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Home Improvements for 2014 that Retain their Value

In Denver Real Estate, Home Improvement | on February, 17, 2014 | by

Whether you are thinking of moving in the near future or you simply want to improve your home, a Real Estate Agent in Denver will always tell you to invest in home improvements that retain a large proportion of their value. Some homeowners fall into the mistake of thinking that every home improvement retains all of its value, but this couldn’t be further from the truth. Many improvements lose as much as 50 percent of their value as soon as they are installed, which then further decreases over time. Knowing which home improvements give you “the most bang for your buck” is an art, and something that any reputable Denver realtor will be able to advise you on when preparing to put your home up for sale. Keep reading to find out which projects you should seriously consider investing in this year.

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Shedding Light on Replacing Old Windows

In Denver Real Estate, Home Improvement, Market News | on January, 28, 2014 | by

(Family Features) Windows can bring new life to existing homes by letting in fresh air, flooding rooms with natural light and opening up beautiful views. They also come in all shapes, sizes and materials. Important considerations for selecting the right window are type, material, style, climate and budget.

Type
A pocket window is perfect in situations where the home’s existing window frame and surrounding wall are in good condition, but the sash is in need of improvement. Installing a complete replacement window is a good choice for projects involving more substantial renovation.

Material
The most common materials used for windows are vinyl, wood, clad-wood and aluminum. Your choice depends on what factors are most important to you.

Vinyl — A strong PVC material that is used for its durability, energy efficiency and ability to stand up to the elements. This material resists fading and won’t flake, peel or rot.... Read More

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Defend Your Home With These Tips For Garage Door Security

In Denver Real Estate, Home Improvement | on October, 16, 2012 | by

A Denver Real Estate Agent spends countless hours driving through neighborhoods, helping customers look for the perfect Real Estate in Colorado to buy. Besides the neighborhoods themselves, people interested in Homes for sale in Denver invariably ask about safety. How safe is this neighborhood? Has the house we’re interested in ever been broken into? Neighborhoods and individual residences are only as safe as people make them. But the easiest way, hands down, for a burglar to get into someone’s home is through the garage. This we’ve learned in countless conversations with law enforcement, homeowners, and security consultants.
Here are the top 10 ways a homeowner can increase security by way of their garage door.

  • As a Realtor in Denver, we always stress that if a homeowner leaves their garage door remote control in their car, make sure that it’s tucked away somewhere and not easy to find. Above all else,
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Save on Energy Costs This Winter With These Tips

In Denver Real Estate, Home Improvement | on September, 25, 2012 | by

As with other parts of the country during the fall and winter, Colorado Real Estate can be expensive due to energy costs associated with heating and more efficient doors and windows to keep cool out and warm air in. Follow these helpful tips from your Realtor in Denver to save on energy costs during the winter.

Free heat from the sun

A Real Estate Agent in Denver can offer many tips on using natural heat from the sun to your advantage:

  • If you have windows that face the south, open curtains during the day to allow sunlight in, naturally heating your home, and closing them at night to reduce any chill you may feel from cold windows.

Make windows less drafty

  • Here’s another tip we recommend: Use a clear plastic heavy-duty, sheet on a frame, or tape clear plastic film inside window frames during winter months. You further reduce air
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Affordable Ways to Make Your Home Handicap Accessible

In Denver Real Estate, Home Improvement | on August, 31, 2012 | by

handicap accessible homes

It’s a sad fact of life that bad things happen to good people. The loss of a job, the death of a loved one, or a broken friendship just to name a few. In the world of Denver realty, we’ve had clients beset by numerous unfortunate events, but one of the most difficult to watch is when someone is robbed of their physical independence. But instead of searching for Real Estate in Colorado that is more handicap accessible, some homeowners have decided to retrofit their own homes. This allows them to not only remain independent, but continue living in a residence they are most comfortable with.
Here are some inexpensive improvements a Real Estate Agent Denver recommends that homeowners think about to make their homes handicap accessible.

  • In real estate school Denver, realtors are taught that it’s imperative to make a home entrance wheelchair accessible. The first improvement to be
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The Top 10 Improvements to Help Sell Your Home

In Denver Real Estate, Home Improvement | on July, 23, 2012 | by

Home buyers are finicky. They can make up their minds quickly on the smallest things that someone selling their home may have never considered. A Realtor in Denver can help you decide what’s important or not, but if your home is part of denver real estate listings, selling it takes effort inside and out.

Here is a list of the top 10 improvements we think everyone selling their home should consider making before it’s listed.

  1. If you know of similar Homes for sale in Denver, what does their front doors and entranceways look like? Does your front door need a coat of paint? Fresh, potted flowering plants on the porch are a nice touch.
  2. Mist vinyl siding can be washed with soap and water, while the gutters should be cleaned of debris and leaves. The same goes for the roof.
  3. A Real Estate Agent Denver will tell you he garage
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