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Military members face insurmountable challenges in their career, but buying a home doesn’t have to be one of them if you’re an active service member or veteran. In fact, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has created the VA loan benefit to assist military service members and their families with buying homes throughout the country and Colorado Springs military families can take advantage of the VA loan benefit to help finance the purchase of their next home.

So many people miss out on this valuable benefit and savings because they are uninformed about the VA home loan. It’s one of the best military benefits available! Below is information about VA loans and some interesting things you may not have known about this military entitlement.

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The strong sellers' market continues in Colorado Springs but home buyers are starting to see more relief compared to the first quarter of 2018. Mortgage rates are a key factor to the slight cool off, having gained 60 basis points (.6%) since the start of 2018 but they have also remained relatively flat for the past 5 weeks.

Colorado Springs Real Estate Market Update

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Overall listings in Q2 were still nearly 6% lower than the total count from a year ago, but compared to the 14% deficit we saw in the first quarter of 2018, the "white hot" market could now be described as a "red hot" market.

Appreciation continues to be good to home sellers. The median sales price for residential property in El Paso County is now $303,000, up nearly $20,000 since Q1

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So, you've bought a house! This is an exciting time in your life that you're undoubtedly very happy for. But you still have questions, right? You've looked at house after house and finally put in an offer, and even better, the owners accepted it!

But what comes next?

There's a lot that goes on after you make the decision to purchase a house. Today, we're going to take a minute to talk about what to expect on closing day.

If you're looking forward to the day you get to walk away from the table with your new keys in your hand, keep reading to learn more!

On The Path to Closing

Before we can get into talking about what to expect on the closing day, let's talk about what leads up to that.

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Zillow Research is predicting that the next recession to hit the United States will happen in the first quarter of 2020. But unlike the notorious Zestimate (the computer algorithm known for its “pin the tail on the donkey” valuations), the popular real estate website that makes its fortune by selling advertising back to the very same agents who provide the market information to Zillow in the first place has a pretty solid theory about an upcoming correction.

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The majority of the real estate industry experts who were surveyed by Zillow say that monetary policy will be the cause of the 2020 recession. Many of the 99 panelists who were interviewed agree that the likelihood of tighter access to credit for less than perfect borrowers will contribute to

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You’ve just received your orders and now you’ve got to think about PCSing to Fort Carson near Colorado Springs, CO. Where do you start? Many military families are familiar with a PCS move but some are new to it or perhaps there are others who are looking for some tips to improve the process.

If you’re in the military, then you’re most likely familiar with PCS which means a permanent change of station. It’s an official relocation of active duty service members and their family from one duty station to another. Most of the time it’s a long-term assignment that can last between two to four years.

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Hiring a knowledgeable real estate professional dedicated to helping service members can simplify your search for off base housing. As a locally owned

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If you’re visiting Colorado Springs or just recently moved to the area, you might be curious to learn about some of the best family activities to do during this time of the year. As the spring weather brings in the sunshine, it’s also a great time to explore some of the fun and interesting attractions that our city has to offer.

So… we’ve decided to create a list of the best things to do in Colorado Springs during the springtime season. And while we’re looking forward to seeing some warmer days in the weeks ahead, there is always a chance that we might experience some lingering winter weather, so we’re including some indoor destinations as well!

 

CHEYENNE MOUNTAIN ZOO

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It’s one of the most serene and beautiful zoos in North America, and at

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 There are many different strategies to market a home for sale, but if you’re thinking “how can I sell my house fast?” then this article is for you. Whether you’re experiencing a buyer’s market or a seller’s market, online advertisement and social media platforms have become some of the most valuable tools for marketing your home. Think about it - if buyers don’t see your listing, how will it ever sell? It’s common knowledge that the number one search technique for most, if not all buyers, is an online search. So, you also need to go where the buyers go... online!

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Start your online marketing efforts with professional photographs of both the interior and the exterior. Buyers will want to see photographs and details of every room,

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Each one of us has our own unique tastes when it comes to the interior décor of our homes. From how we arrange our artwork to where we place our furniture is an expression of ourselves, and that’s why we love our homes. It’s who we are. We feel comfortable in our own space and we tend to live in a way that offers ourselves the most convenience.

However, when it comes to selling your home, it’s important to understand that home buyers have discriminating eyes and will be scrutinizing your home based on its overall presentation. Buyers will be making emotional decisions on everything from the paint colors to how the furniture is laid out. If you’re like most home owners who are getting ready to sell, one of the most important questions you should ask

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Relocating to a different community can be both exciting and stressful. If you plan on looking into options for housing in Colorado Springs or anywhere else relatively soon, there’s a few things you will want to take into consideration: what school you want your kids to attend, how far you want to commute to work, where the nearest grocery stores and shopping centers are, and the reputation of the neighborhood.

All these things are determined by the house you decide to move into, and while finding one that reflects your family and accommodates everyone’s needs is important, so is the decision on whether you’ll be renting or buying your home. After years of experience in Colorado Springs real estate, I can tell you what to expect when it comes to

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