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Taking the Mystery Out of Home Inspections

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You've found your dream home, but there's still one thing left to do before making your purchase - a home inspection. This may seem like a complicated step in the home buying process, but it really is quite simple. The Mike MacGuire team is here to make sure that you have all of the knowledge you need to make the best decisions when buying a Colorado Springs home. Here are a few things to remember as you start closing on a home and decide whether a home inspection is a correct option for you.

Home Inspections Are Optional
A home inspection is not required, but that doesn't mean it isn't valuable. It is your choice as a home buyer to get a home inspection or not. Before making any decisions, you do need to speak with your mortgage company to make sure that a home inspection isn't required in your paperwork.

While a home inspection isn't required, there are many good reasons to invest in one! They can give you an idea of what extra maintenance may be required on a h…

If You've Never Sold a Home Before, Here's What You Need To Know

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Selling your first home can feel like your first day going to high school. It's uncertain, a little scary, and there's so much information to remember that you think your mind might explode. It doesn't have to be complicated, though, and when you use an experienced Colorado Springs real estate agent, you can relax and enjoy the journey. When you sell your home with me, I bring my years of experience and my excellent success rate to the table to help you sell your home in a timely manner, while meeting the expectations you started with. Here are a few things to remember as you branch out into the world of selling your home.
How to Get the HIGHEST and BEST Price for Your HomeMy team and I have established a few key things that need to be done in order to sell a home successfully. These three points have become a standard, and will be a great way to start selling a home in Colorado Springs.

Marketing
While it would be nice if you could just put your home on the market, and it wo…

Beautiful Home for Sale in Colorado Springs

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You will be drawn into this immaculate home for sale in Colorado Springs by the quaint covered front porch and beautiful 2-story foyer with hardwood floors. Click HERE to tour this home for sale in Colorado Springs. The spacious living room flows into the dining room, well-appointed with crown molding. Stunning family room boasts vaulted ceilings, wall of cascading windows, and stone fireplace. The adjacent kitchen features custom cabinets and tile backsplash, granite counters, bar at island, stainless appliances and dining nook – perfect for gatherings large or small. Walk out to the private deck overlooking the manicured lot and mountain views. Unwind in the master retreat offering 5-pc bathroom with fabulous Peak views from the oval soaking tub. The upper level includes 2 spacious secondary bedrooms, full bath and Juliet balcony overlooking the family room.  The finished garden level basement offers second family room/gaming area, bedroom, full bath and bonus room. This home boast…

Gorgeous Home for Sale in Colorado Springs!

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Main level living at its best! This move-in ready ranch style home for sale in Colorado Springs features 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 car garage and 2,020 square feet. Click HERE to tour this home for sale in Colorado Springs.  The main level offers soaring vaulted ceilings, a large living room with cozy fireplace, eat-in kitchen with ample cabinet and counter space and pantry, master retreat with an attached full bathroom and walk-in closet, spacious secondary bedrooms, full bathroom and laundry.  The finished basement features a spacious family room and storage.  Enjoy summer gatherings on the deck overlooking your large fenced yard. New interior and exterior paint. Great location with easy access to parks, shopping, dining, schools and more.

7 Staging Tips That Sell

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When you want to sell your home, staging could be the difference between selling it on time or not. Coldwell Banker Real Estate Corp did a study, and proved that staged homes stayed on the market for half the time, and were sold for 6% more than unstaged homes. The Mike MacGuire Team knows that when you're selling your home, you want to get the best price, and get it off the market as quick as possible. Over the last 10 years, 99% of our listings sold in their listing period. Compared to today's Colorado Springs Real Estate market only 53% of real estate listings sell during their listing period. We want to create an excellent experience for you, and one of the ways to achieve that is by staging your home. Here are a few things to keep in mind as you stage a Colorado Springs home.

Improve Your Curb Appeal
Your landscaping is one of the first things your potential buyers will see. It can be the first impression your home makes on them, so take some time and make it a good one. Yo…

Amazing Home for Sale in Colorado Springs

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Stunning Jackson Creek Home for Sale in Colorado Springs featuring uncompromised attention to detail, ranch floorplan situated on a walk-out lot with sweeping views of Pikes Peak, USAFA & the Front Range. Click HERE to tour this Home for Sale in Colorado Springs. Welcoming foyer w gleaming hardwood floors draw you into the living room featuring stone fireplace, wall of windows w custom stained glass. The dining room and kitchen adjoin the living room making a perfect flow for entertaining.  The gourmet kitchen provides gas stove with hood, double ovens, prep sink, ample counters and cabinets with pullouts/storage kits, upgraded appliances and large pantry.  Venetian plastered walls & custom window treatments enhance the elegance of this space. The sprawling master retreat offers a sitting area with stunning views, luxurious 5pc bath w steam shower & walk-in closet. Main level secondary bedroom w wood floors & crown molding is generous sized and perfect for office or b…

Learn More About Colorado Springs School Districts

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Moving to a new state can be a big change, especially in the life of a child. If you will be relocating to Colorado Springs, we want to help take some of the pressure off of you, and help you find a home in the school district that will be perfect for your family. We've provided some details about each of the schools in the area to help you as you start researching for your move to Colorado Springs.

Academy School District 20
The mission of Academy School District 20 is to educate every student in a safe and nurturing environment and to provide comprehensive, challenging curricular and extracurricular opportunities that meet the unique needs of every individual by expanding interests, enhancing abilities, and equipping every student with the knowledge, skills, and character essential to being a responsible citizen of our community, our nation, and the world.

Fountain/Fort Carson School District 8 The vision of Fountain-Fort Carson School District Eight is to prepare students, Pre-kind…

Beautiful Home for Sale in Colorado Springs

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Stunning ranch style home for Sale in Colorado Springs in District 20 boasts 4 BR, 3 BA, 3 CA and 3300 square feet offers true main level living. Click HERE to tour this Home for Sale in Colorado Springs. This home is the perfect blend of elegance and livability.  You are greeted by expansive hardwood flooring that lead through the open floorplan to the spacious great room with gas fireplace.  The perfectly appointed kitchen offers abundant counter and cabinet space, stainless appliances, large center island and adjoining nook.  The formal dining room overlooks the great room & kitchen.  The main level master suite provides adjoining 5-pc bathroom & walk-in closet.  There is a spacious secondary bedroom on the main floor that is just steps away from a full bath.  Enjoy entertaining in the sprawling finished basement with large family room, gaming & billiards area.  There are two additional secondary bedrooms, full bath & ample storage in basement.  Step out to the com…