Category: Real Estate Articles

Jun 08

What’s Your Negotiating Style?

There are no two ways about it, real estate in Colorado Springs, Monument and Woodland Park areas has hit a slump and it’s a buyer’s market. But there are still important things to keep in mind. When setting out to buy Colorado Springs real estate, first you should figure out whether you have your heart …

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Jun 08

Where are the Best Schools in Colorado Springs?

School districts have a big effect on the value of real estate in Colorado Springs. Buyers, especially from outside Colorado Springs, usually ask me for advice about good areas and schools. My first answer is Realtors are not allowed to have opinions about which schools are best. It’s a violation of Federal Fair Housing Law. …

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Jun 08

Home Improvement in Colorado Springs’ Soft Market

When you are thinking about home improvement, be clear about your goal.  If your goal is resale, then proceed with caution. Colorado Springs Real Estate has lost considerable value this past year. As we look ahead and hope to see a recovery in 2008, it’s important to know that the competition is still fierce. You …

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Jun 07

Tax Deferred 1031 Exchanges

Under section 1031 of the Internal Revenue Code, a real property owner can sell his property and then reinvest the proceeds in ownership of like-kind property and defer the capital gains taxes. To qualify as a like-kind exchange, property exchanges must be done in accordance with the rules set forth in the tax code and …

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Jun 07

Investing in Commercial Colorado Springs Real Estate

Out-of-state investors are buying up Colorado Springs commercial real estate options left and right. Apartment complexes, office buildings, shopping centers, and land are being snatched up in areas all around new and existing real estate in Colorado Springs subdivisions. Buyers from California, New York, Massachusetts and other states accounted for ¾ of the sales. With …

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