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Kitchen Trends that are Drawing in Buyer Desire!

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Before selling a home in Colorado Springs, it's important to do some research to see what needs to be done to get the most for you home. While your home may be immaculate, and you may not need to do anything to draw in buyers and get top-dollar offers, there may be some improvements you'd LIKE to make just to make your home more trendy. So, we're sharing with you some popular trends in one of the most important rooms in your home that buyers have surveyed matters most: the kitchen.  These trends are drawing in buyer desire and bringing in those offers. Take a look:


High Quality Storage Solutions
Lack of storage is a common problem in many kitchens, but creative solutions can help make the most of your existing space. Pull-out wastebaskets conceal kitchen refuse while providing easy access. Built-in wine racks can be incorporated into otherwise underused areas of the kitchen, such as corners and small gaps between cabinets and appliances. Another growing trend in kitchen des…

5 Tips for Moving with Pets

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Moving is challenging enough with a spouse and kids, even just on your own! But add a pet into the mix and you may have even more challenges than anticipated. While it can add another element of challenge, moving with your pets doesn’t have to be a bad experience. The MacGuire Team knows how important your furry friends are, so we have a few ideas to help you when it comes to moving to Colorado Springs with your pet. After all … Colorado Springs is known for being VERY pet-friendly!

Start An Overnight Kit Gather all of the items that your pet will need for the first few days at the new house, as well as for the travel time to get from point A to point B. You’ll want to include dog food, kitty litter, toys, and grooming tools. Don’t forget any medication or vitamins that your pet will need as well.

Call Your Vet If you’re moving far out of the area (or to another state) you’ll want to contact your vet and get all of your pet’s records to take with you, along with any prescription medica…

Immaculate Home for Sale in Colorado Springs

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Stunning ranch style home for sale in Colorado Springs in Indigo Ranch boasts an open floor plan and true main level living with fully finished lower level. Click HERE to tour this home for sale in Colorado Springs. This meticulously maintained home offers 5 BR, 4 BA, 3 CA and over 3200 SF. The main level features extensive hardwood flooring, large great room with floor to ceiling stone fireplace and spacious office. The perfectly appointed kitchen provides generous cabinet & counter space, granite counters, pantry, center island and dining nook. Unwind in the main level master retreat with 5-piece bathroom and walk-in closet. A secondary bedroom, full bathroom and laundry room complete the main level. The finished walk-out lower level features a sprawling family room, 2 spacious secondary bedrooms adjoined by a Jack-and-Jill bathroom and an additional bedroom with attached bathroom, ideal for a guest suite. The deck overlooks the beautifully landscaped back yard. This home offer…

Dos and Don'ts for Your Final Walk - Through

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Congratulations! If you've made it to the final walk through in the process of selling your home, you are in the final stages. When you sell a Colorado Springs home, the buyer will do a final walk-through of your home, and it's a big deal. For the buyer, it's their first opportunity to see the house without any of the decorations or furniture that may have been there before, and it's a big deal for YOU as the seller because it's an opportunity for you to prepare for the closing and set the tone. Here are a few things to keep in mind as you prepare for your final walk-through.
Walk-Through Dos DO Leave Keys, Owner's Manuals, and Warranties Label all of the keys to the home and leave them in one place in a bag or envelope where they will find them. Your buyers will also appreciate if you leave any owner's manuals or warranties for appliances in on drawer where they can find them and refer to them when necessary.

