Full Service vs. Flat Fee Real Estate Agents: What’s the Difference?

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FULL SERVICE REALTORS vs. FLAT FEE AGENCIES. WHICH AGENT SHOULD I WORK WITH TO SELL MY COLORADO SPRINGS HOME? We’ve all heard it said… moving is one of the biggest stressors in life. If you are trying to decide between using a full service realtor or a flat fee service agency to sell your home, take a look at this comparison …

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 …

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 …

How Colorado Springs Ranking on the ‘Best Places to Live List’ Impacts Real Estate

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If you keep up with Colorado real estate news, you have probably heard by now that Colorado Springs came in second place for the U.S. News & World Report magazine’s 2018 list of best places to live in. Our favorite city at the base of Pikes Peak was beaten out by Austin, Texas (ranking in at number one), but we moved …

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? …

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 …

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 …