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Man kills 6, then self, at Colorado birthday party shooting

AP News Radio

00:39 sec | 5 months ago

Man kills 6, then self, at Colorado birthday party shooting

"I'm Julie Walker another mass shooting leaves seven people including the gunman dead in Colorado on Sunday it happened at a birthday party just after midnight at a mobile home park in Colorado springs police say the suspected shooter was the boyfriend of a female victim at the party which was attended by friends family and children he walked inside and opened fire before shooting himself the birthday party was for one of the people killed police say the children were not hurt it was Colorado's worst mass shooting this year since a gunman killed ten people at a boulder supermarket in March I'm Julie Walker

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Man Kills 6, Then Self, at Colorado Birthday Party Shooting

WISH TV's News 8 Daybreak

00:48 sec | 5 months ago

Man Kills 6, Then Self, at Colorado Birthday Party Shooting

"Fire at a birthday party yesterday, killing six adults before killing himself. They say that she didn't happen in a mobile home park in Colorado Springs. Investigators believe the shooter was a boyfriend of one of the victims. Officers arrived on scene and located multiple deceased parties. Living information indicates at this point time way believe that the individual just suspect the sparkly shooting sauce. One scene and also deceased way did have one adult was transported to a local hospital. Unfortunate individual has to come to their injuries. According to police Children were at the party. None of them were hurt. This is Colorado's worst mass shooting since a gunman killed 10 people at a supermarket in Boulder in March. A fundraiser is aiming to help the family. The downtown business owner who died and Tony no.

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Colorado Springs Birthday Party Shooting Leaves Seven Dead, Including Gunman

Sterling on Sundays

00:13 sec | 5 months ago

Colorado Springs Birthday Party Shooting Leaves Seven Dead, Including Gunman

"Six people dead After another mass shooting in Colorado police say a gunman opened fire at a birthday party at a mobile home park in Colorado Springs. They say he then killed himself. That's the news. I'm Phil

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Birthday Party Shooting in Colorado Springs Leaves 7 Dead

Veterans Radio

00:15 sec | 5 months ago

Birthday Party Shooting in Colorado Springs Leaves 7 Dead

Patients at Colorado Springs Clinic Will Have To Get Revaccinated

Colorado's Morning News with April Zesbaugh and Marty Lenz

00:28 sec | 6 months ago

Patients at Colorado Springs Clinic Will Have To Get Revaccinated

"Health. Those who got a covert vaccine to the Colorado Springs clinic will have to be re vaccinated. State health officials say they're unable to verify if the vaccines Minister that the doctor MoMA Health and Wellness Clinic were viable. That's because the provider failed to provide proper documentation of temperature storage, state health officials say through an investigation with the CDC, the unidentified sub standard vaccine handling and storage, vaccine preparation, mass clinic operations and even poor recordkeeping

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Pentagon inspector general reviews Trump relocation of Space Command from Colorado to Alabama

Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network

00:47 sec | 8 months ago

Pentagon inspector general reviews Trump relocation of Space Command from Colorado to Alabama

"A last minute decision about space command by the trump administration will be reviewed by the defense department's inspector general. The us space command was revived in two thousand nineteen after a seventeen year hiatus with former president trump initially placing the command at peterson air force base in colorado springs that was before incumbent republican colorado. Senator cory gardner lost in november and the colorado overwhelmingly voted for jill biden. The trump white house then announced on january thirteenth. A week before leaving office that the new space command headquarters would move to alabama a decidedly pro trump state. The space command runs the military's satellite-based navigation communication and missile warning systems and differs from new. Us space force launched in two thousand nineteen as a separate military

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Hedge fun: Store owner bets $3.46M on Bucs

Big Al and JoJo

00:55 sec | 9 months ago

Hedge fun: Store owner bets $3.46M on Bucs

"Storm honor. Jim Mattress, Mac. Mac avail. That's $3.46 million. On the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to cover the 3.5 points. Super Bowl spread. Houston furniture store owner who is known for making giant sports bets has placed the largest wager so far. Um, he flew into Colorado Springs on Wednesday. That's a gamble in Texas logged into his draft Kings mobile betting at from the airport in placed one of the largest bets ever on the Super Bowl. After paying a little extra juice minus 1 27 to get the blocks that 3.5. Hey, would win. For his bet. $2.72 million if Tampa covers the spread.

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"colorado springs" Discussed on Denver Real Estate Investing Podcast

Denver Real Estate Investing Podcast

04:23 min | 10 months ago

"colorado springs" Discussed on Denver Real Estate Investing Podcast

"Anything to add on their journey kind of ghana ramble. There have nothing nothing to add. I think that you summed it up great for. I've had coffee in like three days. Have i got a coffee so that. That's what happens. So i'm again. These are not requirements but a big plus some has deal sourcing experience for journeys example. Handful deal source last couple of months in some. She hasn't grenell been from serious various methods that she is sourced deals from. If you're not analyze the deal even bigger plus and ideally if you're an investor house asking yourself that's a plus again those requirements. Those are things that we can. We can teach you and then you'll be working closely with us for you know for a long time but all that stuff is a big plus now compensation that will the depends on your experience. How set things up. We have our standard things we have set with agents so we will share that with you when we do connect. But if you're interested here's the next steps you gotta make sure you listen to episodes the first thing i'd say it makes you listen. Episodes number two number two thirty two to thirty five on the denver. Real estate investing podcast. We will link to these in the show notes. And that's the main forgot to mention mentioned. Click on show notes all all the stuff we talked about will be in the blog. Post here but episode to thirty. That was the first podcast we did that. Laid out the invasion advisors in the diet the goals and all that stuff and the next couple of podcast or just going into various things that various things we do together to make our firm great and different out there than other agents brokerages around colorado see a few months ago. Fantastic if you haven't listen those again and then with us know what your long term real estate goals are both as an agent for your career and also as to tell us why it'd be good for team sheriff. Us your special trainings or designations. Help to become a better agent and then give us another commentary on deals you've done as an agent. You know good bad ugly deals who done yourself good bad. Luckily learning experiences and send us your resume. All the exact details on here on the blog post..

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"colorado springs" Discussed on Denver Real Estate Investing Podcast

Denver Real Estate Investing Podcast

03:58 min | 10 months ago

"colorado springs" Discussed on Denver Real Estate Investing Podcast

"Need to be a licensed agent here in colorado and have closed at least a handful of deals racking essays certain amount of years of experience because again. Some people can have that learning curve. Go very quickly. But you have a few deals on your bed sooner the basics and there's a lot of nuances that we will teach you. We have very distinct way jessica. Preston have built out very tried and true processes that we are going to get. You plugged into the way we do. Which helps us you know when deals especially in tight markets like. We're in right now. So agent with some experience. Ideally three deals or more than you've closed and then you have access to people are which is the mls down there and then being a team player and being a team player really goes into our as with the envision visors were many agents are are one person shows and lot of times are very impressive. One person shows they're doing everything rather we really take that team approach where i have my strings. Janis her strikes. I've my weaknesses You know we all have restraint. Salinas's that's just that's a fact. No one's graded everything so we want someone whose strength is helping to put deals together. Find deals hustle negotiate contracts together all that stuff but yeah be team player and execute on your job on what you're supposed to do because jenny walks you don't what she's supposed to do. Actually i'm supposed to do at our entire team which is other agents and our our full admin staff their next you know they wanna do so being a team player and it's just a worker a self starter. I mean basically. We are grinders. I don't. I want to consider as the smartest people but i will consider a some of the hardest working people where we go out the rework we work. We work n relearn we work harvey works. We were reworked smart and we want someone with that similar similar attitude any a lot..

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"colorado springs" Discussed on Denver Real Estate Investing Podcast

Denver Real Estate Investing Podcast

05:40 min | 10 months ago

"colorado springs" Discussed on Denver Real Estate Investing Podcast

"In the springs to grow our team and work down there so i'm publishing's publishing this on the denver podcast as well just because there's a lot more reach on this podcast so if you're not interested in being agent in the springs market please ignore. Hit stop now and go back to another podcast but if you are or you happen though an agent in the springs please for this onto him. I would really appreciate. We've had tremendous success springs with jenny. Continue to expand and find that next right person to work with us. Thanks a lot. Hey ron chris lopez here and today's podcast is going to be not your typical one. Educating you on the color springs market rather were basically doing a job posting. We need to find another agent in colorado springs to work with jenny down there jenny. How you doing besides being busy. But that's a good thing. I'm doing great. How about yourself doing really good i. I'm excited to do this. The reason excites me. Just kind of jump back a few thought processes and fill everyone on the timeline. Can i share the story because the the growth has been very exciting. And it's gonna continue to keep going so back in about the middle of twenty twenty Me and press. Newberry did a podcast on her denver. Podcast kate. We're looking to grow Get female agents helpless in denver and we are just on denver. At the time. And then jenny. I mean you're on the people that reached out and said hey i know she didn't mention colorado springs. But you're a said. Hey listen podcast. While i share the same philosophy and investing principles Attitudes Down in the springs. You can assure your background and said oh. That sounds really interesting. And i remember i want to say like ten or fifteen minutes zoom call where the finding the first caller talk india. At least my goes like oh yeah. You're you're winner. Let's figure out how to make this work. And so i mean fast forward from then you know that was about middle last year and we've done a lot of discount expanding our current know processes and everything in denver down the spring sensor so similar. But hey were were quite a few miles apart. And i mean you've been crushing it. We've gotten a great response from clients and we are growing and before we get to them everything between you. Creighton content you credit sourcing deals in showing properties and you can't be a one person showdown for much longer so that brings us up to now. Which is where we need. A new team. Member a new agent to joined johnny in colorado springs mark. And to kinda keep going on there. What's excited me about everything. Johnny you join us. Riders where you're rebranding as the vision advisors which really reshifted from just really providing.

