Showing posts from October, 2017

Bathroom Trends For Your Home

The bathroom can be one of the most out of date rooms in a home, but it could also be the most stylish with just a few adjustments. While the state of the bathroom may not make or break a sale, if you’ve been considering remodeling your bathroom, it can definitely help. Here are a few things you can keep in mind as you improve your Colorado Springs real estate with bathroom improvements.

Free Standing Tubs From vintage claw foot tubs to modern soaking tubs, these statement pieces are making their way into modern bathrooms across the country. Of course, it's easiest when you have a large, spacious bathroom, but even small bathrooms can make use of this stylish update. Such a beautiful way to make your bathroom feel like a luxurious spa. You'll be seeing photos of these tubs across interior design magazines, and across Pinterest for a while.

Minimalist Cabinets As bold patterns, fun floor tiles, bright wallpapers, and other fun accents are hitting homes around the country, it'…

Beautiful Home for Sale in Colorado Springs

Inviting 5 bedroom, 4 bathroom, 3 car home for sale in Colorado Springs in the heart of Broadmoor Glen situated on a large, flat lot offering stunning views of Cheyenne Mountain. Click HERE to tour this home for sale in Colorado Springs. The welcoming foyer draws you into the sunny living room. The kitchen boasts a center island, all appliances, generous cabinet & counter space, hardwood floors and dining nook. The kitchen overlooks the family room and adjoins the formal dining room making this home ideal for entertaining large or small gatherings. Unwind in the spacious family room with cozy gas fireplace. The adjacent study is perfectly positioned for a quiet work space. Step out to the deck that overlooks the back yard with mature trees, privacy and Cheyenne Mountain views. The spacious master retreat offers an adjoining 5pc bath and walk-in closet. Three spacious secondary bedrooms with soaring ceilings and large closets & a full bath complete the upper level. The finishe…

Managing Your Mortgage

Did you know that at least 35.8% of homes are owner-occupied with a mortgage? This study was from 2013, so we’re presuming the numbers may be even higher at this point. 32% of housing is renter-occupied, and 19.9% is owner-occupied without a mortgage. This means that the two most popular options are to either rent and pay money for something you don’t own, or take out a 30-year mortgage and invest in a Colorado Springs home that you own.

Thursday, October 19th is Get Smart About Credit Day, so we wanted to share some interesting facts about mortgages with you to help you become better prepared for buying a Colorado Springs home, while also realizing that buying really is the way to go.

Types Of Mortgages As with all types of loans, there are different forms of common mortgages that you will need to think about before you get it. Here are three types of mortgages and a short description about them.

30-year Fixed A 30-year fixed is one of the most popular mortgage types. The basic descri…

Things to Do For Your Home In October

We're almost halfway through October, and that means that there are a few things you need to check off your to-do list before the month ends. Owning a home in Colorado Springs can be one of the most gratifying things you'll do. It's freeing to know that you can do whatever you want to your home, and live in it the way you please. It also required a bit of maintenance, which is why your Colorado Springs Real estate agent wants to share a few important tasks with you.
Test the Sump Pump You don't think about testing this aspect of your home, but when you need it and it fails, you'll wish you had. Start by locating the exit pipe and making sure that it's not clogged. Look over your sump pump to make sure that the electrical cord is plugged in, and then remove the lid and use a flashlight to inspect the inside. You can pour a few gallons of water into the basin of your sump pump to make sure that it pumps out water.

Check Water Softener and Add Salt If Needed Go t…

5 Ways to Stay Warm This Winter

Every winter, people predict that *this* will be the coldest winter yet. Of course, we can’t predict what Mother Nature will throw at us, but we CAN predict how we’ll react to it. Your home will inevitably get cold this winter, but with a few quick tips, you can make the most of your heat and help your home stay toasty. The MacGuire Team hopes that your new Colorado Springs home is ready for winter and to keep the warm air in, and we have a few tips to help!

Let In the Light Make use of that huge ball of fire in the sky and let it heat your home during the day. When the sun comes up, throw open the curtains and make use of that awesome natural heater. Of course, if your windows don’t get much light on some sides of your house, you can keep those curtains closed to keep in the warmth. On the flip side, when it’s night time, you’ll want to close your curtains to help keep in the warm air and block from the cold. You can even put up temporary blankets over doors and windows that don’t hav…