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Canterbury Monument

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Canterbury In Monument


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What is Canterbury Monument?


Canterbury Estates is an equestrian community five miles east of Monument, Colorado and six miles north of the Colorado Springs city limits. Offering both developed and undeveloped properties, Canterbury Estates consists of gorgeous landscapes full of sloping hills, open meadows, pine groves, and hiking trails. The open space and trails complement and enhance the strong equestrian community, promising a wide variety of outdoor activities. In addition, most locations have a beautiful view of Pikes Peak and in some areas Mt Herman. Because Canterbury Estates is an equestrian community, feel free to consult Turner Associate's Buyer's Guide to Colorado Horse Properties and take advantage of the experience we have with finding comfortable and convenient properties for horse owners. Mention this article and Turner Associates will provide a rebate to you upon closing should you become our client! Amount of rebate is dependent upon purchase price and exceeds the amount by the USAA mover’s advantage program.

        What about Canterbury Monument Schools?


The school district serving Canterbury Estates is Lewis Palmer School District 38. A variety of Elementary schools, Middle schools, and High schools ensures a wide selection for you to choose the best education for your child.

What about nearby neighborhoods?


Canterbury Estates is nearby the towns of Palmer Lake and Monument. These small towns offer a variety of services:  fast food to fine dining are in abundance, as are local shops and scheduled farmer's markets. Adding to the great atmosphere are holiday parades and fun events such as classic car shows. A 20 minute drive is all it takes tor reach Hollywood Theaters on Interquest Parkway, and a commute not much longer than that will bring you to the heart of Colorado Springs.

Employment near Canterbury Monument


The USAF Academy is approximately 20 minutes from these neighborhoods making it a part of the Air Force Academy real estate area and a possible location for your Colorado Springs PCS. It is a quick drive to Interstate 25, so commuting to Denver and Colorado Springs is not difficult. The Monument Park and Ride, approximately 10 minutes away, is a stopping point for The Front Range Express (FREX) bus. Additionally, employment opportunities can be found in the expanding town of Monument.

If you are interested in more information on buying or selling a home in Canterbury in Monument– Contact Turner Associates below and we will be happy to assist, thank you and sincerely,


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5 Year End Real Estate Tax Breaks

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

5 Year End Real Estate Tax Breaks


End of the year real estate tax tips End Of The Year Real Estate Tax Tips

At this time of year, most people have some sort of rush situation happening in their lives. Maybe it's a rush at work to get those annual targets met before you leave for the holidays.

But if you are -- or were -- a homeowner, there's a short list of other items you should consider placing on your "rush" list to get done before year's end.

1. Prepay interest: If you have the cash handy, consider paying your January mortgage payment before December even ends. The interest portion of this payment is actually interest that accrued to your mortgage in 2012. So, if you pay it before the end of the year, it will increase the mortgage interest deduction (that might disappear in 2013) you'll be able to take as soon as you file your 2012 taxes (after Jan. 1).

(And no, you can't just prepay all of next year's payments to boost your tax deductions -- the January payment applies to December 2012's interest in arrears. If you prepay for other months in 2013, the IRS requires that you claim that interest on your 2013 taxes)

2. Close on your refi: Especially if you're paying points. If you're a buyer, it's almost undoubtedly too late to start and close an escrow this year. But if you're a homeowner in the process -- or even considering -- refinancing your home, there might still be time to put the pedal to the medal and close the deal.

Discount points or other prepaid mortgage interest you shell out to close a refinance home loan may be considered fully tax deductible on your 2012 return to the extent that the refinance money covers your original purchase money loan and home improvements. (If you get extra cash out from your refi, your points may still be deductible, but you'll have to take the deduction over the life of the loan.) So, if you get them paid before the end of this year, you stand to improve your tax situation only when you file next year.

3. Get your Colorado Springs property taxes paid: Most taxpayers should be able to qualify to deduct next year's property taxes, so long as they get them paid by Dec. 31. Two primary criteria apply here:

You must be what the IRS considers a cash-basis taxpayer (meaning you report income the year you receive it and deductions the year you pay them, on the whole), and El Paso county or other taxing authority must accept prepaid taxes as prepaid taxes -- not as a deposit. Check with the El Paso tax assessor's office to see how they handle prepaid property taxes before you make this move with the expectation of getting a big tax deduction boost.

4. Get warm and tax credits at the same time: Colorado Springs  offers meaty tax credits for homeowners who make energy-efficient home improvements, like dual-paned windows, solar systems and tankless water heaters, to name a few. Check your city and state websites for which improvements qualify in your area, then get on the horn, as these can be challenging improvements to schedule when the weather is bad, and the clock's a-ticking!

5. Settle out a lingering HELOC: If you lost a Colorado Springs home to foreclosure and have an old second loan or home equity line of credit (HELOC) still lingering on your credit reports, now might be a great time to approach that lender or servicer and negotiate a settlement. Even if it has been charged off or the servicer is not aggressively pursuing you for it, these old loans -- often called sold out junior liens -- remain on your credit reports and make it nearly impossible to qualify for a new home mortgage.