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Activists Say A Simple Ban On 'No-Knock' Raids May Not Be Enough

All Things Considered

04:24 min | 11 months ago

Activists Say A Simple Ban On 'No-Knock' Raids May Not Be Enough

"Movement to limit the no knock warrants that let police burst into residences without warning activists were inspired by the death of Briana Taylor, who was shot during a questionable drug raid on her apartment in Louisville last March. NPR's Martin cost has more. No knock legislation is being considered across the country this year in places like Kentucky, Ohio in New York, the one state that collects annual data about police. Forcible entry raids is Utah and the numbers there show that they're mostly used for drug enforcement. Connor Boyack runs a libertarian policy is to they're called the bear to us, and he says, it's timeto act on those statistics. Do we really want to be recognizing the lives of individuals for drug searches? As we've seen? We've seen it in Utah. We've seen it with Rianna Taylor was seen it elsewhere. We're losing lives over this, and so is it worth it? As legislation has drawn up, the activists are realizing that a simple ban on no knock raids may not do that much actual know Knox are relatively rare. Even the raid that killed Briana Taylor may not have been executed as a no knock. I was facing the door a taste. That's what we hear in this body camera video from the immediate aftermath of the raid. Taylor's boyfriend accuses the police of just barging in and shooting. But a cop on the scene denies that. No. Three times he starts warning. Don't try that. It's hard to make out there. But the cop in the video says no, no, we announced three times police search warrant. If that's true, then the raid was executed as a knock and announce, and a ban on know Knox would have stopped it. We actually have to be more stringent about all types of search warrants on de specially knocking announce warrants. That's Katie Ryan with a criminal justice reform group known as campaign zero. Flimsy legislation would not stop officers from technically knocking and announcing hitting the door wants saying officers than using the battering ram. You know and shredding someone's door. Because warrant policy and legislation has so few requirements, so they've expanded their campaign toe add requirements to knock and announce warrants, too. Their wish list includes things like limiting the raids to daytime hours, making sure the officers are in uniform and that the Intel about who's inside the house is up to date. But perhaps the most contentious of their proposals is the minimum weight time. They say Police should pause at least 30 seconds after they first announced themselves. Virginia State legislator Luxuries aired thinks that makes sense not announced. Wait for someone inside to respond to gather themselves, you know, make a decision about how they're getting ready to choose to interact with law enforcement. Before any additional action is taken. Aired. Got a package of warrant requirements passed in Virginia this fall. But the 32nd wait. Time was something she could not get through. It was called dangerous to officers. And that's the feeling of Thor feels. He used to be a SWAT commander in Colorado Springs. And he's now the head of the National Tactical Officers Association to have a blanket stipulation of a mandated time for waiting. Just increases risk, he says. 30 seconds may seem a reasonable wait time outside of a large single family house in the middle of the night. But outside, say, a small motel room containing a potentially armed fugitive 30 seconds would be way too long for those officers at the door. Feels believes fast paced. Forced entries should be a last resort. But they should still be there as an option, along with other approaches, such as partial entries or surrounding the residents and calling the suspect by phone. All of these are part of this whole risk analysis. That is absolutely the most critical component in determining what option is likely to be the most successful with the least amount of risk to everybody involved. He thinks the courts have actually got the balance right by telling police to be quote reasonable and how they execute a warrant. And if police go too far, the court can always throw out the evidence from the raid. But hell says he also understands what he calls the emotion coming out of incidents such as the death of Briana Taylor, which is driving this campaign to more clearly define what a reasonable police raid should look like. Martin cost NPR NEWS.

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Activists Say A Simple Ban On 'No-Knock' Raids May Not Be Enough

All Things Considered

04:25 min | 11 months ago

Activists Say A Simple Ban On 'No-Knock' Raids May Not Be Enough

"The no knock warrants that let police burst into residences without warning activists were inspired by the death of Briana Taylor, who was shot during a questionable drug raid on her apartment in Louisville last March. NPR's Martin cost has more. No knock legislation is being considered across the country this year in places like Kentucky, Ohio in New York, the one state that collects annual data about police. Forcible entry raids is Utah and the numbers there show that they're mostly used for drug enforcement. Connor Boyack runs a libertarian policy is to they're called the bear to us, and he says, it's timeto act on those statistics. Do we really want to be recognizing the lives of individuals for drug searches? As we've seen? We've seen it in Utah. We've seen it with Briana Taylor was seen it elsewhere. We're losing lives over this, and so is it worth it? But as legislation has drawn up, the activists are realizing that a simple ban on no knock raids may not do that. Much actual know Knox are relatively rare. Even the raid that killed Briana Taylor may not have been executed as a no knock. Somebody was facing the door a taste. That's what we hear in this body camera video from the immediate aftermath of the raid. Taylor's boyfriend accuses the police of just barging in and shooting. But a cop on the scene denies that three times he starts warming. Don't try that. It's hard to make out there. But the cop in the video says no, no, we announced three times police search warrant. If that's true, then the raid was executed as a knock and announce, and a ban on know Knox would have stopped it. We actually have to be more stringent about all types of search warrants on de specially knocking announce warrants. That's Katie Ryan with a criminal justice reform group known as campaign zero. Flimsy legislation would not stop officers from technically knocking and announcing Hitting the door once saying officers then using the battering ram. You know and shredding someone's door. Because warrant policy and legislation has so few requirements, so they've expanded their campaign toe add requirements to knock and announce warrants, too. Their wish list includes things like limiting the raids to daytime hours, making sure the officers are in uniform and that the Intel about who's inside the house is up to date. But perhaps the most contentious of their proposals is the minimum weight time. They say Police should pause at least 30 seconds after they first announced themselves. Virginia State legislator Luxuries aired thinks that makes sense not announced. Wait for someone inside to respond to gather themselves, you know, make a decision about how they're getting ready to choose to interact with law enforcement. Before any additional action is taken. Aired got a package of warrant requirements passed in Virginia this fall. But the 32nd wait. Time was something she could not get through. It was called dangerous to officers, and that's the feeling of Thor feels. He used to be a SWAT commander in Colorado Springs. And he's now the head of the National Tactical Officers Association to have a blanket stipulation of a mandated time for waiting. Just increases risk, he says. 30 seconds may seem a reasonable wait time outside of a large single family house in the middle of the night, but outside, say, a small motel room containing a potentially armed fugitive. 30 seconds would be way too long for those officers at the door. Feels believes fast paced. Forced entries should be a last resort. But they should still be there as an option, along with other approaches, such as partial entries or surrounding the residents and calling the suspect by phone. All of these are part of this whole risk analysis. That is absolutely the most critical component in determining what option is likely to be the most successful with the least amount of risk to everybody involved. He thinks the courts have actually got the balance right by telling police to be quote reasonable and how they execute a warrant. And if police go too far, the court can always throw out the evidence from the raid. But hell says he also understands what he calls the emotion coming out of incidents such as the death of Briana Taylor, which is driving this campaign to more clearly define what a reasonable police raid should look like. Martin cost NPR news.

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Janet Martinez Of The Navajo Nation

The Storyteller

06:00 min | 1 year ago

Janet Martinez Of The Navajo Nation

"Style. Good day welcome my friends to the storyteller where you'll find first nations people from across native north america who are following. Jesus christ without reservation on today's program we'll hear from a navajo woman who grew up in difficult circumstances but it was in those hard times that she learned to survive. Hello my name is janet martinez manappl- ending from the novel reservation. Though i'm in oklahoma now where ken and having a family here. My thoughts always back to the childhood. That i have had under vacation. I have two brothers and one sister that i grew up with and My father was the fifth generation of medicine. Man my two brothers never took up the trade so he was the end of the medicine men in our generation. My mother was A high school graduate and was attended a nursing school when she Got sick and she had to return home. She was one of two children of my grandmother. Who was who was a deaf mute. So that's how my father mother matt. He was married to my aunt and since she came back and started taking care of my oldest brother. I never thought of him as As a cousin. We've always said you know he will. All brothers and sisters would never made that distinction between the family but she had returned home and she died of tuberculosis. My mother and dad got together like that. Taking care of the the one son that he's had and eventually they had gotten together and hit the three of us which We grew up on a reservation. Like i said my two older brothers and my sister went to private school on reservation. They called ganado mission but My family always well especially my dad. He always wanted me around. Hit at want me to leave. He said that three kids had gone on to a private school. And but this is my last daughter out you know. Let me let me. Just keep her at home. Some of the head agreed. And i went to cornell. Highschool ganado is a little bitty town probably about ten miles or fifteen miles from st michael's and it was a public school but was About six years old. When i first started kindergarten because my aunt had died of tuberculosis my mother head caught that the burqa losses and also my grandmother and so they were sent to colorado springs for two years to sanatorium to get well and come back and she made that sacrifice for my sister and i to go to that boarding school all we did were were housed there and then we were bus. After two years. She was cured and she came back to the reservation. We went back with our father in Went to the public school. We got we move closer to the highway. Which will walk in like about eight miles to the highway to catch the bus in the during the wintertime. That was real trying time for us and so we move closer to the highway which was like a quarter of mile off highway. We move to continue to go to canario graduated from colorado high school. But all during this time. That i was going to school and in my My teenage years my parents. My mother didn't drink but my father was an alcoholic. I remember him times coming home and beating up my mom and pour wine on her head because she wouldn't drink it and it was. It was a very scary time for for my sister's nine. Somehow sometimes we she would get away and she takes the two of us and we run away and stay in the woods and just huddled together and freeze and until he went to slave or he passed out or you know our gone went somewhere would come home and it was. It was difficult childhood that we've had but still my mother didn't drink and so that was. That was good for us. But for some reason she started drinkin- we were when i was about eight years old. I had a couple of beers and just graduated by the time i graduated from high school. She was a full blown alcoholic. I mean it just. It just took care of everything from from our home. They were never home. When you're under the summertime out of school. I would have to herd sheep with my death mute grandmother. We were out there weeks at a time and they would never return home that go on a drunk and they'd never come and there was times that we just practically run out of food and so i told my grandmother one day i was probably ten or eleven which is out of food and she head she had noted some grease in the some lard in a little pain and she put salt in it and she and i had a piece of bread and we just dip our bread and in the in the make sure there was what we had for dinner

