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Spectacular Home for Sale in Colorado Springs

Visit this extraordinary 5BR, 4BA, 3CA home for sale in Colorado Springs situated on a quiet cul-de-sac in Flying Horse and be greeted with a stunning 2-story foyer and extensive hardwood floors that lead to the formal living room. Click HERE to tour this home for sale in Colorado Springs. The dining room is elegantly appointed with chair-rail, dry bar and custom window treatments. The great room boasts soaring ceilings, wall of cascading windows and cozy gas fireplace. A gourmet’s delight, the kitchen offers granite counters, center island with gas stove, stainless appliances, ample cabinet and counter space, pantry, planning desk & dining nook. Walk out to the expansive patio overlooking the beautifully landscaped private back yard. The main level study is a perfectly positioned work space. Unwind in the master retreat with fireplace, sitting area, luxurious 5pc bathroom with jetted tub and his and her walk-in closets. Two secondary bedrooms and full bathroom complete the upper…

5 Updates to Your Home That Could Pay Off

For many, the fun part of owning your own home can be that you get to finally make it home. You can make all of the customized style changes that you've ever wanted to, and couldn't do while renting. Of course, while some updates don't really affect the value, like the paint color, others can really make a huge impact for better or for worse. Thankfully, most are great updates and can even improve the value of your home! As your Colorado Springs real estate agent, here are a few updates that can really improve the value of your home!

Minor Bathroom Remodel Simple bathroom remodeling can be relatively cost-effective and in many cases yield 102% increase when it comes to resale. Adding a new tub, toilet, or updating the tile can be a quick easy fix and make the bathroom look brand new! Not to mention a new coat of paint, updated fixtures, and even a new light fixture can make a huge impact on the look of your bathroom - PLUS improve the value.
Landscaping & Exterior Impr…

Getting Prepared for Your Home Appraisal

Buying a new home in Colorado Springs is a wonderful investment, but it’s not as easy as find, click, buy. From the moment you find your dream home to the day where you sign the paperwork and become the official owner there are many hoops that have to be jumped through, appointments to schedule for the home, and discussions to have with your lender and your Colorado Springs real estate agent. One of those hoops is the appraisal. This is a valuable step in buying your home, but do you really know why you need it? Here are a few things you need to know about your appraisal.

Why Do You Need One? An appraisal is simply the valuation of your property or home, which allows you to purchase it. You need an appraisal because most lenders actually require it when you use the home as collateral. Lenders want to be assured that the property is actually worth the lending guidelines.

Who Does the Appraisal? The appraisal is generally done by a third party individual. The person can have no financia…

Key Tips for Closing Before Christmas

You’re supposed to be able to deck the halls and have a holly jolly Christmas, but little did you know that your home was going to sell and it would be time to pack up and move at the same time. Moving any other time of the year can be stressful, but moving during the holidays can be even more so, along with a bit emotional as well. Here at The MacGuire Team, we know that it can be challenging, but we also know what a huge success it is for you to sell your home. We have a few tips to help make closing during Christmas a little easier for you and your family.

Be Patient The holidays are already a busy time for most people, and if you’ll be selling your home, it will make it even more busy for you. Unfortunately, it can be a little more challenging to get things finished in your time frame during the busy winter months. So from the home inspections to the title companies, show a little patience and know that they really do want to help you succeed. Want to show some extra love? Show yo…

Things to Do For Your Home In December

We're halfway through December, and while you may be busy with the holidays, it's still important to make sure your home is taken care of. Every month, a few tasks should be accomplished to make sure that your home stays in tip-top shape. This doesn't just apply if you're planning on selling a Colorado Springs home (but it certainly won't hurt if you are!). Even if you just moved into your home, or you have been there for a while, and plan to be there for a while longer - properly maintaining your home in the winter is important. Here are a list of tasks that you can accomplish in December to keep your home safe during the winter!

Regularly Check for Ice Dams and Icicles
If you didn't clean your gutters in the fall, it's extremely important to get them cleaned now. It's not just for appearences sake, either. When there are build ups in your gutter system, it can be incredibly easy for ice dams to also build up and stop all water flow. That will cause t…

The Benefits of Hiring a Real Estate Agent

From buying to selling, the benefits of hiring a real estate agent for your home or land purchases can be extremely helpful. While some may try to buy a home on their own, or go the FSBO (for sale by owner) route, having a Colorado Springs real estate agent can be extremely beneficial. Here are a few things to keep in mind as you decide the best route for your family when buying Colorado Springs real estate or selling your Colorado Springs home.
Benefits When Buying When buying a home, it can be easy in this media-filled world to think that you can look up homes on your own and find the perfect place. While that part can be easy, that's only the beginning. A seasoned real estate agent doesn't just show you a bunch of homes online. They take the time to hear exactly what you're looking for, what area you want to live it, or even how to determine that!

Not only can we help you find the right home, but we can then take you on a tour of it to help determine if it's really t…

6 Things You Should Know About Your Walkthrough

Walking through your home before finalizing the purchase can seem like a basic task, but it really shouldn't be taken lightly. Before you sign on the dotted line, it's important to take a very thorough walkthrough around the home to make sure that everything is as you expect it and that you aren't getting any surprises on the move-in day. Because we realize that responsibility and necessity in this task, your Colorado Springs real estate agents and the MacGuire Team would like to provide you with a quick checklist to keep you on track.

Inspect the Repairs Did you request repairs when you first put in your offer? It's important to verify that those repairs were completed before you officially purchase your home. You'll want to schedule your final walkthrough in advance of your closing day to verify that the sellers have completed their list, and are making progress on moving out and getting the place ready. You'll also want to check and make sure that any garbage…

5 Reasons We’re Thankful for Colorado Springs

Whether you’re a Colorado Springs native who is coming back after time abroad, or you’re being transferred here for work - we think you’ll find that there are a lot of things to be thankful for when moving to Colorado Springs. Our city is diverse, eclectic, varied, and FUN! If you’ve ever lived here, you know what we’re talking about. Because of this, we are thankful for anyone who wants to move to Colorado Springs, and we’re thankful for such a wonderful place to be living. Here are five reasons we are thankful for Colorado Springs on this Thanksgiving week.

1. Incredible Neighbors There are over 12 incredible communities in the Colorado Springs area. These communities are filled with great neighbors, people who are working as hard as you are to make our great city a wonderful place to live, raise a family, and live an incredible life. We are so thankful for these individuals. They make selling Colorado Springs real estate an easy job, they own and care for great homes, create wonder…