you stop and look for it.                                                                                                                       Some times just looking up with give you an eyefull.              
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By Dena Stevens, Putting The Real Into Realtor Since 2004
(Rocky Mountain Realty )
Four retired guys were walking down the street in Ft. Meyers, Florida when they saw a sign that said, "Old Timer's Bar" "All Drinks 10 Cents!"They looked at each other, then went in, thinking this is too good to be true.The old bartender said in a voice that carried across the room, "Come on in and let me pour one for you! What'll it be, Gentlemen?"All four asked for a martini. In short order, the bartender served up four iced martinis, shaken, not stirred, and said, "That'll be 10 cents each, please."The four men stared at the bartender for a moment, looked at each other....then paid the 40 cents.After the second round, which cost them under a dollar, their curiosity got the best of them. Finally, one of the men said, "How can you afford to serve martinis as good as these for only a di...
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By Dena Stevens, Putting The Real Into Realtor Since 2004
(Rocky Mountain Realty )
If you live in Pueblo West you have come to know the word Shale. It's hard to escape. If you buy a lot to build on part of the inspection process is hiring a back hoe and digging a hole. This hole will tell the builder if the lot is build able. The county health department then inspects the hole and decides if and what kind of septic system can be put in and at what price. ShaleFrom Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaShale is a fine-grained sedimentary rock whose original constituents were clays or muds. It is characterized by thin laminae breaking with an irregular curving fracture, often splintery and usually parallel to the often-indistinguishable bedding plane. This property is called fissility. Non-fissile rocks of similar composition but made of particles smaller than 1/16 mm are des...
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By Dena Stevens, Putting The Real Into Realtor Since 2004
(Rocky Mountain Realty )
 Pueblo Building Permits for December 2006Pueblo West 35 Total of 660 for 2006 88%                                              Colorado City / Rye 3 Total of 33 for 2006 8%Hatchet Ranch 1 Total of 13 1% Averages for Residential Solds in the Last 6 monthsAverage price in Pueblo $122,716 avg 110 daysAverage price in P.W. $184,249  avg 119 days
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By Dena Stevens, Putting The Real Into Realtor Since 2004
(Rocky Mountain Realty )
 I write a lot about Pueblo and So. Colorado. It's culture, sights and history are diverse. Pueblo has had 5 nations flags fly over it. The result of all of this is great food! OK, there might be other benefits to living in the area, but food is at the top of my list. If it is a holiday in Pueblo you count on tamales and potica. Below is an article published in the Pueblo Chieftain. Lisa Everitt publishes in The Denver Post. Melting-pot Christmas is Pueblo in a nut shell                                                By Lisa Everitt Special to The Denver Post Article Created: 12/12/2006 11:06:10 PM MSTIn Pueblo, the best place to buy a Slovenian pastry is at an Italian market. You eat it at Christmas with tamales. That's Pueblo in a nutshell. The pastry in question is potica. You say it...
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By Dena Stevens, Putting The Real Into Realtor Since 2004
(Rocky Mountain Realty )
Unless you are willing to get off of I-25 as you travel threw Pueblo you may never know that cleverly hidden in Pueblo Colorado is Pueblo Reservoir. Walk, Nap, Bike, Hike, Ride, Swim, Boat, Sail, Ski, Watch, Learn, Study, Fish, Fly a Kite, Photograph, Draw, Paint, Pa ruse, Read, Sleep.  Taken 1-9-07  For more information about the area: http://www.pueblowestmetro.com/devel/index.phphttp://www.coloradocountybirding.com http://www.pueblowestview.com/about/ http://www.recreation.gov/
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By Dena Stevens, Putting The Real Into Realtor Since 2004
(Rocky Mountain Realty )
In a city of only 125,000 Pueblo has more than it's fare share of celebrities. Football professional Dutch Clark, after whom a local stadium is named. Nationally Syndicated radio personality Wolfman Jack The home of heros, Pueblo, Colorado is the only city in America with FOUR living recipients of our Nation's highest award for heroism in combat, the Medal of Honor. The four: William J. Crawford (WWII), Carl L. Sitter and Raymond G. Murphy (Korea) and Drew D. Dix (Vietnam) are a source of both pride and inspiration to the men, women and children of the city.Pueblo can also call Ralph Levy a son. Professor Levy taught music at the local college for years. He was also a reportable member of the famous Glenn Miller Orchestra.Last week I was asked to do a C.M.A. on a house Ralph once lived ...
