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10 Home Chores To Do Annually


10 Home Chores To Do Annually   Sing me some graces, there is such a thing as over-cleaning! Here are ten chores around the home that you really only need to do annually, minus special circumstances. Let's dive in! 1. Curtains & Drapes Unfortunately, we don't mean the dusting part. You'll want to dust at least once a month, but when it actually comes time to ...READ MORE
By The Wheaton Team / LRE - May 21, 2018

Kitchen Improvements Under $100


Kitchen Improvements Under $100   Want to spruce up your kitchen but stuck on a tight budget? Check out the list of improvements you can get started on for under $100. These tips can come in handy when you're ready to list your home to sell on the market.  1. REFRESH THE SINK: If your sink is starting to look outdated, find an affordable, yet stylish, replacement. If you ...READ MORE
By The Wheaton Team / LRE - May 21, 2018

Spark A Bidding War


Ready to make a move? Have a certain figure in mind that you need to sell for? Depending on your market, you might be able to get a little more than what you may be needing. Go over with your agent if setting a bidding war is smart for the sale of your home, and if they give the green light, here are a few things to consider to help get your sales price over asking after starting a bidding ...READ MORE
By The Wheaton Team / LRE - May 3, 2018

3 Questions To Ask Before Buying Your 1st Home


The real estate market is constantly changing, so of course DO YOUR RESEARCH! DO NOT jump the gun on this one! Unbiased advice from family and peers may be kind, but you are the only one who knows what your needs are when it comes to buying a home.   WHAT MADE YOU CONSIDER OWNING A HOME? Forget finances for a minute and focus on what made you consider even buying a home in the first ...READ MORE
By The Wheaton Team / LRE - May 3, 2018

Why Rent If You Can Buy


Home ownership rates are the lowest they have been in the last 50 years. Yet a large portion of Americans are still renting properties, instead of enjoying a home of their own. Consumer reports believe this is an issue because of a buyer's lack of trust in their ability to purchase. It is still a long standing notion that a buyer needs 20% towards the cost of the home in order to move ...READ MORE
By - May 3, 2018

The Incredible Joy of Owning Your Home


If you haven't bought a home yet, you're missing out on a wonderful feeling! That moment when you walk through your doors, throw your purse or keys on the floor, plop down on your couch and breathe a sigh of relief while thinking, "Finally, it's ours (or mine)!" And the joy of looking at all of your boxes, getting to roll your eyes about why you buy so much stuff, then ...READ MORE
By The Wheaton Team / LRE - Mar 26, 2018

Why You Need An Agent For New Construction


Are you ready to buy a home and considering going in the route of new builds? It may seem like an easy enough process, where you get to call the shots of how you want your dream home to be, but there is a lot of risk when it comes to new construction if you are going in blindly. It's unfortunately not as trouble free as we'd like to hope, if you don't have the right representative by ...READ MORE
By The Wheaton Team - Mar 22, 2018

DEALING WITH SCRATCHED HARDWOOD FLOORS


Hardwood floors are highly desirable for most homeowners, but they come with their share of challenges when it comes to cleaning, maintenance, and repairs. After a few months or years of heavy use from kids playing with toys and chairs being shuffled around, it may be time for some DIY fixes. Hiding scratches: If you’ve got a good eye for matching colors, you can actually use crayons or ...READ MORE
By The Wheaton Team - Feb 22, 2018

Tips to Budget Your Remodel Project


5  Tips for Budgeting a Remodel   ​We all like a change of scenery, especially when it comes to our homes. Whether it’s simply adding a different color to a room or taking on a major remodel, it’s refreshing to make a change, and sometimes it can add value to your home. Regardless of the size of the project, there’s a lot to think about before you ...READ MORE
By The Wheaton Team - Feb 21, 2018

Let Those Old Toys Go....


