Pueblo, CO Real Estate News

By Derek and Mariana Wagner, The Artisan Group - Colorado Springs REALTORS®
(The Artisan Group- Keller Williams Premier Realty )
With front and back yards you’ll be proud to show guests and amenities to enrich your unique lifestyle and needs - this home is YOUR perfect fit! Spread out and enjoy every square inch of your spacious corner lot.  Your privacy is important and the cinder block privacy fence will ensure peace of mind when you relax and take in the morning solitude of your quiet neighborhood .  Host a gathering on your covered patio, if you’re the type to garden or design landscaping - you’ll be glad to have the 8x10 storage shed for your tools and attached one-car garage.  Should you decide to explore area recreation opportunities - know that there’s space on the poured concrete surface at the side of your home to accommodate your boat or RV.  Inside is ample room to work, play and live.  2 bedrooms and...
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By The Legacy Group, The LegacyGroup of CrossCountry Mortgage
(CrossCountry Mortgage)
Veteran’s Home Loans for Pueblo ColoradoIf you are reading this, you or a family member have likely served in our military.  First off, we would like to say a sincere “Thank You” for your service!  We recognize that not only do our Veterans sacrifice by serving, but their families do as well-, and we owe you all a debt of gratitude!One of the best benefits Veterans and their families receive due to their service to our great country is the VA home loan benefits.  We are going to outline just a few of these significant benefits in this article for you. Here are some of the major benefits you may receive by using your VA home loan benefits:*100% financing available- one of the very few loans available with no down payment!*Lower rates available than most loan programs- which saves you mon...
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By The Legacy Group, The LegacyGroup of CrossCountry Mortgage
(CrossCountry Mortgage)
Special Government Home Renovation Loan Program using FHA 203k Rehab Loans in Pueblo Colorado.Many people are not aware of a special government loan program that is part of the Federal Housing Administration or FHA(a department within HUD). A buyer or existing home owner can do meaningful amounts of remodeling or updates to their existing home without having a higher cost second lien thanks to this special FHA loan program.However, this loan program doesn't allow for "luxury items" in your home such as a swimming pool, hot tub, or other accessories. Although, you can repaint, replace flooring and appliances, add a room to an existing structure (which can add to value tremendously as you increase the square feet of your home) as well as remodel cabinetry in kitchens and bathrooms.This lo...
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By RJ Baxter, 303-670-0137
(Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation)
One of the most powerful retirement planning tools available to retirees is the new Pueblo, Colorado Reverse Mortgage. You will no longer have a mortgage payment for the rest of your life with a reverse mortgage, and studies show that retirees with a CO Reverse Mortgage end up with a higher net worth upon their death.The benefits of today’s reverse mortgage on the financial well-being of retirees have been analyzed in recent years through extensive studies. In fact, in one study by Barry and Stephen Sacks shows that while 45% of retirees without a reverse mortgage outlive their money in retirement, only 15% who have a reverse home loan outlive their money. What would it mean for you if you outlive your retirement nest egg in your 80’s or 90’s? Used as a financial planning tool, the CO R...
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By RJ Baxter, 303-670-0137
(Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation)
If you are looking to purchase a home or refinance your VA loan in Pueblo County Colorado using your VA Loan entitlement, the mortgage rate you can get is a huge factor in deciding which lender to work with as well as what your payment will be. Interest rates can sometimes change daily, and can even fluctuate sometimes during the course of single a day. So what determines the VA home loan rates in CO that you can get? All mortgage products are backed by bonds, or securities that are traded on Wall Street like stocks. Mortgage bonds are what back mortgages, including Pueblo County Colorado VA Loans. Mortgage bonds are also called mortgage backed securities. Mortgage backed securities move up and down just like stocks, therefore influencing all mortgage rates including VA Loan Rates CO. N...
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By RJ Baxter, 303-670-0137
(Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation)
Hi my name is RJ Baxter and I'm a VA Mortgage expert here in Colorado. A friend of mine told me years ago that if I wasn't focusing on Pueblo County Colorado VA Mortgages that I was missing a big opportunity to help those who have served our Country.   I took his advice to heart and now my focus is to help those who have their VA eligibility to buy a home or refinance. It's hard to believe, but only 9% of those eligible to use their VA Home Loan benefits to purchase a house do so.   There's many reasons. Many loan officers don't know how to do VA loans, and some banks don't offer them. The VA Loan is such an Great Program for those in Colorado. A few reason why it's so great:   1. 100% financing up to a purchase price of $417,000.   2. Only need a 620 credit score to qualify   3. No mon...
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By RJ Baxter, 303-670-0137
(Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation)
Do you serve our community in Pueblo Colorado as a police officer and are looking to buy a home? Find out more about police officer loan discounts and Pueblo Colorado police officer mortgage loans. Save thousands or tens of thousands when you purchase a home and use these three programs in Pueblo. These programs are the Homes for Heroes program, the Pueblo Home Buyer Tax Credit, or MCC, and the officer next door program. Homes for Heroes In order to honor heroes in our community, we offer the Homes for Heroes program, for those who give so much to make Pueblo an incredible place to live. Pueblo Police Officers are one of the groups that we honor through this program. The HFH program will give you police officer mortgage discounts off you home loan closing costs. By using other HFH netwo...
