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 …

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How to Throw a Festive Memorial Day Weekend Party at Home

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Memorial Day Weekend is the perfect time to kick off the summer in Colorado Springs with a party! Extended hours of daylight, warm nights, and an extra day off work are all the more reason to invite your friends and family over for a celebration in your backyard. Here are a few tips to help you prepare: First, summertime is …

4 Tips to Prepare for Moving Over Memorial Day Weekend 

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Planning to move in or out of your home over Memorial Day Weekend this year?  Let’s talk about that… First, getting moved to your new destination is hopefully an exciting and happy prospect for you.  But, of course, the move itself involves thinking through a lot of details, making a myriad of things happen and hoping it all comes together …

Home Projects for President’s Day Weekend

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Are you looking for ways to be productive over the three day weekend? Does your house need some TLC this winter? Here are a few of our favorite, easy home projects for a 3-day weekend: 1. Spring Cleaning Ah, spring. It’s the one season we Coloradans know little about. Rain showers? Blossoming trees? In Colorado, spring only means one thing: …

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New Home Construction on the Rise in Colorado Springs

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Hey Colorado Springs, did you catch the recent article in The Gazette about new home builds? According to statistics, homebuilding in the Pikes Peak region hit a 12-year high in 2017, and local builders expect the pace to stay steady in 2018. According to the Pikes Peak Regional Building Department, 3,405 permits for construction of single-family homes in Greater Colorado …

Know When to Call a Professional: 4 Renovations to Hire Out

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On Wednesday, we published a blog about four renovations you can do on your own. Keeping up with the on-going maintenance requirements of your home will pay back in the long run. It’s easy to tell when we, as agents, show for-sale homes that have not been maintained over the years.  Homes that have had continual quality maintenance draw the most …

Know When to Call a Professional: 4 Renovations You Can Do Yourself

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If you just bought a home in Colorado Springs and are planning to undergo some DIY renovations, there are a few things you should know. First, home renovations are never what they seem, especially in older homes. It’s important to understand what you are doing and be prepared for unexpected problems and potential obstacles because you never know what really …