06 Jan

How to Get Your Home Market-ready

By MargaretY With 0 Comments

Are you planning to list your Colorado home this spring? If so, you'll know that there’s a lot to be done before doing so – especially if you want to make a great first impression and increase the likelihood of a speedy sales cycle. Many people have found success by taking on projects that will increase curb appeal and comfort inside the home, but which ones should take priority? This post will outline the dos and don’ts of making your home market-ready.

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28 Dec

Ten Home Projects for the New Year

By Jamie Froyd With 0 Comments

It’s a good idea to plan your home improvement projects for the New Year well ahead of time, and even start interior projects during winter months so you’re able to enjoy the summer.  

Before starting any project, it’s wise to consider a few things, like how long you plan to be in your home, and what’s the best return on your investment.   You always want to make sure your home improvement projects not only increase the value of your home, but improve it’s safety and efficiency.

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13 Dec

Light Up Your Holidays With These Simple Tips

By Jamie Froyd With 0 Comments

There’s nothing more cheerful and holiday spirit lifting than holiday lights!   Neighborhoods have competitions; movies are made; newspapers publish the best light shows in town to drive by. 

Here are some tips and tricks for your holiday lighting projects:

1. Consider in advance accessibility to electrical outlets or where you’ll have to run exterior power cords safely.  

2. Consult the weather forecast, and pick a nice weekend in October or November so you aren’t on icy ladders or rooftops.

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06 Dec

Easy and Chic Holiday DIY Ideas You'll LOVE

By Jamie Froyd With 0 Comments

Whether you have a loft, cabin, new construction home, Denver Square, bungalow, mid-century modern or rental, you can add chic touches of holiday decor that are one of a kind.

Do-It-Yourself projects are a good excuse to invite friends and family over, too. Pinterest has literally thousands of ideas for inspiration – and remember, during this busy season, you don’t want to tackle complex projects that are so time consuming you feel rushed or stressed!  

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01 Dec

Colorado Décor For Winter, Not Just the Holidays

By Jamie Froyd With 0 Comments

When decorating your Colorado home, there’s a great reason designers tell you to keep your large pieces classic and neutral.  It makes it easier to swap out accessories and colors – cool colors or vibrant hot colors for summer;  and warmer, cozier tones for those long, white winter season.  Think golds, pumpkins, coppers, warm oranges, rich royals, purples, and even chocolates.  

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15 Nov

10 Ways to Get Your Colorado Home Ready for Thanksgiving

By Jamie Froyd With 0 Comments

The holiday season is upon us, and for most it’s a time to celebrate with friends and family. Attempting to be the perfect host/hostess can be stressful if you’re not prepared in advance. 

Here are some ideas you might useful: 

- Declutter your home. Now’s the time to get rid of items you really don’t use or don’t need and donate them. Studies show less clutter lowers blood pressure! 

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08 Nov

Colorado House Flipping 101 – Take the Time to Research

By Jamie Froyd With 0 Comments

Popular shows on HGTV like “Flip or Flop”, “Vintage Flip”, “Flipping Vegas” and “Master of Flip” highlight the ups and downs of investing in properties that have seen better days.  Using limited budgets, up against tight deadlines, demanding investors and unforeseen challenges with building permits, inspectors, drainage, roof repairs and more, these experienced teams transform each disaster in to a dream home while maximizing profit.  

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04 Nov

Fun Fall Decor Ideas for Your Colorado Home

By Jamie Froyd With 0 Comments

If you’re like most Coloradans,  Fall is a time of year we relish:  crisp, blue skies, endless seas of gold, red and orange; trips to the mountains to bask in the splendor of changing aspens and bugling elk; cheering on our football teams and pulling out cozy sweaters, down vests to wear with our flip flips and shorts.  It’s one of the most favorite times of the year to us, but then so is Winter, Spring and Summer.  It’s Colorado, right? 

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11 Oct

How to Create a Beautiful Outdoor Space

By Jamie Froyd With 0 Comments

It’s no surprise that today’s buyers want year ‘round living space.  While statistics vary, a well designed and functional outdoor space can add as much as 30% to the value of a home in some parts of the country.  

Smartmoneyreports that a landscaped patio raises the value of your home by 12.4%.  Hedges alone can raise the value 3.6%. So, clearly buyers find value in finished, landscaped outdoor areas.

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