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Posted on 05/16/2022
3 Tips for a low maintenance garden
Whether you’re a gardening beginner or just want more weekends free from plant chores, there are plenty of ways to create a low maintenance garden. By choosing the right plants and using the right tools, you can have a lush and beautiful garden with less effort. Try these tips for creating a low maintenance garden of your own:...
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Posted on 05/11/2022
The biggest trends in exterior house style
House style goes way beyond interior design. When it comes to curb appeal, exterior home design is everything. If you’re trying to sell your home or just want to make a statement in your neighborhood, knowing the hottest trends can help inspire your design ideas. Whether your home is craftsman style, Cape Cod style, ranch style or one...
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Posted on 05/09/2022
Tips for using lawn fertilizer in spring
Many aspects of caring for a lawn are seasonal, like using lawn fertilizer in spring. However, in most climates, fertilizing multiple times a year is the key to a healthy lawn. To help you accomplish your lawn goals, here are some tips for applying lawn fertilizer at the right time: What’s the best fertilizing schedule? Many homeowners follow...
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Posted on 05/05/2022
Tips & tricks for designing container gardens
If you’re low on outdoor space, creating container gardens might be the perfect solution. Planting multiple varieties of plant in the same container saves space and gives you the opportunity to flex your creativity. However, there’s more to container gardens than just sticking several plants in one pot. If you want to design beautiful and healthy container gardens,...
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Posted on 05/01/2022
15-year fixed mortgages: A quick guide
Prospective homebuyers and current homeowners know that a mortgage is likely to go hand-in-hand with your home, unless another arrangement has been made. However, there are many options available for those monthly mortgage payments, most commonly through 30-year fixed rate mortgages and 15-year fixed rate mortgages. Most know about the 30-year option, but what about the 15-year fixed...
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Posted on 04/28/2022
How to Choose Eco-Friendly Windows and Start Saving Green
If your energy bills are high, your windows could be partly to blame. Windows allow the sun’s heat to warm up your home in summer, which means your air conditioner has to run more. Windows can let cold air in during winter through drafts while heated indoor air seeps outside, causing your furnace to run more. In fact,...
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Posted on 04/25/2022
Sustainable gardening secrets
Sustainable gardening is an excellent way to make your outdoor hobbies even more eco-friendly. There are a variety of benefits to sustainable gardening practices, including growing your own organic produce and helping the local environment. But how do you get started? Compost your kitchen & garden waste The basis of a successful garden is fertile soil, and the...
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Posted on 04/21/2022
A Quick Guide to PMI
PMI, or private mortgage insurance, is a necessity most times. If your down payment is less than 20% of the purchase price of the home, then you’ll need to pay for this additional insurance in order to secure a loan for the home. This policy protects the lender if the borrower cannot pay the loan installments. This way,...
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Posted on 04/18/2022
Selling Your Home: How It Affects Your Taxes
Photo by Acharaporn Kamornboonyarush from Pexels In a nutshell, if you have owned a home for five years and lived in it for at least two out of five years, or if you’ve owned the house for two years and lived in it the entire time, a single person has a $250,000 tax exemption. If you are married,...
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Posted on 04/14/2022
Designing outdoor living spaces: Outdoor furniture for your space
When it comes to enhancing outdoor living spaces, outdoor furniture choices can make all the difference. But what is the best way to choose outdoor furniture? With so many variables and options involved, selecting the perfect furnishings can seem like an ordeal. Luckily, there are some simple ways you can get started. Here is a guide to help...
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Posted on 04/11/2022
Upgrade your outdoor living spaces in 3 simple ways
Regardless of temperature, it’s never too soon or too late to start thinking about improving your outdoor living spaces. If you want to spend more time outdoors, your backyard, side yard or even a small balcony can be the perfect place to get some fresh air. If your outdoor space needs a refresh, try some of these simple...
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Posted on 04/04/2022
SOLD - Congrats, Ted & Michele and Tim & Trina!! 2215 Terri Lee Drive, Peyton, CO 80831
Located in Davis Ranch, this gorgeous modern farmhouse-style 4350 sq ft custom ranch on 5 acres, zoned for horses, features stunning Pike’s Peak and Front Range views! Luxury finishes abound in this 4 bedroom, 3 bath home with 4-car tandem garage and full unfinished basement for you to design for your unique needs. The great room boasts 10’ ceilings, a stunning floor-to-ceiling stone gas fireplace and walk-out to the large 4-season 17’ x 14’ covered patio. Adjacent is the light-filled dining area, providing views of the patio and expansive backyard. Once you get past the kitchen’s glorious view of Pike’s Peak, you will note the many high-end...
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