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Page 7, page 8, page 9....if you have been searching for a home your eyes might glaze over as you get lost in looking at page after page of listings. All of the listings start looking alike and you can't tell which ones you have seen before or not. SpringsHomes.com has created a new tool to help you find your Dream Home as soon as it hits the marke...
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7240 Bonnie Brae Lane in Springs Ranch - Just Listed


We just listed this great open 2 story home with 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and 2 car garage located in The Range at Springs Ranch . The main level has a formal living room with vaulted ceilings. The eat in kitchen has ample storage space, black appliances and is open to the living area. This home also features a walk out to the back yard from the kit...
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Monument Gaining 2 New Lake Communities

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If you have always dreamed of a home by the lake, now might be the time to check out these 2 new Lake Communities in Monument .   Lake of the Rockies Adjacent to Monument Lake, and within walking distance from Downtown Monument shops and dining is Lake of the Rockies. Formerly a RV and camping resort, Lake of the Rockies has incredible views o...
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New Appraisal Guidelines

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Did you hear? As of September 14th, there are new requirements for an FHA home appraisal .  When a buyer gets a new mortgage, part of the loan process is getting an appraisal.  An appraisal is a formal opinion of value and condition.  This protects both the lender and consumer, in making sure the property is worth the contract price....
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Open House-Saturday 1:00-3:00 at 9180 Melbourne

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I will be holding an open house this Saturday, September 5 at 9180, Melbourne Dr.    This home is an amazing 6 bedroom, 4 bath, 3 car garage home in the heart of Briargate Colorado Springs Neighborhood , near parks shopping and schools. Main level has a great room layout as well as both formal living and dining areas. The kitchen has an i...
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New, Easier-to-Understand Paperwork for Homebuyers

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For Colorado Springs homebuyers who have been frustrated by all the numbers and descriptions on the Hud-1 and Truth-in-Lending Disclosure Statements, there is good news.   Starting October 3, 2015, lenders must issue new documents clearly delineating the costs associated with a home purchase: the Loan Estimate and the Closing Disclosure. Known...
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6935 Stockwell Drive

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I'm always excited to list a house in the Powers area.  With close proximity to military bases as well as shopping and amenities, this location is always a good one.   This charming 2-story home sits on an oversized cul-de-sac lot and offers gorgeous mountain views, RV parking, formal living and dining areas, vaulted ceilings, family...
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A Little Do-It-Yourself Update For Anyone

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My family recently completed a remodel of most of our main level (living, kitchen, dining)... Floor demo + new, cabinets, removed structural wall, added beam, counters...it was a gut job and we love the new. But it took a lot of work, mostly by contractors. We did a couple tile floor & backsplash projects ourselves, and fortunately my husband a...
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What is my FICO Score and Why Does it Matter When I’m Buying A House?

If you’re thinking of buying a home in the Colorado Springs area, and you’re not paying cash (and how many of us are doing that?), you will need to know your FICO score. The FICO score is the most widely used measure of credit worthiness in the U.S. and it is the primary factor lenders consider when you apply for a mortgage. FICO was first introduc...
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What is Title Insurance and Why You Absolutely Must Have It.

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One of the questions Colorado Springs homebuyers most frequently ask us is, “Why do I need title insurance?” Title insurance is just one of the many things that appear on your home buying settlement sheet, but it’s also one of the most important. The Colorado Springs property you are buying has probably gone through several changes of ownership ove...
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Choose Your Colorado Springs Title Insurance Company Wisely

When buying or selling your Colorado Springs home you most likely do the appropriate research before choosing your real estate agent, your lender, your moving company and others. But did you know that you also have the right to choose your title company? In our previous posts we explained the importance of title insurance and how the costs are dete...
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How to Assess Title Insurance Rates and Fees for your Colorado Springs Home

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  In our last blog post we talked about the necessity of buying title insurance for your home purchase .  Now, we want to discuss the cost of title insurance, how it is calculated and how a little legwork on your part can save you money. The title insurance industry is unique in that regulation by the state serves as a natural check on pr...
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How to Improve Your Credit Score and Get the Best Mortgage Rates

As part of your Colorado Springs home buying process, you will mostly likely be applying for a mortgage. And one of the most important components lenders will consider is your FICO credit score. There are many factors that contribute to that score—some of them seemingly counterintuitive. For example, when you open a new account, your score is negat...
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Keep Your Eyes Open During the Final Walk-Through

You’ve found your dream home…the offer was accepted…the loan is secured…your inspector has given the thumbs up…and you’re about to sign the closing papers. There’s one more important step I urge you not to overlook before you receive the keys: the final walk-through. This should be done the day before, or even the day of, your closing. The final wa...
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