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Beat the Heat
By Luther
June 26, 2012

Since we have been experiencing some hot weather I thought I would blog about some ideas to beat the heat!

 

  1. Hang a damp sheet in and open window to cool the incoming breezes.
  2. Keep the sun out. The US Dept of Energy says keeping the blinds and curtains closed
    can cool the house by 45%.
  3. Stay Hydrated. Sip water all day. Don’t gulp it.
  4. Fill a bowl with ice and put in front of a fan.
  5. Put your sheets in the refrigerator of freezer a little while before bed then put
    them on just before bed and cool off.
  6. Don’t overdo it in the hot weather. Pace yourself and rest often if you have to work
    outdoors. See number 3.

Have fun and stay cool!

Check out my website or give me a home if you have questions or want to see homes for sale in Colorado Springs.

Luther Benson - Broker/Owner

Access Real Estate Professionals Inc.

22 Years of Experience

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MLS go to:

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sellers make on my web site:

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Heat Wave
By Luther
June 21, 2012

Well is looks like starting tomorrow and into the foerseeable future Colorado Springs will have an average temperature of about 95 deg F.  Make sure you keep yourself and your family members well hydrated and cool. The elderly are especially susceptible to the heat.

The upside is we can enjoy the outdoors at the pool or keep cool in any number of ways to include turning up the AC if you have it or keeping the fans going.

If you are thinking of buying a home in Colorado Springs of course you can call me and I will tour you around in my Air Conditioned Car. :)  Stay Cool!

Luther Benson - Broker/Owner

Access Real Estate Professionals Inc.

22 Years of Experience

For a Free List of Distressed Homes go to:

http://www.freedistressedlistings.com

For a list of all available homes on the
MLS go to:

http://www.Homes4SaleCo.com

Learn the 7 costly mistakes buyers and
sellers make on my web site:

http://www.lutherbenson.com

Email: lutherbenson@comcast.net

Direct 719-528-2406

Toll Free 877-528-2406

Cell 719-310-2404

CPV, CRS

The highest form of compliment I can receive is your trust by
referring me to your family, friends and co-workers. I promise to provide
exceptional service, respect and care to you or anyone you may refer.

 

 

Youtube Blog is up
By Luther
November 27, 2011

Check out videos of listings on Access Real Estate Pros new video blog. Colorado Springs homes for sale videos.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bQ5BPn-9UJQ

Happy Thanksgiving
By Luther
November 21, 2011

Well Thankgiving is already here again. It seems like we just finished the holidays the year went so fast. This year the forecast in Colorado Springs is calling for 63 deg. Intead of winter coats we may only need a light jacket and short sleeves.

Happy Thanksgiving to your and your loved ones!

Who is Colorado Springs
By Luther
November 6, 2011

By Luther Benson

As I thought about blogging on Colorado Springs with it’s rich history and the many things to do and see here I began to think that maybe a more appropriate way to approach the subject was to write about the people that make our town so special.

Like the little lady not even 4’ 10” tall that sells tickets to the Cog Railway that takes us to the top of Pikes Peaks, 14,110 feet above sea level, the very mountain where Katherine Lee Bates wrote the words to “America the Beautiful”.

Or how about General William Palmer, who brought the Denver and Rio Grande Railroad to Colorado and was the founder of Colorado Springs. Palmer built his castle, Glen Eyrie, at the foot of Pikes Peak here in Colorado Springs. General Palmer founded Colorado Springs as the cultural center of the west building the grand Antlers Hotel for visitors from across the world to stay as a cultural destination.

What about General Palmer’s neighbor Charles Elliot Perkins who owned the land next door to General Palmer that is now known as Garden of the Gods. Donated to the City of Colorado Springs by Perkins Children in 1909. Garden of the Gods is just one of our many natural and historic parks in Colorado Springs.

Then there is one of our Gold Rush millionaires, Spencer Penrose who used his money to create a legacy lasting for generations to come by building The Broadmoor Hotel. The Broadmoor is a world renown five star hotel unrivaled in its history and beauty with a private lake and world-class golf course, which was the home of the 2011 US Women’s Open. Spencer Penrose was a philanthropist who financed the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, The Pikes Peak Highway, Will Rogers Shrine of the Sun, Penrose Hospital and the El Pomar foundation which encourages the promotion of peoples well being through grants. 

Then there is James Burns, another Gold Rush Millionaire who founded the Burns Theater. I sold a home recently that James Burns had built for his daughter and was later moved to north Weber. This home had 8 fireplaces with Van Briggle Tile and a servants quarters on the 3rd floor.

How about Rulon Gardner the Olympic Gold medallist; as well as, many past and future Olympians who train at the Olympic The Training Center on Boulder Ave.

Let’s not forget the men and women of our Armed Forces that keep our freedoms safe serving at our many military bases. There is the Air Force Academy at the north end of Colorado Springs which is an accredited college for Air Force officers and the home of Air Force Football. Then there is Fort Carson at the south end of Colorado Springs, the largest Army Base of it’s kind and home of the 4th Infantry Division, the 10th Special Forces Group, the 71st Ordnance Group (EOD), the 4th Engineer Battalion, the 759th Military Police Battalion, the 10th Combat Support Hospital, the 43rd Sustainment Brigade, and the 13th Air Support. (ref: Wikipedia). Don’t forget Peterson Air Force Base named after Edward Peterson who was killed in a crash on the base. Peterson AFB is on the east side of town and is home of US Northcom and North American Aerospace defense. Last but not least there is Shriever Air Force base east of Colorado Springs which is home of the 50th space wing.

Then there is the professors, staff and students at our many educational campuses that help make Colorado Springs a place of higher education. There is the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs (UCCS) in the northeast part of town. There is Pikes Peak Community College that has Campuses in south, north and central Colorado Springs. We also have several technical and nursing schools located here in Colorado Springs.

I begin to realize writing on the “who” of Colorado Springs, could be made into volumes of books. I hope you enjoyed some of my highlights here. I am sure I will think of more to write about in the near future.