August 2016

Found 3 blog entries for August 2016.

If you're considering buying or selling Denver real estate in 2016, there are some key points one must consider to make your real estate goals successful. Most importantly, knowing what it means to enter into a Seller's market, it's pitfalls and strengths, your exit strategy, and the typical trends for both the sales side and the purchase side.

If you're a Seller moving out of state, this will be a pretty easy process. If you're looking to sell then buy here in Denver, well you need to know what to do to be a successful Buyer. Here are some key points to consider when selling:

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Price - Price your home at the top of fair market value and let the flood of offers roll in. Price too high and you'll get stagnant and receive low ball offers.

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Is your yard ready for Winter?

The end of summer signals the best time to lay the groundwork for a lush field of grass come spring.

Here are steps to getting your grass ready for winter.

Mow Low & Aerate

Cut the grass down to 1 to 1½ inches, making it easier to aerate and to judge how much compost to add. If your grass is more than 3 inches tall, take it down incrementally over a few mowings—no more than a third of the grass blade at a time—to avoid stressing the plants. On a day when the soil is moist, not soggy—the core aerator's hollow tines can't easily penetrate hard, dry ground—take a couple of passes around the lawn's perimeter. This will provide a buffer zone for turning this heavy machine around as you run it back and forth over

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Preparing your Garden for Winter

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Putting your garden to bed for the winter is mostly a matter of cleaning up and covering up. As fall progresses and temperatures drop, the plants that aren't killed outright by frost prepare for dormancy.  Clear out the blackened stems and foliage of annual flowers and vegetables to prevent the possibility of their harboring disease pathogens and insect eggs over the winter. The cool weather is a good time to make a cold frame, dig and box in raised beds, and make general repairs.

How to Prepare Perennials for Winter:

Cut back dry stems of perennials to soil level after frost to neaten the garden and remove pest eggs and disease spores that may linger. Leave stems with attractive seed heads for winter

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