Showing posts from September, 2015

Stunning Rustic Decorating Ideas

Colorado Springs is home to some of the most unique and most stunning home decorating strategies in the States. Homeowners here have the opportunity to decorate their homes in any ways they desire, and many take full advantage of this freedom! There are too many interior decorating strategies to really list, but this week The MacGuire Team thought we'd explore one of the most popular decor themes for our area.

Rustic Home Decor

"Rustic" is typically used to describe decor that is woodsy, simple, natural, or outdoorsy. Given our mountain surroundings, it's no surprise that many homeowners in Colorado Springs opt for a rustic decor scheme in their homes. While some people choose to go all out, there are plenty of little things you can do to adopt simple, subtle rustic theme. Here are some ideas to get you started.

Old Wooden Crates
Don't throw out those old wooden crates just yet. You can use them to create shelves, wall hangings, unique storage compartments, and more.…

Getting Your Home Ready For Fall

Happy first day of fall! With the changing seasons, there are a lot of household tasks that have to be attended to in order to keep everything in good working order. Here are a few reminders from your trusted Colorado Springs real estate agent.

Seal Up Any Drafts
When winter comes, keeping the warm are inside and the old air outside will be one of your top priorities. You can make your life easier by proactively checking for drafts on the cooler days now. One way to do this is to hold a lit candle near your doors and windows - if the flame flickers, there is probably a draft. Seal up any drafts you find before winter hits.

Get Your Chimney Inspected
Wood burning fireplaces are a hot commodity during the cooler seasons, but they require a little bit of maintenance before the first fires of the year. Hire a professional to inspect and clean your chimney so you can avoid any potential fire hazards.

Invest In A Space Heater (Or Two)
Fall, winter, and early spring can be hard on your electric bi…

Beautiful Home for Sale in Colorado Springs

Stunning ranch style home for sale in Colorado Springs in D-20 boasting 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 3 car garage and 3400 square feet.  Click HERE to tour this home for sale in Colorado Springs. The main level of this move-in ready home features an open floor plan and spacious great room with stone fireplace. The perfectly appointed kitchen offers granite counter tops, upgraded appliances, pantry, breakfast bar, bayed eating nook and adjoins the formal dining room.  Unwind in the main level master retreat featuring a walk-in closet and luxurious 5 piece bathroom. Enjoy entertaining in your spacious finished basement with large family room, billiards area and Surround Sound 6.2.  The basement also offers two bedrooms, office/workout room, bathroom and large storage area. Enjoy beautiful views of the Front Range from the deck and stamped concrete patio.  This home also included beautifully landscaped yard, finished garage, new upper level carpet and windows, new roof and new sprinkler sys…

5 Clever Tricks To Add Value To Your Home

In addition to serving as a place to live, your home should also (hopefully) serve as a valuable financial investment. If you can eventually sell your home for more than the initial purchase price, you can use the extra money to put towards your next home, a child's education, retirement, or any number of other things. Selling your home for less than you originally paid for it, on the other hand, can be disheartening and pose financial challenges.

How can you make sure that your sells for more? The MacGuire Team is here to help with these simple but effective tricks for boosting the value of your home in Colorado Springs.

1. Add A Backsplash
Bring your kitchen into the twenty-first century! Installing a backsplash in your kitchen is one of the quickest and easiest ways to modernize your kitchen and raise its value. Tile backsplashes are currently very popular, and can typically be installed at an affordable price.

2. Customize Your Outdoor Living Space
Beautiful outdoor living areas ca…

Top 6 Things To Know About Buying A Luxury Home

Luxury real estate - there's nothing quite like it! Whether this will be your second or third luxury home or your very first, we guarantee you're going to absolutely love your luxury home in Colorado Springs. My team and I have a great deal of experience managing luxury real estate in Colorado Springs, and today we thought we'd share some of the insights we've gained over the last several years. If you are thinking about entering the luxury real estate market, we hope you'll find these tips helpful.

1 - Be Patient.
With so many dollars involved, both buyers and sellers tend to be extra picky about the final sale price. Negotiating for a little while before agreeing on a final price is perfectly natural, and it's important to be patient and not rush anyone through the process.

2 - Don't Low-Ball Your Offer.
The high prices associated with luxury homes might make it seem like there is some room to compromise, but this is not always the case. When sellers have hig…

Labor Day Fireworks in Colorado Springs

Are you ready for the upcoming holiday? After weeks and weeks of working hard at your job, a three-day weekend is finally within sight. The MacGuire Team is here to help you plan a great Labor Day Weekend in Colorado Springs with some insider information on the best local events taking place this weekend. Enjoy!

Colorado Springs Labor Day Lift Off
Back for its 39th year, the balloon festival will be held at Memorial Park this weekend from September 4-7. There will be a mass hot-air balloon ascension, a wake boarding exhibition, performances by Wings of Blue parachutists, and of course plenty of food, concessions, and live entertainment. The best part? Admission is free for the whole family!

Commonwheel Artists Weekend Art Festival
This art festival has been around for forty-one years, and it's easy to see why it's so popular. Participants will be able to pursue over one hundred different art and craft booths incredible (and affordable) artwork. This great family-friendly event wil…