Amy Jackson's Blog Posts

5 Tips For A Lower Heating Bill

Keeping a home warm during the colder months of the year can prove to be expensive. With energy costs on the rise, many households are facing higher energy bills each year.Fixr.com, which

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Fall Home Selling Tips

Home selling in autumn is the second best time of the year to sell a home. Families have returned from summer vacations. Kids have gone back to school. The holidays aren't yet upon us, at least not

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Hottest Paint Color Of The Year For 2018

I'm an probably the least color coordinated person you will ever meet.  When I shop for clothes, I buy what's on the mannequin because I trust that a professional knows what goes together. ;

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Castle Rock Oktoberfest

Beer lovers rejoice!  It's time to don the Lederhosen and come to Downtown Castle Rock on Saturday, September 30, 2017, for Oktoberfest!Here's what you need to know:Time: 1

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Castle Rock Touch A Truck Event

Get your motor running and get to the Castle Rock Touch a Truck event Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017, hosted by the Castle Rock Police Department.These trucks are usually plowing streets, working

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Colorado Art Fest At Castle Rock

September 9th & 10th, the Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a juried fine arts show with artists from across the country. Castle Rock provides the perfect canvas for the

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How Buyers Search For A Home

Whether it is to relocate for work, upsize so you have more room for the kids, or downsize because the kids are gone, selling a home is one of the most stressful experiences a person can go through.

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Platte Park Gem Just Listed

Here's your opportunity to own a piece of history as this 1908 gem of Platte Park is now available. 1701 S Clarkson Street - $739,900Come see this beautiful 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom home in a

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Back To School Anxiety For Kids

Back to school: What kids are most anxious about is …I'll admit, I was one of those kids who loved school (no eyeroll please!) but still, I remember the butterflies-in-the-belly feeling as summer

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Your House Didnt Sell Now What Do You Do

In my book, "Formula To Sell Any Home, Even Hard To Sell Home", I outline in detail the reasons why your home didn't sell and expired from the market.  To request a FREE copy of this book,

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Home Sale Due To A Divorce

In my recent book, "House Selling Options During A Divorce", I provide simple yet vital steps to consider when faced with the sale of a home as the result of a divorce.  To request a FREE copy

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Guide To Sell Your Home Yourself

In my book, "For Sale By Owner Guide", I discuss all the things you will need to consider as you go through that process without the aid of a professional REALTOR®.  Request your FREE copy of

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Improvements That Cost More Than The ROI

In one of my recently published books, "Home Improvements That Improve Values", I discuss getting the most money out of your home improvements.  Request your FREE copy of this book by clicking

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12 Steps To Buying A Home

One of my recently published books "27 Mistakes First Time Home Buyers Make and How to Avoid Them" discusses many of the issues in this blog.  Request your FREE copy of this book by clicking

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My 6 New Books To Help The Consumer With Real Estate Matters

13 years ago, as a single parent I bought my first property.  Fast forward several years and I have bought additional investment properties and have been a REALTOR® in Colorado for over 7

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Beautiful Centennial Home For Sale

Could 2145 E Nichols Drive be your new address?  This beautiful home in Centennial, CO has just hit the market and is ready for a new owner.  With a little updating, you could turn this

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So You Want To Be A Real Estate Professional

I've been a REALTOR® for 7 years and wish I had done so sooner.  Spend 1 hour with me as I share insights into the very rewarding and adventurous career of real estate.If you are

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Castle Rock Classic Car Show This Saturday

The 9th Annual Classic Rock Cruise In Car Show, fueled by Medved Castle Rock, is coming up this Saturday, June 17th in Downtown Castle Rock.  They are gearing up for

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Keep Your Home Safe During Summer Vacation

Summer is here and the kids are out of school.  We all know what that means...right?  You said it...VACATION!!!!  We are now beginning to look for more ways to be outdoors at

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Colorado Summer Fun For The Outdoors Person

I’ve lived in Colorado my entire life…yes I’m one of the few Natives still here and we do take those bumper stickers seriously.  With the Summer travel season upon us, I wanted to share

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How To Keep Your Home Cool During The Summer

Summer is days away and you know it's just going to get hotter.  Many older homes in Colorado do not have central air conditioning units, primarily because our temperatures in the warm

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Tips For A Successful Garage Sale

