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Bye Bye Elitches

Elitch Gardens’ Future Uncertain After Zoning ChangeBY JOHN · Is Elitch Gardens closing? The long-term future of Elitch Gardens is uncertain after Denver’s city council voted to

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Energy Efficient Home Tips

Creating a more energy efficient home is not just a bright idea but can create significant cost savings too.Many homeowners would love to invest in making their property more energy-efficient.

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WHICH DOWN PAYMENT STRATEGY IS RIGHT FOR YOU

You’ve most likely heard the rule: Save for a 20-percent down payment before you buy a home. The logic behind saving 20 percent is solid, as it shows that you have the financial discipline

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Aug 12 2018 36392 1

Life is ever changing and filled constant ebb and flow.  Really the only thing that you can predict is that life will be unpredictable!  I love being a real estate agent but I also

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Electric Scooters Cruise Back To Denver

BY JAY BOUCHARD | JULY 31, 20185280 MagazineYou thought things were crazy when a few hundred scooters infiltrated Denver back in May? Get ready for a heck of a lot more. Nearly 2,000

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Denver Unveils Pilot Program For Electric Scooters

Have you seen someone speed past you in a flash or green? Chances are it wasn't a giant bug, but a Lime and Bird Scooter. According to The Denver Business Journal, Denver has laid out a

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Truth About Online Listings

A picture tells a thousand words.At times photos of homes may leave important details out though. It’s easy to get sucked into looking at home listing, after home listing online, drawn to the

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In Case You Missed This Last Year

http://yourhub.denverpost.com/blog/2017/08/ion-real-estate-expands-with-new-cutting-edge-office-near-coors-field/192305/Ion Real Estate Expands with New, Cutting-Edge Office Near Coors FieldPosted&

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Jun 30 2018 51900 1

HOME BUYING TIPS... (by: SHEYNA STEINERAPRIL 3, 2018)Step 1. Improve your credit scoreA high credit score snags you the best deals. “Below 660 or 680, you’re either going to have to pay

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Bullying Sucks

As adults we expect adults to act as adults and to be respectful of others. When we think about bullying or hear about it we think of kids in school or the Netflix show 13 Reasons Why.  Of

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May 31 2018 51900 1

Summer Home Selling TipsBy Bill GassettGreat article I found online about selling your home in the Summer...This is how to sell a home in the summer!Tips For Selling Your Home In Summer1. Clean

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FIVE LIGHTING TIPS FOR BASEMENTS

Making your basement an enjoyable place to spend time can be tricky. No matter if it is a man cave, rec room, craft center, poker den or play area you need to consider purposeful lighting. Once

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Price Reduced In Estes Park

http://heather.ioncoloradorealestate.com/details.php?mls=19&mlsid=839072Go ahead and click on the link above! Why just visit Estes Park when you could live there? It might just be like being on

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Apr 30 2018 51900 1

From https://www.lizmarieblog.com/2014/05/how-to-sell-your-home-fast/ Save BlogPublish Blog+Don't Update Blog Post TimePublish Blog+Update Blog Post

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Average Rent Prices For Every Denver Neighborhood Right Now

Sick of paying rent?  Call Realtor Ryan at Ion Real Estate to see how far your current rent payment could go towards the purchase of your own home!Ryan Dykstra - 303.217.1533By: Michael

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Denvers Least Expensive Neighborhoods

Real Estate Guide 2018: Consider Denver’s Least Expensive HoodsWe weigh the pros and cons of living in four of Denver's most affordable neighborhoods.BY SHANE MONAGHAN | APRIL 27,

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7 Best Things To Do In Denver This Weekend

7 best things to do in Denver this weekend, April 28-29, 2018 Oscar ContrerasDENVER – Every weekend, Denver7 compiles a list of some family friendly events you might enjoy. Here are our

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HOW BIG OF A HOME DO YOU NEED

When buying a new house, it’s easy to get distracted by size and think that bigger is always better. However, depending on your situation, the complete opposite may be true.So how can

