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Posted on 10/25/2020
3 Things You Need to Know Before You Buy a Home
Buying your dream home may prove to be a long, arduous process. Thankfully, those who prepare for the homebuying journey can limit the risk of encountering hurdles along the way. And as a result, these homebuyers may be better equipped than others to enjoy a fast, seamless property buying experience. Now, let's take a look at three things you...
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Posted on 10/18/2020
Are Solar Panels Worth the Investment in 2020?
Photo by Vivint Solar on Unsplash There’s little doubt that we all want to do our part to protect the environment and solar energy gives us an opportunity to get off fossil fuels. In a perfect world, we would all promptly discard our furnaces and adorn our roofs with solar panels. But if we lift up our eyes...
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Posted on 10/17/2020
Another Property Sold - 15612 E 96th Way #32a, Commerce City, CO 80022
This beautiful 3 bedroom / 2.5 bathroom, 1,876 sqft end unit townhome in Fronterra Village is just what you have been looking for!! Walk into this large open floor plan with many windows that let tons of natural light throughout the home. The main level features a large living room, dining area, family room with gas fireplace, main level laundry, open kitchen with Corian counter-tops, over-sized island and a breakfast nook. The upstairs features the master bedroom with walk-in closet and 5 piece master bathroom. In addition, there are 2 bedrooms and a full guest bathroom upstairs. Enjoy your own private fenced in patio that is connected to a...
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Posted on 10/11/2020
Common Plumbing Problems
Image by Rudy and Peter Skitterians from Pixabay There are many responsibilities that come with homeownership. One important aspect to monitor and maintain is your plumbing system. With any system that is used daily, problems will arise from time to time. The earlier issues are identified, the quicker and simpler they can be to resolve. Here are a...
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Posted on 10/04/2020
Unique Design Ideas for Your Ceilings
Image by Ernest_Roy from Pixabay When putting together a room’s design, there’s one area that often gets overlooked above all others, and that’s the ceiling. There are a variety of interesting things that you can do with a ceiling to bring life and add interest to a room. Some ideas will add a sense of height or give...
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Posted on 10/03/2020
Another Property Sold - 12944 Jasmine Way, Thornton, CO 80602
Welcome home to this beautiful 2 story 3 bedroom / 3 bathroom home in the desired neighborhood of Riverdale Park. Walk into this inviting open floor plan. The main level features a living/family room as soon as you walk in, a large living/family room, dining area, kitchen, bathroom and main level laundry. The upstairs features the master bedroom with walk-in closet, master bath with two sinks and walk-in closet. In addition, there are 2 bedrooms and a full guest bathroom. There is a partial un-finished basement ready for you to finish to your desire. Outside is a gorgeous large back yard ready for all your entertaining and fun activities. It...
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Posted on 10/02/2020
Another Property Sold - 13731 Ivy Street, Thornton, CO 80602
Nicely maintained home looking out to a disc golf park. Views of the mountains and plains. Open concept with large living areas. Updated with cherry wood cabinets, granite counter tops and natural stone tile in the baths. Large unfinished basement. Covered patio with landscaped yard. The solar system reduces the electrical costs. Three car...
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Posted on 09/27/2020
Challenges Associated with Buying a Zombie Property
Photo by Curtis Adams from Pexels Zombie properties are homes that have been visibly abandoned but actual ownership has not. The term became popular in the housing industry during the 2007-08 housing crisis when people being unable to make their mortgage payments reached a catastrophic point. According to ATTOM Data Solutions, a firm that tracks different types of...
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Posted on 09/20/2020
Avoid These Common Mortgage Mistakes
Image by Jan Vašek from Pixabay One of the biggest hurdles people face when looking for a home is applying for a mortgage. While applying for a mortgage is relatively straightforward, finding favorable terms might be more challenging. Many buyers are surprised by how broad the terms of a mortgage might be. With this in mind, it is...
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Posted on 09/13/2020
Paperwork You Need When Buying a Home
Photo by Andrea Piacquadio from Pexels While the home buying process is exciting, applying for a mortgage can be time-consuming. Paperwork is a big part of the mortgage process and the better prepared you are, the more likely it is to go well. In fact, if you are considering getting preapproved for a mortgage, lining the paperwork up...
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Posted on 09/10/2020
Another Property Sold - 14700 E 104th Avenue #1202, Commerce City, CO 80022
Estimated for completion in August/September. Brand new townhouse/condo in a convenient location close to shopping (Reunion King Soopers across the street), parks and trails, DIA and dining. Functional open floor plan with finishes that include granite counter-tops, beautiful laminate throughout kitchen and living room, vaulted ceilings, large fenced yard/patio, stainless Whirlpool appliances including fridge & central AC. Two total parking spaces come with your home including one detached garage space and one reserved parking space. Taxes are estimated due to new construction. Photos are representations of same floor plan and may not...
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Posted on 09/06/2020
Do Easements Affect My Property Value?
Image by Zach Schorr from Pixabay Whether you’re buying or selling a home, you might discover there is an easement attached to your property. If so, you’re probably wondering how this affects your property values. What is an Easement? In a nutshell, an easement is for one person to have explicit permission to have use of another person’s...
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