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Home Appraisals 101

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You've made an offer, the sellers have accepted, and everything is progressing smoothly. Before your lender can finalize your loan, however, he/she will need to procure a home appraisal. Home appraisals don't specifically indicate how big of a loan you can qualify for, but they still play an integral part of the lending process.


What Is A Home Appraisal?During a home appraisal, a certified home appraiser will evaluate your home to determine its current market value. Your home will be evaluated and compared according to several different criteria, depending on which appraisal method is used. With the sales comparison method, the appraiser will evaluate your home according to the... Sale Price of Comparable Homes (also called "comparables" or "comps")Size of the LotAmount of Finished Square FootageAmount of Unfinished Square FootageStyle of the HomeAge of the HomeWith the cost method, the appraiser will evaluate your home to determine how much it would cost to …

Beautiful 2-Story Home for Sale in Colorado Springs

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Beautiful 2-story home for sale in Colorado Springs on a large corner lot boasting 6 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, oversized 2-car garage and over 4,900 square feet. Click HERE to tour this home for sale in Colorado Springs. The main level is perfect for entertaining and includes a large formal living room with Pikes Peak views, walk-out formal dining room, perfectly appointed kitchen with granite countertops, new 36 in. 5 burner stainless steel gas cooktop in the large island, double ovens, stainless steel refrigerator, pantry with pull out shelving, natural slate flooring and a large dining area that walks-out to the back patio. The main level also includes a large family room with built-in’s, TV niche, cozy gas fireplace with granite hearth and surround, laundry room with cabinets, counter space and a gas dryer connection, powder room and a secondary bedroom with built-in desk, bookshelf and attached bathroom. Unwind in the upper level master retreat that includes a private west-facing b…

Beautiful Home for Sale in Colorado Springs

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Move in ready 2-story home for sale in Colorado Springs in a great community with Neighborhood Park. Boasting 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 2 car garage and over 2,300 square feet. Click HERE to tour this Home for Sale in Colorado Springs. The main level includes a formal living room, perfectly appointed kitchen with stainless steel appliances and is open to the dining area with walk-out to the back patio and the family room with a cozy gas fireplace. Unwind in the upper level master retreat with an attached bathroom and walk-in closet. The upper level also includes 2 spacious secondary bedrooms, full bathroom and laundry area. The finished basement is perfect for entertaining and visiting guests! The basement features a large entertainment area with an AV closet (no wires) with HDMI Converter technology, wet bar, secondary bedroom with an attached bathroom and extra storage space. This home also includes a back patio, central AC for your comfort, exterior and garage freshly painted, water…

Stunning Home for Sale in Colorado Springs

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Absolutely stunning 2-story home for sale in Colorado Springs on 5.5 acres with incredible views of the entire Front Range. This home boasts 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 8 car garage and over 4,100 square feet. Click HERE to tour this Home for Sale in Colorado Springs! The main level features tile floors in the entry, beautiful Brazilian Tigerwood hardwood floors, formal dining room, large laundry room, powder room and 2-story living room with a cozy gas fireplace that is open to the perfectly appointed kitchen. The gourmet kitchen includes cherrywood cabinets, large pantry, quartz countertops, large center island, breakfast bar and eating nook with fireplace. Unwind in the upper level master retreat with a cozy fireplace, huge sitting area, newly remodeled master bathroom with heated travertine floors, travertine shower walls, quartz countertops, solar tube for added brightness and a large walk-in closet with a custom California closet system. The upper level also includes 2 spacious se…

Happy Memorial Day!

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Military personnel and their families make countless sacrifices every single day. Memorial Day is a day specifically set aside to recognize and honor those who have paid the ultimate sacrificing while defending our beautiful country and our hard-earned freedom. In honor of this upcoming holiday, The MacGuire Team would like to give our heartfelt thanks to the men and women who bravely serve our country.

Military Relocation to Colorado SpringsAs our way of saying thank you to all of the United States soldiers, we offer a unique military cash back program for all military personnel and their families. We understand that military families face unique challenges when buying and selling their homes, and we aim to do everything in our power to make the process easier on them. 
When military men and women are relocated, there is typically only a ten-day window for their families to relocate before they must report for duty at the new location. Because of the tight timing constraints, one spous…

Great Home for Sale in Colorado Springs!

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MOVE IN READY ranch style home for sale in Colorado Springs was completely remodeled in 2010. Features 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,444 SF, oversized 2-car garage with built-in work bench and storage. Click HERE to tour this Home for Sale in Colorado Springs! Open concept floor plan w/ a spacious living room, dining room and immaculate kitchen with custom cabinets, granite countertops, crown molding, under counter lighting, surprise pull-outs and storage, GE appliances to include a built-in microwave, counter-depth refrigerator, dishwasher, electric stove and range. (There is also a gas line in place) Sunroom w/ stand-alone heating, cooling and heated tile floors. Heated tile floors in both bathrooms, hallway bathroom has a walk-in tub & separate shower. South bedroom on separate side of the house w/ attached bathroom. Honeycomb top-down/bottom-up shades on all windows. Lighted attic for storage with pull-down stairs. LG front loading washer & dryer with pedestals. Home is hand…

Luxurious Home for Sale in Colorado Springs!

