Buying&Selling
homewarranties

Are Home Warranties Worth the Cost?

When Courtney St. Gemme-Chandler and her husband bought an older home in Aurora, Colorado, in 2012, they assumed it would need some minor TLC. But their elation at the closing table soon turned to frustration when the house started falling apart — and repair costs began piling up. Right after they moved in, a pipe…

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Buying&Selling
historichomes

6 Things To Know Before Buying a Historic Home

The amount of work and money required to maintain a historic home can vary, depending on the condition it’s in. However, if you go in prepared, this labor of love can be less laborious. Here are six things to keep in mind before you make your home in a little slice of history. 1. Historic…

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Fun
smarthome

The Coolest “Smart Home” Products

In this advanced age, it’s a miracle that we don’t all have houses that talk to us, cook for us, and generate our shopping lists. Slowly but surely, we’re making our way toward a completely “Smart Home” and these products are some of the coolest available. Enjoy! August Smart Lock With this smart lock, forgetting…

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Home Tips
emergencyrepairs

7 Ways to Cover the Cost of Emergency Home Repairs

If you’re a homeowner and your water heater hasn’t gone out yet, just wait. They bust a seam or spring a leak or otherwise go on the fritz every 10 years, give or take. So you’ve got that to look forward to. Unexpected home repairs are financial dings that never come at a good time….

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Buying&Selling, Mortgage
sabotagemortgage

6 Ways You’re Sabotaging Your Mortgage Preapproval

Homebuyers make a lot of mistakes that hurt their chances of getting a mortgage preapproval from their lender. You don’t want to join their ranks and sabotage your home purchase. To find out what those missteps are, we talked to two lending experts: Casey Fleming, a mortgage advisor with C2 Financial Corp. in San Jose, California,…

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Fun

Taking Tiny Houses To A New Level

Can you imagine living in a home that spans a whopping 136 square feet? Take a look at this video to see if you could handle living in a tiny home! When you’re ready to purchase a home of your own (regardless of the size), don’t hesitate to reach out!

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Buying&Selling
starterhome

Why ‘Starter Homes’ Aren’t What They Used to Be

The concept of a “starter home” is quickly becoming a real estate relic, like track lighting and brass hardware. Time was, young families with average incomes who were shopping for a first house would choose a small one in an affordable neighborhood — maybe with just a hint of a yard and a carport, rather…

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Buying&Selling, Home Tips
4features

The 4 Most Important Features for Buyers

Updated Kitchen and Bathroom This is probably not breaking any news, but buyers love modern/up-to-date kitchens and bathrooms. Whether that means all stainless steel appliances, brand new cabinetry, a waterfall shower, or all of the above, making sure your kitchen and bathrooms are up to snuff will pay off big time. Unsurprisingly, 81% of real…

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Home Tips
kitchenremodl

Minor Kitchen Remodels Can Yield Major ROI

A small kitchen remodel project can be a great investment for your home. Resurfacing kitchen cabinets, changing their hardware and making other minor improvements can boost your home’s value enough that they come close to paying for themselves. Small kitchen projects earn a return on investment of more than 83%, according to the latest Cost vs….

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