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Best Investments for Homeowners

Buying a new home is an exciting yet stressful time. Moving is a lot of work, and the closing day can feel like it goes on forever. The light at the end of the buying tunnel is the new home you get to fill with furniture and memories. Even if you plan to live in your new property for years and years to come, it's never too early to start thinking about ways to invest in your property's

6 Ways to Decorate an Oddly-Shaped Room

Oddly-shaped spaces are a unique and exciting challenge for homeowners. It can be fun searching for the perfect piece of furniture to get the most out of the space available. These simple interior design ideas can help homeowners make their living space cozy and appealing. Here are 6 ways to decorate an oddly-shaped

Top Do-It-Yourself Home Improvement Projects

Getting a house ready to list for sale is a big job. Depending on the home's condition, professional help may be required to fix plumbing and wiring or address leaky roofs. Hiring a pro eats into the potential profits from selling a home, but not hiring one could also reduce the sale price to a buyer who recognizes the place needs work.There is a happy medium, at least with some of the

Essential Elements of an Outdoor Living Space

It's easy to view your backyard as nothing more than that-just an empty space with some grass and trees. In truth, you can transform it into an extra room for your home that's uniquely open to the outdoor air and melds seamlessly with the nature around it. How do you craft such an area, though? If you're unsure of what to consider, be sure to include the following essential elements of

Free Webinar: From Stale to Sold

Even with current events, we're still seeing movement in the real estate market. Some areas are seeing a return to 'business as usual,' and even markets that are still navigating strict regulations are heating up this summer. Through virtual showings, limited closings, and Facebook Live open houses, listings are selling! So why aren't yours? Missed

What Aspects of a Home's Exterior Make a Significant Impact on Buyers?

If you're interested in selling your home or investing in its value, now is a great time to make improvements that will increase its sale price and help it stand out in the marketplace.Potential buyers are looking to buy homes, and housing sales are picking up. Property sales will continue to increase - and the best way to take advantage of this uptick in sales is to renovate your home to

Pictures Say Everything: Interior Design Advice for Staging Your Living Room

We spend most of our time at home designing a space that feels uniquely ours - personalized to our individual styles and adorned with furniture and items that bring us joy. But once you're ready to sell, it can feel daunting to figure out how to suddenly make that personal space feel a bit more universal and broadly appealing to prospective buyers. Because truthfully, photos of your space

Three Genius Ways to Sell Your House Fast

In May 2020, over $250 million dollars worth of houses were sold in Denver. Interest rates and the supply of houses are low right now. A seller's market is encouraging, and there are many creative ways to sell your home!Professionals agree you must come up with smart and creative ideas if you want to sell your house fast. Even with the uncertainty that's out there, there are ways you can

Different Types of Residential Drainage Systems

Your dream house seems less dreamy the first time you discover that a river runs through it. If you discovered a stream in your basement or little lakes in your lawn with every downpour, different types of residential drainage systems can help. Clean Gutters and Extended Downspouts Your first defense against downpours is a good