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Luxurious Tuscan Inspired Villa for Sale in Colorado Springs Nestled in the Foothills of Peregrine. Featuring 4 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, 2 car garage and over 4,800 square feet. Click HERE to tour this home for Sale in Colorado Springs! Old World Charm and Luxurious Amenities provide Elegantly Appointed Indoor and Outdoor Living Spaces with over 1,000 square feet of private courtyards and patios providing a refreshing way to enjoy indoor/outdoor spaces year-round. The design of this home is perfect for entertaining! The inviting living room boasts extensive hardwood flooring, cozy gas fireplace, Knotty Alder beams and French doors leading to a private patio and courtyard. Sure to please any Chef, the gourmet kitchen features a sprawling granite slab island, 6 burner cook top, stainless steel hood and appliances, custom cabinets and walk-in pantry. French doors lead into the main level study. This richly appointed room provides built-in shelving, crown molding, gas fireplace, and walks …

Home Sellers' 5 Best Kept Secrets

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How do you do it? How do you sell your home quickly - and for the price that you want?

This can certainly seem like a baffling query to people who are attempting to sell property in Colorado Springs for the very first time, it's not nearly as unnerving for those of us that have been a part of real estate in Colorado Springs for several years. Today, The MacGuire Team is here to let you in on five of the best-kept secrets for selling your home quickly and lucratively.


Secret #1: Depersonalize
When we're settling into our homes, one of the first steps we often take is to add our own personal touches - we hang our children's artwork on the refrigerators and put family photos on the mantles. When you're selling your home in Colorado Springs, however, the first step should be to tuck all of those personalized items out of sight. The goal is to create a neutral environment that each potential buyer can envision as his/her own.

Secret #2: Light It Up
They may not be able to explai…

Move In Ready Home for Sale in Colorado Springs

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Immaculate stucco ranch style home for sale in Colorado Springs on a quiet cul-de-sac that shows like a model! Featuring 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 3 car garage and over 3,500 square feet. Click HERE to tour this Home for Sale in Colorado Springs. The open floor plan features vaulted ceilings, large family room with a cozy fireplace and walks-out to the patio, dining area and a perfectly appointed eat-in kitchen with new cabinets, stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, pantry and center-island. Unwind in the main level master retreat with a walk-in closet and attached 5 piece bathroom. The main level also includes 2 spacious secondary bedrooms, full bathroom and laundry room. The finished basement is perfect for entertaining with a large family room, recreation area, wet bar, 2 secondary bedrooms and bathroom. Enjoy summer gatherings on your large patio with beautiful mountain views. This home also includes central AC for your comfort, fully landscaped and irrigated ½ acre lo…

Attending An Open House - Dos & Donts

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Are you thinking about buying a home in Colorado Springs? If the answer is yes, chances are you've given at least some thought to attending an open house. Open houses can be great tools for home buyers in Colorado Springs, but there is common etiquette that buyers should observe when attending these events. Here's a quick overview of the things you should and should not do at an open house, courtesy of our Colorado Springs real estate agents.


While Attending An Open House, DON'T...
Bring Your Kids. Young children and toddlers can become easily distracted by the sights, sounds, and smells of the new home. Before you even realize what's happening, your children may be playing hide and seek in the closets or repeatedly flushing the toilets. Leave your little ones at home so you can focus on the property.
Open Closed Doors. The seller is having an open house to show off their home to prospective buyers, not their personal belongings. Attending an open house does not give you …

Move In Ready Home for Sale in Colorado Springs

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Move in ready 2-story home for sale in Colorado Springs in Indigo Ranch featuring 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 3 car garage and over 3,800 square feet. Click HERE to tour this home for sale in Colorado Springs. The main level includes a spacious formal living room, formal dining room, perfectly appointed kitchen with stainless steel appliances, planning desk area, hardwood floors and an eating area that walks-out to the spacious patio. The main level also features a large family room with a cozy gas fireplace, office with French doors, powder room with laundry area and storage. Unwind in the upper level master retreat with a walk-in closet and attached 5 piece bathroom. The upper level also includes 3 spacious secondary bedrooms and a full bathroom. Enjoy entertaining in your finished basement with a large family room, secondary bedroom and bathroom. This home also includes a large patio, fully landscaped, great location with easy access to shopping, dining, parks, schools and more!

Great Home for Sale in Colorado Springs

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Gorgeous 2-story home for sale in Colorado Springs! Located in Peregrine boasting 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 2 car garage and over 3,800 square feet. Click HERE to tour this home for sale in Colorado Springs. The main level includes a spacious formal living room that is open to the formal dining room, updated (2014) kitchen with upgraded appliances, center-island, ample cabinet space, planning desk area and large eating nook with walk out to the private patio with awning to keep you cool in the summer. There is also an open family room with cozy fireplace, spacious office and half bath on the main level. Unwind in the upper level master retreat with a walk-in closet and updated (2014) 5 piece bathroom, 3 spacious secondary bedrooms, updated full bathroom and laundry room. The finished basement includes a large recreation room, secondary bedroom and an updated bathroom. This home also includes beautiful xeriscaping, large corner lot, retractable awning, great location, D-20 schools, wit…