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Why Colorado Springs is a great place to live

Colorado Springs consistently ranks well for being a fun and livable city. In addition to its massive community of veterans, it’s also a popular choice for a growing number of retirees and millennials alike. So, what is it about The Springs that makes it so great? Here are some of our favorite things. 

1. Clean Air & Beautiful Views

Colorado Springs is home to a terrifically diverse mix of landscapes. From the towering Rocky Mountains to the awesome rock formations at Garden of the Gods and the lush forests of Black Forest to the sprawling plains of Eastern Colorado, people come from all over the world to experience the unique nature of the city. It also has one of the best air quality indexes in the state, which is great news for those

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how to buy a home in a seller's market

The housing market in Colorado Springs was recently recognized as the best in the state, and with so many transactions and new construction properties, it’s an exciting time to be buying or selling a home. Home values have continued to increase over the past few years, there are plenty of buyer’s in the area, but there’s also a lack of inventory for those buyers. These are all just some of the reasons why those who are looking to sell their home are at a bit of an advantage right now. That said if you're thinking about buying right now, with the right preparation, resources, and connections, you’ll be well on the way to successfully owning a home in no time, for a great deal no less.

Know What You’re Looking For In A Home

In a market like this

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5 tips for Colorado Springs home sellers

 

Selling 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. 

1. 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 a good first-impression is the first barrier to successfully showing your home. That initial impression will be hard to change unless

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First-time homebuyers in Colorado SpringsThe road to home ownership is full of decisions, and one of the most important questions you’ll face is what type of home you want. You need to consider your lifestyle, hobbies, and daily activities, as well as your goals for the next 5 years. This can be an especially daunting task for first-time buyers, because they don’t necessarily know what they want yet in a home, aside from their rental experiences. Do you buy the house of your dreams now, or should you buy a fixer-upper instead? Ultimately it’s up to you what home you want to buy, but here are the top three types of homes that first-time homebuyers should carefully consider before they commit.

1. The Serious Fixer-Upper

These homes are typically some of the more affordable options out there,

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The Average Cost Of Living Drops in Colorado Springs

Cost of living in Colorado SpringsA new report from the Council for Community and Economic Research shows that Colorado Springs has a lower cost of living than the national average, by as much as 7.4%. The Virginia-based nonprofit compares 57 good and services that are purchased by households, using a base of 260 metropolitan areas. The intent of the study is to help provide business owners and managers with valuable information that they can recruit with, and help them determine if it’s worth moving or expanding their operations into a new city.

The average cost of living in Colorado Springs is usually below the national average, although the difference tends to fluctuate from year to year. For instance, in 2014, it was only 2.6%

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How Fast Should I 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:

1. Use Free Resources To Optimize Your Home Search

Utilize saved home searches on www.MilitaryHomeSearch.com and receive

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Buy or Rent in Colorado SpringsWhen you are PCS’d to a new base, the to-do list can seem daunting. All of the sudden you are researching a new city, the weather, the school districts, the real estate market, and what there is to do for fun. And chances are you have done this before or will be doing this again. As a military family, you literally could write the book for everyone else on how to move!

Is It Better To Buy or Rent In Colorado Springs?

So here we are in 2016, and the age-old question comes up: is it best to rent or buy right now? What is the best decision for my family? While only you can answer that question, here are a few things to consider:

  • Rental rates are at an all-time high in Colorado Springs.
  • Inventory for rental properties in Colorado Springs is
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