Banks like to close their books out at the end of the year, and are generally more willing to settle at lower amounts with people who no longer own the property. Further, the Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act is, surprisingly, still set to expire on Dec. 31. That means there's at least a chance that Dec. 31 might be your last chance to settle that lingering second loan or HELOC for less than the full amount without having to pay any income taxes on the forgiven debt.

I hope this helps with the tax man, and if you have any questions on Colorado Springs real estate transactions, whether buying or selling, give us a call.

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Cheyenne Meadows

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Cheyenne Meadows


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Cheyenne MeadowsWhat is Cheyenne Meadows?

Located in southwest Colorado Springs, Cheyenne Meadows is a COlorado Springs neighborhood consisting of many homes with gorgeous mountain views. These homes, built from the 1980's to the present, are primarily bi-level and tri-level single family homes, and are close to a multitude of amenities: Cheyenne Meadows park, Cheyenne Meadows dog park, walking trails, and an active market which includes shopping and dining. Homes come in a variety of styles and prices range from upper $100,000 to upper $200,00. The high standard of living is complemented by the proximity to beautiful Cheyenne Mountain. Convenience is enhanced by the community's direct access to both I-25 and Highway 115. For military families, Cheyenne Meadows lies immediately north of Fort Carson. The wide, tree-lined streets and breathtaking mountain atmosphere are sure to please anyone looking for the relaxing ambiance of nature paired with the conveniences of modern living. Mention this article and Turner Associates will provide a rebate to you upon closing should you become our client! Amount of rebate is dependent upon purchase price and exceeds the amount by the USAA mover’s advantage program.


What about Cheyenne Meadows Schools?


The school district serving the Cheyenne Meadows is Harrison School District 2. The Elementary schools in the Cheyenne Hills neighborhood include Oak Creek Elementary, Stratmoor Hills Elementary, and Stratton Meadows Elementary.

What about nearby neighborhoods?


Cheyenne Meadows is located close to the Broadmoor neighborhoods. Sitting in southwest Colorado Springs, Cheyenne Meadows offers convenience in its proximity to downtown, Fort Carson, and Cheyenne Mountain. IN addition, Cheyenne Meadows lies west of the Broadmoor World Arena.

Employment near Cheyenne Meadows


The USAF Academy is approximately 20 minutes from these neighborhoods making it a part of the Air Force Academy real estate area and a possible location for your Colorado Springs PCS. It is an approximate 15 minute drive to Interstate 25, so commuting to Denver and Colorado Springs is not difficult. The Monument Park and Ride, approximately 15 minutes away is a stopping point for The Front Range Express (FREX) bus.

If you are interested in more information on buying or selling a home in Cheyenne Meadows – Contact Turner Associates below and we will be happy to assist, thank you and sincerely,


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Abert Estates

Monday, December 10, 2012

Abert Estates


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Abert Estates
What is Abert Estates in Colorado Springs?

Abert Estates in Colorado Springs was established over 1996 through 2006. Named after the Abert Squirrel (a large, black tree squirrel native to Colorado), this Colorado Springs neighborhood consists of about 22 home sites with homes ranging from 4,000 sq. ft to 6,500 sq. ft. Many of the floor plans are low-profile ranch style and come with 4-5 bedrooms, 4-5 bathrooms, and a 3 car garage. Some home sites do not yet have a home built on them. The average re-sale prices range from upper $600,000 to mid $800,000, and new, custom homes have recorded sales prices of over $1 million. The Abert Estates landscape itself is beautiful: pastures, rolling hills, and densely wooded areas. In addition to being close to I-25 and the amenities of Briargate and Powers Boulevard, Abert Estates is directly across from the Flying Horse Golf Club, which offers an 18-hole Tom Weiskopf Signature Golf Course, a European resort-style Golf Clubhouse, and a luxurious Athletic Club and Spa. Mention this article and Turner Associates will provide a rebate to you upon closing should you become our client! Amount of rebate is dependent upon purchase price and exceeds the amount by the USAA mover’s advantage program.

What about Abert Estates Schools?


The Academy School District No. 20 hosts elementary through high schools, and many options are available due to the proximity to both Northgate and Black Forest.

What about nearby neighborhoods?


Abert Estates is found in the northernmost part of Colorado Springs, located on the border of Northgate and Black Forest, and just east of Highway 83 and Flying Horse Golf Course Community and to the north of Shoup Road--which leads right into the heart of Black Forest. New Breed Ranch, another new community of luxury custom homes, is found just east of Abert Estates.

Employment near Abert Estates


The USAF Academy is approximately 20 minutes from these neighborhoods making it a part of the Air Force Academy real estate area and a possible location for your Colorado Springs PCS. It is an approximate 15 minute drive to Interstate 25, so commuting to Denver and Colorado Springs is not difficult. The Monument Park and Ride, approximately 15 minutes away is a stopping point for The Front Range Express (FREX) bus.

If you are interested in more information on buying or selling a home in Abert Estates in Colorado Springs – Contact Turner Associates below and we will be happy to assist, thank you and sincerely,


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