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Posted on 04/01/2021
2315 Albion Street, Denver, CO 80207 is now new to the market!
The first thing you will notice when you walk up to this beautiful Craftsman two story style home is that it has that classic covered porch that invites you in. The porch is great space for enjoying a glass of wine or greeting neighbors as they walk by. This home located in Park Hill one of Denver’s great neighborhoods that has easy access to the Zoo, Museum of Natural History, City Park and Downtown Denver. The walkability is also great with Spinelli’s Market, Cherry Tomato Restaurant and Honey Hill Café a few blocks away. The block has some great examples of the traditional architectural styles in the Park Hill neighborhood. When you...
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Posted on 03/28/2021
Why Should a Buyer View Your House?
If you plan to sell your home, you should consider how you can stir up interest in your residence. Because if you know how to promote your house to buyers, there may be no shortage of home showing requests as soon as your residence becomes available. Ultimately, it is important to give buyers lots of reasons to view your...
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Posted on 03/21/2021
Why Upstart House Flippers Should Stay Away From Structural Renovations
Image by timotavi from Pixabay The basic premise of house flipping seems like a simple enough business model. Buy an inexpensive house that requires renovations, make them, and sell it for more than you invested. However, it's important to remember that house upgrades and structural repairs are worlds apart. A savvy house flipper would be wise to understand...
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Posted on 03/20/2021
Another Property Sold - 2530 Upham Street, Lakewood, CO 80214
This is a remodeled ranch style home located within a short bike ride to Sloans Lake. This home has the open floorplan that everyone wants. When you walk in, you will notice the gleaming wood flooring and beautifully remodeled kitchen. The kitchen has granite counter tops, tile backsplash, shaker cabinets. This home has a fully finished basement that has a large family room that features a reclaimed barn wood wet bar that is great for entertaining. The basement has walk-up access which allows for some flexibility. The floor plan is ideal for entertaining and flexible enough to create a large master bedroom suite on the main level if you...
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Posted on 03/14/2021
Do You Need to Revamp Your Home Selling Plan?
If you want to achieve the best-possible results during the house selling journey, you need to be flexible. Because if your initial home selling strategy fails to deliver the desired results, you need to be ready to make adjustments. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you revamp your home selling strategy. 1. Analyze the Local...
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Posted on 03/07/2021
Buying a Zombie Property - Pros & Cons
Photo by Daniel Tuttle on Unsplash Buying a home, especially for the first time, might feel a little scary—notably if you've learned the home you’re considering for purchase is a zombie property. Even a pro at buying property may flinch when they initially hear this term. No worries, a zombie property is not as frightening as it sounds....
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Posted on 03/05/2021
Another Property Sold - 4942 W 38th Avenue, Denver, CO 80212
This classic Bungalow is in the popular Northwest Denver neighborhood known as West Highlands. The kitchen has slab granite counter tops, stainless-steel appliances, and a breakfast bar. The dining area off the kitchen has tile floors and great southern exposure. The living area is open with wood floors and a cozy fireplace. The full basement is finished with a large family room, two non-conforming bedrooms and a bathroom. There is new carpeting in the family room and all bedrooms. The yard has a paver patio area with a firepit and requires minimum maintenance good for that for that active lifestyle. This home located in West Highlands...
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Posted on 02/28/2021
HOA vs. Non-HOA Communities
Image by Free-Photos from Pixabay When you’re looking into buying a new home, one of the decision you’ll need to make is if you want to live in an HOA community or not. Homeowners association (HOA) communities offer certain advantages and disadvantages compared to non-HOA communities. Knowing more about these pros and cons can help you make the...
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Posted on 02/21/2021
House Flipping: Three Areas Worth the Investment
Image by Mark Ort from Pixabay While house-flipping in general is slowing down, and profits are slowly decreasing, there are still a few places left worth flipping. Here, real estate investors can score big returns by buying foreclosed or distressed properties, renovating and then selling them. If you're an investor who's looking to dive in, these five U.S....
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Posted on 02/19/2021
Video Tour - 2530 Upham Street, Lakewood, CO 80214
This is a remodeled ranch style home located within a short bike ride to Sloans Lake. This home has the open floorplan that everyone wants. When you walk in, you will notice the gleaming wood flooring and beautifully remodeled kitchen. The kitchen has granite counter tops, tile backsplash, shaker cabinets. This home has a fully finished basement that has a large family room that features a reclaimed barn wood wet bar that is great for entertaining. The basement has walk-up access which allows for some flexibility. The floor plan is ideal for entertaining and flexible enough to create a large master bedroom suite on the main level if you...
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Posted on 02/19/2021
2530 Upham Street, Lakewood, CO 80214 is now new to the market!
This is a remodeled ranch style home located within a short bike ride to Sloans Lake. This home has the open floorplan that everyone wants. When you walk in, you will notice the gleaming wood flooring and beautifully remodeled kitchen. The kitchen has granite counter tops, tile backsplash, shaker cabinets. This home has a fully finished basement that has a large family room that features a reclaimed barn wood wet bar that is great for entertaining. The basement has walk-up access which allows for some flexibility. The floor plan is ideal for entertaining and flexible enough to create a large master bedroom suite on the main level if you...
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Posted on 02/14/2021
How Much Time Do You Need to Craft an Offer to Purchase a Home?
Creating an offer to purchase a home may require several minutes, hours or days – it all depends on the buyer. Fortunately, there are many things you can do to accelerate the process of putting together a homebuying proposal that will get a seller's attention. These include: 1. Study the Housing Market Closely When it comes to preparing an...
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