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Fix It Anyway - 02/27/12 05:31 PM
Fix It Anyway"If it ain’t broke, don't fix it" is certainly popular advice, but if you've ever had a serious plumbing leak, you certainly wished you had taken care of the problem earlier.Washing machines, like all appliances, are supposed to work and when they don't, it's time to have them fixed or replaced. However, there is a critical connection from your water supply that may even be older than your washing machine itself. Ask someone whose hose broke while they were asleep or out of town and you'll hear stories of how (7 comments)
What to Ask When Shopping for Homeowners Insurance - 02/23/12 07:47 PM
What to Ask When Shopping for Homeowners InsuranceBeing an informed consumer means not only reading your homeowners insurance policy closely, but also asking experts what constitutes the right type, and amount, of coverage you need for your home, according to the Insurance Information Institute (I.I.I.).A qualified insurance agent or insurance company representative can guide you in your choices. Here are six basic questions the I.I.I. advises everyone to ask before buying or renewing a homeowners insurance policy:
Your homeowners insurance policy should cover the cost of building a new home from scratch. Your insurance agent or insurance company representative will (4 comments)
Real Estate Market Analysis for Saddle Rock Homes in Aurora, co This is a monthly real estate market analysis for Saddle Rock homes in Aurora, Co for the month of January 2012. If you are looking to purchase a home in Saddle Rock the real estate market analysis can be a useful tool. The report will help you determine how many listings are in Saddle Rock, how many homes sold in the last month, the average price of a home in Saddle Rock and many other important market factors regarding homes in Saddle Rock. The monthly Saddle Rock real (0 comments)
Real Estate Market Analysis for Smoky Ridge Homes in Aurora, co This is a monthly real estate market analysis for Smoky Ridge homes in Aurora, Co for the month of January 2012. If you are looking to purchase a home in Smoky Ridge the real estate market analysis can be a useful tool. The report will help you determine how many listings are in Smoky Ridge, how many homes sold in the last month, the average price of a home in Smoky Ridge and many other important market factors regarding homes in Smoky Ridge. The monthly Smoky Ridge (0 comments)
Real Estate Market Analysis for Tuscany Homes in Aurora, co This is a monthly real estate market analysis for Tuscany homes in Aurora, Co for the month of January 2012. If you are looking to purchase a home in Tuscany the real estate market analysis can be a useful tool. The report will help you determine how many listings are in Tuscany, how many homes sold in the last month, the average price of a home in Tuscany and many other important market factors regarding homes in Tuscany The monthly Tuscany real estate market analysis is also a great (0 comments)
Real Estate Market Analysis for Woodgate Homes in Aurora, co This is a monthly real estate market analysis for Woodgate homes in Aurora, Co for the month of January 2012. If you are looking to purchase a home in Woodgate the real estate market analysis can be a useful tool. The report will help you determine how many listings are in Woodgate, how many homes sold in the last month, the average price of a home in Woodgate and many other important market factors regarding homes in Woodgate. The monthly Woodgate real estate market analysis is also a (0 comments)
Real Estate Market Analysis for Piney Creek Homes in Aurora, co This is a monthly real estate market analysis for Piney Creek homes in Aurora, Co for the month of January 2012. If you are looking to purchase a home in Piney Creek the real estate market analysis can be a useful tool. The report will help you determine how many listings are in Piney Creek, how many homes sold in the last month, the average price of a home in Piney Creek and many other important market factors regarding homes in Piney Creek. The monthly Piney Creek real (2 comments)
Thinking of Ditching Your Landline? - 02/20/12 10:25 PM
Thinking of Ditching Your Landline?Many consumers are currently ditching their land and business lines in favor of cell phone only call options. In fact, as many as one in six American households have given up their landline and are using only their cell phone, according to Steven Blumberg, a senior scientist at the Center for Disease Control Statistics department. Before you ditch your landline, make sure you think of all the pros and cons surrounding the matter.Pros:Cost – In most areas, the cost of a cell phone plan is lower than the cost of a landline, especially when you count the (4 comments)
Rental homes can be the IDEAL investment - 02/20/12 09:37 PM
