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Red, White & Blue - and Military Too!

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The Colorado Springs area is gearing up for another great celebration of our country this weekend! As we celebrate July Fourth, and all that it means to us as a community and country, we are also proud to remember the people who serve our country. The Mike MacGuire Team takes great pride in putting our military first, and by providing them just what they need when relocating to Colorado Springs. While we take care of your military relocation to Colorado Springs, here are a few events that will take care of you and your family this weekend with free admission and discounts for your service.


Rock Ledge Ranch Family Fourth
Take a walk through history this July 4th at the Rock Ledge Ranch Family Fourth. Visitors have an opportunity to walk through the reenactment of revolutionary war camp, hear General William Jackson Palmer read the Declaration of Indepence, listen to President Abraham Lincoln give the Gettysburg address, catch Patrick Henry's daughter will recite her father's &quo…

Stunning Home for Sale in Colorado Springs

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Stunning stucco and stone ranch style home for sale in Colorado Springs featuring 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 3 car finished garage, 3,627 SF spectacular views of Pikes Peak and true main level living! Click HERE to tour this Home for Sale in Colorado Springs. The welcoming foyer with gleaming hardwood floors draw you into the great room featuring stone fireplace and wall of windows overlooking the private, treed back yard. The gourmet kitchen boasts birch cabinets with soft-close drawers and roll-outs, granite slab counters and center island, top of the line appliances - gas stove with hood, convection microwave/double oven, under cabinet lighting, & large pantry. The adjacent dining nook features bay window and walks out to 16 x 12 covered composite deck. Unwind in the main level master retreat with luxurious 5-piece bathroom and walk-in custom closet. The main level secondary bedroom is perfect for office or bedroom & is just steps from full bathroom. Laundry room leads to fin…

Move In Ready Home for Sale in Colorado Springs

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Stunning ranch style home for Sale in Colorado Springs in District 20 boasts 5 BR, 3 BA, 2 CA and 3200 square feet offering 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 the stunning brick fireplace as the focal point. The perfectly appointed kitchen offers abundant counter and cabinet space, stainless appliances, granite countertops, large center island and adjoining nook. The formal dining room overlooks the great room & kitchen. The main level master suite provides remodeled adjoining 5-piece bathroom. There are two spacious secondary bedrooms on the main floor that are just steps away from a full bath.  Enjoy hosting the Big Game in the sprawling finished basement with large family room. There are two additional secondary bedrooms, and updated bathroom in the basement…

Insiders Guide to Buying A Colorado Springs Home!

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Buying a home doesn't have to be an intimidating process, in fact, it can be an extremely rewarding, and adventurous endeavor that you really can enjoy. From beginning to end you will overcome obstacles, find personal success, and eventually find the home of your dreams in Colorado Springs. Buying a home can be very rewarding, and a great learning experience. If you're ready to take the leap and purchase your first home, we would be honored to help you find a place that fits your needs, and you'll be making the right choice by hiring the best real estate agent in Colorado Springs. Here are a few things to keep in mind to make buying a home a great experience.


Get a Real Estate Agent
One of the first steps you'll take in buying a home is finding the best real estate company in Colorado Springs. This is an important step because, while you can do most of the house buying on your own, it can be challenging to know what the best steps are, and it really helps when you have s…

Stunning Home for Sale in Colorado Springs

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Stunning Jackson Creek home for sale in Colorado Springs boasting a 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. The welcoming foyer with gleaming hardwood floors draws you into the living room with gas fireplace and beautiful custom window coverings.  French doors lead to the main level office.  The spacious kitchen boasts maple cabinets, Corian counters, pantry, dining nook and all appliances included.  The adjacent dining room overlooks the living room.  Unwind in the master retreat offering a 5pc bath & walk-in closet. The finished walk-out lower level features a sprawling family room, two large bedrooms with walk-in closets and full bathroom with double vanity. Enjoy summer evenings on the composite deck overlooking the Front Range, Pikes Peak and the USAFA.  The beautifully landscaped yard offers mature trees, privacy and patio areas.  Excellent location,…

Move In Ready Home for Sale in Colorado Springs

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Immaculate District 20 home for Sale in Colorado Springs featuring 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and 2 car garage. Click HERE to tour this home for sale in Colorado Springs. The main level offers a bright, open floorplan with soaring vaulted ceilings, hickory wood flooring, large living room, kitchen with ample cabinet and counter space and dining nook.  The upper level features a spacious master suite with attached remodeled bathroom.  Two secondary bedrooms, laundry and full bath complete the upper level.  Unwind in the cozy family room with fireplace.  Enjoy summer evenings on the patio overlooking the private back yard with mature trees.  This home offers beautiful 3” natural cut hickory flooring throughout, new carpet in bedrooms, fully updated bathrooms, new interior paint, new Milguard vinyl windows, custom 2” wood blinds, sprinkler system, updated light fixtures and ceiling fans.  Walk to District 20 Schools, Cottonwood Trail & Park to access miles of biking and walking trails.…

