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5 Tips for Being a Good Neighbor

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Colorado Springs is a wonderful place to live, filled with friendly people and awesome communities. If you are new to the area, we hope you and your neighbors take some time to meet each other. Of course, in many cases, people will slip into a new neighborhood, and next thing you know it's been five years and you still don't know the people around you. Each day is an opportunity to get out and meet your new and old neighbors alike. Here are a few tips you can utilize, whether you're new to the area, or you've been here a while and want to welcome the newcomers to your Colorado Springs community.

Get to Know Your Neighbors If someone new has moved into your community, you can really make an impact on them by going over and introducing yourself. If you want to bake cookies and bring them with you, it can add an old fashioned flair - and everyone loves cookies! Ask them how the move is going, see if they need any help with something. Maybe you'll have supplies that they…

How Natural Disasters Affect Your Real Estate

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From torrential rain storms, golf ball sized hail or even forest fires - did you know that these unexpected things could have an impact on your real estate opportunities? This doesn't just affect your ability to sell, but also to buy as well, so it's important to know what to expect as you go into a real estate market where these types of weather changes have occurred.

The Mike MacGuire team makes you and your home a priority - so no matter what your involvement is, we will help you find the perfect buyers or sellers. Here are a few things to remember as you are hunting for a Colorado Springs home, or selling Colorado Springs real estate.

Buyers
As a buyer in the position of house hunting before, during, or after a natural disaster, there are a few things you need to know. Not only to make your real estate purchase smooth but to also get exactly what you need. My team of real estate agents in Colorado Springs can help you not only make educated decisions but help you know what to…

Immaculate Home for Sale in Colorado Springs

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Immaculate 2-story home for sale in Colorado Springs nestled among 0.75 acres of Ponderosa Pines on a beautiful cul-de-sac at the top of Erindale Heights in the heart of Colorado Springs. Click HERE to tour this Home for Sale in Colorado Springs. With 4 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, 3 car garage and over 3,600 square feet, the bright open floor plan is the perfect blend of formal and informal living – great for entertaining with comfortable livability. You are welcomed by the quaint front porch with water feature, and the 2-story foyer draws you in.  The great room features soaring ceilings, large windows and floor to ceiling brick fireplace.  The spacious kitchen boasts granite slab counters, tile backsplash, custom pull out cabinets, stainless appliances and adjoining bayed nook.  The formal living room offers vaulted ceilings and fireplace. The formal dining room features crown molding, bay window and hardwood flooring. The main level office with French doors is a perfect work space.  En…

Move In Ready Home for Sale in Colorado Springs

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Move-in ready home for sale in Colorado Springs boasts 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 1 car garage and Pikes Peak views. Click HERE to tour this Home for Sale in Colorado Springs. The main level offers a bright, open floorplan with large living room, formal dining and eat-in kitchen with ample cabinet and counter space. The remodeled kitchen offers new cabinets, hardwood floor, convection oven and all appliances are included. The upper level features a spacious master bedroom with attached bathroom, two secondary bedrooms and full bathroom. Unwind in the garden level family room with gas fireplace. The walk-out lower level provides a bonus room – perfect for exercise room or office, and laundry. Enjoy summer evenings on the patio overlooking the private back yard with mature trees. This home offers Vinyl windows, new furnace, storage shed and much more! Walk to the community pool.  Fantastic central location, conveniently located near schools, with easy access to I-25, shopping and dining.

Mike McGuire's Real Estate Selling Strategy

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When selling your home, there are several ways you can accomplish it - but there are some ways that are better than others. When you hire the best real estate agent in Colorado Springs we use our 25 years of experience to not just sell your home, but to sell your home at the highest price possible in the shortest amount of time. Selling your home can be an overwhelming process, but our team is ready to assist you with ALL of the details.

We have a very specific selling strategy that can give us the ability to make the most of your unique selling situation and sell your home as fast as possible. Here is how we accomplish this:
Condition There are a few factors that go into selling your home: condition and price. The real estate market controls the price, but you can control the condition. Our team of agents can help you prepare your property for the market with advice that is time-tested. Our comprehensive listing enhancement services provide you with professional home staging consultatio…

Creating a Picture Perfect Home Sale

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With all of the many details you have to cover while selling a Colorado Springs home, there is one detail that should never be overlooked - your photos. Did you know that 80% of homebuyers search for the perfect home online? This means that the first impression they have of your home is from photos. The way your home is perceived from the images you present are key in having a quick sale - and that's exactly what the Mike MacGuire Team wants to achieve. Here are a few reasons why hiring a real estate photographer is extremely important.

Professionals Are Good at What They Do
When you want professional quality, your best bet is to hire a professional to do the job. While you can take photos of your home on your own, it can be hard to get the perfect angle, the right lighting, or even the best quality. By hiring a professional real estate photographer, you can achieve beautiful photos of your home from someone who can paint a perfect picture.

Photos Appeal To Emotions
Buying a home is j…

Finding the Right Home Loan For You

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One of the biggest decisions you make when buying a home is the type of home loan that you will choose. While there are several types available, each one can be changed based on the home you're looking for, or your financial situation. Before you get too confused about the varying types of loans that are out there, The Mike MacGuire Team would like to help you know what your options are.

There are a few popular mortgage options in the United States, and the basic qualification information and down payments are a good place to start when researching what's best for you and your next home!

What is a Mortgage?
Before we get in too deep, we want to pose the question: What is a mortgage? This is the first place to start, after all, when you're buying a home.

A mortgage is a loan that a bank or mortgage lender will give you to fund the purchase of your home. You generally want to only borrow 80% of the home's value - which means you'll want to try to put 20% down if possible…