The Impact of Cannabis Dispensaries on Property Values in Colorado Springs

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It’s a sensitive topic, but worth discussing as buyers and sellers are always curious about the impact of marijuana dispensaries on property value. And, as of early 2018, there are more than 150 dispensaries in El Paso County alone. It has been more than five years since our state of Colorado voted to become one of two states (at the …

Colorado Springs Has Another Nickname. Can You Guess What It Is?

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If you have lived in Colorado Springs for a while, you know our city is not often referred to by its full name. Instead, residents call this beautiful city “The Springs.”  We recently learned that Colorado Springs also has another nickname though. It’s one that goes back years in history and is not as well known. Any clue what it is? …

Colorado Home Buyers Offer Cash, Vacations, and Broncos Tickets to Entice Sellers

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In a recent story by The Denver News Channel, journalists shared some of the crazy and ridiculous perks Colorado buyers include with their offers to win over sellers. Some of these perks include offering trips to Paris or including season tickets to the Denver Broncos. Realtors in Denver are also encouraging first-time buyers to come to the table with all cash …

4 Tips To Protect Your Plants From Colorado Springs’ Late Snowstorms

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Colorado Springs is not always the kindest city when it comes to spring weather conditions for gardens and April flowers. With late snow, freezes, and the occasional spring blizzard, it is essential that homeowners know how to protect their early buds and recently planted flowers.  Protecting your new seeds is much easier if you have begun with pots or trays, …

Why 2018 is the Year to Stop Renting

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Are you planning on buying a home in Colorado Springs this year? If so, seeing the hot market and fierce competition may be intimidating. We find many homeowners or those renting in the Pikes Peak region want to sell and move up to the next price bracket (or purchase their very first home) but don’t. Why? It’s because many buyers …

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Tips for Navigating a Hot Real Estate Market

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1. Choosing an Experienced Real Estate Agent is EVERYTHING We see many folks choosing inexperienced friends or family members to represent them while searching for and purchasing their Colorado Springs home. Remember this though: buying a home could be the largest single purchase you will ever make. It’s a big moment. It’s an expensive moment. And you to make sure …

The Colorado Springs Real Estate Market is HOT…but What Does that Really Mean?

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What Does a Hot Real Estate Market Really Mean? Everyone asks us real estate agents about the market in Colorado Springs. If you’ve been reading our blogs, you’ve probably heard us say this more than a few times: the Colorado Springs real estate market is HOT. But what does that really mean—to us as real estate agents and for you as …

Listing Your Colorado Springs Home “For Sale By Owner”? Here’s What You Need to Know (Part 2)

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In our previous post, we shared a few words of advice for Colorado Springs homeowners looking to sell their property without the help of an agent. You can read part one before continuing below. Here are a few more things all homeowners should know before deciding to sell by owner: 4. Whose is Liable for Correct Paperwork? It’s scary to think about, …

Listing Your Colorado Springs Home “For Sale By Owner”? Here’s What You Need to Know (Part 1)

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Have you ever noticed those homes with “For Sale By Owner” signs? Maybe you’ve thought about selling your own home without an agent as well. While selling without the help of a real estate professional may, at first, sound like a great, money-saving idea, we want to caution you before making that leap. Here are a few things all homeowners should …

Visit Colorado Spring’s Most Beloved and Historic Pub This St. Patrick’s Day

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Ní Béile Bidh Bia Gan Deoch is Irish for A meal is not a meal without a drink. With St. Patrick’s Day happening this weekend, many locals are going to Jack Quinn’s Irish Pub and Restaurant for a stout (or a few) with their meal. It was 1998 when Jack Quinn’s, located at 21 S Tejon St. in downtown Colorado …