Summer Selling Tips for Your Home

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Summer is an excellent time to sell your home, and if you're looking to sell fast, the Mike MacGuire team can help you! When selling a home in Colorado Springs, you can take advantage of the beautiful views, active lifestyle, and gorgeous weather to help your home appeal to a buyer. I use a selling strategy to help sell your home at the highest price possible in the shortest amount of time in any season, but summer is a great time to start. Here are a few tips to keep in mind as you sell your home in the months between June and September.

Make Sure the A/C is Working
With highs in the 90's in Colorado Springs, you want to make sure that your air conditioning is providing a breath of fresh air when someone steps into your home. Hire a professional HVAC contractor to inspect your unit and make sure that it's working efficiently. This can also help prevent surprises from popping up when the home inspection comes around.

Bump Up the Curb Appeal
Your landscaping and curb appeal is …
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Beautiful home for sale in Colorado Springs featuring main level living and i situated on a .22 acre lot backing to green belt! Click HERE to tour this home for sale in Colorado Springs. This move-in ready ranch style home features 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2 car garage and over 3,400 square feet.  The main level offers soaring vaulted ceilings, a large living room with cozy fireplace, kitchen with ample cabinet and counter space, counter/bar and new stainless appliances, master retreat with attached 5-piece bathroom and walk-in closet, spacious secondary bedrooms, full bathroom and laundry.  The finished basement features a sprawling family room, two spacious secondary bedrooms and full bathroom.  Enjoy summer gatherings on the back patio overlooking your private yard with mature fruit trees.  New interior paint and carpet, new A/C, newer roof.  Great location on a quiet cul-de-sac with easy access to parks, shopping, dining, schools and Powers Blvd.

Zillow's "Zestimate" Is Not What You Think

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Promoted as “the leading real estate and rental marketplace dedicated to empowering consumers with data, inspiration and knowledge,” Zillow has rapidly become a go-to source for buyers and sellers alike. Zillow does an amazing job displaying photos of homes for sale with the ease of a simple search. Regrettably, the real estate data provided by Zillow is notoriously inaccurate and inconsistent.

What many consumers don’t realize, however, is that Zillow is first and foremost a lead generation tool for real estate professionals. Under the perception that they are “invisible,” buyers and sellers eagerly surf through “Zestimates,” while at the same time Zillow is capturing whatever data is entered during these searches and selling it to local REALTORS®.


When a property is listed for sale, the data hits the local Multiple Listing Service (MLS), in a matter of minutes. But, it can take as long as nine days to populate on nationally syndicated sites like Zillow or Trulia. A study by Redfin fou…

How to Enjoy Great Outdoors Month in Colorado Springs

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It's common knowledge that Colorado Springs in a wonderful place to get out and enjoy the great outdoors. From hiking, camping, horseback riding and hunting, the activities are endless. June is National Great Outdoors Month, and the entire Mike MacGuire team wants to make sure that you know what is available in our area so you can enjoy it too! If you're relocating to Colorado Springs, we are honored that you've chosen our great state, and if you can't tell, we love where we live. We would love to help you find a new routine in your new town and fun activities that the whole family can enjoy. Here are a few activities you can enjoy in our great state.

Outdoor Rock Climbing
This is a world renowned activity in Colorado Springs, and our area is home to some of the most beautiful and challenging rock formations in the world. You can hire a rock climbing guide, and we have many respected and experienced climbing guides who can teach you how to enjoy this sport in the safest …

Beautiful Home for Sale in Colorado Springs

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Move-in ready 2-story home for sale in Colorado Springs features 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and 2 car garage.  Click HERE to tour this home for sale in Colorado Springs. The main level offers soaring vaulted ceilings and large living room.  The beautifully remodeled kitchen features new cabinets, granite counters, custom tile backsplash and new appliances.  The upper level offers two bedrooms and remodeled full bathroom. The finished basement features a spacious family room, bedroom, bathroom and storage.  Enjoy summer gatherings on the sprawling patio overlooking Pikes Peak views. This home has been lovingly cared for with new interior and exterior paint, new carpet with Stainmaster Elite Premium pad, new recessed lighting throughout, central A/C, 6-panel doors and new trim, newer roof. Great location with easy access to parks, schools, shopping, dining, and I-25.  Don’t miss this incredible opportunity!