Let Those Old Toys Go..... If you have kids, then you understand how their stuff can collect in your home even after they’re grown. A few examples might be your child’s first Christmas toy, Halloween costume, or picture of their first finger turkey from kindergarten. Whether it’s toys or art, as sentimental as they are, these items turn into clutter very quickly. Here are a ...READ MORE
By The Wheaton Team / BombBomb / RE/MAX LLC. - Feb 16, 2018

THE ULTIMATE HOME SELLER CHECKLIST


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By The Wheaton Team - Feb 8, 2018

Tri-Lakes & El Paso County Report Feb. 2018


Tri Lakes Chamber Report From February 1, 2018   Town of Palmer Lake John Cressman the mayor spoke and Chris Lowe the town manager for Monument, and El Paso County Commissioners Stan VanderWerf, and Darryl Glenn.   Colorado Springs and Monument are no longer a secret. We are booming!     * There were 334 new single family home permits in 2017, in El Paso ...READ MORE
By The Wheaton Team/Jean Wheaton - Feb 5, 2018

5 Places To Keep Your Down Payment When Saving to Buy a Home


Saving to buy a home is both exciting and overwhelming. When saving to buy your first home, you think you'll never have enough for the down payment. If you are saving to buy a home, here are five good saving options for you down payment. 1. Savings Account FDIC insured up to $250,000, a savings account is an ideal place to keep your cash while you save for the big day. The best ...READ MORE
By The Wheaton Team / City Blast - Feb 1, 2018

National Housing Report January 2018


1. Homes are selling fast   In December, homes spent an average of 57 days on the market. That’s the shortest time of any December in the report’s history. 2. Prices are rising The median sales price of a home sold in December was $232,500. That’s nearly 3 percent higher than the median sales price in December 2016. 3. Inventory continues to shrink Making ...READ MORE
By The Wheaton Team / Courtesy of RE/MAX LLC. - Jan 30, 2018

Thinking About Buying in 2018? Do These Three Things Now!


Planning on a move in 2018? Start preparing now! It doesn’t matter if you’re thinking of entering the real estate market this month or six months from now; preparing today will help make the process a little less stressful. Here are three things that will really help in preparing. Check Your Credit & Get Pre-approved:  ​Take a look at your credit score. ...READ MORE
By The Wheaton Team - Jan 18, 2018

6 Places to Find Furniture You Didn’t Think to Look


Is the cost of furniture causing to you to debate if a kitchen table is a “want” or a “need”? Don’t worry! There are plenty of options for you to furnish your nest without breaking the bank. Here are some good places to start: 1. Check with Craig Craigslist.org: the 24-hour garage sale where you never need to worry about parking! Not just for used items, many ...READ MORE
By The Wheaton Team/Courtesy of RE/MAX - Jan 16, 2018

Cleaning Stainless Steel


Simple hacks for a stainless shine   If you’ve got stainless steel appliances, you’ve probably already discovered the “stainless” label is a bit misleading. Although stainless steel appliances look great when they’re new and clean, they can quickly look dingy and grimy — especially if you have kids who like to make their mark on everything. So ...READ MORE
By The Wheaton Team/Black Hills Energy - Jan 12, 2018

4 Tips for Creating a Home Gym With Limited Space


4 Tips for Creating a Home Gym  With Limited Space There's no need for an expensive gym membership or high-tech equipment to slim down this year. Here are a few suggestions for creating a home gym, even in a small space: 1. Designate a space Regardless of whether your workout space is an entire room or just the width of a yoga mat, take steps to separate it from the rest of ...READ MORE
By The Wheaton Team / BombBomb / RE/MAX LLC. - Dec 29, 2017

Pros and Cons of Solar Panels


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By The Wheaton Team / BombBomb / RE/MAX LLC. - Dec 28, 2017

5 Holiday Recycling Tips


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By The Wheaton Team / BombBomb / RE/MAX LLC. - Dec 28, 2017

Moving with Your Pet? Tips for Planning Your Move Around Your Pooch


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By The Wheaton Team / Courtesy of RE/MAX LLC. - Dec 21, 2017

Financial tips for Buyers


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By - Dec 21, 2017

Top 5 Tips for Selling a Home in Winter


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By The Wheaton Team - Dec 19, 2017

10 U.S. Housing Markets That Will Rule 2018 / Colorado Springs #8


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By - Dec 12, 2017

Five Ways to Decrease Busy Season Stress

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By The Wheaton Team - Dec 7, 2017

Do You Know What Motivates People to Buy or Sell their Home?

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By The Wheaton Team - Dec 7, 2017