Karen Levine's Blog

Posted on 05/06/2021
How to Create a Budget for Your Next Home Remodel Project
Photo by Skylar Kang from Pexels Your social feed is likely filled with plenty of inspiration for your next home improvement project. It's easy to scroll past images of sparkling kitchens and sleek basements and decide that now is the best time to take on your next renovation project. The next step is figuring out how to pay...
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Posted on 04/29/2021
ADUs: What They Are, Why You Need One and How to Make Use of Them
Image by Manfred Antranias Zimmer from Pixabay Accessory dwelling units, or ADUs, have seen an enormous rise in popularity over the last few years. Increasing demand for dedicated work spaces in the home has been a major factor, as have rising housing costs and environmental consciousness. While ADU used to be a term mostly used by professional architects,...
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Posted on 04/24/2021
Another Property Sold - 3100 Blue Sky Circle #14-303, Erie, CO 80516
Beautiful Penthouse condo with 1-car garage. New paint, carpet and water heater. Stainless steel kitchen appliances. Cherry wood cabinets with granite countertops in kitchen and bathrooms. Huge walk-in master bedroom closet and master bathroom with two vanities. Full bathroom across from second bedroom. Laundry area in unit includes full-size washer and dryer. Two covered balconies--one outside Master Bedroom and the other outside the Living...
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Posted on 04/22/2021
Video Tour - 523 Ellis Court, Golden, CO 80401
You won't want to miss this highly desired property in a quiet cul-de-sac with quick access to I-70 and 6th Avenue! Classic brick ranch with a large curved driveway on an over-sized lot. As you walk in you are invited by a spacious living room featuring large bay window, flowing into the dining room. which connects to the kitchen. The Kitchen offers ample cabinet space with stainless steel appliances and epoxy countertops. From the Kitchen sink you can keep an eye on kids and pets playing in the large fenced backyard. Just off of the kitchen is the family room; where you can cozy up next to the wood burning fireplace or enjoy the natural...
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Posted on 04/22/2021
523 Ellis Court, Golden, CO 80401 is now new to the market!
You won't want to miss this highly desired property in a quiet cul-de-sac with quick access to I-70 and 6th Avenue! Classic brick ranch with a large curved driveway on an over-sized lot. As you walk in you are invited by a spacious living room featuring large bay window, flowing into the dining room. which connects to the kitchen. The Kitchen offers ample cabinet space with stainless steel appliances and epoxy countertops. From the Kitchen sink you can keep an eye on kids and pets playing in the large fenced backyard. Just off of the kitchen is the family room; where you can cozy up next to the wood burning fireplace or enjoy the natural...
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Posted on 04/22/2021
Rustic Chic: Tips to Remember
Photo by Photographee.eu via Shutterstock Rustic décor style has been around and around some more. Today homeowners and designers alike still love this style, but it has evolved to meet some of their more modern design preferences. What is rustic décor? It’s a design style that focuses on natural fibers and textures with a heavy emphasis on wood....
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Posted on 04/15/2021
How an Agent Can Help You Purchase Your New Construction Home
Photo by Kindel Media from Pexels Your real estate agent can have a lot to do with your home purchase. Some buyers may think they do little more than fill out a few standard forms, but the reality is more complicated than that. If you're planning on buying a new construction home, the rules of working with a...
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Posted on 04/12/2021
Another Property Sold - 9028 W 77th Place, Arvada, CO 80005
* Location, Location, Location * This ranch style home in popular Club Crest community is located at the end of a cul-de-sac, backing to Open Space * Walking distance to the Two Ponds National Wildlife Refuge * Home features 3 bedrooms on the main floor and a 4th bedroom in the finished Walk-out Basement * Kitchen is open with hardwood flooring and large dining area * There is an awesome wrap around deck, a portion of which is covered, providing a fabulous space for outdoor dining and entertainment * The mature landscaping offers great privacy * Backyard is fenced and has a small utility shed tucked in the corner of the yard * There is a...
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Posted on 04/08/2021
VA-Guaranteed Loan Works
Photo by Brett Sayles from Pexels Before you can get a VA loan or a VA-backed loan through the Department of Veterans’ Affairs, you'll first apply for a Certificate of Eligibility (COE). You must have served a certain number of days, depending on when you served, and you must have an honorable discharge if you are a veteran....
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Posted on 04/01/2021
Ways to Avoid Crucial Common Mistakes When Building Your New Home
Photo by Andrea Piacquadio from Pexels Building a new home is an exciting event, but the process can be overwhelming — particularly if you are having your first home built. While working with a qualified and reputable local builder will ensure that you get the best results possible, it's also important to remain informed and aware. These are...
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Posted on 03/25/2021
Common Homebuying Concerns, and How to Address Them
If you plan to buy a home in the immediate future, there are several concerns that you should address before you embark on your house search. In fact, some of the most common homebuying concerns include: 1. Lack of Home Financing You know you want to purchase a house, but obtaining financing sometimes is difficult. Fortunately, if you meet...
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Posted on 03/23/2021
Another Property Sold - 5193 E 119th Way, Thornton, CO 80233
Showings start Friday, 2/19 9-4 only. Move in condition! Well maintain 2 story home in quiet interior location. Rare 4 bedroom, all upstairs, with 3 baths. Updated decor and main level flooring. Gas fireplace with mantle and extra storage. Kitchen includes all appliances, breakfast bar, large counter space. Large primary bedroom with walkin closet and private bath. Backyard with large deck, garden area and dog run. Includes washer and dryer, nice sized garage. New roof in 2019. Nothing to do but move...
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