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Another Property Sold - 1890 S Shoshone Street, Denver, CO 80223
Posted on 12/05/2019
Another Property Sold - 1890 S Shoshone Street, Denver, CO 80223
Sunny and bright two-story in Ruby Hill. You’re close to everything in this super convenient location, including downtown, light rail, South Platte River Trail and the new Levitt Pavilion. Ruby Hill Park amenities include a playground, the Rail Yard in winter, mountain bike park in summer, outdoor pool and community gardens to name a few. This is a rare find—three beds and three baths all above ground, including two master suites and an upper-level laundry. The main floor has a spacious feel with your kitchen, dining and living rooms open to gather for meals and entertainment. You’ll also find real solid hardwoods on the...
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USDA Loans: Answers to Frequently Asked Questions
Posted on 12/01/2019
USDA Loans: Answers to Frequently Asked Questions
The US government has been helping Americans achieve their goal of homeownership for decades. Through programs offered by the Federal Housing Authority, the USDA, and the Department of Veterans Affairs, millions of Americans have been able to afford a home who would have otherwise struggled. The focus of today’s post is one such service: loans offered through the USDA...
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Home Improvement Advice Turned Myth
Posted on 11/24/2019
Home Improvement Advice Turned Myth
Photo by Rades via Shutterstock Not everything you’ve heard over the years about home improvements actually “improves” your return on investment. In fact, there are some myths that continue to crop up that surprise homeowners when they price their homes to sell them on the market. Learning the difference between a change you make for your family to...
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Should You Establish Homebuying Goals?
Posted on 11/17/2019
Should You Establish Homebuying Goals?
As a homebuyer, it may be beneficial to establish goals. Because once you know what you want to accomplish during the homebuying journey, you can take the necessary steps to achieve your homebuying aspirations. Now, let's take a look at three factors to consider as you develop homebuying goals. 1. Your Dream Home Define your dream house – you...
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Why You Should Go To Open Houses Even If You're Not Ready To Buy
Posted on 11/10/2019
Why You Should Go To Open Houses Even If You're Not Ready To Buy
In today’s world, everything is online. You probably have started your home search online as well. It’s plain fun to look at real estate. You can dream of living in a place you can’t afford. You might never see any of those listings that you’re browsing in person. Should you? No matter when your home search may become a...
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Ready to Upgrade Your Front-Facing Garage Doors?
Posted on 11/03/2019
Ready to Upgrade Your Front-Facing Garage Doors?
Not all homes have vast lawns and flower beds to add curb appeal. If your home doesn’t have a wrap-around porch or arched entry, you can still make it the more eye-catching home on the block by merely changing out the garage doors. Front-facing garage entries give you the opportunity to create a whole new look by either...
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What to Expect During the Home Selling Journey
Posted on 10/27/2019
What to Expect During the Home Selling Journey
Selling a home rarely proves to be a simple, straightforward process. However, if you plan ahead for the house selling journey, you may be better equipped than other sellers to identify and address potential hurdles. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you plan for the home selling journey. 1. Identify Your Home's Strengths and Weaknesses...
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6 Accessories to Consider for Your Home
Posted on 10/20/2019
6 Accessories to Consider for Your Home
A home represents you, and the items and accessories that you choose to fill it with help to further illustrate your personality. When people visit you, your home silently tells them things about you. Are you a chronic pack rat? Do you have a taste for luxury? Your home says it all. Choosing the right accessories can make...
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Another Property Sold - 1220 Verbena Street, Denver, CO 80220
Posted on 10/19/2019
Another Property Sold - 1220 Verbena Street, Denver, CO 80220
Welcome to your next home! A lovely 2 bedroom, 1 bath home in beautiful neighborhood! This single family home provides lots of living space for a young family, with hardwood floors and a detached garage! Entertaining is easy in your natural light-filled kitchen, with stainless steel appliances and tasteful backsplash. Enjoy summer days grilling out on your patio in your fully fenced backyard! Ideal location for your family, with close proximity to parks, trails, and schools. Plus, quick and easy access to E Colfax...
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Another Property Sold - 4581 South Acoma Street, Englewood, CO 80110
Posted on 10/18/2019
Another Property Sold - 4581 South Acoma Street, Englewood, CO 80110
PRICED TO SELL/QUICK POSSESSION! Wonderful updated/turn key! This adorable bungalow is updated with slab granite kitchen counter tops, new white shaker style soft close cabinets, new stainless steel appliances/gas stove, beautifully refinished hard wood floors, plank floors in kitchen, and updated bathrooms. With many new windows, a private back yard, an under ground sprinkler system (a rare find in this area), and new exterior/interior paint this home is sure to please! The basement is fully finished with two non-conforming bedrooms, a 3/4 bathroom, rec/family room, and large laundry room. The over sized garage with shelving and...
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Another Property Sold - 1543 Wabash Street, Denver, CO 80220
Posted on 10/17/2019
Another Property Sold - 1543 Wabash Street, Denver, CO 80220
When you walk into this beautiful Mid Century Modern Rowhouse located in Denver near Stapleton Stanley Market Place. You will be impressed with this remodeled home that has that open floorplan that everyone wants and is great for entertaining. The kitchen has granite counter tops, breakfast bar, stainless steel appliances, gas stove/range/oven and soft close cabinets. The remodeled bathroom has tile flooring and wainscoting. The large private back yard differentiates this home from others and has a paver patio and large storage shed. There are two off street parking spaces as well. All the mechanicals were new in 2018 including furnace,...
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How to Keep the Cost of Moving Supplies Down
Posted on 10/13/2019
How to Keep the Cost of Moving Supplies Down
Moving is a big deal. You spend money to have people take your stuff from one place to another. You pay more to get the supplies into which you pack your belongings. Then don't forget you spend the time to put all of your possessions into the hands of said people to move your items. Man, that is...
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