Showing posts from August, 2017

Move in Ready Home for Sale in Colorado Springs

Move in ready home for sale in Colorado Springs featuring 3 bedrooms plus a loft, 3 bathrooms, over 2000 square feet and backs to open space. Click HERE to tour this Home for Sale in Colorado Springs. You are greeted by the inviting front porch. The bright open floor plan boasts soaring vaulted ceilings over the living room. The spacious kitchen offers hardwood floors, center island, stainless appliances, generous cabinet & counter space, pantry and adjoining dining nook. The cozy family room features a gas fireplace. Unwind in the master suite with adjoining 5pc bathroom & walk-in closet. Two secondary bedrooms, loft (perfect for home office, play area or easily converted to 4th bedroom) and full bath complete the upper level. The unfinished basement offers endless options to expand. Enjoy entertaining on the deck overlooking the large, fully landscaped back yard and green belt. This home offers new paint, new carpet, central A/C and newer water heater. Excellent location, j…

Your August House Maintenance Checklist

Owning a home can feel like a big responsibility, but with a bit of organization, you can easily accomplish tasks, keep up on maintenance, and keep your home functioning properly. The best news is that you can dedicate one day a month to completing these tasks, so it doesn't have to take up the entire month. Here are a few things that The MacGuire Team thinks you should keep in mind for August as we wrap up the month.
Maintain Yard Growth Summer is still hitting hard, and your lawn still needs basic maintenance to look beautiful. You may have to get your mowers, trimmer, and weed wacker out a few more times than just once a month in order to keep everything under control.

Inspect Basement Crawl Space for Moisture Issues Nothing can put a damper on your end of summer fun than finding mold and moisture under your home. Especially when you've had a very wet summer, it's extremely important to find the issues before they become problems. Not only is mold under your home an unner…

4 Reasons to Use Professional Real Estate Photography

August 19th is Photography Day, and now is a great time to talk about the photography that you choose for your home. In this modern day when everything is done online, you have to be better than your competition - and that starts with photography. If you truly want to sell your home FAST there are a few things that you need to do, and aside from staging and proper marketing, photography is one of the most important things you can do. Here are four reasons you don't want to skimp on this step.
They Help Your Home Sell They don't JUST help your home sell but can help it sell faster and for more money. Many studies have been conducted in numerous price brackets, and it's been proven time and time again that professional real estate photography can help sell your home better than using a point and shoot camera to take your own.

Shows Off Your Home's Good Side You could walk into your home, snap a few shots, and say "voila!" But let's be real, if you aren't…

Beautiful Home for Sale in Colorado Springs

Stunningly updated home for sale in Colorado Springs nestled among pines & scrub oak trees with city views on a cul-de-sac in Broadmoor Bluffs. Click HERE to tour this Home for Sale in Colorado Springs. With 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2 car garage and over 4,200 square feet, the bright open floor plan is the perfect blend of formal and casual living – great for entertaining with comfortable livability. You are welcomed by the beautiful front porch with Brazilian Rosewood & stone entry, and the two-story foyer draws you in. The spacious kitchen boasts custom birch cabinets with pull-out drawers, granite slab counters, gas cooktop, double ovens and adjoining dining nook. The great room features soaring ceilings, floor to ceiling brick fireplace, and access to a composite deck. The formal dining room offers a large window that perfectly frames the city views. The secondary living room is ideal for a music room or library. The office with French doors is a perfectly situated for a …

7 Unexpected Costs Of Selling Your Home

While initially, the main goal of selling your home is to make money, you will quickly realize that it's going to also cost you some money as well. It's a fact that it will cost some money, but that doesn't mean it has to take you by surprise. As the best real estate agents in Colorado Springs, we have put together a list of the items that may take you by surprise to help you make your plans and get prepared.
Interior Painting When selling your home, if you've chosen bold or bright colors that may be more of a personal preference, you may need to repaint. If that's the case, you'll have to budget for repainting your home. If you plan on doing it yourself, you only have to budget for the cost of the paint, but if you will hire someone, you'll have to budget for their labor as well.

Transfer Tax A transfer tax is the imposed tax for transfering a title. While not all states have this tax, you'll want to know if yours does so you can plan on budgeting the mo…

Stunning Home for Sale in Colorado Springs

If you are looking for maintenance free, main level living with sweeping Front Range views from nearly every room of your home, this is it! Click HERE to tour this amazing Home for Sale in Colorado Springs. The welcoming foyer with gleaming hardwood floors draw you into the living room featuring a gas fireplace & wall of windows to take in the views. The kitchen offers granite counters, sprawling center island, 42” cabinets with pull out shelves, roll-out pantry, double ovens, stainless appliances & sunny breakfast nook. The dining room and kitchen adjoin the living room making a perfect flow for entertaining. Enjoy summer evenings on the covered back deck overlooking Pikes Peak and the community park. Unwind in the master retreat with luxurious 5pc bath & walk-in closet with custom shelving. The spacious main level study is the ideal home office, or could easily be converted to a 4th bedroom. The beautifully finished walk-out lower level features a bright, open family ro…

5 Things to Remember When You Walk Through

You've made lists of the perfect aspects of your home, you've searched online for possibly hours to find homes in your dream area to tour - and now the day has come! It's time to walk through the home (or homes) that you've narrowed down, but how can you walk through realistically and not get caught up in the romance of looking at this perfect home? Here are 5 things to remember and look for as you walk through what may be your dream home.

What Needs to Be Fixed? When walking through a home, it can be easy to get sidetracked with the cozy kitchen, fresh wall color, or beautiful wood floors - but you're here to think about more serious issues, too. Are there warped floor boards in the bathroom? Cracks in the foundation, or the ceiling or walls? Those can reveal bigger issues than something that you can just "touch-up." Are there rusty water fixtures, or doors that don't close all of the way? These are all details in the home that you may not think to lo…