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Posted on 03/01/2021
Genuine Vintage Tins Make Great Flower Containers
Photo by Sabine van Erp via Pixabay There's a certain nostalgia associated with genuine vintage tins -- not the replicas you find at today's one-dollar stores. Genuine vintage tins had real purpose, usually multiple ones, in fact. They did double duty as tubs to wash both children and laundry. Or, sometimes, they held both lunch food and school...
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Posted on 02/22/2021
Lighting: Benefits of Skylights
Photo by Tania Van den Berghen via Pixabay When your kitchen or another part of your home could use a bit more light, consider adding skylights instead of lamps or light fixtures. Skylights can provide your home with some important benefits. As long as you have these lights properly installed, they can offer the following advantages for your...
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Posted on 02/15/2021
13500 E Cornell Avenue #309, Aurora, CO 80014 now has a new price of $227,500!
GORGEOUS OPEN CONCEPT REMODELED unit with partial lake and golf course views from lanai. Both bathrooms have been completely remodeled with new lighting, cabinets, tile showers/tubs and fixtures. Kitchen has brand new cabinets installed with beautiful granite counter tops and newer stainless appliances making this one a must see. New windows and sliding glass doors. Cowboy storage locker and large storage close in the unit and more storage down the hall! Heather Gardens is a golf-course community and includes a huge clubhouse filled with activities. Amenities include a Rendezvous Restaurant with weekly entertainment, an indoor and...
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Posted on 02/15/2021
Should you Choose an HOA?
Image by StockSnap from Pixabay In many communities, homeowner’s associations, or HOAs, provide services to residents of the neighborhood. In fact, as many as 26 million homes are under the guidance of an HOA across the country. These community organizations can help ensure the neighborhood’s homes stay in good repair, residents treat each other respectfully, and agreed-upon rules...
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Posted on 02/08/2021
Trendy Accessibility Designs That Can Increase Your New Build Home
Photo by JESHOOTS.com from Pexels The physical limitations that come with age or disability task existing property owners with making sometimes awkward modifications to existing homes. Although many of these changes are necessary for improved accessibility, bulky ramps in front yards tend to diminish curbside appeal. In terms of resale value, homeowners may be narrowing their buyer demographic...
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Posted on 02/01/2021
Pros and Cons of Buying a Condominium
Image by Wayne Feickert from Pixabay Whether you are buying a condo as a starter home, downsizing or if you just don’t like taking care of a yard, a condo might be the perfect situation for you. However, even with the plus of not having to maintain a yard, condos do have other pros and cons. Low Maintenance...
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Posted on 01/25/2021
Top Reasons to Buy in a Community with an HOA
Photo by Pixabay from Pexels Homeowners associations are common features of new residential subdivisions, condominiums and townhouse developments, planned communities, and vacation resorts throughout the United States and abroad. Typically established by the builder or developer, such associations are most often responsible for maintenance of common facilities. They also frequently oversee the operation of community centers, pools, golf...
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Posted on 01/18/2021
Will Your House Buying Plan 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 01/11/2021
Do I Qualify for a Rural Loan?
Photo by Pete Linforth via Pixabay Vacant land is a hot commodity – especially for builders. If you’re searching for a home, you may find one in an area that’s growing in population but still offers great lots. Interestingly enough, these areas that look like thriving cities could be zoned in an area deemed “rural.” If so, you...
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Posted on 01/04/2021
Non-Negotiables and Homebuying 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 12/28/2020
Buying with Less than 20% Down
Photo by Gustavo Frazao via Shutterstock Whether you’ve been saving up for a while or you’re just getting started, getting into a home might be easier than you think. If you’re looking to buy a home, but you just aren’t sure about tying all your savings into a house, check out the various loan options with low down...
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Posted on 12/21/2020
Garden Favorites to Increase Your Curb Appeal
Photo by Helga_SM via Shutterstock When you begin to revamp your yard or garden, there comes a time to decide what exactly you’ll be growing. You’ll want plants that are hearty, beautiful and fragrant to grace your yard. Choose Hearty First, you can begin by planting ground-cover roses. These bountiful, low-growing rose varieties can provide plenty of flowers...
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