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In a foreclosure, an official eventually comes to the home and tells the occupants to leave – sometimes before the foreclosure date & sometimes right after the foreclosure sale. In a short sale, the seller knows the closing date and can prepare in advance for the move. In many cases, your neighb...
Has the technological advances in real estate marketing via the Internet made it so convenient for buyers to view photos of homes online, that open-houses are now unnecessary? No, because that old-fashioned marketing technique of inviting interested buyers into your home to look around is still e...
It used to be that when you mentioned a “foreclosed” house people shuddered and thought of horrible, dilapidated homes that were unlivable and needed a ton of work before they could even be re-sold. The thought of living in that home was almost unheard of and if people did so they tended to be qu...
There has been a lot written about how buying a home is less expensive than renting one in many parts of the country. Rents are skyrocketing and homes are at bargain prices. These two situations are also causing some sellers to consider renting their home instead of selling it. After all, they ca...
A major benefit to homeownership is community. There is a greater sense of community among homeowners than there is with renters. Studies have shown that homeowners have a higher participation in local volunteer activities; participate more in local political activities and organizations; have hi...
As a real estate professional, it’s important to understand, and remind yourself, that homeownership really is the American Dream and your job is be the guardian and guide to make that dream a reality. This is especially important in a market where some people may be misinformed about the benefit...
Buying a home is one of the most important financial decisions you will make in a lifetime, but how much importance do you place on selecting the right real estate agent? You know that realtors get commissions, but what are you paying them to do? Finding a realtor that will work diligently on you...
   After Hours Business Mixer hosted by a local Real Estate agent looking to build a referral network of quality business professionals in the area so that we can all refer one another. View our meetup group at:    http://www.meetup.com/ColoradoSpringsExtremeReferralNetwork/      
We all know that a good credit score is a necessity to buy a home, especially with today’s lenders and their strict conditions to qualify for a mortgage. Perhaps you previously owned a home and faced foreclosure or short sale and are now hoping to own a home once again. It’s not an impossible dre...
There is  a real interesting open house that's taking place at 6944 Harrier Drive Colorado Springs, 80922.   If you want something fun to do on Sunday between 10:00AM and 5:00PM, then maybe you'll want to take a minute to tour this place.   It's got new 2-tone paint throughout, all new carpet, h...


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