Do Home Security Systems Increase the Value of Homes?

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In our last post, we talked about how Colorado Springs homeowners can keep their homes safe while on vacation. We recommended installing motion sensor lights, alerting the neighbors, holding the mail, and staying off social media. We didn’t mention home security systems though. While they are one of the best ways to protect your property, they can be expensive. In fact, some of the …


4 Tips to Keep Your Home Safe While on Vacation This Summer

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Every year, more than 20 million tourists visit Colorado Springs -, especially during the summer. With gorgeous mountains, endless outdoor activities, and a beautiful climate, it’s no surprise that people love visiting the Pikes Peak region. For those of us that live here though, we are fortunate enough to experience the wonder of this city every day! When vacation time …

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It’s Time to Look at Townhomes in Colorado Springs

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In a sizzling real estate market such as the one in Colorado Springs, townhomes can be a good option for buyers. While the inventory of single-family properties in the Pikes Peak region continues to be low, there are some fantastic townhomes for sale. Perfect for single buyers, couples, and small families, these properties offer the same benefits (and then some) as detached …


The Benefits of Raised Garden Beds in Colorado Springs

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For homeowners who don’t have the yard space, proper soil, or time to invest in an expansive yard garden, raised garden beds could be right for you! We recently had a client who is moving to Colorado Springs from California this summer, and he told us that, as a master gardener, he swears by raised garden beds. Because they require little water, …


Colorado Springs Voted a Top City for Retirement

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A recent article by Kiplinger ranked Colorado as the 18th best place for people to retire in the United States; Forbes Magazine also included Colorado Springs in its 2018 roundup of retirement cities. Of course, we are not surprised at these rankings, as we are clearly fans of our beautiful city (it’s hard not to want to keep it a …


3 Deal Breakers for Buyers That Sellers Should Know About

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There are many reasons a home might not sell. Hopefully, you are working with a real estate agent who is experienced enough to help you avoid crucial mistakes when listing, staging, and showing your property. Even still, we think it’s worth going over a few small (and fixable!) reasons we see buyers say ‘nay’ on a home. 1.  Pet Stains and …


Tips for Moving with Your Pet, Part One

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If you haven’t noticed by now, Colorado Springs is a very pet-friendly city. Most restaurants, specifically in Old Colorado City and Manitou Springs, allow dogs on the patio (and some even let them inside). Water bowls and leash hook-ups are also a common sight when strolling downtown in the warmer months – people in Colorado love their dogs! For those of you …