Homeownership Tips

Feb. 19, 2022

Xcel Implements Time of Use Rates

 

Xcel** will implement a change in the way they bill their customers, and you may want to think about when you utilize the energy consumption.

The new rate plan will charge higher rates during peak hours of 3 pm to 7 pm on weekdays.   Rates would be slightly ...

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Feb. 9, 2022

Doing Taxes - And Need a Deduction?

Many US citizens are preparing taxes this time of year, and discovering with the new tax rates, you don't have enough to claims deductions. 

Maybe it is time to BUY A HOME!  

  • Buying a home may be the most expensive and important purchase you make in your ...
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Jan. 24, 2022

Are you Prepared for a Disaster?

We all saw the devastating results unfold from the Marshal fire in Boulder County recently.   Almost 1,100 residents completely lost their homes.    Some had no time to get back to their home before it went completely up in flames.  Sadly, some lost their pets as well ...

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Nov. 29, 2021

Here's a Mortgage Tip

This tip came from a licensed mortgage lender, as I am not, but thought it was excellent advice to homeowners!

 

Here is something to consider if you were thinking about refinancing from a 30 year mortgage to a 15 year mortgage…

It takes 19 years and 4 months to ...

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Sept. 20, 2021

Fall is Arriving This Week, Time for Fall Home Maintenance

Fall is on the calendar for later this week, which means the flakes could any day now, and time for some home fall maintenance items.

 


Here are a few items you should winterize before winter has set in --

 

  • Fertilize lawn for its last feeding
  • Check for drafts - use ...
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Aug. 31, 2021

When your Neighbors get TOO Loud

 

When you move into a property, house/condo or townhome, you have the right to live in a peaceful environment.    A few years back a police officer told me that before 7 am and after 9 pm, was to be quiet.   Of course 4th of July, that ...

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March 21, 2021

Creating a Desirable Home Office

 

Whether you work full-time at home or occasionally need to conduct business in the evenings or on the weekends, a home office a great way to utilize an extra room. Now that many employees are allowed to work from home, an organized home office could be important.  A ...

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March 15, 2021

Spring Maintenance Tips for Homeowners

There are items you should be maintaining every season to ensure you don't end up with a giant bill for repairs.   Once all this snow melts, here is a list for the Spring Maintenance a homeowner should review -

 

 

1.  Be sure to check your gutters ...

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Feb. 3, 2021

No More Chirping of Smoke Alarms in the Middle of the Night

 

All these years, when I remind clients to change their clocks for Daylight Savings Time, another reminder was for everyone to change the batteries in their smoke alarms.   In the newer homes, this meant, A LOT of 9 volt batteries!   (now that they go in all bedrooms ...

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Dec. 3, 2020

Listing a Home - What's the Big Deal?

You are ready to list your home, you give your trusted REALTOR a call to come over to walk your home, and get more information on this process.    If you have listed a home, you most likely know what goes into preparing a home for the market.   If ...

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