January 2013

Found 8 blog entries for January 2013.

Choosing a RealtorSelecting the right realtor for you can make a huge difference in how well your home buying or home selling experience goes.  Not all are created equal in the wonderful world of real estate, which is why doing a bit of research before choosing a specific realtor or broker is your best bet in finding your perfect match.  It is always nice to use or recommend our friends who are realtors, but when it comes to making a huge legal decision and financial investment, business should come first.   

When buying or selling a property, it is always your best bet to select a realtor who has expert knowledge of the community in which you currently live or hope to live. For home buyers using a local realtor means they will have certain firsthand knowledge of the

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Often times our bedrooms are a mix-matched grouping of hand-me down furniture, miscellaneous wall hangings and family knickknacks.  When staging your home to be sold the bedroom is one place you want to pay particular attention to.  With that being said, there are a few simple decorating rules of thumb to keep in mind that can help transform your hodgepodge of items into personal style.  Staging your bedroom for resale can be fun, inspiring and can actually make you see your old belonging in a new revitalized light. 

Bedroom Staging Ideas Yellow and Gray Bredroom

Grouping your furniture in a modern and comfortable way will help potential buyers flow through a room better.  This does not always mean pushing everything up against a wall either.  Having some pieces float in the space will create

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Skiing Vail ColoradoThe storybook community and resort town of Vail, Colorado is like something straight out of a Disney movie with cobblestone streets, luxurious cottage-like structures, grandiose landscaping, magnificent hotels, elegant restaurants and brightly dressed crowds.  Not only is this town known for being one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world for skiing, but it is also a great place to visit during the summer and a right of passage for Colorado residents. Even if you don’t ski or snowboard, visiting Vail during prime ski season is something spectacular and gives tourists a chance to see both Vail Cascade and Lionshead Village teaming with people from all over the world. 

The legendary Back Bowls and the mountain’s nearly 6,000 skiable acres

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Bike To Work DayBoulder, Colorado and some 1,600 cyclists celebrated its 5th Annual Winter Bike to Work Day, today January 23rd 2013.  Held during the rain, snow or sun shine; riders lucked out today with a great forecast and much participation.  This event is not only meant to encourage more people to ride their bikes to work, but it is meant to honor those that do it every day. We’re not going to lie; biking to work can be hard work, but it is so rewarding at the same time.  In addition to reducing your own personal carbon footprint you are also stimulating your body, mind and spirit at the same time. 

Boulder Sees Record Numbers for Winter Bike to Work Day

Video Provided by: Daily Camera

Several locations participated in this family event and treated their riders to

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Happy HousewarmingMany people love the idea of showing off their newly purchased home by having a housewarming  party.  The sole purpose of this party is not to get gifts but to show your friends and family all you have achieved by becoming a homeowner.  There are some definite do’s and don’t for such an occasion, which you will want to appropriately plan for so the event can be a success.  

First of all unless your new home is in move-in ready condition, it is best hold off on the party for at least a few weeks. This will give you plenty of time to complete projects if need be and plan for the event.  After setting the date you want to get organized and start talking details.  Such things include setting specific times, sending out invitations, planning meals, stocking up,…
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If you’re big on having a house that sparkles, you will love these cleaning tips. Designed to help even the dingiest of corners gleam, these tips are great to use especially when you are spring cleaning, getting ready to put your home on the market, or moving into a new one.

Cleaning TipsTransform a rusty and limescale built-up bathroom tube and shower by using oven cleaner.  Make sure you open a window and turn on a fan to help ventilate the room while using these kinds of products.  Let it sit for several hours and then wipe it off with a rag of some sort.  If you have to scrub make sure you use a non abrasive sponge to prevent scratching.  It’s important to rinse the tub thoroughly with hot water after.

When your windows are dirty, dusty and rusty they

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Colorado Mountain HomeSome of Colorado’s more luxurious communities are those famous for skiing and snowboarding like Vail, Aspen and Breckenridge.  These communities offer a variety of housing options including condos, townhomes, single family homes, luxury mansions, cabins and cottages.  Home prices and rental prices tend to be very high in places like this but most would agree that the benefit of owning a home in these communities outweigh the increased costs of living.  Most residents of resort communities such as these are usually seasonal, with only a small handful living there year round.  Within each one of the above mentioned, you will find an assortment of retailers, grocery stores, restaurants, doctors and fantastic schools.  Moving to Vail, Aspen or Breckenridge is

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Kitchen RemodelingIf you are considering selling your home, you may want to think about putting in a bit of work to improve its value before hand.  There are some home improvement projects that will net more value than others.  These would be the first projects you want to look into. Getting your home to a move-in ready condition will increase its attractiveness to potential buyers.  As the market begins to pick up, this will help to make your home stand out above the rest of the properties in your particular price range.  It is important to remember that when you are doing these renovations, repairs, and upgrades that they should appeal to a broad spectrum of buyers and not necessarily your own personal preferences.  Here is our list of our top six home improvement

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