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Apr 9 2018 36392 1

Opening Day! Success!  Our annual Rockies home opening day party at our downtown office was a HUGE success! I gave away about 300 phone wallets and pairs of sunglasses! It was a constant stream

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9 Things To Do This Spring

PSST… 9 THINGS TO DO IN COLORADO THIS SPRINGPosted on March 21, 2017 The Colorado weather has listened and is finally agreeing to acknowledge it’s the

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Rockies Opening Day

How many games do you think the Rockies will win in 2018? ByEric Garcia McKinley@garcia_mckinleyMar 29, 2018, 8:00am MDTSHAREIt’s Opening Day, and you know what that means. It’s time for our

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Mar 30 2018 51900 1

From Realtor.comOpen House Red Flags: 10 Things to Look for When Buying a HomeBy Cathie Ericson | Apr 11, 2017 France68/iStockWhile most home buyers spend their time at an open

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MUSTHAVE TOOLS FOR HOMEOWNERS

When you own your home, things are going to break and, unless you want to spend your money on visits from a neighborhood handyman, you’re going to need to fix them yourself. Luckily, you’

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Ion Gallery

Last month, we opened a new show here in the office. Maybe you don't know, but we actually house a gallery here called Ion Gallery! We frequently host new and upcoming artists from around Colorado.

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5 Criteria For Pricing A Home

When you put your home up for sale, one of the best ways to determine the asking price is to look at comparable sales. There’s rarely a perfect apples-to-apples comparison, so a pricing decision

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Denver Real Estate Market Trends

Denver’s 2017 Real Estate OutlookWhat—if anything—could slow down the Mile High City’s white-hot housing market this year? By Rebecca L. Olgeirson | January 24, 20175280.comReal EstateAfter

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Brew Beer With Snow In ColoRADo

So, what’s more Colorado than a holy beer? Snow’s pretty Colorado (not really in Denver this year, but that’s a different story). And sure, you could argue that most beer in Colorado is made

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Gaylord Rockies Hotel BizJournals

After an aggressive construction schedule involving some 1,300 temporary construction workers, builders of the Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center in Aurora say they are 70 percent complete

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Concept Documents Filed For A Super Skyscraper

Super skyscraper in downtown Denver? Developer files concept documents for 81-story tower (Video)A early rendering of Six Fifty 17 posted last fall.GREENWICH REALTY CAPITALByMark Harden –;

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Colorado Has More 2018 Winter Olympic Medals Than 81 Countries

It's true..Update: Vail's Mikaela Shiffrin has won a gold medal in her first 2018 Winter Olympics event, the giant slalom, giving Colorado three medals through February 14 during the,

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How Much Over List Homes Sold For In 80223

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FHA Appraisal Changes

#FHA#Denver#realestate#mortgagefinancingAs your REALTOR®, I will help you find a quality property or help you get your property ready to sell. Let me be your guide through the home selling, and;

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Be A Better Landlord

Rental properties are one of the best ways to earn passive income and build wealth, but “passive” is a little misleading—it can still be a substantial amount of work. However, with a

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Cats Need Love Too

https://youtu.be/dkZVJFXtGhMEveryone in Colorado is all about dogs, and of course they are wonderful companions, but how about getting an indoor pet for your condo?!  There are cats galore in

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Getting Creative Can Help You Save For Your Downpayment

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How To Have A Winning Offer

Courtesy of TruliaDelivering a perfect offer is key to getting your dream home.As home prices continue to rise and inventory levels drop, competition for a great deal on a home can get tough.

