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Posted on 04/11/2021
Choosing the Right Community
Photo by Solis Images via Shutterstock While "the perfect neighborhood" means different things to different people, everyone can use the same process for narrowing down their options. Choosing the right neighborhood is an integral aspect of the buying process. You want an area that matches your needs for community, lifestyle, price range and more. If you're planning to...
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Posted on 04/10/2021
1101 S Josephine Street, Denver, CO 80210 is now new to the market!
This un-assuming Tudor style home will surprise you with its size and details. The home located in one of Denver’s great neighborhoods is walkable and has easy access to Washington Park, South Gaylord restaurants, Bonnie Brae Ice Cream, Ink Coffee. Etc. all close enough to leave the car in the garage. The first thing you will notice when you walk into this beautiful Bonnie Brae/ Cory Merrill home are hardwood floors throughout, coved ceiling and living room fireplace. The living area is open and flows well with the kitchen opening into the family room and dining room. There is easy access to the herring bone brick patio for outdoor...
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Posted on 04/04/2021
Tips for Higher-end Home Renovation
Image by Alex Qian from Pexels Even higher-end homes need renovation after so many years. Fashions go out of style and things get worn out. If money is not an object and the sky is the limit, you can do beautiful things with a remodel. However, if you are remodeling because you are ready to sell your home,...
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Posted on 04/03/2021
Another Property Sold - 11301 W 44th Avenue, Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
Opportunity knocks! Incredible opportunity to own this unique Gem sitting on 3/4 acre!! Perfect for investors and fixers. Or...make it into your own home to live in for many years to come. All on one level! No stairs or basement. This home has LOTS of potential!! Requires work, fix up and your personal touch... but priced to compensate. Great value!! With some "sweat equity" it should make a WONDERFUL home and opportunity for Many years to come!! Hurry on this one. At this price it will go fast! See you at closing!! See virtual...
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Posted on 04/01/2021
Video Tour - 2315 Albion Street, Denver, CO 80207
The first thing you will notice when you walk up to this beautiful Craftsman two story style home is that it has that classic covered porch that invites you in. The porch is great space for enjoying a glass of wine or greeting neighbors as they walk by. 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. The walkability is also great with Spinelli’s Market, Cherry Tomato Restaurant and Honey Hill Café a few blocks away. The block has some great examples of the traditional architectural styles in the Park Hill neighborhood. When you...
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Posted on 04/01/2021
2315 Albion Street, Denver, CO 80207 is now new to the market!
The first thing you will notice when you walk up to this beautiful Craftsman two story style home is that it has that classic covered porch that invites you in. The porch is great space for enjoying a glass of wine or greeting neighbors as they walk by. 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. The walkability is also great with Spinelli’s Market, Cherry Tomato Restaurant and Honey Hill Café a few blocks away. The block has some great examples of the traditional architectural styles in the Park Hill neighborhood. When you...
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Posted on 03/28/2021
Why Should a Buyer View Your House?
If you plan to sell your home, you should consider how you can stir up interest in your residence. Because if you know how to promote your house to buyers, there may be no shortage of home showing requests as soon as your residence becomes available. Ultimately, it is important to give buyers lots of reasons to view your...
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Posted on 03/21/2021
Why Upstart House Flippers Should Stay Away From Structural Renovations
Image by timotavi from Pixabay The basic premise of house flipping seems like a simple enough business model. Buy an inexpensive house that requires renovations, make them, and sell it for more than you invested. However, it's important to remember that house upgrades and structural repairs are worlds apart. A savvy house flipper would be wise to understand...
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Posted on 03/20/2021
Another Property Sold - 2530 Upham Street, Lakewood, CO 80214
This is a remodeled ranch style home located within a short bike ride to Sloans Lake. This home has the open floorplan that everyone wants. When you walk in, you will notice the gleaming wood flooring and beautifully remodeled kitchen. The kitchen has granite counter tops, tile backsplash, shaker cabinets. This home has a fully finished basement that has a large family room that features a reclaimed barn wood wet bar that is great for entertaining. The basement has walk-up access which allows for some flexibility. The floor plan is ideal for entertaining and flexible enough to create a large master bedroom suite on the main level if you...
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Posted on 03/14/2021
Do You Need to Revamp Your Home Selling Plan?
If you want to achieve the best-possible results during the house selling journey, you need to be flexible. Because if your initial home selling strategy fails to deliver the desired results, you need to be ready to make adjustments. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you revamp your home selling strategy. 1. Analyze the Local...
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Posted on 03/07/2021
Buying a Zombie Property - Pros & Cons
Photo by Daniel Tuttle on Unsplash Buying a home, especially for the first time, might feel a little scary—notably if you've learned the home you’re considering for purchase is a zombie property. Even a pro at buying property may flinch when they initially hear this term. No worries, a zombie property is not as frightening as it sounds....
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Posted on 03/05/2021
Another Property Sold - 4942 W 38th Avenue, Denver, CO 80212
This classic Bungalow is in the popular Northwest Denver neighborhood known as West Highlands. The kitchen has slab granite counter tops, stainless-steel appliances, and a breakfast bar. The dining area off the kitchen has tile floors and great southern exposure. The living area is open with wood floors and a cozy fireplace. The full basement is finished with a large family room, two non-conforming bedrooms and a bathroom. There is new carpeting in the family room and all bedrooms. The yard has a paver patio area with a firepit and requires minimum maintenance good for that for that active lifestyle. This home located in West Highlands...
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