New home, better living!
When you’re house hunting, focus on the things that will improve your quality of life. There are so many factors that go into a home buying decision that it can make your head spin—especially if you’re in a competitive market where time is of the essence. The desire to purchase a property makes it easy to look past issues that could detract from your enjoyment of the home and cause some regrets down the road. That’s why when you’re weighing your options, quality of life should always be the top priority.
Location is part of lifestyle. Buyers often focus on “must haves” that can be added via renovation, but will downplay factors that are impossible to change. For example, if you work and spend much of your free time in the heart of a busy city, a house in the suburbs may mean more space for the same price, but it could also mean long commutes and a major hit to your nightlife. A centrally-located condo might be a better option.
On the other hand, if you’re a weekend warrior who looks forward to skiing, hiking, and mountain biking trips, living outside the city may be perfect—you’re that much closer to the trails when you wake up on Saturday morning. It’s a cliche, but it’s true: Location, location, location.
Big homes aren’t for everyone. If you love entertaining friends and family, a big house makes perfect sense. You’ll have all the space you need to prepare meals and throw big parties, and your guests won’t have any trouble finding parking.
But a big home also means more cleaning and maintenance—more lawn to mow, more bathrooms to scrub, more things that will break and need fixing. Before you dive into an alluring big home, consider your tolerance and enthusiasm for the upkeep. For some, a smaller home or a professionally-maintained condo are better options.
New Water Wise Rules
Colorado Springs water wise rules were set by updates to the Water Shortage Ordinance, effective January 1, 2020. If you need additional information, please visit csu.org or call (719) 448-4800.
- Watering is allowed three days a week of your choosing Sunday through Saturday.
- Until May 1st, sprinklers can run at any time of the day. Between May 1 - October 15, sprinklers may run BEFORE 10 a.m. or AFTER 6 p.m.
- Do not allow water to pool or flow across the ground, street, or sidewalk. Also, leaking sprinkler systems must be repaired within 10 days.
- Watering is allowed any time with drip irrigation, handheld hose with a shut off nozzle or other handheld watering container.
- Customers who need to establish new lawns can request an establishment permit, available after April 1.
Water-Wise Landscape Workshops:
Learn important lawn care practices and how to schedule your sprinkler system. Get customized advice on landscape care and maintenance, plant and grass selection, sprinkler system improvements, efficiency rebates, and more.
Classes are held at the Conservation and Environmental Center. Registration is not required but parking is limited to first come, sirst served. Conservation & Environmental Center is located at 2855 Mesa Road, 668-8232
- Thursday, March 5 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
- Saturday, March 21 9:00 - 10:30 a.m.
- Saturday, April 11 9:00 - 10:30 a.m.
- Thursday, April 23 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
- Saturday, May 2 9:00 - 10:30 a.m.
- Saturday, May 21 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Colorado Springs Real Estate Information
Welcome to Colorado Springs! Once you have been here, you quickly see why Colorado’s second-largest city has been named one of America’s “Best Places to Live.” We continue to welcome new residents who want to live, work and play where the Rocky Mountains meet the modern amenities. Colorado Springs' unique culture combines with one of the country’s greatest real estate markets to create the perfect place for homebuyers.
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Daily life in Colorado Springs and surrounding areas is filled with beautiful natural landscape and mild weather that makes recreational opportunities like golf, hiking, biking, fishing, skiing and much more, only a part of what has long attracted homebuyers. Of course, buying a home in Colorado Springs means you also have incredible access to the amazing metropolitan amenities. A wide variety of shopping options, from large national retailers to smaller locally-owned specialty shops, combine with dining establishments that have something for every craving. Colorado Springs’ arts and culture scene is alive and well and our art galleries, performance centers, sports teams and theatres provide a vibrancy to the city. Colorado Springs features a solid economy that is boosted by the presence of Fort Carson, Schriever Air Force Base, Peterson Air Force Base and the Air Force Academy, fantastic local schools and other businesses and industries. Everyone from young families to retirees love calling Colorado Springs their home!
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Established by The Barbara Harris Team, specialists in Colorado Springs real estate, this website is a perfect resource for all of your home buying and selling needs. If you are looking to buy a home in Colorado Springs, you will find this website’s advanced property search, our featured listings, and the ability to sign up for email updates for home listings, are amazing tools for your home search. We even have resources for those looking to buy a home in one of Colorado Springs many great 50+ Lifestyle or those who need assistance during a Military Relocation. If you are selling real estate in Colorado Springs you can find valuable information on how to prepare a home for sale, receive free estimates on a home’s value, and much more. For all of your Colorado Springs real estate needs, don’t hesitate to contact The Barbara Harris Team today!