Happy New Year!

Jackie Mihalchick I love where I live, do you? If not Call me, I can help!

I hope you all had an amazing Holiday Season, it seems as though it goes faster every year.  I thought I would find time to relax and enjoy but the season proved to be just as busy as the rest of the year real estate wise! Which is of course a good thing. 

I am working on developing a new website that integrates both my Real Estate and my Intuitive work and blogs, keep your eyes open for it soon.  This past year I also created a Monthly Newsletter that features market trends and updates in the Real Estate community as well as snippets of information from the energy world. If you are interested in being added to my Newsletter let me know! You can email me at sellwithjackie@kw.com and I will hook you up! 

I have also spent a bit of time updating my Facebook page, I am on there daily posting interesting information as well as tons of pictures of the area in which I live. 

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Jackie Mihalchick Intuitive Realtor Keller Williams Northern Colorado

If you are interested in knowing the value of your home, I can help! Just email or call me 

Debating whether now is the right time to buy or sell, let's talk! We can analyse your situation and see what your best options are. 

Sellwithjackie@kw.com

970-396-2288

 

 

It is Summer Time!!!  

  

Sure it has been a little...Stormy, but the time is now!

Not only for getting your home sold, but for getting out there and having some fun!  

Check out the activities going on this month in Northern Colorado!  

 

Here are some Fun Things To Do in June

 

The Taste of Fort Collins ~ Fort Collins

June 12-14, 2015
Time(s): View Friday-Saturday Schedule
Location: Civic Center Park
Price: Ticket Information
Website: tasteoffortcollins.com
The Taste of Fort Collins (TFC) is a Northern Colorado Tradition – a community celebration with family-friendly activities that are perfect for Northern Coloradoans’ active lifestyle. TFC continues to benefit the Eyeopeners Kiwanis Club of Fort Collins Foundation in its charitable activities in the community. This three-day festival offers attendees food from local and national restaurants, entertainment from regionally and internationally acclaimed musicians, and an eclectic display of fine artisans work as well as the region’s best crafters.

Colorado Brewers’ Festival ~ Fort Collins

June 27-28, 2015
Time: 11:00am – 5:00pm
Location: Downtown Fort Collins, Washington Park & Civic Center Park areas. Main entrance at Laporte Ave & Mason Street. Will Call-only entrance to Civic Center Park on Mountain Ave., just west of the Global Village Museum.
Website: downtownfortcollins.com/events/colorado-brewers-festival
This iconic annual event is the largest outdoor brewing festival in Colorado and one of the highest profile events of its kind in the nation, drawing over 20,000 people into Downtown Fort Collins. The weekend features 100+ Colorado beers, over 50 Colorado breweries, live music, dozens of vendors and food trucks, and an interactive “Beer School” with tastings and demonstrations. In addition to the mighty haul of Colorado beers, this year’s fest will reflect the essence of Fort Collins brewing culture in a new area dubbed, “The Neighborhood,” which will showcase Fort Collins breweries and their beers, from flagships to exclusive creations brewed just for COBF. Kick off the weekend at The Summit, a Friday night connoisseur-minded event produced in conjunction with the Colorado Brewers Guild. Then, wake up on Saturday morning and go to Breakfast & Brews, a plate-lickin’ breakfast paired with beer. Finally, finish the weekend with Colorado Brewers’ Festival!

 

Admission: The Colorado Brewers’ Festival is not a ticketed event and there is no admission charge to enter the festival grounds (Free Entry!). In order to consume beer, the one-time purchase of a tasting package is required, which includes a commemorative Govino “Go-Anywhere” 16 oz beer glass and 10 Taster Tickets redeemable for food and beer. Advance pre-sale tasting packages can be purchased online for $25 or on-site at the festival for $30. Additional Taster Tickets can be purchased for $1 each. It costs four Taster Tickets for a full glass of beer, or one ticket for a 4 oz sample pour. Regarding food vendors, Taster Tickets are treated as cash: 1 Taster Ticket equals $1.00.

Community Night Out ~ Loveland

June 17, 2015
Website: www.cityofloveland.org
The LCNO celebration strengthens neighborhoods and creates awareness and partnerships between area residents and the public service providers who support them.

 

The next Loveland Community Night Out (LCNO) evening of block parties is Wednesday, June 17th from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. Once again you and your neighbors will have the opportunity to get to know each other better, as well as meet Loveland police officers, firefighters, EMS personnel, city council members, city staff and volunteers who work to keep Loveland a healthy and safe place to live.