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What To Do In Denver This Weekend

Endless list of things to do in Denver this weekend if you are feeling bored!!ThursdayFood & drinkEast vs. West Beer Dinner. Blackbird Public House, 305 S. Downing St. 7 p.m. $55.Beer

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Where Is The Snow

    La Niña might impact Colorado winter 2017-18, but skiers shouldn’t worry. It’s one of the first scraps of information we’ve got about this winter, and it 

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Five Incredible Homes For Sale In Colorado

Check this articleout from The Denver Post!https://www.denverpost.com/2017/12/20/colorado-mansions-penthouses-for/

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Home Prices Rise In November

November home prices rise Posted by John Rebchook· December 6, 2016 · 5 Comments November home prices rise to a record for this time of year.DMAR releases November report

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A Meow Wolf Experience In Denver

By Dylan Owens, The Know Jan 4, 2018, 6:28 amThe four-story, 90,000-square-foot art complex will be three times bigger than Meow Wolf Santa FeIn early 2020, Meow Wolf, the

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Jan 4 2018 36392 1

Well hello there Denver! MMM you delicious delicious city ! I'm starting off this new year with a bang, Thanks Michael!  Full steam ahead and away we go!;

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Dec 22 2017 38358 1

The 5 Real Estate Trends That Will Shape 2017By Cicely Wedgeworth | Nov 30, 2016We won't pretend to know everything that 2017 will bring—heck, 2016 sure surprised us—but we're pretty

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Ballpark Development

New Project: Colorado Rockies Mixed-Use        A major new mixed-use development has been proposed by the Colorado Rockies baseball club for the full-block

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Visiting Denver For Christmas

    Are you traveling to Denver this holiday season? If so, you've picked a great time to visit because there are many fun Christmas events in Denver. From "The Nutcracker" and

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Dec 12 2017 36392 1

I'm so excited about this holiday season! It's my second Denver Christmas and as much as I've been enjoying this warm weather I am also really hoping for a white Christmas! I'm really trying to make

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A Gold Rush In Park County

By JACK QUEEN | Summit DailyOctober 20, 2017 at 9:37 amResidents say the presence of the “Gold Rush” reality TV show has become a nuisance and have sued to keep the show from returning

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Is Amazon Coming To Denver

           Amazon—the Seattle-based tech giant and one of the largest employers in the United States—caused a stir last week when it announced it is looking to

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Have You Been To Creede

BY REBECCA L. OLGEIRSON | JUNE 29, 2017Those wanting in on this slice of small-town life are typically required to build from the ground up. But right now, theHouse With No Name,

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Denver Might Get Taller

The most distinct feature of Denver’s skyline has to be its mountains, which perfectly frame Colorado’s state capital. But if a Manhattan developer and Uruguayan architect Carlos Ott (known for

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Oct 3 2017 38358 1

First Time Home Buyer GuideJune 15, 2017 Luke Skar Leave a comment 1.9KShares Google+49

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Denver Real Estate 101 Workshop

Denver Real Estate 101Please join us for an informative workshop on Wednesday, September 27th, 2017 from 6PM - 7:30PM at the Ion Real Estate office. Ericka York of the Fairway Independent Mortgage

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Everything You Need To Know About Colorado Real Estate

Everything You Know About Denver’s Real Estate Market Is Wrong Well, maybe not everything. But thanks to scant housing inventory, massive population growth, and still-low interest rates, buying

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Aug 2 2017 36392 1

I closed on my first house since I've been with Ion! What a wonderful day with a wonderful couple! Bryan and Kurstyn were so great to work with! And they have become my new friends! YAY!! I love

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Jul 2 2017 36392 1

Another great month! I'm starting to think that I have now seen every house in Denver! This past month has been a non stop showing extravaganza! I have some wonderful clients who all make this job

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Jun 3 2017 31900 1

I am a total foodie and love to eat! The other day I had the best Chicken and Waffles EVER!! Like literally the chicken was cooked to perfection!Guys you gotta try it.Where :http://www.steubens

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Jun 1 2017 36392 1

Another beautiful Denver day and another month of excitement! My schedule is full and so is my heart! Being in this career fills me with joy and a sense of purpose! I hope everyone has this much fun

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5 Low Cost Ways To Prepare Your Home For Sale

It's Spring and a great time of year to sell your home! Here are five low cost improvements you can make today to make your house shine!1 - Touch Up Paint. A single gallon of paint used in

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May 1 2017

Happy May Day! Another new month and I"m still living in this amazing city! I had no idea how great Denver was before I moved here, thank goodness I listened to the rumors! I'm 38 years old and I

