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Staging Trends for 2019

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Staging your home can often be the difference between a successful sale and keeping your home on the market longer than you had hoped. When considering staging, you should keep in mind some of the design trends throughout the season so that your home fits in well. If you’ve never considered the benefit of staging your home, here are a few great reasons to do so, and a few trends that have hit the market this year!

What Is Staging? Staging a home is taking it and making it look the best it can for the sale process. It’s important to keep in mind that there are two staging types to keep in mind though - partial and complete staging.

Partial Staging: This is most popular with sellers who will still be living in their home while it’s on the market. Stagers will make use of both your current furniture, but also supplement with pieces and designs of their own to fill in the gaps. This can be awesome if you are still living in your home but challenging because the designers are limited to you…

Meticulously Designed Custom Home for Sale with FABULOUS Views!

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If you're relocating to the Colorado Springs area, you'll need a partner who knows the area to help you find the best home for your family. The MacGuire Team has more than 25 years of experience and knowledge of the Colorado Springs area, and we'd love the opportunity to help you with your real estate needs! We can provide valuable information about Colorado Springs, neighborhoods, schools, places to play and explore, and more.

Ready to take a look at homes? This week, we're spotlighting one of our fabulous featured properties that would be perfect for the relocating family.

4335 Foxchase Way Price: $1,140,000 MLS: 7846676
Welcome to your private sanctuary poised on an elevated 2.5 acre lot in Cathedral Pines offering stunning Pikes Peak views. This Murphy Custom home was meticulously designed with amenities and finishes crafted to be the ideal Colorado Home.

The great room boasts soaring ceilings, floor to ceiling stone fireplace, and a wall of cascading windows framing …

December Market Report with the MacGuire Team

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The real estate industry is ever changing, especially in the Colorado Springs area. That's why we feel it's essential to share with you a monthly market report to provide a general understanding of the local real estate market conditions in El Paso County, Colorado. We’re sharing with you a market insight of what December looked like and how it may affect you if you are planning on buying a Colorado Springs home.


Lower Average Days On Market
As of December, we saw a lower average of inventory sitting just 40 days on the market, compared to the historically recorded 69 days. This means homes are selling more quickly. Low inventory tells us this quicker sell time could continue until the market sees a surge in available properties for sale. This is great news for the seller who's hoping to move their property quickly.

Listing vs. Sales Prices
Sales prices as of December have been just a hair under listing prices, holding steady at 99.9%. The historical average is 98.2% for th…

Best Sledding Hills in Colorado Springs

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There's no denying that one of the driving forces that make people want to relocate to Colorado is the vast opportunity for outdoor adventures. The mountains and beautiful scenery call to so many outdoor enthusiasts, including ourselves! But one thing that really drives vacationers and residents alike is the perfect location for extreme winter sports. Whether you're a seasoned pro or just starting out, it's pretty much on everyone's bucket list to hit the slopes of Colorado. For those with kiddos or not quite as experienced on the slopes, sledding may be more down your alley for starting out. Here are some of the best sledding hills in Colorado Springs!


North
Kathleen O Neal Marriage Park, 2320 Amberwood Ln Colorado Springs, CO 80920
Jenkins Elementary, 6410 Austin Bluffs Pkwy, Colorado Springs, CO 80923
Eugene McCleary Park, 5214 Pioneer Mesa Dr. Colorado Springs, CO 80923

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Bear Creek Regional Park, 21st Street & West Rio Grande Ave. Colorado Springs, CO 80906

Monthly Market Report with the MacGuire Team

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We love helping first-time homebuyers navigate the realm of real estate just as much as we love helping buyers get back in when they’re ready to buy something that better suits their needs. 2019 is going to be a whole new ballgame because while we have plenty of buyers, finding homes for them was a bit challenging in 2018. We’re sharing with you a market insight of what the last month looked like in real estate and how it may affect you if you are planning on buying a Colorado Springs home.


Home Prices On the Rise
Comparing November 2017 to November 2018, we've seen an 8% increase in average sales price this year. Home prices are expected to rise through 2019. Many are predicting that it will be slower this year than last. If you’re wanting to buy a home, NOW is the time to start looking. It may take some time to find what you’re looking for, so you’ll want to have your finger on the pulse early. When you’re ideal home pops up, you’ll want to have everything in order already so you…