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Architecture Choosing the Right Backsplash for Your Kitchen Posted in Living by John Trupin Every chef’s kitchen should have a style that matches the delicious food that comes out of it. But even if you’re doing little more than making mac and cheese out of a box, your kitchen still can be a place of color and creativity. Kitchen backsplashes are nothing new, […]
Colorado Real Estate How Tax Reform Affects Homeowners By Sonja Riveland   New tax legislation was signed into law at the end of 2017, and it included some significant changes for homeowners. These changes took effect in 2018 and do not influence your 2017 taxes.  Here’s a brief overview of this year’s tax changes and how they may affect you*. The amount of […]
Architecture Avoiding the Pitfalls of Home Addition Construction Posted in Architecture by John Trupin When dissatisfaction with your current home strikes, it can be exciting to launch into a plan for a new addition. A new living room, bedroom, or more can add value to your home while improving your quality of life. On the other hand, even a modest addition can turn […]
Colorado Real Estate Transforming Your House from a Summer Home to a Winter Hideaway Posted in Living by John Trupin None of us want to admit it, but Winter is Coming. The new season of Game of Thrones might not be until 2019, but your home will need preparation before then. As the days shorten, you can mitigate many mid-winter headaches with some preemptive prep. Proper weatherizing can help protect […]
Buying & Selling 5 Reasons Rising Interest Rates Won’t Wreck the Housing Market By Matthew Gardner, Chief Economist, Windermere Real Estate Interest rates have been trending higher since the fall of 2017, and I fully expect they will continue in that direction – albeit relatively slowly – as we move through the balance of the year and into 2019. So what does this mean for the US housing […]
Colorado Real Estate Outfitting Your Home to Survive the Threat of Wildfires By John Trupin Much of the Western United States is grappling with the same issue this summer – the specter of smoke and fire from some of the largest forest fires in recent memory. For individuals, even the decreased air quality can be a threat, while the destruction that the fires themselves can wreak is […]
Buying & Selling 4 Ways to Make Smart Tech Upgrades to Your Garage Posted by Guest Author When it comes to upgrading your home with the latest technology, your garage is likely to be the last thing on your radar. But as electric vehicles and even self-driving cars are hitting the road across the country, real estate listings are touting smart garages in high-tech cities like Palo Alto, […]
Buying & Selling How Staging Your Home Well Impacts Its Value Posted by John Trupin For more than 20 years, the benefits of staging a home have been well documented. Numerous studies show that staging helps sell a home faster and for a higher price. According to the National Association of REALTORS®, 88 percent of homebuyers start their search online, forming impressions within three seconds of […]
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