Showing posts from March, 2018

Tips To Reduce Stress When Moving!

Moving can be an overwhelming task with a lot of moving parts.  It can be even more stressful when you are selling your Colorado Springs home and buying a home.  Getting your current home ready for the new buyers, packing and getting all your tasks completed for your move, can become overwhelming quick.  It is no doubt one of life's more stressful times.  As your Colorado Springs real estate agent, here are a few tips to help reduce stress when moving in Colorado Springs.

Start With A PlanGetting organized is vital when it comes to moving, especially if you are selling one house and buying another.  Start with writing down all your deadlines so you don't miss any important dates that could hinder the buying/selling process.  If you are selling your home, have one list with all items you need to do before closing. Then, create another list for all your tasks before moving into your new home. 

List of tasks to accomplish before MOVING OUT of your home.If you are hiring a moving c…

Budgeting To Buy A Colorado Springs Home!

Buying a home in Colorado Springs can be an exciting time, especially if it is your first home.  Calling one of our experienced Colorado Springs real estate agents is your first step in the home buying process.  Our team can assist with all questions related to the buying process from start to finish.  As a first time home buyer, understanding all the costs when buying a home can be confusing.  As you budget for all the costs involved with buying a Colorado Springs home, here are some items you can't overlook.

Earnest Money Earnest money is not a fee but shows sellers you are ready and committed to buying a home.  Our team can assist you in coming up with the right amount to put down as earnest money, but this amount will be put towards the closing cost or returned.  Some people budget 1% to put into earnest money based off the amount they are willing to spend on a home. 
Down Payment It is always best to have a 20% down payment when buying a home.  However, some loans and program…

Things to do for your home this Spring!

Your home in Colorado Springs endures a lot of different kinds of weather over the Winter.  As temperatures warm up in the next weeks, now's the time to start thinking about your home's outdoor maintenance.  Keeping your home in top shape will ensure that your home value keeps rising, and you will stay on top of repairs before they become costly!  Here are some March maintenance tips from the best real estate team in Colorado Springs.  
Check Exterior DrainageAfter the next big rain, check around your home to see if you have any standing water.  You don't want water to stand around your house for more than a day.  Check to see if you have water around the foundation because it can cause erosion which can affect the foundation of your home over time.
If you notice the flow of your water moving towards your house, you will want to try to redirect the flow.  Check your gutters to make sure they have pointed away from the house and have a clear path to drain.  Adjust your landsc…

Advantage of a VA loan and benefits!

One big perk of being in the military or retired from the military is the savings you can get with a Veterans Administration (VA) home loan.  A VA Loan is a great option for military buyers and their families as it can save you thousands up front as well as in the long run.  The information provided in this blog can also be found on the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs website.  As a Real Estate Agent in Colorado Springs, we see tons of military families moving into our beautiful area so in today's blog we are reviewing what a VA Loan is and the requirements to obtain this loan, as well as, the benefits.

What is a VA Loan?
The VA Loan was created in 1944 through the GI Bill which was signed into law by President Roosevelt to provide veterans and active military personnel with a more affordable home buying opportunity.  This government-based loan option provides a chance for more than 25 million active and retired military to buy a home.  VA Loans are given by private lenders to e…

Beautiful Home for Sale in Colorado Springs

Inviting home for sale in Colorado Springs boasts main level living with sweeping Pikes Peak and Front Range views in low maintenance Estancia community of Cordera. Click HERE to tour this home for sale in Colorado Springs. This model home is beautifully appointed with upgrades throughout. Extensive hardwood flooring draws you into the great room with soaring ceilings and dual sided gas fireplace. The kitchen features stunning granite counters and mosaic tile backsplash, upgraded GE appliances to include double ovens, gas cooktop & down draft. Ideal for entertaining, the dining area overlooks the kitchen and great room. Step out to the covered deck and take in the mountain views. The spacious master suite offers barn doors leading to the exquisite bathroom with quartz counters, zero entry spa shower, walk-in closet and walk-out to deck. The main level study offers a perfect space to unwind with a good book and enjoy the panoramic fireplace. Mud room and laundry adjoin the master …

Don't Wait Until Spring To Declutter Your Home!

We all want to "Love Where We Live" and living in clutter, can take away from that feeling.  It is amazing how quickly homes can fill up with stuff.  Over time we start accumulating keepsakes until one day you feel like you don't have any space in your home.  Most people take the time to declutter their home at least once a year.  Some of us wait until our big Spring Cleaning to tackle this daunting project, however, we suggest tackling your decluttering project now before the weather gets nice.  Save those outdoor projects for that nice weather and get the indoor projects knocked off your list.   If you think you may be selling your Colorado Springs home, decluttering now will help you when you are ready to list.  Plus, it will be less to move when your home sells, which is always helpful.  As your Colorado Springs real estate agent, we will give you a few tips on ways to declutter your home as quickly as possible, so you can get a head start on your Spring cleaning!