Winter is coming!

Hey everybody, winter is coming. It is getting cold outside and with that we need to do a few things to make sure that our houses are well taken care of. Number one tonight it is going to be below freezing. You should undo your hose bib. Even if you have to water things during the day undo your hose bib at night so that it does not freeze the line. With that, if you are watering things, that means you have plants that you are still trying to keep up. Make sure that you cover them so that they do not get frost bit and frozen. You should have an HVAC technician come out and look at and service your furnace and get it ready for winter. Certainly you should change your filters. Lastly is paint. If you have been painting or staining outside are you going to want to bring them in and put them inside. Otherwise they will have a chance to freeze and separate and get ruined.  That is a lot of money down the drain. So, winter is coming lets be ready. If you have any real estate needs, give me a call I am your guy.

If you want more tips to get your house ready for winter, click the link below.

http://www.wyniarealty.com/remaxmtn/index.asp?p=text&id=15546&ptid=12583162

Please contact me if you have any questions that I can answer or real estate needs that I can help out with.

 

Car Show in Old Colorado City

Went out to the Good Times car show that was in Old Colorado City this past weekend. There were quite a bit of sweet cars to look at!

Spring Creek Neighborhood

Spring Creek Park Neighborhood

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Spring Creek neighborhood is located on the South East part of Colorado Springs. This area is neighborhood is developed as a Traditional Neighborhood Development (TND). It focuses on a small town feel where the neighbors can sit on their porches and the children can play on the playgrounds safely. A TND is served by a network of paths, streets and lanes suitable for pedestrians as well as vehicles. This provides residents the option of walking, biking or driving to places within their neighborhood. By doing this  it brings back the old fashion neighborhood feel. The neighbors who live in Spring Creek like it because it is dog friendly, peaceful, well maintained, has great scenery and welcoming. The houses in this neighborhood range from the 150’s to the mid to low 300’s.

 

To view available listings in this neighborhood please click the following link: Spring Creek

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Serenity Park Neighborhood in Colorado Springs

Serenity Park Neighborhood

 

Serenity Park neighborhood is located on the North side of Colorado Springs just East of I-25. The views from this neighborhood are amazing. With the Air Force Academy right across of the highway and Pikes Peak  mountain range right behind that.  Serenity Park is located within the school district 20 area.  This neighborhood is located close to the Club at Flying Horse as well as the Shops at Briargate. This is a great neighborhood to live in!

To view available listings in this neighborhood please click the following link: Serenity Park 

RE/MAX Properties, Inc.
719-213-0893 Cell/Text
719-570-9000 Office Main
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Please give me a call or email me if you know of anyone that might want to buy or sell ANYWHERE in the world. I will take great care of them or find a top agent in another part of the country or world to help them. Thank you in advance for your referral!

Colorado Springs Weekly Real Estate Report

Colorado Springs Weekly Real Estate Report

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Above is the weekly real estate report for the past week. Thinking of buying, selling or just want to know what your home is worth, give me a call! I would love to chat with you about it.

Jeremy Wynia

RE/MAX Properties, Inc.
719-213-0893 Cell/Text
719-570-9000 Office Main
wyniarealty@gmail.com
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Please give me a call or email me if you know of anyone that might want to buy or sell ANYWHERE in the world. I will take great care of them or find a top agent in another part of the country or world to help them. Thank you in advance for your referral!

Real Estate Advisor: August

 

Real Estate Advisor: August
Real Estate Advisor: August 2016
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Updates, Renovations and Remodels
When selling a home or property, one of the main goals of the seller is to get the highest offer possible. If the market is hot, the chance of getting a high offer is relatively high. If the market is on the cooler side, many sellers look to alternative options to make their properties more marketable, usually by way of a remodel, a renovation or by updating the property. But what is the difference between a remodel and a renovation? Is an update something that’s easy or difficult?

While there are no doubt projects that see better return on investment than others, homeowners have a number of options when it comes to boosting their property’s value. If you’re not particularly ready to put your property on the real estate market, but are looking for ways to help boost your home’s overall value, an update, a renovation or a remodel might be just what you’re looking for at the current time.

