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Offers & Counter Offers - The Basics

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Many of us think about buying a new home in Colorado Springs solely in terms of moving our place or residence - we imagine what it will be like to live in the new location or how it will feel to finally have that amazing mountain view you've been dreaming of. While this is certainly a huge part of buying a new home, it's important to remember that a home is also a major financial purchase and should be navigated carefully and strategically.

The MacGuire Team is here to help you approach this financial move with as much advance knowledge and information as possible. In order to help you better prepare for the process of buying a new home, here is some background information on real estate offers and counter offers.


The OfferBuyers - When you have found a home you love and wish to purchase, you will work with your Colorado Springs real estate agent to submit an offer to the seller. Your offer will include a suggested sale price of the home (it does not have to match the seller'…

Gorgeous Home for Sale in Colorado springs

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Absolutely immaculate former Vantage model home for sale in Colorado Springs with the extended Monterey floor plan. Click HERE to tour this Home for Sale in Colorado Springs. This 2-story home features 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, spacious loft area, 3 car garage with custom-built storage and over 3,500 square feet. The open main level includes extensive hardwood flooring, formal dining room, spacious living room with cozy fireplace and is open to the gourmet kitchen. The perfectly appointed kitchen includes granite countertops, large island, upgraded stainless steel appliances, Butler’s pantry and a large eating area that walks-out to the spacious covered patio. Unwind in the upper level master retreat boasting a cozy 3-sided fireplace, large walk-in closet, built-in planning desk area and an attached 5 piece bathroom.  The upper level also includes a large loft area, 2 secondary bedrooms, full bathroom and laundry. Enjoy entertaining in your finished basement boasting a large family roo…

Great Ranch Style Home for Sale in Colorado Springs

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Main level living at its best! This beautiful ranch style home for sale in Colorado Springs boasts 4 bedrooms with a study that could be a 5th bedroom, 3 bathrooms, 3 car garage and over 3,700 square feet. Click HERE to tour this Home for Sale in Colorado Springs. The open and bright main level includes a formal dining room with hardwood floors, spacious great room with cozy fireplace that is open to the perfectly appointed gourmet kitchen. The large kitchen includes granite countertops, large island, ample storage space, hardwood floors and an eating nook that walks out to the large deck. Unwind in the main level master retreat with a cozy fireplace, walk-in closet and luxurious 5 piece bathroom. The main level also includes a spacious secondary bedroom, full bathroom and laundry room. Enjoy entertaining in your finished walk-out basement with a large family room, fireplace, wet bar, 2 large secondary bedrooms and bathroom. This home also includes a professionally landscaped yard wit…

6 Perks Of Owning Your Own Home

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Forget "to be or not to be?"... the REAL question seems be "to rent or to buy?"

Adults across the nation struggle with this question every single day. Renting may seem easier at first, but more and more renters are getting tired of the hassles and unexpected expenses that come with renting. Buying a home in Colorado Springssounds like a big financial investment and some first-time buyers are hesitant to make the commitment, but they may fail to realize the incredible benefits that come from owning your own home.


If you are on the fence about whether to buy or rent your next home, consider these advantages of owning your own home.

1. Consistency
Many renters learn the hard way that their monthly rent is not locked in - if their property management company deems it necessary to raise the rent, they are free to do so. If you have a fixed mortgage loan, however, your monthly payment is will remain consistent for the duration of your loan.

2. Tax Breaks
Mortgage payments are …

Great Home for Sale in Colorado Springs

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Move in ready 2-story townhome for sale in Colorado Springs featuring 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 2 car garage and over 2,700 square feet. Click HERE to tour this great home for sale in Colorado Springs. The main level in this beautiful home features an open living room with walk-out to the front deck, cozy 3-sided gas fireplace, formal dining room and large kitchen. The kitchen includes all appliances, hardwood floors, center-island, granite countertops, eating area and walk-out. Unwind in the upper level master retreat with walk-out to the master deck with Pikes Peak views, walk-in closet and attached 5 piece bathroom with an oversized Jacuzzi bathtub. The upper level also includes 2 spacious secondary bedrooms with walk-out to the upper level deck and a full bathroom. The finished basement includes a large rec room, large secondary bedroom and bathroom. This home also includes beautiful Pikes Peak views from all of the front windows, back deck with views to a nature area that surroun…

Buying Your First Home - 4 Myths

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Are you thinking about purchasing your first home? Congratulations - that's such an exciting step! At The MacGuire Team, we do our best to make buying your first home in Colorado Springs a fun, exciting, and stress-free experience. Most first-time home buyers have lots of questions about the process, so we've taken it upon ourselves to debunk some of the most common myths about buying your first home.


MYTH #1: You Have To Have A 20% Down Payment
Many people believe that you have to supply a 20% down payment in order to qualify for a mortgage loan, but in today's market, that simply isn't the case. You may have to pay Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI) until you have paid off 20% of your loan, but that does not preclude you from taking out a mortgage loan with less money down upfront.

MYTH #2: You Have To Too Much Debt To Qualify For A Mortgage Loan
Some people automatically assume that if they have debt yet to be paid off, they won't be able to qualify for a loan large e…

Why Choose The MacGuire Team?

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At The MacGuire Team, excellence is more than just a word - it's a passion. We are committed to providing the best possible service to every single one of our customers, every single time. Real estate transactions are big stepping stones in anyone's life, and we don't expect anyone to make a decision about their Colorado Spring real estate agent based on advertising alone. Here are some of the reasons why our clients have chosen to work with The MacGuire Team for all of their Colorado Springs real estate needs.


Buying Colorado Springs Homes with The MacGuire TeamBuying a home is such an exciting time! It's a chance to start fresh and recreate your home for both yourself and your family. We work diligently for home buyers to ensure that they find the best possible home for the best possible price. As the buyer, you pay absolutely nothing - there is no cost for working with The MacGuire Team. The seller or builder is responsible for covering the fees!
Our team will serve a…

5 Reasons You Should Hire A REALTOR® To Help You Sell Your Home

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You're ready to sell your Colorado Springs home. You've researched the market, you feel confident that you know how to advertise your home, and you've decided that you don't need to hire a real estate agent to help you. You can handle it, right?

Wrong.

It's not that you can't handle it - you probably could. But when you're selling your home, your personal Colorado Springs real estate agent is your biggest asset. Why would you want to deny yourself the incredible advantage of having an agent on your side who knows the local market inside and out and is completely dedicated to getting you the best possible price for your home?

Here are some of the key reasons why hiring a real estate agent to help you sell your home is incredibly beneficial.


1. Your Agent Has Access To Insider Info
It doesn't matter how much research you've done on the Colorado Springs real estate market - there is some information that is only available to real estate agents. Your agent w…