Rental homes can be the IDEAL investment in today's market because they offer a much higher rate of return than alternatives without the volatility of ups and downs in the stock market. IDEAL serves as an acronym to identify the advantages of rental properties: Income from the monthly rent contributes to paying the expenses and a return on the investment Depreciation is a non-cash deduction that contributes a tax shelter Equity grows monthly as the mortgage amortizes due to some of each payment being applied to the principal Appreciation is achieved as the value of the property goes up Leverage (3 comments)
Come on Sellers..Turn On the Lights - 02/16/12 12:33 AM
I like to give my sellers instructions about the showings and how do make the home warm and comfortable for the buyers. Just in case they can’t remember the rules I call and remind them before each showing..turn on the lights, turn on the music and leave the house so the buyers have some freedom to express themselves.Most of all turn on the lights, for Pete’s sake. I don’t mean one or two I mean ALL of them.In the basement there is usually this little furnace or storage room where the light switch is very high or very low or non (12 comments)
Here it Comes..Mobile Malware - 02/15/12 11:38 PM
Top 3 Tips to Protect Yourself from Mobile MalwareMobile malware is becoming a bigger problem every day. Especially now, considering some Americans use their phones more than their computers. Putting a stop to mobile malware isn't that easy.What is malware? It's essentially viruses or programs that can wreak havoc on your phone. Malware can cause lags and system errors, and can introduce worms and trojans to your system. In short: you don't want malware on your phone.Here are some simple tips and tricks to help you fight malware problems.Malware Tip No. 1: Check app reviews before you download.If you're an Android (2 comments)
Example of Savings When Making Extra Principal Payments - 02/13/12 04:52 PM
Great InvestmentIf you invest in a savings account, you'll make less than 1% and will have to pay income tax on the earnings . On the other hand, contribute something extra to your house payment on a regular basis and you'll essentially, earn at the mortgage interest rate which is certain to be more than you're earning in the bank. Making additional principal contributions on your mortgage will save interest, retire debt and build equity. An extra $100 a month in the example shown will save thousands in interest and short the term of the mortgage as (0 comments)
1584 S. Cape St. Lakewood Colorado. $216,000 - 02/13/12 01:28 AM
This beautiful Lakewood home has it all. There are 4 bedrooms 3 bathrooms in this all brick ranch style home. Lots of updating including a totally remodelled kitchen with Corian counter tops. This kitchen is huge and has been extended. You can play basketball in this kitchen. Exposed hardwood floors, new electrical panel, new sewer line, new roof and new 50 gal hot water heater. All the major pricey items are on the new side so don’t worry about these things.Exposed easy care hardwood floors, Trex front porch and deck. The full basement is finished and the 2 car garage is (1 comments)
I just can’t believe that Whitney Houston is no longer with us. A troubled soul and such a great loss to the music world.We need to keep her daughter Bobbi,as well as the rest of her family in our prayers.She is one of the greatest singers especially when she sings the Star Spangled Banner as well as I will Always Love You.Please enjoy the video of her singing this song and watching scenes from The Bodyguard
Like a Color? Then"Chip It" - 02/09/12 11:14 PM
Like a Color? Just 'Chip It'Next time you’re surfing the Web and come across a color that moves you, capture it and replicate it with a new interactive tool from Sherwin-Williams: “Chip It!”This innovative Web-based tool allows consumers to select any online image and instantly identify the Sherwin-Williams paint colors that correspond to the colors contained within the picture. This allows consumers to identify the colors that inspire them while browsing the Internet in order to use them for their own decorating purposes.To get started, consumers create a profile at www.letschipit.com and then add the Chip It! bookmarklet to their Internet (3 comments)
Selling Your Aurora Home - Ways To Get Your House Clean Fast For A Showing - 02/08/12 02:06 AM
Selling Your Aurora Home - Ways To Get Your House Clean Fast For A Showing +The doorbell rings, you are selling your Aurora home and you know that there are prospective buyers behind the door. You have 15 minutes to get your house ready. Are you prepared? If not, read through these tips for the next time this happens to you. Remember how you live in a house is not how you sell a house. It’s a pain but you always have to ready for a showing.1. Put on a timer Time is of the essence. It's you against the clock. (2 comments)
Rate Not Available..Reasons Why - 02/06/12 09:54 PM
