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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 and smart home security 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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holiday greetings from the mhs team, military home search

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and Seasons Greetings, Clients and friends!

I have to start by saying we absolutely loved seeing nearly 400 MHS friends at our Annual Christmas Party on December 1st at The Summit Interquest.  Between bowling, laser tag, brunch, games, and giveaways, the party flew by in the blink of an eye!  In addition to seeing so many clients between closings, pop by visits, and client events this year, we have also been receiving so many amazing holiday cards in the mail from everyone.  They are so fun to open and read, so we are returning the favor, from the MHS family.

Here is our holiday letter to you!

Brooke Hancock

Let's start with our Client Care Coordinator and Licensed Assistant, Brooke Hancock. Brooke, and

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Mountain Valley Preserve homes for sale

Mountain Valley Preserve homes for sale are located in a new development in Colorado Springs that provides a range of brand new homes especially well-suited to military families. These homes are located in Northeast Colorado Springs, just south of the St. Francis Medical Center, and are surrounded by warm and welcoming neighborhoods with every amenity your family could hope for. This range of award-winning designs will have something for everyone.

Since the area is located centrally with respect to many military bases throughout Colorado Springs, you can trust that you'll never have a long commute to work. Meanwhile, you can expect to be surrounded by wonderful families and neighbors who will welcome you to your new community.

Current Homes For

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 Antelope Ridge homes for sale & community highlights

Antelope Ridge homes for sale are a new opportunity for homebuyers who want a comfortable, connected neighborhood with every modern convenience. Located in the Pikes Peak area in the Powers corridor of Colorado Springs, Antelope Ridge is designed to feel like a small town while still being only minutes away from everything you need, like schools and grocery stores. It's also within driving distance of the U.S. Air Force Academy and Peterson Air Force Base. 

Since Antelope Ridge real estate is currently under development, the homes are all brand new, with fresh decor and modern appliances. If you're looking for an affordable community to join, you can find yourself a brand new home in a neighborhood of families like you. Be among the first to

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Premier Homes ColoradoSince opening in 1992, Premier Homes has had one goal in mind: to make owning a house a reality for anyone who dreams it. Now, 25 years later, they are recognized as the largest homebuilder in the Colorado Springs and Pueblo. Known for constructing high-quality homes that people want to live in, Premier Homes continues to grow in the area as one of the top trusted builders available.

The Homes

Premier Homes is known for value above all else. The high-quality workmanship and attention-to-detail in each property will help the home retain value throughout the years. While some new construction builders are known to rush through the building process to churn out as many properties as possible, Premier Homes makes decisions that provide lasting value to

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Saint Aubyn HomesColorado Springs is home to some of the best homebuilders in the industry. Our real estate market is proof that discerning buyers in the area focus on quality and value when it comes to purchasing a home. One of the most prominent Colorado Springs homebuilders is Saint Aubyn Homes. With a reputation for high-quality homes with attention-to-detail, Saint Aubyn Homes is a builder you should definitely have on your radar if you are considering purchasing a new construction home in Colorado Springs.

About Saint Aubyn Homes

Founded in 2009 by renowned homebuilder Jared Saint Aubyn, this new construction home company focuses on crafting high-efficiency homes that are beautiful, functional, and of a premium quality. As a leader in the local building

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