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Join the Fun at Skate in the Park at Acacia Park!

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The MacGuire Team knows how important it is to love where you live. There are SO many reasons that we love the Colorado Springs area, and we know you will too! From the 300+ days of sunshine to the affordable, business and family friendly community, Colorado Springs is a great place to live, work, and play. Plus, it's very centrally located and just a quick drive to just about anywhere around Colorado you'd want to visit. One of the great things about Colorado Springs is that we take the holiday seasons very seriously. Our entire community gets involved! This year marks another year of some fantastic skating opportunities in downtown Colorado Springs at Acacia Park!


Skate in the Park ~Acacia Park~
Enjoy skating under the stars at the ice rink, located on the west side of Acacia Park.

115 E. Platte Ave.
$10 admission includes skates
$1 off for Military and First Responders
Children under 4 free with paid adult

City Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Services reserves the right to cl…

4 Tips to Lessen the Stress of Selling a Home during the Holidays

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You’re supposed to be able to deck the halls and have a holly jolly Christmas, but little did you know that your home was going to sell and it would be time to pack up and move at the same time. Moving any other time of the year can be stressful, but moving during the holidays can be even more so, along with a bit emotional as well. We know that it can be challenging, but we also know what a huge success it is for you to sell your home. The MacGuire Team has a few tips to help make closing during the holidays a little easier for you and your family.

1. Be Patient The holidays are already a busy time for most people, and if you’ll be selling your home, it will make it even more busy for you. Unfortunately, it can be a little more challenging to get things finished in your time frame during the busy winter months. So from the home inspections to the title companies, show a little patience and know that they really do want to help you succeed. Want to show some extra love? Show your kids…

Charming Mid-Century Home for Sale!

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With so much to offer in wondrous natural beauty, endless fun activities and sophisticated culture, Colorado Springs is the perfect place to call home for truly adventurous souls. If you're considering making Colorado Springs home, we can provide valuable information about Colorado Springs, neighborhoods, schools, places to play and explore, and more. Ready to take a look at what could be your new home? Check out this beautiful featured property that would be perfect for the relocating family.

1077 E. La Salle Street
Price: $349,900 MLS: 6207593 Schools: Colorado Springs District 11 # Bedrooms: 4 # Bathrooms: 2 Garage: Oversized 1 Car
Check out this charming mid-century home situated on a large corner lot with mature trees near Patty Jewett. This 4 BR, 2BA, 1CA ranch style home has been lovingly maintained. The tree-line streets and quaint neighborhood welcome you. Step into the inviting living room featuring built-in shelving and large picture window. The kitchen offers generous c…

MUST-SEE 4 Bedroom Home with STUNNING Pikes Peak Views!

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If you've been searching high and low for that perfect place to call home, your search is over! We've got just the property you've been looking for. Plus, we've got an all star team that'll walk you through the entire buying process from start to finish and beyond! We can provide valuable information about Colorado Springs, neighborhoods, schools, places to play and explore, and more. Ready to take a look at what could be your new home? Check out this beautiful featured property that would be perfect for the relocating family.

17540 Pond View Place
Area: Walden Preserve Price: $1,275,000 MLS: 5280185 Schools: Lewis Palmer District 38 # Bedrooms: 4 # Bathrooms: 5 Garage: 8-Car
This distinctive custom home showcases stunning Pikes Peak views and uncompromised attention to detail with 4 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms and 8 car garage. Be greeted by a circular drive that invites you past the enclosed courtyard & into the covered entry of this residence. The spectacular great…

Inviting Ranch Style Home For Sale

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If you're relocating to the Colorado Springs area, the MacGuire Team would love to put our experience and knowledge of the Colorado Springs area to work for you! We can provide valuable information about Colorado Springs, neighborhoods, schools, places to play and explore, and more. Ready to take a look at homes? This week, we're spotlighting one of our beautiful featured properties that would be perfect for the relocating family.

3829 Range Drive
Area: Powers Price: $347,000 MLS: 2583871 Schools: Falcon 49 # Bedrooms: 4 # Bathrooms: 3 Garage: 2-Car
This inviting ranch style home backs to open space and a walking trail featuring true main level living. The welcoming foyer draws you into the beautifully appointed great room with soaring ceilings and gas fireplace. The kitchen offers abundant counter & cabinet space, stainless steel appliances, pantry and breakfast bar. Perfect for entertaining, the dining room overlooks the kitchen and great room.
Unwind in the master bedroo…

October Market Snapshot with the MacGuire Team

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We continue to see indicators of a strong real estate market, even through the fall season, which is wonderful news! With a new month means new local real estate market conditions in El Paso County, Colorado. Check out the market insights of what October looked like and how it may affect you if you are planning on selling or buying a Colorado Springs home.


Average Days On Market
With just over 900 existing single family homes for sale in El Paso County, the inventory is low. The low inventory speaks volumes on the current average days of homes on the market, just averaging at 29 days. Historically, the average is 67 days on the market. If you are considering selling your home, now is the time! There are home buyers waiting for the RIGHT HOME to come on the market. If you would like a specific analysis for your home in your neighborhood, I am happy to provide a custom market analysis for you.

Listing vs. Sales Prices
We continue to see strong list price vs. sales price as sellers are rec…

Are You Financially Ready to Buy a Home?

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This is often one of the biggest questions that buyers find themselves asking as they weigh the options of home ownership. As real estate agents, we’ve calculated the costs and know that in most cases, owning a home can be a much better arrangement for most than sinking funds into a rent cost that doesn’t get you anywhere. Yet, with buying a home comes many new responsibilities like a downpayment, a mortgage, and the upkeep costs. Here are a few ways you can determine whether buying a home is the best financial decision for your family.


You Have 30% Saved
When planning to buy a home, you want to have enough money saved up to afford your 20% downpayment and 10% closing and moving costs. That doesn’t mean you will actually have to make a downpayment, many lenders can secure loans that don’t require it. However, you will look more appealing to a lender if you do have that money saved up. Not to mention, if you have that money saved up, and don’t use it for the down payment, you’ll have al…