Regardless of what a lender quotes on mortgage rates, the actual rate paid by a borrower is based on a number of variables. Lenders determine whether to loan money and at what rate based on the risk involved with the transaction. Factors that increase the risk that the loan will be repaid will proportionately increase the interest rate charged to the borrower. If the risk becomes too high, the loan will not be approved. Loan amounts - conventional loans for more than the conforming limits set by Fannie Mae are considered jumbo loans and generally have a higher interest rate. FICO (0 comments)
Men vs. Women: End the Chore War - 02/06/12 09:26 PM
Men vs. Women: End the Chore WarWhen it comes to household chores, men and women don't always see eye to eye.The second annual Scrubbing Bubbles Dirty Work Index survey found that 58 percent of women say it's their job to clean, and a quarter (25 percent) of all women feel as if they are the cleaning leader in their homes. How couples deal with household chores either strengthens the partnership or creates a divide.In addition, more than half of women confided that they want more help around the house from their partner or spouse, but 38 percent don't trust them to (5 comments)
Buying Your First Aurora Home? - 02/04/12 09:22 PM
Let's face it. Buying your first Aurora home can be a bit unnerving, to say the least. This is a commitment that needs to be made for the long-term and a lot of thought needs to go into it. Not to mention money!You have to live somewhere and renting is a waste of hard earned money.Here are a few things that you can do to settle yourself down and come to terms with buying your first Aurora home. 1. Don't panic Don't let your emotions get in the way of a logical decision. Breathe and relax. Think of the benefits of (0 comments)
Don't Forget a Home Inspection with a New Construction Home - 02/04/12 05:22 PM
This article is very important to anyone buying a new home. Even though city inspectors must sign off on all construction phases sometimes things are missed, not that important or they never signed off to begin with. It's always a good idea to hire an established home inspector.
Don't Forget a Home Inspection with a New Construction HomeBy Dan StewardEvery home—whether it’s a resale or new—has some kind of an issue, and the reality is that there is no “perfect” house. Many homebuyers embark on their search for a home with the belief that (0 comments)
Weight Loss Advice: Skip Calorie Counting & Burn Fat Instead - 02/02/12 10:56 PM
Weight Loss Advice: Skip Calorie Counting & Burn Fat InsteadAs you read this about getting your body in shape remember to mix up your workout to keep your body confused. As my trainer has said you don’t want your body to get to used to the same expected exercise. You will have just 30 minutes after the workout to eat something while your metabolism is still working hard.Drinking a protein drink before and after the workout will keep the pain at a minimumIn 2010, more than 25 percent of Americans had pre-diabetes and another 1.9 million got a diabetes diagnosis, according (9 comments)
The Difference a Day Makes - 02/01/12 01:43 PM
The Difference a Day MakesA man was selling a property which was currently rented but had previously been his home for over two years.Click on the link and see the IRS rules. After discovering it had been rented for the last 2.5 years, it was asked if he had planned on taking theprincipal residences capital gain exclusion. He said he hoped it would be possible. When asked if he was aware of the requirement that he must have owned and (2 comments)
Body Talk: Top Tips from Body Language Expert - 02/01/12 01:24 PM
Body Talk: Top Tips from Body Language Expert I don’t think body language ever lies. What comes out of the lips sometimes doesn’t go with the body language. Learning how to read people can be very beneficial.Body language says a lot more than people realize. If looking for a job, be aware that your body language during an interview may be revealing things to a potential boss that you didn't know. The interviewer's body language also can reveal what he/she is thinking. Learning how to use and read non-verbal cues can give job seekers a clear advantage over other contenders."Job (6 comments)
Hang Pictures with Designer Flare - 02/01/12 12:51 AM
Hang Pictures with Designer FlareI received my staging certificate not because I wanted to be a stager as a profession but to be of value to my clients,How high or low do the pictures need to be hung? A question I never knew the answer to. Now I know that they need to approximately at eye level if you are 5’ 7”There are few things that can make a new house feel lived in like hanging your own personal artwork. Whether you're hanging family photographs, framed artwork, mirrors, or posters, these items give the eye a place to focus and complete (5 comments)
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