Updates

Want to help boost your home’s value but have a limited budget for projects? Updates are a great option for the homeowner that has limited resources, funds or even time. But what’s an update? An update essentially brings new life to your property, and perhaps brings things up-to-date, but it does so without significant alterations to the existing structure or property. Updates that are common in many households are updating light fixtures, installing new appliances, updating the home to be more energy efficient, updating exterior paint or changing interior colors, etc.

Depending on your budget, updates shouldn’t break the bank, but they can help to boost a property’s value or overall marketability. Buyers like seeing updates, especially when they help boost the overall appearance of the home. Updates are a great and relatively convenient way of sprucing up a home without dedicating a huge amount of time and money to projects, and even minor updates can help boost a property’s overall value. Even just repainting the exterior trim can make a big difference.

Renovations

Renovation means to restore to a good condition or make new again. Renovating a property or a part of a property refreshes and revives it. Renovating can cover a number of different things: renovating plumbing or electrical throughout a home or property, refinishing hardwood floors, re-facing kitchen cabinets, adding modern finishes and fixtures to an older home. Renovating a property generally means that you’re making the property meet current market expectations. Renovations, especially of certain rooms, can make spaces much more attractive to buyers but also add considerable value. Kitchens are one of the best options for a renovation when it comes to overall return on investment.

If you’re looking to help boost the overall value of your property, adding stainless steel appliances to a kitchen (or even updating to newer appliances), putting in granite or other stone counter tops, changing outdated cabinet doors and hardware can all help boost a property’s value and catch a potential buyer’s eye. Depending on the number of projects you’d like to tackle, renovations can be relatively quick or take time and cost a few dollars. Again, your budget and time frame will determine the scope of your project, but renovations can add considerable value to your property and provide a large return on investment when it comes time to sell.

Remodels

Remodels require a little more time, labor and funding, and more often than not remodels involve removing or moving walls, building additions or anything that includes significant structural changes to increase utility or appeal via replacement or expansion. A remodel changes the use of a space by altering the structure and the style of a home. Popular remodels include kitchens, bathrooms and even going so far as to add additional square feet to the entire house. Because of how extensive a remodel can be, it’s always suggested that permits are obtained for the work and that an architect and/or contractor is used to make sure any work is done according to current local building codes.

Remodels that help improve a space can increase a property’s value immensely, and in some hot real estate markets could even see a 100 percent return on investment. Some of the most popular remodels home buyers seek: kitchens, bathrooms, and additional square footage (adding rooms) as they show the homeowners invested in the property and took the time to improve it for the future.

Updating a home or property, or choosing to renovate or remodel, is a big decision and ultimately depends on how much time, effort, money and sweat a seller wants to put into the task. But if you’re on the fence of whether or not your property could fetch the highest selling price in today’s market, considering an update, a renovation or a remodel might be the best solution at the current time to get your property to the top of every buyer’s list.

 

 

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Jeremy Wynia

RE/MAX Properties, Inc.
719-213-0893 Cell/Text
719-570-9000 Office Main
wyniarealty@gmail.com
www.wyniarealty.com

http://wyniarealty.smarthomeprice.com

Please give me a call or email me if you know of anyone that might want to buy or sell ANYWHERE in the world. I will take great care of them or find a top agent in another part of the country or world to help them. Thank you in advance for your referral!

It All Starts with the MONEY$$$ A Lesson on Lending.

If you have a big pile of cash lying around then you can just skip this post and move on the part of the real estate transaction where we find you the house you are looking for.

If you are like most of the population you do not have a couple hundred thousand dollars that you can spend to buy a house. If that is the case, than you will almost certainly need to get a loan for the purchase of your next house.  This really should be the place that you start the process.  With lending in its current state this will likely be the most difficult part of the process.

First let’s talk about why you should start your home buying process by finding a good lender and getting pre-approved for your loan. You should either shop around for a good lender. You can also talk with a professional like myself who can make suggestions based on years of experience dealing with lenders and already has a good understanding of who can get the job done.

Some things to consider. Does the lender know the way that your local market works?  The US is a huge country and every state has its own real estate laws and practices.  As a general rule big banks and nation wide lenders do not do as good a job. This does not mean that big companies don’t do a good job. It does mean that you want a lender that you can stop in and visit in their office.  If you are using an internet lender that promises great prices but there is no one you can go in and get mad at if they are making a mistake, how can you pressure them to pick up the ball if they have “dropped” it?  Saving a few bucks has no value in my book if they can not get you to the closing table. If you do not get to the closing table and you lose your earnest money in the process then what have you really saved. NOTHING! You have lost money and may have to start over.

