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Posted on 01/17/2021
When Your HOA Switches Property Management Companies
Image by allPhoto Bangkok from Pixabay In a perfect world, every HOA would find an amazing property management company, and the union of the two organizations would last forever. Unfortunately, this world can be imperfect sometimes, and there are many reasons why the agreements between property management companies and HOAs may need to be dissolved from time to...
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Posted on 01/10/2021
How Can You Capitalize on a Buyer's Market?
A buyer's market typically is a dream come true for those who want to find a high-quality and affordable house. In fact, there are many things you can do to capitalize on a buyer's market to ensure you can purchase a house that you'll be able to enjoy for years to come. Now, let's take a look at three...
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Posted on 01/03/2021
What are the Basics of Real Estate Investing?
Image by 3D Animation Production Company from Pixabay You may hear someone say that you should get into real estate, but truthfully, it isn’t for everyone. While real estate investing can be a lucrative opportunity, if you don’t know what you’re facing, things can quickly get out of hand. Why Real Estate Investing? Ultimately, the goal is to...
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Posted on 12/27/2020
Features That Increase Your Home’s Insurance Cost
Image by designer491 from Shutterstock If you purchase a new home, you will need to purchase homeowner’s insurance. If you’ve never owned a home before, you may not realize all the factors that go into the cost of insurance. When looking for a home, it’s easy to get caught up in the house’s structural design, the marble countertops,...
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Posted on 12/20/2020
What to Do with Holiday Leftovers
Photo by Free-Photos via Pixabay Friendsgiving celebrations, Thanksgiving feasts, holiday parties, Christmas, Chanukah, Kwanzaa, New Year's, birthdays, and everything in between; the fact is, the last two months of the year bring an avalanche of holiday get-togethers and foodie extravaganzas. With all the sumptuous feasting and delicious excess come leftovers and the need for a healthy dose of...
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Posted on 12/13/2020
Is Your House Worth a Buyer's Time?
As a home seller, it is important to do everything possible to generate interest in your residence. Otherwise, it may be tough for you to maximize your house sale earnings. Ultimately, there are many things you can do to stir up interest in your house, such as: 1. Improve Your Home's Curb Appeal Buyers may be more likely to...
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Posted on 12/11/2020
Another Property Sold - 730 S Canosa Court, Denver, CO 80219
"Charming single family home in highly sought after Mountain View Park neighborhood. Just 10 minutes from downtown Denver and steps away from Huston Lake and Park. This 4 bed, 2 bath beautiful ranch is one of the more spacious homes in the neighborhood with almost 1800 sq/ft of living space, including a newly finished basement. This place has so much potential and it will not last, you don’t want to miss...
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Posted on 12/10/2020
Another Property Sold - 7658 S Olive Circle, Centennial, CO 80112
This Foxridge home has exactly what you are looking for in today's world. Room for everyone to play, home office, home school remotely, entertain, and relax! Enter into the two-story foyer with hardwood floors, a new staircase, and an open and airy floorplan that flows to the spacious outdoor living areas and private yard. The main level features a large living room with vaulted ceilings, a family room with a cozy wood-burning fireplace, which opens to the large eat-in kitchen and access to the expansive Trex deck with retractable awning, and a spacious dining room that opens to the private front patio. The dining room could easily be...
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Posted on 12/06/2020
How to Waterproof Your Home
Photo by Martinelle via Pixabay One of the things that people may not think about when buying a house is waterproofing the crawlspace or basement. However, this is one of the biggest home maintenance items to address. You may not think of it because waterproofing is usually done when the house is built. However, it is important to...
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Posted on 11/29/2020
Starting from Scratch: How to Find the Capital for Your First Investment Property
Photo by Jonathan Rolande via Pixabay Dipping your toes in the real estate investing waters can feel intimidating--especially when it comes to making a large up-front investment. Although there are ways to get started in real estate with lower up-front costs (low- or no-down payment VA and FHA loans, for instance), it's smart to have some savings to...
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Posted on 11/22/2020
Home Equity Explained
Buying your first home is a big decision; one that involves a lengthy process of saving money, building credit, and planning the next phase of your life. However, owning a home comes with one major payoff: home equity.Simply put, home equity is the amount of your home that you’ve paid off. However, it does get more complicated when we...
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Posted on 11/15/2020
Determine If a Home Is Right for You
The definition of a "dream house" varies from homebuyer to homebuyer. Fortunately, there are many things you can do to determine if a residence is right for you. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you evaluate a home so you can decide whether to proceed with an offer to purchase. 1. Review a Home's Features...
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