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Colorado is one of the hottest real estate markets in the country. To navigate it successfully, you need inside information. Join real estate agents Erin Spradlin and James Carlson each week as they share insights into the Denver, Colorado Springs, and surrounding markets, how to win deals in a competitive situation and what developments are changing these cities and the state. Whether you're investing in Airbnb and short-term rentals, house hacking for financial freedom or simply wanting to ...
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On this episode of the Colorado Real Estate Podcast, hosts James and Erin discuss: New development coming to Colorado Springs in 2024, including the Sunset Amphitheatre and new apartment housing in downtown Colorado Springs. How homeowners get to retirement with 40 times the wealth of renters. Illegal Pete's, mission-style burrito shop, is finally …
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Co-host Kevin returns for this week's podcast, and he and Bob catch up on recent events. They also discuss winter hiking etiquette, and avalanche danger, mountain lion management, a new El Paso County nature center, movie suggestions and more. CPW SE Region Mountain Lion Management meetings: http://tinyurl.com/mr3wbfpc CAIC: https://avalanche.state…
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On this episode of the Colorado Real Estate Podcast, hosts Erin and James discuss: A proposed Colorado law that would increase property taxes for STRs by 400% Is the Colorado housing market heating up again? Gratitude, a new sober, no-alcohol bar in downtown Colorado Springs For more information visit https://www.erinandjamesrealestate.com/…
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On this week's podcast, Bob chats with El Paso County Parks Department Director Todd Marts. They discuss the accomplishments of the department in 2023, and what's ahead for 2024 and beyond. Items discussed include the success of the departments "Trailability" program, Paint Mines Park, the proposed Fox Run Park Nature Center, how the parks are reco…
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ErIn this episode of the Colorado Real Estate Podcast, hosts James and Erin discuss tax deductions homeowners and Colorado real estate investors can take on their tax returns. Also, a recent New York Times article highlighted what kind of home you can get for $400,000 in Colorado Springs. Finally, we cover the three best coffee shops in Colorado Sp…
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On this week's podcast, Bob chats with Colorado Springs Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Department Director Britt Haley. They discuss the signifcant accomplishments of the department in 2023, and what's ahead for 2024, including e-bikes, Blodgett and Fishers Canyon master plans, and more. Please consider becoming a patron of this podcast! V…
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On today's Colorado Real Estate Podcast, hosts Erin and James discuss four tips for optimizing your midterm rental in 2024. Also, is it cheaper to rent or to buy in Colorado right now? Finally, The Block is a no-frills bar and pub in downtown Colorado Springs that offers some good events. For more information visit us online at https://www.erinandj…
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On this week's podcast, Bob interviews Ashlee Sack from Fremont Adventure Recreation (FAR), based in Canon City, CO. The discuss the short history of FAR, and their work to build new trails in the Canon City area, and also build awareness of the outdoor recreation opportunities in the Fremont County. FAR website: http://www.joinfar.org/ Please cons…
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On this episode of the Colorado Real Estate Podcast, hosts James Carlson and Erin Spradlin discuss how to look at the 2024 real estate market in Colorado through the wisdom of Warren Buffet. Also, what is a hard money loan? Finally, we list the three best public parks in Colorado Springs. For more information visit us online at https://www.erinandj…
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On this week's podcast, Bob and co-host Kevin talk about why it was more than 20 degrees warmer 4,000' higher in elevation; new trail map for the Town of Green Mountain Falls; and how is it possible to violate someone's "air space" while hiking (someone is literally making a Federal case out of it). "air space" amicus brief: https://bitly.ws/39U3J …
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On this episode of the Colorado Real Estate Podcast, hosts Erin Spradlin and James Carlson discuss Colorado legislation regarding how landlords can handle pets in their rental properties. Plus, Colorado also enacted the Family and Medical Leave Insurance law. Finally, the state is one of the first to allow mushroom healing centers. For more informa…
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On this week's podcast, Bob and co-host Kevin discuss winter hiking, including how to prepare and where to go. Also, why now is the time to buy gear for next winter, the podcast's return to the Studio 809 group, why a road in a popular local park is closed, how many miles Bob hikes in 2023 and much more. Please consider becoming a patron of this po…
