While you can find your dream home during any season, there’s something to be said about purchasing your perfect property come winter.

We often overlook real estate during colder seasons because of its popularity in spring & summer months.

However, in doing so we’re missing out on some unique opportunities!

By exploring the pros and cons of buying a home in the winter, it’ll help you better decide if this is the right choice for you.

Pros Of Buying A Colorado Springs Home In The Winter

Let’s explore some of the benefits of buying a home during winter.

Benefit From Motivated Sellers

As most realtors suggest waiting until the spring to sell your home, when you find something on the market in winter months, it's often the result of a…

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Buying a home for the first time can be very exciting, but also challenging. There are many steps to take, from finding a home that fits your budget to closing a deal. A little bit of knowledge goes a long way in making the home buying process go more smoothly. 

If you’re a first-time home buyer, these are some common mistakes that people make when buying a home. If you can avoid these pitfalls, you’ll be much better set up for successful home ownership.

Not Knowing Your Budget

Before you even start looking for homes, you should know exactly how much you can afford. A mortgage calculator can help you determine how much your down payment should be and what your monthly mortgage payments will be based on the size of your down payment.

Keep in…

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One of the most appealing aspects of living in Colorado Springs is that there are so many opportunities to lead an active lifestyle. The fresh air and sublime scenery are enough to get you out the door, not to mention the multitude of parks, sports clubs, and recreational facilities. 

Whether you’re a fitness fanatic or just looking for fun things to do that will benefit the body and mind, there are plenty of ways to enjoy recreational activities in Colorado Springs. These are some of the best spots in the city where you can get the body moving and make the most of your downtime.

Hiking Trails

With its ideal location between mountains and desert, Colorado Springs has numerous hiking trails that wind their way through canyons, forests, and…

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Are you considering buying a Colorado Springs property in a neighborhood that has a homeowner association (HOA)? If so, it pays to do some research first, as there can be both pros and cons of living in a community with an HOA.

According to the 2020 Annual Report from the Colorado HOA Information and Resource Center, there are approximately 8,000 HOAs in Colorado. Each HOA has a different agenda, so the organizations vary depending on which neighborhood you choose.

What is a Homeowner’s Association?

An HOA is an organization run by a Board of Directors that implements rules and guidelines for a community. The community can include an entire neighborhood, a subdivision, or single building. The directors manage the organization's finances and…

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For the uninhibited, and even the more experienced among us, the home buying process can seem utterly overwhelming. With so many moving parts, a sizable amount of money hanging in the balance and a wealth of advice online (both good and bad), its hard to know what to believe.

But, that’s why we’re here.

Today, we’d like to cover a few of the more common questions that we see coming up all the time in Colorado Springs. Our goal is always to help get you started on the road to home ownership while making the whole experience as enjoyable as possible.

Should I talk to a mortgage lender before I start to look at houses?

Short Answer: Definitely.

Especially in today’s heated Colorado Springs real estate market, conditions are benefitting the…

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Home inspections are, more often than not, among the last steps in any home buying process. Before a sale closes, a home inspection allows prospective buyers to get a trusted professional to really “look under the hood” of the property for sale, and identify any large, outstanding issues.

So, for those brand new to the home buying process, or those individuals who are simply in need of a refresher, here are all the things you’ve ever wanted to know about home inspections.

What is included in a typical home inspection?

From the roof to the foundation, most home inspections will include a thorough visual inspection of the structures and most common systems within a home.

This typically includes:

  • the heating system
  • central air…

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