Whether you're skipping town for Fall Break, heading into the Rockies for a long ski weekend, or visiting out-of-town family for the holidays, a little planning can give you peace of mind that your house will be in tip-top shape when you return. There is no foolproof way to prevent home burglary, but there are … Continue reading 10 Ways to Keep Your Home Safe While You’re Away
As Autumn inches its way toward Winter, the local Real Estate market is cooling a bit right alongside our daily temps. As a long-time Real Estate professional, I'm not shocked (this happens every year at this time), and I'm not panicking. What I am doing, is keeping an eye on the highlights that remind us … Continue reading Denver Real Estate in the News
On average, a house fire happens every 24 seconds in the United States. According to the U.S. Fire Administration, about half of home fires are caused by cooking, another 10% by heating, almost 7% are caused by accident, 6.5% by electrical malfunction, with additional causes including appliance malfunction, smoking, and natural causes making up the rest. … Continue reading October is Fire Prevention Month
If you've lived in the Denver Metropolitan Area for long, you probably know we have a highly competitive housing market; finding the right house, at the right price, in the right area, with the right amenities, is tough. Still -- paying for a mortgage is almost always a better bet than throwing money away on … Continue reading Are You Throwing Away Money on Rent?
Finding, interviewing, and selecting a contractor to complete repairs, installation, or remodeling projects in your home can be daunting -- especially if you're looking at a significant investment of time or money. Recently, friends of mine -- clients who'd lived in their home a couple of years -- came home to find a large crack … Continue reading 8 Questions to Ask Your Contractor
Searching through online news articles about the housing market across Denver, you'll find words like "ridiculous," "absurd," and even "impossible." It's hard to retain a shiny sense of searching-for-a-home optimism with that kind of talk coming at you from every direction, but the reality is, even in a challenging market, people still need to sell … Continue reading Navigating the Denver Housing Maze
*Reach out here to discuss any Real Estate-related topic in depth. Ready or not! Tuesday, April 17th is Tax Day. Homeownership offers great benefits at tax time, and I've got tips and a couple of basics to help you understand the interplay between your home and your taxes. DISCLAIMER: I am not a tax … Continue reading Tax Benefits for Homeowners