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"colorado springs" Discussed on Denver Real Estate Investing Podcast

Denver Real Estate Investing Podcast

04:49 min | 1 year ago

"colorado springs" Discussed on Denver Real Estate Investing Podcast

"Were up very five thousand two hundred forty five dollars so some big difference here could looking at the percent returns on here. So he's a negative five grand so that's a negative return springs was basically a thirty five an positive net or just over one hundred percent. Return on your money exactly so. I'm curious because i mean obviously like you know the front range. We are in an appreciating time right now or the. The numbers appreciate What do you say when people say. Well you can't. You can't thank an appreciation like what be your sponsor at emily's you're thinking at the time going through as well because that's very common debate that all investors have i think. Yeah and i think it's a very valid point to make i. I would agree. You cannot thank on appreciation going into it. We didn't bank on appreciation. I think however for front range markets. It's very reasonable to expect moderate appreciation just due to the economy really. I mean people constantly moving in here. Demand is high You know supply can't keep up with the demand of people wanting to buy rent homes here so i don't think it's unreasonable to expect something moderate. All right let's talk about cash flow now sir. So cash flow as we mentioned for indy. Four hundred thirteen a four hundred thirteen dollars for two years so about three percent. Return on my initial investment of sixteen thousand five hundred for colorado springs. It was three thousand eight hundred sixty dollars which is about eleven percent on minor issues of three thousand five hundred and they're both positive so that's good and before onto debt paid an appreciation. Those who need much more Static do you have any idea. Since she's sold two three years ago like you know just the what pay. If you kept it i mean. Do you know what the price would be now or have rinsed increased by chance i do. I have a property that straight down the road from the sun. And it's now we're two hundred thirty thousand and i'm renting it for fifteen hundred dollars a month..

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"colorado springs" Discussed on Denver Real Estate Investing Podcast

Denver Real Estate Investing Podcast

05:57 min | 1 year ago

"colorado springs" Discussed on Denver Real Estate Investing Podcast

"Use in for indianapolis property number one so i bought the journey before to cut you off but explain to people what he pro. Forma number is and why you're highlighting this first. Yeah so basically what this is taking is. It's expected performance of a rental property. So you know before we bought this property we you know we are given this performa which i can. I can go into later but Saying you know this is what we expect for rental property performance to look like and you know after going for it not really knowing anything against our very first ronald property. We're like oh that's pretty good. You know so. We can kind of go through some of the numbers that We guest on that and so brought this. In march of two thousand sixteen is a single family home in indianapolis. Were able to put fifteen percent down which is always appealing. We bought it for seventy three thousand four hundred very minimal. Acquisition costs it rented for eight hundred fifty a month which needs exceeds the one percent rule that everyone talks about which is one percents Meaning that you're the rent is one percent of the purchase price on a monthly basis so the purchase price was seventy five thousand. Change your wrench rate fifty months a year at you. Know one plus percent exoskeleton for that rule of thumb so quick reminder that pass the a a very common rule especially if people are bigger pockets. You can't be on that web without seeing the one percent rule mike all the time And that's that's the metro new investors use but journey goes through these numbers. You know she's gonna discussing salat numbers check the show notes and we got all the screen shots spreadsheets on here as well. Yeah so this kind of guide through some of the other factors at the time that we bought it. The mortgage rate was four point. Eight seven five. Which at that time we thought that was great for investment primary. Now it's pretty high as at the time that we're recording this on vacancy factor eight percent. That's one month out of the year which We'll get back to you on that in comparison to colorado springs but I think that's pretty typical Across the us most people buy it for about eight percent and then we also plugged zero percent for rent increase in appreciation and the reason for that is just based on our research. We were always told for cash flow markets appreciation as icing on the cake in. That's kind of what you hear a lot about so does put zero for that to be safe. property management. It was nine percents on thirteen percent reserves for monthly maintenance. No hoa really cheap taxes. Two hundred dollars a year in six hundred dollars a year for property insurance..

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"colorado springs" Discussed on Denver Real Estate Investing Podcast

Denver Real Estate Investing Podcast

04:23 min | 1 year ago

"colorado springs" Discussed on Denver Real Estate Investing Podcast

"Chris lopez here and welcome back to their episode. In are actually. I should say welcome to our first real episode in colorado springs. Real estate investing podcast. So this episode. Jenny bela's is going to walk us through a very detailed comparison of someone for out of state investing compared to suffer colorado springs. Investing so jenny. How are you doing. great. How're you doing chris doing good. I'm really curious to see the data on here. Because years ago i looked at it. I've had conversation hundreds of times of people some curious to see what year numbers and what your data comes out to especially since you're so numbers oriented so jump into and take it away. I son so the purpose of this presentation is i just really wanted to kind of deep dive more so for my own. I guess personal reflection of you often hear people saying oh. I can't invest in colorado or colorado springs. It's too expensive. I'm gonna go out of state and i actually My investing journey in real estate actually did start out of state. So i thought it was kind of an interesting idea to take the actual performance of an out of state property and also a colorado springs property that had similar characteristics and compare them so for this particular example. We're going to run through. One of them is a property from indianapolis which is a pretty popular cashflow market and one is in colorado springs. They're both similar in the sense that they're you know turnkey rent ready and we help them for about two years in sold them each So i wanted to show through this example of why From out of state investing to entirely in colorado springs so my entire portfolios. Now here and know caveat. This is a self reflection is based on my personal experience. i realize it's only a comparing to properties to each other so it's not a perfect example but just kind of wanted to chronicle thought process and why why i pivoted my strategy..

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Pike's Peak: The Complete History of the World's Highest Hill Climb

Past Gas

05:33 min | 1 year ago

Pike's Peak: The Complete History of the World's Highest Hill Climb

"Pike's peak is a giant among giants. It's the highest mountain in the front range of the rocky mountains. It is formed from billion-euro old granite. That's right. Billion with a B. and was first named by the native people who lived in shadow the called the mountain. Taba meaning son and they were the Tableau Watch meaning people of San Mountain. In eighteen o six, the mountain was quote unquote discovered. By American explorer lieutenant, Zevulon Yuan Pipe. These God I sounds like an alien spaceship guy. On. Doesn't look as cool as his name suggests I'm just GonNa tell you right now he was sent by Thomas Jefferson on a mission to explore the West and upon seeing the Mountain Zevulun apparently swore the mountain would never be conquered by man cars didn't exist yet, but it's safe to assume pike would have included them in his assessment as well. Given the chance it only took fourteen years. To prove old Zebulon Pike. Wrong. The mountain was first scaled by a European in eighteen twenty when Edwin James, a botanist and explorer successfully reached the summit collecting flowers all the way up quote the most notable day of the expedition for botanical collecting. Now, I don't WanNa give all the credit to Edwin. James although it sounds like he had a great time, I'm sure that one of the Taboada probably. Did it before him yeah. One hundred percent. Yeah attaboy watch like a a wildfire up their boot who was just like I'm GonNa Climb that today flowers. We're lovely but it was a Shinier commodity that attracted the first wave of settlers to pikes. Peak Pike's peak or bust was a common slogan of the Colorado Gold Rush of the eighteen fifties although is more of a marketing slogan. Do the prominence of the mountain gold wasn't discovered near pikes peak until later in eighteen ninety three, it won't be the first time that the mountain inspired the imaginations of those who climbed it in that same year after reaching a summit of the mountain and taking in the view Katharine Lee Bates wrote the Song America the beautiful. Describing Purple Mountain Majesties above the enameled plane over the years the mountain was commonly referred to as Pike's highest peak before finally being simplified just to pikes peak the next notable American to shape the fate of the mountain was Spencer Penrose, and he also might have been the one to introduce cars. Penrose had a name that sound like the bad guy in a murder mystery but he also had a job that would fit right into the genre. He was a mining speculator of the American West just like a murder mystery penrose had a history that could make you think you is both a suspect and a savior he graduated from Harvard but at the bottom of his class. His father and brothers were doctors and lawyers he decided to travel out west and try to make a name for himself at first he failed before getting a tip about some land near Cripple Creek that made him millions of dollars, and that's million dollars like in the movie this guy is played by Walton Geoghegan's. For sure. That's love that whilst. Yeah. And that's millions of dollars in eighteen hundreds money, which is like a lot today billions today. I Love Walton Gardens he's so. I feel like if I went to Harvard I'd WanNa, graduate the bottom of my class. Look I'm I'm the best on the rowing team but. Not great at socio economics I mean I went to. Harvard. So I'm pretty good at stuff but like I partied penrose settled. Colorado. Springs. The closest town to pikes peak was met a woman named Julie Villiers McMillan although. Penrose was by then in his forty s, he had sworn to stay a rich entrepreneurial bachelor but Macmillan proved to be grimes to his Elon Musk and the two got hitched in traveled to Europe for a lavish honeymoon staying at beautiful resorts around Europe inspired penrose to murder his wife what now? In fact, the inspiration was to open his own motel modeled after the places he had stayed specifically on the Mediterranean coast. This became the Broadmoor hotel opened in nineteen eighteen at the cost of three million, nineteen eighteen dollars translating to scrooge mcduck. Gold Coin Swing Pool amount of money in today's money. The Broadmoor was and is a seven hundred, seventy nine room Italian renaissance style palace with eighteen restaurants a golf club with three courses including one designed by Arnold. Palmer himself an automotive museum, the contents of which will soon arrive at this thing is like massive. It looks awesome. Yeah. I WanNa go to the odd more. Yeah. Let's do it. How do you feel? Seven hundred rooms every night. That's nuts penrose was no fool. He knew he knew that to attract people to the hotel you needed to do things great reviews on tripadvisor, dot com and promotional stunts. He set out to work on an ambitious project as he built the hotel, it was a two hundred, eighty, three, thousand, dollar gravel and dirt road to the fourteen thousand, one, hundred, fifteen foot summit of pikes peak with the idea of promoting tourism to the area and indirectly his own hotel.

