Monday, March 9, 2015

The Pros and Cons of a Smart Home

When Google acquired Nest for $3.2 billion earlier this year, the deal included the Nest Learning Thermostat, a darling in the smart home world. Before and since, companies leapt at the chance to produce the next big thing in the industry, and competition is heated.

But many are questioning the necessity and practically of smart home technology, including “Wall Street Journal” tech columnist Christopher Mims.

“Frankly, other than people who have very specific reasons to add automation to their homes, I have no idea why anyone would do it, even if the equipment were free,” Mims said. “Even when smart home technology works as advertised, the complexity it adds to everyday life outweighs any convenience it might provide.”

Weighing the pros and cons of smart home technology sheds light on the debate.  

Read the Pros of Smart Home Technology, The Technology’s Drawbacks and Which Smart Home Technologies Are Worth It?

Click Here to read the full article by Carolyn Heneghan of SafeWise 

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Monday, March 2, 2015

Now is the time to Buy!

As a Realtor I see it every spring, home prices go up and so do interest rates.

Here are the 4 reasons to buy now.
1. Interest rates start to rise in the spring.
2. The property value of homes usually go up
3. There is less competition now
4. You will get at better deal now

You don't always have to purchase a pre-existing home, check out some new home options. Builders have great extra incentives to offer. 

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Award winning model home. This is available or  
can be built in Meradian Ranch or Lorson Ranch

-Bedrooms: 4 
-Bathrooms: 3 full | 1 partial
-Est Square Feet: 4,200 

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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Taxes and Home

April 15, the deadline for filing your taxes is fast approaching.

Home ownership can be a positive asset because your mortgage is usually the largest tax deduction for the majority of homeowners. 

Remember to look at other major deductions like Energy Efficiency or property taxes.

You can read more about this at

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Sunday, February 22, 2015

Tips when photographing your home. Look like a professional photographer. 

When photographing your home below are some things that should go on your "to do" list. 
  • Clean your home
  • Good lighting
  • Have the right equipment
  • Shoot different angles

Click here to read the full article.

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Friday, February 20, 2015

How would you uses this room?

     Summer is fast approaching, and in less than 10 days it will be March. Time to start planning those home improvement projects. Adding a sun room increases square footage and serves as a popular area to entertain, not to mention the additional value you are adding to your home. 

If you would like to know what home improvements you get the best return on investment, 

Give Chuck Birger a call 719-761-3099. Chuck has more than 30+ years in real estate in Colorado Springs, and he knows the market! Visit Chuck at or

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Selling Your Home Faster by 
Getting To Your Exterior Projects.

Many people ask me what are some things that they can do to help sell their house over other houses for sale in their neighborhood.. It's usually the small exterior upgrades that matter.

Here is some information on what the experts say are the small home exterior projects that offer the best return on investment. RSI Media

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Friday, February 6, 2015

5 Home Repairs You Should Hire The Professionals

Here at Birger & Birger, Inc. We want you to stay safe. If you need a referral for a professional to work on your projects, give us a call 
719-761-3099 and we can put you in touch with
Plumbers, Electricians, Roofers and more.

Haven't Financed Yet? 

Now is a great time to do it, because interest 
rates are still at an all time low. 

Check out what Forbes says. Here's the article on CNBC 

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