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Gorgeous Home For Sale in Colorado Springs

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This Beautiful Ranch Style Home for Sale in Colorado Springs features 4 Bedrooms + Study, 3 Bathrooms, 2 Car Garage, RV Parking and nearly 2,700 Square Feet. Tour This Home Today! This Home is Perfect for the First Time Home Buyer, if you are Relocating to Colorado Springs or if you are a Military Family Relocating to Colorado Springs. The feeling of being home envelops you immediately as you enter the home. The open living room with a gas fireplace is a room where style meets functionality. The well appointed kitchen provides plenty of surface space for food preparation and is open to the living and dining room. Escape the frantic pace of daily life and unwind in the main level master suite with walk in closets and a attached 5 Piece Bathroom. There are 2 Additional Bedrooms and Large Laundry Area on the Main Level. The finished walk out basement incorporates full entertainment into one gorgeous space with a large family room, bedroom, full bathroom, study, laundry room and storage. …

Fall Home Check List

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Fall is the perfect time to take care of the little things that can make a big
difference for you and your home. Most of the tasks listed below are well
with-in the average person's ability. But even if you choose to have a
professional handle them, it's worth the expense.


Touch up paint on trim, railings and decks.
Check caulk around windows and doors.
Inspect external doors and garage doors. Do they close tightly? Install weather-stripping, door thresholds if needed.

Wash exterior windows.

Drain and store garden hoses. Install insulating covers on exterior spigots. In hard-freeze areas, have sprinkler systems blown free of water.

Check gutters and downspouts. Clear of debris if necessary. In cold-weather areas, consider installing heating cable to prevent ice dams.

Have chimneys and flues inspected and cleaned.

Check and empty the central vacuum's collection area.

Clean electronic air cleaner elements monthly for most efficient operation. Wash them in an empty dishwasher (consult …

Step 10: What's Next After Purchasing a Home for Sale in Colorado Springs

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You've done it. You've looked at properties, made an offer, obtained financing and gone to closing. The home is yours. Is there any more to the home buying process?
Whether you're a first-time buyer or a repeat buyer, there are several more steps you'll want to take.

Those papers you received at settlement are extremely valuable, so hold on to them! In the short-term they can help establish tax deductions for the year in which the property was purchased. In the future, such papers will be important for tax purposes when the property is sold, and in some cases, for calculating estate taxes.

Also at closing, determine the status of the utilities required by the home, items such as water, sewage, gas, electric and oil service. You want utility bills to be paid in full by owners as of closing and you also want services transferred to your name for billing. Usually such transfers can be done without turning off utilities.

Your Colorado Springs Real Estate Expert, Mike MacGuire

Remodeled Home For Sale in Colorado Springs

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Completely Remodeled Tri-Level Home for Sale in Colorado Springs. Featuring 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, 1 Car Garage and 1,446 Square Feet. This Home is Perfect for the First Time Home Buyer or if you are Relocating to Colorado Springs. Tour this Home Today! This Home for Sale in Colorado Springs Boasts New Cabinets, Granite Countertops, Stainless Steel Appliances to Include: Refrigerator, Self-Cleaning Smooth Top Oven, Dishwasher and Microwave.
Beautiful Tile Floors in the Entry and Kitchen. Refinished Hardwood Floors in Living Room, Dining Area, Upstairs and Bedrooms. The Upper Bathroom Features a Double Vanity and beautiful Tile. The Finished Lower Level includes a Large Bedroom, Tile in the Laundry Room and a Bathroom with New Vanity and Shower. This Home for Sale in Colorado Springs is Move in Ready. The Large Backyard is Perfect for Entertaining. Easy Access to Schools in Colorado Springs, Shopping, Dining, Parks and More! For More Information on This Home for Sale in Colorado Sprin…

Colorado Springs Recognized as a TOP 100 Place to Live in America

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Colorado Springs Recognized as a TOP 100 Place to Live in America for 2010
Colorado Springs “The Springs”, as it is known locally, was founded in 1871. The city is nestled at the foot of Pikes Peak, at an altitude of 6,035 above sea level. It is a thriving community with tourism, manufacturing, sports, high technology, and the military ranking as key industries. With the population of El Paso County surpassing the 500,000 mark, the Springs is ranked as the 80th largest city in the US and the 18th fastest growing. The Springs recently came in third as one of the “Best Cities for Relocating Families”.

As a relocation option, Colorado Springs ranks positively on traditional factors such as tax rates, average home cost, and home appreciation, along with variables that affect quality of life and cost of living after a move. These variables include the ability to qualify in in-state tuition, service levels of local utilities, volunteerism, and auto taxes.

Manufacturers, high-tech and software …

Step 9: Closing

Step 9 to Purchasing a Home in Colorado Springs: Closing

Go to any local courthouse and you can find property records detailing real estate ownership in your community -- sometimes records that date back hundreds of years.
These records are important because they provide today's owners with proof that they have good, marketable and insurable title to the property they are selling. Equally important, such records enable buyers to provide proof of ownership when they sell.
The closing process, which in different parts of the country is also known as "settlement" or "escrow," is increasingly computerized and automated. In many cases, buyers and sellers don't need to attend a specific event; signed paperwork can be sent to the closing agent via overnight delivery.

In practice, closings bring together a variety of parties who are part of the "transaction" process. For example, while the history of property ownership has been checked, it's possible that…