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The Most Dangerous Home Maintenance Tasks

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There’s something very satisfying in tackling home maintenance and repair work by yourself. Aside from the money saved, there’s the good feeling you get from working hands-on with your home, getting to know its ins and outs, and learning from projects along the way. But there are jobs around the house which can be more trouble than they’re worth. Some …


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 …


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 …


When You Just Shouldn’t Do It Yourself

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A do-it-yourself project can be an empowering way to save money, provided you know what you’re doing. But making even one simple mistake could put a strain on your back or your bank account. Often, it’s best to put safety first and call a professional. Here are four types of home improvement projects that are best left to the experts. 1. Plumbing …

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North Metro Denver Real Estate News 7.24.2017

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A Colorado city makes top 10 for 1st-time homebuyers; here’s how 13 local cities rank Several Colorado’s suburbs and other cities around the state may be a good choice for first-time homebuyers, according to a new report from WalletHub. The site ranked 300 cities nationwide on their suitability for first time homebuyers, including 13 cities in Colorado. Nationally, Thornton ranked …


Adding Shade to Your Yard or Patio

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Summer is a fun season to enjoy time outside with friends and family — provided you have sufficient coverage from the sun. Stay cool and comfortable by adding shade to your yard or patio with the ideas below. Overhead Hangs for the Patio One popular way to create shade is to string up outdoor fabric and make a retractable awning or canopy. …

The “silent killer” resentment

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Selling a buying a home comes with a lot of emotional ups and downs. One that makes a frequent but unwelcome appearance is resentment. Sometimes called the “silent killer,” resentment is largely the result of unaired grievances or poor communication. What may be in actuality a very small (and often misperceived offense) can be the seed from which a series …


Swap Out Your Lawn for an Ecologically Friendly Alternative

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Ever find yourself overwhelmed by maintaining your lawn? Have you worried about the amount of water it takes to keep things green and growing? What if there was a way to transform your lawn to both make it both ecologically-friendly and strikingly different from every house on the block? Xeriscaping (or xerogardening) is the practice of landscaping and gardening in …


4 High-Return Updates for the North Metro Denver Home

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Do you have a list of changes you’d like to make to your home this year? Completing cosmetic updates is easiest when the weather’s in your favor. In honor of May’s National Home Improvement Month, here are four upgrades ranging from curb appeal projects to large-scale expansions that often yield high returns. Replacing doors and windows: Homeowners are often encouraged …