Friday, May 8, 2020 / by Erin Posey
This Colorado Spring air is tempting us to plan get-togethers with family and look forward to times of soaking up the sun on the patio and laughing around the fire pit.
Spending time outdoors is a time honored tradition here and, bonus, did you know that your yard is more than just a place to enjoy, relax and beautify? It’s a very crucial part of your home's value. Whether it’s a small patio, yard or sprawling lawn with all the bells and whistles…a properly installed landscape can help realize the full potential of your property value.
How big of an impact you ask? Our friends at Plant Care Today shared this positive insight:
•Landscaping can increase the resale value of a property by as much as 14%
•The sale of a property can go up by as much as six weeks
•Patio landscaping can raise property value by 12.4%
•A landscaped curb can increase home value by 4.4% and hedges can add 3.6%
Which prob ...
Tuesday, May 5, 2020 / by Erin Posey
The home buying process can be LONG and arduous. Before you even take the step of looking at homes, you've planned for a downpayment, checked your credit report and taken any necessary steps to raise your score, and you've probably read a ton of blog posts about mortgages and what to look for in your first home.
All the effort is WORTH it. Not only is homeownership a great investment and wealth-builder, it actually is proven to increase happiness.
Realtor Magazine sites that:
Eighty-eight percent of survey respondents say that buying a home is the best decision they’ve ever made. Seventy-nine percent say that owning a home has changed them for the better. Three out of four homeowners surveyed say they pursued new hobbies after buying a home, including:
Interior design/remodeling: 33%
Further, two-thirds of respondents say their relationships with family and loved ones has changed for the better s ...
Friday, May 1, 2020 / by Erin Posey
Planning for the next big home improvement project even after you’ve recently completed a renovation, is normal. With home design, there’s always another project to tackle, new technologies to integrate and color schemes to change.
To better organize your home improvement goals and increase your odds of project success, consider the best times to complete the following common home improvements.
1. January: Carpet Cleaning
Winter creates a major mess both indoors and outdoors. Thanks to the harsh elements, carpeted floors hold significant amounts of grime (tracked in by shoes) throughout the snowy season. While it may seem more traditional to wait until Spring for deep cleaning, this leaves ample time for stains to settle and become difficult to remove. Plus, proactively eradicating bacteria and germs is good for you and your family’s health, especially during the months when more time is spent indoors. Have your carpets cleaned in January when it matters ...