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Posted on 07/29/2021
Building With Adobe: An Ancient & Eco-Friendly Tradition Still Popular Today
Image by Cassie Lozuk from Pixabay Adobe is one of the oldest building materials still currently in use. While it might seem like something you’ll only encounter in historical landmarks, adobe has come back into popularity for new construction, particularly in the American Southwest and other areas with similar climates. It’s also become popular with homeowners and builders...
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Posted on 07/23/2021
Video Tour - 542 Ellis Court, Golden, CO 80401
* Fabulous Ranch Style home in 6th Avenue West * Home features 5 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms * Beautiful 3/4" Oak Hardwood Floors throughout the main level, except the Family Room * Main floor Family room has wood burning fireplace w/ brick hearth, offering a cozy space to curl up and watch TV * Main Floor Living Room is spacious with a large picture window looking out onto the cul-de-sac * Kitchen is updated w/ large island, newer appliances including Gas Range/Self Cleaning Oven, French Door Refrigerator with water & ice in the door and Dishwasher * Great Mountain Views from the Eat-in Space * Master Suite is spacious with spacious will...
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Posted on 07/23/2021
542 Ellis Court, Golden, CO 80401 is now new to the market!
* Fabulous Ranch Style home in 6th Avenue West * Home features 5 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms * Beautiful 3/4" Oak Hardwood Floors throughout the main level, except the Family Room * Main floor Family room has wood burning fireplace w/ brick hearth, offering a cozy space to curl up and watch TV * Main Floor Living Room is spacious with a large picture window looking out onto the cul-de-sac * Kitchen is updated w/ large island, newer appliances including Gas Range/Self Cleaning Oven, French Door Refrigerator with water & ice in the door and Dishwasher * Great Mountain Views from the Eat-in Space * Master Suite is spacious with spacious will...
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Posted on 07/22/2021
How to Build a Plant Wall for Your Home
Vertical gardening is an excellent way to conserve space while still enjoying the benefits of lush, living greenery. The best thing about it is that you can create vertical gardens indoors and outdoors. There are many different plans for vertical gardens, also sometimes called green walls or living walls, as well as companies that specialize in their installation....
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Posted on 07/15/2021
Small Changes, Big Difference: Adjusting Your Lifestyle for an Energy-Efficient Home
Image by Colin Behrens from Pixabay Sometimes, the idea of living a sustainable life can be overwhelming. It often feels like a major overhaul is required in order to make an impact on the size of your ecological footprint. However, in reality, there are many simple lifestyle changes that you can make in order to increase the efficiency...
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Posted on 07/08/2021
Design in 2021: The Next Step
Photo by RF._.studio from Pexels Once the floor plan has been finalized and construction work begins, you can start looking ahead to the interior design of your new home. When you take advantage of the styles that are trending today, you will be able to enjoy a fresh, contemporary look in every room of your house for years...
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Posted on 07/01/2021
Real Estate Investments: REITs & REMF - Which One Fits Your Needs
Image by Steve Buissinne from Pixabay For anyone interested in investment diversification, real estate is one of the preferred holdings in addition to stock and bonds. However, many investors possess neither the cash nor the knowledge and interest to actually buy, sell, rent or manage real property. Such investment involves more than cash; it also requires in-depth market...
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Posted on 06/24/2021
The Market: Is it Ready for My Investment?
Photo by Edar via Pixabay You’ve been considering an investment in real estate but are you really ready? Putting your money into something you haven’t done your homework on could be detrimental. You may even have all the tools, but are still straddling the fence. How will you know it’s time? Here are a few signs that indicate...
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Posted on 06/24/2021
Another Property Sold - 6317 Deframe Way, Arvada, CO 80004
* Tucked amongst trees, trails and ponds in Wyndham Park sits a lovely two story townhome * You are welcomed by lots of natural sunlight as you walk into the spacious living room * Ceilings are vaulted and a cozy gas fireplace accents the south wall * The dining room adjoins the living room with easy access to the kitchen and back patio * Kitchen offers hardwood flooring, laminate countertops, dark grey/blue cabinets, and stainless steel appliances * The main floor laundry room is conveniently located off the Kitchen with access to the garage * This popular Village Home floor plan features double master suites, one on the main floor and the...
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Posted on 06/17/2021
How to Find the Perfect Home
Photo by Yavyav via Shutterstock Whatever your priorities are, before you take on the purchase of a home, answer these questions for yourself: Why do you want to purchase a house? Is it for financial reasons? Is it less expensive than paying rent? Until you’re certain about your reasons for buying, take it slow and make a plan....
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Posted on 06/12/2021
Another Property Sold - 9474 Cedarhurst Lane B, Highlands Ranch, CO 80129
Beautifully updated and move-in ready townhouse in the Brownstones at Town Center, Highlands Ranch! You are welcomed by a large front porch patio for outdoor entertaining. As you enter the home you will notice the new laminate wood flooring throughout the main level and updated interior paint. Walking into the unit you are welcomed by an inviting living room offering a gas fireplace. Kitchen features include Breakfast Bar, Maple Cabinets, Quartz Countertops and Tile Backsplash. The kitchen has updated stainless steel appliances which include a dual fuel range/self cleaning oven, Bosch dishwasher and SamsungMicrowave and Refrigerator. The...
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Posted on 06/11/2021
Another Property Sold - 8065 Garrison Court C, Arvada, CO 80005
You won't want to miss this bright & spacious 2-story condo! Open floor plan with brand new luxury vinyl flooring throughout the main level. Living room is flooded with natural sunlight and features a full brick hearth gas fireplace. Kitchen is appointed with gorgeous new granite countertops, wood cabinets, and black & stainless steel appliances. The Range/Oven Range Hood and Refrigerator are brand new. The dining room connects to the sliding glass doors that lead to the back patio. 3/4 bath is located just off the kitchen, with direct access for the main floor bedroom/study. The main level bedroom/study that sits to the right of...
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