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Who Pays the Real Estate Commissions?

January 22, 2021

In a typical listing agreement, instructions are defined in writing for how both Listing Agent and Buyer’s Agent receive their commission at the Close of Escrow. Industry Standard suggests the Listing Agent receives about 3.5% in a normal transaction while the Buyer’s Agent receives about 2.5%. Does that mean the seller or the buyer pays […]


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How to Sell Your Home for Cash: The Process!

January 15, 2021

In many markets property values have taken off to levels not seen in well over a decade. Depending on your financial situation and the growth of your market it may be a great time to explore cashing out and selling your home. Depending on the condition of your home, the buyer of your property may […]


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The 11 Most Essential Steps Of The Home-Buying Process

December 4, 2020

So, you’ve decided to buy a home. You’ve gone through the numbers, considered your lifestyle preferences and discussed them with your partner, and are ready to make the big move into the next chapter of your life. First of all, congratulations! Few things are more exciting as an adult than buying a new home that […]


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Colorado Springs Cost of Living Sees Increase

November 27, 2020

Colorado Springs has been nominated as one of the best places to live; however, it’s not as affordable as it used to be.  We have seen record-breaking prices in the real estate market, which is contributing to the higher cost of living in our area. According to The Gazette, “The local cost of living was 103.6% […]


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WILL COLORADO SPRINGS HAVE A HOUSING CRASH?

November 20, 2020

Honestly, we have no idea. We truly wish we had a crystal ball to be able to give you a firm answer. However, every month we post our musings about trends to give you more background and tools to decide for yourself. When we start researching the potential of a housing crash it becomes very clear that […]


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A 3-Step Downsizing Plan

November 17, 2020

When it’s time to move to a smaller home, these tips will help you save the memories while minimizing clutter in your new place. Moving into a new house is often bittersweet. You are excited for the change, but sad to leave a home so full of memories. Downsizing can be even harder — a […]


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Real Estate Lead Generation 101

February 17, 2020

What are the best real estate lead generation options today? Where and how can real estate agents, investors and other related industry professionals generate more leads for buying, selling and renting properties? What are some of the little known benefits, and pitfalls of common real estate lead generation channels today? Here are 12 ways for real estate […]


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Technology vs. People Skills: Which Real Estate Strategies Will Win?

February 10, 2020

The real estate industry caters to independent strategies. For every investor, there is another way to go about conducting business. Some may prefer to utilize the convenience of technology while others want to maintain personal relationships. However, for one reason or another, there remains a void between these two independent strategies. Smart investors will figure […]


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Real Estate Investing As A Business

February 3, 2020

“Investment is most intelligent when most business like” – Warren Buffett If investing is better when conducted most business like, does it mean that more real estate investors ought to be investing in a more businesslike fashion? Should every real estate investor be investing as a business? What does that really mean? What does it look […]


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Housing Still The Best Investment Tool Of A Lifetime

January 27, 2020

Many people are still wondering whether or not real estate is one of the best investment strategies for long-term wealth building. Is investing in homes still a smart investment for the average individual? Is a home still the best investment of a lifetime for most Americans? If so, why are some pessimists still questioning the rebound […]


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