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Real Estate Selling Strategies from The MacGuire Team

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If selling a home were easy, everyone would do on their own. While you can sell your own home, the disadvantages normally far outweigh the benefits. When selling a home in Colorado Springs, you want to not only a trusted team, but a group of people who have time-tested strategies to get your home sold FAST for the highest price possible. This doesn't happen by chance or luck - it happens because you and your real estate agent work closely to accomplish goals and get results. Here are a few selling strategies that we've implemented over the last 25 years to effectively sell homes in Colorado Springs.

Condition
Condition and price sell homes. The market controls the price. You control the condition. The MacGuire Team will help you prepare your property for the market. Our comprehensive Listing Enhancement Services provide you with: Professional Home Staging Consultation, Cleaning Service prior to going on the market, Handyman Service, Storage Unit Rental.


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Move in Ready Home for Sale in Colorado Springs!

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Stunning ranch style home for sale in Colorado Springs offers true main level living with 3BR, 2BA, 3 Car garage and over 2500 square feet.  Click HERE to tour this Home for Sale in Colorado Springs! Be greeted with soaring vaulted ceilings over the living, dining kitchen & family rooms.  The kitchen features generous cabinet & counter space, counter top bar, hardwood flooring, pantry and adjoining nook. The spacious family room walks out to the patio overlooking the low maintenance Xeriscaped yard with beautiful perennial gardens and Pikes Peak views.  The main level master retreat boasts an adjoining bathroom and walk-in closet.  There are two secondary bedrooms, full bathroom and laundry on the main. The unfinished lower level offers endless opportunities for expansion. This impeccable one owner home has been beautifully maintained and features new paint, carpet, washer, dryer, roof, gutters; central AC & finished garage with built-in storage. This must-see home is min…

Love Where You Live - Part Two

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In 2016, Colorado Springs was named the fifth-best place to live by U.S. News and World Report. The high quality of life, low cost of living, low unemployment, and our beautiful natural wonders and proximity to the mountains are just a few of the amazing factors of living here. Last week, we covered a few of the local communities that help us to Love Where We Live in Part One of our series. This week, we're going to give you some insight into a few more communities that make up our beautiful town.

Northgate
The Northgate area is located at the northern edge of Colorado Springs, near the Northgate of the United States Air Force Academy. This is a fast growing area with newer developments offering proximity to “The Club at Flying Horse”, Pikes Peak Community College, movie theaters, restaurants, and shopping. 
Schools: District 20

Northwest
This area starts just north of the Garden of The Gods Park and extends to the southern boundary of the United States Air Force Academy. Offering a un…

Love Where You Live - Part One

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The MacGuire Team knows how important it is to love where you live. That's actually what plays a huge role in our real estate business - we want you to love where you live, and we'll help you find that place! Colorado Springs is situated at the base of stunning Pikes Peak at the gorgeous Rocky Mountains. It's a haven for those who love to view spectacular outdoor scenery while still living in a sophisticated, lively, urban environment. There are SO many reasons that we love where we live. From the 300+ days of sunshine to the affordable, business and family friendly community, Colorado Springs is a great place to live, work, and play. Here is a brief overview of the communities that you'll find in the Colorado Springs area as you're looking to relocate to Colorado Springs.

Black Forest
Just minutes from the north end of Colorado Springs is the Black Forest. This area offers a combination of dense pine forest and wide open rolling grassland areas. Certain parts of Bla…

Incredible Home for Sale in Colorado Springs!

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Stunning stucco and stone ranch style home for sale in Colorado Springs featuring 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 3 car finished garage and 3,598 SF. Spectacular views of Pikes Peak and true main level living! Click HERE to tour this Home for Sale in Colorado Springs. The welcoming foyer with gleaming hardwood floors draw you into the great room featuring stone fireplace and wall of windows overlooking the private, treed back yard. The gourmet kitchen boasts birch cabinets with soft-close drawers and roll-outs, granite slab counters and center island, top of the line appliances - gas stove with hood, convection microwave/double oven, under cabinet lighting, & large pantry. The adjacent dining nook features bay window and walks out to 16 x 12 covered composite deck. Unwind in the main level master retreat with luxurious 5-piece bathroom and walk-in custom closet. The main level secondary bedroom is perfect for office or bedroom & is just steps from full bathroom. Laundry room leads to…

Your Mortgage Questions - ANSWERED!

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The home mortgage. It's a confusing and intimidating topic to many - but it doesn't have to be. A large majority of American homeowners have a mortgage on their home, and with a trusted lender and a great real estate agent helping you on the homefront (literally), your mortgage can be a huge asset. Here are a few popular questions about mortgages, and whether you're a first-time homebuyer or a seasoned property owner, we hope that these can help you out.

What documentation do I need to provide?
Every loan is going to be a little bit different, and the documentation required can differ from one loan program to another. Several programs require your income, employment, and asset verification, while others require no documentation at all. It's important to work with your mortgage lender to learn what exactly will need to be provided.

Do all loan programs require a down-payment?
There are, in fact, programs that don't require you to pay a down payment. Depending on the loa…