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We've seen first-hand just how much the real estate industry has flourished over the past few years, and the same can be said about the rental market as well. Immense job growth in various sectors, desirable quality of life, and surprising affordability are drawing more and more residents each month to the area, and although there have been several new housing developments in the region, the demand is still putting strong pressure on the supply, driving up rents across the city.

Job Growth Attracting More Residents To The Springs

Based on demographic and economic figures, experts remain confident that this growth is here to stay. According to the Colorado Real Estate Journal, El Paso County is expected to see an increase of 300,000 new

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best jobs for military spouses

We can all agree how grateful we are for the military men and women who make sacrifices to keep our country safe. But what about their partners and spouses who also make their own sacrifices to support their loved ones? Military families are known for always being on the move or getting transferred on a somewhat regular basis. These factors make it difficult for non-military spouses to enjoy meaningful employment. However, in today's society, where remote jobs are gaining popularity and being your own boss is more rewarding than ever, there are numerous opportunities for military spouses to find meaningful employment:

Take Advantage of the ACS and Military Spouse Foundation

The Army Community Services is a great resource for military

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How to Sell Your Colorado Springs Home in Fall

Fall is a wonderful time to sell a home, even though it is not typically thought of as the optimal time for selling. While spring and summer are excellent and often highly profitable seasons for homeowners considering selling, selling your home in the warmer months is far from essential.

As we head into fall, your sale can benefit from the urgency of families relocating closer to preferred schools, the reduction of competition with other sellers, the festive atmosphere, the appeal of winter in Colorado Springs, and much more. However, since this time of year often sees a slower real estate market than spring and summer, you'll want to take several additional steps to ensure you can sell your home quickly and efficiently at a great price.

In

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New Years Resolutions For Your HomeFor many individuals, New Years is a transformative time. It's when we can take a look back on the year behind us and make some productive or healthy resolutions to make life better in the upcoming year.

New Year's resolutions are not only for individuals looking to lose weight or quit smoking; it's also a great idea to make some resolutions for your home. Here are some examples of New Year's resolutions to make your home better in 2017:

Save Money on Interest with an Extra Mortgage Payment

One of the best ways to drastically reduce your mortgage term and actually save money in the long-term is by making a few extra mortgage payments. Whether it's making a large lump sum payment or simply adding a little bit more each time you pay, you could

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Why Winter Is a Great Time to Sell in Colorado SpringsPrevailing 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, fewer people look to sell in winter, so the holiday season has gotten an understandably bad

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How Fast Do You Need to Buy a Home?As all potential homebuyers have noticed, Colorado Springs real estate is in high demand, and homes are literally flying off the market right now. It is not uncommon to see homes go under contract in the first 24 hours of being listed, or to have showings canceled before prospective buyers even have a chance to see properties. It can be frustrating, especially if the home could have been "the one".

This doesn't mean home buyers should get discouraged, or give up their home search altogether. The current market environment is exciting for our local economy, and you don't need to be intimidated when armed with the following tips:

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

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Get your Colorado Springs home ready for Winter

We've all noticed it; the icy cool breezes, the flecks of snow on the lawn, and the need for an extra layer outside. While we might not like to admit it, Winter is just around the corner. Just like you'd get your vehicle ready for the weather ahead, there are some things that homeowners can do to ensure their home doesn't turn into an ice palace when the temperatures drop.

Getting your home ready for Winter doesn't have to cost much, and each little improvement can help save expensive fixes and wasted energy, saving you time and money in the long-run.

Here's how you can get your Colorado Springs home in tip-top condition this Winter:

Reverse The Ceiling Fan

It's something incredibly simple but it can make a considerable difference.

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Tips For Colorado Springs Home SellersSelling your home requires more than simply sticking a "For Sale" on the front curb and hoping for the best. With a little bit of work and some affordable enhancements, you could be saving yourself loads of time and money in the long run. The last thing any seller wants is for their home to linger in the market for too long and become stale, so here are a few easy ways to get your home in great shape and ready to please prospective buyers.

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

Don't Underestimate The Power of Curb Appeal

Before a buyer sets foot in your door, they have to pass through the front yard first. As with many things in life, making

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Haunted places in Colorado Springs, CO

Colorado Springs is known for exceptional hiking and biking, amazing ski resorts, and some of the top tourist destinations in the country. But, did you also know that Colorado Springs has some haunted places that are sure to spook you to the core this Halloween season. For past Halloweens, you might have rented a scary movie or sit around your fire pit in your backyard telling old ghost stories. But for a truly eerie experience, why not get out and explore some of the haunted places in and around Colorado Springs.

Cheyenne Canyon

Cheyenne Canyon has a long history with local American Indian tribes. The ancient Native American folklore states that the God Manitou threw the devil himself into the canyon that faces the heavens. As it stands

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The Best Christmas Holiday Events in Colorado Springs

As the holidays grow nearer, spirits are high in Colorado Springs. While there's certainly a chill in the air, festive cheer abounds with a number of wintery activities planned for the season.

If you're searching for an opportunity to celebrate the holidays, you'll have plenty of choices in Colorado Springs. We're excited to bring you some of the most highly anticipated holiday events of the year, complete with fun activities for the whole family.

There are so many to choose from, but here's a shortlist of the 5 Colorado Springs holiday events you should know about.

Relocating to Colorado Springs this year? Browse our relocation guide here, and be sure to contact the Military Home Search team with all your Colorado Springs real estate

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