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Posted on 10/24/2021
Pets: Creating Your Pets' New Favorite Spot
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 10/18/2021
Another Property Sold - 14097 E Utah Circle, Aurora, CO 80012
Welcome to this beautiful spacious 2 story townhouse offering 3 Bedrooms and 3 Bathrooms. The main level you will find a living room with a wood-burning fireplace and laminate flooring throughout. The remodeled kitchen showcases slab granite countertops, all Stainless steel appliance included a well-lit dining space, and 1/2 bath. The upper level has two large bedrooms with lots of closet space and a full bath. In the finished basement, you will find a living room with a non-conforming bedroom, bathroom, and laundry area. Great location near shopping, Buckley Air Force base, Anschutz Medical campus, light rail and I225. Beautiful green...
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Posted on 10/17/2021
The 3 Things You Need to Know About Selling to a First-Time Homebuyer
First-time homebuyers are an important subset of potential customer every agent and seller should know. As younger generations reach the age and stage of wanting to purchase a home, they’ll be entering the market with specific needs. If you’re selling your home—either through an agent or by owner—here are some of the most important things to do to...
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Posted on 10/10/2021
How a Fence Can Improve Curb Appeal
Adding a fence to your front yard can completely transform the look of your home. Regardless of what size yard you might have, fencing makes a statement as well as provides functionality. So what type of front yard fence is best for your home? Here we’ll go over some of the most popular options and how they can...
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Posted on 10/03/2021
4 Types of Home Inspections You Should Know
Photo by taner ardalı on Unsplash Hiring a home inspector is an expected step in the buying process. It’s important for first-time homebuyers to understand what is in a standard inspection, as well as know the options available for more specific concerns. A lender might require special inspections, for example, but these extra options are always worth considering...
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Posted on 09/26/2021
How to Build Your Own Tabletop Plant Stand
Adding height variation to your plant collection can enhance the entire look of the collection. Even if you have your potted plants on a shelf, table or other surface off of the floor, some plants definitely benefit from sitting up higher. There are plenty of tabletop plant stands available on the market but they’re also easy to build...
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Posted on 09/19/2021
5 Easy-to-Grow Houseplants That Improve Your Aesthetic
If all it takes is one wrong look for your houseplants to turn brown and die, then you need something a bit more forgiving. Not all indoor plants are built the same, however. Some demand the perfect amount of light and water plus endless attention while others are happy being left alone. Wondering which won’t give you a...
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Posted on 09/12/2021
It's Worth It: 3 Ways to Make Your Home More Energy Efficient & Benefit You
Photo by Tirachard Kumtanom from Pexels Homeowners typically want to tackle renovation projects that will benefit them in multiple ways. Ideally there should be a healthy mix of aesthetically pleasing upgrades that also help reduce utility costs. The following rank among the energy efficient home renovation projects that can save you money while still improving aesthetic and quality...
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Posted on 09/05/2021
Should You Finance with a Credit Union?
Image by Pete Linforth from Pixabay Property buyers today may think of a credit union as an alternative form of lending and ultimately meant for people who don't fit the stereotypical borrower. But this assumption may a little unfair once you learn the facts. Credit unions present several unique opportunities that you simply won't find anywhere else. We'll...
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Posted on 08/29/2021
The Best Beginner-Friendly Houseplants
Photo by Ray Piedra from Pexels The care and keeping of house plants can be intimidating. However, the fear of failure shouldn’t keep you from trying. There are plenty of houseplants that are easy to maintain no matter your level of experience, climate or space in your home. There is a perfect plant for you, and it might...
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Posted on 08/24/2021
Another Property Sold - 7934 S Depew Street B, Littleton, CO 80128
MOVE IN READY TOWNHOME IN GREAT SOUTH JEFFCO LOCATION.THIS TOWNHOME FEATURES ALL AMENITIES YOU WOULD WANT IN A 2 STORY TOWNHOME,BASEMENT IS PARTIALLY FINISHED AND READY FOR YOUR CREATIVE IDEAS,LOCATED CLOSE TO CHATFIELD STATE PARK,ASPEN GROVE AND LIGHT RAIL.GARAGE LOCATED BEHIND YOUR UNIT AND OFF THE PATIO.INCLUDES NICE POOL AND CLUBHOUSE.PETS ARE OK,CHECK FOR LIMITS.UNIT SHOWS VERY WELL WITH HARDWOOD FLOORS,CENTRAL AC,AND ALL APPLIANCES ARE INCLUDED,WASHER,DRYER AND FREEZER.NICE FLOORPLAN AND LIGHT AND BRIGHT FOR ALL YOUR DECORATING.GREAT LOCATION IN COMPLEX AND CLOSE TO 470 FOR GOOD ACCESS.DONT LET THIS UNIT PASS YOU...
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Posted on 08/22/2021
Add a Windbreak to Your Terrace
Image by AlexandreZveiger from Shutterstock If you like the outdoors, spending time on the terrace or balcony at your home is a great way to enjoy the fresh air and spend time with family and friends. But sometimes windy weather or lack of privacy can create a challenge. Consider installing a windbreak to make your outdoor space more...
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