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Why You Shouldn't Skip Home Inpsections
Posted on 02/23/2020
Why You Shouldn't Skip Home Inpsections
Life of Pix via Pexels If your lender does not demand it, skipping the home inspection might be fairly tempting as you move toward closing on the house of your dreams. Although moving full steam ahead might provide what you need in the moment, that decision could end up causing problems in the future. So, even though it...
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Another Property Sold - 12804 Emerson Street, Thornton, CO 80241
Posted on 02/22/2020
Another Property Sold - 12804 Emerson Street, Thornton, CO 80241
*Location*Location*Location! Hunters Glen amenities: Pool, tennis courts, clubhouse, Adams 12 Elementary and Middle School. Five minutes to the light rail station and parking. Wonderful family home with gorgeous wood floors, brand new carpets, 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, finished basement, formal living room, family room with fireplace, deck, new driveway. All kitchen appliances are included. Light, bright open floorplan. Walk to pond!!! Open House on Saturday 09/21/2019 from...
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Why It's Worth Your Time to Upgrade Your Residence's Curb Appeal
Posted on 02/16/2020
Why It's Worth Your Time to Upgrade Your Residence's Curb Appeal
Bolstering your house's curb appeal is paramount if you want to achieve the best-possible results during the property selling journey. In fact, there are many reasons why you may want to dedicate time and energy to enhance your home's curb appeal, and these include: 1. You can differentiate your home from the competition. Your home only gets one chance...
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Lighting: Benefits of Skylights
Posted on 02/09/2020
Lighting: Benefits of Skylights
Photo by Tania Van den Berghen via Pixabay When your kitchen or another part of your home could use a bit more light, consider adding skylights instead of lamps or light fixtures. Skylights can provide your home with some important benefits. As long as you have these lights properly installed, they can offer the following advantages for your...
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Get the Best Value When Hiring Home Contractors
Posted on 02/02/2020
Get the Best Value When Hiring Home Contractors
If you've ever experienced the frustration of paying more than necessary for home repairs, remodeling, or upgrades, you're not alone! Most of us have done it at one time or another, and it's not a pleasant feeling! The good news is that if you make up your mind to do a little research, ask questions, request a free quote,...
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Do I qualify for a conventional mortgage?
Posted on 01/26/2020
Do I qualify for a conventional mortgage?
Photo by TheDigitalWay via Pixabay Looking to buy your first home? Unless you have a couple hundred thousand in the bank, a rich family member or a winning lottery ticket, you’re going to have to borrow money. TV ads suggest it’s as easy as clicking your phone, and in some cases it might be, but you should know...
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Affordable Ways to Boost Your Home's Security
Posted on 01/19/2020
Affordable Ways to Boost Your Home's Security
Photo by PhotoMIX Ltd. via Pexels Worried about package theft, break-ins and other crime? Even if you have a home security system, there are still steps you can take to make your home less appealing to thieves and criminals. From installing some high tech (but surprisingly affordable) gadgets to caring for your home’s exterior, you can help make...
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Reasons to Trust a Home Appraisal Report
Posted on 01/12/2020
Reasons to Trust a Home Appraisal Report
A home appraisal often helps a property seller determine how to price his or her residence. As such, an appraisal is important. And with a great appraisal, a seller may boost the likelihood of earning top dollar for his or her house. Ultimately, there are many reasons to trust the final results of a house appraisal, and these reasons...
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A  Pre-Qualification Letter Doesn't Equal Being Pre-Approved
Posted on 01/05/2020
A Pre-Qualification Letter Doesn't Equal Being Pre-Approved
Photo by Tayeb Mezahdia via Pixabay When you start looking for your dream home, you need to know how much mortgage you will qualify for. Your real estate agent might ask you to get a pre-qualification letter. However, just because you are pre-qualified doesn’t mean that you will get the loan. You need a pre-approval for that, and...
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A Guide to Researching a House Before Attending a Showing
Posted on 12/29/2019
A Guide to Researching a House Before Attending a Showing
House hunting can be time-consuming. With so many houses currently on the market and so little time to spend visiting homes, it’s important to narrow down your search as much as possible before attending a showing. Fortunately, in today’s digital world, it’s possible to learn a great deal of important information right from your phone or computer. In today’s...
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Should You Accept a Buyer's Offer?
Posted on 12/22/2019
Should You Accept a Buyer's Offer?
Deciding whether to accept a buyer's offer to purchase your house can be exceedingly difficult. Fortunately, we're here to help you assess the pros and cons of a homebuying proposal and ensure you can make an informed decision. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you determine whether to accept an offer to buy your home....
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Can You Afford a Second House?
Posted on 12/15/2019
Can You Afford a Second House?
If you have always wanted to own a second home in the mountains, near the beach or just about anywhere else, now may be the ideal time to transform your dream into a reality. The housing market offers many opportunities for property buyers – even those who already own a residence. If you understand what it takes to navigate...
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