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Foundation Problems in the Southwest Area of Colorado Springs

By in Buying On March 14, 2008

The Southwest area of Colorado Springs is in close proximity to the mountains and foothills so expansive soils can be a problem. Expansive soil containing certain types of clay such as bentonite will expand and contract when exposed to water. Homes can be built on expansive soils but the foundation is constructed differently to prevent future foundation…

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Exercise Caution with Lease Options!

By in Buying On March 13, 2008

If you do not have good credit and are considering a lease with option to purchase make sure and do your research before making a decision.  Although lease options may be ideal for individuals who cannot obtain a mortgage from a lender due to their credit history, there are areas of concern you need to…

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What you need to know about Permits

By in Buying On March 11, 2008

If you are looking to buy a home or sell a home in the Colorado Springs area this is important for you to read... Buyers: When you find a home you are interested in, make sure your Realtor checks for permits on any additions to the home, on recently finished basements, water heaters, decks, or…

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Windows: a factor to consider when buying your next home

By in Buying On March 10, 2008

There are many important things to consider when buying a home in Colorado Springs including location, price, size, amenities, and windows.  That’s right; you need to pay attention to windows!  I know, it seems like a minor little detail, but after reading this you just may change your mind. Many people like to have many…

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The Price has to be Right to Sell!

By in Selling On March 7, 2008

If you are going to list your home this spring or summer like many other homeowners in the Colorado Springs area, there are many factors that will make your home sell quicker than the competition and one of the most important of them is the list price. Many sellers interview Realtors to list their home…

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Easy Cabinet Makeover!

By in Buying Tips On March 5, 2008

If your cabinets are outdated and you do not want to spend large amounts of money on new cabinets then keep on reading this blog.  There are many ways to renovate dated cabinets and one way is to paint them and make them look distressed and you should be able to complete the project without…

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Painting Tips

By in Selling Tips On March 4, 2008

Whether you are looking to make your home more appealing to potential buyers when you put it up for sale, want a change of scenery because the stark white just is not in anymore, or have paint that has cracked, chipped, or faded, use the tips below to make your painting experience go a little…

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Hope Now Initiative

By in Selling Tips On March 4, 2008

If you are having problems making your mortgage payments and need assistance there is help. The national counseling hot-line can be reached 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 1-888-995-4673 (888-995-HOPE). Depending on your specific financial situation, you may be able to freeze your interest rate on your Adjustable Rate Mortgage (ARM), refinance…

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Buyers, Check Your Credit….

By in Buying On March 2, 2008

If you are going to buy a house the first thing you should do is take a look at your credit report about 3 months prior.  By reviewing your report, you will be able to identify any errors that need to be corrected early on. You are entitled to a free copy of your credit report…

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