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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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3 Tips for Choosing the Right Vacation Home
Posted on 06/02/2019
3 Tips for Choosing the Right Vacation Home
No two vacation residences are alike. As such, it pays to be diligent as you conduct a search for the optimal vacation home. Otherwise, you risk purchasing a vacation house that fails to accommodate your long-term needs. Ultimately, there are lots of things you can do to find a vacation home that complements you perfectly, such as: 1. Establish...
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Another Property Sold - 1135 Elizabeth Street #202, Denver, CO 80206
Posted on 05/29/2019
Another Property Sold - 1135 Elizabeth Street #202, Denver, CO 80206
The location is amazing, the restaurants nearby are all unique and very memorable, the proximity to a neighborhood market and hardware store is extremely convenient. It is quiet, great for walking the dog and not a lot of traffic, and 12th avenue has a big biking lane. The botanic gardens and Congress Park pool are close by, close enough to hear the concerts. Roof top deck is terrific for views and friends when they come by. Off-street parking is a...
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Another Property Sold - 882 South Umatilla Way, Denver, CO 80223
Posted on 05/29/2019
Another Property Sold - 882 South Umatilla Way, Denver, CO 80223
Well-maintained home in a wonderful Athmar Park neighborhood. Beautifully landscaped with fruit, vegetable, and flower gardens and full sprinkler system. Two car elongated garage, enclosed south facing sunroom, and ample storage space. Less than 2 blocks to Huston Lake Park. Easy walking distance to Goldrick Elementary and Athmar Park library. Ten minutes to BelMar or light rail Alameda Station and 15 minutes to downtown...
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Practical Ways of Cleaning Kitchen Cabinets
Posted on 05/26/2019
Practical Ways of Cleaning Kitchen Cabinets
To clean a kitchen cabinet, the type of cabinet you have in your kitchen matters. For general kitchen cabinet cleaning, the following cleaning materials are essential: Water and detergent All-purpose cleaner Vinegar and water Non-abrasive All-Purpose Cleaner Baking soda and water Painted Cabinets Oil-based painted cabinets are durable and easy to clean. You can use any of the...
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