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Maximizing Curb Appeal: Selling Your Colorado Home Faster

December 14th, 2023
In the competitive Colorado real estate market, selling your home quickly and at the desired price requires a strategic approach. One of the key elements that can make a significant difference is maximizing your home's curb appeal. In this guide, we'll explore what buyers typically look for, the factors that can help your home sell faster, and how to increase its value through home exterior improvements.

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Downtown Colorado Springs and the Old North End Neighborhood: A Vibrant Urban Oasis

October 16th, 2023
Nestled in the heart of Colorado lies the charming city of Colorado Springs, a place where the urban bustle of downtown seamlessly blends with the historic charm of the Old North End neighborhood. Moving to a new area can be a daunting task, but understanding the nuances of these two distinct yet interconnected areas will make the transition smoother. Let's explore the highlights, pros, cons, and essential amenities to consider when relocating to this beautiful–and rapidly growing–region.

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10 Essential Real Estate Terms You Should Know in the Current Market

September 25, 2023
The real estate market is constantly changing, so it's important to stay up-to-date on the latest terms and concepts. Here are 10 essential real estate terms you should know if you are considering buying or selling a home.

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Buying a House vs Building: Making an Informed Choice for Your First Home

August 25, 2023
When faced with the exciting prospect of acquiring your first home, the decision between buying an existing house and embarking on the journey of building from scratch can be both exhilarating and daunting. To navigate this pivotal crossroad effectively, it's crucial to weigh the pros and cons while considering the financial implications. In this guide, we delve into the intricacies of buying a house vs building, helping you make a well-informed choice that aligns with your aspirations.

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5 Selling House Costs You Might Not Know About

July 12, 2023
Selling a home involves various costs that you’ll need to consider during the process. From realtor fees to tax implications and closing costs, understanding these expenses is crucial for homeowners looking to sell their property. Let’s explore five common costs associated with selling a home. You might be surprised at some of these selling house costs.

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How to Stage Your Home to Sell Fast

May 15, 2023
When it comes to selling a house, staging can be a valuable tool to attract potential buyers and make a lasting impression. Staging a house for sale involves creating an appealing and inviting environment that showcases the best features of your home and helps buyers envision themselves living there. Let’s explore the benefits of house staging, which parts of the house to consider staging, and our best house staging tips. But first, let's think about whether it is better to stage a house for sale.

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Is an Open House a Good Way to Sell Your Home?

March 30, 2023
Open houses are a longstanding tradition in the world of real estate. They offer prospective buyers the opportunity to see a home up close and personal, without the pressure of scheduling a private showing. However, many homeowners and real estate agents debate the effectiveness of open houses. Are they worth the time and effort, or are they simply a waste of resources?

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Should You Buy a House Before Marriage?

February 28, 2023
Buying a house with your boyfriend, girlfriend, or longtime partner can be an exciting and life-changing decision with financial benefits for both of you. However, it is important to consider all aspects of this type of purchase, including the potential risks, as well as the requirements for obtaining a mortgage. In this article we will take a look at some of the potential benefits and risks to buying a house together before marriage.

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Do You Get a Tax Break for Buying a House?

January 25, 2023
Is it true that you get a tax break for buying a house? The answer is both yes and no. The bad news for new homeowners is that property means property taxes. The good news is that buying a home can provide many benefits when it comes to filing your taxes. By understanding what deductions, credits, and exclusions you may be eligible for, you can benefit from several tax breaks that can help to reduce the overall amount of taxes you owe.

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Best Neighborhoods in Colorado Springs: Old Colorado City Edition

November 7, 2022
This month we are continuing with one of my favorite series. I am once again taking an in depth look at the best neighborhoods in Colorado Springs to live. This will be my third article in my best neighborhoods in the Colorado Springs area series with four more guides to come. This time we are looking at Old Colorado City or OCC as the locals affectionately call it. I will take you through everything a prospective home buyer or visitor might want to know about this historic part of Colorado Springs. If you are interested in learning more about neighborhoods in Colorado Springs feel free to check out my other blog articles on Briargate and Northgate and check back for my future articles about other fantastic neighborhoods in Colorado.

