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Should You Buy a New Construction Home?It’s not difficult to understand why Colorado Springs has the appeal it does for new homebuyers. It offers all the amenities and conveniences of bigger urban areas in the state but with a more affordable cost of living and opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors. There are many others reasons why we meet so many people looking to buy a home in Colorado Springs and the folks who move here tend to rave about what it’s like to live here. It's no surprise Colorado Springs is known as one of the fastest growing areas in the entire country. 

There are many people who enjoy views of Pikes Peak and the entire Front Range every day of the year, and with its clean, crisp fresh air, this area can’t be beat. Colorado Springs residents are certainly lucky

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How to Apply For A VA LoansThe VA loan is the most incredible loan program available in the market today.  With a VA loan, veterans can purchase a home with no money down! That means you can buy a home and finance 100% of the purchase price, up to $417,000, in El Paso county.

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

VA Mortgage Guidelines & Requirements

What is even more incredible is that active duty service members are eligible for VA financing after just 90 days of service! Specifically, you are eligible for a VA loan when you meet ONE of the following criteria:

  • You have served 90 consecutive days during wartime.
  • You have served 181 days during peacetime.
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Should You Buy Or Rent In Colorado Springs?

Deciding whether to buy or rent is one of the first things that crosses one's mind when they're told they're PCSing, and it's not always an easy decision. You have to take stock of your personal finances, consider what the housing market is like where you're moving to, and decide if it makes sense for you and your family. For those given orders to PCS to Colorado Springs and the rate at which rents are increasing, this decision is becoming less hard to make, especially if you can take advantage of a VA loan.

Colorado Rents Are On The Rise

According to an article in the Denver Post in 2016, 40% of working Colorado renters spend more than 1/3 of their pre-tax income on rent and utilities. What is even more alarming is that one in every four

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How to Shop For A Home in the WinterBuying a home is often a stressful experience. Not only do you want to make sure you are purchasing the right home for you, but there could be other external factors that make homebuyers easier or more complicated. For example, if you have children, you may want to consider the time of year that you move. A growing trend that many real-estate experts once discouraged is purchasing a home during the winter. This was once frowned upon by the industry, but the benefits and advantages are making winter purchases ideal for many homebuyers.

Winter is actually a great time to be shopping for a home, but it can come with its own set of challenges as well. Since November, the average home price in The Springs has cooled slightly and the average

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How to Buy a Home Sight UnseedWhen military families receive their orders, they are often faced with the task of researching a new town and its neighborhoods without ever stepping foot in the city, and ultimately buying a home sight unseen. It can seem daunting to make the largest purchase of your life without even stepping foot in the home before closing on it, but we have several tips to make the process less stressful and even enjoyable!

Buying a home sight-unseen is something that many PCS-ing families simply have to do to ensure they have a home upon their arrival in a new town. As a hotspot for military families, it will likely come as no surprise that a number of homes in Colorado Springs are purchased without the buyer ever setting foot inside. Just like you would

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Best Smart Tech Trends For Homeowners In Their HomesLast thursday marked the end of the annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, and like many years prior, this year was filled with big news and exciting developments – especially for the home. For the past two weeks, the conference highlighted some of the most exciting up-and-coming products in consumer technology, from virtual reality and wearable tech to advances in healthy and science.

Aside from self-driving cars and audio equipment, smart home accessories were among the most common exhibits this year at the event, so if this is a glimpse at the year ahead, there’s certainly a lot to look forward to.

Here’s a quick recap of the hottest smart home technology you can look forward to this year.

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What to Know About HOA Communities in Colorado SpringsIf 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.

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

What Is An HOA?

HOAs are organizations that manage certain aspects of how a neighborhood works. HOAs create and enforce rules, collect dues, and provide useful services. They

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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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Why Winter Is a Great Time to Sell in Colorado Springs

Prevailing wisdom says that the winter months are not a good time to sell a home. But why? 

Well, for a start, the weather makes it hard for buyers to get out and view properties. Homes also don't look their absolute best, and most people don't look forward to packing, moving, and unpacking their stuff in the midst of all the snow and ice.

And we're no exception here in Colorado Springs. Though this city is, in many ways, a winter paradise, our potential snow season is long and snowy, especially in March, right before the spring thaw.

Yes, it's great here for skiing and relaxing in front of the fire, but not so much for major life changes.

As a result of all of these factors, less people look to sell in winter, so the holiday season has

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3 great neighborhoods near fort carson, colorado springs, co

Fort Carson is quite the feature in Colorado Spring's overall landscape. In many ways it's like a city all of its own, sandwiched between the soaring Cheyenne Mountains and the Interstate 25 highway.

So, if you find yourself stationed at this city-within-a-city, you'll probably also be looking to relocate to one of its outer suburbs. Well...you're in luck.

The areas around Fort Carson offer a diverse mix of affordable homes, family-friendly amenities, and a convenient commute times. If that sounds like what you're looking for, then read on for information on 3 great neighborhoods near Fort Carson.

1. Stratmoor

The residential community of Stratmoor lies southeast of downtown Colorado Springs along the I-25 Highway, just a bit

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