To host or attend a block party in your neighborhood or for more information, call 962-2229.

Foote Lagoon Concert: Cool Shooz ~ Loveland

June 25, 2015
Time: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Location: Foote Lagoon – Civic Center
Website: www.cityofloveland.org
Looking for a fun, free activity for the whole family this summer? The Foote Lagoon Concerts are a fun, free activity for the whole family. Pack up your blanket, lawn chairs and picnic supplies and join us for six weeks of great music in the beautiful setting of Civic Center Park, in downtown Loveland, Colorado.

 

Concert Series: Kream of the Krop ~ Greeley

June 18, 2015
Location: Family FunPlex
Website: greeleygov.com/events/item/2015/06/19/recreation/summer-concert-series-at-the-family-funplex

 

Enjoy Thursday evening concerts at the Family FunPlex from 7-8pm at the outdoor amphitheater. Bring a picnic dinner and enjoy an evening with your family and friends listening to some great music!

Independence Stampede ~ Greeley

June 25-July 5, 2015
Location: Island Grove Regional Park
Website: www.greeleystampede.org
The Greeley Stampede is rich in tradition and heritage dating back to the late 1800’s. This community celebration that was started to honor local potato farmers, has grown into an internationally acclaimed festival attracting over 250,000 people annually from the United States and internationally.

 

Officially christened the Greeley Spud Rodeo in 1922, the event featured bucking bronc riding, fancy roping, a pie eating contest, a horse race, motorcycle and bicycle races and a two-mile Model-T Ford “free for all” race. Estimated attendance in that first official festival was 2,500 people.

In an effort to give the event some national recognition the Greeley Spud Rodeo era ended and, thus, began the age of the “Go West with Greeley” Rodeo. The name taken from the famous phrase by the city’s name sake, Horace Greeley, who said “Go west young man. Go west.”

The Greeley Independence Stampede entitlement came in 1972 by means of a community contest and featured: Pro Rodeos; kids rodeo; country and classic rock concerts; televised July 4th parade, a demolition derby, carnival midway, western art show, free stage entertainment, mixed with food and fun galore!

Summer Concert Series & Movies in the Park ~ Windsor

Throughout June, 2015
Location: Boardwalk Park
Website: windsorgov.com
Summer Concert Series: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Boardwalk Park
June 11 – Taarka (Gypsy / Jazz / Indi Folk)
June 18 – Kory Brunson Band (Modern Country)
June 25 – The Delta Sonics (Blues / Old Rock & Roll)

 

Movies in the Park: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Boardwalk Park
June 12 – Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs (rated PG)
June 26 – Blended (rated PG-13)

Singin’ in the Rain ~ Johnstown

Fun Things

April 30 – July 12, 2015
Location: Candlelight Dinner Theatre
Website: www.coloradocandlelight.com

 

Based on one of the most-loved and celebrated movies of all time, Singin’ in the Rain is the story of the first Hollywood movie musical, a time when the silver screen found its voice and left silent movies and some of its stars behind. The MGM classic has been faithfully and lovingly adapted by Broadway legends Betty Comden and Adolph Green from their original award-winning screenplay. Each unforgettable scene, song and dance, is accounted for, including the show stopping title number, complete with an onstage rainstorm. Hilarious situations, snappy dialogue, and a hit-parade score of Hollywood standards make Singin’ in the Rain the perfect entertainment for any fan of the golden age of movie musicals.

Water Carnival ~ Johnstown

June 23, 2015
Time: 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Location: Aragon Park
Bring your water squirters, wear your bathing suit and get ready to get wet! Join us at Aragon Park for our wettest and wildest event of the summer!

 

Rocky Mountain Irish Gathering ~ Estes Park

June 18-21, 2015
Location: Estes Park Events Complex
Website: http://www.visitestespark.com/includes/calendar-of-events/Rocky-Mountain-Irish-Gathering/2951/

 

Surrounded by the majestic Rocky Mountains in Estes Park, Colorado the Rocky Mountain Irish Gathering is truly a magnificent event for the entire family. The Gathering is a celebration of Irish culture and history uniquely presented through both educational and fun exhibits, film, lecturers, storytellers, vendors and music all in a festival atmosphere with special guests from Ireland and right here in the US. Irish or not come hear the sounds of pipes and drums as they echo across the festival grounds, watch the lightning fast pace of feet as multiple Dance Troupes showcase their best of all ages. Hear an entire musical performance sung in Gaelic!