Garage sales...love em or hate em?  There's no denying that garage sales have a reputation of being more effort that they are worth, but if you are open to a few suggestions you can make

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VA Loans Why Are You Not Using Them

The purpose of the VA loan benefit which was created over 70 years ago, was to promote home ownership to members of the U.S. Military who served in the U.S. Armed Services who serve both in wartime

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Serving Our Military Veterans

Memorial Day weekend provides us the time to not only have an extra day away from our work obligations and enjoy fun activities with our loved ones, but more importantly, it provides us all the

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Castle Rock Founders Village Home Just Listed

A beautiful 3 bedroom/3 bathroom home for sale in the community of Founders Village in Castle Rock at $325,000...WHAT?  It's true, so you better act quickly!Click here for

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But Hows The Neighborhood

"So how's the neighborhood?" is a common refrain among home buyers shopping in areas they're unfamiliar with.  A REALTOR® who is very familiar with a specific neighborhood can

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FSBO Oh No

You know your home better than anyone, but that doesn’t mean they’re the best salesperson for your property.You may be tempted to try a "For Sale by Owner" (FSBO) transaction since our current

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Parker Wine Walks 2017

The Wine Walk in Parker is an awesome way to spend a Friday evening.  Friends, wine, beautiful surroundings, wine, shopping, wine, food and oh did I mention WINE!!!  This event is ideal

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Hudson Gardens 2017 Summer Concerts

Hudson Gardens in Littleton, Colorado, is a favorite local gem that offers something for everyone no matter what the season is.  This place is extremely popular for events such as weddings

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My Favorite Castle Rock Eateries

I love living in Castle Rock, Colorado, for many reasons.  We are close to everything but far enough away to still enjoy our small town charm.  One of the great things about Castle

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Parker Farmers Market

Farmers Markets are not only a great way to get out and support local farmers and artisans but it's also a fun way to meet new people.  One of my favorite Farmers Markets is in Parker,

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Castle Rock Summer Concerts 2017

Great music, perfect temperatures and spending time under the stars is the recipe for a beautiful summer night in Castle Rock.  Make plans to join the Town for the Summer Concert Series at the

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Douglas County Property Taxes

With so many people moving into Douglas County here in Colorado, a common question people ask me about is property taxes for the area.  At first glance that might seem like an easy

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The Home Inspector Friend Or Foe

Many home buyers and sellers often dread the time for the home inspection as they fear the inspector will simply tell them all the "issues" and scare everyone away thinking the property is a money

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Good Neighbor Next Door Purchase Program

Teachers, Police Officers, Firefighters and EMS Technicians did you know that you could purchase a home for 50% off the list price?  It's true!The Department of Housing and Urban 

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Cuba And Real Estate

There have been major changes for Cuba in recent years and they are now on the verge of a huge boost in real estate.  Let me share with you the before and after picture of what real estate

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Earth Day Electronics Recycling Drop Off

As a member of the Board of Directors for the Denver Metro Association of REALTORS® I'd like to personally invite and encourage you to give us your old electronics.The Denver Metro Association

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Easter Brunches And Events

There is never a shortage of things to do in the Denver Metro Area on Easter.  Some places may already be full but there are so many to choose from that your sure to find something to do to

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Ellen DeGeneres Home For Sale

Ellen DeGeneres is best known for her comedic abilities and the unforgettable voice of Dory in "Finding Nemo", but she is no slouch when it comes to real estate either.  Not only has

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Rocky Mountain Hair Studio Business Spotlight

There are so many phenomenal people out there in the world that are brave enough to take the leap of faith and start their own business.  They are the masters of their own fate.  They take

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Rents Keep Climbing In The Metro Area

If you are currently renting a property in the Denver Metro Area, you certainly don't need me to tell you how high the rents are.In these 8 areas represented, according to ApartmentList, a Bay Area

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Baseball Cribs

In honor of Major League Baseball's Opening Week, let's take a look at some lavish homes of current and former MLB players.  These homes were once owed by these players or have recently been

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I Want To Be Left Alone

For those classic movie fans who have fantasies about living in a famous home...now's your chance.  Greta Garbo's New York apartment where she lived for 40 years is now for sale for $5.95M.

