January 2020

Found 9 blog entries for January 2020.

4 Must-See February Events in Colorado SpringsLove is in the air this February! With Valentine's Day around the corner, many people are looking for fun and exciting events to explore in and around Colorado Springs. Whether you love travel, are interested in alcohol tastings, or want to revisit history with a glimpse at Prohibition or the hits of the Emo music era, you're sure to find something fun to do this month. Here are a few of the best events taking place in Colorado Springs, CO this February.

The Emo Night Tour

Date: February 16, 2020

Address: The Black Sheep, 2106 E Platte Ave, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80909

If you listened to Emo music when you were younger, The Emo Night Tour will be a night of nostalgia and your favorite songs. The best songs from the bands that shaped the

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Tips for Active Duty Service Members Buying a HomePeople in the military move quite a bit. Over time, they perfect the art of finding a new Falcon home, settling down, and making the best of it. If you're a member of the military and you're moving, whether it's for the first time or for the fifth time, these tips can help you have a smooth transition. Here's what you need to know.

1. Do Your Research

Before moving to a new town, city or state, it's important to do research. Home buyers should find out everything they can about the place where they're hoping to move, from the average cost to buy a home to the cost of living and local cultural events. The more the home buyer knows about the place where they'll be living, the easier it will be for them to choose a neighborhood where they can live,

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Everything You Need to Know About the Climate in Colorado SpringsIf you're thinking about moving to Colorado Springs sometime this year, it's important to know what the weather is like and what to expect in this great location. Here's what you need to know about the climate in Colorado Springs.

Is Colorado Springs Comfortable?

Colorado Springs has cold winters and warm summers, with a clear difference in temperature from season to season. Colorado Springs is about as comfortable the average U.S. city. Most comfortable during the summers and least comfortable in the winter, Colorado Springs experiences a great deal of snowfall during its coldest months.

How Much Precipitation Falls in Colorado Springs?

Colorado Springs is a dry city that receives a slightly below-average amount of precipitation, when

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Everything You Need to Know About Capital Gains for MilitaryMany Security-Widefield homeowners have to pay capital gains tax on their home when they sell their property. Capital gains taxes can reduce a homeowner's profits. It's a little-known fact that many service members don't have to pay capital gains taxes. If you're a service member, you should be aware of this benefit, especially if you're planning to sell your home soon. Here's what you need to know.

For informational purposes only. Always consult with an attorney, tax, or financial advisor before proceeding with any real estate transaction.

What Are Capital Gains Taxes?

Capital gains taxes are taxes applied to the sale of an asset. Generally speaking, the amount that is taxed is usually the difference between the purchase price and sale price

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What Should I Know Before Moving To Colorado Springs, CO?There's no denying that Colorado Springs is one of the nation's most beautiful cities. Filled with job opportunities, a strong military presence and ample opportunities to explore and enjoy the great outdoors, there are a number of reasons to want to call this mountain community home. Here are a few things one should know before moving to Colorado Springs, CO.

Prepare for Thinner Air

Colorado Springs sits at 6,000 feet above sea level, so those not acclimated to the thinner air might need an adjustment period. Shortness of breath and feeling lightheaded are not uncommon, especially for individuals with breathing issues. Thinner air means less oxygen saturation, but the body will catch up with most healthy dwellers within a few weeks.

Hydration

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Common Rental Scams - and How to Avoid ThemWhen looking for a Peyton home to rent, the majority of people find themselves looking for weeks for a suitable place. As time goes by, worries and uncertainties can pile up, making it easy to fall for common rental scams. This is especially true since so many of these modern scams are well-crafted and outright believable. Knowing just what to look for, however, can help people avoid those scams and find somewhere to live with and have a smooth PCS move in the process. To help out, here's a glimpse into the most common rental scams and how to avoid them.

For informational purposes only. Always consult with a licensed real estate professional before proceeding with any real estate transaction.

Fake Listings

Scammers have recently taken to

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A Look at Commute Times to Military Bases in Colorado SpringsWhen moving to Colorado Springs as a part of the military, taking the commute into account can help streamline everyday activities. Keeping common commute times in mind can also help everyone find the best neighborhoods for their families. Unless they live on base, military members can choose between housing in Manitou Springs, Monument, and other beautiful areas. So, take a look at the commute times in Colorado Springs to find the best option and prepare for the road ahead.

Military Installations in Colorado Springs

As the second largest city in the state, Colorado Springs has many military installations, including:

  • Fort Carson
  • Peterson Air Force Base
  • Cheyenne Mountain Air Force
  • United States Air Force Academy

These

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When You're Buying a Home in a Seller's Market: TipsA seller's market is a market condition that typically arises from a low inventory of homes in a desirable area. High prices and an overflow of motivated buyers make it difficult to purchase a home for an affordable price, and in some cases, getting a house at all can be difficult. If you're a Gleneagle home buyer who would like to purchase a home in a seller's market, here's what you need to know.

For informational purposes only. Always consult with a licensed real estate professional before proceeding with any real estate transaction.

1. Know What You Want

People who don't know what they want will often hesitate before making an offer. In a seller's market, people who hesitate to make an offer will often get beat out by other buyers who make

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best neighborhoods in colorado springs - 2019 edition

There’s a lot to love about living in The Springs. Having won numerous awards for Best City to Live in, the city’s great desirability, booming economy, and quality of life are enough to make anyone want to stay. One of the biggest factors when buying a home is deciding if the neighborhood will work with your lifestyle. The Springs is really fortunate that nearly every neighborhood is a great neighborhood, but we just want to shine a light on those that are considered the best of the best based on local perspectives and crime rates.

Here are the best neighborhoods in Colorado Springs this year.

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Just a few minutes north of the city’s center, neighborhoods in Northwest Colorado Springs epitomize everything that’s to be desired in a

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