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By Dena Stevens, Putting The Real Into Realtor Since 2004
(Rocky Mountain Realty )
Most people when meeting each other for the first time use a typical: hello, hi, howdy, how are you, hola, G'day. But in Pueblo they natives greet each other like you have never or heard seen before. "Hi, where did you go to school?" This happens almost every time I meet someone new in Pueblo. Many "outsiders" do not find this a heart warming experience. But to the locals it identifies you, your family and your relationship to the town. If you went to Central High School for instance then you know the history and the rivalry that has been going on with Centennial High since 1892. The bell game in Pueblo is of historical significance. If you attended East High your rivalry is with South High. Bell Game   Most Colorado high school football players don't play in front off 12,500 fans durin...
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By Dena Stevens, Putting The Real Into Realtor Since 2004
(Rocky Mountain Realty )
 Tonight, 11-25-06 was the Parade of Lights in Pueblo, Colorado. A tradition that has been going on longer than anyone can remember. It starts on Colorado Blvd and Abriendo and traveled down to H.A.R.P. other wise known as the Historic Arkansas River Project. There were very few bands but lots and lots of floats. The Eagles to local Realtors decked out semi trucks, wreckers and flat beds. Every twinkle light in Pueblo must have been lined up on 73 floats to show off for the local crowd. Groups that participated: Pueblo Police Honor GuardPueblo Fire DepartmentBoard of Water WorksRoncalli Middle SchoolWest Pueblo Saddle ClubWells Fargo Country 4H Pups and Hound ClubU.S. Post Office Co. State Fair PrincessElks # 90Bells Fort Freetrapers& Muzzle Loadersand so many more. Thank you Melanie Os...
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By Dena Stevens, Putting The Real Into Realtor Since 2004
(Rocky Mountain Realty )
Pueblo has been known for years and years as ‘Steel City'. The mill is  the root of the city and it's hard to miss when passing by on the freeway. There is a lot more to Pueblo than the mill, but it has had such an impact on the city and it's residence. The ‘Steel City Diner' to the ‘SC Insurance Company' there is no denying Pueblo is Steel City. Steel mill mulling new rail facility Lengths would be tops in nation. Pueblo's Rocky Mountain Steel venture would make pieces up to 480 feet long, done now only in Europe. By Kimberly S. Johnson Denver Post Staff Writer Article Last Updated:10/30/2006 11:03:04 PM MST Rocky Mountain Steel Mills is considering building a new rail mill in Pueblo. The mill, which would replace the existing facility, would be the first in the nation capable of maki...
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By Dena Stevens, Putting The Real Into Realtor Since 2004
(Rocky Mountain Realty )
Daily I get asked about:How is using P.V.'s going to effect somebodies electric bill? Is installing P.V's worth the additional costs? When will I break even? How did Prop 37 really effect consumers? My best answer is to call your local supplier of electricity. Aquila is required to furnish reversable meters upon request, Excel is not required. If you are on Excel,  Aquila MAY buy your Energy Credits. Yes, it is very possible to go completely off grid, but if the power company is required to buy your energy from you why would you want to be completely off grid? And what if you needed the extra power for some reason? From the Solar Energy Blog - AQUILA ELECTRIC BILLS MAY INCREASE 1 PERCENT STARTING SEPT. 1 TO RECOVER COSTS OF POPULAR RENEWABLE ENERGY PROGRAMCustomers flock to sign up to c...
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