Showing posts from January, 2015

Stunning 2-Story Home for Sale in Colorado Springs

Beautiful 2-story home for sale in Colorado Springs located in D-20 boasting 5 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms, 3 Car Garage and over 4,600 Square Feet. Click HERE to tour this Home for Sale in Colorado Springs. The main level includes a spacious formal dining room, large living room with vaulted ceilings and is open to the completely remodeled chef’s kitchen with Beckony kitchen cabinets, Wolf gas appliances, cherry countertop on the eating area, designer lighting, warming drawer, granite countertops, farmers sink, window seat and a cozy gas fireplace between the kitchen and living room. Unwind in the main level master retreat with a completely remodeled 5 piece attached master bathroom with soaking tub, open shower, dual vanities and new tile. The main level also includes beautiful walnut hardwood floors, office with French doors and laundry room. The upper level features 3 spacious secondary bedrooms and two full bathrooms. Enjoy entertaining in the fully finished basement with a large fami…

7 Expert Home Staging Tips

Effective home staging is one of the most crucial elements to selling your home. "Home staging" refers to the process of decorating your home so that it will appeal to as many home buyers as possible. As with most things, there is a right way and a wrong way to go about staging your home. If you're trying to sell your Colorado Springs home, don't miss these expert home staging tips from The MacGuire Team.

1. Remove The Personalization
When you're trying to sell your home quickly, the best thing you can do is make your home a neutral environment that every buyer could see him/herself in. You can do this by removing everything that clearly identifies the home as "yours." Family photographs and drawings/crafts your children did, for example, need to be tucked away out of sight during showings.

2. Make Any Needed Repairs
In the ideal situation for most home buyers, they get to purchase a home that does not need any work. Rather than buckling down to tackle need…

Tuscan Style Home for Sale in Colorado Springs

Elegantly appointed Tuscan inspired Villa for sale in Colorado Springs nestled in the foothills of Peregrine. Click HERE to tour this home for sale in Colorado Springs. This stand-alone La Bellezza home is located in Peregrine, backs to the Bluffs with Mountain Views and provides luxurious indoor and outdoor living space. This inviting home boasts 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 2 car garage and over 4,300 square feet. The main level includes extensive hardwood floors, large dining area that is open to the spacious living room with cozy fireplace and leads to a private courtyard and patio. Entertain in style in your gourmet kitchen with stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, center-island and eating area. The main level also includes a spacious secondary bedroom with walk-out to the patio, powder room and laundry room. Unwind in in the upper level master retreat with a walk-in closet and luxurious 5 piece bathroom. There is a spacious secondary bedroom with walk-in closet and attac…

Move In Ready Ranch Style Home for Sale in Colorado Springs

Move in ready, updated ranch style home for sale in Colorado Springs boasting 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, over 2,800 Square Feet and an oversized fully finished insulated 2 car detached garage. Click HERE to tour this home for sale in Colorado Springs. Enjoy the open floor plan with a spacious living room with cozy fireplace, formal dining room and large family room open to the kitchen. The completely remodeled kitchen boasts stainless steel appliances, ample cabinet and counter space and is open to a 2nd dining area. Unwind in the main level master retreat with hardwood floors and a newly added master bathroom.The main level also includes a large secondary bedroom and secondary bathroom that has been completely remodeled. The finished basement is perfect for entertaining with a large family room, two secondary bedrooms, bathroom and laundry area. The fully fenced backyard is perfect for enjoying summer gatherings with a large deck and backs to open space. This home also includes newly f…

Relocating to Colorado Springs

Are you thinking about relocating to Colorado Springs? As a native to the Springs area, I take great pride in presenting our beautiful city to newcomers. If you're moving from across town, overseas, or from different state, I would love to help make your move a positive experience.

If you're thinking about moving to Colorado Springs, here is some information about our great community.

Colorado Springs Quick FactsPopulation: 530,000 Elevation: 6,035 feet above sea level Median Income: $49,383 Average Price Home: $202,730 Property Taxes: approx $1,300 for a $200,000 home
Cost of Living: 99.6% of the National Average Sales Tax: 6.4% Median Age: 33.7 Average Annual Snow Fall: 42 inches Average Number of Sunny Days Per Year: 300
Colorado Springs School DistrictsWith thirteen different school districts, your children are sure to get a great education in Colorado Springs. Our website offers a complete list of the Colorado Springs school districts and links to all of their websites. Here's a …

Interviewing a Realtor - 7 Questions

It doesn't matter whether you're buying or selling your Colorado Springs home - choosing your Realtor is one of the first (and most important) steps. Your Realtor will be your guide and ally throughout the entire process, and it's important to work with someone who is professional, experienced, and dedicated.

It's important to get to know a few different Realtors before deciding hire you want to hire. Here are a few questions to ask when choosing your Realtor.

Ask Your Realtor...1. What is your negotiation strategy? How will you negotiate on my behalf?

2. Are you a full-time real estate agent? How accessible will you be?

3. Will you personally be handling all aspects of my real estate transaction, or will you delegate some things to others? Who all will be working with me?
4. Can you describe the process from contract to closing?

5. How will you represent my interests above your own?
6. How meticulously will you meet deadlines? What methods will you use to ensure that they ar…

New Year ~ New Blog!

Happy New Year!!

It's hard to believe that 2014 is officially over - and that we're already a whole week into 2015! As we settle into this new year, we have the opportunity to break past old routines and branch out into something fresh, something better, something new. For me, that means continuing to expand my expertise as a professional real estate agent in Colorado Springs. One of my main focal points for 2015 is a revamped, renewed social media campaign - and that starts with this very blog post!

New Year ~ New BlogUp until now, my blog posts have focused entirely on property listings in the Colorado Springs area. I will continue to write some blogs on certain featured properties, but I'm planning on expanding my range of topics this year. I invite you to follow along for great insights on a variety of topics, including:

Industry Topics
If you're looking for great information on real estate in Colorado Springs, real estate trends, home loans, or tips for buying/selling…