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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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Posted on 02/28/2021
HOA vs. Non-HOA Communities
Image by Free-Photos from Pixabay When you’re looking into buying a new home, one of the decision you’ll need to make is if you want to live in an HOA community or not. Homeowners association (HOA) communities offer certain advantages and disadvantages compared to non-HOA communities. Knowing more about these pros and cons can help you make the...
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Posted on 02/21/2021
House Flipping: Three Areas Worth the Investment
Image by Mark Ort from Pixabay While house-flipping in general is slowing down, and profits are slowly decreasing, there are still a few places left worth flipping. Here, real estate investors can score big returns by buying foreclosed or distressed properties, renovating and then selling them. If you're an investor who's looking to dive in, these five U.S....
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Posted on 02/19/2021
Video Tour - 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 02/19/2021
2530 Upham Street, Lakewood, CO 80214 is now new to the market!
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 02/14/2021
How Much Time Do You Need to Craft an Offer to Purchase a Home?
Creating an offer to purchase a home may require several minutes, hours or days – it all depends on the buyer. Fortunately, there are many things you can do to accelerate the process of putting together a homebuying proposal that will get a seller's attention. These include: 1. Study the Housing Market Closely When it comes to preparing an...
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Posted on 02/12/2021
4942 W 38th Avenue, Denver, CO 80212 is now new to the market!
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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Posted on 02/10/2021
Another Property Sold - 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) that is vacant and easy to show. 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. Additional space for use as home office away from main living area. Enjoy the outdoor space on your balcony that overlooks the interior of the complex and...
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Posted on 02/07/2021
Recipe: Linguine With Sweet Onions & Cauliflower
Image by Selling of my photos with StockAgencies is not permitted from Pixabay Cauliflower just keeps winning popularity contests, landing roles in everything from gnocchi to pizza crusts to rice replacements. Why have we fallen in love with cauliflower? Because it's a satisfying, delicious and healthy option! Cauliflower, like Brussels sprouts, kale and bok choy, is a member...
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Posted on 01/31/2021
4 Improvements That Increase the Value of Your Home
Photo by Laura Shaw via Pixabay 4 Improvements That Increase the Value of Your Home Home improvement projects add useability, beauty and convenience to your house, and those characteristics make the house more desirable to potential buyers. If you’re considering a home improvement project, here are four that will increase the value of your home. 1. An Addition...
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Posted on 01/24/2021
Tips for Home Security Lighting to Keep Your House Safe
Photo by Malcolm Garret via Pexels No matter how safe your neighborhood is, it doesn’t hurt to take precautions against break-ins or thefts. Installing home security lighting is a highly effective way to deter intruders. This type of lighting also provides plenty of light for walkways and paths, making it safer for you and your family to walk...
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