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Lower Your Water Bill: Plug Common Leaks

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Did you know it’s not uncommon for more than 20% of homes to have one unidentified water leak? Sometimes these leaks go on for years, completely unnoticed because homeowners inherit small leaks, assuming their water bill is normal. Other times, small water leaks are overlooked because owners assume the overall impact to their utilities is relatively small. But the truth …

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2017’s Top Kitchen Design Trends

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While a home’s curb appeal may draw buyers in, its interior matters just as much, if not more. Several features are high on the wish list of today’s homebuyer, including a modern kitchen. Whether you’re thinking of starting a remodel or you’re just curious about what the future holds, check out these trends that turn kitchens into buyer bait. Hidden …

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North Metro Denver Real Estate Renovations with the Best Returns for 2017

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If you’ve been kicking around the idea of some improvements for your North Metro Denver Real Estate, but aren’t sure which ones make the most financial sense, don’t miss “The Renovations That Will Pay Off the Most for Your Home in 2017” published by Realtor.com. While some renovations sound like they’re a home run for your home’s value, in actuality …

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4 Appliances That Need a Cleaning

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Occasionally cleaning household appliances like stoves and refrigerators may seem obvious, but what about equipment that does the cleaning, like the dishwasher and washing machine? Give these often overlooked appliances a deep clean with the following tips before the holidays have them working overtime. Unclog the dishwasher. The cleaner the dishwasher, the cleaner your dishes will turn out after going …

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Which Washer is Best for You?

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If you’re in the market for a new washing machine, you have a lot of options. But that can make it harder to find the right one for you. The Good Housekeeping Institute (GHI) has a rundown of the pros and cons of three of the most popular types. Front-Loader Pros Can be stacked with dryer. Large capacity accommodates big …

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Design tips to make a small bathroom more spacious

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Not everyone can afford a master bath with twin sinks, a palatial tub, and luxury dual-headed shower. Some of us (well, most of us!) have to contend with reality. Reality means compromises, and sometimes that compromise means a small bathroom. But just because a bathroom is small doesn’t mean it has to feel small. In fact, many small bathrooms can …

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When does a home equity line of credit make sense?

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Part of the financial power of home ownership in the North Metro Denver area resides in your home’s equity. Unlike renting, which the equity goes into a landlord’s pocket, the value you build in your home can be a useful financial tool when the time is right. Home equity is defined as, “a homeowner’s unencumbered interest in their real property—that …

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Reduce waste with these composting tips…

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Do you compost? Composting is a great way to reduce the waste which goes into our landfills. More and more communities are providing curbside compost pick-up service. Whether a part of regular trash and recycling, or provided by a private company, composting is no longer an affair where you have to turn a drum of scraps in your backyard or …