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4 Hidden Costs of Home Ownership

Posted by Rebekah Holten on December 28, 2017 in  Buyers  First Time Homebuyers
Buying a home can be an exciting endeavor, and once you have signed all the paperwork and collected the keys to your dream home, you may think the process is over with. The truth is, there are a number of additional costs that come with homeownership, and being aware of these expenses and incorporating them into a budget can help first-time homeowners manage these additions. Some of these expenses can be planned for in advance, while others may require you to set aside funds each month to cover their needs. 1. Fur... read more
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8 Ways To Save Money When Buying Your Next Home

Posted by Rebekah Holten on December 21, 2017 in  Buyers  First Time Homebuyers
Purchasing a home is a costly experience. From the down payment to closing costs, stressing about how much money you’re spending can really mess with the purchasing experience. Being prepared can obviously eliminate these stressors, but sometimes even being prepared isn’t enough. Below are 8 ways you can save money when purchasing your next home. 1.      Utilizing an experienced agent A good real estate agent will know the ins and outs of your purchase. They can also save a lo... read more
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Buying Your First Home and Where to Start

Posted by Rebekah Holten on December 18, 2017 in  Buyers  First Time Homebuyers
You’re ready to take a leap and start looking for your first home. Now what? Sometimes finding a real estate agent is the best place to start. Others like to figure out what they want specifically so when they find a real estate agent, they have something to give them as far as requirements and needs for your home. Here are a few inside tips on how to begin the process.-  Budget: What can you really afford? Knowing your maximum spending limit is the best place to start since purchasing your first home is... read more
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Finding the right place to retire is so important. You want to make sure the cost of living doesn’t exceed your budget, but you also want it to be somewhere you can really enjoy. Grand Junction is exactly the right place to retire if you’re on a budget. The average median price for a home in Grand Junction is $189,000, which comes out to be $120 per square foot. Many of these homes sit on larger lots, as well, so it will be easy for you to transform your land into a relaxing space to enjoy the sunny day... read more
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Stairs & Storage

Posted by Rebekah Holten on December 11, 2017 in  Decorating  DIY  Home Improvement
What does the space under your stairs look like?  If it is anything like my house, it is cluttered with boxes of Christmas ornaments, my kid’s old toys, an old typewriter, and who knows what else!  But what about making the most out of the space under your stairs?  It's a surprisingly unused concept.  In most homes we don't even notice the space under the stairs; it's usually covered with collages of family photos, elaborate wall hangings or the product of your last DIY Pinterest project. ... read more
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