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7 Top Fall Home Selling Tips

October 7, 2022
Selling a home in fall has unique challenges: there is less natural light and fewer daylight hours, most yards require more maintenance, and many people’s schedules are busier. But fall can be a great time to sell as well! With the right approach, you can turn many of these challenges into advantages. For example, there are generally fewer buyers and sellers in fall than in spring and summer, but those looking at homes are often shopping with more serious intent to buy. Additionally, a quieter housing market means processes like loans and inspections can happen faster. Here are some dos and don’ts for selling your house in the fall.

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How safe is Colorado Springs?

August 16, 2022
Location, location, location is a cliche in real estate for a reason. When buying a home it is important to understand the neighborhood where you are purchasing the property. Most people are interested in the quality of the surrounding schools, safety, and nearby entertainment. You yourself are probably doing similar research. To find this guide you may have asked: how safe is Colorado Springs? Or what are the safest Colorado Springs suburbs? In this guide we will answer the question – is Colorado Springs dangerous and, we will take a look at some ways to stay safe in a city.

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How to Win a Bidding War on a House

July 12, 2022
In a seller’s market, prospective homeowners can find themselves offering above asking price on a house and still losing out to a superior offer. Here are five tips for getting an edge on the competition and winning a bidding war on a house.

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Best Neighborhoods in Colorado Springs: Northgate Edition

May 17, 2022
To continue on with this series I will be exploring more neighborhoods in the Colorado Springs Area. As you may already know, Colorado Springs is a unique city with many interesting places to visit and live. This week I will focus on another one of my favorite neighborhoods: Northgate.

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Best Neighborhoods in Colorado Springs: Briargate Edition

March 15, 2022
For this series I will be exploring the best neighborhoods to live in, in the Colorado Springs Area. Colorado Springs is a beautiful city with many interesting places to visit and live. In this series I will compare locations, things to do, school districts and plenty more. Get ready for the complete guide to Colorado Springs neighborhoods. This week I will focus on one area in particular: Briargate.

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6 Things You Can Only Do In Colorado Springs

February 18, 2022
Colorado Springs is home to many attractions that you can’t experience anywhere else. From one-of-a-kind outdoor landmarks like the Garden of the Gods and Pikes Peak, to a theme park where it’s always Christmas, to historic museums and one of the country’s most epic churches, there’s something new and exciting for everyone. Here are six things you can only do in Colorado Springs.

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5 Best Colorado Springs Hiking Trails

January 25 2022
Colorado Springs is a beautiful place with a large variety of things to do and to see. But my favorite part of living here is hiking. Hiking in Colorado Springs is fantastic because there are so many places to go and so many incredible views to see. For this blog article I will take you through some of my favorite Colorado Springs hiking trails. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do!

Why Community is so Important: Exit Realty Donation Match

January 13 2022
We all are members of our own communities (families, work, neighborhoods, etc.) As human beings we need to feel a sense of being connected and belonging. In my opinion, relationships are what life is all about. By the dictionary definition, communities are groups of people living in the same place, having specific characteristics in common or sharing common goals. As our own personal, social communities are ever changing, the one thing that remains the same is that communities are places we can look to for connection, support, and purpose. How are you choosing to be in community and how are you choosing to support your community?

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The Ultimate Guide to Foreclosures

November 23, 2021
As a homeowner, foreclosure is a scary subject that most of us hope we will never have to be involved in. As an investor, foreclosure might sound like a great way to get a property at a low price. No matter why you are here, for one reason or another you need a deeper understanding of the foreclosure process. That is the purpose of this article, to untangle the mysteries of foreclosure. In this article we will discuss the definition of a foreclosure, the process of foreclosure, and ways that you might be able to stop it before it’s too late. Take a deep breath and let’s dive in.

5 Questions You Probably Have About REALTOR® Fees

November 12, 2021
If this is your first time buying a home you might be a little hesitant at the thought of all the costs that are involved. After all, a home is expensive enough, add in closing costs, insurance, and paying your realtor and you probably have a headache already. The good news is that with the right person helping you through the process, buying a home is a lot more fun than you would expect. Today we are going to break down one of the areas of buying a home that a lot of people have questions about: How exactly does the realtor get paid?