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Apr 19 2017 36392 1

I could not be more excited about my future! I have just joined Ion Real Estate Inc.  I have made a few moves since obtaining my real estate licesne, but this is the first move that has felt

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Landfill In Castle Rock To Be Developed Into New Amenities

Finally! A developer is meeting with the town council in Castle Rock to discuss plans to clean up The Miller's Landing landfill and convert it into new amenities. This makes sense as land in

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Apr 15 2017 31900 1

Golf season is among us!Check out the best places to play in Coloradohttp://www.golf.com/courses-and-travel/colorado-golf-courses-best-public-golf-courses

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Apr 3 2017 16741 1

Denver Native?!I was born and raised in Denver, Colorado! Every time I mention this when meeting someone new they have the exact same reaction, "Nobody is actually from here! You are rare!" I smile

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From Decorating To Staging

There is a huge difference between decorating and staging - here's how to get your home ready to sell. Once you've decided to put your home on the market, you're looking to sell quickly for the

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Mar 1 2017 31900 1

Thinking about doing some remodeling? Check out this home trends that never go out of style!http://www.hgtv.com/design/decorating/design-101/20-design-trends-that-never-go-out-of-style

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If You LOVE Coffee Check Out This Hot Spots In Denver

I love love love coffee shops! Especially the hidden  gems that are locally owned. If you are looking for some new coffee spots to try in Denver please check out the link below.http:/

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Organic Food On A Budget

Organic food usually tastes better, and is better for you, but it can also be very expensive compared to non-organic products. Organic food can cost nearly 50 percent more, due to the extra labor

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New Higher Education Opportunities Moving To Castle Rock

Castle Rock continues on the path to becoming a sustainable, stand-alone community by bringing in much needed higher education opportunities via a collaborative educational campus that will be

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Big Ideas For Small Spaces

Go big by going small. Streamline. Simplify. Less is more when you do it right.Smaller rooms can be difficult to decorate, because if you don’t know a few important tricks, the

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Five Steps For Better Garage Organization

For many people the garage is the place to mindlessly store stuff just to get it out of the way, and before you know it, you’ve got a cluttered mess on your hands. Can you even park your car

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Before You Fall In Love With A Home Analyze The Little Things

It’s easy to be wowed by a house. You’re anxious to discover your dream home and accomplish a big goal. You can’t wait to cook in the brand new kitchen or relax in the spa-style tub. All

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Fun Facts About The Castle Rock Starlighting Ceremony

Ok... you've heard me go on and on about the amazing community events Castle Rock has to offer. Far and wide, the Starlighting Ceremony is the most popular and most meaningful for residents! Here is

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Pets That Pay Rent

A dog may greet you or catch a frisbee and a cat may keep the mouse population in check, but eggs put food on the table. Fresh organic omlettes for free make up for the feed and time

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How Do HOAs Work

When you purchase a home, there’s a good chance you’ll have to pay a homeowners association fee, especially you are in a gated communities, a townhouse, condominium, or other similar planned

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Castle Rock Events Calendar

One of the best parts of living in Castle Rock is the town's commitment to providing family-fun community events throughout the year. October is one of THE BEST months for fun activities around!

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Five Big Trends In Home Decor

Thanks to websites like Houzz and Pinterest and TV networks like HGTV and DIY, it’s easier than ever to keep up with home decorating trends and find inspiration for improving your own home. 

