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Posted on 09/19/2021
What to Ask Your Builder During New Construction
Image by Роман Распутин from Pixabay When you’re going to be purchasing new construction, it’s important to understand as much as possible about this process. Being unfamiliar with certain aspects of new construction could lead to you spending more money than you planned or not getting the exact house you want. When you’re going to be meeting with...
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Posted on 09/12/2021
Bringing Your Hobbies Home: How to Incorporate Your Passion into Your Home’s Design
Photo by Burst from Pexels Designing your own home is such a delight! Finally, an opportunity to squeeze everything you've ever wanted into your own custom space. However, it may not be as simple as it sounds. Incorporating everything you want into your own home's design can feel like an impossible feat. But it is possible to incorporate...
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Posted on 09/05/2021
Home Security: 3 Pillars of Automation for Every Homeowner
The right security system can go a long way to both deter criminals from breaking in or stop them in their tracks if they do. We'll look at trends in home security automation that you should know. 1. Home Security Is Becoming More Uniform There are plenty of workaround solutions for hiccups these days, but the trend is...
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Posted on 08/29/2021
Thinking of Adding a Kitchen Island? Check Out These DIY Ideas
Image by Solomon Rodgers from Pixabay Installing a kitchen center island ranks among the most significant changes homeowners make to the house's most used space. The benefits of increased surface area and the idea you can design a kitchen center island to include a breakfast counter make this improvement attractive. But the cost can of an installation can...
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Posted on 08/22/2021
The Best Small Trees for Your Front Yard
Using trees in your landscaping design is a great way to add dimension and depth to your front yard. However, it’s crucial to consider scale when choosing a tree for your yard so that you don’t completely overwhelm the space—or worse, cause problems for the foundation. Luckily there are lots of trees that work well in small yards,...
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Posted on 08/15/2021
What Is Seller Financing?
In real estate transactions, homebuyers have to obtain some kind of financing. Typically, this additional monetary support comes from a third party institution like a bank or mortgage lender. However, sometimes the seller may also offer financing directly. There are many options available depending on the specific need and situation. Here is a basic overview of seller financing...
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Posted on 08/14/2021
Another Property Sold - 3057 Eaton Street, Wheat Ridge, CO 80214
Beautiful Wheat Ridge Ranch by Sloan's Lake! 2br 2ba with laminate wood floors, updated kitchen, and huge fenced yard. 1-car garage, new sewer 2011, new roof 2017. Walk to West 29th Restaurant, 5280 Butcher, and all Edgewater has to offer. Minutes to Sloan's Lake, Highland Square, Tennyson, and I70! Seller is offering American Home Shield Home Warranty to...
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Posted on 08/08/2021
How to Protect Your Garden from Squash Bugs
Image by wagrati_photo from Pixabay If you have pumpkins or winter and summer squash in your garden, there is a chance that squash bugs will find their ways into your planter beds. Squash bugs are pests that can wreak havoc on your vegetables, especially winter squash and pumpkin. Their attacks are not limited to gourds, they also target...
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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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