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We are passionate about all things real estate. Our real estate market is always changing. Our blog covers everything from local real estate news, market statistics, home values and things happening across the metro Denver real estate market. We care about the community and love helping people find their place in it.

We always want to provide helpful content for our readers. If you have an idea for our Blog, please let us know. We'd love to hear from you! 

Oct. 24, 2021

Halloween Safety Tips

Halloween Safety Tips

We all want to keep our little ghosts and ghouls safe this Halloween. Here are some simple reminders on how to protect your trick or treaters so everyone has a great time.

Costume Choices

  • When choosing or constructing your costumes make sure masks fit securely and provide adequate vision and ventilation. Children should also wear shoes that are well-fitting and sturdy.
  • Costumes should be made of flame resistant materials.
  • Accessories can be a real hazard. The best swords and knives are short, soft, and flexible.
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Posted in Holiday Greetings
Oct. 22, 2021

October 2021 Monthly Newsletter

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October 2021
Real Estate News
Brought to you by Scott Beard

Demo Day The Responsible Way

Thanks to HGTV, "Demo Day" is often thought of as the fun part of renovation and construction. Owners and celebrity reno stars wield sledgehammers and power tools while kicking down drywall, tearing out cabinets, and throwing building material from second-story windows. The carefree assault on a dated home makes demolition look easy and fun, but there is more skill and expertise involved than you might think.

If you're considering a DIY demo to save money before a renovation, make sure you know what you're getting into, and you are prepared for any problems that may arise.

Construction Demolition Day

Safety First: Ensure you have enough safety equipment — steel-toed work boots, safety glasses, hard hats, masks, and work gloves for everyone in your crew. Full coverage, snug-fitting shirts and pants provide protection from splinters, itchy fiberglass, and rusty-nail scratches. Keep a first aid kit handy, and make sure your phone is fully charged in the event of an emergency.

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Posted in Monthly Newsletter
Oct. 18, 2021

What is a Reverse Mortgage?

Are you thinking about a reverse mortgage but don't know where to start? 

Couple meeting with a loan officer to discuss reverse mortgage loans

First of all, what exactly is a Reverse Mortgage? A reverse mortgage, or HECM (Home Equity Conversion Mortgage), is a way to turn the equity in your home into TAX-FREE* cash without having to make any monthly mortgage payments. Instead of monthly payments, the loan is repaid in one lump sum when the last borrower leaves the home. 

As part of the loan, the borrower is required to continue paying property taxes, insurance, HOA and maintain the home. According to the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, more than half a million households across the nation are using a HECM reverse mortgage insured through the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) that enables seniors to gain financial independence from their ever increasing living expenses. 

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Posted in Reverse Mortgage
Oct. 18, 2021

Market Watch September 2021

September 2021 Market Watch

Market Leveling Out But Still Very Strong...

As the leaves begin to change and the nights turn crisp the Denver Real Estate Market continues to remain hot. 

Although prices have leveled off a bit and have even shown some reductions across the metro area, they are still up 15% year over year.  Buyer demand remains strong as mortgage rates continue to be low. 

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Posted in Market Watch
Oct. 15, 2021

2021 Denver Broncos Regular Season Football Schedule

With a new year comes new optimism as the Denver Broncos try to get back to their winning ways. Make sure to tune in and support our home team!

2021 Denver Broncos Regular Season Schedule

GO BRONCOS!

Posted in Sports Schedules
Oct. 15, 2021

Home Care and Maintenance Guide

Helpful Home Care Tips...

One of the biggest challenge people face when they become homeowners is how to maintain and care for their home. With costs of services and goods exploding over the past few years more and more people are taking care of this themselves.

We wanted to share a very helpful Maintenance Guide that we received from Residential Warranty Services. Click the links below to explore each category further:

You will find helpful videos that will help you tackle all those home projects you may need to address. 

Are you thinking of selling the near future and need some advice on getting your home ready to list? Contact us today so we can schedule a time to meet with you and formulate a plan that will get your home ready to to be sold! 

 

 

Sept. 28, 2021

Trader Joe's Coming To Parker, Colorado

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Parker, CO Welcomes Colorado's Newest Trader Joe's

Trader Joe's Under Construction in Parker, CO  

Construction is well underway for Colorado's newest Trader Joe's grocery store! The store is located at 18374 Cottonwood Drive Suite #150 Parker right next to the Costco warehouse. 

Trader Joe's currently has six locations across Colorado. They are known for specialty foods and of course their famous "2 Buck Chuck" wine. Unfortunately the Parker location will only be selling Colorado and regional beer but not their famous wine due to their proximity to area liquor stores. 

The current timeline has the store finishing up and opening in Spring 2022.

Posted in Area Events
Sept. 22, 2021

September 2021 Monthly Newsletter

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September 2021
Real Estate News
Brought to you by Scott Beard

Winter is coming... Again

As Ben Franklin once said: “In this world, nothing is certain but death and cleaning your gutters before winter to prevent ice dams”. With that, here are five fall home maintenance activities to start thinking about in the coming weeks.

Man doing a chimney sweep

Check your chimney
Make sure everything is in order before the first fire of the season. "Creosote buildup causes chimney fires," says Family Handyman. "You should have your chimney professionally inspected or cleaned after every 70 fires. Don't remember the last time you had it cleaned by a pro? A quick way to tell if your chimney needs cleaning is to run the point of your fireplace poker along the inside of your chimney liner. If you find a 1/8” layer (or more) of buildup, call a chimney sweep."

Check your roof
Storms, wind, and other weather conditions over the past year could have done damage that you're not aware of. Don’t wait until the first heavy snow to find out you have a leak. If you're not comfortable on a ladder or just want a professional eye, a pro roofer will typically charge you less than $100 to check it out.

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Posted in Monthly Newsletter
Sept. 14, 2021

Market Watch August 2021

August 2021 Market Watch Denver Metro Area Real Estate Market Stats

Seasonal Slowdown But Still a Strong Market...

With another school year upon us, the Denver Metro Area Real Estate Market has experienced the typical seasonal slowdown we see this time of year.

Even with the slowdown the market remained very strong and active.  Although the numbers year over year have showed a slight decline, strong buyer activity led to the highest level of closed homes on record.  

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Posted in Market Watch
Sept. 7, 2021

September 2021 Home Care Tips

You can keep your home in top shape with simple tasks throughout the year. This month, be sure to:

1.   Make sure your gutters stay clean and clog free. It's best to do this before leaves get wet from rain or snow.

2.   Check caulking and weather strips around doors and windows.

3.   Trim back tree branches that are too close to your house or other building structures.

4.   Check for peeling paint and scrub any mildewed areas you find on your siding.

5.   Service your kitchen disposal by grinding several cups of ice cubes.

6.   Examine, repair and replace caulk and grout around your bathtubs and showers.

7.   Pour one gallon of water down unused drains.

8.   Check your fire extinguisher. Refill or replace as needed.

 

 As always, we appreciate referrals from my friends and past clients. If you know of anyone who is looking to buy or sell real estate, please send them our way!

Posted in Home Care Tips