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The Air Force Struggles With Diversity. Can The Space Force Do Any Better?

All Things Considered

04:44 min | 1 year ago

The Air Force Struggles With Diversity. Can The Space Force Do Any Better?

"The newest branch of the military just promoted its first female three star general. The US Space Force also recently appointed the nation's first all women space operations team. Top space force leaders say gender and racial diversity is a core part of the mission. But his Colorado public Radio's Dan Boyce reports, some female veterans are skeptical. First Lieutenant Kelly McKay serves with the all female Space Operation Squadron stationed at Schriever Air Force Base near Colorado Springs, The squadron command's one of the country's GPS satellites. I obviously never gotten work on all female crew for these were women that I've I wanted to work with their close friends of mine and co workers. The work of the space force is almost entirely digital Space Force members operates satellites and other national space assets from computers down on Earth. Lieutenant McKay says an all female squadron makes a bold statement for the military's news branch. I'm hoping that women will see that they have more opportunities, and they might have realized growing up as long as they're actively seeking out the women to come there. They have a great opportunity to be the the service that leads the way Don Christensen is president of the nonprofit Protect Our Defenders. The group focuses on reducing discrimination in the military. The space force grew out of the Air Force last December, Christensen says It's continuing the airforce tradition of a better gender balance than the other branches. But he worries the space force could continue another worrisome course when it comes to racial disparity there force with worst in analyzing military data Person's sins team found black airman 70% more likely than their white peers to get court martialed or receive other punishments. The air Force is own data shows that trend getting worse in recent years. Nevertheless, in just the last few months a couple of milestones confirmation of the first Black Air Force Academy superintendent and then the first black Air Force chief of staff General Charles Q. Brown Jr. Here's Brown's own candid assessment of the challenges ahead. I can't fix centuries of racism in our country, nor can I fixed decades, discrimination may have impacted members of our Air force. How much to make of these nominations depends on who you talk to. While we're very proud of gentle brown. It's It's so even Pacheco is a recently retired air force commanding officer. Photo op Shea. We like, like people. We like minority. Yea, we promoted on so don't complain anymore, okay? And we're like, Okay, So what? We want to see his action. What policies? Are you going to drive? What changes? Are you going to drive? She argues the ways to report discrimination in the space force are all inherited from Thie Air Force. And if you don't restructuring I honestly I don't. I'm not sure that you'll be able to restructure. I don't know. I just think they might continue get away with it. Unfortunately. Pacheco says As discrimination charges work their way up the chain of command senior officers often suppress reports to avoid looking bad themselves. They're going to be shaped to encourage honest communication, the space force's chief diversity and inclusion. Officer Carrie Baker says They've already placed heavy emphasis on developing open minded leaders and pushing them to learn about unconscious biases, even to the point where one should be careless enough to Speaks to their leadership about concerns that they have without concern of retribution. Baker says. The space force has targeted outreach initiatives to recruit women and people of color. Keep your eye on us. We're going to make you proud Tanya would nightie professional. They're working for the department defense for about 20 years, Tanya would lives in San Antonio, Texas. For years, she worked as an Air Force intelligence analyst, a job similar to the desk bound rolls found in the space force today would who's Black says misogyny and racism were rampant? Not getting a fair seat at the table, having to prove myself constantly having to prove my technical ability Trying to prove how smart I am. If if you will constantly challenged by my male colleagues, she's pleased to hear about that new all female space force team. She's still not sure it's a sign of systemic change. She compares the all female crew to the Tuskegee Airman, Those heralded black fighter pilots from World War two. That was an experiment. But was it sustainable? You know, do we still have that level of diversity? Now? She wonders if the space force doesn't address fundamental challenges involving race and gender. Will those experiments ever lead to anything beyond history? Making headlines for NPR news? I'm Dan Boys in Colorado Springs.

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"colorado springs" Discussed on Denver Real Estate Investing Podcast

Denver Real Estate Investing Podcast

04:40 min | 1 year ago

"colorado springs" Discussed on Denver Real Estate Investing Podcast

"So I got my business partner down there Jenny Dallas Jenny how's it going? Great thanks so much for having me on again of course is. So let's talk about the Colorado Springs I mean the previous podcast we just published we talked about the the Denver Market, some really curious Tennessee, what the Colorado Springs market is. My high level guests is pretty similar, Denver, by want to actually get the real data from you. So what is going on the high level with the the the spring market? While I think the best way to sounded a, that is still extremely hot and you know some of information that we're going to go through this kind of support that numerically. But you know I was expecting things to kind of calm down at school started backup but we are not seeing that on not at all. All right. So let's talk about I mean and this might begin control me too. So that listeners know we're recording this remotely and I'm in control the powerpoint slides a mouse. Oh, see might hear Jenny directing me some. So Jenny, what about the showing trends? Yes. I think the main thing that highlight. Trans is that showing up from August of this year to August of last year and on top of that, they're increasing still compared to previous months of this year. So I think what that has to do a lot with just the fact that there is very low inventory. So have less properties to choose from. So more people are seeing the same property in the I'm seeing that just anecdotally. you know to give an example you know I've had some clients that we've literally with all the Kobe roles and everything. There's literally pods of agents, clients waiting outside people's homes in the driveway, the yard, and the sidewalk to wait to go in assist a little bit like Disneyworld to to get into a house to see. So you know I am. Observing what this chart is reflecting essentially..

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"colorado springs" Discussed on Denver Real Estate Investing Podcast

Denver Real Estate Investing Podcast

02:33 min | 1 year ago

"colorado springs" Discussed on Denver Real Estate Investing Podcast

"Property appears if you WANNA airbnb because a lot of times it's I. Just don't think the extra work is worth all the extra couple hours a month. That's a lot of my clients think as well. But we'll do voting move out planning a long term rental is that what you're suggesting in the springs as well? And then I think it was what I mean we're recording this in. August. Twenty twenty twenty it was like back in like December nineteen January twenty twenty s when those those rules change in the springs right? Yeah. And definitely like I know we won't get into the nitty gritty on there because there's Jenny said they got you know they're detailed revolving but make sure stand it and definitely not deer research google. And read up on 'cause I I, remember reading them and they sounded. Springs went from my k- The AIRBNB haven now oh if you're not grandfathered in, it's it's pretty darn restrictive now exactly. Yeah. All right now what about? What about like the other parts of town? So the third Area that I would probably stagnant office northern Colorado Springs, and you kind of drive down a powers corridor. You'RE GONNA see a ton of new homes popping up newer homes are there it's just. Kind of the new part that that the city is getting built up and I think it's very close to Peterson Air Force Base, a lot of the tech companies out of the government contractors, and then on top of that, you're actually seeing a lot of Denver commuters. So there's lot of people that live in Colorado Springs whether it be for outdoor activities, the cost of living annonay commute up to Denver. So it's kind of a good pathway there. So what I would recommend for that area is also the room rent by the room strategy would work. It's not going to be as good a return as if you. Move. Down to the central southeastern location that we were just disgusting but it would be very good to offset your your living expenses if you rented by the room and then on top of that, since two homes are much newer, you're probably going to have lower maintenance lower cap packs out i. so that's just something to consider, and then on top of that, the homes are typically the bigger. So if you wanted to utilize that multigenerational house hack, you would probably have the opportunity to do it in this region because you're going to have a big basin area that you could convert to you know an separate living quarters..

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"colorado springs" Discussed on Denver Real Estate Investing Podcast

Denver Real Estate Investing Podcast

05:52 min | 1 year ago

"colorado springs" Discussed on Denver Real Estate Investing Podcast

"The median overall for Colorado Springs the summer was three sixty. Okay. That's for the whole like springs market. Yes. Okay. Now, what about like as you know in Denver here? We have a pretty low supply multifamily and a lot of our house or buying detached single family homes. What's it like in the springs? I would say it's very similar. I think that you're probably going to get your best bang for your buck by doing that same strategy in springs. Okay tap. Now Walker Sue I know in the chapter on the book you broke down. Different geographic locations in the springs. Can you run me in the listeners through those locations, the county opportunities opportunity see and there as well? Definitely. So I see Colorado Springs as having really three kind of set geographic areas for house hacking. So the first one being central southeast may be over to the airport that's where you're gonNA find some of your older homes, fifties, sixties, Seventies. In there. I've noticed in that region is that is probably going to be your best price durant ratio. Especially, if you're GONNA utilize the room by room strategy and then additionally I think there's room to build equity in that location also because. There's a lot of poorly utilized face. These older homes you might find rec rooms are bonus rooms that I think that if you're able to. Keep the same footprint of the property, but the able to buy a to build a bedroom. Possibly even at the afternoon, extra bat will go a long way while your house hacking. So you could. Turn that REC room into a bedroom bathroom and be able to command more while living there as House Haggar. If, you do the room by room strategy. If you decide not to do the ramp by the room move out and converted into just a single single France rental, you can ask for more in rent because you now have higher bedroom a bathroom count. So that's kind of what I would. Recommend for that area. And in these parts in this part of town. You mentioned kind of like the layouts of right now here in Denver we like different pockets of of Denver. Just because builders back in the sixties built a really good way for exactly what you said. So for these conversions, are they fairly like you know simple lower costs conversions as like, hey, add an egress window or add some drywall like. You know for typical things like what's the extent to adding a bedroom, a bathroom terms like work and how serious for project is so we actually ended up doing this not not for house hack but for one of our rental properties that we own new bought the house, it was a three bed one and a half bath. We bought it for a hundred and sixty, five, thousand, which of course, this couple years ago. and then we saw that in the basement area is try level..

