Taking the Dread Out of Thanksgiving Cleaning

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Thanksgiving is a perfect holiday to showcase your home. Every room in the house is part of the entertainment, from the warmth of the kitchen to the elegance of the dining room. There’s nothing quite like hosting your first Thanksgiving. Unfortunately, there’s nothing quite like cleaning up the mess which accompanies a Thanksgiving meal. From crusty roasting pans to a …


Looking for your dream home?

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If you’ve ever dreamed of owning a home, but find yourself feeling like the dream is out of reach, maybe I can help. The first step towards owning a home means understanding how much home you can afford. Most people don’t ever ask this question because they think they don’t have enough for a down payment, or worry their credit …

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The Top 6 Spots Where Mold Makes its Home

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For a healthy home, monitoring and eliminating mold is crucial. Mold is sneaky, though, and it can creep up on you when you least expect it. Spores are known to stay dormant until they have the moisture and nutrients they need to bloom. While some forms of mold are obvious, others hide and thrive until musty smells become prominent or …


Welcome to America’s Boomtowns

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Cities all over the United States are experiencing unprecedented population swells. Fueled by a general migration to urban areas, these boomtowns are supported by steady job growth and thriving home markets. Here are four standouts whose numbers are on the rise. Seattle-Tacoma A healthy tech industry seems to be tempering the rain in the Pacific Northwest. The promise of employment in the …


How to Make Adding Your Next Bathroom Easier

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Have you been living with a single-bathroom home? Is the time here to consider adding an extra full-bathroom or “water closet” to your existing layout? First, know that of all the renovations you can make to a single-bathroom home, adding an extra bathroom is one of the soundest investments you can make. With rare exception, the money you put into …


Boulder County Market Insights October 2017

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Hear that? That’s the sound of hammer on nail, as new home building revs up for what is promising to be another demanding season of sales this autumn. New built homes offer a few advantages besides the obvious value of owning a brand new home. Not only is all the plumbing, electrical, mechanical and structural brand new and of the latest …


Just listed 7931 W 55th Ave

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This Water Tower Village third floor condo is perfect for first-time buyers and investors alike! This clean and inviting 1 bed, 1.5 bath, 1 car garage features an open floor plan with welcoming living room, large kitchen with breakfast bar and dining area that moves to an outdoor balcony or spacious master suite with ample walk-in closet, and private full …


Metro Region Housing Report September 2017

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How is the market? As a whole, single-family homes, townhouses, and condos, the market has seen supply levels start to increase (new listings) from last year just a bit at 4.3%, but, overall inventory is down 24%.  Demand has been steady with Pending and Sold listings up 12.2% but overall Sold down a touch at 3.2%. These factors have contributed to …


Tips for Flying Above the Online Fray

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In our age of nearly instantaneous communication, we find ourselves paradoxically with exponentially more opportunities to make fools of ourselves. With every Tweet, Facebook update, Instagram comment, bulk email, accidental “reply to: all,” blog post (and blog comment), we have countless opportunities to stick our feet squarely in our mouths. What’s even more daunting is how the lack of face-to-face …


7 Tips for Energy Awareness Month

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October isn’t just about pumpkin spice lattes and Halloween celebrations; it’s also Energy Awareness Month. Find out how you can reduce your household’s energy consumption this fall while preparing for the seasons ahead. Reducing Home Energy Use The average U.S. household consumes tens of thousands of kilowatt hours of electricity each year, and much of it is completely unnecessary. Making …