Showing posts from October, 2015

Is The Price Right?

We've all heard about the importance of staging your home and aggressively marketing it to get it in front of as many people looking to buy a home in Colorado Springs as possible. We all know that keeping our home clean and boosting our curb appeal is essential if we want to get a good price on our property. But what about pricing your home in the first place?

The Importance Of Pricing Your Home Right From The Start
Some sellers want to aim high on their initial asking price, just to see if they can find a buyer who will agree to the inflated cost. However, more and more sellers are discovering that this strategy has several inherent flaws. Here are a few reasons why pricing your home high in the beginning may hurt you in the long run.
You may scare off potential buyers who think your home is out of their price range.When you subsequently lower your asking price, buyers may assume that you are desperate to sell (and offer you an even lower price).Since most buyers search for homes on…

Should You Buy Or Rent Your Next Home?

The decision to buy or rent their next homes has challenged home-seekers for years. Buying a house in Colorado Springs can be a daunting prospect financially, but studies are consistently showing that owning your own home is often just as (if not more) affordable than renting one. The ultimate decision is of course up to you, but The MacGuire Team is here to offer a few important considerations.

Owning Is More Affordable Than You ThinkContrary to popular belief, the days of having to have a stellar credit score and a 20% down payment in order to buy a house are long gone. Thanks to varied and competitive mortgage options, buyers are now able to purchase homes with as little as 10%, 5%, 3%, and (in some cases) even 0% down. Interest rates are also at a historic low, which means your monthly mortgage payments can be incredibly affordable.
Renting Is More Expensive Than You ThinkPeople who don't think they can afford to buy often choose to rent as an alternative, but these individuals …

7 Things You Should Do Immediately After Buying Your New Home

Make your wish list, get prequalied, organize your household budget... People are always talking about what you should do when you're preparing to buy a house in Colorado Springs, but what about what you should do after you have signed your name on the dotted line? What are some of the first steps you should take as a proud new homeowner? The MacGuire Team is here to answer your questions.

7 Things You Should Do Immediately After Buying Your New Home

1. Inspect Your Home Thoroughly
When you're buying a house in Colorado Springs, it's easy to get so swept up in the excitement of it all that you forget to notice the little details. Once the home is officially yours, give it a thorough inspection to make sure everything is as it should be. Should you need to contact the sellers, you'll want to do so sooner than later.

2. Deep Clean BEFORE Moving All Your Stuff In
If at all possible, we highly recommend thoroughly cleaning your new home before moving all of your belongings in. …

Stunning Home for Sale in Colorado Springs

Main level living at its finest on 2.4 acres in the heart of Colorado Springs! This beautiful home for sale in Colorado Springs features 5 bedrooms, 4 baths, 4900 sq. feet. Click HERE to tour this Home for Sale in Colorado Springs! Soaring vaulted ceilings welcome you into the great room with open design that is perfect for entertaining. This spacious room boasts a three sided gas fireplace, conversation area, hickory floors, floor to ceiling windows framing the city views, and walks out to the sprawling 1,200 square foot deck.  You will be captivated by the sweeping city lights and Front Range views from this extraordinary outdoor living space. Meticulous upgrades include a newly renovated Kitchen featuring custom cabinets, quartz counters, stainless steel appliances & elevated island that overlooks the Great Room and flows to the    formal Dining area.  The main level Master Retreat offers a walk-in closet, adjoining bath, and walk-out to the deck. The main level also features …

Renters, You're STILL Paying A Mortgage

There are a ton of different reasons people put off buying a house:
They want to save up for a down payment.They want to save money by avoiding a mortgage.They want to rent until it's "the right time to buy."While these may seem like valid reasons at first, further scrutiny reveals that they have some underlying flaws. The MacGuire Team is here to help you identify why some of these reasons might not be such a great excuse to wait to buy a house in Colorado Springs after all.

"I Want To Save For A Down Payment."Traditionally, homeowners had to have a 20% down payment in order to buy a house. Some people still assume this to be true, but the reality is that buyers can now purchase home with as little as 10%, 5%, 3%, or even (in some cases) 0% down.
It's worth mentioning that there is downside to such low down payments - the less money you spend upfront, the greater your total loan amount will be. The greater your total loan amount, the more you will spend in in…

Charming Home for Sale in Colorado Springs!

Beautiful Old North End Home for Sale in Colorado Springs offers a balance of Old World Charm and sophisticated updates throughout. Click HERE to tour this home for sale in Colorado Springs. You will be greeted by the covered front porch with swing.  As you enter this graceful home, you will delight in the original 2-story stone, wood-burning fireplace, timber railings, paned windows, mahogany doors & trim and wood floors.  The ample dining area flows into the fully renovated kitchen boasting cherry cabinets, granite counters & top of the line appliances to include Wolf gas stove. The versatile floor plan offers two   bedrooms or living areas on the main level. The expansive upper level features the master suite with sitting area before the cozy stone fireplace, and updated, fully tiled bathroom. The flagstone patio leads to the mature yard with towering trees that enhance the privacy and tranquility of this property.  This one of a kind home features a setback shingled garage…