6 Near- Genius Ways to Fool Burglars Into Thinking You’re Home

Posted on Nov 15, 2018

6 Near-Genius Ways to Fool Burglars Into Thinking You’re Home Like telling your lights to turn on and off when you’re miles away. Your home: You love it, but unfortunately sometimes you have to leave it, especially around the holidays. Traveling in itself can be a huge stressor, doing a few little things before you … Read More >>

Design Tricks to Make Tiny Bathrooms Look Bigger

Posted on Oct 30, 2018

Design tricks to make tiny bathrooms look bigger It’s fun to look at magazine pictures of gleaming bathrooms the size of airplane hangars. But if you’re like most homeowners, your washroom can barely fit a sink and toilet, let alone a Learjet. How can you make the most of those rooms? There’s plenty you can … Read More >>

School Districts are More Important to Denver Home Buyers than other Amenities

Posted on Oct 18, 2018

School Districts are More Important to Denver Home Buyers than other Amenities We all know home buyers desire high-performing school districts. But what are they willing to sacrifice for this priority? Plenty, according to a recent survey by Realtor.com. The survey found that 78% of home buyers place a good school district above other amenities. “School … Read More >>

The Colorado Broker – Computers vs Humans Home Appraisals

Posted on Oct 10, 2018

Computers can do home appraisals. But humans are better In our computer-oriented world, decisions driven by data and algorithms have become commonplace. This raises the question: Is there still a need for human input to get the right outcome? It’s a question many are asking regarding home appraisals. “With these [technological] advances, will computers inevitably … Read More >>

Fall Festivals in Colorado are upon us!

Posted on Oct 08, 2018

You probably already know this about me but one of my favorite seasons in Colorado is upon us. Even though temperatures in Denver already feel more like winter we are still very excited for Colorado’s Fall Festivals! Also, if you are interested in buying or selling a home this fall don’t hesitate to reach out … Read More >>

September Market Report

Posted on Oct 05, 2018

Market Insights for Fall 2018 Housing inventory increases to the highest level in four years giving homebuyers more selection and signaling increased days on market and a slowdown in the rate of price growth. Is this the time to sit on the sidelines waiting for the market to turn? With interest rates expected to go … Read More >>

IRS Now Allows Tax-Free Payment of Moving Expenses

Posted on Sep 28, 2018

Good news for employees with moving expenses! Last year’s tax reform law, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (Act), eliminated the rules allowing individuals to exclude from taxable income amounts an employer pays for some job-related moving expenses, except for certain active-duty members of the armed forces. Additionally, job-related moving expenses paid for by the … Read More >>

Winterize Your Home Before it Gets Too Cold

Posted on Sep 21, 2018

Winter’s Coming: Time to Prepare There’s a chill in the air and, along with it, that nagging feeling that home maintenance chores await. While it’s tempting to procrastinate, now is the time to attend to your home, winterizing before the cold sets in. Your to-do list should include these duties: Clean gutters: Now is the … Read More >>

Homeowners in Denver required to pay for sidewalk repairs

Posted on Sep 18, 2018

Homeowners Required to Pay for Sidewalk Repairs In some parts of Denver, a stroll down a leafy block can be one part scenic, one part obstacle course. With so many sidewalks in terrible disrepair, a wrong step can send someone tumbling. As a result, the city has turned to a rule that has long been … Read More >>

Are you making these decorating mistakes? Here’s how to fix them

Posted on Aug 28, 2018

Are you making these decorating mistakes? Here’s how to fix them You’ve tried your best to make every room in the house shine, yet somehow you keep missing the mark. If only you could afford to hire a design professional. But there’s no reason to despair. Many decorating mistakes are easily fixed—and without the investment … Read More >>

Denver housing market shows signs of cooling trend

Posted on Aug 27, 2018

Denver housing market shows signs of a cooling trend After months of overheating, the Denver housing market is finally dialing down the temperature. Active inventory is up, while prices are dropping slightly. According to the Denver Metro Association of Realtors’ (DMAR) August market report, residential inventory rose 2.78% in July over June and 3.96% over … Read More >>

Knowing how your sewer works and who to call for help when it fails can save you money and stress.

Posted on Jul 24, 2018

Do you know when a belly can cause problems? Do you understand when to get a scope versus when to get a clean-out? Do you even realize that we’re talking about sewers not colonoscopies? If the answer is no to all of the above, it’s time to bone up on your sewer savviness. Admittedly, it’s … Read More >>

When it comes to home counter tops, two materials are taking the country by storm

Posted on Jun 29, 2018

Deciding Between Granite & Quartz? Consider these Pros & Cons When it comes to home countertops, two materials are taking the country by storm: granite and quartz. In fact, “two out of five homeowners choose one of these two surfaces, often for durability and easy cleaning,” according to a 2017 U.S. Houzz Kitchen Trends Study. … Read More >>

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