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Military Moves: Colorado Springs

May 13, 2013

Surrounded by the Air Force Academy, Fort Carson, Peterson AFB and Schriever AFB, Colorado Springs is home to thousands of military personnel and their families. If you are one of them—or soon to be—you may be weighing your housing options. Wait for base housing? Rent? Buy? Here are four reasons we think buying a home in Colorado Springs should top your list: 1. VA loan eligibility is one of the perks of the job. If you qualify for a VA loan, you’ve got a head…

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“Find Me a Builder!” How to Find Your Homebuilder Match

May 2, 2013

Buying a new home? Before you sign on with a home builder, make sure you’ve found the right match. Not all builders have the same priorities. The first step is to identify your buying style! Which description below best describes you and your family? THE LOCATION-BASED BUYER You know the zip codes and you’re very aware of the real estate climate in your area. Whether it’s the commute you love, area amenities or the school district, location is your number one priority. You may even…

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4 Backyard Design Tips

April 29, 2013

Spring and summer are prime times for enjoying your outdoor spaces. Is your yard ready? Whether you’re moving into a brand new home or just ready for a backyard makeover, a professional landscaper can help you create an outdoor escape that’s just right for your family. Here are four things to consider before you start asking for estimates: 1. Set your budget. How much you want to spend is largely a personal decision, but a general rule of thumb is to spend five to ten…

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Buyers Find Affordable New Homes in Tolleson, Arizona

April 22, 2013

Many experts are saying the Phoenix housing market is on the upswing. According to REALTOR® Magazine, Phoenix saw a 29.3% price gain year-over-year, as of February 2013. That’s great news for the industry and the local economy, but what about Phoenix-area homebuyers? Many people who are now priced out of the market within Phoenix city limits are considering new homes in Tolleson, Arizona. The Stacey model home in Tolleson, Arizona More home for the money New homes in Tolleson can be a great option for…

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Pinterest for Real Estate

April 15, 2013

When you think of house hunting online, sites like Zillow, Trulia and Realtor.com probably spring to mind. Our new favorite resource? Pinterest! Pinterest for homebuyers: One of the most popular categories on Pinterest is Home Décor. Homeowners and aspiring homeowners love to collect decorating ideas into a Dream Home board, whether they’re in the market for a new home or not. Even if this kind of hobby isn’t for you, you may want to try it out if you’re house hunting. Why? Pinning can help…

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