Many nation wide lenders do not understand that Colorado is an at table state and all of our dates and deadlines are hard and fast. They will often have little to no motivation to make sure that things are completed by the dates and deadlines set forth in the contract because they just don’t understand the process.

The other big reason to start with lending and pre-approval is that it sets the groundwork for the home finding process.  If you think that you can borrow $300,000 and you start looking at houses that cost that much and then, when you meet with a lender and find out that you can only borrow $200,000 every house you look at in that price range will be a HUGE disappointment to you.  It can be very discouraging.  Also, with lending in its current format you may find that you can not borrow what you expect you can afford. Underwriting has changed a great deal and it can be very tricky.

 

If you have been thinking about buying a home please start with lending and please contact me if you would like help making the process as easy as it can be!

 

Jeremy Wynia

Remax Properties, Inc.

719-213-0893

www.wyniarealty.com

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Pleasant Valley Neighborhood in Colorado Springs

Pleasant Valley Neighborhood

Pleasant Valley

The Pleasant Valley neighborhood is located on the Colorado Springs west side. It is a desirable neighborhood to live in and currently has about 9,864 residents. Pleasant Valley is where the Red Rocks Canyon open space and the Fountain Creek Campground are located. Both of these attractions have great views and attract people who are hiking or traveling.  The residences in Pleasant Valley love the fact that it is quiet, dog friendly, peaceful and family friendly. The housing prices range form the mid 100’s to the mid 500’s.

To view available listings in this neighborhood please click the following link: Pleasant Valley

Jeremy Wynia

RE/MAX Properties, Inc.
719-213-0893 Cell/Text
719-570-9000 Office Main
wyniarealty@gmail.com
www.wyniarealty.com

http://wyniarealty.smarthomeprice.com

Please give me a call or email me if you know of anyone that might want to buy or sell ANYWHERE in the world. I will take great care of them or find a top agent in another part of the country or world to help them. Thank you in advance for your referral!

Colorado Springs Downtown Neighborhood

Colorado Springs Downtown Neighborhood

 

Colorado Springs Downtown neighborhood is just under 3 square miles.It has a small town feel with big amenities.  Being close to work, parks, food and entertainment it is easy to see the draw that downtown brings.  There is about 7,300 people who live in this area. There are 2 major parks downtown, Acacia and America the Beautiful. Both parks often have activities going on and play areas for children. The Colorado Pioneers Museum and the Fine Arts Center are always a great place to tour if you are looking for something to do.  Downtown Colorado Springs is also filled with plenty of shopping and dining. There is an abundance of things to do here.

 

To view available listings in this neighborhood please click the following link: Downtown Colorado Springs

 

Jeremy Wynia

RE/MAX Properties, Inc.
719-213-0893 Cell/Text
719-570-9000 Office Main
wyniarealty@gmail.com
www.wyniarealty.com

http://wyniarealty.smarthomeprice.com

Please give me a call or email me if you know of anyone that might want to buy or sell ANYWHERE in the world. I will take great care of them or find a top agent in another part of the country or world to help them. Thank you in advance for your referral!

Security and Widefield Neighborhoods in Colorado Springs

Security and Widefield Neighborhoods in Colorado Springs

 

 

Security and Widefield are neighborhoods located in southern Colorado Springs. They are fairly small and often referred to together. As of 2010 the population in these areas was 32,882.  This population grew by 10% since 2000. The cost of living is 4% lower than the national average.  The average resident is  33.8 years old. The main interests and hobbies of the residents in these neighborhoods are family, friends, camping, hiking, and reading. Security and Widefield have a community center with a pool, splash pad, and a library. There are several classes held at the community center for individuals and families to keep busy with. There are several shops and restaurants close by.

To view homes for sale in these neighborhoods, click the following link: Security      Widefield

 

 

Jeremy Wynia

RE/MAX Properties, Inc.
719-213-0893 Cell/Text
719-570-9000 Office Main
wyniarealty@gmail.com
www.wyniarealty.com

http://wyniarealty.smarthomeprice.com

Please give me a call or email me if you know of anyone that might want to buy or sell ANYWHERE in the world. I will take great care of them or find a top agent in another part of the country or world to help them. Thank you in advance for your referral!