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By RJ Baxter, 303-670-0137
(Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation)
Police Officers, Fire Fighters, Veterans, Teachers, first responders, and other Heroes in our community can save thousands on their mortgage and real estate transaction through the Homes for Heroes Pueblo Colorado program. The Pueblo Homes for Heroes program honors the heroes in our community who give back so much, providing a more affordable home purchase or refinance. The Hero program enables you to save through using a Pueblo Homes for Heroes lender and to save even more by also teaming up with a Homes for Heroes Realtor in Pueblo. As a lender affiliate, we also have a network of other providers who offer additional discounts on real estate related services including movers, home inspectors, and moving supply companies. Tap into our hero network and you can save our thousands of doll...
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By RJ Baxter, 303-670-0137
(Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation)
Pueblo area USDA loans and 100% financing for Pueblo home loans. Pueblo USDA loans are great for home buyer purchases with 100% financing. A 0% down option payment is available to home buyers looking to purchase homes in Pueblo. Take a look at the qualifications for this: Interest Rates are still competitive compared to both FHA and Conventional Loans. There is 100% financing available with small monthly mortgage insurance (consists of about .30% of loan amounts per year) There are 2 great benefits to a USDA loan: 1. No down payment with 100% financing and 2. A 30 year fixed interest rate. Compare your low MI (Mortgage Insurance) to other loan programs that aren't as low. To find out more about qualifying for a 100% financing USDA loan, read below: In order to qualify for a USDA home lo...
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By Sondra Meyer:, See It. Experience It. Live It.
Destination:  Lake Pueblo State Park, Colorado.  Even though it is near the end of September and the weather is starting to cool down, this weekend was great weather to be out on the lake.  Not too hot, not too cold, not too windy.  Just perfect.  The Lake Pueblo Reservoir at the Lake Pueblo State Park is about an hour south of Colorado Springs.  It is a popular water sport and fishing destination.  The Reservoir has over 60 miles of shore line and about 4,500 acres of surface water.   There are two marinas.     Boats docked at the South Shore Marina     We used the boat ramp at the North Shore Marina.  I enjoyed seeing the different boats almost as much as I did being out on the water.  This weekend people were out on jet skis, people were water skiing, and lot of people were fishing. ...
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Lots of holiday events happening in Pueblo.  Here’s a sample: Tickets are still available for the Nutcracker BalletFri, Dec 3, 7:30pmSat, Dec 4, 2:00pmSat, Dec 4, 7:30 pmSun Dec 5, 2:00pm $10 Adults, $8 seniors & children, Tickets 295-7222Sangre de Cristo Ballet TheaterArts Center Theater First Friday Art WalkVisit the Helen T. White Galleries for First Fridays! See items from the King Collection of Western Art, and artwork by Buffalo Kaplinski, Anna Grossnickle Hines, David McKean, Fran Dodd and from over 70 artists featured in the 43 Annual Own Your Own Holiday Art Show & Sale.Galleries open until 9 pm Friday, Dec. 3 Yule Love It DowntownYule Love It Downtown, lets you enjoy the holidays in old fashioned style. Downtown Pueblo will come alive with art, performers and great holiday sho...
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In a previous blog, I talked about a new community in Pueblo called Walking Stick Vistas.  This year, one of the homes scheduled in the Parade of Homes was to be a home in this new community.  Unfortunately, the home was never finished in time for the Parade (and it's still not finished).  Yesterday, there was a ground breaking at that location for a newly branded community (now called Panorama at Pueblo, see:  http://imaginepanorama.com) with Denver-based Capital Pacific Homes starting a couple of spec, patio-style homes.  I am excited that investors and builders are optimistic about Pueblo's future.  I am a bit disappointed that the Tuscan-style vision of Walking Stick Vistas has gone away since it would have been something unique in Pueblo.  Vacant lots in Panorama at Pueblo are in t...
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End of Daylight Savings Time Don't forget, clocks fall back an hour on Sunday, November 7.  Be prepared for a dark drive home from work starting next week. It's a good idea to change the batteries in your smoke detectors when you change from/to daylight savings time. Thank a Veteran! The following Veterans Day activities are scheduled for downtown Pueblo.  Please thank a veteran on Veterans day and everyday! - Pueblo Chieftain Veterans Day Parade November 6, at 10am, Union Avenue Historic District. The Pueblo Chieftain Veteran's Day Parade, "Pueblo's Salute to the Spirit of Our Veterans," hosted annually by the Greater Pueblo Chamber of Commerce, will take place Saturday, November 6, at 10am beginning at Union Avenue and "B" Street, heading down Union Avenue to 1st Street, left on 1st S...
