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Posted on 06/20/2021
Accessibility: Small & Tiny Homes
Image by Anna Armbrust from Pixabay The conventional thinking that accessible homes require significant square footage to accommodate wheelchairs and walkers runs contrary to small and tiny house floor plans. Many of these affordable new construction houses are ideally suited for people with physical limitations. Modestly-sized home plans reduce the amount of space people have to navigate. When...
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Posted on 06/18/2021
Another Property Sold - 3025 Ingalls Street, Wheat Ridge, CO 80214
Gorgeous remodeled mid-mod beauty in trendy Edgewater area. Brick rancher with finished basement set on an oversized lot studded with mature flowering trees on this quiet street. Sellers have put tons of love into this well-cared for home, and it shows -- from the gleaming butcher block counters and custom tile work in the kitchen, to the gorgeous lot with garden area and firepit. Main level has three generously sized bedrooms, one bathroom, sunroom, dining room with original 1950's built in sidebar, and a cozy fireplace in the living room. There is a comfortable family room downstairs, ready for your favorite movie nights, quiet office with...
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Posted on 06/16/2021
Another Property Sold - 6268 Pike Court E, Arvada, CO 80403
Absolutely stunning townhome in an ideal location. Built in 2014 and immaculately maintained, this feels like a brand new home. The many updates will delight you. From the sun-drenched spaces and flowing hand-scraped engineered wood flooring to the spacious gourmet kitchen with granite counters, newer appliances, gas range, upgraded cabinets and stone back-splash, your cooking and entertaining will be a pleasure. The master suite features a gorgeous bath with granite and tile. The secondary baths also feature these upgrades. The upper-level laundry is pure convenience. This unit is the envy of the community as its front door is just a few...
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Posted on 06/13/2021
3 Ways Home Buyers Can Position Themselves for the Best Mortgage Terms
Image by StockSnap from Pixabay The perfect home is not the only thing you'll need to shop for when you want to become a homeowner. In order to get the best terms, the lowest monthly payment and a reasonable interest rate, start doing some homework now -- before you even attend your first open house. 1. Check Your...
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Posted on 06/06/2021
Pros and Cons of Reverse Mortgages
Photo by 3D Animation Production Company via PixabayIf you’re retired, own your own home and have trouble making ends meet, a reverse mortgage may seem like the answer to prayers. You get to stay in your house and you’ll have some extra cash to see you through. Before you run to the nearest lender, however, consider the downside...
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Posted on 05/30/2021
Top Green Features Buyers Seek in a Home
Photo by Sumanley xulx via Pixabay Homeowners looking to get top dollar for their house often invest in improvements to make their home more appealing to prospective buyers. Sure, they can slap up a coat of paint and make other minor cosmetic improvements, but these won’t necessarily increase their home’s value. In a survey conducted by the National...
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Posted on 05/23/2021
Millennials: What Influences Homebuying
Photo by Tatiana Chekryzhova via Shutterstock As more millennials leave consumer and student debt behind, they enter the housing market. Being savvy researches in the information age, this demographic has begun to fuel the housing economy. Many purchase homes as singles, with a partner or even a friend or group of friends. Where is Preferred? Unlike past generations...
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Posted on 05/21/2021
Video Tour - 1808 E 29th Street, Denver, CO 80205
With both park and skyline views of downtown, this beautiful French-inspired custom home with a carriage house is located in the historic Whittier neighborhood. When you enter this home, you will be greeted by the dramatic 25-foot entryway, 4 tier chandelier and gleaming solid hickory hardwood floors. The gourmet kitchen includes marbled backsplash, quartz counters, commercial quality gas range, 48” refrigerator with wi-fi connectivity, walk-in pantry and a Gagganau built-in coffee maker. The expansive custom-built walnut butcher block island is great for food prep and entertaining. The living area has exposed stone walls, rustic beams and a...
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Posted on 05/21/2021
1808 E 29th Street, Denver, CO 80205 is now new to the market!
With both park and skyline views of downtown, this beautiful French-inspired custom home with a carriage house is located in the historic Whittier neighborhood. When you enter this home, you will be greeted by the dramatic 25-foot entryway, 4 tier chandelier and gleaming solid hickory hardwood floors. The gourmet kitchen includes marbled backsplash, quartz counters, commercial quality gas range, 48” refrigerator with wi-fi connectivity, walk-in pantry and a Gagganau built-in coffee maker. The expansive custom-built walnut butcher block island is great for food prep and entertaining. The living area has exposed stone walls, rustic beams and a...
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Posted on 05/19/2021
1101 S Josephine Street, Denver, CO 80210 now has a new price of $1,198,000!
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 05/16/2021
The Alphabet of Real Estate Investing: ABS & CDO
Image by Ulrike Mai from Pixabay If you're considering getting into the world of real estate investing, there are some basic terms that are important to understand. Buying and selling property is, of course, one way to invest, but there are other investments that offer favorable returns. However, it can sometimes be difficult to master the confusing alphabet...
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Posted on 05/09/2021
Modern Farmhouse Style 101
Image by Andrea Barstow from Pixabay The modern farmhouse trend continues to grow in popularity. For both interior and exterior home design, the name of this style is everywhere, from inspiration blogs to retailers. Real estate professionals have even begun featuring modern farmhouse properties in their respective markets because of the continued demand for the style. However, with...
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