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Making Your Home in Colorado Springs

May 29, 2020
Garden of the Gods, Colorado Springs - Photo courtesy of Clark Tibbs, Unsplash

Thinking about buying a new home in picturesque Colorado Springs? You’re not the only one! Located near the base of Pike’s Peak, among the most majestic mountains in the U.S., Colorado Springs is the second most populous city in the state of Colorado. Why are so many folks flocking to “The Springs?” The city, which is home to the United States Air Force Academy, boasts relatively mild weather, notable schools, a strong sense of community and abundant recreational opportunities—especially for outdoor enthusiasts! Following are just…

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Financing & Insuring

How to Choose an Insurance Company

May 27, 2020

Homeowner’s insurance is a critical aspect of owning a home, but with so many options to choose from, selecting an insurance provider can be daunting. In addition to standard coverage, following are some helpful hints to consider when you choose an insurance provider. Coverage is the biggest factor to keep in mind when it comes to insurance. It’s important to research what situations a policy covers so you can compare apples to apples in terms of: Price The assistance you would receive in an emergency…

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Buying a Home

Floor Plan of the Week: The Bedford

May 25, 2020

The Bedford floor plan boasts a desirable open layout, lots of room for entertaining and an array of luxurious options. Find out what you like about it! 3 to 6 bed 2.5 to 3.5 baths 2- to 3-car garage Approx. 2,300 to 3,580 sq. ft. Highlights: Versatile loft space, kitchen with built-in pantry and center island, basement. Options: Finished basement, covered patio, gourmet kitchen features, deluxe master bath, sunroom and 3-car garage. Check pricing & availability! Ready to take a closer look? Make an appointment…

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Financing & Insuring

The Truth About Mortgage Rates

May 23, 2020
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Afraid you’ve missed the best rates? Good news: They’re still great! See how this year’s mortgage trends stack up against historical averages. The takeaway: Rates may fluctuate from week to week, but in general, it’s a great time to buy a new home. Concentrating on factors you can control (your savings, your credit score, your employment record) may help more than waiting for a lower rate. Contact a loan officer at HomeAmerican Mortgage Corporation for more information about financing options and loan offers: 866.400.7126. Rates…

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Packing & Moving

Preparing Your Teen for a Move

May 20, 2020

You’re counting down the days until your upcoming move, but your teenager doesn’t share your enthusiasm. First, take comfort in the fact that their reaction is perfectly normal. Such transition can be difficult, especially for teens who are already undergoing physical, intellectual and personality changes and may feel powerless over the situation and afraid of the unknown. From adjusting to a new neighborhood, city and school, to making new friends and leaving old ones behind, teenagers may express a variety of concerns over moving to…

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