June 2016

Found 5 blog entries for June 2016.

Curb Appeal

Curb appeal isn't only reserved for those selling their home.  By sprucing up the exterior of your home, you'll be creating a welcoming feeling each time you come home.

  • Dress up the front door.  Scrub down the door, the knobs and any light fixtures. Create a focal point of your home by giving your door a fresh coat of paint. Add a wreath or decorative hanging that suits your style.
  • Create some symmetry.  Symmetry is pleasing to the eye and is the easiest to arrange.  Flank your front door with matching lanterns, urns, or other front door accents. This will create a welcoming entryway for you and your guests.
  • Install night lights.  Landscape lights can provide an instant boost to your curb appeal, while also providing safety
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Denver's real estate market is hot, so hot, homes go under contract within days, the good ones that are priced well that is. Being in a market where there's a high likelihood you'll be competing with many other interested Buyers, you need to make your offer standout from all the rest of the competition. Some of our clients have run into as many as 25 competing offers so far in 2016! You need to have all the tools to not only differentiate your offer from others but ensure that you're in the #1 position, make the offer so attractive that it's a no brainer for the Seller. Here's a list of the different ways you can make your offer become the winning offer:

1) Price & Escalation Clause

Provided the market analysis on the property allows for room to

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As Denver Metro is currently the hottest market in the nation right now, finding affordable homes and communities can be a bit hard to come by. Yet, there are still many neighborhoods that offer affordable entry with some great options to boot. We do understand that "affordable" means many different things to those coming into Colorado but we've put together a list of the following Denver neighborhoods where you can find some real value and below the average price of homes in Denver.

Athmar Park

Located in the Southwest of Denver, Athmar Park offers traditional ranch/single story homes, many with basements and under $300k.

 

Barnum

Barnum and Barnum West were once areas of Denver owned by the circus man himself, P.T. Barnum. Centrally

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Cooling

  • Switch your ceiling fan to turn in a counter-clockwise direction In the summer; in the winter, run it at low speed, but clockwise.
  • Close your exterior doors and windows tightly when the AC is on. Save even more by turning off kitchen and bath exhaust fans.
  • Change or clean your AC's air filters at least once a month to keep your system running at peak performance.
  • Make saving automatic: Set your thermostat fan switch to "auto" to save energy. Leaving it in the "on" position keeps air running constantly. 
  • Block the sun from overheating your home! Inside, use shades, blinds and drapes. Outside, use awnings, trees and shrubs.
  • Insulate your walls with injected foam insulation to help you save energy by keeping
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Lighting        
  • Replace standard bulbs with CFLs. Compact fluorescent light bulbs are more energy-efficient than regular bulbs, while giving off the same amount of light.
  • Use the right bulb. Make sure you’re using the appropriate CFL bulb for your light fixture – they come in various sizes and types for different lighting needs.
  • Replace halogen light bulbs, which can get hot enough to be a fire hazard, with CFLs – they use less energy and don’t get as hot.
  • Use motion-detector lights for all your outdoor lighting – they’re convenient and efficient.
  • Recycle your CFL bulbs. Check the CFL recycling page to find out how, where and why.
  • Replace your five most-used light fixtures and/or bulbs with ENERGY STAR® products.
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