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Sep 20 2016 10392 1

New-home building badly lags demand created as new jobs are added in metro DenverShortage becomes chronic as builder-defect laws remain unresolved, labor is shortBy ALDO SVALDI|asvaldi@denverpost

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Simple Home Upgrades You Can Do In A Day

It’s easy to get stressed out just hearing the word “renovation.” You’re instantly thinking of having your home life disrupted by construction debris, cluttered rooms, and loud noises

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North Meadows Extension Set To Open To Drivers

After three long years, it is finally here! The North Meadows Extension and the brand new Castle Rock Parkway are finally here! Check out the article below, link is at the bottom. - MelanieNorth

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Castle Rock Starts 2017 Budget Discussion

Curious about the budget in Castle Rock and where all the tax money is going? Curious if Castle Rock will be raising taxes next year? Check out this article, link to the full article is below. --

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What Is It Worth

Maybe you're thinking of selling, maybe you're thinking of refinancing, or maybe you're just curious about the market. But the question is, "What is that domicile of your's worth?”Such a

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How You Can Make Money In The Short And Long Term

You’re probably well aware that there’s more to real estate than just owning your home. Consider an investment property. There are countless success stories of people who made a

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Douglas County Fair 2016

The Douglas County Fair 2016 is almost here! The fairgrounds are in Castle Rock, so this event is a great time to visit the town and have some family fun. Details are below. - MelanieDouglas

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Three Ways To Ease Your Fears About Making A Move

With low inventory in many markets throughout the country, many homeowners are afraid to sell their homes because they’re concerned that they may not be able to find a new one. This can be a real

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Jun 15 2016 10392 1

Colorado Housing Market Likely To Stay Hot In 2016BySTEPHANIE PAIGE OGBURN•JAN 14, 2016SHARETwitterFacebookGoogle+Email BRADLEY GORDON;/

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Save Money On Your New Home

Congratulations! You’ve just purchased a new home bet there’s a ton on your mind. There’s moving, decorating, getting to know your new neighborhood, and much, much more. 

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May 16 2016 10392 1

4 Issues That Will Impact the 2016 Real Estate MarketAfter a record-breaking 2015, local experts look ahead to tell us what to watch for in Denver's real estate market this year.BY REBECCA L.

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40 Percent Of Working Colorado Renters Spend More Than A Third Of Income On Housing

It really is less expensive to own than it is to rent these days. If you don't think you can afford to buy or don't have enough saved for down payment money, you really need to chat with a lender -

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The Best Things About Home Ownership

If you own a home, there was certainly a lot that went into your decision to buy rather than continue to rent. Now you’re enjoying all the advantages of homeownership—here are the top five.

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No Time Like The Present

Thinking about buying your first home, or perhaps upgrading from your current place? Thanks to the current economic climate and game-changing technology in the housing market, now is the

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5 Tips For First Time Homebuyers

The first thing I usually hear from first-time homebuyer's is "what do I do first" or "when can we go look at some houses." I usually then have to explain gently that there are a few steps that

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Dont Forget About Homeowner Tax Breaks

One of the many perks of homeownership is big tax breaks. So whether you’re doing your taxes yourself or getting help from a professional (always use a professional), it’s important to take

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Top Ten Restaurants In Castle Rock

 Foodies will be please to know that as Castle Rock continues to grow, the local restaurant scene now boasts a variety of options apart from the usual chain restaurants! Check

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REAL ESTATE PRELISTING CLEANING CHECKLIST

Source: Clean ConscienceAs your REALTOR®, I will guide you through the home selling and buying process. Let me help you sell or find your new Denver home. Call me today at 720

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Feb 24 2016 10392 1

Deficiency Judgments After Foreclosure in ColoradoIn Colorado, the mortgage lender can seek a deficiency against you after a foreclosure, but there are limits on how much it can get.By Amy

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Five Maintenance Resolutions For Your Home

We may be a little removed from New Year’s Day, but it’s not too late to make some new resolutions for your home. Start a home repair slush fund: Things in your home are going to break and need

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Home Buying Checklist

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How To Improve Your Home Joy Score

By NAPS, North American Precis Syndicate(NAPSI)—The next time you’re thinking about sprucing up your digs, consider these projects, which the National Association of Realtors’ (NAR)

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Adding Value To Your Home

Adding Value to Your Home - Infographic by Renovation KingdomClean upGetting rid of everything you don’t need or use anymore, and freeing up the space in your home in the process, can increase the

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Top Smart Home Features

Want to be able to turn up the heat before you get home?Wish you could turn the lights on before the sun goes down?Want to be able to monitor your home's security system while you are on vacation

