Showing posts from November, 2015

We're Grateful To Live In Colorado Springs!

The Thanksgiving holiday is a time to be grateful for all of the blessings in our lives. From our family and friends to our jobs and our homes, we all have a lot to be thankful for. In honor of Thanksgiving, The MacGuire Team thought we would share with you some of the reasons why we are so grateful to live in Colorado Springs.

Incredible Views

It's no secret that Colorado Springs is home to some of the most stunning vistas in the country. Where else can you find such sweeping plains, soaring mountains, and majestic forests? In addition to the natural vistas, Colorado Springs offers a sparkling cityscape that is truly magnificent to behold. No matter where you want to live in the Springs, we can help you find a home with spectacular views.

Amazing Housing

The city and the natural landscape aren't the only things contributing to Colorado Springs' incredible vistas. Our area is also home to some of the most beautiful houses on the market. From cozy mountain cottages to amazing l…

7 Tips To Make Your Home More Energy-Efficient This Winter

It happened! The first snow of the year has officially fallen in Colorado Springs. With the lows in this week's forecast dropping well below freezing, it's time to make sure your home in Colorado Springs is well-insulated and ready to withstand the cold temperatures this winter will bring - without racking up high electric bills.

7 Tips To Make Your Home More Energy-Efficient

If you haven't already, here are a few tricks you can try to make your home more energy-efficient this winter.

1. Upgrade Your Insulation
Most homes are built with the minimum required amount of insulation, but this may not be enough to prevent much-needed heat from escaping into the outside air. Adding insulation in your attic is especially important, as most attics are prime spots for heat loss in the winter.

2. Install A Programmable Thermostat
Programmable thermostats allow you to schedule at what times of day your home is heated to different temperatures, enabling you to drop the temperature by a few d…

Renters, Who Do You Think Pays For Repairs?

Financial commitments are often the biggest factors that come between aspiring homeowners and the homes of their dreams. Many would-be potential buyers let the assumption that they can't afford homes of their own deter them from researching the topic thoroughly, and as a result, they fail to recognize that owning a home is actually much more affordable than they previously thought. As your trusted real estate agent in Colorado Springs, I'm here to help make you aware of why renting may not always be the most cost-effective solution.

Rent Costs Are Expected To Increase
People typically choose to rent when they think they can't afford to own, but the fact remains that rent prices consistently rank significantly higher than mortgage costs for comparable properties. By renting out their properties, landlords and/or property management companies aim to cover their own mortgage payments while managing to bring in some extra income at the same time.
Thanks to inflation, rent prices …

Beautiful Home for Sale in Colorado Springs

Move in ready home for sale in Colorado Springs featuring 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, 2 car garage and 1,188 square feet.  Click HERE to tour this home for sale in Colorado Springs. The main level offers a spacious living room and eat-in kitchen with ample cabinet and counter space.  The family room offers a gas fireplace and walks out to sprawling patio and deck.  The spacious master bedroom adjoins the remodeled bathroom and provides his and her closets. There are two secondary bedrooms. Enjoy summer gatherings on the deck overlooking the fenced back yard.  Pride of ownership is obvious with this home providing a new roof, newer furnace and water heater & new windows to be installed in November.  This home is conveniently located to parks, schools, shopping, dining and the Powers Corridor.

2.6 Acre Lot for Sale in Colorado Springs

2.6 acre lot for sale in Colorado Springs at top of Skyway offering sweeping city and mountain views. Click HERE to tour this lot for sale in Colorado Springs today! This is a great opportunity to build your dream home just minutes from excellent District 12 Cheyenne Mountain schools, downtown and the Broadmoor. Access thousands of acres of hiking and biking trails at the nearby Bear Creek Park, Section 16 and Stratton Open Space.

6 Helpful Hints Every Homeowner Should Know

Owning your own home in Colorado Springs offers incredible freedom and countless benefits, but it also comes with a great deal of responsibility. Among other things, you'll be responsible for making sure your mortgage and all utilities are paid on time every month, that your home stays in good general condition, and that any necessary repairs are made in a timely manner. This week, The MacGuire Team is here to help you out with this quick checklist of a few helpful hints that can make your life much easier.

1. Make The Switch To LED Lighting
For a long time, incandescent bulbs were the only kind of lighting used in homes. While LED light bulbs are steadily becoming more popular, most houses still have a vast majority of incandescent bulbs. While LED lights cost more upfront, they use less energy and have significantly longer lifespans than their incandescent counterparts. Switching your interior lighting to LED bulbs may help save you money in the long run.

2. If Your Refrigerator Fe…