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Colorado Military Academy

Exciting times are ahead for families looking to enroll their children in a military academy. After weeks of discussion, a K-12 military academy has been proposed to open near the North Gate of Peterson Air Force Base.

This is exciting for many reasons, but mostly for because Colorado Springs is home to many military families who are looking to send their kids to a military school.

Opening Soon

The Colorado Military Academy is scheduled to open on August 14, before the start of the school year. As a charter military school, the academy would operate independently from the public school system with funding from the government. School board chairs are reporting that they have already received 350 letters from parents interested in enrolling

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Sports teams in Colorado Springs

In Colorado Springs, there's never a bad time of year to cheer on a local sports team, and we do mean local. With the multitude of NCAA Division I teams at the U.S. Air Force Academy and University of Colorado Colorado Springs—not to mention the minor league baseball and football teams in the city—you don't have to drive to Denver to cheer on high-quality teams. You also don't need to pay anywhere near as much money to score great tickets in Colorado Springs.

Whether you're new in town or you're just looking to reinvigorate yourself with a new team to cheer on, there are plenty of options within the Colorado Springs area.

United States Air Force Academy Falcons

Falcons Football

Where do we begin with all the Air Force Falcons teams you can

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Why Colorado Springs is a great place to invest

Thinking about purchasing an investing property? Colorado Springs is a top choice for investors for numerous reasons. Between its steadily growing job market, reasonable rent prices, and fewer new builds planned in the future compared to areas like Denver, Colorado Springs is considered a “safe haven” for investors looking to make money in real estate.

Benefits of Buying an Investment Property in Colorado Springs

According to the Colorado Real Estate Journal, Colorado Springs is going to continue to be a fantastic market for people looking to make money with an investment property. Unlike larger markets like Denver, Colorado Springs has numerous features that will protect investors from some of the risks involved with investment properties.

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Find homes in Colorado Springs faster with the new Command Center

At MilitaryHomeSearch.com, we’re always looking for ways to improve the real estate experience for our current and prospective buyers and sellers. Since launching our site a little over a year ago, a lot has changed, including the addition of a highly-customizable BAH calculator, Command Center, and informative listing details pages.

Find Your Next Home Faster With Our New Command Center!

In keeping with our mission of creating the best resource for military and veteran home buyers in Colorado Springs, we’ve recently revamped our Command Center so that it’s always with you wherever you are on the site. Here’s a brief summary of what’s changed and what’s new in the new and improved design.

Favorite Listings

When you stumble upon a home that

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Easter Events in Colorado Springs 2017

With Easter less than one week away, now is a great time to plan how you’d like to spend the weekend. The great news is, Colorado Springs has no shortage of options for all ages and budgets. Whether you’re looking for something fun for the little ones or maybe a little more traditional, here are a few of the area’s many great holiday events this April.

Hotel Elegante’s Easter Sunday Brunch

Hotel Elegante Conference and Event Center in Southeast Colorado Springs is hosting a mouthwatering brunch with something delicious for every palate preference. Kick-off your brunch at the waffle station, where you can layer on the berries and fruit or keep it traditional with syrup. Then, move on to the carving station where you can indulge in your choice of

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FAQ's About HOA Communities

If you’re in the market for your very first home, chances are you’re likely to come across a myriad of terms and acronyms you’ve never heard before, such as an HOA. For those who are looking at new, master-planned communities or condominium units, then you’ll want to become more familiar with what an HOA is and what it could mean for your budget.

Here’s what you should know about an HOA community before buying a home in one.

What Is An HOA Community?

HOA is short for homeowners association. When you purchase a home in a neighborhood with an HOA, you’re automatically a member of the organization, meaning you’ll be expected to pay their dues and abide by their rules and covenants. That being said, not all HOA’s are the same, and some are

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Improve your home's value with landscaping

One of the most important, and yet often overlooked, aspects of your home is the front yard, which also happens to be the part everyone sees first. Whether you’re happily invested in your home for the long-term or are thinking about selling it in the near future, it never hurts to put some time and elbow grease into it each year.

Here are the best and most economical ways to make your front yard shine year after year.

Say Buh-Bye To Weeds

One the fastest and easiest ways to refresh your front yard is to spend an afternoon whacking and pulling every weed in sight. You can also apply some gluten pre-emergent herbicide to help destroy weeds before they take root. If you have any weeds popping up in the driveway, a solution of vinegar with a bit

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Tax Tips for veterans and first-time homebuyers

Buying a home is an exciting time in many people’s lives. It’s the point in your life when you stop paying rent and start building equity with a mortgage. While there are many practical benefits to owning a home, something many people don’t discuss is the tax breaks.

As tax season is upon us, let’s take a look at some of the unique tax breaks that homeowners are able to take advantage of:

Mortgage Interest

For many first-time home buyers, one of the most pleasant surprises come tax season is the knowledge that your mortgage interest is tax-deductible. At the start of January, you should have received a notice from your lender letting you know how much mortgage interest you paid throughout the year. Homeowners are allowed deduct the tax from

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Wolf Ranch homes for sale in Colorado Springs

On the Northeast side of Colorado Springs lies the charming master-planned community of Wolf Ranch. This award-winning neighborhood has something for everyone, with its beautiful homes, tranquil setting, exciting amenities, and more.

At an elevation of about 6,500 ft., we aren’t joking when we say that Wolf Ranch has some of the most breathtaking views in the area. Homes are in high-demand in Wolf Ranch, making this community one of the neighborhoods to watch in the area.

Here’s everything you need to know about living life to the fullest in Wolf Ranch.

The Location

Located slightly north of Powers, Wolf Creek is a slice of tranquility that feels far away from city life. With wide thoroughfares and tree-lined streets, this neighborhood

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What You Should Do Before Shopping For A Home in Colorado Springs

Many seasoned home buyers have been through the process and already know what they want and need. But if this is your first rodeo, you may not know what to look for when buying a home or where to even start. The home buying process can be emotionally charged at the best of times, so to help you stay on track and find exactly what you’re looking for, here are a few things to think about before you start shopping.

1. Find out how much you can afford.

Before you start perusing the listings and falling in love with house after house, it’s time for a reality check. It’s better to find out what you can really afford before you get your heart set on a particular home. This is one of the most common mistakes of first-time buyers and it’s heartbreaking

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