LaDawn Westbrook's Blog Posts

LaDawn Westbrook's Blog Posts

Beautiful Black Forest Home On Acreage
Supremely private Black Forest residence nestled on 5 acres of Majestic pine trees in desirable Wildwood Village. Just 15minutes from Co Springs & AF Academy and 55 min from DTC. O...

Movie Madness Returns To Infinity Park
MONDAY NIGHTS - ALWAYS FREEGate opens at 6:30 pmWhen the jumbo screen at Infinity Park lights up, people gather around it like moths gathering around a light on a hot summer night....

This Day In History 1884 First Roller Coaster In America Opens
On this day in 1884, the first roller coaster in America opens at Coney Island, in Brooklyn, New York. Known as a switchback railway, it was the brainchild of LaMarcus Thompson, tr...

Keeping Your Home Safe
Avoiding Common Household Hazards ...

Flag Day June 15 How To Fly The Stars And Stripes
How to Fly the Stars and StripesDAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | TUESDAY, JUNE 13, 2017 The original "Stars and Stripes" version of the U.S. flag, designed by Betsy Ross, was adopted by C...

JThe Benchmark Mortgage Rate Declined Less Than The 10 Year Treasury Note
Market watchThe benchmark rate for home loans remained in free fall in the most recent week in the wake of lackluster economic data that hinted the central bank may be slower to ra...

Summer Lawn Tips
Summer heat can wreck havoc on your lawn. But don't despair, smart lawn management can help you keep things nice and healthy this year.Here are a few tips: How can you tell i...

Plan To Retire 3 Things To Do In Your 40s
Maurie Backman, The Motley FoolYour 40s are an interesting time of life from a financial perspective. On the one hand, you're probably past the point of paying off your student loa...

Will Mortgage Rates Hit 5 Percent By End Of Year
If you are considering moving up to your dream home, it may be better to do it earlier in the year than later. The two components of your monthly mortgage payment (home prices and ...

Top 10 Tips For Spring Buying
Follow these 10 tips to make the home-buying process a happy one.The arrival of spring means it’s time to start fresh. Along with pulling out your warm-weather wardrobe and tackl...

New Construction Ranch Homes Quail Hollow InApplewood
Beautiful Patio homes in Applewood (Wheat Ridge) many with great mountain views 1) - one of three floor plans that Creekside is building at Quail Hollow.  4,333 finished squ...

You Do Not Need 20 Percent Down To Buy How About A Thousand Dollars
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 mark...

Financial Planning Four Reasons To Buy A Home Today
Homeownership will always be a part of the American Dream. There are advantages to owning your own home (educational, health, social) that far transcend any economic impa...

What Does All That Lingo Mean
Buying a home can be intimidating if you are not familiar with the terms used during the process. To start you on your path with confidence, we have compiled a list of some of the ...

Polio Vaccine Trials Begin April 26 1954 Day In History
On this day in 1954, the Salk polio vaccine field trials, involving 1.8 million children, begin at the Franklin Sherman Elementary School in McLean, Virginia. Children in the Unite...

Credit Repair Scams Consumer Beware
You’re deep in debt – afraid to answer your phone because you’re getting a lot of collection agency calls. You start to think bankruptcy might be a way out, but you see a cre...

Earth Day Recycling Of Electronics
04/22/2017DMAR invites the community to drop off unused, unwanted and nonfunctional electronics to any of its five drop-off locations in the Metro Denver area. Organized in partner...

April Is Fair Housing Month 7 Things You Should Know
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) commemorates the passage of the 1968 Fair Housing Act by celebrating the entire month of April as Fair Housing Month. Thi...

Arvada Kite Festival April 2
Soaring kites! Colorful kites! Majestic kites! Come join this free, fun, family event. Whether you’re flying or watching kites, get outside with your family and enjoy all of the ...

We Love Our Dogs And Our Doggie Parks But Not The DOO
I llove dogs but currently I am not a dog owner.  One of my biggest issues is just this.    People walking their dogs and not cleaning up theDOO after they allow the...

Arvada Residents Opportunity For Turning In Expired Prescriptions
Northey Drug Take Back Scheduled for April 8, 2017Jill McGranahan from Arvada Police Department · 2 MarNorthey Foundation Drug Take Back Scheduled for April 8 ...

Should I Wait To Buy Interest Rates Went Up Again
You may have missed the lowest mortgage rates in history.Mortgage interest rates, as reported by Freddie Mac, have increased over the last several weeks. Freddie Mac...

TIME TO Spring FORWARD And Check You Smoke Alarms
This Sunday is when we need to adjust for Daylight Savings Time. This is also a great time to check those smoke alarms to be sure they are in good working order.If your smoke alarm...