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In this episode of the Colorado Real Estate podcast, host Erin Spradlin talks with Sarah Champlin of Eco Clean about cleaning short-term rentals and medium-term rentals here in Colorado. They discuss STR and MTR cleaning horror stories, and tips and tricks to make your rental shine for guests. You can reach Sarah at sarah@peakconsulting.us or onlin…
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It's the New Year, and Bob and Kevin look back at 2023 and forward to 2024. What did they do (or didn't do) last year, and what is ahead for them this year? Please consider becoming a patron of this podcast! Visit: https://www.patreon.com/hikingbob for more information Hiking Bob website: https://www.HikingBob.com Wild Westendorf website: https://w…
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On this episode of the Colorado Real Estate Podcast, hosts Erin Spradlin and James Carlson give their 2024 predictions for real estate. What trends will we see in Colorado real estate in the new year? Will home prices drop in 2024? How will demographic shifts in 2024 change the Colorado real estate market? What's the outlook for medium-term and sho…
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After a long break while Bob was doing interviews, Kevin returns to the podcast. He and Bob discuss the holidays, winter gear and when is the best time to buy, donating to the Give Campaign and other organizations, how to recycle your Christmas tree, first day hikes, and more. Give campaign: https://givepikespeak.org/ Care and Share: https://carean…
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In this episode of the Colorado Real Estate Podcast, hosts James Carlson and Erin Spradlin discuss how income from ADUs and mother-in-law suites can now be used for loan qualification. Also, if you're buying a mountain home in Colorado, what do you need to know about wells? Finally, Mountain Standard Goods is one of the best new boutiques for men a…
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In the last of a series with groups particpating in the 2023 Give Pikes Peak campaign, Bob talks with Heather Graves, the Executive Director of the Catamount Institute They discuss the work the Catamount Institute does to introduce school age children to the outdoors, and how the can also prepare them for outdoor-related careers. They discuss how t…
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In this episode of the Colorado Real Estate Podcast, hosts Erin Spradlin and James Carlson discuss how a recent lawsuit might change who pays for realtor's commissions in real estate transactions. Also, higher mortgage rates are giving buyers more power in the form of seller concessions. Finally, Erin went to an open mic night at 3E's Comedy Club i…
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It's time for the annual Give Pikes Peak campaign, and on this week's episode, Bob talks with Teri Peisner from the Friends of Monument Valley Park They discuss the work the group has done over the years to protect and restore the many old stone structures in Monument Valley Park, many of which go back to Colorado Springs' founder, General Palmer. …
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It's time for the annual Give Pikes Peak campaign, and on this week's episode, Bob talks with Calla Balliett from the Rocky Mountain Field Institute (RMFI) They talk about the work RMFI does on trails and in parks in the Pikes Peak region and how support during the Give campaign can help them continue their work. Give campaign: https://givepikespea…
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In this episode of the Colorado Real Estate Podcast, hosts Erin Spradlin and James Carlson discuss what repairs or remodels increase your home's value. Also, we ponder the age-old question, "With higher interest rates, is it a good time to buy in Colorado?" Finally, is Denver or Colorado Springs the friendlier city? For more information visit us on…
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In this episode of the Colorado Real Estate Podcast, Erin Spradlin talks with mortgage lender Kim Majors with Bank Central in Colorado Springs about whether mortgage rates are stabilizing, what you should look for in a lender, and any steps you should take before buying a home. For more information visit us online at https://www.erinandjamesrealest…
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It's time for the annual Give Pikes Peak campaign, and on this week's episode, Bob talks with Kristie Nackord from the Palmer Land Conservancy. They talk about what the Palmer Land Conservancy does to secure land for not only recreation, but also for farming and ranching in the southern Colorado, and how support during the Give campaign can help th…
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In this episode of the Colorado Real Estate Podcast, hosts Erin Spradlin and James Carlson discuss how aspiring medium-term rental owners can appeal to traveling nurses. (Hint: it's not all about proximity to hospitals.) Also, is Walk Score the most important criteria for real estate investors to look at when deciding where to invest in Colorado? F…
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On this week's podcast, Bob and Kevin talk about who they are thankful for in their pursuit of outdoor recreation. Also, taking care of yourself and others, mentally and physically, and more. Please consider becoming a patron of this podcast! Visit: https://www.patreon.com/hikingbob for more information Hiking Bob website: https://www.HikingBob.com…
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