6 Questions to Ask Yourself When Leasing an Office Space

October 7, 2021
Recently, the way we think about work and work spaces has transformed. While pandemic lockdowns have made working from home a standard, a lot of jobs function better with dedicated professional spaces. An office provides clients with face-to-face interactions, and coworkers the chance for those moments of spontaneous collaboration that come from working together in person. At some point, we’ve all had technical issues connecting to a Zoom call.

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What Are The Steps for Buying a Home?

August 26, 2021
1. Check your credit and set a price range 2. Save enough cash to close 3. Choose a lender and get preapproved for a mortgage 4. Find a real estate agent

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BIG News Has Arrived! Top Quality Investment Opportunity Now Available!

August 12 2021
In my last blog post I promised you that big news was on it’s way and now it’s finally here! My big announcement is that the auto repair shop located at 1027 E Highway 24 in Woodland Park, CO is officially on the market!!! This is an incredible opportunity for anyone who is interested in investing in a commercial property. Who’s going to be the first to jump on it? This article will break down why this property is such a great deal and why you should be on the lookout for more like it.

BIG News Coming Soon!

July 29 2021
Be on the lookout for some big news coming out soon. I have a great investment opportunity about to hit the market. The only thing I can tell you right now is that a commercial building and profitable business, at a great location, will be available soon!

Mortgages: A Beginner’s Guide

June 30 2021
The world of home buying can be confusing enough for a first time buyer. Just trying to find the right place for you can be a difficult process. Add trying to figure out all of the financial stuff on top of that and you end up with quite the headache. The good news is that this guide is designed to lay out all the basics around mortgages and answer all the questions that you might feel silly asking.

Best Tips for Selling Your Home

June 16 2021
So you’ve decided to take on the project of selling your home. Now it’s time to put in the effort to get it sold. Right now you might be asking yourself, “What sells a house fast?” or “How can I increase my chances of selling my house?” I’m here to help you answer those questions. I’ve tested out all of these tips and tricks on all of the houses I’ve sold. Using these strategies I’ve had success selling listings for their maximum value. The two main things that sellers can do is properly prepare their house for sale and implement marketing best practices.

10 Reasons You Need a Realtor When Buying a Home

May 26 2021
Whether you are a first time home buyer or have bought countless homes, the process of finding a home can be a daunting task. If you are feeling overwhelmed by the search process, then it’s time to get someone on your side to lighten the load. With everything being online these days you might wonder if you actually need a realtor to help you buy a home. Afterall, can’t you find the same information on Google? And isn’t it more expensive to use an agent? The truth is that a real estate agent has access to more information than you can find on your own and using one doesn’t change the price at all. Let’s get rid of those myths and talk about a few reasons to use a realtor when buying a home.

3 Things to Consider Before Buying Property as an Investment

May 13 2021
Investing in property can be a huge step toward financial security and freedom. Most people will tell you that investing in property is a smart, long term choice. Today we will examine some major benefits and drawbacks in investing in property and see if it is a wise choice for you. We will also take a look at some of the types of property investment.

Commercial Real Estate Agent Vs Residential Real Estate Agent

April 14 2021
The differences between a commercial real estate agent and a residential real estate agent are exactly as you would expect. The main difference is the agent’s client base. Commercial real estate agents focus on the buying, selling, and leasing of business properties, for example, storefronts, warehouses, shopping malls, office buildings, and other commercial properties. Residential real estate agents focus on the buying, selling, and leasing of properties for personal use like single family homes, condominiums, townhouses and apartments. In Colorado, the licensing requirements for commercial real estate agents and residential real estate agents are the same.

Sold in 1 Day! - A True Seller's Market

March 12 2021
You may be hearing stories about the current housing market and how right now is a "seller's market"... This week I've gotten first hand experience of what it's like out there in the market today, and let me tell you, it's been an eye opener!