Scandinavian Midsummer Festival ~ Estes Park

June 27-28, 2015
Time(s): Sat. 9:30-5; Sun 9:30-4
Location: Bond Park
Website: http://www.visitestespark.com/includes/calendar-of-events/Scandinavian-Midsummer-Festival/3356/
The Midsummer Festival is a Scandinavian tradition that celebrates the summer solstice. The festival is held in downtown Estes Park at Bond Park, located at the intersection of Elkhorn Avenue (US 34/36) and MacGregor Avenue.

 

Be entertained and educated about the Scandinavian traditions and culture with fun and lively dancing, exhibits, kids’ activities, and more! Whatever your heritage may be, join in the many families across the country from Scandinavian descent who gather at the festival to share their heritage.

The festivities begin with the raising of the Maypole, followed by a Grand March entrance. Costumed representatives from each of the five Scandinavian countries enter the park carrying the flag of their country, followed by the national anthems. Dancing and live music continue all day with opportunities for the audience to participate in some dances.

Spend time browsing the large art & craft fair. Exhibitors will be selling traditional Scandinavian food, baked goods, decorations and hand-made crafts. The folk-art of decorative painting on wood called rosemaling in Norway, and dalamaling in Sweden, will be well- represented. Other exhibitors will have hand-crafted items such as pottery, fabric, woodworking, jewelry, painting, metal work, photography, glass and more. All the exhibitors will have some Scandinavian inspired or traditional work.

The craft demonstration tent will have a combination of workshops and demonstrations, including hardangar and Swedish huck embroidery, spinning, lace knitting, and children’s knitting lessons. At the Lefse Tent one can see demonstrations on how to prepare these famously thin Norwegian potato pancakes.

Norway will be well represented by a Viking encampment re-enactment by the Fjellborg Vikings of Colorado. There will be swordsmanship, a Viking ship replica, traditional crafts and daily life demonstrations at the historically correct encampment.

In addition there will be a vintage car show for Volvos and Saabs, silent auction and a raffle for two round trip air fares from Denver to Scandinavia on Iceland Air!

 

 

Real Estate Definitions Every Seller Should Know

 As with any industry, there are real estate definitions and a set of acronyms that might seem a bit foreign if you've never bought or sold a home before.

Turn to this glossary when you're just not sure what something means.

Affidavit of title: A written statement that sellers make under oath certifying that they are in possession of the property, and that since the examination of the title on the date of the contracts no defects have occurred in the title. Marital status is also stated.

Agent: The licensed real estate salesperson or broker who represents buyers or sellers.

Appraisal: The estimated current market value of a property, as determined by a professional appraiser -- usually by comparing the property to recent sales of similar ones.

Assessed value: The value of real estate property as determined by an assessor, typically from the county.

"As-is": A contract or listing clause stating that the seller will not repair or correct any problems with the property.


Back on market (BOM): When a property or listing is placed back on the market after being temporarily removed.

Back-up offer: When an offer is accepted contingent on the fall-through or voiding of an accepted first offer on a property.

Bidding war: When two or more buyers compete for a property by submitting higher offers than the first.

Brokerage: A firm engaged in buying and selling real estate for clients, using brokers and real estate agents to handle the deal.

Broker's tour: A set time and day when real estate sales agents come to view listings by multiple brokerages in the market.

Buyer's agent: The agent who shows the buyers the property and negotiates the contract for the buyer through closing.

Buyer's market: A market condition characterized by low prices and a supply of properties that exceed demand.

Capital gain: Profit earned from the sale which is above the original purchase price.

Chain of title: The document that shows the succession of conveyances, from some accepted starting point to the current holder of title.

Closing: The end of the transaction process, in which the deed is delivered, documents are signed and funds are dispersed.

Closing costs: Expenses above and beyond the purchase price of a house and land (such as agent fees, taxes, etc.) that is paid by the buyer or seller at the completion of the sale.

Closing statement: A detailed cash accounting of a real estate transaction showing all cash received, all charges and credits made and all cash paid out in the transaction

Commission: The compensation paid to the listing brokerage by the seller for selling the property, a percentage of which is also paid to the buyer's agent (although in some cases a buyer may be required to pay his or her own share of the commission).

Commission split: The percentage of commission which is split between the real estate sales brokerage and the real estate sales agent or broker.

Comparable: A property used in an appraisal or comparative market analysis (CMA) report that is equivalent to the seller's property.