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Colorado's largest gun show comes to Pueblo this weekend!  The Tanner Gun show will be at the Colorado State Fairgrounds in the Kitchen Kraft Bldg/Agriculture Palace.  You can browse through approx. 500 tables of guns, knives, and accessories such as ammunition, hunting and fishing equipment, outdoor gear, military surplus, gun safes, and so much more! Admission $8/day2 Day Pass $1212 and under free Free Parking! For more info and to get a $2.00 off coupon see:  http://tannergunshow.com/pueblo_customer.html.
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It's hard to believe that we are starting the last quarter of 2010.  Where did the year go? Here are some of the fun things happening this weekend. All Pueblo Reads All Pueblo Reads 2010 kicks off Oct. 1 & 2 "All Pueblo Reads" is a project designed to get everyone in Pueblo reading and discussing the same book, at the same time (the month of October); promoting dialogue across social, cultural, and generational lines.  The 2010 project features 2007 National Book Award winner, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian by Sherman Alexie. There are special events occurring all month to celebrate All Pueblo Reads.  For more info see:  http://www.pueblolibrary.org/ We are lucky to have the VIP Kickoff Reception with local artist Ed Posa, on Friday, Oct. 1 at 7 p.m. at our own Pueblo W...
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Every year Pueblo celebrates the harvest of the Mira Sol Chile with the Loaf ‘N Jug Chile & Frijoles Festival.  The festival was created as a fall event to promote the area's agriculture, especially its home-grown chilies and pinto beans.  This fun event now draws over 100,000 visitors.  The festival features a farmer's market (where you can stock up on roasted chilies), battle of the bands, Hot-to-Trot 5K-run/2 mile-walk, jalapeno eating contest, chili & salsa showdown, continuous entertainment, street vendors, and so much more!  The Chile & Frijoles Festival is a MUST SEE! Location:  The festival will take place in downtown Pueblo, on Union Avenue between 1st and "B" Streets. Festival hours: Friday, 3pm-11pmSaturday, 10am-11pmSunday, 10am-6pm Cost: $2 per person; children under 12 are...
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This is the last weekend for the Colorado State Fair at the Pueblo fairgrounds.  See last week's blog for more info. If you are going to be in Colorado Springs this weekend, stop by the 34th annual Colorado Balloon Classic at Memorial Park off Pikes Peak Avenue between Hancock Ave. and Union Blvd near the shores of Prospect Lake.  Mass ascensions with over 100 balloons are scheduled for Saturday, Sunday and Monday (Sep 4-6) mornings with a Balloon Glo® scheduled for Saturday and Sunday evenings.  A variety of concessions will be available and entertainment is provided during each event.  Admission is FREE!  For event times and other info see: http://www.balloonclassic.com/. I hope you have a safe and happy Labor Day holiday.
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Can you believe it?  It's time for the 2010 Colorado State Fair!  This year's State Fair (the 138th Colorado State Fair!) promises to have great entertainment along with the usual rodeos, 4-H demonstrations, parades, roller derby, livestock shows, exhibit halls, demolition derby, creative arts, bands, carnival rides, food, concerts, and so much more!  There truly is something for everybody!  For more info and special event times/fees see: http://www.coloradostatefair.com. Here is the general info: Location:   Colorado State Fair Grounds, 1001 Beulah Ave. in Pueblo Fairground Hours:  August 27 through September 6, 2010 Open 10 a.m. - midnight  (Note: exhibit halls and buildings may close before midnight)Carnival rides, Monday-Friday 2 p.m. - 11 p.m.Carnival rides, Saturday-Sunday & Labor...
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By Patty Clark, Helping Families Move with Care
(Morningside Homes, LLC 720-231-5200)
The Colorado State Fair is an old fashioned country fair.  Pueblo is only a 2 hour beautiful drive from Denver. Great for the family especially at these reduced rates.   Monday, August 02, 2010 Denver   $16 for 4 Weekend Admissions to the Colorado State Fair ($32 Value) | View Deal   $32 50% $16 value discount you save   The Company | The Colorado State Fair1001 Beulah AvenuePueblo, CO 81004 5% of your purchase will be donated to the school or preschool of your choice. Earn more money for your school by getting other parents in on the deal - let them know by just forwarding this email! | And now there's a new way to earn even more points for your school: Get Started Now! Remember the county fairs when you were a child? Pony rides, baking contests, cowboys, country band performances-the ...
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The 2010 National Little Britches Rodeo Finals will be held at the Colorado State Fair Grounds in Pueblo, July 26 through July 31.  Rodeos will be held twice daily at 9:00AM and 6:00PM with the Championship Round held Saturday, July 31, at 10:00AM.  General Admission is $5.00.  Tuesday night is Military Appreciation night - Active Military and their family get in FREE!  See http://www.nlbra.com/ for more info. Join in the fun and watch these incredible athletes strut their stuff in events from Goat Tail Untying and Barrel Racing to Bull Riding and Roping. Deb Jones, your Pueblo West real estate specialist
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