Showing posts from August, 2019

Celebrate your Labor Day Weekend at the 2019 Labor Day Lift Off

If you're looking for a family-friendly activity that the entire family can participate in during Labor Day Weekend, we've got the scoop on a more than 40 year old tradition that you don't want to miss! This weekend is the annual Labor Day Lift Off at Memorial Park in Colorado Springs.

Colorado Springs Labor Day Lift Off
The Colorado Springs Labor Day Lift Off brings fun and excitement throughout the Labor Day Weekend for the entire family. Keep your eyes on the sky as more than 70 hot air balloons ascend at 7 a.m. Saturday, Sunday, and Monday. The event is free to the public and features live entertainment, demonstrations by the USAFA Wings of Blue skydive jumpers, a chainsaw carving competition, and much more. 
Start your morning off right with a hot air balloon mass ascension of over 70 balloons accompanied by breakfast and drinks from local vendors. Activities will continue throughout the day with skydiving demonstrations, wakeboarding exhibitions, paddle boarding, live …

July Market Snapshot with the MacGuire Team

We continue to see indicators of a strong real estate market, which is wonderful news! With a new month means new local real estate market conditions in El Paso County, Colorado. Check out the market insights of what June looked like and how it may affect you if you are planning on selling or buying a Colorado Springs home.

Average Days On Market
While inventory is increasing, the average days on the market is still very low at just 23 days, compared to the historically recorded 67 days. Because of the lack of inventory, and steady increase of motivated buyers, homes are still selling quickly. This is great news for the seller who's hoping to move their property quickly.

Listing vs. Sales Prices
We continue to see strong list price vs. sales price as sellers are receiving an incredible 100% of their asking price. The historical average is 96.3% for the El Paso County area within this time of year. Inventory being low is playing a factor in the listing vs sales prices being so close …

Taking the First Steps in Home Buying

Home ownership is one of many milestones many people hope to achieve at some point in their life. As with anything, there's a first time for everyone - and that may mean many questions to ask and many learning curves to experience. Let's face it, buying a home isn't as simple as finding the one you love, and moving in. There are many moving pieces that many first-time buyers may not consider when they begin their journey. By sitting down with a trusted advisor, such as a reputable lender or Realtor, they can guide you on what is financially necessary. Here are just a few questions that may arise in your first steps of buying a home.

What if I Don't Have the Down Payment? A big financial hold up for many first-time buyers is coming up with the down payment requirement. Not everyone has 20% of the purchase cost of a home just sitting in a savings account for these kinds of occasions. And that's ok. Setup a plan for how you will obtain that financial goal so you can fe…

Look No Further for the Perfect 4 Bedroom Home!

If you're relocating to the Colorado Springs area, the MacGuire Team would love to put our experience and knowledge of the Colorado Springs area to work for you! 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 beautiful featured properties that would be perfect for the relocating family.

6025 Wheatgrass Drive
Area: Northeast
Price: $335,000
MLS: 3176849
Schools: Colorado Springs District 11
# Bedrooms: 4
# Bathrooms: 4
Garage: 2-Car

Welcome home to this move-in ready home featuring 4 bedroom, 4 bathrooms and over 2,700 SF. The welcoming foyer draws you into the living room with soaring ceilings. This open and bright floor plan is ideal for entertaining with comfortable livability. The spacious kitchen offers ample counter and cabinet space, stainless steel appliances, pantry & sunny dining nook. The cozy family room provides a gas firep…