Competitive Market Analysis (CMA): A comparison of the prices of recently sold or listed homes that are similar to a seller's property in terms of location, style and amenities. This is usually prepared by a listing agent for the property's seller.

Contingency: A provision in a contract that requires certain actions before the contract is binding or the transaction can be finalized or "closed."

Contract for deed: A sales contract in which the buyer takes possession of the property but the seller holds title until the loan is paid. Also known as an installment sale contract.

Cost approach: Determination of the estimated value of a property that comes from adding, to the estimated land value, the appraiser's estimate of the replacement cost of the building, less any depreciation.

Counteroffer: An offer made in response to an offer received from the buyer (which, in effect, rejects the buyer's offer).

Curb appeal: The visual impact that a property projects from the view from the street.

Days on market: The number of days that a property has been for sale on the market.

Depreciation: A loss of value in property due to physical or functional deterioration.

Disclosures: Federal, state, county and local requirements of disclosure that the seller provides and the buyer acknowledges.

Down payment: The amount of cash put toward a purchase by the borrower.

DOM: Days on market -- the number of days that a property has been listed for sale.

Earnest money: The money given as a good faith deposit to the seller at the time the offer is made. Once accepted by the seller, it is held in a trust account until closing.

Escrow account: The trust account established by a broker for the purpose of holding funds, such as the earnest money, on behalf of the seller or some other person until the closing.

Exclusive-right-to-sell listing: A listing contract whereby the owner appoints a real estate broker as his or her exclusive agent for a designated period of time, to sell the property on the owner's stated terms, and agrees to pay the broker a commission when the property is sold.

Expired listing: A property listing that has expired per the terms of the listing agreement.

Fiduciary relationship: A relationship of trust and confidence between the real estate agent and client, as under the terms of a listing contract or buyer agency agreement.

Flat fee: A predetermined amount of compensation received or paid for a specific service in a real estate transaction.

For sale by owner (FSBO): A property that is for sale by the property owner and not represented by a real estate agent.

Inclusions: Fixtures or personal property included in a contract or offer to purchase.

Installment sales contract: A sales contract in which the buyer takes possession of the property and pays the purchase price in periodic installments, even though the title is retained by the seller until the loan is paid off. The same as: contract for deed.

Lease option: When a lease gives the tenant the right to purchase the property during the lease term.

List date: Actual date the property was listed with the current broker.

List price: The price of a property through a listing agreement.

Listing agreement: A contract between an owner-seller and a real estate broker to have the broker find a buyer for the owner's real estate in exchange for the owner paying a commission.

Listing appointment: The time when a real estate sales agent meets with potential clients (who are selling a property) to secure a listing agreement.

Lockbox: A device with a combination or keypad that hangs from the doorknob and stores the keys to the property for sale, so that agents can gain access for showings.

Market value: The estimated price that a property is likely to sell for under normal conditions on the open market.

Multiple-listing service (MLS): A group of member brokers who agree to share their listing information with one another in the hopes of procuring buyers for their properties more quickly than they could on their own.

National Association of REALTORS® (NAR): A national association of real estate sales agents.

Net listing: A listing contract between the seller and the seller's broker which sets a baseline price for a property; the broker nets any funds above that price when it sells. This type of listing is illegal in some states.

Open listing: A listing contract under which the broker's commission is contingent upon the broker bringing in a buyer before the property is sold by the seller or another broker.

Parcel identification number (PIN): A county or city tracking number for a property.

Pending: The status of real estate under an accepted contract that has not yet closed its transaction.

Preview appointment: When a buyer's agent views a property alone to see if it meets his or her buyer's needs.

Quit-claim deed: A document that releases the grantor/seller from whatever interest he or she has in the real estate.

Real estate agent: An individual who is licensed by the state and who acts on behalf of his or her client, the buyer or seller.

REALTOR®: A registered trademark of the National Association of REALTORS® that can be used only to refer to its members.

Re-list: Property listed by a broker that formerly was listed with another broker.

Severalty: Ownership of real property by one person only; also called sole ownership.

Staging: Preparing a home for sale through the neutral but appealing placement of furniture and accessories.

Survey: The process by which boundaries are measured and land areas are determined; the on-site measurement of lot lines, dimensions and position of a house on a lot, including the determination of any existing encroachments or easements.

Temporarily off market (TOM): A listed property that is taken off the market for a short time.

Title search: The examination of public records relating to a real estate parcel which determines the current state of its ownership.

