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Catching Up……. BORING!!!!

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It’s been quite awhile since I last submitted to this blog extravaganza! Mostly, it’s been pretty boring out there on the trails and roads as I trudge along in my pedestrian manner. Also, with no races and pretty much no races in sight, it’s boring out here. A few things to mention: first, and foremost, my knee has been consistently okay. Not great, not super, not look out Eliud Kipchoge….. just consistently okay. I… Read More »Catching Up……. BORING!!!!

It Gets To You, If You Let It…

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I had a sixteen day stretch rolling into this month where I was either teaching or traveling to teach 15 of those days. That’s nothing new for October, in fact, it is one of the busiest months in a normal year. This year, however, that stretch was tougher. AND, I let it get to me. I love to teach. I have since that first day at the Middle School on… Read More »It Gets To You, If You Let It…

Rich Sands, REALTOR®

“My top priority is to listen to you, evaluate your needs and establish a relationship with you based on trust, honesty and integrity. Once we have established mutual goals, I will assist buyers utilizing sound planning techniques developed from years of training and professional experience, professional ethics, persuasive skills and a strong company support system. During the entire process I will assist you in negotiations and keep you informed and… Read More »Rich Sands, REALTOR®

Market Peek September 2020

Buyers are making up for lost time. The pending listings are up 22.3% from last year. Even new listings are up, but if you’re a Seller, how can you resist? Average closed price back up over $530K, still nothing for Buyers to pick from, so it’s good to be a Seller. It’s extremely difficult to gauge where this thing is going. I didn’t really expect to see active listings so… Read More »Market Peek September 2020

Still Learning Through the Pandemic?

So, here we are. This Corona Virus thing is still around. This country, and the people in it, are pretty goofy (nicest, softest word I could come up with). No one knows when this will pass. What have you been doing? While states have opened up businesses to varying degrees, things are still less than normal. Masks are commonplace here in Colorful Colorado (no idea when that will change), agents… Read More »Still Learning Through the Pandemic?

Pops and Buckles: What Happens to My Knee

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I was running down the Kestrel trail in the foothills near Boise last night and it happened: my knee popped. Then a minute later it did it again. Then three minutes later, it half buckled. Well, I can handle the occasional pop (even though I haven’t had one in weeks), but the half buckle is almost as scary as the full one. Pops…. Buckles….. what’s this guy talking about? Pops… Read More »Pops and Buckles: What Happens to My Knee

Market Peek August 2020

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The usually “hot” summer has seen August numbers keeping the Corona trends in tact. Buyers are busy with closed listing up a tick, but pending listings way up at 25.2%. There is a ton of competition for most any listing and that is shown in the SP:LP ratio (the percentage of the listing price at which the average property is selling) hitting 100.1% That means that the AVERAGE home is… Read More »Market Peek August 2020

Today I Ran 6 miles…

Today I ran 6 Miles. No big deal. I do that often. Today, however, followed a 58 mile week and put me over 1200 miles year to date. Now, THAT, is another story. In all of 2019, I logged 1106 miles. It was my worst mileage year since high school (back when we just didn’t run much in the off season). Most of it was about this knee replacement saga.… Read More »Today I Ran 6 miles…

Got Grass? Maybe You Should…

Realizing that I live in Colorado AND am a child of the 60’s, let’s begin by making one thing clear here, grass in this headline means the green stuff on many sections of ground/lawn, not marijuana. That said …. well, never mind. In his book, Bowerman and the Men of Oregon, there are a few paragraphs where author Kenny Moore describes sitting on the stadium or track infield (grass) with Frank… Read More »Got Grass? Maybe You Should…

Market Peek July 2020

The trends of June have held for July. Closed listings up from last year again, except this time a big 20.7%. New listings are up as well. Inventory is down 36% from last year and down about 6% from last month. This big lack of inventory, however, is creating an even more competitive market driving the average closed price up to $530,918 for the month. Looking year over year, things… Read More »Market Peek July 2020