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Buying & Selling Empty Nesters: Remodel or Sell? Posted in Buying, Selling, and Living by Sonja Riveland Your kids have moved out and now you’re living in a big house with way more space than you need. You have two choices – remodel your existing home or move. Here are some things to consider about each option. Choice No. 1: Remodel your existing […]
Buying & Selling Why So Many Americans Are Either Upsizing or Downsizing Posted in Buying, Selling, and Living by Shelley Rossi According to two recent surveys that took industry watchers by surprise, many family homeowners are putting frugality aside and upsizing to new houses that average as large as 2,480 square feet (an increase of as much as 13 percent from the year before), and sometimes exceed […]
Architecture 5 Mid-century Modern Homes That Make the Most of Their Small Design Posted in and Architecture by Midcentury modern homes were small out of necessity. Money was in short supply after World War II, so architects and builders had to keep houses compact yet functional to stay within homeowners’ budgets. At the same time, lifestyles were changing. Smart architects took on a new approach and […]
Buying & Selling Stay Safe While Selling Your Home With Our Seller’s Checklist Posted in Selling by John Trupin Staying organized while uprooting your life and moving from one home to another can feel impossible. Not only are you trying to get the best financial return on your investment, but you might also be working on a tight deadline. There’s also the pressure to keep your home clean […]
Architecture What is Modern? Posted in Architecture by Tara Sharp Sleek design, open floor plans, and great natural lighting are all appealing characteristics of modern architecture. Over the years, modern design concepts in home building have become more popular, as is the resurgence of interest in modern real estate. More companies, like 360 modern, are specializing in modern properties. […]
Buying & Selling Fall Perspectives 2018: Our Pledge To You Posted in Perspectives by Jill Jacobi Wood, OB Jacobi & Geoff Wood Change is afoot. We suppose it always is, but doesn’t it all seem to come at us so much faster in today’s world? We see change all around us. Just consider, for a moment, how much technology has changed our lives thanks to […]
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, […]
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 […]
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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 […]
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 […]
Mountain Living Hiking in Evergreen Colorado – Backcountry Safety & Preparedness Contingency planning, even for a local hike in Evergreen, is highly recommended. You can travel from 7,000 feet to over 14,000 feet right here in our beautiful backyard. With the change in elevation comes atmospheric and terrain changes that can threaten the unprepared hiker. Over a number of blogs, we will reference our experience as […]