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How to Find Veteran-Friendly Jobs in Colorado SpringsAfter completing their military service, it is important for veterans to find employers who appreciate their full range of skills and experience. But not every company has a complete understanding of the level of expertise brought to the table by veterans. For that reason, the job search can prove challenging, unless veterans know just where to look. To help them narrow it down, here's a helpful guide on the best places to find veteran-friendly jobs in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Workforce Center

Veterans are always welcome to take advantage of the many resources available at the Workforce Centers across Colorado. And with three right in the heart of Colorado Springs, they are easy to access from all corners of the city.

At these resource

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3 Red Flags All Sellers Need to KnowBuyers are constantly on the lookout for red flags to make sure they aren’t buying a home that could turn into a bad investment. However, advice for homeowners is sparse when it comes to pointing out red flags when considering buyers. Not all buyers are the same, and some may slow down the process or try to back out of a deal at a moment’s notice. This is why homeowners need to be familiar with the warning signs. Here are some of the red flags all sellers should know when considering an offer on their East Colorado Springs home.

The Offer Has a Lot of Contingencies

When a buyer makes an offer, it will likely contain three contingencies: the financing contingency, the appraisal contingency, and the inspection contingency. However, contingencies

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Veteran Benefits and Healthcare in Colorado SpringsFor veterans in Colorado Springs, CO, there are a number of services that can help vets lead better lives. This famous city is eager to give back to those who have served this country. Learn more about how The Centennial State structures its programs and how vets can take advantage of the many opportunities in the greater metropolitan area.

Mt. Carmel Veterans Service Center

Located in the heart of Colorado Springs, this center was formed to give veterans a smoother transition from service to civilian. Since 2016, there have been tens of thousands of client visits, largely due to the quality of the staff and the resources it offers:

  • Transition & Employment: The team at Mt. Carmel Veterans Service Center diligently works to find employment
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Buying a Home? Red Flags to Watch ForHome sellers like to make their property look as good as possible. During home showings and open houses, most maintenance problems are hidden from view. There may be no way to tell a distressed property from a well-maintained property without getting an inspection from a good home inspector. Knowing the red flags can help you avoid purchasing a property in need of costly repairs. 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.

Parts of the House Are Inaccessible

Home buyers need to see the entire house before making a purchase offer. If parts of the house are inaccessible during the showing, this could be an oversight, or

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All About Buying a Condo if You're in the MilitaryMilitary service members face many relocation challenges that many other people don't face. Primarily, military service members are forced to move a lot for their job. When moving, military service members must make decisions like whether to buy or rent an apartment, a home or a condo. The experience of condo ownership versus apartment rental can be very different, so it's important to make the right decision when relocating for work. If you're a military service member who is relocating soon, here's what you need to know about buying a condo.

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

Benefits of Owning a Condo

There are many advantages of owning

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4 Must-See Valentine's Day Events in Colorado Springs, COLove is in the air this Valentine's Day, and Colorado Springs is full of unique date night options for anyone looking to go out for the evening. Here are 4 must-see Valentine's Day Events taking place this year in Colorado Springs, CO.

Valentine's Day Show: The Dinner Detective

Address: The Great Wolf Lodge, 9494 Federal Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80921

Date: February 14, 2020, at 7 p.m.

The Dinner Detective is the perfect way to bring excitement to your Valentine's Day dinner. It's the largest murder-mystery comedy dinner show in America, and it features a hilarious and interactive murder mystery for you to solve as you eat. Four courses of delicious food are served over the course of the night, including one of three available

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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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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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