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 …

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 …

Colorado Springs & HOAs: What Buyers Need To Know

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Many recently developed neighborhoods in the Pikes Peak region have a Homeowner’s Association, also known as an HOA. In Colorado Springs specifically, there are numerous HOAs all over the city from Briargate to The Broadmoor, from Northgate to Falcon. Before buying a home, you should know if the neighborhood is managed by an HOA and what rules and fees entail. Your …

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A Buyer’s Guide to Home Styles (And Where to Find Them in Colorado Springs)

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Depending on the neighborhood, Colorado Springs homes vary in era and style. Knowing your likes and needs in a home are important factors when beginning your house search. For example, if you need an attached garage, you probably want to focus on mid-century modern or mountain rustic homes. If having a large front porch or detached garden shed is at …