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Tips for Buying An Older Home
Posted on 02/16/2020
Tips for Buying An Older Home
Image by skeeze from Pixabay For those who embrace a sense of nostalgic charm, older homes have an undeniable allure. The yesteryear designs and attention to detail are often absent in new construction. As attractive as the idea of living in a glorious Victorian or period home may be, it’s also imperative that you take an extra-long look...
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Things To Look for in Your First Home
Posted on 02/09/2020
Things To Look for in Your First Home
The concept of a starter home is an American tradition that has existed for decades. Buying a starter home makes it possible to achieve homeownership, financial independence, and to build equity and credit while you transition to a larger home. However, your first home doesn’t need to be a tiny, one-bedroom house with none of the amenities that you...
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Selling Agent: Cost Breakdown and Benefits
Posted on 02/02/2020
Selling Agent: Cost Breakdown and Benefits
Photo by Arka38 via Shutterstock At first glance, you may wonder what the point is of paying a real estate agent for work you may just as easily do yourself. The curse of the Internet is that many consumers have just enough knowledge to be dangerous. That means that while you could sell your home directly, you may...
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Common Home Renovation Mistakes
Posted on 01/26/2020
Common Home Renovation Mistakes
Image by ClassicallyPrinted from Pixabay Renovating your home is a great way to improve your home while also adding value. While you may go into a home improvement or renovation project with the best-laid plans, problems are bound to arise especially with a larger scale job. Some issues can be prevented by understanding the most common pitfalls that...
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Should You Submit Multiple Homebuying Proposals at the Same Time?
Posted on 01/19/2020
Should You Submit Multiple Homebuying Proposals at the Same Time?
If you find lots of great homes are available and cannot decide which residence to buy, there is no need to stress. Rather than submit multiple offers to purchase various houses, you should hone your home search. By doing so, you can discover the right residence, at the right price. Now, let's take a look at three tips to...
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Interior Design Trends for 2020
Posted on 01/12/2020
Interior Design Trends for 2020
Photo by Emre Can from Pexels The start of the new year means it’s time to focus on the latest interior design trends for luxury homes. Being familiar with these trends can help you determine what changes to make to your home if you’re planning to spruce it up. The following are some of the interior design trends...
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How to Throw a Housewarming Party on a Budget
Posted on 01/05/2020
How to Throw a Housewarming Party on a Budget
Image by Craig Adderley from Pexels What better way to unwind after all the stress of moving and settling into a new house than to have a housewarming party? It doesn’t matter if it’s going to be a large shindig or small party, a fancy dinner or a casual barbecue. Whatever the plan, a housewarming party is a...
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Most Popular Mortgage Options
Posted on 12/29/2019
Most Popular Mortgage Options
Photo by Mastersenaiper via Pixabay When it comes to financing your home, you have a several mortgage options available. Each type of mortgage offers different advantages, so be sure to do research before applying. Below are some of the most popular types of mortgages borrowers may consider. Conventional Loans A conventional loan is a mortgage not insured by...
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How to Spruce Up Your Landscape
Posted on 12/22/2019
How to Spruce Up Your Landscape
Photo by Chen Liang-Dao via Shutterstock As a homeowner, sometimes you want to change things up about the appearance of your home, and a terrific way to do that is with a slight change to your landscape. Here are a few ways to make a positive, aesthetic impact on your landscape and keep your home fresh and new....
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Assessed Value Versus Fair Market Value
Posted on 12/15/2019
Assessed Value Versus Fair Market Value
Two terms that you may have heard when talking about real estate is fair market value and assessed value. These two terms are not the same or even interchangeable terms. The assessed value of a home can often be higher than the price the house is being sold. These properties can often be seen as a “bargain” in the...
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Identify Your Residence's Weaknesses
Posted on 12/08/2019
Identify Your Residence's Weaknesses
If you intend to add your residence to the real estate market, you should try to differentiate your house's weaknesses and strengths. That way, you can plan ahead for the home selling journey and make myriad house improvements before you list your residence. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you identify your house's weaknesses. 1....
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Another Property Sold - 1890 S Shoshone Street, Denver, CO 80223
Posted on 12/05/2019
Another Property Sold - 1890 S Shoshone Street, Denver, CO 80223
Sunny and bright two-story in Ruby Hill. You’re close to everything in this super convenient location, including downtown, light rail, South Platte River Trail and the new Levitt Pavilion. Ruby Hill Park amenities include a playground, the Rail Yard in winter, mountain bike park in summer, outdoor pool and community gardens to name a few. This is a rare find—three beds and three baths all above ground, including two master suites and an upper-level laundry. The main floor has a spacious feel with your kitchen, dining and living rooms open to gather for meals and entertainment. You’ll also find real solid hardwoods on the...
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