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Posted on 08/01/2021
Guide to Understanding Closing Costs
Image by Ryan R Fox from Shutterstock It can be a stressful endeavor to purchase a home. As one of the most significant investments in life, it is important to understand the steps and fees you may encounter beyond the sale price. When you are searching for a property, keep the expense of closing in mind. What Are...
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Posted on 07/25/2021
Selecting a Fireplace
Image by Breadmaker from Shutterstock A fireplace is a cozy addition for a home that can add aesthetic value as well as warmth to your space. Whether you’re building new, retrofitting, or shopping for the perfect home there are options for most situations. You’ll find many design options as you start to shop but the initial consideration should...
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Posted on 07/18/2021
Getting Along in a New City: Cost of Living
Image by Wellnhofer Designs from Shutterstock When you’re relocating you search for a property and learn the real estate market in your new area. Are you also looking at what the general cost of living is in your new city? The cost of living can be very different from state to state and city to city. Here are...
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Posted on 07/15/2021
Another Property Sold - 1101 S Josephine Street, Denver, CO 80210
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 07/11/2021
Organization for Your Garden Shed
Image by Rudy and Peter Skitterians from Pixabay If you're like many busy gardeners, your garden shed isn't as organized as it could be. Perhaps you've been telling yourself for quite some time that you're going to get around to giving it an organizational makeover but run short on inspiration whenever you try to brainstorm a game plan....
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Posted on 07/04/2021
Upcycle an Antique Dresser or Cabinet into a One-of-a-Kind Bathroom Vanity
Photo by Zbysiu Rodak on Unsplash Antiques can bring a unique feel and vibe to almost any decor. But what happens when your antique piece doesn't exactly work in the room it was designed for? If that is the case, it may be time to upcycle it for use in a different room. Below you will find out...
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Posted on 06/29/2021
Another Property Sold - 4119 Ames Street, Denver, CO 80212
Charming 1904 home in Mountain View! Home is well maintained and has it all-- from original floors, character, private backyard, newer windows, updated bathrooms, large back deck and pergola, hail resistant roof, and James Hardie siding. Primary bedroom is upstairs with a good sized bathroom. Large kitchen opens to the sunroom and the large back deck. This home is very close to restaurants, shops, from Wheat Ridge to Northwest Denver and is walkable to an off-leash dog park at Rocky Mountain Lake Park and to the shops at Tennyson. Mountain View splits the difference between Northwest Denver, Wheat Ridge, and Edgewater also has easy access to...
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Posted on 06/29/2021
Another Property Sold - 2074 W 66th Avenue, Denver, CO 80221
Welcome to this beautiful end-unit townhome located in the desirable Midtown neighborhood! This urban spacious two-story home is filled with natural light in each room. It features nine-foot-high ceilings, and the gorgeous hardwood floors lead you through the entry into an open floor plan. The main floor includes a large kitchen island, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, 60" electric fireplace, spacious dining room, and a patio with beautiful mountain views. You will never want to miss a sunset over the mountains when you have the perfect view from your living room or master bedroom. When you head upstairs, the owner's suite...
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Posted on 06/27/2021
How to Help Prevent Water Damage
Photo by Steve Buissinne via Pixabay Some leaks are obvious -- coming home to a soggy rug or soaked floor is a pretty good indicator that you have some plumbing trouble -- but others are more discreet and can lead to a costly water bill and home damage if you don't catch them. Mold and mildew can develop...
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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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