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"colorado springs" Discussed on Denver Real Estate Investing Podcast

Denver Real Estate Investing Podcast

03:02 min | 1 year ago

"colorado springs" Discussed on Denver Real Estate Investing Podcast

"You're listening to module fifteen in the ultimate house sacking guide for Denver. So this is going to be our final episode in the Ultimate House that can guide, and this is the episode and also chapter in the book that we put in their come kind of last minute because while we were going through there and getting the book written and getting the Audio recorded I I had a great opportunity come up record partner with Jenny bayless. WHO's an investor investor-friendly agent down in Colorado? Springs and just the way we work the way we think it's all in alignment answers make great sense to partner up in work together, and that was kind of you know, take on the springs and Shirley knowledge from the springs and so in the Book Jenny Rhody Chapter on the Colorado Springs Market, and now recording a podcast up. So the talk Boswell Jenny, how are you? Dan Great. Thanks so much for having me today a course and you know we won't go into a lot of. Details on the springs because. Probably a month or two. Before this podcast released, we did five episodes on the springs and we'll do more market updates in the future on there but just from like a high level, give us like. A two three minute rundown on the house, hacking market, and Colorado Springs. So I really very similar to Denver just with a lower price point to enter. So I mean as we've discussed before Colorado Springs has a really good in diverse economy. There's military there's tack Toryism. Contribute to a really healthy and strong Tommy and I think that it'll continue to grow down there It's consistently ranking high on best places to live. So that kind of you know contributes to the whole house hacking strategy and is also consistently ranking high on the hottest housing market list so I think considering. That has a good balance of of live work types, type scenarios. I think that it makes itself really did how sacking opportunity location. And I think the one, the first sense you said it, that's exactly what I've been kind of learning as I've been talking with you and you know we've traded back and forth a lot of DNA analyses you've been running down there a couple of property, her contract and kind of talking shop with you. That's very similar ratios and numbers cash on cash return Capris. Denver by just a lower price point lower rensselaer taxes, lots of lower stuff like what is like give us like what's the property or what's the price range for Typical House Act property you're seeing Say Probably. High Twos to let threes would be kind the spot. Yeah. So high twos to threes and we're often like you know mid threes to mid fours up here in Denver what are our meeting our averages? It's probably around probably on the foreign thousand dollar mark here in Denver just kind of doing some really rough math in my head. Yeah..

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A strange Blue Flame

True Mysteries of the Pacific Northwest

04:31 min | 1 year ago

A strange Blue Flame

"Welcome to catch myths and mystery signer host kid chrome today a little insight into a different kind of fire at the heart of many seafaring stories going back hundreds of years detail of a blue fire coming up from top of a master crackling along the railing along the gunwales. Some sailors described how they had watched a blue crackling light move along the top of the water climb up the side of this ship wind around the mass where would vanish into thin air. Today we would refer to a sailor's description of a blue light moving around their ship, a saint elmo's fire. This is a weather phenomenon where a sharp or pointed object is passing through a strong electric field in atmosphere not dangerous if it can be an indicator of a charge difference around you making lightning more likely to strike you despite your location in eighteen ninety. Nine Colorado Springs and experiment by Nikola Tesla that utilized undoubted waves caused horses at the livery stable because suddenly Bolton kick free of their stalls, even the insects felt the effects of the electrical barrage butterflies became electrified helplessly swirling circles, their wings, sprouting Blue Halos of saint almost fire during World War One Germany had dozens of rigid airships called Zeppelin's they could travel eighty five miles an hour and carry up to two tons of bombs by the Nineteen Thirties Dr Louvred cder who overseeing the design of this upland step aside to allow the head of the company Hugo. To design the huge Hindenburg class airships in all tour bill designated L Z one, twenty, nine. The HINDENBURG was one hundred, three feet long with a diameter of one hundred, thirty, five feet is gas capacity was just south of seven million cubic feet I I flew in March nineteen thirty six American Airlines contracting with the operators of the Hindenburg shuttled passengers from Lakehurst Newark. Connections to airplane flights she carried thirty six passengers with a crew sixty, one and two thousand, nine, hundred trainees. The airship was hours behind schedule WANNA passed over Boston due to these headwinds landing at Lakehurst was further delayed by foul weather that included thunderstorms the captain opted to pass over. Manhattan. At six, fifty, five PM, the storm had passed and the captain directed the Hindenburg in the direction of it's more at Lakers were the ground crew waited. At seven PM local time the Hindenburg made his final approach from an altitude of six, hundred, fifty feet. The ship would drop rope in cable and be winched tied to more in tower. It began to rain the ground crew grabbed the mooring lines at seven twenty, five a number of individuals on the ground witnessed what they later would state look like a blue. Flame climb up the back of the HINDENBURG seconds later it burst into Flame Werner France was a fourteen year old cabin boy who is dazed by the fire. But when one of the ship's water bladders burst, he was drenched and managed to get out of a hatch used to load food into the kitchen once on the ground, he ran from the burning inferno. The only survivor to escape without any injuries he was also the last surviving crew member and died at the age of ninety two in August two, thousand, fourteen, another survivor was Joseph Spa. ADVIL COMIC ACROBAT. When he saw the first sign of trouble, he smashed the window with this movie camera which had been filming the landing. The film did the disaster by the way that's ship near the ground. He lowered himself out the window on hung onto window ledge letting go when the ship was perhaps twenty feet above the ground his acrobatic instincts kicked in and spa kept his feet under him attempted to do a safety role. When he landed, he injured his ankle nonetheless days Woodley crawling away on a member of the ground crew came up, swung the diminutive SPA under one arm and ran him clear that fire days lady during an interview and investigation was determined that sabotage was. The, cost of the flames but Saint Elmo's fire and that had caused the initial spark that caught the gas on fire. A different

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"colorado springs" Discussed on Denver Real Estate Investing Podcast

Denver Real Estate Investing Podcast

03:40 min | 1 year ago

"colorado springs" Discussed on Denver Real Estate Investing Podcast

"Ruin, we are doing fifth and final episode Air Colorado Springs mini-blitz to get me and you familiar with the Colorado Springs market. So we are doing a deal analysis for a house hack property that Jenny fan on the molasses, walk the numbers and what you can expect to see down springs for a a single family house act, and so as we up this miniseries, we'll be doing more content in the future and the Colorado Springs market but you get specific questions ideas or things that we Gloucestershire ruin the more about. Email and we'll make sure recuperating a future episodes, and of course, we are starting to do our origins start doing her weekly deal analyses. If you enjoy that email list to see what deals in in the Denver market and let's be appropriate that she show grab a few properties. Once a week lugging spreadsheet sent out an email commentary why she likes it what's the value add? Play their rental play email me and we'll get you on that email list. So Jimmy I'm glad to have you back on this episode. Thanks for having me. Walk us through this house hack and while you liked it shah. Yes. So This property grabbed my attention because. Mainly because of the way that the listing was was very well written it mentioned the fact that it already had a kitchenette and a second entrance to it. So that will. So it's one of those how sack proper. Those kind of you know rang a few bells at this would be a prime house hacking opportunity It would be an easy conversion to a fully separated living space doing it this way release easily conversion. What do you mean you mean like through zoning and legal just for like from investor's standpoint so Don't privately for it to be converted into duplex. Okay. It's sound are four which would allow for multifamily property. So duplex would not be an issue for that. So we could just partition off that second living area and then the investor would have a duplex really Okay..

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"colorado springs" Discussed on Denver Real Estate Investing Podcast

Denver Real Estate Investing Podcast

05:28 min | 1 year ago

"colorado springs" Discussed on Denver Real Estate Investing Podcast

"Okay. So we had to pay for trash in Colorado Springs and Denver That's included in your in your taxes and Denver, not the other counties around. Okay. Denver County were that is. Okay. So one so it's individual electric earning just one master meter that's crack is at pretty I mean is that pretty common what you see in in Maltese down there sometimes you see gas also individual individually metered not always usually you never see water or sewer. Yeah. We've I can't even properly ever seen like water and sewer separatist I. Mean that's just too expensive. Yeah. Yeah. I. Think we're about, yeah we see quite a few properties that are about your individual gas as well. Okay. So pretty standard stuff there and I know how the underwriting in here as well. So you have and these are just screen shots of using Joe Massey's spreadsheet on here that we normally do for the Denver deal analyses. So we'll walk through the numbers. If you guys want to see them, check the show notes for the blog post and we will have them up here as well. So four plex twenty-five percent down. A six, hundred, twenty, thousand dollars purchase price. You have in there for fifteen thousand dollar acquisition costs is that pretty normal down there or including some point by down there? Yes. Oh mixture of additional loan costs, and then of course, you're due-diligence costs as well. I'm budgeting for about fifteen thousand, four plex on average yoga. What What's like the like inspections and appraisals and stuff cost down there as soon as Primers Denver but assumptions? Yes. Same. Thank for praise levels. It could be between seven fifty and up now worry about eight hundred dollars. For. Four. Yeah, and then inspection. Depends on how how many items you uninspected but it could be five, hundred and up. And of course, after your krona for yesterday will do sewer scopes right? All right. So Standard Standard stuff twenty, six, twenty, thousand at twenty, five, percent down. So thirty or conventional loan writing. And you have five thousand dollars repair costs is there are there obvious things that? Would repair or is that just pay couple written ready costs reporting there for just as good budgeting just get budgeting when I looked at the pictures full disclosure I did not tore the property grow when I looked at the pictures they looked. All the units look to be in fantastic condition So the five thousand dollars is just there as And Okay. That's good for all in one hundred, seventy, six, thousand dollars for the down payment acquisition costs and repair costs. And you've got a four percent interest rate here for the mortgage. And actually might be slightly lower but I'm inc four percents very conservative I got a three point five percent refund four plex right now. So I think you'd be a little bit south of that. Okay. For the rinse here you plugged in what you said fifteen eighty fifteen for the three bedrooms and the nine ninety five for the two bedrooms Yup answer actually said, he might be a bump ninety, five up to you said eleven eleven hundred I would shoot for okay. It's you just kind are doing osceola realistic conserve numbers here. Acts Rate. Standard stuff here yet three percent vacancy twenty-five percent effective tax rate. Yet ten percent for property management eight percent for repairs reserves. Taxes eighteen hundred insurance eighteen, hundred hundred and the water sewer I guess it's all utilities were forty eight hundred dollars right there..

