Jeni VanOrnum's Blog Posts

Adventures In Real Estate Blogging

Love learning new things in  Real Estate and how I can help my clients.   We got together as a team in Denver and had a "Blog Party".  How can we get more information out to our

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Open House List For The Weekend Of October 7

Looking for an open House in Castle Rock this weekend?  Well the Neighborhood Know it All has you covered!As a full time Real Estate Broker for the last 20 years. Jeni and her Team have

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Neighborhood Know It All September 18 2017

Looking for a new home in The Meadows located in Historic Castle Rock?Well the Neighborhood Know It All can help you with that!As a full time Real Estate Broker for the last 20 years. Jeni and her

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12 Of The Ugliest Things You Can Have In Your Home Are Any In Yours

There's ironic ugly—think intentionally tacky Christmas sweaters—and then there's ugly ugly. We're not sure where unlovely designs come from and why they 

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Get Into A Home For One Thousand Dollars

GET INTO A HOME FOR AS LITTLE AS $1,000 DOWN! No it is not too good to be true......CHAFA will give you a grant to cover your closing cost. The only time you would need to repay it is if you

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Neighborhood Know It All Open Houses In The Meadows August 31 2017

Looking for an open house this long holiday weekend in The Meadows located in Historic Castle Rock?  Well look no further, The Neighborhood Know It ALL can help!As a full time Real Estate

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Neighborhood Know It All Open House List August 25th

Looking for an open house in The Meadows in Historic Castle Rock?  Well look no further... the Neighborhood Know It All is here to help!As a full time Real Estate Broker for the last 20 years.

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Neighborhood Know It All August 22nd

Thinking of Buying a home in Escavera in Historic Castle Rock?Well the Neighborhood Know it all has you covered!As a full time Real Estate Broker for the last 20 years. Jeni and her Team have

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Neighborhood Know It All August 17

Looking for a wonderful Home in Founders Village in Historic Castle Rock?Well the Neighborhood Know It All can HELP!As a full time Real Estate Broker for the last 20 years. Jeni and her Team have

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Neighborhood Know It All August 16th

Looking for a home in The Meadows in Historic Castle Rock, CO?Well look no further the Neighborhood Know it ALL is here to help...Stats for The MeadowsAverage Price in The Meadows: $500,000County

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Recently Reduced Properties In Castle Rock

Can you believe that these beautiful properties just had a price reduction...  As a full time Real Estate Broker for the last 20 years. Jeni and her Team have helped hundreds of home

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Is The Property Brothers New Furniture Line Worth The Hype See For Yourself

"Property Brothers" fans can now get a piece of Drew and Jonathan Scott in their own homes—by buying their new furniture line! The hunky twins just teamed up with'

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New Properties In Castle Pines

Not only is it HOT outside... but the Real Estate market in Castle Pines is HOT as well!!  Check out these recently listed homes in Castle Pines, you won't be disappointed!!  As a full

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21 Simple Ways To Stage Your Home Before You Sell

If you are planning to put your house on the market this summer, it goes without saying that you are hoping to sell your home as quickly as possibleandget your asking price. Set the stage for

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New Properties In Castle Rock July 6th

A current list of NEW HOMES that just hit the HOT Castle Rock market! http://jeni.denverhomesearchnow.com/index.php?types[]=1&areas[]=city%3ACastle+Rock&fbts=2250112&beds=0&baths=0&min=0&max

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10 Clever Ways To Reduce Energy And Save Money On Utilities

1. Avoid using appliances during the daytimeDuring the day, when everyone is using their appliances the most, is when utility companies tend to charge more money. By simply running your dishwasher,

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Best Breweries In Denver Summer 2017

1. New Terrain Brewing CoThis up and comer takes full advantage of its location in Golden, offering running, biking and yoga meet-ups. Their rotating lineup of food trucks and live music is

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IS IT A SCAM

We Buy Houses for Cash -- Is It For Real?We have all wondered about the We Buy Houses for Cash guys. You've probably seen the "We Pay Cash For Houses" or "We Buy Ugly Homes" 

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7 Unexpected But Worthwhile Headaches Of Becoming A Homeowner

There's a reason they call homeownership the American dream. We save and save just for the hope of one day having a place to really, truly call our own—a space to decorate how we want, to grow our

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Millennials Flock To Low Down Payment Programs

A recent report released by Down Payment Resource shows that 65% of first-time homebuyers purchased their homes with a down payment of 6% or less in the month of January.The

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New Listing In Founders Village Castle Rock

Check out these brand new homes that JUST hit the home buying market!  Hurry because properties are selling FAST!!  As a full time Real Estate Broker for the last 20 years. Jeni and

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13551 Elmore Road

$576,600 Single Family 3 Beds, 2 Baths, 3,530 Sqr Ft, Longmont80504 - This centrally located 4.4 acre horse property on a private lane in weld county is located just 22 miles from downtown boulder,

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How Fast Can You Save For A Down Payment In 2017

Depending on where you live, median income, median rents, and home prices all vary. So, we set out to find out how long would it take you to save for a down payment in each state?Using data from the

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Sneaky Ways To Make Your Kitchen Look Expensive

There's no denying that the kitchen has become the focal point of the modern home, the place where the outsize influence of the Food Network and HGTV converge. Prospective buyers want to imagine

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Tips To Buy A Home In Your 20s 30s And 40s

What you need as a 20-something homebuyer doesn't always match up when you're in your 30s or 40s. Find out what you need to know at each stage with this expert guidance.What you need from your home

