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How to Replace Your Toilet in 3 Simple Steps
Posted on 03/29/2020
How to Replace Your Toilet in 3 Simple Steps
Photo by Edgardo Lagmay on Unsplash Nothing dates a bathroom like an old toilet. Not only have toilets advanced significantly in the past 10-15 years. Older toilets often develop hard water stains and porcelain scratches that show their age. Fortunately, replacing a toilet is one of the most straightforward home improvement projects you can do. And it's relatively...
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Five Strategies for Creating a Welcoming Foyer
Posted on 03/22/2020
Five Strategies for Creating a Welcoming Foyer
Image by Lisa Fotios via Pexels If you're like many busy homeowners, the foyer of your home is sometimes treated as an afterthought. It probably contains functional items such as a coat rack and a place to put shoes, but it may lack the aesthetics necessary to provide an inviting introduction to your home. Fortunately, strategies exist designed...
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Steps to Paying off Your Mortgage Quickly
Posted on 03/15/2020
Steps to Paying off Your Mortgage Quickly
Photo by ESB Professional via Shutterstock If the thought of getting a mortgage and being in that much debt is stopping you from buying a home, plan to pay it off. Here’s how you can do it in just five to 10 years. Live well below your means. If you can keep your mortgage payment to below twenty...
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Should You Join Your HOA?
Posted on 03/08/2020
Should You Join Your HOA?
Photo by RawPixel.com via Shutterstock When it comes to homeowner’s associations, you need to know what type yours is before you determine whether to “join” it. There are two types of associations, covenant-based and voluntary. When homeowners ask about requirements to join a homeowner’s association, they may believe it is optional, but if our association is covenant-based, you...
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Video Tour  - 5401 S Park Terrace Avenue #205D, Greenwood Village, CO 80111
Posted on 03/06/2020
Video Tour - 5401 S Park Terrace Avenue #205D, Greenwood Village, CO 80111
Beautiful loft style condo at the Village Plaza lofts located in the middle of the Denver Tech Center (DTC). The floorplan is spacious, open with great light from the south and western exposure. The home has 10’ ceilings, wood floors, open floorplan and tile flooring in master bath. Custom shelving in living area and in master walk in closet. The kitchen includes stainless steel appliances, lots of counter space, pendant lighting and bar top seating. Enjoy the outdoor space on your balcony that overlooks the interior of the complex and has a separate gas line. Dedicated underground parking and storage. The complex includes a...
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5401 S Park Terrace Avenue #205D, Greenwood Village, CO 80111 is now new to the market!
Posted on 03/06/2020
5401 S Park Terrace Avenue #205D, Greenwood Village, CO 80111 is now new to the market!
Beautiful loft style condo at the Village Plaza lofts located in the middle of the Denver Tech Center (DTC). The floorplan is spacious, open with great light from the south and western exposure. The home has 10’ ceilings, wood floors, open floorplan and tile flooring in master bath. Custom shelving in living area and in master walk in closet. The kitchen includes stainless steel appliances, lots of counter space, pendant lighting and bar top seating. Enjoy the outdoor space on your balcony that overlooks the interior of the complex and has a separate gas line. Dedicated underground parking and storage. The complex includes a...
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Brick: How to Refresh Your Home Exterior
Posted on 03/01/2020
Brick: How to Refresh Your Home Exterior
Photo by Karsten Bergmann via Pixabay Take a tour through the United Kingdom, Germany, Belgium or Holland, and you’ll see beautiful historic homes with painted brick exteriors. Wander down streets of hundreds-of-years-old houses, and the most memorable ones are those with painted brick exteriors. But if your brick is in perfect condition, why would you paint it? Odd-Colored...
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How Much Money Do You Need to Buy a House?
Posted on 02/23/2020
How Much Money Do You Need to Buy a House?
The amount of money you will need to ensure you can purchase a house varies based on a number of factors. For example, if you want to purchase a house in a big city, you may need to save more money than you likely would require to buy a residence in a small town. Meanwhile, your decision to choose...
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Video Tour  - 2815 Clermont Street, Denver, CO 80207
Posted on 02/19/2020
Video Tour - 2815 Clermont Street, Denver, CO 80207
The first thing you will notice when you walk up to this beautiful Craftsman Bungalow two story style home is that it has that classic inviting covered porch. This home located in Park Hill, one of Denver’s great neighborhoods that has easy access to the Zoo, Museum of Natural History, City Park and Downtown Denver. When you walk in you will notice the hardwood floors, beautiful original woodwork and built-ins, and large windows. The eat-in kitchen has been remodeled with quartz counter tops, stainless steel appliances, professional grade range/ oven and bamboo flooring. The formal dining room has a built-in hutch and wood floors....
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2815 Clermont Street, Denver, CO 80207 is now new to the market!
Posted on 02/19/2020
2815 Clermont Street, Denver, CO 80207 is now new to the market!
The first thing you will notice when you walk up to this beautiful Craftsman Bungalow two story style home is that it has that classic inviting covered porch. This home located in Park Hill, one of Denver’s great neighborhoods that has easy access to the Zoo, Museum of Natural History, City Park and Downtown Denver. When you walk in you will notice the hardwood floors, beautiful original woodwork and built-ins, and large windows. The eat-in kitchen has been remodeled with quartz counter tops, stainless steel appliances, professional grade range/ oven and bamboo flooring. The formal dining room has a built-in hutch and wood floors....
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Tips for Buying An Older Home
Posted on 02/16/2020
Tips for Buying An Older Home
Image by skeeze from Pixabay For those who embrace a sense of nostalgic charm, older homes have an undeniable allure. The yesteryear designs and attention to detail are often absent in new construction. As attractive as the idea of living in a glorious Victorian or period home may be, it’s also imperative that you take an extra-long look...
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Things To Look for in Your First Home
Posted on 02/09/2020
Things To Look for in Your First Home
The concept of a starter home is an American tradition that has existed for decades. Buying a starter home makes it possible to achieve homeownership, financial independence, and to build equity and credit while you transition to a larger home. However, your first home doesn’t need to be a tiny, one-bedroom house with none of the amenities that you...
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