Financing & Insuring

A Home Safety Checklist (That Could Save You Money!)

June 3, 2013

There are many ways to save money on homeowners insurance: bundling multiple policies, buying a new home instead of resale, increasing your deductible, maintaining good credit—and that’s just naming a few. But, did you know that there are also some simple things you can do around the house to protect your pocketbook, as well as your property? The list below is just a starting point. Check with your insurance agent to see which items would make a difference in your individual situation. He or she…

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Buying a Home

A Fresh Look at Buying New

May 20, 2013

If you’ve been weighing the benefits of buying a new home versus a resale home, New Home Source’s Start Fresh, Buy New website is a must-see. This free resource has loads of information about the pros of buying new homes—everything from a cost-savings calculator and fast facts on home energy efficiency to warranty info, an inspiration gallery and user polls on a variety homeownership topics. Our favorite feature is their series of (often humorous) videos highlighting some of the lesser-known perks of new home ownership.…

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Local Stories

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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Buying a Home

“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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Life at Home

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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