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7 Reasons to Own A Home

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7 Reasons to Own Your Home Right now is a great time to Purchase a Home For Sale in Colorado Springs. If you are a First Time Home Buyer, you might qualify for the First Time Home Buyers Tax Credit. Time is Running Out! If you're ready to purchase a Home for Sale in Colorado Springs, Don't let this Opportunity Pass You By! 1. Tax breaks. The U.S. Tax Code lets you deduct the interest you pay on your mortgage, your property taxes, as well as some of the costs involved in buying your home. 2. Appreciation. Real estate has long-term, stable growth in value. While year-to-year fluctuations are normal, median existing-home sale prices have increased on average 6.5 percent each year from 1972 through 2005, and increased 88.5 percent over the last 10 years, according to the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®. In addition, the number of U.S. households is expected to rise 15 percent over the next decade, creating continued high demand for housing. 3. Equity. Money paid for rent is money th…

Nice 4 Level Home in the Northeast Area

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Located in a Good Location, this 3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathroom Home is Perfect for the First Time Home Buyer, if you're moving up, or Relocating to Colorado Springs. This nice home has many improvements to include newer tile floors, light fixtures, knock down texture, trim, ceiling fans, security system, 6-panel doors, large deck, dog run, and storage shed. Tour this Home Today! Kitchen on the main level with all appliances and a dinning area that walks out to the large deck. Lower level family room with a fire place. Large room in the basement that could be used as a rec room, 4th bedroom, or office. Master bedroom has his and her closets with mountain views! Call Mike MacGuire Today, your Colorado Springs Realtor, to view this home or other Homes For Sale in Colorado Springs!

8 Tips to Guide for Your Home Search

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8 Tips to Guide for Your Home Search while looking for Homes for Sale in Colorado Springs
1. Research before you look. Decide what features you most want to have in a home, what neighborhoods you prefer, and how much you’d be willing to spend each month for housing.

2. Be realistic. It’s OK to be picky, but don’t be unrealistic with your expectations. There’s no such thing as a perfect home. Use your list of priorities as a guide to evaluate each property.3. Get your finances in order. Review your credit report and be sure you have enough money to cover your down payment and closing costs. Then, talk to a lender and get prequalified for a mortgage. This will save you the heartache later of falling in love with a house you can’t afford.4. Don’t ask too many people for opinions. It will drive you crazy. Select one or two people to turn to if you feel you need a second opinion, but be ready to make the final decision on your own.5. Decide your moving timeline. When is your lease up? Are y…

Incredible Home in Jackson Creek!

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This Gorgeous 2 Story Stucco Home is Perfect if you are Relocating to Colorado Springs or just Moving up in Colorado Springs! It features 4 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, 3 Car Garage and 3,279 Total Square Feet. Tour This Home Today! The elegant formal dining room is perfect for entertaining. There is a spacious kitchen with tons of cabinet and counter space, a huge pantry, center island and an ample sized eating nook. The Living Room Features a Cozy Gas Fireplace and Built-In TV Nook. The upper level features an incredible master retreat with walk in closet, attached 5 piece luxurious bathroom, an attached office/sitting area that walks out to a private deck with spectacular mountain views. There are 2 Additional Bedrooms and a Full Bathroom to complete the upper level. The fully finished basement features a rec room perfect for a home theater, 4th bedroom and full bathroom. There is a fully fenced backyard with a huge deck and so much more! Call Mike MacGuire Today, your Colorado Springs …

Gorgeous Home on Expansive 1/3 Acre Lot!

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Located on an Expansive 1/3 Acre Lot featuring 6 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Oversized 2 Car Garage, this Home For Sale in Colorado Springs is Perfect if you are Moving Up, a First Time Home Buyer or Relocating to Colorado Springs. Tour This Home Today! The Dramatic Entry features Soaring Ceilings and Hardwood Floors. There is a Light and Bright Formal Living Room and Large Formal Dining Room, Perfect for Entertaining. The Spacious Kitchen features a Huge Island, Tons of Cabinet & Counter Space and an Eating Nook with Walk-Out to Large Deck. The Cozy Family Room has a Gas Fireplace and tons of space! There is a Massive Master Retreat with Walk In Closet and 5 Piece Luxurious Master Bathroom with His and Her Vanities, Amazing Soaking Tub and Free Standing. The Fully Finished Basement Features a Recreation Area, Kitchenette, 2 Additional Bedrooms and Bath. Get Tons of Bang for Your Buck in this Immaculate Home on Great Cul-De-Sac Location with Spectacular Front Range Views from Your Expa…

