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6 Reasons to Buy Property in Colorado Springs, CO

6 reasons to buy property in colorado springsby Abigail Golder, abigail@zogmedia.com Buy Property in Colorado Springs!  It's the 2nd best place to live in the nation! Colorado lifestyle is highly revered. Well-known cities such as Denver and Aspen have a reputation for their pricy cost-of-living. But you can still chase after all of your Colorado dreams! There are tons of cities that can still offer you all the luxuries you might find in Denver for a fraction of the price. Colorado Springs is definitely one hotspot you should set your sights on, especially if you’re interested in purchasing property. This beautiful and prosperous city might just hold read more...

How To Make Your Emails More Effective 

how to make your emails more effectiveEmails are the most Frequent Form of Communication, but often the least effective.  Here's how to make your emails more effective Estimates are that 269 billion emails are sent every day worldwide, many by professionals in a working environment. While you may know proper email etiquette, follow these tips to make sure your business emails aren't deleted. Use a concise, compelling subject line. "More information" and "new program" only ask the recipient to say "about what?" Better to say "Action Items On Project XYZ." Say "urgent" if necessary. Don't use long lists of email addresses if the subject only pertains to read more...

4 Ways to Save Money Online without Making it a Second Job

4 ways to save online without making it a second jobDoes anyone pay full price for an online purchase anymore? You know how to search for coupon codes, but here are four more clever ways to save money on your online purchases. Use a cash-back app. Ebates offers up to 40 percent cash back when you buy through its app (or online), which links to 2,000+ retailers. Similar options are BeFrugal and Paribus. The sites get a commission from the stores and then share it with you. Apply for a rewards credit card. You see the commercials: There's every kind of rewards credit card out there that could save you from 1-5 percent on your purchase, read more...

Easy Ways to Add Curb Appeal in Colorado Springs

easy ways to add curb appealCurb Appeal is the First Impression for your home.  What is your house saying? The first impression of your house is from the street. If you want to sell or just add some new style, try these ideas:   Focus on your front door with a new color, updated light fixtures and easy-to-read house numbers. Front doors get really beat up by the elements. It's cold, it's hot, there's sun.  The paint fades and you may not really see it as you enter or exit the house since your eyes are adjusted to it.  New house numbers really up the curb appeal, too.  read more...

What is Seller Financing? Help Buying a Home in Colorado Springs

What is seller financingSeller Financing can help you buy a home A seller offered to finance me. What does that mean to me? A.This is one of the options you might consider if you want to buy a home but can't afford a significant down payment. In a "seller take-back," the seller holds a second mortgage for you and becomes your lender. You would make your monthly mortgage payments to the seller. Other ways to buy a home with little down include using local or federal government programs, using a tax refund, and asking a relative or friend for a financial gift. Before read more...

Signs Your Parents Need Help at Home and What you Can Do

help at home for your parentsGetting Your Parents the Extra Help at Home They Need The elderly population is expected to double by 2025. It's a fact of life we have to face sooner or later: At some point, one or both of your parents, as independent as they seem to be, are going to need extra help at home. Approach the situation carefully, but keep an eye out for these early signs you may notice when you visit them. Difficulty getting around. Are they having trouble with the stairs or getting in the shower or bathtub? There are adjustments you can make to their home read more...

A Sensible Transition: Tips for Seniors on Choosing the Right Home

tips for seniors on choosing the right houseSenior Citizens Have Many Exciting Transition Homes Available! by Patrick Young    Ableusa.info | patrick@ableusa.info Senior citizens have a lot to consider when entering the home-buying market, including factors that go beyond location and square footage. Elderly individuals need to give careful consideration to things like ease of access and mobility. A house that requires an older adult with physical issues to climb stairs to use the washer and dryer or the bathroom isn’t going to be the optimal choice. If you’re moving from a large home, you’ll probably need to downsize to something smaller and more manageable, which narrows your criteria read more...

What’s the Right Price to Sell My Home and How do I know?

How do I set the right price to sell my homeHow do I set the right price to sell my home? Like many home sellers, I might have a price in mind that is too high. I need the knowledge of a REALTOR® to give me a more realistic opinion of what the right price is to sell my home. Here's what you should do: • Ask your REALTOR® for a "total market overview." What's happening in general in the economy and the real estate market? • Get the facts for your neighborhood. What homes have or haven't sold in the last 6-12 months, and did the sales include short sales or foreclosures? • Work read more...

What Tree is Right for Your New Yard?

what tree is right for your new yardFinding the right Tree for your yard is about answering these four questions: Trees are a major landscaping feature for your home, and a major investment as well. Choosing the right tree for your yard is about much more than just what looks pretty in the garden center. Consider these factors before you start planting. What is the tree's job? You might want property border definition, a privacy screen, shade, brilliant fall colors, or fruit growing in your yard. Narrow your search to trees that fulfill your needs. What trees are best suited to your location? Don't invest in a read more...

10 Safety Tips for Camping Trips

10 Safety Tips for Camping TripsCamping Tips: Safety First There's nothing like a camping trip to truly get away from it all. Make your next camping adventure more calm than calamitous with these important safety tips. Know the weather forecast, current fire danger level, and how to handle local insects and wildlife you might encounter. Ask for tips, information, and any current warnings from park staff. Prepare for the elements with sunscreen and a wide-brimmed hat in hot weather and warm layers in cold weather. Bring a first-aid kit and insect repellent and be prepared for emergencies. Pack plenty of water (or a way to read more...