Homeownership Tips

July 3, 2020

Preparing your Home for Sale

 

When putting a home on the market, a homeowner should look at many things to be sure their home is ready for the market.   It is a proven fact, that a "ready to move in" home will sell faster and at a higher price than a home that ...

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April 4, 2020

Real Estate in Colorado during the Covid Crisis

 

Colorado has a "Stay at Home" order in place and so many are going stir crazy in their homes, and looking at a good 30 more days.    Real estate has been deemed as "essential business", but definitely is not "business as usual".    (This was changed to non-essential ...

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Feb. 13, 2020

What Items Should be Done prior to Listing my Home?

 

 

Should I paint and replace the carpet or sell the home like it is?     Many Sellers ask these questions, and always recommend to get this done prior to listing.   These two items make such an impression when buyers walk in the door.     It gives ...

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Jan. 19, 2020

How do you Remove Popcorn Ceilings?

 

We see these type ceilings all the time in homes 1990 and older.    Here is the description of these ceilings -

A popcorn ceiling (slang), also known as a textured ceiling, cottage cheese ceiling, stipple ceiling, a stucco ceiling or formally an acoustic ceiling, is a ceiling with a ...

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Oct. 16, 2019

Even a New Roof can have Defective Shingles

 


 

Do you have a newer roof?    Do you know if you have defective shingles?

 

I have had two homeowners had their roofs checked and found to have Tamko shingles and they were defective.  No way to certify the roof if the buyer asked.  ...

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May 22, 2019

May Snowstorms in Denver

 

This year has been one for the books - Old Man Winter really shows his hand this year, and we saw upwards of 57" of snow, versus only 24" in 2018.     The storm this week Monday into Tuesday (mind you was 5/20) produced 20" in Black Forest - which ...

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May 5, 2018

Are there Upgrades we can do our Home to bring Value?

 

So glad you asked before doing upgrades that do not necessarily bring value to your home.

Kitchens and bathrooms are always good rooms for upgrades.   One question I get A LOT is - we don't use the bath tub, and prefer to have a giant shower with multiple ...

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Oct. 14, 2017

Time to look at Getting your Home Ready for Old Man Winter


 

Colorado has experienced it's first snowfall and cooler weather and it won't be long before we see freezing overnight temperatures on a regular basis.   The temperatures may be warm today, but we all know they can change overnight!   When the temperatures dip below freezing, you ...

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Oct. 12, 2017

Listing a Home is more than Putting a Sign in the Ground

 

When a homeowner is ready to list their home, there are many items to review before the listing contract is signed and the property is entered into the MLS.     There is more to this process than putting a sign into the ground!   And the following are just ...

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Jan. 10, 2017

Tax Evaluation Year - Denver Metro area

 

Property TaxesEvery couple of years the counties look at home values and adjust the tax base.     This is the year this will happen, so be prepared in March or April to expect your tax bill in the mail.    This is not to be paid, it is a ...

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