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Inspecting a Home - 5 Things to Look For

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As if you don't already have a lot of other things you're thinking about when looking for a home, there are several key things you need to observe as you're walking through a home. As the best real estate agent in Colorado Springs, I know there are a lot of things to remember, but that's why you hire me. I can be your eyes and ears while we walk through a home, and can help you find the perfect fit. While you can't observe everything during a walk-through, if you have the top five things on your mind as you do, you'll be more likely to remember them while inspecting it.

Start With The RoofReplacing a roof can be a HUGE investment, especially when you've only just bought a home. When you start looking at a home, start by investigating the roof age and condition. A roof with shingles can last as little as 15-20 years or as much as 50+. Metal roofs can last even longer than that. When you look at the roof, you want to look for dips, pits, shingles that are out …

5 Ways to Stage Your Home for Fall

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It's time to welcome the cozy fall season, and all of the wonderful details that come with that, including selling your home! Have you had your home on the market for a while, and want to do a new launch? Or maybe you are just starting to get your home on the market for the first time and need some ideas. Appealing to the season when staging a Colorado Springs home is a great idea. If you don't realize the importance of staging your home, you can read several of our past blogs to learn the importance. The Mike MacGuire team takes the presentation of your home seriously because we know how important it is. Here are a few ideas you can consider as you prepare your home to go on the market, and ways to make it especially cozy and homey for the fall season!
Feature Fall Curb Appeal Luckily for you, Colorado Springs has a lot of fall curb appeal just with the beautiful scenery and fall colors! Keep in mind that a little will go a long way when decorating your front porch. Even just a…

5 Breathtaking Ways to Enjoy the Fall Colors

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Colorado Springs is a beautiful town no matter what season you see it in, but the fall has a special allure that the others don't have. The higher altitudes and cool weather bring out a beautiful display of colors that will absolutely take your breath away. Not to mention, we have some fantastic ways to view them! Are you new to the Colorado Springs area, or you are looking to relocate to Colorado Springs? Let the MacGuire team show you the best ways to love where you live!

Cycling On the Pikes Peak Highway
While there are many areas you can take your bike for a ride, if you're looking for an adventurous route, the Pikes Peak Highway has it! The stretch of road is 12.5 miles one way and the elevation gain is 4,880 ft. This may not be the right trip for a beginner or someone who is just getting used to the elevation gain, but thankfully you can drive the highway as well. The route is fully paved, but still incredibly intense due to the elevation. As you plan this adventurous fall…

Beautiful Home for Sale in Colorado Springs

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Beautiful home for sale in Colorado Springs nestled among the Ponderosa Pines in Pine Cliff with 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2 car garage and nearly 3,000 square feet. Click HERE to tour this home for sale in Colorado Springs. With soaring ceilings, large windows and skylights this open and bright floor plan is the perfect blend of formal and informal living – great for entertaining with comfortable livability. The living room boasts soaring ceilings, large windows, gas fireplace and hardwood floors. The adjacent dining room walks out to the wrap around deck.  The spacious kitchen provides ample counter space, pull out cabinets, pantry, all appliances & dining nook. Walk out to the deck overlooking the private, treed back yard. Unwind in the master retreat with walk-in closet, adjoining bath and walk-out to deck. There are three spacious secondary bedrooms. The lower level family room offers a gas fireplace.  Conveniently located to award winning District 20 schools, neighborhood pa…

Ways to Deep Clean Your Tub for Bathtub Day

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If there was ever one day that needed to be celebrated at least once a year (if not once a week!) it's Bathtub Day! While these fixtures in our house probably don't get a lot of praise or attention, we really don't know where we would be without them. Our day's typically begin and end in the bathroom and when showing homes in Colorado Springs our clients are usually interested in the bathroom, and we love when we see a unique tub! Without further ado, here are a few things to keep in mind on Bathtub Day about this important fixture in your home.

History of Bathtubs
Before indoor plumbing was invented, bathtubs - like chamber pots and washbowls - were moveable features in a home. Many times they were made from copper or zinc. They were not generally installed in homes as a permanent feature until the latter 19th century when running water started becoming more common in homes. Indoor plumbing hit the market in the 1930's, and only spread throughout the country from th…