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About The MacGuire Team

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As 2016 comes to a close and we prepare for all that 2017 will bring, we want to take a moment to introduce ourselves more. The MacGuire Team is based out of Colorado Springs, and lead by Mike MacGuire. We have been celebrating our 25th year in the industry and we love to help you find the home of your dreams, sell your home, or even relocate through our Military Cashback services. We also love where we live - Colorado Springs is an amazing place to settle down. Here are a few reasons we're the best in the industry, and why you'll love working with us.

Your Colorado Springs Real Estate & Relocation Expert, Mike MacGuire
When it comes to real estate, Mike MacGuire’s dedication and love for his work is evident. His business expertise and experience have been the cornerstone to his success, but it’s his enthusiasm to help his clients reach their goals that have made him a respected and sought-after real estate agent in Colorado Springs. With a staff of experts at his side, you …

Beautiful Home for Sale in Colorado Springs

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Stunning home for sale in Colorado Springs offering the best of both worlds on 7.0 acres with sweeping views of the Front Range, yet minutes to schools, dining & shopping. Click HERE to tour this home for sale in Colorado Springs. This property is truly unique as it is the perfect balance of meadows, ponderosa pines and scrub oak overlooking Flying Horse and Pikes Peak. With 6 BR, 5 BA, 3CA and over 4800 SF, this bright and open floor plan is the right blend of formal and casual living space – great for entertaining with comfortable livability.  You are greeted by the two-story foyer that draws you to the great room with vaulted ceilings, wall of windows that capture the views, a dual sided fireplace and built-in speakers. The kitchen is beautifully appointed with granite counters, cherry cabinets, large center island, gas stove & planning desk. The adjoining bayed nook has gas fireplace and walks out to the deck. The formal dining room features coffered ceilings and hickory …

For Sale By Owner - Can I Do it Alone?

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The short answer is yes - you can sell your home on your own. You can list it on a few sites, take photos on your own, and try to show it, but there is certainly more to FSBO than you may have thought. As the best real estate agent in Colorado Springs, I have been selling homes for over 25 years, and I am proud to say that through dedication and experience I can offer you something that can be nearly impossible to achieve on your own. If you're still considering "For Sale By Owner," here are a few things to keep in mind before embarking on the journey.

PRICE
Did you know that when you hire a real estate agent, statistics show that you get more money from a sale than going at it alone? Correctly pricing your property is critical. Price your home too low and you lose money; price it too high and buyers shy away. The MacGuire Team will give you a Competitive Market Analysis and discuss it in detail. Together we will decide on the best price for your property - because selling…

Creating An Environmentally Friendly Home

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In an age where we try to be more aware of our environment, did you know that your home could be part of the solution? Your home accounts for energy use, water waste, carbon dioxide emissions and more. Making environmentally friendly upgrades to your home is not only good for the earth but can be a great way to boost the value of your home as well. Here are a few cost-efficient ways you can make your home an environmentally friendly place.

Lighting
Did you know that compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFL) will save 66% more energy in your home? It also trades 400 pounds of greenhouse gas for every ONE CFL bulb you trade. You don't even have to make the trade all at once, you can replace the bulbs in your home with CFL as they burn out and before you know it your whole house will be DFL lit.

Your Appliances
It's pretty common knowledge that Energy Star-Qualified appliances use 10%-50% less energy, but did you know that there are ways to improve the energy usage even without one of th…

Move In Ready Home for Sale in Colorado Springs

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Immaculate 2-story home for sale in Colorado Springs in Struthers Ranch featuring 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 3 car garage and over 3,100 square feet. Click HERE to tour this home for sale in Colorado Springs. This open floor plan offers comfortable livability. The main level boasts extensive hardwood floors and welcoming 2-story foyer.  The kitchen provides abundant cabinet space, large center island with breakfast bar, all kitchen appliances & adjoining dining nook. The family room features a stone fireplace and walks out to the sprawling stamped concrete patio overlooking the large back yard. Take in the Front Range, Pikes Peak and USAFA views from the upper level windows.  Unwind in the master retreat with walk-in closet & 5-piece bathroom. Three spacious secondary bedrooms and full bathroom complete the upper level. The unfinished basement provides endless opportunities for expansion.  This home is in move-in condition offering new paint and carpet.  Conveniently located to…

FAQs About Home Insurance

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Unlike car insurance, home owner's insurance isn't required (unless you have a mortgage, it can be required in that case.) Like car insurance, though, there can be many details to your insurance policy that can affect what's covered. The Mike MacGuire team knows how important it can be to protect your investment, especially after spending so much time to find the perfect Colorado Springs real estate. Here are a few frequently asked questions about homeowners insurance so you know what to expect from your policy.

What is Covered On My Policy?
Every policy is as unique as your home - and can sometimes be affected by the details of your home. Do you live in a flood zone? This may be something you want to be covered on your policy. If you live in an area that is affected by hail, rather than risk the damage that hail can cause without coverage, you may want to make sure that it is an inclusion in your policy.

Did you know that some policies will cover the food in your freezer? If…

12 Tips for Winterizing Your Home

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Winter is no joke for your home - especially when you take into account all of the aspects that can affect it. Your home was built to stand the test of time, but with freezing temperatures and large snowfalls - it needs a little help from you! The Mike MacGuire team takes great pride in helping you find the best real estate in Colorado Springs, but now we want to help you maintain it as well. Here are 12 things you should remember to do before we get too deep into winter.


Check the Chimney
Did you know that before you light up your fireplace, you should have it cleaned and inspected? This is a relatively simple task with great rewards. A fireplace that is malfunctioning or dirty can cause big problems for your home. Sometimes it's as simple as it just not heating up, but other times it can be disastrous.

Lower the Temps
While you may be tempted to adjust your thermostat to the highest temperature to keep warm - you may be surprised when you get your electric bill. Save utility costs o…