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"colorado springs" Discussed on Denver Real Estate Investing Podcast

Denver Real Estate Investing Podcast

05:15 min | 1 year ago

"colorado springs" Discussed on Denver Real Estate Investing Podcast

"This is part of our Colorado Springs podcast blitz were doing refine episodes. Last episode was state of the market. This episode we're actually going into one of Jenny's a personal property. She bought a handful or three or four years ago that she did the burst, Rajon. So it's great. Case study also shows sometime Desi that Jenny has done. So I would recommend you guys listen to these podcast in order that we can get the a good. The collar. Springs Markup. and. So Jenny is a new team member up here on our team and she is really taking on cower springs and she lives down there owns a handful rental properties there, and just knows the market and so lowered and do here is as we started working together Jenny, I started naturally asking questions to Jenny about the springs market and quickly realized, Hey, these questions I have so do hundred other people in Denver and Colorado Springs. So let's just record a podcast. So now recording our second podcast Jenny glad to have you back. Yeah. Thanks for having me. So I know this is a single family home he closed in. Two thousand seventeen cracked beyond that. All I know is that you bird it and you still own it..

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"colorado springs" Discussed on Denver Real Estate Investing Podcast

Denver Real Estate Investing Podcast

05:13 min | 1 year ago

"colorado springs" Discussed on Denver Real Estate Investing Podcast

"So I've idea what prime is right now I haven't looked because we haven't tapped into it. Thanks. So I haven't really looked at it but probably like four four and a half percent I'm guessing and then same for the other one. Yeah. So it sounds like you're you know. The current he locked probably higher than thirty are fixed yet is higher hires Nice Chiasso Yeah long-term debt. Probably, what I would advocate for in this situation especially now, something you had mentioned to me I, think it was the prepping for this was that you're targeting a rental properties that are six hours a month in rent or less Y because. The Way I think of things is kind of backing into it. So the median income in Colorado Springs is sixty thousand dollars for household. So I operate off of the three times rent rule when unscrewing tenants. So if we take sixty thousand dollars divided by twelve divide that by three, we get about sixteen hundred dollars as a an appropriate rent rate So if we're looking at it that way I would presume that you'd capture the majority of the market share interesting. Yeah. Never Volvo. That was really interesting. The highest rent rate that we have is fourteen twenty five. So we like to go a little bit below to capture even more tenant population is that the captured more than on population or maybe more people will be more like a renter for life or? Other reasons I mean yeah. If you have really increased competition, you're going to get the most qualified tenant for that property. What about some just some other things to keep in mind share? So I think what I've noticed over the past couple years for Colorado Springs is that the rent rate is not increasing as fast as the home value appreciation rate. So just to give everyone some context for that rent prices increased by four percent from twenty nineteen to twenty twenty, which is compared to three percent. National Average says still better. Than, national, average and then home values increased by seven percent from that same time period compared to four percent national average. So if we kinda take that in apply it towards but we're seeing in terms of investment properties. House was bought for two hundred, thousand dollars in two thousand nineteen would be bought for two hundred fourteen thousand dollars in twenty twenty assuming seven percent price appreciation so that same houses backups. So if we were to buy a house in twenty nineteen. To say bread and butter to bed one bath in certain neighborhood two, hundred, thousand just based on pure price appreciation that same house would be bought for about two hundred, fourteen thousand. Oh, the next year the next year. and. Then the same Rant is only increasing by four percent per year. So if we were renting that house for say, twelve hundred dollars last year, we're renting it for about twelve fifty today..

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"colorado springs" Discussed on Denver Real Estate Investing Podcast

Denver Real Estate Investing Podcast

05:41 min | 1 year ago

"colorado springs" Discussed on Denver Real Estate Investing Podcast

"Metro, and Colorado Springs. So, do your best explain graphs over podcast because I'm GONNA I'M GONNA put that hot potato in your lap J.. Okay. So for those of you that aren't watching Youtube really the best way of explaining this is this graph depicts compounded annual rate of growth since the mid nineteen eighties and what is c. a. a RG. So it's basically taking the rate of growth, but then taking out like Inflation and all those extraneous factors to give you more straight lines answer as to what is the actual rate of growth for for these markets Oh. Thank you So basically, what we can see from here is that overall Denver's showing at four point seven percent and this is from one thousand, nine, hundred, five to twenty, eighteen, twenty, twenty over that. Yeah, thirty, five year period I get chunk of time to really analyze it in Colorado Springs. Is that three point nine percent. So it's honestly not that different from my opinion and then public just out of curiosity at three point seven. Yeah and so as you said, so this is really taken out you know. You know probably mostly appreciation and cash flow from rental properties is that what most of us are like prices gained enough? And so this is actually taking out the inflation though, right these are real gains. So you're talking basically about four percent gain over inflation and prices for springs and upper fours for Denver or looking at. Those are great returns. Don't you factor in cash flow and debt paid on other stuff? They go from there. and. You guys. WanNa see these charts. We'll have these charts on the the the blog post or if he went to full trends packet, email me or email jenny, we can email the pdf as well because you know probably about forty slides and that or so it's any length. Yeah. It's very data data centric. Talking about here, price appreciation of Denver homes and never condos compared to color springs, homes, and condos. So. We're looking at from two, thousand, ten to two, thousand and twenty. and. Obviously, both debt will start the Denver home side. So Denver homes in two, thousand, ten, they were like high twos So sort of right after you know kind of like the bomb of the market, and now we've just seen the very like a forty five degree line going up in twenty twenty were at just north of five, hundred thousand. To, the springs has a very similar can trajectory actually starting to about a year or two later after Denver. But a gone up and they started out in the low just above two hundred thousand and now they're in the high threes Okay Yup and for Denver Condo's. They start around the one fifty in two, thousand, ten. Now they're at the three fifty range and collar springs were at like just below one fifty looks like twenty grand less than Denver was back in two, thousand ten and now Colorado Springs right around two fifty. So both have seen very good appreciation..

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"colorado springs" Discussed on Denver Real Estate Investing Podcast

Denver Real Estate Investing Podcast

04:32 min | 1 year ago

"colorado springs" Discussed on Denver Real Estate Investing Podcast

"And with that being said, there's a really good opportunity to be able to provide rental housing to military members because a lot of them don't wish to buy when they're only going to be here for a couple of years. So it's really good tenant based on their. and then the next thing that I wanted to talk about is that not only does it have a strong defense presence but also has a strong commercial presence is a lot of technology companies moving in down there similar to how. Like a similar flood to what we're seeing here. Exactly. Yeah, and then you know like a pocket down there or quarter or this moving all over usually in the northern part of Colorado Springs is where you're going to see a lot of the technology companies moving in. So that is a good way to diversify the economy. You're right there, and then lastly I think what everyone probably thinks of when they think of Colorado Springs is the tourism aspect. There's so many beautiful landmarks pike's peak garner the Gods so many trails So that brings in a lot of revenue and it also brings in a lot of people that when they come here they think I really WanNa live here. So that's it's kind of twofold benefit for that. So. But if it's, denver sound exactly. because I know something that we know we talk about because you know you go. You know you rewind Denver's history and you know decades and decades ago is very much an oil town cow town announce a very, very well diversified economy and seems like Colorado Springs has followed a similar trajectory. Exactly. All, right. So Lot here why invest in Colorado Springs you got some bullet points up here some pretty impressive rankings. Yes. So I think a lot of people are starting to finally take notice Colorado being an awesome place to live work just great place to be. So it's consistently ranking high on desirable places to live and even some real estate related ranking such as hottest housing markets fastest growth..

