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Posted on 05/16/2021
5 Indoor Plants That are Nearly Impossible to Kill
Photo by Pushok via Pixabay Do you buy plants for your home – just to find them shriveled up and browning just a few short days later? You may be purchasing plants that require too much care – or that are known for being tricky to keep alive. Whether you’ve been cursed with a black thumb, have a...
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Posted on 05/09/2021
Painted Brick Décor for a European Look
Photo by Karsten Bergmann via Pixabay Take a tour through the United Kingdom, Germany, Belgium or Holland, and you’ll see beautiful historic homes with painted brick exteriors. Wander down streets of hundreds-of-years-old houses, and the most memorable ones are those with painted brick exteriors. But if your brick is in perfect condition, why would you paint it? Odd-Colored...
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Posted on 05/07/2021
3785 Windriver Trail, Castle Rock, CO 80109 is now new to the market!
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 05/02/2021
Tips to Reduce Damage to Your Windows During a Storm
Photo by OpenClipart-Vectors via Pixabay The windows in your home not only supply security while allowing fresh air and natural light to filter in, but they are also essential to keeping energy costs down and they contribute to the overall value of your home. During a windstorm, here are some ways you can protect your entire home as...
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Posted on 04/25/2021
Homebuyer Deal-Breakers
Photo by Edar via Pixabay Before you sign on the bottom line, know which items are negotiable and which negate the deal entirely. Clearly defining these in advance can save you significant headaches when the buying bug takes over. Your agent will remind you of your non-negotiables and keep you on the right track. Here are some big-ticket...
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Posted on 04/18/2021
Conserve Energy at Home While you Vacation
Photo by Clint Patterson via Unsplash It sounds like a great idea -- turn off your electricity entirely when you go on vacation and you'll dramatically slash your electric bills. While this works in theory, there are some considerations that make shutting everything down problematic for homeowners. Learning more about your options allows you to conserve energy wisely,...
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Posted on 04/11/2021
Common Electrical Problems in the Home
Photo by Steve Johnson from Pexels There are many important maintenance responsibilities that come with owning a home. One comes in the form of household electricity. While many people take the electricity in their homes for granted, there are a number of common problems that could arise. When homeowners are prepared for these common household electrical problems, they...
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Posted on 04/10/2021
Another Property Sold - 3372 Shadbush Street, Johnstown, CO 80534
No Metro District. Hidden treasure in Charming Clearview subdivision. This home surprises with cookers kitchen, large pantry, breakfast bar, luxury vinyl plank floors durable and strong. County kitchen eating space is great for entertaining. Upstairs find large master bedroom and bath with a giant large walk in closet to die for. Vaulted ceilings, ceiling fans, central air, upgraded fixtures, contemporary design with intelligent spacing allows for maximum utility. Large laundry room has counter top space and shelves making chores easy and fun. Unfinished basement with ample storage to can be completed to your hearts content. This garage is...
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Posted on 03/14/2021
When Should You Sell Your House?
There is no right or wrong time to sell a home. However, it is important to remember that selling a home is a life-changing decision. And as such, the decision to sell a home should not be taken lightly. If you are unsure about whether now is the right time to add your house to the real estate market,...
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Posted on 03/07/2021
How to Make Your Kitchen More Efficient
Image by Milly Eaton from Pexels Cooking or baking, refrigerating food and running the dishwasher all contribute to the amount of energy your home uses overall. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, refrigerators use the highest amount of energy in household kitchens. While large appliances require more energy, lighting and other sources of energy, such as water...
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Posted on 02/28/2021
3 Things to Know About Real Estate Zoning
Image by Arek Socha from Pixabay The regulations of real estate zoning have the potential to make or break a property, but not everyone is aware of these laws until they're confronted with the day-to-day realities of them. We'll look at the basics of zoning, and what investors and homeowners should keep in mind before making plans. There...
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Posted on 02/21/2021
Calm the Noise: Ways Smart Speakers and Intercoms Can Bring You Peace
Photo by Athena from Pexels Although smartphones make it easier than ever to relay a message across the household, listen to videos and blast your tunes, they simply don’t compare to a fully integrated speaker and intercom system. Although home intercoms might seem like a blast from the past, they are back and better than ever. And as...
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