Homeownership Tips

March 5, 2024

Should I Remodel Before Selling?

So many times homeowners ask - should I replace the carpet, lay some tile, or update the kitchen and baths to get a better price?

If you spend $10K for carpet, most likely you will only see a value increase of $6k.   If that is all you need to do ...

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Oct. 12, 2023

Fall Home Maintenance Tips for Homeowners

It is that time of year when you own a home, you should do some homeowner maintenance to protect your home from damage this Fall/Winter.    Here is a list of things to think about.

 

  1. Gutters and down spouts: clean the leaves from the gutters and make sure ...
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Oct. 10, 2023

Arapahoe County Home Show - October 13-15, 2023

Whether you’re planning on upgrading your home or need a reliable contractor to fix your leaking roof. The Home Show is the spot to find all local remodeling experts. The Arapahoe County Home Show hosts local and national exhibitors offering exclusive deals and discounts. Save time and money while at ...

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Sept. 13, 2023

Is Your Goal to be Mortgage-Free?

Thirty years sounds like an eternity when you close on a home and see what year your home will finally be paid off.     Do you have a plan to retire early and be mortgage-free?

 

Want to get it paid for quickly?   Even if you don't ...

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Aug. 18, 2023

How to "Lock Your Deed" in Arapahoe County Colorado

You may have seen advertisements for title lock services, or even stories in the news about title theft recently. To protect Arapahoe County residents, the Clerk and Recorders Office offers Property Alert, a free service that will alert you if a new document has been recorded under your name.    ...

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May 15, 2023

The Most Missed Areas to Clean in our Homes

Keeping a house clean and tidy can and usually is a never-ending chore!   No matter how much you dust, vacuum, sweep/dust, it usually doesn't last long before it needs to be repeated.    Here are a few areas of your home that can go overlooked.  ...

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May 5, 2023

Property Tax Assessments

Denver has seen a huge increase in home values, which eventually equates into a property tax hike!  

The property tax assessments have been mailed in all the counties around the Denver metro area, and some homeowners are thinking their home value is a bit high.    The current assessment ...

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April 19, 2023

Homeowners - BE CAREFUL of this SCAM!

There is a company based in Florida (MV REALTY) calling homeowners who have lived in their homes a long time.    They say - they will send a check (around $1500) to sign the documents.   Most homeowners have not signed listing agreements, and this company doesn't explain what they ...

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April 18, 2023

Do you Have Door Hinge Dust?

Let's talk - door hinge DUST.    I have white trim, and the door hinges leave an unwelcome dark dust that not only gets on the trim, but also, gets on the floor, leaving marks on the carpet.    These marks on the carpet are not easy to ...

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Feb. 27, 2023

Want to Know How to Pay Off Your Mortgage Early?

When you buy your first house, the thought of having a home completely paid off seems like a distant dream.   It will take some time, and some diligence in budgeting and smart investments.   By doing these tips, you can pay off your mortgage loan much sooner than expected ...

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