Great Tri-Level Home in Pikes Peak Park

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Located in a Great Location feature 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, 2 Car Attached Garage, and
1,452 Total Square Feet Home For Sale in Colorado Springs is perfect if you are a First Time Home Buyer or Relocating to Colorado Springs. Tour this Home Today! This Home has a Large Living Room with Wrap Around Tile Sitting Area and Fireplace, the Dining Area has Walk Out Access to the Huge Backyard. The Spacious Kitchen features an Island and Lots of Cabinet Space with All Appliances Included (Including Washer & Dryer). There is a Cozy Family Room in Lower Level, Beautiful Hardwood Floors in Upstairs Bedrooms, Light and Bright Master Bedroom and Roomy Secondary Bedrooms. There are 2 Wood Decks in the Expansive Backyard Perfect for Entertaining, Mature Trees and Landscaping, Excellent Location, Close to Schools, Shopping and More! Call Mike MacGuire today, your Colorado Springs Realtor for more information on this home or other Homes for Sale in Colorado Springs!

Not a Short Sale or Foreclosure, Just a Once in a Lifetime Opportunity!

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This Incredible Home for Sale in Colorado Springs, is Nestled in the Trees, and features 4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, 3 Car Garage on 2.7 + Acres. This Colorado Springs Home is perfect if you are moving up or relocating to Colorado Springs. Tour this Home Today! This Gorgeous Home features Updates Throughout the Entire Property. The Spacious Formal Living Room is light and bright, there is a Large Formal Dining Area off of the Living Room that is perfect for entertaining. The Gourmet Kitchen features a Huge Island and Abundant Cabinet & Countertop Space. There is an Eating Nook with Bay Window and Walk-Out to the Large Deck with Tons of Privacy. The Family Room has Cozy Gas Fireplace, Perfect for Cold Evenings! The Main Level Master Retreat has an Attached 5 Piece Bathroom and Huge Closet. There is a 5 Piece Luxurious Master Bathroom with His and Her Vanities, Amazing Soaking Tub and Free Standing Shower. There are 3 Additional Bedrooms on the Upper Level and a Full Bathroom. There ar…

Move In Ready Townhome in Monument

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Located in an Excellent Location, this Immaculate Townhome features 3 Spacious Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, 2 Car Attached Garage and 1,486 Total Square Feet Home for Sale Located just minutes from Colorado Springs is perfect if you are moving up, a first time home buyer or relocating to Colorado Springs. Tour this Home Today! Sunny Living Room is Perfect for Entertaining with an open floor plan flowing into the dining area. The large kitchen has tons of counter and cabinet space and all appliances are included. The Upper Level Master Suite features an attached bathroom and spacious closet. This townhome is minutes from schools, shopping, dining, parks and more. Great for the Military Relocation to Colorado Springs, your commute is less than 10 minutes to the Air Force Academy. Call Mike MacGuire Today, your Colorado Springs Realtor for more information on this home or other Homes for Sale in Colorado Springs.

Considering Purchasing a Home? What Time of Loan Should You Get?

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If You are Considering Purchasing a Home in the Colorado Real Estate Market, there are some different types of Loans that you will want to Consider....



Loan Types to Consider

Brush up on these mortgage basics to help you determine the loan that will best suit your needs.

· Mortgage terms. Mortgages are generally available at 15-, 20-, or 30-year terms. In general, the longer the term, the lower the monthly payment. However, you pay more interest overall if you borrow for a longer term.

· Fixed or adjustable interest rates. A fixed rate allows you to lock in a low rate as long as you hold the mortgage and, in general, is usually a good choice if interest rates are low. An adjustable-rate mortgage is designed so that your loan’s interest rate will rise as market interest rates increase. ARMs usually offer a lower rate in the first years of the mortgage. ARMs also usually have a limit as to how much the interest rate can be increased and how frequently they can be raised. These types of mor…

Well Cared for Home, Backing to Open Space

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Nice Bi-Level Home that Backs to Open Space features 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, 2 Car Garage and 1,346 Square Feet. New Carpet Throughout and New Interior Paint. Spacious Kitchen and Dining Area, Perfect for Entertaining! This Home For Sale in Colorado Springs, is perfect if you are moving up, a First Time Home Buyer, or Relocating to Colorado Springs. Tour this home today!
The Large Master Bedroom Features a Walk-In Closet, the secondary bedrooms are a perfect size! The finished lower level features a gas fireplace and walk out to the large backyard. Walk to Schools. Minutes from shopping, dining and Colorado Springs Military Bases. This home is great for the Military Relocation to Colorado Springs!
Call Mike MacGuire today, your Colorado Springs Realtor, for more information on this home or other Homes for Sale in Colorado Springs!