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5 Tips For Selling Your Home In A Hurry

There are a lot of factors that will determine how quickly your house is sold, and it’s important to tackle the factors you can control. If you’re still living in your home while trying to sell

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Denver Real Estate Market Looking Forward Looking Back

Denver Real Estate Market: Looking Forward, Looking Back. Huffington Post, Tracy Shaffer, 1/4/2016The fireworks are over, the New Year is upon us. Time to review the changes in the 2015 Denver

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5 Things To Do So You Can Buy In 2016

Is buying a home or an investment property one of your 2016 New Year Resolutions?In my ask an expert series, Neil Christiansen, mortgage lender with Citywide Home Loans prioritizes the 5 things

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Questions To Ask Your Home Inspector

When you buy a home in Denver, you need to know exactly what you are buying. Imagine how frustrated you would be to find out the hot water heater was not working—in the middle of a shower

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Dont Wait For A Spring Thaw To Buy A Home

Don't Wait—Beat the Crowds and Buy This Winter - Real Estate News and Advice - realtor.com Now that the U.S. has regained its job-creation mojo, as the October employment report showed, the

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Oct 30 2015 5612 1

Another Ion Agent voted Five Star Real Estate Agent!  See what they are doing to earn this distinguished award.  They have top of the line full service real estate agents that exceed

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Oct 29 2015 10392 1

Xome built to cover the full spectrum of real estate servicesNovel end-to-end real estate platform launched in June 2015Teke Wiggin  Jul 16, 2015 Imagine an online platform that

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Oct 21 2015 10392 2

Home» Nationstar launches end-to-end real estate platform XomeLendingNationstar launches end-to-end real estate platform XomeSolutionstar’s transition is completeBen Lane June 9, 2015 2:32PM 1

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Oct 21 2015 10392 1

Home» Nationstar launches end-to-end real estate platform XomeLendingNationstar launches end-to-end real estate platform XomeSolutionstar’s transition is completeBen Lane June 9, 2015 2:32PM 1

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Oct 11 2015 13978 1

Now is the time to winterize your home!  Get your airducts and furnace cleaned out and ready for those cold Colorado nights!  Make sure the seals around your windows are good and tight,

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Tiny House Now

The Tiny House movement has gone mainstream. A tiny house is generally described as a 400 - 1000 sq ft home complete with kitchen and bathroom. These small homes built on trailer beds

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Sep 20 2015 13978 1

Never give up on your dreams. When someone tells you that you can't do something, make it a point to prove them wrong. Follow your heart for true!

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Sep 5 2015 10392 1

OFFICIAL MAGAZINE OF THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®SATURDAY September 5, 20155 Foreclosure Laws You Need to KnowRegulations relating to foreclosure differ by state, so check your

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Deck Dillema

Most homeowner wonder about adding, repairing, replacing and maintenance of a deck. Is it worth to have one? Is it worth to replace or fix a old, pealing and warped planks in an existing one?

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Fall Garden

With summer almost over, here are few ideas for those of us who missed out on gardening earlier in the spring. There's still time to plan and harvest few veggies from your yard. Some flowers

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Aug 24 2015 10392 1

Metro Denver home sales remain above national averageAbout 84 percent of homes gained in value in the past 12 monthsBy Amy Edelen The Denver PostPosted: 07/22/2015 06:45:15 PM MDT1 Comment

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Aug 20 2015 10392 1

REOs Are Back on the Rise DAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | THURSDAY, AUGUST 20, 2015 Foreclosure filings were on the rise in July, as bank repossessions rapidly began to tick up, according to RealtyTrac's

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Aug 2 2015 13978 1

I found this while going through an old pantry in my house. The shelves were lined with newspaper and this is from August 4, 1996. Look at the APR interest-rate on homes! Do you remember that? For

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This Week Overview

   The median list price in DENVER, COthis week is $499,000. The 1148properties have been on the marketfor an average of 62 days.The Market Action Index has beentrending down lately, while

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Good News For Buyers

Finally some good news for buyers. The market has cooled off some, allowing buyers to make some traction. If you were looking earlier this year and getting frustrated, give me a call. (303)819-2554

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Diversity In The Industry

The concept of "diversity" has definitely evolved from what some of our parents and grandparents have known in their lifetimes. We now live in an age where there are many types of.

