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 …

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 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 …

How Downsizing Provides More Time and Money

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Is one of your goals in 2018 to downsize? Maybe you’ve lived in the same home for some time and are ready for a change. Whether your kids have left the nest or you are just ready to experience smaller living, maybe even moving from acreage to city life, downsizing is an excellent option for many homeowners in Colorado Springs. Here’s why: …