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Posted on 08/30/2020
Factors that Impact the Cost of Home Insurance
Photo by Designer491 via Shutterstock If you’re new to homeownership, one of your first expenses is homeowner’s insurance. Not to be confused with mortgage insurance, your homeowner policy protects you in the event of a catastrophe. Factors that Impact the Cost of Home Insurance The cost of your home is only one factor in an extensive list of...
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Posted on 08/27/2020
12944 Jasmine Way, Thornton, CO 80602 is now new to the market!
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 08/23/2020
Does Your Yard Look Unfinished? Pull It Together With Hardscaping
Image by Tim Cooper from Unsplash If your lawn and garden area is full of lush, thriving trees, shrubs, herbs, and flowers, you're probably proud of it's appearance and of all the hard work you've put in to get it that way. However, you may also have a nagging feeling that it's missing something, but you can't quite...
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Posted on 08/16/2020
Staging Tips for a Successful Open House
Photo by David Gonzales via Pexels When it comes to selling a home, presentation is key. A well-staged home highlights the best features while leaving plenty of room for imagination in the minds of home buyers. Here are a few tried and true home staging tips to help your home steal the show and bring in the best...
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Posted on 08/13/2020
15612 E 96th Way #32a, Commerce City, CO 80022 is now new to the market!
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 08/09/2020
Navigate the Home-Buying Process in Spite of COVID-19 with Simple Tips
Photo by Gustavo Fring from Pexels According to the National Association of Realtors, year-to-year increases in home sales have remained steady in spite of apparent dips in March 2020 due to COVID-19. This one fact goes to show that the proverbial show must go on when it comes to people buying a home. If you were on a...
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Posted on 08/02/2020
How to Choose the Right Contractor
Photo by Michal Jarmoluk via Pixabay Home décor and styles change all the time. One of the main things to remember before getting ready to completely remodel is choosing the right contractor. Although there are many contractors in the area, making sure they are able to do the job correctly makes all the difference. What are some things...
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Posted on 07/26/2020
Should You Cosign on a Mortgage?
Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay Should you cosign on a mortgage loan to help someone else buy a house? Hopeful home buyers who lack the necessary credit history, W-2 income or overall income versus their debt can face problems getting a mortgage lender to approve a loan. Borrowers with a 43% or higher debt-to-income ratio may learn...
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Posted on 07/19/2020
Surviving a Short-Notice PCS Move
Photo by Andrea Piacquadio from Pexels In the military, sometimes a Permanent Change of Station or PCS move happens quickly and orders to move to a new location can leave you scrambling. When you have to make a fast move, the whirlwind of activity can leave you feeling a little dazed and wondering if you’re forgetting anything. So,...
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Posted on 07/12/2020
Kitchen Tools that Make Meal Prep Simple
Photo by Creatv Eight on Unsplash Time spent in the kitchen is almost always well worth the results at mealtime. But why spend more time in the apron than necessary when you could be spending time with the family or just relaxing. These five culinary accessories are designed to streamline the chef’s experience and help minimize food preparation...
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Posted on 07/07/2020
Putting Finance First: Saving Tips For a New Home Purchase
Image by Nattanan Kanchanaprat from Pixabay Preparing to purchase a home? It’s time to get your finances in order. Although this is an exciting time, you’d be surprised to learn how much a new home purchase can leave you strapped for cash. Saving for your home can get you prepared to have money for your down payment and...
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Posted on 06/28/2020
How to Build a Backyard Fire Pit
Image by Free-Photos from Pixabay A fire pit adds a cozy and fun element to any backyard. Think of the roasting of marshmallows or just enjoying a toasty fire on a chilly fall night. Building a fire pit is a relatively straightforward DIY project. To get started, you’ll need the right materials, tools, location and confirmation you will...
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