Home Maintenance Tips For Colorado Springs Homeowners

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Fall home maintenance tips

It's officially fall in The Springs. The leaves are changing, days are getting shorter, and residents are starting to trade in their shorts and T-shirts for pants, boots, and sweaters. Colorado Springs has had some pretty great weather so far, with only a mild sprinkle of snow on Pikes Peak in recent weeks, but that could all change in the coming weeks as we transition into October. Winter is coming, and here's how to get your home in great shape before it arrives.

Your Home's Pre-Winter Checklist

Inside Your Home

1. Check Your Smoke Alarm & Carbon Monoxide Detectors. Before you turn on the furnace for the first time and start to heat up your home again, it's a good time to ensure that all of the safety equipment in your home is ready

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Selling Your Home After a PCS Move

Buying a home is often something that active service members try to avoid. With a potential PCS looming over their heads every two to four years, the idea of purchasing a home, and subsequently, selling a home can seem daunting.

However, there are many things that military sellers can do to make selling a home after a PCS easier and worry-free. The Colorado Springs real estate market is especially lucrative for sellers since the market is in desperate need of some new inventory.

Here are a few other tips for making a seamless PCS transition and selling your home:

Talk to Your VA Home Loan Center

Your local VA Home Loan Center can help if you are looking to make a quick sell of your home. Offerings such as the HAP Military Short Sale

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caring for your Colorado Springs lawn

Known for its dry climate, lawn care in Colorado can sometimes seem like a constant uphill battle. Drier than normal spring weather will result in watering and irrigation restrictions that will make it, even more, difficult for homeowners to maintain a healthy, lush lawn. Dried up, brown grass is a constant plague that homeowners in the area must deal with.

However, there are a few things that you can do to better care for your yard. Here are some of our top tips and tricks for caring for your Colorado Springs lawn:

Fertilize the Lawn

Fertilizing the lawn in the spring is always recommended between March and June each year. Even if the spring is dry like it has been recently, fertilizing is still recommended since minimal precipitation and

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Growing a Vegetable Garden in Colorado Springs

Thanks to the annual amount of sunlight the city receives, Colorado Springs may seem like a great place for a garden to succeed, but it also comes with its own unique set of challenges as well. The Pikes Peak region is home to several little microclimates, all of which make gardening a totally different experience from one end of the city to the other. However, with a little bit of hard work, the right conditions, and some persistence, you can achieve the beautiful backyard vegetable garden you’ve been dreaming of.

If you’re looking to start your very own vegetable garden in Colorado Springs, here are a few tips to help you get started:

Find The Perfect Spot

You’ll want to find a spot that typically receives around 10 hours of sunlight per

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Tax Tips for veterans and first-time homebuyers

Buying a home is an exciting time in many people’s lives. It’s the point in your life when you stop paying rent and start building equity with a mortgage. While there are many practical benefits to owning a home, something many people don’t discuss is the tax breaks.

As tax season is upon us, let’s take a look at some of the unique tax breaks that homeowners are able to take advantage of:

Mortgage Interest

For many first-time home buyers, one of the most pleasant surprises come tax season is the knowledge that your mortgage interest is tax-deductible. At the start of January, you should have received a notice from your lender letting you know how much mortgage interest you paid throughout the year. Homeowners are allowed deduct the tax from

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Tips for hiring a contractor or handyman

No matter how new or old your home is, you will most certainly require help from a handyman at one point or another. Whether it’s fixing a leaky pipe or installing a new roof, regardless of the scope of the project, you want to make sure you hire someone who can get the job done efficiently and affordably.

Finding a good contractor or hiring a handyman is especially important when you’re taking care of the house alone if your partner is away or deployed. In these cases, getting some extra help from someone who knows what they’re doing is vital.

Here are 4 things to look for when hiring a good handyman or contractor:

1. Check the Reviews

In today’s digital age, it’s easy to find out everything you need to know about a business before

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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. Setting

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