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Home Improvements and DIY

Posted by Rebekah Holten on January 11, 2018 in  Decorating  DIY  Home Improvement
Feeling inspired to update your home?  Wanting to make something new to add to your house?  Paint something?  Anything to freshen up for the new year!  Around here we constantly get to see beautiful homes and it can't help but give us the itch to either want to move or build a new home.  A hazard of the real estate business I suppose. However, moving every time we see a gorgeous new kitchen isn't practical so instead it gets us thinking about updating the homes we have.  It doesn't hur... read more
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With the Grand Junction housing market getting more and more expensive (and the increasing number of college students), people are resorting to renting apartments or buying condos if they can afford them.  Here are some tips of what you should and shouldn't do when renting an apartment.  Do you have anything to add?! DO: BUY COLLAPSIBLE FURNITURE It doesn’t have to look tacky just to be collapsible.  Consider tables that can get extended with an extra leaf, quality foldable chairs, a wall ... read more
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First, what is the closing table?  It’s a place of celebration and champagne where the ownership is changed from the seller to the buyer, and vice versa, via signing of legal documents.  It’s a settlement.  An agreement.  A signed contract between all parties.  Although this can be a time of relief as you finally pass the baton of owning a home on to someone else, and a time of excitement as a new homeowner, it can come along with multiple stressors if you aren’t prepared-... read more
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When it comes to selling your home, quality photos have never been more important. Did you know that 90% of home buyers search online during their home search? That means photos of your home are prominently displayed on countless websites like Zillow, Trulia, Realtor.com and so many more.   Consider this, do you want a grainy picture of your dimly lit living room to be the first thing buyers see? If it is, chances are buyers will skip right past it and on to the next listing. Why? Because as consumers that i... read more
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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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