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What If I Wait Until Next Year To Buy

First-time homebuyers are flocking to the housing market in greater numbers than any time in the last few years. Renters who are ready and willing to buy are now realizing that they are also able to

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Is Denvers Residential Real Estate Market Cooling Off

DENVER BUSINESS JOURNAL - Despite another month of record-setting prices in the Denver metro, a new report from the Denver Metro Association of Realtors said the Denver housing market might be

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Home Improvement ROI

Summer is the time to tackle home improvement projects. When trying to decide which projects to budget for and complete first, prioritize the improvement based on what you will gain the

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Places To Retire Or Live On A Budget

With the rise of house prices around the country and the fall of house inventory, many of us are wondering if there are better places to live other than big, crowded and overpriced metro areas. For

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Jul 3 2015 13978 1

If you listen to the words from the song "The Gambler" from Kenny Rogers, they are very true. You've got to know when to hold them, know when to fold them. Know when to walk away and know when to.

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Jul 2 2015 10392 1

Here's why home sales are finally surgingBy Josh Boak And Alex Veiga AP Business Writers POSTED:   06/22/2015 08:03:15 AM MDTADD A COMMENT|UPDATED:   10 DAYS AGOClick photo to

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Denver Back On Top For Nations Biggest Homeprice Gains

Once again, metro Denver tops the nation's big cities for the heftiest home-resale price gains from a year ago, according to the latest monthly S&P/Case-Shiller Home Prices Index report.Prices for

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Jul 1 2015 5612 1

Study: Biggest Opportunities in Boomer MarketDAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | WEDNESDAY, JULY 01, 2015Though the real estate industry has made it a mission to bring Millennials into home ownership in recent

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Jun 23 2015 13978 1

I am excited to be a part of this great real estate market in Denver! I never thought it would be this big!;

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Summers And The Guestroom Headache

As we approach the summer, most of us will have guests in our homes. One, or ten. It really depends on the weather in your state. With that said, we all try to do our best to accommodate our guests

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Buying In A Sellers Market

Despite the gloomy rain, Denver's housing market is bright.The historically low inventory, demand for jobs and housing is still driving seller market conditions throughout the Denver

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Home Sellers And Muddy Paw Prints Solutions

Rain and more rain in Denver Metro Area. The current outdoor dog wash station, aka the hose, is out of order. So what do you do when you have a dog, it is raining outside and you are

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The Deal With Curb Appeal

Adding value to the house is neither easy, cheap nor sweat-free. Some sellers love to upgrade their landscaping just before the property is listed on the market.  They mow. Then mow again. They

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Painting A New House

When you are house hunting, the houses are sometimes... Well, just not quite right inside. I am talking about the paint. Mine, for that matter, is in a perfect fleshy/washed out

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Home Improvements Ideas Dog Wash Area

With the weather changing every 20 min in Colorado, those of us who have dogs are in a pickle. We dread letting them out to the muddy yard. We dread having an uber hyper dog in the house

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Dental Hygienist Turning Real Estate Agent

First days on a new job are like first days in a new kindergarten. People look at you funny; They point fingers; The word "newbie" is just sorta stalking you. Sometimes, someone throws a toy at you.

