Homeownership Tips

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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Oct. 24, 2016

Listing your Denver home in the Fall

 

We hear often, we don't want to list until the Spring, that is the BEST time of year to list.    Well, that comment would not be true if you need to find a replacement home.    Last Spring we had the lowest inventory we have seen in ...

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Oct. 9, 2016

Those Leaves can be Useful

Those Leaves can be Useful

 

 

All around Denver, the trees are providing beautiful landscapes of orange, red and yellow. It is nice to have mature trees for shade but in the fall it can be a chore keeping those leaves cleaned up!

 

Piles of leaves

A great way to ...

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Oct. 5, 2016

Temps are Falling - Time to Think About Winterizing

Temps are Falling - Time to Think About Winterizing

 

Colorado is experiencing it's first taste of cooler weather and it won't be long before we see freezing temperatures.   Time for  everyone  to get their outside hoses unhooked.   With overnight temperatures below freezing, this could damage the ...

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Sept. 19, 2016

Do I Need My Ducts Cleaned?

 

Duct cleaning

This great article spells out when a homeowner needs to have their duct cleaned.   Normal dust, pet hair, etc may not mandate a cleaning, but other items do, such as vermin, droppings, dirt, debris or mold growth.  If your ducts have leaks, you should have the leaks ...

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Aug. 30, 2015

Some All Natural Cleaning Tips

Some All Natural Cleaning Tips

 

Cleaning supplies can be very costly, and there are many items you can make yourself, and not only save only, but be ALL NATURAL.

 

1.  Use a pillowcase to clean ceiling fan blades.  The dust gets trapped inside instead of being ...

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July 24, 2015

Keeping Your Home Cool in the Summer

Keeping Your Home Cool in the Summer

 

We all want to come home from work to a cool home especially if you have driven in traffic!   There are many things you can do to keep your home cool AND keep the utility bills lower.

 

Houselogic has a ...

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