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Friday, June 3, 2022   /   by Carly Liszewski

Moving Tips & Checklist

When moving from one home to another, there are numerous tasks that a homeowner must complete, which can be exhausting and time-consuming. That is why many people consider hiring a moving company to help them with a simple move plan.
When moving, it is also important to have strategies, and moving supplies can aid in packing and organizing your belongings. So, whether you are moving on your own or with the assistance of movers, the following tips will help you save time and move all of your belongings safely.
Get rid of the Thing You Do Not Need
A house can have a lot of unnecessary items that will add to the stress of your moving checklist. That is why it is critical to think about getting rid of items you no longer use before your moving day.
Items to get rid of should include:
• Items you and your children have outgrown.
• Things you are considering upgrading.
• Any unnecessary items you no longer use.
You could even give those items to someone who could benef. ...


Wednesday, May 11, 2022   /   by Carly Liszewski

Tips for First Time Home Owners

If you’re a first-time home buyer in Colorado Springs, then chances are you know how overwhelming the home-buying process is. You know without being told that you must overcome a number of obstacles before you get the keys to your new front door. You also know that you don’t know where to start.

In order to help you navigate the home-buying process, we’ve organized the following short guide to get you started. These tips for first time home buyers fall into three categories:
-Your housing requirements
-Your financial situation
-Working with your real estate professional
1. Look at Your Housing Requirements

When it comes to finding the right home, first-time home buyers in Colorado Springs should consider the following.
A. What Type of Home Suits Your Life?

To a large extent, where you are in life determines the type of living arrangements you need. If you live as a single person, then a studio or one-bedroom co-op apartment in the downtown area might fit ...


Monday, March 14, 2022   /   by Carly Liszewski

8 Best Home Improvements with Biggest Returns of Investment in Colorado Springs

While the housing market in Colorado Springs is flooded with buyers jumping at any opportunity to buy a home, there are still minor improvements you can make to your home to ensure you get the biggest resale value possible. Here are some home improvements you can make that are likely to yield the biggest returns of investment.
1. Entry Door Replacement
There are many reasons to replace the entry door of your home. You can also make minor changes to the entry door like repainting it, adding new hardware, and adding or taking out window panels. Updating your entry door can up the resale value of your home and let it get a lot of attention on its market listing when done right. Replacing your entire entry door can be incredibly energy efficient, which is the biggest value to increasing your return on investment. According to Zillow, the average cost to replace an entry door is $2,082 and the resale value is $1,353. Overall, you could recoup 65% of your total investment on replacing yo. ...

  selling home tips

Tuesday, January 29, 2019   /   by Amy Kunce-Martinez

5 Ways to Organize in the New Year

Once the New Year arrives, thought turns to ways to improve our health, our finances and our schedules. Getting organized in one of the most common New Year’s Resolutions, along with losing weight and finding love; if it’s one of yours as well, here are 5 great ways to get organized. 
1. Create a Cleaning Schedule – Everyone likes a clean home but very few people like a huge cleaning project. Build a schedule which allows you to clean as you go – daily tasks which are quick and easy to accomplish as part of the routine. 
2. Pull out the Crock Pot – Planning meals are easy with a crock pot or pressure cooker. Start your evening meal before you leave for work. 
3. Enlist Help – Everyone in the household can help out with daily tasks. Hold a meeting and assign each person with tasks and chores that best suit their interests. 
4. Set Goals – Create manageable and quantifiable goals and measure the achievement weekly.&nbs. ...

  2019, declutter, home, organization, staging

Wednesday, December 26, 2018   /   by Amy Kunce-Martinez

Winterize Your Vacant Home

Winterize Your Vacant Home  The cold weather is here. Regardless of whether you’re packing up a vacation home for the season or simply traveling from your primary residence for a week or two, caring for a vacant home during the winter months is important. Protect one of your best assets in critical in the colder weather. 

Keep Your Home From Looking Vacant - Colder weather means fewer neighbors out and about. New technology, such as Alexa, can help you make the home seem occupied. Add a video doorbell and/or CCTV to allow you to “watch” your home from anywhere. 

Protect Your Pipes – Bursting pipes can cost thousands of dollars to repair. Drain your pipes by opening faucets and flushing toilets, and then turn off the water before you leave.  

Keep a Minimum Temperature – Even with drained pipes, the home temperature should not drop below 55 degrees. Appliances, hot water heater and other systems still risk dam; ...
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Colorado Springs, CO 80918

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