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Information for happenings in the Real Estate Market in the Pikes Peak Region... and some things we just find interesting!


A polished home exterior creates an inviting experience for visitors or passersby, which is especially important if your home is on the market. Check out our tips to get the most curb appeal for the lowest cost — while turning your neighbors’ heads and getting prospective buyers to your door.
The most impactful mission a seller can accomplish, as they entertain listing their home, is the prep of their home. Proper preparation of a home, inside and out, is vital in order for a home owner to get the most value for their home. The organization, cleanliness, and staging is very important. Once you accomplish the prep work and your home is ready to list maintaining that appearance throughout the showing process is essential.
#1 Keep the house warm. While you don't have to keep the heat on all the time, keep the house warm during showings. You don't want people shivering while they look through the house. Set the thermostat to at least 70 degrees -- whether you'll be in the house or not
Selling a home is just one of those experiences you've got to go through to truly understand—it's a lot more involved, emotional, and exasperating than you might think.
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO -- Everyone knows Metro Denver and the Front Range have a tight housing market, with demand for homes in the area exceeding the supply. A new study shows that this summer, Colorado Springs had a boost in sales prices with 50 percent of sellers receiving more than asking price. Homelight.com, an online site connecting home sellers with real estate agents, reviewed the last three years' worth of home transactions data to determine some of the country's tightest housing markets.
When you're selling your home, you might imagine you hold all the cards. And you do—sort of. But it's easy to become overconfident in a seller's market. If you don't do a reality check, pronto, you could end up sabotaging your sale. So much for that straight flush! Here are six common home seller negotiation tactics that can totally backfire if you don't approach them carefully.
By Rich Laden May 2nd 2017 Colorado Springs-area home prices soared to another record high last month as the single-family housing market continued its run of rising values and booming sales. "It's not hot, it's boiling," said veteran real estate agent Harry Salzman of Salzman Real Estate Services and ERA Shields Real Estate. "It's beyond hot." The median price - or mid-point - of homes sold during April climbed to $275,000, up nearly 11 percent from a year ago and breaking the record of $268,000 just set in March, according to a new Pikes Peak Association of Realtors report.
By Lisa Gordon Mar 14, 2017
 
realestate.com
 
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.
 

It's not peak selling season, but these smart strategies will help you make sure your home looks good even when the weather is dreary. By Jerold Leslie
By Liz Weston Original is here: http://money.msn.com/home-loans/weird-stuff-that-hurts-home-values-weston.aspx?gt1=33006