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Posted on 05/12/2021
Property Insurance vs. Homeowners Insurance
Photo by Steve Buissinne via Pixabay Often used interchangeably, the terms “property insurance” and “homeowners’ insurance” sometimes confuse new homebuyers. Homeowners’ insurance is a specialized form of property insurance. By “property” the insurance industry means anything that you own. Under that category come homeowners’ insurance and even renters’ insurance. These products cover single-family houses, condominiums and a renter’s...
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Posted on 05/05/2021
How To Make Informed Decisions About Choosing A House To Flip
Photo by Harry Strauss from Pixabay Selecting the right property for a fix-and-flip requires entrepreneurs to account for wide-ranging elements. The real estate market remains chock-full of properties in need of renovations that could make them a valuable commodity. By that same token, a house-flipping professional must purchase a property that delivers a substantial return on investment and...
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Posted on 04/28/2021
Another Property Sold - 3581 E 118th Avenue, Thornton, CO 80233
This home has great potential. It was being remodeled till the contractor ran off with the money. The flooring has been left unfinished and the trim has not been installed around doors and windows. Otherwise, the house itself is in great condition. Can't go FHA because of the lack of flooring. Has a new furnace and air conditioning. Fresh paint, and new countertops. Does not come with a refrigerator but the newer range, microwave and dishwasher stays. The lot is large and fenced. This house has great potential, it's a good deal for the person who can finish the...
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Posted on 04/28/2021
Should You Buy or Sell First?
Photo by Mohamed Hassan via Pixabay You’ve decided to sell your home to upgrade or even downsize, but you don’t know whether you should start looking and buy first or wait to sell first. The best-case scenario is to do both, but that takes a lot of planning. If you are sure your credit is good enough to...
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Posted on 04/21/2021
5 Steps to Effective Meal Planning for Home Chefs
Photo by Vegan Liftz from Pexels Some people seem like born organizers, especially when it comes to meal planning. In reality, it's a skill you can cultivate. Let us show you how to do just that, in five doable steps. 1. Commit to the Effort Any goal — exercising more, learning a new language or planning meals —...
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Posted on 04/14/2021
How Big Business Can Impact Neighborhoods
Image by F. Muhammad from Pixabay Several years ago in an upscale comedy club located in a relatively downscale Los Angeles neighborhood, the owner gave an impassioned speech about how gentrification was affecting the Hispanic culture that once thrived there. The overlying, tear-filled message was that nothing could be done to preserve the integrity of her home and...
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Posted on 04/07/2021
Condo vs. Townhouse: What's the Difference?
Photo by Pixabay via Pexels When it comes to home ownership, you have many options beyond buying a single-family home. A condominium and a townhouse are two such options. Before you consider making one of these your permanent home, it's important to understand the differences between them. Condo Ownership When you purchase a condo, you own the entire...
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Posted on 04/01/2021
Another Property Sold - 871 S Sherman Street, Denver, CO 80209
Come take a 2nd Look! Don’t miss this immaculate, very well-maintained home in the much-desired West Wash Park Neighborhood! Easy access to I25 and walking distance to several Light Rail Stations. The neighborhood is very walkable with Washington Park, Pearl Street, South Broadway, Platt Park, Whole Foods, Restaurants, Shops and more just blocks away! Updates include a New Roof, Fence, Landscaping, French Drain, Raised Garden Beds, Poured Concrete Patio, Sprinkler System, Sewer Line, Hot Water Heater and Fresh Paint. The beautiful enclosed front porch/sunroom is great for an indoor garden area, office space, play area or flex space. ...
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Posted on 03/31/2021
How to Make Your Kitchen More Appealing to Buyers
Putting your house on the market is a lot like preparing to host a holiday party; you want to make the best possible impression on people without having to spend a small fortune in the process! Assuming your home is not drastically outdated or in disrepair, there are a lot of simple things you can do to make it...
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Posted on 03/24/2021
How to Create a Pet Haven at Home
Photo by Ilona Krijgsman via Pixabay Whether you own a cat, dog, reptile, or another animal, these critters are members of the family. But with cramped spaces and home layouts that aren’t very focused on the comfort and safety of your pets, you may need to make some modifications to make your home more pet-friendly. And given how...
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Posted on 03/23/2021
Another Property Sold - 412 Evans Avenue, Keenesburg, CO 80643
The Chatfield is a three bedroom home available in the amenity-rich community of Evans Place. The kitchen in this home offers ample storage space, gorgeous granite countertops and opens directly into the dining room while overlooking the spacious living room. Homeowners will appreciate the spacious master bedroom suite, which features a large window in the bedroom, private bath and walk-in...
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Posted on 03/17/2021
Decor and Taxes: Working from Home
Photo by RawPixel via Pixabay The sky's the limit for cloud-based documents and files. Remote working is on the rise. The ranks of independent entrepreneurs are growing. For many, home is a place to live and work. Here are three elements to consider for your work-from-home space. 1. Choose Your Workspace Pick a bright spot. Daylight inspires! Will...
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