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"colorado springs" Discussed on Denver Real Estate Investing Podcast

Denver Real Estate Investing Podcast

04:38 min | 1 year ago

"colorado springs" Discussed on Denver Real Estate Investing Podcast

"Brisk, Lopez. Welcome back to another episode. So in the previous episode, I did the State of the market on Denver for quarter three, twenty twenty. So on this one, I'm excited to say that we're actually doing very similar presentation on the state of the market for Colorado Springs a quarter three, twenty twenty. So give me a quick back story on here and the reason why we were actually talking about this springs and you'll see a lot more content as well. What the springs is obviously, it's a good market to invest in, but a couple of months ago I'm sure many of you saw the email. Or I did a research podcast about expanding and we're looking for a few more agents to expand here an issue in the Denver Market but fortunately, just a phenomenal agent an investor as well from our from color springs reached out and after we got chatting realized it was just a phenomenal fit for us to partner up on so that agent and my guest is Jenny bayless Jenny how's it going great thank you so much for having me on and I'm really excited to join the team yeah this is going to be it's going to be a fun fun fun ride so quick. Quick about you. Jenny. And if I butcher it feel free to correct me on here but Jenny about eight rental properties right now right right. So she's similar mindset to what we talk about the podcast very much long term investing buying hold rentals She's investing at least a few years. Now great thing is she's competed burr property down there in the springs she's bought deals for the Malays through wholesaling through networking even as physio in there and has also got some different financing. For. Taking down properties as well. So lots of experiences investor and they'll after you start investing, then get your license like a year or two later, right? Yeah, exactly. So now I'm not I'm an agent and hoping to expand and help everyone down there and so investor turned agent. So you know that's always a great skill set my mindset and then also. She her professional job before she became an investor nation was actually has a CPA. So He's got the analytical mindset as well, which is as you guys know just great for analyzing deals are looking at data I said just overall a great fit for us to partner up on, and so we're GonNa go through the state of the market here for Colorado Springs. And then I think for next three or four episodes. After this, we're going to do a couple deal analysis as well..

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Decision Day Is Almost Here. Here's How To Decide For An Unknown Future

Parenting: Difficult Conversations

08:25 min | 1 year ago

Decision Day Is Almost Here. Here's How To Decide For An Unknown Future

"May I is normally known as decision day but now what does the new time on look like yes so because of the pandemic about four hundred schools have pushed the deposit deadline to June first? So students and families now have more time to make these decisions. But even beyond those deadlines colleges are being flexible. We've seen some schools. Say they'll honor their deposit for future. Semesters they decide not to enroll. We've even seen some schools. Say they'll honor their deposits for future. Semesters if students decide not to enroll some schools have even extended their scholarships beyond that first semester. In the fall I think the idea of decision day has long been kind of losing. Its concreteness and the coronavirus pandemic has kind of solidified that so a lot of students have had financial situations which have changed a lot in the last couple of months. So what resources are available for students who might need you know more financial assistance. Absolutely we are seeing a lot of financial pain here and families are feeling it so most students fill out a federal application for student. Aid this with Ed Department this with the Federal Government in this tells you what you're eligible for so loans are in their scholarships are in their grants and you can appeal the numbers that you got so this is a super important. Not that many people know about this but you can actually go to the college and say my financial situation has changed and I need more money. The financial aid appeals happens with the individual schools to have to reach out to the financial aid office to start this process but the process can be really wonky. You've got to. You've got to submit documentation. You have to say very specific things in your letter to the school and there's a really helpful tool to do this. It's called swift student. It's online it's free. It's made by a number of nonprofits and this will help you navigate that process so this tool gives you sample letters. It helps you kind of collect all your information so that you're not wasting your time going back and forth with the financial aid office trying to figure out. What do I need to? Have you reevaluate my financial situation? But you're not alone. This is happening. I've talked with a number of folks who work in the financial aid offices. They're seeing. Lots of appeals. Lots of people are doing. This and the financial aid offices are ready. Okay so for students who have like all their acceptance letters in all their options laid out in front of them and are being responsible decision makers making their proof on lists. What kind of questions should they be asking themselves now while I think the hardest question but the most important question is the financial one that means you got to sit down with the people who are important in your life and who are part of that financial decision your family in some cases your parents or even your kids or your husband or wife? You've got to sit down and just have those. Financial conversations is this affordable. If it's not affordable water my other options Are there cheaper options? Closer to home. Community College. Is there a way that I can go out to the university and request more money? I mean that's what we just talked about. It's really hard I wanNA. I don't WanNa like sugar coat that right. Now you're having to make decisions right now and we don't know what's GonNa Happen in the fall. Yeah I mean have you. Have you talked to any you know students that had big plans right like? Oh I'm going to go like cross country and go to this Agreem- school that I've had the sweater for five years and then now have to like you know renegotiate with their own future making plants. Yeah I talked to a student named Alexis Jones. She's a senior here in Washington D. C. And she had originally thought. I think I'm going to go to California. That was like her big plan and she got into two schools in California and actually both of them offered her really good financial aid packages. She would almost have to pay no tuition in the fall but she just worried about what that meant I mean. Would he be able to come home if there was an emergency? I really didn't want to go to California but with a pandemic would if I couldn't leave ultimately she decided to go to Cornell which is a great option In in New York but she was kind of thinking worst case scenario at Cornell. My Dad can drive the six hours to come get me. And so that that really factored into her decision so our students thinking of different cheaper options you know like community colleges. Yeah so I've been listening in on calls between guidance counselors and some high school students the spring just to get a sense of kind of what decision students are making and lots of students are rethinking. Therefore your plan. They're basically saying a couple of things one. If it looks like that for your school is GonNa be online anyways. Why not take my kind of General Ed classes at the local community college tuition is cheaper? It looks the same like I'm still in my bedroom on my computer and so it might be a cheaper option. I think the other thing that a lot of students are thinking about is if their parents have lost a job or their families are facing financial hardships thinking. I need to get a job so I can help my family and so going away to college or doing full for year. They're also kind of rethinking that in. Maybe I should go part time because I now. I'm responsible for making a lot. More money for my family and so community colleges are bracing for more enrollment. And you know this comes of course as they're really hurting financially and so. I think it'll be really interesting to see this. Migration of community colleges kind of handling a number of students that decided to stay local and go cheaper. But they're doing it with far fewer resources. So that's definitely something I got my eye on and even for the people who do have the option of going to the full four year college That picture looks different right. The the idea of going to a dorm and they you know hanging out with your friends. How might the rest of campus life look different in September? Yes so that's the million dollar question. Actually maybe billion dollars colleges are planning for a bunch of different scenarios but there are so many things they don't know what is the virus. Look like how is it circulating in that specific community? What's our testing capacity? You know there's so many questions Terry. Hurdle with the American Council on Education and he spends his day talking to college presidents and he explained it this way. Every institution is thinking long and hard about this but they're doing it in an atmosphere of enormous ambiguity. It's like the fog is so thick you can't see the corner of Your Street. There are just so many issues so many actors. So many variables. It's really hard to figure out how to put something in place. Now that you're sure you will be comfortable with in the end of August. Assuming you need I can give you kind of a breakdown of some of the things we've heard I mean yeah there's a range of ideas out there of what college could look like And we're seeing. Almost every day colleges announce a plan the challenges. Yeah they're making a plan now but is it going to be still the plan in three months from now but we're seeing things like block scheduling has been floated. This is the idea that classes are in kind of shorter cycles. So you take me one or two classes at a time and then that would change every two to three weeks and so that allows a little bit more flexibility so they could do a block for three weeks on a class and then decide to go online decide to go in person always so like you you like just take calculus for three weeks and then you move onto like Greek history or whatever is that what you mean yeah exactly and there are some campuses that do this Colorado College which is in Colorado Springs. They're a small liberal arts school. They've been doing the block scheduling model for almost fifty years and so they do a number of blocks every year. I think it's nine blocks for the whole academic year and so students can kind of piecemeal. Professors love it because they're able to go in-depth on a

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Maj. John Rain Waters: F16 Deployed & Demo Pilot, USAF Instructor, and 777 Pilot

AviatorCast: Flight Training

05:41 min | 1 year ago

Maj. John Rain Waters: F16 Deployed & Demo Pilot, USAF Instructor, and 777 Pilot

"Give us a little bit of background just like a quick elevator. Pitch on John. What what have you been known for? What are you doing now? Yeah so I started flying in high school. Got The bug hooked and I wanted to go sir. By countries so best of both worlds is able to go fly in the Air Force has been twelve years flying air force mix from being a t six instructor pilot flying that sixteen and eventually the being. F16 DEMO pilot edges recently transitioned into airlines flying. A triple seven right now. Right on very cool. So let's start at the beginning then so you started flying in highschool tells about where you got the bug and how that love for aviation started. I Group A community. That was just full of aviation a lot of Delta pilots. Round where I live in all our ex air force next navy guys and my neighbor actually took me flying in a piper cub but a day it was like seventy degrees as absolutely beautiful door open when cruising around. I think that was the first Hook I had put in me for aviation. My Dad was a big influence. He wasn't a pilot but he saw it as a great career. Opportunity to kind of push me in that direction and so I was fortunate to have someone who wanted to teach of a friend of mine. Fly His son. He wants you to send out a fly but he wanted to teach them to fly with someone so I was fortunate to be able to be that other person and me and my friend were taught how to fly. My I fly was on September tenth. Two thousand one. So the next day I was is a big moment for so many across the world little in America so when September eleventh happened that really solidified my desire to WanNa go serve and if I go serve while flying two birds with one stone and was fortunate. That's where I put all my effort in high school was to get an ROTC scholarship. Go in and get a pilot slot and then flying air force now. That's amazing I think for me. No connection to nine eleven. I think I took my first flight less than a year after that. So yeah September Eleventh. Two thousand two so wild and crazy now coming up with me. It's almost two decades ago right so there's so many people that you know in op. See Our age no it lifted everyone holderness no it and lived it but you know being the demo pilot going out and talking to kids. Now there's just we now have the first generation of Americans serving in the military who were born after September eleventh. Yeah so is just. It's such a such a big event moment in history for so many people and it's crazy to hear the different stories and then you go dig up my logbook and take a picture of an shared or something because it is kind of wild. I remember another friend of mine that has a similar store to you is working the financial sector nine eleven happened and then he became. He became an air force pilot as well. He ended up in the rapture. But you know he. He felt the call as well so Can you walk us through? What the process for you as like say in high school to get to that point where you're qualifying to be a fighter pilot. I don't know if that's like an acceptable her. But you're obviously shooting for something there. So what's that process like to actually get in a position to be able to do that so for me? I think most people the average is a very long process. They're opposites exceptions to someone who monitoring have their degree in apply saucer training school which is a shorter condensed program and they go off and become a pilot but on average most people commission become officers in the Air Force which you had to offer to be a pilot most people commission through the Air Force Academy which is a four year college military school out in Colorado Springs or through ROTC which is at most universities across the nation. So I did ROTC Georgia Tech. But you start queuing yourself up in high school because you have to be competitive in order to get into. Rotc or get into Air Force Academy so mine started really like eighth ninth grade looking to see whether requirements were in order to get a ROTC scholarship or get into the Air Force Academy which is good. Gpa's good sat be well rounded so be involved in sports or working but they also want to see in those processes of work or your club or sports that over the course of three or four years you go from. Yeah the guy who just joined the group to being the club president or being the team captain. Because they're looking for leadership ability so it really cute up early on and it was a long path just to get ROTC and get into college and then once you get into ROTC or college Air Force Academy. The process kind of starts all over again. Because you're competing with everyone who's shown up at the end of school your junior year. That's really when most people find out what they're going to do in the Air Force. Three years to develop as a leader develop as an officer. Show that you had that potential to serve at a higher level and function at a higher level and then you apply for pilot slot or navigator slaughter intelligence officer. Whatever might be but you've been racked and stacked against your peers. There's a number one. There's a number two. There's a number ten and they all comes down to the needs of the air force so if we need ten pilots great news for that group of ten people but if there's only need to pilots than the top two people get that that's a very broad brush gail but in the end it's a really long process typically in order to get to that point and it's a big investment to write without being guaranteed that you're actually. GonNa get that slot you're putting in years and years of work before you ever know that you're GonNa get pilot

