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Preparing For A Long Distance Move

Preparing For A Long Distance Move

Moving involves so much planning, from buying boxes and masking tape to changing utilities. Whether you have several months or mere weeks, even a crosstown move takes preparation. Long distance moves can be especially challenging, but taking certain steps will lessen stresses and ensure that your new home feels like your real home.



Home Decor Trends for 2016

Home Decor Trends for 2016

The beginning of the year is a great time to look at your home with fresh eyes. All of the holiday decorations have come down, and your home probably feels a little barren. 2016 has some amazing home decor trends that will breathe fresh life into your home, while working well with your existing pieces.



Getting to Know Your New Neighbors

Getting to Know Your New Neighbors

You’ve signed the closing papers. Gotten the keys to your new home. Watched as the last box has been unloaded from the truck. Found the box holding your wine opener and light bulbs that will get you through the first night. Now, your next big task is to get acquainted with your new neighbors. We have a few helpful ideas that will help you meet your new neighbors in no time!



Understanding the Total Cost of Home Ownership

Understanding the Total Cost of Home Ownership

You’ve diligently completed the recommended steps of the home-buying process. You are pre-approved for a mortgage loan and are starting to look at homes in your price range. You may even be thinking about making an offer on a home that fits your needs and wants. This is the exciting part of the process where home ownership gets real. While you are in this stage of the home buying process, take some time to calculate the TCO, total cost of ownership.



Winter Safety for Your Furry Friends

Winter Safety for Your Furry Friends

So far, this winter promises to be a cold one, even by Colorado standards. Snow blanketing our homes, single digit temperatures, and icy roads are all part of living in Colorado. While we are all accustomed to living with winter conditions, taking extra precautions will help keep our furry family members safe and happy.



Winter Fun in the Pikes Peak Region

Winter Fun in the Pikes Peak Region

Winter in the Pikes Peak region is more fun than you can imagine! Going to the mountains for a long ski weekend is great, but there is no need to drive hours for fun when you live in Colorado Springs. Plenty of fun for the whole family can be found in the Pikes Peak region during the cold months.



What To Expect During Your Home Closing

What To Expect During Your Home Closing

You’ve gone through the entire process of choosing a home. You’ve scoured the internet, toured countless homes, gotten pre-approved for a mortgage, and made it through inspections and appraisals. Closing is coming up, and you might feel like you have run a long race, with the finish line in sight. Knowing what to expect during your closing will make the finish line a sweet victory.



How to Find the Best Realtor

How to Find the Best Realtor

Purchasing a new home is a major milestone for most people. Once you make the decision that you are ready to purchase a home, knowing what to do next may be overwhelming. One of the very first and most important steps that you can take is to decide on a real estate agent. A good Realtor will help you from the first step of your decision through to the closing when you pick up your keys. With such a close relationship, picking the right Realtor matters. We have a few hints to help you pick someone who will work well for you and with you.



Fantastic Last-Minute Holiday Shopping Near Cordera

Fantastic Last-Minute Holiday Shopping Near Cordera

Holiday shopping doesn’t have to be a frantic time spent fighting holiday crowds. Plenty of prime shopping is just a stone’s throw from Cordera. You can get something for everyone on your list, without the normal stress of holiday shopping.



Welcoming Guests Into Your Home for the Holidays

Welcoming Guests Into Your Home for the Holidays

The holidays bring many things; visits with Santa, tree decorating, and buying presents for loved ones. Classroom parties, too much candy, and Christmas carols may also be a regular part of the season. Houseguests are also a tradition for many of us over the holidays, and we always want to make them feel welcome. A few small actions can help you make your house guests feel welcomed and appreciated.