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Gorgeous Home for Sale in Colorado Springs

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Impeccable 2-story home for Sale in Colorado Springs in the heart of Briargate situated on a large, flat, private yard offering 5BR, 4BA, 2.5 car garage and over 3300 square feet. Click HERE to tour this home for sale in Colorado Springs. You are greeted by gleaming hardwood floors that extend through the foyer, living room, dining room and kitchen.  The remodeled kitchen is beautifully appointed with cherry cabinets, granite counters, upgraded appliances, pantry & breakfast nook.  The kitchen adjoins the family room and formal dining room making this home ideal for entertaining large or small gatherings.  Walk out to the private patio with gazebo that overlooks the sprawling park-like back yard & hot tub room.  The spacious master retreat provides a luxurious 5pc bath boasting granite counters and custom tile bath & shower, and walk-in closet. Three additional bedrooms, full bath and laundry complete the upper level.  The finished basement features a media room with wet …

Ways to Improve Mortgage Acceptance

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Buying a home can be one of the largest expenses you may incur in your life. While it may seem intimidating, it can also be rewarding and exciting. One of the first decisions you'll need to make when looking at homes is your budget and then you can start the mortgage acceptance process. There are a few things you can start doing today to make you look more appealing to the lenders, and also make it easier to get approved.

Check Your Credit Report
Your credit report is a detailed report of your credit history, and will be used by lenders to see whether you can qualify for a loan and at what rate. You can get one free credit report a year from Equifax, Experian, and the TransUnion. If you plan your requests for reports properly, you can get one every four months, and keep an eye one any changes.

Fix Mistakes
When you've received your report, it's important to look it over and make sure that everything is correct. Sometimes errors can be made or old information hasn't been re…

Stunning Home for Sale in Colorado Springs

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Elegantly appointed Tuscan inspired Villa nestled in the foothills of Peregrine. This stand-alone La Bellezza home for sale in Colorado Springs is located in Peregrine, backs to the Bluffs with Mountain Views and provides luxurious indoor and outdoor living space. Click HERE to tour this home for sale in Colorado Springs. This inviting home boasts 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 2 car garage and over 4,300 square feet. The main level includes extensive hardwood floors, large dining area that is open to the spacious living room with cozy fireplace and leads to a private courtyard and patio. Entertain in style in your gourmet kitchen with stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, center-island and eating area. The main level also includes a spacious secondary bedroom with walk-out to the patio, powder room and laundry room. Unwind in in the upper level master retreat with a walk-in closet and luxurious 5 piece bathroom. There is a spacious secondary bedroom with walk-in closet and atta…

Beautiful Home for Sale in Colorado Springs

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Beautifully maintained ranch style home for sale in Colorado Springs located in School District 20, boasts 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 3 car tandem garage & over 5,000 square feet. Click HERE to tour this home for sale in Colorado Springs. Offering true main level living and open floor plan, this home features 12 foot ceilings, extensive walnut wood flooring & stunning floor to ceiling windows. Perfect for entertaining, the gourmet kitchen boasts granite counters, ample cabinets, double ovens, gas stove, sprawling island, pantry, adjoining breakfast nook & Butler’s Pantry. The spacious living room features a cozy gas fireplace.  Unwind in the master retreat complete with serene reading area, walk-out to patio, adjoining 5 piece bath providing custom tile shower, double vanity & jetted tub. The elegantly appointed formal dining room, generous sized study, powder room and laundry/mud room complete the main level.  The stunning lower level features 9 foot ceilings, a sprawl…
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Immaculate 2 story townhome for sale in Colorado Springs featuring 2 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, attached 2 car garage.  Click HERE to tour this home for sale in Colorado Springs. The main level features an open living room, dining, kitchen and bathroom.  The kitchen offers granite counters, custom tile backsplash, ample cabinets, under mounted sink, pantry, all appliances and beautiful hardwood flooring.  Unwind in the upper level master retreat with walk-in closet, adjoining master bathroom with custom tile shower and flooring. Spacious secondary bedroom, full bathroom and laundry room complete the upper level.  Central air conditioning is included. This move in ready townhome backs to open space and offers a great Monument location near schools, shopping, dining, and easy access to I-25.  Seller’s require mid-April or later closing.

5 Ways to Know When You've Found the Right Home

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For a new or seasoned home buyer, buying a home can always be a big decision. Especially when you can't decide on the best location, or start wondering if you'll find repairs you can't afford to fix. While these concerns are completely understandable, there are a few tips you can use to help prevent unnecessary worrying, and find the best Colorado Springs home for you and your family.

As the best real estate agents in Colorado Springs, we've witnessed many people searching for homes, buying homes, finding their dream homes. You can use these tips to help guide you through the decision-making process, and eventually, find a home that is perfect for you.


It Fits Your Budget
Your budget is the starting point for knowing what you can afford and what is out of your price range. A good buying practice is to only look for homes within your price range. It can help minimize falling in love with a home that would be unrealistic for your needs. When you find a home that is within y…

Why Selling Your Home By Owner May Not Be the Best Idea.

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Selling your home “by owner” has many risks and downsides. Often a for sale by owner (FSBO) home will take a much longer time to sell, and often sells for a much lower price. There are many details that factor into pricing a home correctly, and marketing your home to sell it in a timely manner. If you're trying to sell your home on your own it can be difficult and time-consuming, especially when you aren't familiar with the details of selling a home, or the housing market. The Mike MacGuire team would be glad to assist you, and help you discover why your FSBO home hasn't sold yet. Here are a few reasons why you may be having difficulty finding buyers for your FSBO home and how the Mike MacGuire team can help you. You Probably Don't Have Professional Photographs
In a study done by IMOTO, homes sold 50% faster and 39% closer to the list price if there were professional photos on the listing. They were also viewed 118% more than comparable listings without professional phot…

7 Investments That Could Boost Your Home's Value

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Doing renovations on your Colorado Springs home could be a great option for you whether you plan on selling soon or not. While there are many different areas you could renovate to make your home look more impressive, there are a few that can really make the difference in your investment. Check out these seven areas that can improve your home's value.


Lovely Landscaping
The landscaping of your home is the first thing you and your potential buyers will see. It makes the first impression, and you want to make sure that it's a good one. You can completely overhaul the design and hire a professional to make it look pristine, or update it yourself. If you will be updating if yourself, a lawn edger to create clean lines, and spread fresh mulch in the garden spaces.

Adding Attic Insulation
If the insulation in your attic isn't up to date, all of the warm air your furnace is creating will be floating out of your home. You can spend a weekend laying new insulation and caulking windows a…