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How to Use A Stain Kit to Freshen Up Your Sidewalks
Posted on 08/18/2019
How to Use A Stain Kit to Freshen Up Your Sidewalks
Many people have sidewalks or some form of concrete walkway in their yards. While this is a great way to create a path to and from the street or garden, it can be a bit of an eyesore, especially if it has been worn down from the weather. It can be very costly to have the sidewalk redone...
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How to Pay Off Debt - Avalanche, Snowball, or Snowflake?
Posted on 08/11/2019
How to Pay Off Debt - Avalanche, Snowball, or Snowflake?
Like most Americans, you probably carry some debt. Reaching your dreams such as saving for a down payment or registering for a class takes longer when you're also paying on money you owe. Paying it off might seem daunting when the only way you know is to either make more money or reduce expenses. There are other ways,...
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Easy Exercise at Home
Posted on 08/04/2019
Easy Exercise at Home
You want to stay healthy and in shape, or get back into shape, but your busy life doesn't necessarily allow the time to join a gym or go for a long run every day. Between the kid's activities and taking care of your home, how do you find the time to take care of yourself? The good news...
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What Types of Mortgages can you get?
Posted on 07/28/2019
What Types of Mortgages can you get?
Multiple options are available when it comes to real estate loans. Figuring out which one you need can be disconcerting, to say the least. So, if you’re new to the game, here’s a quick guide to help you along. Standard Mortgages: Conventional – Loans that fall within the FNMA/FHLMC (Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac) guidelines where the Federal government is...
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Avoiding Home Improvement Fraud
Posted on 07/21/2019
Avoiding Home Improvement Fraud
Do the echoing thumps of a hammer, or the high pitched-squeals of a table saw trigger any Deja-vu? That is right, the season of home improvement is officially here. Whether you are adding a deck, installing a new window or perhaps replacing a roof, the fact is you're most likely going to hire a contractor to make this...
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5 Smart House Cleaning Uses for Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted on 07/14/2019
5 Smart House Cleaning Uses for Hydrogen Peroxide
There are several items included in a regular home-cleaning arsenal. The common ones you would find are cleaners, vinegar, and dishwashing soap. Hydrogen peroxide is gradually becoming more popular in the cleaning industry because of its invaluable uses. If you are well informed, then you would know it's hard to beat hydrogen peroxide in price and results. Here...
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What to Expect During the Homebuying Journey
Posted on 07/07/2019
What to Expect During the Homebuying Journey
The homebuying journey may prove to be long and complex, particularly for an individual who fails to plan ahead. Fortunately, there are lots of things that you can do to get ready to pursue your dream house, such as: 1. Make a Homebuying Budget A homebuying budget will give you a good idea about how much money you...
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Economic Indicators you can use to Predict the Housing Market
Posted on 06/30/2019
Economic Indicators you can use to Predict the Housing Market
When you read the newspaper or listen to the news, it is likely that you come across economic indicators of your local real estate market even when you don’t know that they are. Most people do not pay attention to these indicators because they do not affect them directly. However, it is essential that you have a clear...
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Keep Up With Your Goals
Posted on 06/23/2019
Keep Up With Your Goals
Sticking To Your Goals Each new year brings with it new beginnings. Some ambitious goals and priorities are set. Some people make their resolutions to lose weight; others make decisions to follow their dreams. As the year advances and as we approach the next month, those goals and resolutions become less tangible and become allusive. There are some...
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5 Awesome Ways to Boost Your Self Improvement Goals
Posted on 06/16/2019
5 Awesome Ways to Boost Your Self Improvement Goals
Personal development goals require practical efforts to achieve. While it may seem as if these activities are insignificant, they quickly add up to just what you need to grow. Take the time to practice these few tips that are sure to strengthen your stand on the personal growth front. Start with a New Hobby An excellent way to...
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Neighborhood Specific Market Information “Bonnie Brae”
Posted on 06/11/2019
Neighborhood Specific Market Information “Bonnie Brae”
Each week I will provide a Neighborhood Specific Market Analysis starting with close in Denver neighborhoods and expanding to neighborhoods requested by followers. Denver neighborhood boundaries will be defined by the City and County of Denver Statistical Neighborhoods map. However, this neighborhood analysis looks at one of Denver’s unique neighborhoods know as Bonnie Brae. The City and County...
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How to Get an Excellent Home Inspection Done
Posted on 06/09/2019
How to Get an Excellent Home Inspection Done
Before you make the final decision to buy any property, one of the best steps to take is to request a home inspection to be done by an experienced home inspector. You probably don't know how to ascertain the quality of the foundation or the condition the electrical wiring is, so having a home inspector conduct a visit...
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