Archive March 2017
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Area builder offers virtual home toursIn the rapidly growing and competitive housing market, companies nationwide are finding it necessary to innovate in order to entice potential homebuyers to purchase properties. Toward that end, Colorado Springs-based homebuilder Vantage Homes recently introduced a new method for viewing and touring its many model homes — without even setting foot outside. On March 1, the company rolled out the use of virtual reality technology that is beginning to become a mainstay among many of the country’s real estate firms, although Marketing Manager Crystal Johnston said Vantage is the first homebuilder in the region to offer this particular service to its clients.
ON UNSOLID GROUND: City Council unanimously passes new landslide law for Colorado Springs
By: Billie Stanton Anleu
March 14, 2017
The Colorado Springs City Council passed a new landslides ordinance Tuesday in a 9-0 vote - the exact opposite of the Planning Commission's unanimous vote rejecting the proposed law. The stunning victory came as sweet relief for Councilmen Don Knight and Tom Strand, who worked on the ordinance since May, meeting eight times with stakeholders ranging from the Colorado Geological Survey to the local Housing & Building Association, and from geotechnical engineers to developers and people living in landslide zones
Selling Your House? Better Prepare for the Home Inspection
By Lisa Gordon Mar 14, 2017
You’ve got a contract on your home for sale—congratulations! But before you pop the cork on the champagne, you’ve got to go through an ordeal that could make or break that sweet deal: a home inspection. The home inspection is a contingency written into most offers, meaning that if the buyers aren’t happy with the result, they can cancel the sale without losing their earnest money deposit, or reopen negotiations and ask for a price reduction.
13 Things Your Realtor Probably Didn't Tell You
By Mimi Foster Colorado Springs Real Estate News What BUYERS Need to Know When Looking for a Home
- Seeing more than 5 houses in a day will make them all a blur. Often people will want to “speed date” looking at homes. After 5, maybe 6 houses in a day, they all tend to run together and you won’t remember the details of each.