Even in so-often-sunny Colorado, wintertime means higher energy bills than the rest of the year. Keeping your family warm doesn’t have to break the bank. Read on for tips on keeping more of your heat inside your house, and more of your money in the bank. Change the furnace filter monthly. Does your home's heat … Continue reading 5 Winter Heating Tips for Cost Savings
The Federal Reserve raised interest rates by .25% at the end of September, and this move, designed to slow the economy down and undercut the potential for inflation, is impacting Real Estate markets across the country. How does this impact the numbers? We are still technically in a Seller's Market in Denver, but the lightning-fast … Continue reading How Rising Interest Rates are Impacting the Denver Housing Market
If you are buying or selling a home for the first time, you might be wondering who sets the price for the sale of your home, or how the listing price was chosen for a home you'd like to make an offer on. There are misconceptions out there about just who 'decides' what a home … Continue reading Home Comps and What to Do With Them
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
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