Teri Bruinsma's Blog

Posted on 07/25/2021
Pros & Cons of Taking Out House-Flipping Loans
Photo by Karolina Grabowska from Pexels The golden rule of house flipping states that entrepreneurs should never pay over 70% of a property’s value after subtracting the cost of renovations and associated fees. Known as the “70 Percent Rule,” it sets a standard for improving the chances of turning a profit even if unexpected financial challenges arise. Few...
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Posted on 07/18/2021
Pet-Safe Alternatives to Popular Houseplants
Photo by Sam Lion from Pexels Indoor plants have many benefits for humans, but can be dangerous for pets. Some of the most popular house plants can be toxic to cats and dogs. Keeping your pets healthy and safe is important, but it’s disappointing when your ideal houseplant won’t work in your home. Luckily, there are some comparable...
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Posted on 07/15/2021
12055 E Harvard Avenue 101, Aurora, CO 80014 is now new to the market!
FRIDAY HAPPY HOUR OPEN HOUSE: 4pm to 6pm, July 16th. Looking for low maintenance living with easy access to Light Rail?! Set your showing today for this fantastic main level condo at Telegraph Hill. Large/Open floor plan is light and bright and boasts a spacious living room with a cozy floor to ceiling wood burning fireplace and access to the private patio. The living room flows seamlessly into the kitchen for easy entertaining. Well-equipped eat-in kitchen features light grey cabinetry accented by gorgeous granite countertops and pantry. Dedicated laundry just off dining area. 2 large bedrooms including the relaxing master suite and a...
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Posted on 07/11/2021
How to Solve the Most Common Succulent Problems
Photo by Daria Shevtsova from Pexels Succulents are some of the most popular houseplants because they are easy to care for. However, there are some very common problems that you might encounter when keeping succulents despite their low-maintenance demands. Each variety has slightly different needs, but here we will go over some of the most common issues and...
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Posted on 07/07/2021
Another Property Sold - 8357 Ames Way, Arvada, CO 80003
This is the quintessential brick ranch-style home you've been looking for! Light and bright and ready for you to move in. Neutral color palette, 3 fully conforming bedrooms, 2 updated baths, hardwood floors throughout the main level and new, low maintenance, wood laminate flooring in the basement. New high efficiency furnace and air conditioner were installed in summer of 2019. The location can't be beat! Walking distance to Lake Arbor, Shopping, and transit. Access to the Boulder Turnpike is less than a mile away. Don't wait! This attractive Arvada Brick Ranch won't...
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Posted on 07/04/2021
Eco-friendly Upgrades for Large Homes
Photo by Layton Diament on Unsplash Large homes use a considerable amount of energy throughout the year, especially from heating and cooling. Making some upgrades to your home can significantly reduce your energy usage while also boosting the value of your home. If you’ve been thinking about making your home more energy-efficient, consider one or more of the...
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Posted on 06/27/2021
How to Replace Your Toilet in 3 Simple Steps
Photo by Edgardo Lagmay on Unsplash Nothing dates a bathroom like an old toilet. Not only have toilets advanced significantly in the past 10-15 years. Older toilets often develop hard water stains and porcelain scratches that show their age. Fortunately, replacing a toilet is one of the most straightforward home improvement projects you can do. And it's relatively...
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Posted on 06/20/2021
Purchasing Fixtures and Appliances for New Construction
Photo by Jean van der Meulen via Pixabay You are nearing the end of a building project when your general contractor reminds you that it will soon be time to finalize your lighting, fixtures and appliances. You have been looking and saving different ideas for months, so it seems it should be easy to make your final decisions...
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Posted on 06/13/2021
Planning for Homeownership Costs
Image by Have a Nice Day Photo from Shutterstock The home you've been searching for is on the market, and now you’re ready to buy it. But can you afford it? How do you know? The internet is filled with mortgage calculators to help you determine what your mortgage payment will be. You simply plug in the numbers...
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Posted on 06/12/2021
Another Property Sold - 3785 Windriver Trail, Castle Rock, CO 80109
Looking for low maintenance living? Look no further! This amazing end unit is light, bright, and super spacious throughout. Perfect for entertaining with an open floorplan, and vaulted ceilings. Roomy 3 bed, 3 bath unit with master suite inclusive of 5 piece master bath, and true 2 car attached garage. The property is conveniently located in the Meadows; with close proximity to shopping, schools, and I-25. Ample outdoor living space on the large front patio to enjoy the Mountain views! Don't delay... This home won't...
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Posted on 06/07/2021
Another Property Sold - 8220 Reed Court, Arvada, CO 80003
Location, Location, Location this wonderful house at the end of a cul-de-sac in Lake Arbor with lots of updates. New carpet on 4 bedrooms, fresh paint, double panel windows, multi color slate throughout the kitchen, dining area and main level, granite countertop and backsplash and a large red wood deck, which would make any family happy. Finished basement with sitting area and 2 non-conforming rooms. Words can't describe how peaceful and quiet is living at the end of this cul-de-sac. The deck is covered and great for entertainment with plum trees that provide lots of privacy. Within walking distance to the lake, grocery stores and shops....
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Posted on 06/06/2021
Refresh Old Furniture with Upholstery
Photo by eric montanah from Pexels Furniture DIY projects can be fun and exciting. And better yet, these can help you save thousands of dollars. However, these projects take time, energy, and knowledge, which is where you’ll see a lot of people give up. But by learning some super simple DIY projects, you can get your hands on...
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