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Posted on 08/01/2021
Turn a Wooden Pallet Into a DIY Herb Garden
There are few things more satisfying than cooking with your own fresh herbs. However, growing your own herbs is not always convenient in small spaces. With a vertical herb garden, you can fit a dozen or more different plants without taking up a ton of patio space. Plus, you can build the garden yourself. Here we’ll go over...
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Posted on 07/25/2021
Pros & Cons of Choosing a Condo as Your First Home
Image by Free-Photos from Pixabay Condominiums can be an excellent option for first-time homebuyers. With lower upfront costs and great perks, a condo can definitely outshine a traditional detached home in many respects. However, even for new buyers a condo might not be the best choice. Here we will go over the main pros & cons of purchasing...
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Posted on 07/18/2021
How to Finance Large Home Remodeling Projects
When you plan to do a few smaller remodeling projects, you might fit them into your budget easily and over time. However, larger or more complex home remodeling projects might be harder to afford. If you aren’t able to pay for these kinds of upgrades upfront, you can look into financing options. These options allow you to have...
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Posted on 07/11/2021
Adobe Building for a Modern Home
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 07/04/2021
Transform Your Coat Closet Into a Useful Space
Image by JUNO KWON from Pixabay For years people have mistakenly believed that their coat closets have one purpose and one purpose only: to store coats that were not being used. However, thanks to the ingenuity and creativity of modern homeowners people today are finding that these small spaces have much more practical uses. If you no longer...
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Posted on 06/27/2021
Mortgage Qualifications: FICO Score
Image by David Pereiras from Shutterstock Your FICO score is a key factor used to determine if you qualify for a mortgage. The Fair Isaac Corporation (FICO) is the creator of the most common credit score used by home loan providers. The algorithm used to create your score is a closely-guarded industry secret. But in general, it factors...
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Posted on 06/20/2021
Zoning Considerations for Homebuyers
Photo by Brooke Cagle on Unsplash Zoning laws have been in place in the United States for many years. They serve communities in a number of ways. As a home buyer, it is important to know and understand the zoning laws that cover any property you consider purchasing. Structures Generally, residential zonings laws indicate what kind of structures...
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Posted on 06/13/2021
How to Negotiate Reduced HOA Fees
Image by Brady Pevehouse from Pixabay When purchasing a home, there are many issues to keep in mind. These often include items such as the interest rate on the mortgage, real estate taxes, and homeowner's insurance. If you've purchased a home governed by a Homeowner's Association and have not lived within a similar community before you may find...
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Posted on 06/06/2021
Am I Eligible for a VA Loan?
Image by Ally Thomas from Pixabay A VA loan can be the key to getting some of the most attractive terms possible on a home loan. Not only are lenders more forgiving on the minimum down payment requirements, but you may also be exempt from paying Private Mortgage Insurance until you've built up enough equity in the home....
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Posted on 05/30/2021
Funding for Large Home Renovation Projects
Photo by Analogicus via Pixabay After settling into your home, you start to notice a few things either need to be retouched or completely overhauled. The biggest issue that a lot of homeowners run into is the money for the project. Even after assessing whether the project is a DIY or you’ll need a professional, funding still comes...
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Posted on 05/25/2021
Another Property Sold - 170 S Jackson Street 114, Denver, CO 80210
LOCATION, LOCATION... a rare affordable opportunity to live in the heart of the highly desirable Cherry Creek District! 3D VIRTUAL MATTERPORT TOUR AVAILABLE. Two bedroom townhome with a TWO car attached and oversized garage. With vaulted ceilings, plantation shutters, gas fireplace, hardwood floors and 2 balconies. The open floor plan shows off the updated dining area and kitchen with granite countertops, and a roomy bedroom and bathroom. The upper level is entirely devoted to the huge Master Suite: 5-piece master bath with many mirrored closets, private balcony and built-in desk. The finished lower level, leading to the garage,...
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Posted on 05/23/2021
3 Features to Make Your Home More Efficient
Photo by Hasan Albari from Pexels Thinking about automating your new home? Here are some of the most innovative new smart home features to consider incorporating in your residential design. 1. Color-Tuned Lighting Apps exist for both computers and smart phones to warm up color tones toward the evening hours, helping signal to the brain that it’s time...
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