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Mar 10 2015 10392 1

WASHINGTON (February 27, 2015) — Improved buyer demand at the beginning of 2015 pushed pending home sales in January to their highest level since August 2013, according to the National

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Castle Rock Urges Change In Construction Law

Full link to article below.Castle Rock urges change in construction lawCastle Rock may introduce ordinance if state does not actMike DiFerdinandoPosted2/6/15Castle Rock has publicly endorsed changes

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10 Thousand Newly Registered Voters Force Castle Rock To Redefine Election Boundaries

I keep saying that Castle Rock is growing fast! Check out how the increase in local population is effecting the town's election boundary lines. Link to full article at the bottom.Castle Rock looks

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Douglas County Is Number 2 Best County In America

Check out this amazing article from Huffington Post about the top 10 counties in AMERICA to live - Douglas County is No. 2!!! Link to full article at the bottom. January 2,

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Renters Need To Make 35 An Hour To Afford Housing In Metro Denver

To afford a median-priced rental in metro Denver, earners need to make $35 an hour, or almost 4½ times Colorado's minimum wage, according to an analysis by Zillow released on Thursday.Colorado's

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New 177 Million Dollar Project Set To Begin Construction Next Month In Castle Rock

Another example of how Castle Rock is growing! Link to the full article below...Shopping center breaks ground Construction on $177 million project set to begin in the next month Mike

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Asking Pertinent Questions

The difference between gathering enough data to ask the right questions and asking the right questions to collect the data you need. Believe me, there is a difference. We are all expected to

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Holiday Decor That Can Help Sell Your House

Here is a great article I found that has ideas about decorating tastefully to get ready to sell during the holidays. Link to full article at bottom. Holiday Decor That Can Help You Sell Your

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Ten Best Places To Find A Job In Colorado

Guess who's number 1?!?! Castle Rock! Another fantastic reason to give this growing town a chance the next time you are looking for a new home. This is an excerpt from a Denver Westward blog by

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ExistingHome Sales Slightly Lose Momentum In August As Investor Activity Declines

WASHINGTON (September 22, 2014) – After four consecutive months of gains, existing-home sales slipped in August as investors paying in cash retreated from the market, according to the 

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Things To Do In Castle Rock This October

Curious about what is going on in Castle Rock this month? A few activities to look forward to this October:- OKTOBERFEST, October 4th from 11a-6p at Festival Park, 300 2nd Street, Castle Rock, CO

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Castle Rock Is No 4 Best Place To Live According To Money

Check it out! Castle Rock is the number 4 Best Place to live for 2014! To read the whole article, look for the link at the bottom. Best Places to Live

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The New American Dream The Richest Middle Class That Isnt Near NY And DC

Oh yeah! Go Douglas County, Colorado! Love that the main pic is of our awesome Castle Rock! The New American Dream The richest middle class ... that isn't near NY and DCBy Tami Luhby 

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Transitioning To A More Structured Company

When I first started in this industry I figured the phrase "hit the ground running" would be most suitable for me and my business. All in all, that is my personality type and don't get me wrong it

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9 Reasons To Choose A New Home Over A Resale By US News World Report

Check out this great article the sums up why buying a new home is such a great option! New home construction is booming all over Douglas County, especially in Castle Rock and Parker. Give me a call

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Can You DIG IT

I got a tip for ya, one that your new home buyers will dig~   Scenario:  A young couple moves into a new home.  With the nice weather, they decide to work that old yard over

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Less Is More No Matter What Stage You Are At

Looking to quickly upgrade your space?Not just buy a bigger home to put more stuff in but to thoughtfully improve the space you are in now.Look at each room with a curator's eye and evaluate what

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Old Mile High And Bears Stadium

Mile High Stadium (originally Bears Stadium) was a multi-purpose stadium that was located in Denver, Colorado, USA. The stadium was built in 1948 for the Denver Bears baseball team, which was a

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Fear And Loathing In Denver And Car Trouble

Day 2 of car trouble.  I did what I could to the engine yesterday, replacing the Knock Sensor and Air Filter. Then it got dark.  This morning I will be replacing the #2 fuel injector

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Duck Season Wabbit Season

It’s a Seller’s Market!!!…It’s a Buyer’s Market!!!  Seller’s…Buyer’s, it reminds me of Bugs convincing Daffy that in fact it is Duck Season and

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Gold in the Heart of a Servant

Sales: Guru’s, key strategies,seminars, eBooks, Twitter Coaches, Training Videos, and virtually every internet tool available to you and valuable to you...all great things to have in your

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