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Top 10 Day Hikes Near Denver

In Colorado there is no shortage on things to do outside, no matter the season.  As we enter into Spring there are amazing spots close to the Denver Metro Area where you can get out for a

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Real Estate For The Single Girl

In February 2004, I was 33 years old and had a 16 year old son.  Ok...do the math, I was 17 years old when I became a single mom.  That however is not the real point to this

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Castle Rock 80109 Market Snapshot

Here is a quick snapshot of the market in the Castle Rock, Colorado zip code of 80109.  Amy L Jackson | REALTOR® ABR, CDPE, MRP, PMN - serving Castle Rock, Parker, 

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Radon What Is It And Should You Care

As a REALTOR®, one of the things I inevitably get asked about is Radon.  What is it?  How do I get rid of it?  Should I be alarmed?   Whereas I know enough about Radon to

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Parker 80138 Market Snapshot

Here is a quick snapshot of the market in the Parker, Colorado, zip code of 80138.Amy L Jackson | REALTOR® ABR, CDPE, MRP, PMN - serving Castle Rock, Parker, Denver, 

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Reverse Mortgage Is It Right For You

Your current home is typically your biggest investment and the most valuable asset you own.  When it comes to assets the goal is for them to increase in value.  Once the asset (in

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Denver 80220 Market Snapshot

Here's a quick snapshot of the market in the Denver, Colorado zip code of 80220Amy L Jackson | REALTOR® ABR, CDPE, MRP, PMN - serving Castle Rock, Parker, Denver, Highlands

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Where Will I Go If I Sell

You can't turn on the news without hearing a report about how high home prices have gotten in the Denver Metro Area.  Along with this, the news also reports on how many new people are

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Littleton 80128 Market Snapshot

Here is a quick snapshot of the market in the Littleton, Colorado zip code of 80128.Amy L Jackson | REALTOR® ABR, CDPE, MRP, PMN - serving Castle Rock, Parker, Denver, 

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HOA Consumer Protection Forum

If you are new to Colorado or have lived here for a long time, you have undoubtedly encountered the wonderful world of HOA's.  Love em or hate em, they are not likely going away so why not

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Lets Get Organized

If I've said it once, I've said it a thousand times..."if I could just get myself organized I know I'd be more productive".  Well it's the "getting organized" part that I and I'm sure a vast

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Castle Rock 80104 Market Snapshot

Here is a quick snapshot of the market in the Castle Rock, Colorado zip code of 80104.  Amy L Jackson | REALTOR® ABR, CDPE, MRP, PMN - serving Castle Rock, Parker, Denver, Highlands

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Dont Dwell On It

5 Things You Should Not Dwell On When Buying A HouseFinding the right home to buy is a process. The typical home buyer looks at 9 homes before making an offer. If you are on your 40th home and still

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5 Ways To Love Your Home

Home is where your heart it.  A house is more than the 4 walls and a roof…it’s the people who live in it and create memories that makes it a home.  And when I use the word “home”

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Senior And Veteran Property Tax Programs

Property Tax Programs for Seniors and Active Military Personnel The Property Tax Deferral program helps military personnel and seniors, many of whom live on a fixed income, continue to

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Rent Vs Own The Pros And Cons

When it comes to housing, the decision to rent versus owning is a subject that shouldn’t be taken lightly and requires serious contemplation of your exact circumstances and future goals.Here is

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Are You The Best Buyer

You can’t turn on the TV or radio without hearing about how hot the housing market is, not just in the Denver Metro Area but in the majority of the United States.  Real estate is at a.&

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7 Home Security Tips You May Not Have Considered

Your home is to be your sanctuary, a place of comfort and stability.  Your home is a safe haven where you and the ones you love most feel at ease. If your home is under-protected or you've had

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What You Should Consider When Buying Into An HOA Community

Buying a Home in an HOA: Now WhatSo you found the home of your dreams and it’s in an HOA community…now what?What is a Homeowners' Association?A homeowners' association (HOA) is an organization

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You Dont Need 20 Percent Down

You Don’t Need 20% Down to Purchase a HomeTypically the first road block future home owners put in front of themselves is thinking they have to have a fortune saved before they can even consider.

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Resolutions Hmmm

Whew...how are you holding up during this holiday season? Today I was thinking about how during these last couple of days of the year we start contemplating "New Years Resolutions" and all

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Alton Park

Alton Park is a hidden gem of a neighborhood in Denver, Colorado.  I just sold another home in Alton Park above the original listing price.  This 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom, 2 car attached

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