Posts

Showing posts from August, 2016

Incredible Home for Sale in Colorado Springs

Image
Stunning home for sale in Colorado Springs offering the best of both worlds on 2.5 acres with sweeping views of the Front Range, yet minutes to dining, shopping & schools. Click HERE to tour this home for sale in Colorado Springs. This home is the perfect blend of formal and casual living space – great for entertaining with comfortable livability.  The main level boasts a two story foyer that adjoins the formal living and dining rooms. The stunning family offers soaring vaulted ceilings, wall of cascading windows that capture the views, a dual sided fireplace and built-in speakers. The kitchen is beautifully appointed with granite and Corian counters, maple cabinets, center island, gas stove & walk-in pantry.  The adjoining nook has gas fireplace and walks out to the deck. Relax in the main level master retreat overlooking mountain views, with attached 5pc bath, and His & Her closets. Mud room/laundry and powder room complete the main level. The upper level features three…

Immaculate Condo for Sale in Colorado Springs

Image
Immaculate ranch style condo for sale in Colorado Springs featuring 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms & nearly 1150 SF.  Click HERE to tour this condo for sale in Colorado Springs. The bright open floor plan features a beautifully appointed living room with crown molding & gas fireplace. The kitchen offers granite counters, ample cabinets with updated hardware, pantry & all appliances.  The adjoining dining nook walks out to the private, covered patio.  Unwind in the master retreat with walk-in closet, adjoining master bathroom and walk-out to patio.  The spacious secondary bedroom provides a walk-in closet.   This move-in ready condo offers central air conditioning, granite counters in bathrooms, custom window treatments, updated lighting, gas fireplace with blower & newer water heater. The complex boasts a swimming pool and clubhouse. Great location near golf course, military bases, schools, shopping & dining.

Real Estate Terms You May Need to Know

Image
If you've ever sat down with a mortgage lender or real estate agent, there is a chance they've thrown some terms around that you may not be completely familiar with. While you don't want to sound like you don't know what you're doing, if you are a first time home buyer in Colorado Springs, we know that you are learning along the way and welcome and questions you may have. Here are a few "Greek" terms that you may hear through the real estate process, and what they mean!

Appraisal
This is the estimated value of the property that you've chosen. There will be an individual who will come out and appraise your property to see what it's worth.

Certificate of Title
This is the document that guarantees the property is legally owned by the person who claims it.

Closing Costs
All of the fees and expenses associated with closing on a home, usually around 6% of the cost of the home.

Comparative Market Analysis (CMA)
Thi is a study that your Colorado Springs real esta…

Immaculate Home for Sale in Colorado Springs

Image
Immaculate 2-story home for sale in Colorado Springs situated on a large lot in Woodmen Hills featuring 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 3 car garage and over 3,200 square feet. Click HERE to tour this home for sale in Colorado Springs. This home offers main level living and comfortable livability – great for entertaining. The main level boasts a ceramic tile foyer that leads to the family room with stunning stone fireplace.  The adjacent kitchen provides abundant cabinet space, granite counters, upgraded appliances, counter bar & dining nook. Separate formal dining room is steps from the kitchen. Walk out to the sprawling back patio overlooking the large back yard. Unwind in the main level master retreat with walk-in closet, 5-piece bathroom & walks out to patio.  There is a sunny loft, two spacious secondary bedrooms and full bathroom on the upper level. The finished basement features 9 foot ceilings, a large family room with wet bar, bedroom, bonus room perfect for office or home …

5 Steps for Buying Your First Home

Image
Are you a first-time homebuyer? I would love to work with you! In fact, first-time homebuyers are one of my favorites to help through the real estate process. Whether it's the fresh excitement of starting a new journey or all of the questions being asked from a fresh new perspective - it makes my career very fulfilling. Of course, that doesn't make it any less intimidating for you as you navigate the ropes of buying your first home. Here are a few things to keep in mind to keep the process simple and as stress-free as possible.

1st. Loan Pre-Qualification
You'll want to find a trusted mortgage lender in Colorado Springs to help you with this step. If you're new to the area and don't know who to trust, we can recommend several in the area who we have personally worked with and who will guide you through the financial part of buying a home. You want to have your pre-qualification out of the way before you start to look at homes, though. This will give you a stable figu…

Do these 11 Things Before You List Your Home

Image
When listing your home for the first time, you may be venturing into uncharted territory. From learning about how much to price it, to what repairs need to be made - there are so many things to consider. If it's been a while since you bought your home, it may be easy to forget what it was like to be a home buyer, so I'd like to remind you of a few small things you can do to make a HUGE impact on a potential buyer's opinion of your home.

Indoors

1. Walls
Sure, the walls are just cosmetic - but they can be very distracting to a home buyer. It's always a good idea to put a fresh coat of paint on the walls. Be sure to choose something neutral that will appeal to many different tastes. If you have any holes in your wall from the decor, you should patch them up before repainting. If you have wallpaper, it's just a good idea to take it down. I know it's more work but it can make a huge impact on first impressions.

2. Floors
Every flooring needs a different method of cleani…

How Important Is My Credit Score?

Image
While you can still buy a home with a lower credit score, especially if you are trying for a USDA loan, your credit score can still vastly improve your ability to get the loan you desire. Your credit score can affect your mortgage rate, it can affect your monthly payments, and in some cases can even affect if you can get a home at all. That's how important your credit score is. Here are a few things to keep in mind as you think about your credit score.

What Is A Credit Score?
This number that ranges from 300-850 paints a financial picture to show the likelihood of your ability to pay your loan back. The higher the score, the more chances you have of getting a better deal on your mortgage. The credit score is generally referred to as a FICO score, which stands for Fair, Isaac, and Company.

While it's a mystery to everyone to know what exactly affects your credit score, and how to actually boost it, here are a few things that your score takes into account:

Payment History – Have you…

Stunning Home for Sale in Colorado Springs

Image
Extraordinary Broadmoor Bluffs custom home for sale in Colorado Springs nestled in the tall pines of Cheyenne Mountain. Click HERE to tour this home for sale in Colorado Springs. This home offers an open floor plan, meticulously designed with amenities and finishes crafted to be the perfect Colorado Home.  Be greeted by the stunning foyer with travertine floors and curved staircase.  The great room boasts 18’ ceilings, floor to ceiling cascading windows with forest views and cozy gas fireplace.  A Gourmet’s delight, the kitchen offers Viking stainless appliances, 6 burner gas stove, double ovens, granite counters, alder cabinets, dining nook, beamed ceilings and wide planked wood floors.   Enjoy entertaining on the expansive private deck.  The formal dining room is elegantly appointed with coffered ceiling.  French doors lead to the study with gas fireplace.  The main level offers a secondary master/guest suite with private bathroom and walk-out to deck.  Unwind in the upper master r…