DO: Provide a Vendor List Have you hired and bee…

Gorgeous Home for Sale in Colorado Springs

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Stunning Cordera home for sale in Colorado Springs featuring uncompromised attention to detail, beautiful finishes and luxurious amenities situated on a walk-out lot with sweeping views of Pikes Peak & the Front Range. Click HERE to tour this Home for Sale in Colorado Springs. Welcoming foyer with gleaming hardwood floors draws you into the living room featuring a gas fireplace with custom tile hearth & built-in cabinets. The kitchen overlooks the living room and is adjacent to the dining room making a perfect flow for entertaining. The gourmet kitchen boasts Jenn-Air appliances, gas stove with hood, double ovens, quartz counters, Aristokraft cabinets with pullouts, large pantry & dining nook. Walk out to the covered deck and overlook the Cordera Grand Lawn & mountain views. The formal dining room is beautifully appointed with stunning chandelier & bump-out for extra space. French doors lead to the office, ideally situated for a quiet work space. The sprawling mas…

Stunning Home for Sale in Colorado Springs

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Step inside this beautiful 2-story Home for Sale in Colorado Springs nestled at the end of a cul-de-sac amongst the bluffs of Peregrine. Click HERE to tour this Home for Sale in Colorado Springs. This bright, open floor plan offers the perfect blend of formal & casual living spaces. The inviting foyer with gleaming hardwood floors and dramatic stairway draws you into the sunny living room. At the center of the home, the kitchen adjoins the formal dining room and overlooks the family room making a perfect flow for entertaining. The kitchen provides granite counters, tumbled travertine backsplash, center island, stainless appliances & bayed dining nook. Unwind in the family room featuring soaring ceilings, cascading windows with forest views and cozy gas fireplace. The adjacent study is perfectly positioned for a quiet work space. Unparalleled privacy abounds on the back patio that overlooks the towering pines & scrub oak. The beautifully appointed master retreat offers a l…

Your September House Maintenance Checklist

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It’s hard to believe that fall is just around the corner and after that comes winter! Before we get ahead of ourselves though, there are a few things you’ll want to do around your Colorado Springs House this month to make sure that routine tasks are performed and that your home is ready for the new season. Take a look and see what you can add to your “honey do list” this month!
Inspect Roofing for Missing, Loose Or Damaged Shingles Summer storms can do quite a number on your roofing, now is a great time to get up there and take a look! If you notice anything out of the ordinary, you may want to have an inspection done just to double check. Most roofing companies offer free inspections, so you can give them a call and just let them take a look.

Power-Wash Windows and Siding Summer rain can cause you siding and windows to get a lot of backsplash, making them dirty. Now is a great time to pull out the power washer and get them cleaned up! If you notice loose siding pieces, you’ll want to…

Incredible Home for Sale in Colorado Springs

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Stunning Northgate Home for Sale in Colorado Springs featuring a bright, open floor plan situated on a large lot with sweeping views of Pikes Peak & the Front Range. Click HERE to tour this Home for Sale in Colorado Springs. The welcoming foyer with gleaming hardwood floors draws you into the great room featuring a gas fireplace. Ideal for entertaining, the kitchen overlooks the great room and adjoins the formal dining room. The kitchen overlooks the great room and adjoins the formal dining room making a perfect flow for entertaining. The kitchen provides generous cabinet & counter space, center island, gas stove, pantry & adjoining nook. The dining room is elegantly appointed with framed archways. French doors lead to the study. Half bath & laundry complete the main level. Unwind by taking in the views from the sprawling master retreat with luxurious 5pc bath boasting granite counters, dual vanity, soaking tub, shower & walk-in closet. The second and third bedroo…

Fall Staging Ideas for Your Home

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If you’re selling your home, you have a great opportunity to make your home feel cozy, warm, and welcoming through the fall season. While you don’t have to go overboard and make your home look like the fall aisle at your local department store, you can add accents and scents to make your home feel exceptionally fall-ish. The MacGuire Team highly recommends that you stage your home, because studies have shown (and our own experience proves) that staged homes do much better on the market. While staging your furniture is important, it can also be valuable to stage for the season, so here are a few tips to help match your home to the fall season.

Make Great First Impressions The first thing that buyers will see is the front of your home. Dress up your porch and front door with some festive fall decor. It doesn’t have to be over the top, but with some tasteful accents, you can make your home feel welcoming right from the start. Hang a beautiful wreath on your front door with some orange an…