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Located in Park County, CO and the Mosquito Mountain Range, Montgomery Reservoir is a high elevation (10,873 feet) manmade lake that sits in a beautiful alpine setting between Alma, Colorado (80420) and Hoosier Pass. It’s located only about ten minutes from Alma.

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Are you thinking about selling your home? If this is your first time going through the selling process, you may be wondering just how well things are going to go. Selling a home is usually a smooth process – there are thousands sold each day – but issues can arise if you're not careful. Let's explore four mistakes that are commonly made by first-time home sellers and how you can avoid them.

 

Trying To Sell Without Experienced Representation

 

The first and most significant mistake that some first-time sellers make is to try to go it alone. Selling a house is a major financial and legal transaction and one where experience is crucial in getting things right. Invest in an agent who has a track record for quick, efficient sales and

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Color psychology is not an exact science, but there are basic principles that marketing pros use to sell everything from greeting cards to automobiles. Much of it has to do with color. Yes, the colors you put on your walls, or on your front door, can help clinch a home sale!

Humans have emotional reactions to color, and sensory perceptions of color are remarkably consistent. Even though individual reactions can vary, it is acknowledged that some colors evoke generally positive response, while others typically generate a negative reaction. Learning the basics of colors can be as simple as studying the color wheel. Forget about the trends, and rely on your own feelings.

Warm and Cool Colors

All colors are derived from three primary hues: Red,

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WHY BEING IN THE MOUNTAINS IS LIKE FALLING IN LOVE

 

We were hiking to the summit of Twin Sisters in Rocky Mountain National Park and I was overcome with this feeling. I was happy. No, more than happy. I was jumping-out-of-my-skin-with-excitement happy. Can’t-stop-smiling happy.

Maybe it was the epic scenery that made me feel this way. Or maybe the noticeably-thin air. Or the promise of climbing to 11,427 feet—not an insignificant elevation for this flatlander. Whatever the reason, my heart was fluttering and I got all warm and mushy inside and I felt as happy as a teenager in puppy love. And then it came to me—being in the mountains feels like falling in love.

Being in the mountains is like falling in love.

Realizing you’re in love may

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Plan your home improvement projects for the New Year early to get a head start on your home to-do list! Consider these tips and inspiration for your home projects this year.

Planning New Year’s Home Projects

It’s a good idea to plan your home improvement projects for the New Year well ahead of time, and even start interior projects during winter months so you’re able to enjoy the summer in Colorado.

Before starting any project, it’s wise to consider a few things, like how long you plan to be in your home and what’s the best return on your investment.  You always want to make sure your home improvement projects not only increase the value of your home, but also improve it’s safety and efficiency.

HOAs and commercial management companies

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 The Do’s and Don’ts after Applying for a Mortgage

 

Once you’ve found the right home and applied for a mortgage, there are some key things to keep in mind before you close. You’re undoubtedly excited about the opportunity to decorate your new place, but before you make any large purchases, move your money around, or make any major life changes, consult your lender – someone who is qualified to tell you how your financial decisions may impact your home loan.

Below is a list of things you shouldn’t do after applying for a mortgage. They’re all important to know – or simply just good reminders – for the process.

1. Don’t Deposit Cash into Your Bank Accounts Before Speaking with Your Bank or Lender. Lenders need to source your money, and cash

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Selling a home in winter is often a slow process. Since many home buyers traditionally hunker down as the temperature drops, particularly during the holidays, home sellers with real estate on the market typically see fewer buyers and lower offers.

That's your typical winter, but this winter is shaping up to be a whole different reality, even a hot seller's market. According to Lawrence Yun, chief economist at the National Association of Realtors®, “It will be one of the best winter sales years ever.”

The coronavirus has changed real estate in a multitude of ways, and perhaps one of the biggest is the sea of buyers who put off buying during the first wave of the pandemic and are now slated to flood the market this winter.

"Sellers will have

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Como was first a hamlet founded by prospectors seeking gold in the 1859 Colorado gold rush. As ranchers homesteaded South Park, Como grew to include a post office, store, saloons and cemetery. The town’s big break came in 1881 when the Denver, South Park & Pacific Railroad (South Park Line) chose Como as their division point. They built a round house, maintenance yards, depot, restaurant and hotel. The population exploded to about 500, with twice that many trains crewmen and passengers in town at any given time.

The South Park Line ran trains through Como south to Buena Vista and Gunnison until a 1910 flood washed out the Trout Creek Pass section. The high line over Boreas Pass, through Breckenridge, then over Fremont Pass to Leadville

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Considering a New Home Next Year? Start Now and Get a Jump on Improving Your Credit Score

In the market for a new home in 2018? With the new year just a few short weeks away, that leaves you with precious little time to get your finances in order. Let's explore a few tips that will help you get a jump on improving your credit score before the end of the year.

Grab A Fresh Copy

The first step is to order a fresh copy of your credit report from one of the major agencies. The Fair Credit Reporting Act allows you to access a free copy of your credit report once every 12 months. So, if you have not ordered a copy recently, it is time to do so. You can access this free service through AnnualCreditReport.com, which is a website recommended by

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