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Posted on 09/19/2021
5 Easy-to-Grow Houseplants That Improve Your Aesthetic
If all it takes is one wrong look for your houseplants to turn brown and die, then you need something a bit more forgiving. Not all indoor plants are built the same, however. Some demand the perfect amount of light and water plus endless attention while others are happy being left alone. Wondering which won’t give you a...
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Posted on 09/12/2021
It's Worth It: 3 Ways to Make Your Home More Energy Efficient & Benefit You
Photo by Tirachard Kumtanom from Pexels Homeowners typically want to tackle renovation projects that will benefit them in multiple ways. Ideally there should be a healthy mix of aesthetically pleasing upgrades that also help reduce utility costs. The following rank among the energy efficient home renovation projects that can save you money while still improving aesthetic and quality...
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Posted on 09/05/2021
Should You Finance with a Credit Union?
Image by Pete Linforth from Pixabay Property buyers today may think of a credit union as an alternative form of lending and ultimately meant for people who don't fit the stereotypical borrower. But this assumption may a little unfair once you learn the facts. Credit unions present several unique opportunities that you simply won't find anywhere else. We'll...
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Posted on 08/29/2021
The Best Beginner-Friendly Houseplants
Photo by Ray Piedra from Pexels The care and keeping of house plants can be intimidating. However, the fear of failure shouldn’t keep you from trying. There are plenty of houseplants that are easy to maintain no matter your level of experience, climate or space in your home. There is a perfect plant for you, and it might...
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Posted on 08/24/2021
Another Property Sold - 7934 S Depew Street B, Littleton, CO 80128
MOVE IN READY TOWNHOME IN GREAT SOUTH JEFFCO LOCATION.THIS TOWNHOME FEATURES ALL AMENITIES YOU WOULD WANT IN A 2 STORY TOWNHOME,BASEMENT IS PARTIALLY FINISHED AND READY FOR YOUR CREATIVE IDEAS,LOCATED CLOSE TO CHATFIELD STATE PARK,ASPEN GROVE AND LIGHT RAIL.GARAGE LOCATED BEHIND YOUR UNIT AND OFF THE PATIO.INCLUDES NICE POOL AND CLUBHOUSE.PETS ARE OK,CHECK FOR LIMITS.UNIT SHOWS VERY WELL WITH HARDWOOD FLOORS,CENTRAL AC,AND ALL APPLIANCES ARE INCLUDED,WASHER,DRYER AND FREEZER.NICE FLOORPLAN AND LIGHT AND BRIGHT FOR ALL YOUR DECORATING.GREAT LOCATION IN COMPLEX AND CLOSE TO 470 FOR GOOD ACCESS.DONT LET THIS UNIT PASS YOU...
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Posted on 08/22/2021
Add a Windbreak to Your Terrace
Image by AlexandreZveiger from Shutterstock If you like the outdoors, spending time on the terrace or balcony at your home is a great way to enjoy the fresh air and spend time with family and friends. But sometimes windy weather or lack of privacy can create a challenge. Consider installing a windbreak to make your outdoor space more...
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Posted on 08/16/2021
Another Property Sold - 12055 E Harvard Avenue 101, Aurora, CO 80014
Looking for low maintenance living with easy access to Light Rail?! Set your showing today for this fantastic main level condo at Telegraph Hill II. Large/Open floor plan is light and bright and boasts a spacious living room with a cozy floor to ceiling wood burning fireplace and access to the private patio. The living room flows seamlessly into the kitchen for easy entertaining. Well-equipped eat-in kitchen features light grey cabinetry accented by gorgeous granite countertops and pantry. Dedicated laundry just off dining area. 2 large bedrooms including the relaxing master suite and a full bathroom complete the layout. The quiet community...
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Posted on 08/15/2021
Design: How to Make Your Home More Memorable With Traditional and Eclectic Accents
There's something about mixing two styles together that can add a lot of spice to a room. Unexpected touches and accents add the personality that people remember. Yet there's a danger to this approach because it's relatively easy to go overboard. Finding the right balance will have everything to do with the impression you create. Eclectic and Traditional...
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Posted on 08/14/2021
Another Property Sold - 12055 E Harvard Avenue 101, Aurora, CO 80014
Looking for low maintenance living with easy access to Light Rail?! Set your showing today for this fantastic main level condo at Telegraph Hill II. Large/Open floor plan is light and bright and boasts a spacious living room with a cozy floor to ceiling wood burning fireplace and access to the private patio. The living room flows seamlessly into the kitchen for easy entertaining. Well-equipped eat-in kitchen features light grey cabinetry accented by gorgeous granite countertops and pantry. Dedicated laundry just off dining area. 2 large bedrooms including the relaxing master suite and a full bathroom complete the layout. The quiet community...
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Posted on 08/08/2021
Determining Fair Market Value
Image by Andrey Popov from Shutterstock The term "fair market value" is the price at which an interested but not desperate buyer is willing to buy and a motivated but not distressed seller is willing to sell on the open market in your location. The set value depends on recently sold similar-sized homes with like amenities, upgrades, and...
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Posted on 08/01/2021
Your Guide to Boho Chic Design
Boho chic is a design style that takes its inspiration from past generations. Today, it’s a popular style with a very bold yet relaxed attitude. While design aesthetics can be difficult to define, boho chic has several specific elements to define the style. Here we will go into those key design elements so you can better understand the...
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Posted on 07/25/2021
Pros & Cons of Taking Out House-Flipping Loans
Photo by Karolina Grabowska from Pexels The golden rule of house flipping states that entrepreneurs should never pay over 70% of a property’s value after subtracting the cost of renovations and associated fees. Known as the “70 Percent Rule,” it sets a standard for improving the chances of turning a profit even if unexpected financial challenges arise. Few...
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