Steer Clear: 7 Living Room Design Looks That Buyers Hate

March 31st

  Home decor is all about reflecting your own personal style. It’s an opportunity to use your home as a blank canvas and paint a masterpiece that is decidedly you. And that style is never more apparent than in your living room—the spot where your guests gather and your personality is most on display. We’ll never tell […]


7 Cheap Landscaping Ideas That’ll Rake in Cash Later

March 29th

A home with a gorgeous yard isn’t just easy on the eyes: Well-landscaped homes also sell for 5.5% to 12.7% more, according to research at Virginia Tech. Only problem is, professional landscaping costs an average of $3,219, according to But pros aren’t the only way to go. Here’s proof: seven cheap landscaping ideas that provide all the lush greenery […]


The 5 Biggest Mistakes Veteran and Military Home Buyers Make

March 27th

  Having a place to call your own—whether you’re going to be there for four years or forever—is an essential part of the American dream. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs offers plenty of great programs to help those who have served in the military get there, but the process isn’t foolproof. People can (and […]


‘I Want to Buy a House’: A Guide to Taking the Real Estate Plunge

March 24th

Maybe you’re renting in an overpriced neighborhood and are sick of writing a huge rent check. Maybe you’re living in a yurt and miss having normal walls. Wherever you wake up, the same thought runs through your head every morning: “I want to buy a house!” But perhaps that want hasn’t yet translated into how to actually go about buying a house. […]


7 Important Things Home Sellers Often Forget to Do

March 23rd

When you’re selling your home there’s so much to do: find a Realtor®, do touch-ups, get that balky air conditioner fixed, look into staging… It’s no wonder that sometimes things fall between the cracks. Big things. (We’re not pointing fingers, promise!) Our arsenal of experts—aka real estate agents who have worked with many home sellers—identify the to-do’s that sellers […]


Just Sold!

March 22nd

4940 Foxchase Way virtual tour JUST SOLD! On average, homes in this particular price point are typically on the market for 12 months. This exceptionally elegant, luxury home was not only under contract in just 65 days, the seller also received an offer significantly over asking price. Do you have questions about your luxury listing? […]


4 Common Real Estate Scams That Smart People Fall For

March 22nd

Buying a home is one of the most stressful experiences out there—in fact, nearly 70% of people who have bought or sold a house report finding it more stressful than having a baby, changing jobs, or getting married, according to a survey. And why not? After all, this is the largest purchase that most of us will ever […]


Real-estate report: best places to sell a home

March 19th

Selling a house is easy in much of the country, but nowhere is it easier than in Texas and Colorado, according to a new study by SmartAsset. The personal-finance website concluded that nine of the 10 best cities in which to sell a home are in those two states. No. 1 is Denver, followed by Fort Collins, […]


How Fed hike will affect mortgages, car loans, credit cards

March 16th

  Are mortgage rates going up? How about car loans? Credit cards? How about those nearly invisible rates on bank CDs — any chance of getting a few dollars more? With the Federal Reserve having raised its benchmark interest rate Wednesday and signaled the likelihood of additional rate hikes later this year, consumers and businesses […]


Survey: Colorado Springs job market ranks as nation’s third-best in second quarter

March 14th

The Colorado Springs job market ranks as the nation’s third-best for the second quarter, according to a survey by staffing giant ManpowerGroup. The Springs ranked behind Nashville, Tenn., and Provo, Utah, tied with Fresno, Calif., and Raleigh, N.C., among the top U.S. job markets, which Manpower defines as having the biggest difference between the percentage […]

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