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Pence delivers in-person Air Force Academy commencement as much of US remains shut down

On Being

01:18 min | 1 year ago

Pence delivers in-person Air Force Academy commencement as much of US remains shut down

"The US Air Force Academy graduating cadets directly into the newly established space force for the first time this weekend Colorado public radio's Dan Boyce reports on the academy's scaled down commencement Saturday because of the pandemic friends or family had to watch the graduation on you too as a precaution against the pandemic of the nearly one thousand graduates eighty six are now heading into the space force which was formally created last December the first chief of space operations general John Raymond told the cadets they would help shape the new branch from the ground up with a culture of innovation needed to stay ahead of other world powers such as Russia and China and you have to turn fails will fight and win the battle for space superiority which is so vital to our nation or our allies and our joint and coalition forces Raymond also called the space force the country's first digital force as most jobs use computers to operate satellites for NPR news I'm Dan Boyce in Colorado springs vice president pence was one of the few gas allowed to attend the academy's graduation ceremony in person he was the commencement speaker pence's trip to Colorado springs only his second outside the nation's capital over the past six weeks it was aimed at showing that the country is on course to gradually

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Colorado - Vice President Pence speaks at Air Force Academy graduation

Bloomberg Businessweek

00:19 sec | 1 year ago

Colorado - Vice President Pence speaks at Air Force Academy graduation

"President Mike pence has spoken at today's pared down graduation ceremony at the airforce academy correspondents are Westwood president trump traveled last year to Colorado springs to deliver the commencement address and he said he thought it was great the pence was attending this commencement and he announced that next month trump he will be giving the commencement address at the west point

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Robert Kolker Discusses 'Hidden Valley Road'

The Book Review

08:34 min | 1 year ago

Robert Kolker Discusses 'Hidden Valley Road'

"Us about the Galvin family. Let's start with the parents. Don and Mimi there. The subject of this book Don really lived through the greatest moments of the twentieth century. He was a World War Two veteran and the two of them put down roots in Colorado after the war and raised a family and had twelve children. The twelve children's span the baby boom the. I was born in nineteen forty five and the last in nineteen sixty five and they were known in Colorado Springs. Colorado is sort of a model family. Everybody knew the Galvin's with their twelve children and the oldest was a football star and dated the general's daughter at the Air Force Academy and all of the boys were Jock simplisafe on every hockey game. They played they were sort of legends at the time but nobody really knew that privately. The family was suffering that that in the end six of the twelve children were diagnosed schizophrenia. And it was at a time in America where there was a lot of shame and stigma around mental illness. Even more than there is now where the parents were often blamed and so it was a secret for as long as they keep it a secret and that just lead to more damage and the youngest children in the family really suffered the most from living in that house full of secrets before we get into their stories. It's interesting that you say everyone knew the Galvin's in Colorado Springs. My cousin actually grew up in an air force family in Colorado Springs and had never heard of them and so it might be that. She's she's younger. She's in her forties now. But I'm curious how you came across this family and their story because you're not from Colorado Springs. Yeah their heyday was in the early years of the academy. Right after the academy opened in the mid fifties that was when the family really started to rise up so they were best known in the late fifties. I know about them because the youngest two children the only girls were friends of a friend of mine. And for years. These two sisters Margaret and Lindsey had been talking with one another about the best way to let the world know about their family but they realized they couldn't do it alone. There was a lot about their family. They didn't even know. I mean a lot of these brothers were fifteen or twenty years older than they were and then of course a lot of the medical records. They didn't have access to and a lot of the stories that their parents told they couldn't necessarily verify on their own. A lot of legends going around and in fact they some of the worst things that happened to the family had been kept from them kept secret from them because they were too young when it happened and so finally they decided to turn to an independent journalists to to cover the family independently to take the story wherever it would lead and they were confident in doing this because they felt that the there was scientific value medical value in focusing on this family and they knew that researchers had been talking to them for decades and they wanted to know what those researchers learned as. Well okay all families. Don't get along perfectly. And I imagine a family with twelve children. Probably even more so where they unanimous in their willingness to collaborate with you to answer your questions be interviewed well aside from being completely gobsmacked by the story and and really could not believe all. This happened to one family. I was pretty convinced in the beginning that there couldn't be a book about this because of medical privacy laws that all all it would take was one sibling standing up and saying what you WANNA book about this family no way and then suddenly it would get very impossible so I worked very Slowly and really took it very easy and over several months I would get on the phone. Maybe once a week with different family members saying so you know your sisters are interested in having a book about your family. How does that make you feel and sort of got took the temperature of the entire family and to my amazement everyone was interested in. Everyone was ready including Mimi. The family matriarch who had been so determined to keep everything secret for so long. She was in her nineties. Ready to talk about it too. She died in two thousand seventeen after you interviewed her. And I want to talk about that interview a little bit because as you mentioned earlier at that time schizophrenia was often blamed on mothers. Yes and and so. She was thrilled to be talking about it from a genetic perspective. You know. We're in the Arab genetics. Now so it it made her feel good to be able to say yes. Well now. We know that it couldn't have been bad parenting that it was genetics and so two that part she was happy but she was really part of her survival instinct and part of what made her so functional for so long was that she could really move past a lot of the unpleasantness in her life. So getting here to talk about unpleasant subjects was not easy and of course. I didn't WanNa get a ninety one or ninety two year old to to do anything. I didn't want to traumatize someone who was clearly in such frail health. So what proceeded was me sitting there at the kitchen table with her and her two daughters were at the table too and every time she would try to deflects the conversation. One of her daughter's would go. Oh Mom and and try to kind of cajole her gently back to talk about the unpleasant stuff and eventually she she was able to really open up about some very difficult things and I was really grateful to get that kind of clarity from her. Twelve children is difficult enough. I mean twelve children. Ten of them were boys even if they did not suffer from mental illness even during the baby boom. That's a lot of kids. Why did they have twelve children? I spent a lot of time sort of looking into that question for dom father. He was Catholic and he was looking for a distinguished life and he wanted to to stand out in some way and it made him feel good to be a pattern familias and so it pleased him to have so many children. And then Mimi who was like a lot of women in her generation a little frustrated that she couldn't intellectually really achieve dreams. She really gave up her college education and gave up and he sort of independent life to be a mother and she gave up a life of culture and sophistication moving out to the boonies which is Colorado was in the fifties to her as a sophisticated New Yorker and so she liked the being having a certain amount of notoriety and fame and accomplishment of having such a large family but more than that I think she was binging on family in a way because of a lot of the losses she had had in her life. She had lost her father when she was younger and a scandal he sort of became divorced from the family and she never really had a relationship with him. She now was in a marriage where the husband was increasingly absent. He was a career military guy who really created a life of the mind and was not an active parent like a lot of fathers in that time period and so really having so many children gave her a lot of company and I came to appreciate that aspect of it. So six of these kids. Six of the were ultimately diagnosed with schizophrenia. Which as I understand it typically emerges in adolescence or young adulthood it. Correct me if I'm wrong but we're there earlier signed. How did they first find out about the first child to be diagnosed? They suspect something was wrong. Well five of the six of them really followed that pattern. They were all twenty twenty one twenty two in late adolescence. When they had their first really visible psychotic breaks. There was one peter who was earlier he was fourteen he. There was real trauma right before that happened. He watched his father suffers stroke but the they were warning signs for for some of them for Donald. The oldest son he really was a very troubled teenager despite being out early so successful and so popular and he would do things like smashed dishes while washing the dishes out of rage or be overly almost gratuitously abusive to his younger brothers when he was left to take care of them. There are certain ways that he should have demonstrated that he wasn't connecting with the world in a traditional way in that it's almost like there is a barrier between him and others and that was very visible even in his teenage years. But it only devolved into psychosis. Once he was in college he would do things like run into a bonfire during a PEP rally or be cruel to animals. Th they were difficult moments that suddenly were wakeup calls to him. That something was really wrong and he started going to see therapists and his parents started shopping for a medical opinion. That could keep him in college and keep the family away from scandal.

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