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Again You Do Not Need 20 Down To Buy NOW

A survey by Ipsos found that the American public is still somewhat confused about what is required to qualify for a home mortgage loan in today’s housing market. There are two

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Property Taxes Lower Than Most States But Hows The Money Spent

Colorado homeowners pay a much smaller share of home values in property taxes on average than almost any other state — $1,179 a year or 0.632 percent of assessed property value, according to a

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The 10 US Cities With The FastestGrowing Suburbs

Ever since the modern American suburb sprouted like kudzu in the post-WWII era, we’ve found ourselves in a love-hate relationship of epic proportions.Love: Owning your own slice of the

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15 Things You Can Do To Be Happier At Work

Employees have more self-determination in their careers than ever, but with the added independence many of us enjoy today comes a responsibility to look out for ourselves. Bosses are no longer

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8 Proven Ways To Increase The Resale Value Of Your Home

Heed these 8 suggestions from real estate pros to ensure your property gets the highest possible price.Little things mean a lot when it comes to selling your home and getting a great price

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Investors Delight

Attention Investors!  You don't want to miss out on this property in Castle Rock!This 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom ranch style home in Castlewood Ranch has a ton of potential but needs some love and

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Check Out Recently Reduced Homes In Castle Rock

Castle Rock, Colorado was voted one of the Best Places to Live by Money magazine.  So it is hard to believe that any home for sale in Castle Rock would need to have a price

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Spring Into One Of These Equity Categories

Lower Priced Homes: priced at 75% or less of the medianLow-to-Middle Priced Homes: priced between 75-100% of the medianMiddle-to-Moderate Priced Homes: priced between 100-125% of the medianHigh

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Your Home Tax Deduction Checklist Did You Get Them All

Homeowners, get excited: It’s tax season, that magical time of year when having a house actually saves you money. But just know that taking advantage of all these tax

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Centennial Open House List For March 3rd To The 5th

It is going to be a beautiful weekend in Colorado to look for your new home! ;

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February 9th Home Of The Day

3056 Winnebago DrSedalia, CO  801355 Bedroom 7 Bath 9164 Finished Square FeetExecutive Estate with an amazing Indoor Pool with East and West Wings. Some homes have that something extra

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Reduced Listing In Denver

$374,900 2824 WEST 24TH AVENUE DENVER, CO. 802112 bedroom, 1 bath, 829 sq feetA Must See For Investors And Renovation Buyers! Historical Home Located In The Highly Desirable Highlands/

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Open House On Saturday And Sunday

Open House on Saturday and Sunday from 1-3.  Stop by and see this fantastic new listing.  Sweet townhome in Bromley park. Added 1/2 bath and storage area. Great backyard with patio and

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Reduced Homes In Castle Rock

Check out these newly reduced homes in Castle

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Why February Is The Best Month To Buy

FALL IN LOVE IN FEBRUARY!!!!!!!!!!!February is almost here, and homeowners willing to go against the grain and buy during a seasonally slow month for real estate, are likely to get the best deal of

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Should You Renew Your Lease Or Buy That Is The Question

Rents will continue to rise and mortgage interest rates are still at historic lows. Before you sign or renew your next lease, meet with a local professional who can help you determine if you are

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Why Buyers Need A Real Estate Agent

Why do buyers need a real estate agent? There are many reasons, but here’s our top five! The right agent can make all the difference.Real estate agents know the city and everything

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Know Your Home Value

Do you want to know what your home is worth in the The Meadows in Castle Rock!!http://jeni.denverhomesearchnow.com/sell.php?town=neighborhood%3AThe+Meadows&ppc=FBJenivo&addht=

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Fireplace And Chimney Care

As the temperature begins to drop in the coming months, there are few things that homeowners may enjoy more than curling up by the fireplace for a cozy evening. A gas or wood-burning fireplace is a

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Budgeting Apps To Make Saving Simple

As 2017 begins, creating and sticking to a budget is a resolution for many people. Using an app for budgeting can help you save money and avoid overdraft or late payment fees. Many apps

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Arapahoe Community College To Build 40 Million Campus In Castle Rock

Arapahoe Community College today announced plans to build a $40 million campus on a 14-acre site in the Meadows, a master-planned community in Castle Rock.Dubbed the Collaboration Campus, the

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.If you're thinking about getting into flipping homes next year, now's the time to start planning. 2016 is quickly coming to an end, which means 2017 is right around the corner. Tarek and I love to

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How Credit Scores Help Secure A Mortgage

Credit scores provide lenders with a determination of your credit risk. Fairway Independent Mortgage uses these scores to determine if you are eligible for a loan. Before the use of scoring,

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Pet Doors Good Or Bad Idea

Installing a pet door in your home can offer convenience, comfort and care for your four-legged friends. The advantage of having a pet door installed is that it makes going outside handy for your

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Keep Your Home Safe While You Are Away

The holiday season means traveling for many people. With so many items to check off your to-do list, it is important to ensure that your home is safe while you are away. Plan ahead so that nothing

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Hosting LastMinute Guests For The Holidays

There is nothing more magical than sharing the holidays with your family and friends, but last-minute preparations can add stress. If you are looking for some quick tips to make entertaining easier

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The Next Phase In The Rebranding Of Glendale

If you have been waiting on the night life in Glendale, well I've got good news for you.....The city of Glendale has announded a $175 million dining and entertainment development that officials say

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