Showing posts from November, 2016

Beautiful Home for Sale in Colorado Springs

Stunning ranch style home for sale in Colorado Springs situated on 2.6 acres in exclusive High Forest Ranch provides perfect balance of formal and casual living spaces. Click HERE to tour this Home for Sale in Colorado Springs! Gleaming hardwood floors lead you to the great room featuring a stone fireplace and wall of windows to take in the Forest views. The gourmet kitchen with center island, abundant cabinets and walk-in pantry adjoins the sunny dining nook. The formal dining room is perfect for entertaining. Built-in shelving and large windows beautifully appoint the main level study. Unwind in the sprawling master suite featuring adjoining 5-pc bath, huge walk-in closet and walk-out to deck. Step out to the expansive deck and experience the privacy & serenity that reminds you why you love to live in Colorado. The four-car garage with elevated ceilings can accommodate a car lift. The light & bright walk-out lower level boasts a family room, 2 bedrooms & 2 bathrooms. Th…

Custom Home for Sale in Colorado Springs

Extraordinary custom home for sale in Colorado Springs atop Pine Cliff offering staggering 360 degree Pikes Peak & City views. Click HERE to tour this home for sale in Colorado Springs.  This home offers the perfect balance of elegant amenities and livability – perfect for entertaining large gatherings yet intimate enough to call HOME. Situated on nearly an acre and backing to open space, this home provides 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, oversized 4 car garage and over 5,700 square feet. Upon entering, you are drawn into the living room with panoramic views featuring soaring ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows & stone hearth. The adjacent dining room is elegantly appointed with crown molding.   A Gourmet’s delight, the kitchen offers granite counters, top of the line appliances, pantry, planning desk and sunny dining nook. Enjoy entertaining on the expansive deck offering nearly 1400 SF of private outdoor living space overlooking Pikes Peak & twinkling city lights with the tranq…

5 Tips for Home Safety During Holiday Travel

Unless you would like to reenact a scene from Home Alone, we can imagine that you would like to know your home is safe while you're away. With Thanksgiving only a few days away, many people will be traveling to visit family and friends. This leaves your home unattended, and possibly at risk for intruders if you don't take a few necessary precautions. The Mike MacGuire team not only wants to help you find your dream home, but keep it safe for the remainder of the time you'll be living in it.

Here are a few things you should keep in mind before locking up your house and heading out for the weekend.

Hire a House Sitter
When you have someone coming and going from your home, it will make it look a lot less appealing to intruders. Whether you find a house sitter, dog sitter, or even someone to check in and mow the grass, this will help make your home look like you're still around. You can even talk with your neighbors to see if they can keep an eye on your home while you're…

House Hunting for the Holidays

If you're hoping to deck some new halls for the holidays, there's no time like the present to get started if you haven't already. If you thought that the holidays were a bad time to find your dream home - think again. There are several great reasons to buy a Colorado Springs home during the holidays, and when you have the best real estate agents in Colorado Springs on your side there's no time like the present - so you can give presents! Here are a few reasons house hunting for the holidays can be a great way to find your home.

There Can Be Less Competition
Many families are too busy with the holiday planning, preparation, and events to spend their spare time looking for homes. This means you won't, most likely, have as many people competing for the same homes. Another reason you can hope for fewer potential buyers is that the weather in Colorado Springs tends to be cold and snowy, and there are not as many people who will want to trek through the snow to look at hom…

3 Ways to Make Mortgages Simple

While mortgages may seem intimidating, they are extremely important to understand since the purchase of your home relies on it. A mortgage is where you make an agreement with a bank to borrow money for the purchase of a home and then pay it off within a set period of time. There are several different types of mortgages with varying lengths of time and interest rates, but these are all dependent on your ability to pay back your loan - which comes down to your credit score and payment history.

The Mike MacGuire team would like to help keep this process as simple as possible for you, so that you don't feel overwhelmed, and you can make the necessary decisions on the perfect Colorado Springs home for you and your family.  Here are a few things to remember to keep the mortgage process simple.

Get Your Financial Affairs In Order
One of the most important things you can do to make the mortgage process simple is to get your financial ducks in a row. If you plan to buy a house in the next 6 m…

Top 5 Things That Affect Your Home's Value

When selling a Colorado Springs home, one of the most important things you need to decide is the price of your home. If you price the home too high, you may not sell it within the prime selling window and this could mean keeping it on the market longer than necessary. If you price your home too low, you risk not getting the best price for it and you certainly don't want potential buyers to wonder, "what could be wrong with the property?" 

The Mike MacGuire Team uses specialized real estate strategies to sell your home at the highest price possible in the shortest amount of time. While selling your home can be an overwhelming process, we are here and ready to assist you with all of the details. Here are a few things that can affect the value of your home when you're ready to set a realistic price.

If you've heard it once, you've heard it 100 times, "location, location, location!" And in real estate, it's true.The location of your home is on…