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Posted on 11/29/2020
Best Home Practices for Controlling Pests
Photo by Andrey_Popov via Shutterstock Getting rid of a pest infestation in the home can be an expensive and stressful endeavor. Enjoy a comfortable, pest-free home with a few best practices. Preventative Control Every homeowner should invest in preventative pest control. Either hire a company to come and treat the inside and outside of your house on a...
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Posted on 11/22/2020
Is Your Homebuying Proposal Competitive?
As a homebuyer, it is important to do everything you can to find your dream residence. Once you discover your ideal house, you should be ready to submit a competitive offer to purchase this home. Ultimately, there are several factors to consider as you try to put together a competitive offer to purchase your dream house. These factors include:...
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Posted on 11/15/2020
Tips for Applying to the VA Home Loan Program
Photo by Oleg Magni from Pexels The VA home loan program allows qualified veterans and active-duty members of the military to get an affordable home loan with a minimal down payment. If you're planning to use this loan program, you can take specific measures to improve your chances of approval. These tips will take you from house hunting...
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Posted on 11/08/2020
Real Estate Trends to Watch in 2020
Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay So what will 2020 bring to the real estate market? While market trends can, and do, change on a whim, some activity seems to be easier to predict. If you’re entering the market this year as a buyer or seller, having a better understanding of these trends will help you make informed...
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Posted on 11/01/2020
Why You Should Expect Recording Fees to be Part of Your Closing Costs
Photo by Steve Buissinne via Pixabay There are a variety of different terms that you must become familiar with as you purchase a new home. You have to pay an application fee, underwriting fees, titles fees and more. But one that seems to leave many buyers scratching their heads is the recording fee. A recording fee is a...
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Posted on 10/30/2020
Another Property Sold - 8245 Swadley Street, Arvada, CO 80005
Immaculate Oasis! 4 blocks away from Standley Lake trails and other wonderful outdoor amenities such as pickle-ball! This 5 bedroom, 4 bath, 3 car garage, two story will not disappoint. As you enter through the front door you will find yourself in a spacious vaulted entry way, to the left your will find a wonderful light and bright seating area as you continue through you will find a separate spacious formal dining area to your right. The kitchen is at the back of the residence, with an island and eat in area overlooking the great room. Pantry and plenty of storage and counter space. Powder room and separate laundry/mudroom with garage...
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Posted on 10/25/2020
Will Your Homebuying Strategy Work?
Before you launch a home search, you should put together a property buying plan. That way, you will know exactly what you want to accomplish during the homebuying journey and can tailor your house search accordingly. There are many things you can do to ensure your homebuying plan will work perfectly, and these include: 1. Create Homebuying Goals You...
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Posted on 10/18/2020
What Details Increase Your Home Insurance Costs?
Image by designer491 from Shutterstock If you purchase a new home, you will need to purchase homeowner’s insurance. If you’ve never owned a home before, you may not realize all the factors that go into the cost of insurance. When looking for a home, it’s easy to get caught up in the house’s structural design, the marble countertops,...
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Posted on 10/11/2020
From Antique Dresser to Bathroom Vanity
Photo by Zbysiu Rodak on Unsplash Antiques can bring a unique feel and vibe to almost any decor. But what happens when your antique piece doesn't exactly work in the room it was designed for? If that is the case, it may be time to upcycle it for use in a different room. Below you will find out...
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Posted on 10/04/2020
Open Houses: Here's What Buyers Need to Know
An open house may prove to be exceedingly important, particularly for a buyer who plans ahead and makes the most of this opportunity. Because if a buyer enters an open house with a plan in hand, he or she can gain the necessary insights to determine whether to set up a home showing or consider other residences. Now, let's...
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Posted on 09/27/2020
Kitchen Tools that Make Meal Prep Simple
Photo by Creatv Eight on Unsplash Time spent in the kitchen is almost always well worth the results at mealtime. But why spend more time in the apron than necessary when you could be spending time with the family or just relaxing. These five culinary accessories are designed to streamline the chef’s experience and help minimize food preparation...
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Posted on 09/26/2020
Video Tour - 8245 Swadley Street, Arvada, CO 80005
Immaculate Oasis! 4 blocks away from Standley Lake trails and other wonderful outdoor amenities such as pickle-ball! This 5 bedroom, 4 bath, 3 car garage, two story will not disappoint. As you enter through the front door you will find yourself in a spacious vaulted entry way, to the left your will find a wonderful light and bright seating area as you continue through you will find a separate spacious formal dining area to your right. The kitchen is at the back of the residence, with an island and eat in area overlooking the great room. Pantry and plenty of storage and counter space. Powder room and separate laundry/mudroom with garage...
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