Transaction: The purchase process from offer to closing or escrow.

Under contract: A property that has an accepted real estate contract between a seller and a buyer.

Walk-through: A showing before closing that permits the buyers one final tour of the property that they are purchasing, typically so that they can check for any changes or defects.

 

 

 

 

April 8, 2015

 

 Check out my video explaining what and Intuitive Realtor means! Click HERE

 

 

March 21, 2015


Happy Spring!!   It is such a beautiful time of the year!  It seems so many people start to feel the itch to make a move, clean house and start fresh. Real Estate just comes alive.  The grass starts to green up, the days are longer and of course the weather is warmer.   If you are thinking about moving, let me help you!  I would love to talk and let you know what the current value of your home is as well as share with you what is available in the market.  Together we can make a plan!! 

 

 It is so hard to believe it is already Spring!  The trees and plants are starting to come alive.  It is such a beautiful time of year, especially here in Northern Colorado! Being an Intuitive, I feel as if all my senses are fully awakened this time of year.  We just experienced a beautiful New Moon and Solar Eclipse all on the Spring Equinox.  Talk about  an abundance of energy!  Every thing and one seems ready for change.  I know one thing, I love where I live, and if you don't that needs to change!  

     


  

I have been busy holding Open Houses and Showing property!  Check out a few of the photos I have taken in some of the homes. 

   

 

Try to remember to not get caught up in all the change.  Remember to take time to relax and take in your surroundings.  Try to find time to be by yourself and Meditate.  Meditation is key to lower blood pressure and a better nights sleep.  You don't need to be completely still or quiet to enjoy the benefits of meditation either, all you need to do is allow your mind to relax.  To get out of your mental body if only for a moment or two.  So remember to enjoy the sunrises and sunsets, soak in the views and look up, you never know what you may see.  Below are some of my favorite views lately. Enjoy.

   

Click below to catch my March Newsletter.  I would love to stay in touch, register on my site or email me directly with any questions, sellwithjackie@kw.com

March 2015 Newsletter

 

 

 

 

 


 

Have you ever been sitting somewhere and a friend pops into your mind out of the blue, and moments later they call?  Upon answering, you immediately exclaim that you were just thinking about them?  This is your intuition, your connection to the collective energy. So often we have these experiences and chalk them up to coincidences instead of what they are; our intuition.  If you are interested in more information about the Intuitive side of my check out my blog A Clairvoyant Journey here.  

Clairvoyant Journey

When I have a client, I am working with them, I am not clouded by routine or a programming of sorts. Many of us get caught up in the routine of things, and somewhere along the line we stop listening to our own inner voice and chose to follow the noise that is all around us. Each interaction I have is customized to the person or people I am working with.  Being an intuitive Realtor does not mean I can read your mind but what it does mean, is that I am in tune with what your emotions are and the energy you exude in your real estate process.  Communication is key to any great relationship.

So, when making the decision to go with Keller Williams I listened to all the information I was receiving.  This information included what they had to offer me, my potential clients, as well as what my inner voice was saying. It not only looked like a great company on paper but it "felt" like a great fit for me. I followed my own intuition.

Here are some things that I wont be doing:

  • I wont be carrying around a crystal ball
  • Or be draped in robes or scarves (unless of course its cute and fashionable)
  • I will not tell you something that you want to hear
  • I can not predict who or when your house will sell or when you will find your dream home.
  • There is not an act or ritual that I perform to sell your home

No...none of these things are what I do or what I am.

Here is what I will be doing:

But, I will:

  • Respecting your emotions and your energy
  • Listening to what you are saying
  • Hearing what you are feeling as well as what you are saying
  • Be honest with you
  • Encouraging you to be honest
  • Selling your home or selling you your next home
  • Using all the tools Keller Williams has to offer our clients
  • Cooperating with other agents
  • Becoming your partner in the Real Estate Process
  • Be a resource for you, referring you to a specialist when needed
  • Be the best agent for you

I know, that by being in touch with my inner awareness and surroundings, I am better able to serve you and your needs.

We all have intuition, however many of us are not comfortable or accustom to listening or following the messages we receive.   I have spent many years learning to listen and decipher my information.  I trust my gut feeling and I trust yours.  I believe that what we think we want is not always what we are searching for, but until we actually start the search we many never know.

Thank you, I hope that may answer your questions on what I mean when I say I am Your Intuitive Realtor!

Namaste~

Jackie