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Posted on 08/02/2020
Should You Buy in a Community with an HOA?
Photo by Pixabay from Pexels Homeowners associations are common features of new residential subdivisions, condominiums and townhouse developments, planned communities, and vacation resorts throughout the United States and abroad. Typically established by the builder or developer, such associations are most often responsible for maintenance of common facilities. They also frequently oversee the operation of community centers, pools, golf...
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Posted on 07/26/2020
Why Is a Home Listing Important?
If you intend to sell a home, it helps to allocate time and resources to produce an effective property listing. Ultimately, a house listing can help a property seller make a positive first impression on potential buyers. And if a listing is informative and engaging, it may lead a buyer to set up a house showing. Now, let's take...
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Posted on 07/19/2020
How to Stay Aggressive During the Homebuying Journey
Buying a home may prove to be challenging, regardless of where you decide to search for a house. However, if you are aggressive in your pursuit of your dream residence, you could speed up your home search. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you stay aggressive during your quest to find your dream house. 1....
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Posted on 07/17/2020
Another Property Sold - 1209 Pearl Street #2, Denver, CO 80203
Charming large one bedroom condo in the heart of Capitol Hill close to all that Denver has to offer. The vintage character of the original hardwood floors, claw foot bathtub, beautiful fireplace and mantel and 9' ceilings wrapped in crown molding will capture your heart. The kitchen has been updated with granite countertops and all new appliances with warranties. The bedroom and den features new smart stain resistant carpet. The den could serve as a home office, music room, nursery or huge walk in closet. The rare one car garage is an invaluable asset in Cap Hill. A small HOA association includes only the 4 property owners which makes for...
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Posted on 07/12/2020
What Curb Appeal Items Give You the Most ROI?
Photo by Breadmaker via Shutterstock You may be thinking that your best investments are inside the home: a snazzy new kitchen, a spa-like bathroom or new wood floors, but you can actually get a high return on investment (ROI) if you focus on your home's curb appeal. The first impression potential buyers have of your home is the...
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Posted on 07/10/2020
Another Property Sold - 1032 S Clay Street, Denver, CO 80219
This is a newly remodeled ranch style home located in the centrally located Athmar Park neighborhood. The home has the open floorplan that everyone wants and is located 1 and ½ blocks away from Huston Lake Park a great place to walk your dog, play some tennis or get that morning run in. When you walk in, you will notice the gleaming wood flooring and beautifully remodeled kitchen. The kitchen is spectacular with quartz counter tops, tile backsplash, kitchen island, shaker soft close cabinets, new appliances, and plenty of counter and cabinet space. This home has a true master bedroom suite that has a spacious bathroom with two sinks. The...
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Posted on 07/07/2020
Tips for Sellers: Use Curb Appeal to Your Advantage
For home sellers, getting the best price for your residence likely will require you to upgrade your house's curb appeal. If you dedicate time and resources to bolster your home's curb appeal, you may be better equipped than ever before to enjoy a successful property selling experience. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you improve...
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Posted on 06/28/2020
Mortgage Pre-Approval Pros and Cons You Need to Know
Image by Mediamodifier from Pixabay As you enter the home buying process, some people may recommend that you seek mortgage pre-approval. This is typically one of the first steps in the process, and you may view it as something you have little choice over. Yet mortgage pre-approval is not a requirement to start shopping for a house, and...
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Posted on 06/21/2020
Which Is Best to Buy: An Older Home or New Construction?
Image by MITCH WRIGHT from Pixabay If you thought we'd answer "It all depends" you're absolutely right. So, lets take a look at the upsides and challenges of old and new homes. Buying an Older Home or Condo If you fall in love with an older home or condo, your real estate professional will guide you through the...
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Posted on 06/19/2020
Another Property Sold - 875 Tennyson Street, Denver, CO 80204
This is a beautiful brick mid century ranch that has a functional an open floorplan. The home looks out onto the park from your front porch or living room. The large back yard that will make the time you need to shelter in place easier to take and with the additional greenspace across the street your stress level will be lowered. Coved ceilings, new flooring and interior paint have made this move in ready. This is premium large lot for those developers looking for a great value (7,500sq') with E-TH-2.5 across from Joseph P Martinez and Lakewood Gulch park. The property is in close proximity to light rail and has access to biking and...
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Posted on 06/18/2020
5401 S Park Terrace Avenue #205D, Greenwood Village, CO 80111 now has a new price of $364,900!
Beautiful loft style condo at the Village Plaza lofts located in the middle of the Denver Tech Center (DTC) that is vacant and easy to show. The floorplan is spacious, open with great light from the south and western exposure. The home has 10’ ceilings, wood floors, open floorplan and tile flooring in master bath. Custom shelving in living area and in master walk in closet. The kitchen includes stainless steel appliances, lots of counter space, pendant lighting and bar top seating. Enjoy the outdoor space on your balcony that overlooks the interior of the complex and has a separate gas line. Dedicated underground parking and storage. ...
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Posted on 06/18/2020
Video Tour - 2666 Hudson Street, Denver, CO 80207
Land in Park Hill. Rare opportunity for possible development of a prime site with small house located on the lot. Buyer may consider renting the property during planning for new construction if they choose. The larger lots in Park Hill are highly coveted and this is an exceptional 9,370 sq' lot located one block from McAuliffe Middle School (choice school) and within the Park Hill Elementary and East High School boundaries. The property already has a two car detached garage that currently is usable. The main improvement is a 1,028 square foot brick bungalow originally built in 1901 with a 715 square foot finished basement (per County...
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