Super Cute Condo In Federal Heights Colorado
Coming this weekend - a clean open floor plan homeShowings Start Saturday March 112 bedrooms   2 bath Hardwood floors through outLarge kitchen with plenty of counter tops...

Mountain Living In Bailey Colorado
Mountain living just 45 minutes west of Denver.    This home has been updated and sits on .90 acres.   Lots of wildlife to view from the beautiful wrap around d...

Lakewood Townhome Open House March 4 2017 1 To 3 Pm
Darling 1/2 duplex with large yard.     Welcome home to this sweet 2 bedroom one bath home.    Lives like a single family.   Plenty of off street ...

Feb 24 2017 5371 1
For those of you who have only been in the Real Estate world for a few years, rates may be up, but they’re still the lowest we’ve ever seen.  The chart is a 40 year look b...

Tips To Getting Your Budget In
Expect the Unexpected It's no big secret - arbitrary spending is generally hazardous to your financial health. But how do you get on budget and prioritize your needs consisten...

4 Avoidable Mistakes Landlords Make
All landlords share the same goals: To keep their tenants happy, and to run a profitable operation. However, it's easy to lose sight of the bigger picture in the hustle and bustle ...

Patio Home In Arvada Minutes From Olde Town
Welcome home the minute you walk into this beautiful patio home.   Hardwood floors that take you into a large great room with a lovely custom fireplace.   Large windows o...

Brighton Colorado JUST LISTED Townhome
Don't miss this cute 3 bedroom 1.5 bath townhome in Bromley Park.Great neighborhood with new Recreation Center being built within 10 minutes of home.Paired home with one car over s...

Down Payment Assistance Is Improving Grant CHFA Goes To 4 Percent
CHFA is expanding and enhancing its down payment assistance options for purchase loans to give your borrowers more choices. In early March, the following changes will occur:· ...

Coming Soon Arvada Colorado
Gorgeous Patio home walking distance to Old Towne Arvada.    A comfortable home that is inviting from the moment  you drive up and walk up to the front door. &n...

8 Things You Should When Moving To Colorado
Whether you just moved to Colorado or have been here for a while, here are some things you should know:1.       Drink lots of water The ...

Over 7 Percent Year Over Year Increase
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Horse Property Ft Lupton Colorado
Great home on 2.7 acreage in Ft Lupton.    City close with country feel.   Well maintained home - don't miss this great home and location.Raised ranch with a great d...

Breaking News Lower FHA MIP
The annual mortgage insurance premiums on FHA-backed loans will be lowered by 1/4% on loans starting January 27, 2017.The new premium which takes effect for residential mortgage lo...

Double Digit Increases In Real Estate Prices
The National Association of Realtors’ most recent Existing Home Sales Report revealed that, compared to last year, home sales are up dramatically in five...

Denver Getting 4 New Music Venues In 2017
Like it or not Denver is growing.   Denver's cultural scene is beginning to rival that of what use to be only found on the East or West coasts.Here are the 4 new venues to ope...

Buyers Need A Real Estate Agent And Its Free To Them
Why Buyers Need A Real Estate AgentDecember 27, 2016 9:59 amWhy do buyers need a real estate agent? There are many reasons, but here’s the top SIX!The right agent can m...

Why You Should NOT Sale By Owner
In today’s market, with home prices rising and a lack of inventory, some homeowners may consider trying to sell their home on their own, known in the industry as a For Sale by Ow...

Fire Prevention During The Holidays
The two most common days for home fires in the United States are Christmas and Christmas Eve. Fire officials encourage everyone to make safety a top priority during the entire holi...

86 Square Feet Apartment In Paris How Small Is Small
Because most folks are not ultra-wealthy real estate magnates, tooling around on a yacht in their free time, people love to see how others maximize the meager spaces they live...

Want To Be An Investor But Scared To Death Where Do You Start
It's widely believed that the only people who can make money in real estate are traditional "investors"—people who have the experience and disposable income to get an edge in the...

2017 Loan Limits Go Up For Fannie Mae Freddie Ma
The Federal Government is INCREASING the limit for conforming mortgages from $417,000 to $424,100 in most regions of the US starting January 1 2017.   This is the first s...

Can Have 13 Or 666 In Your Address Affect Your Home Value
7 Less Commonly Known Factors That Can Affect Home Value EstimatesPhoto credit: 401(K) 2012   Beyond size and schoolsWe know how the obvious parameters such as ...

Come Enjoy The Weather At The Monthly Elk Meadows Dog Clean Up Event Saturday
Free Coffee and Bagels too --November 19Join us for our monthly Elk Meadow Park DOLA cleanup. Dog waste does not biodegrade like wild animal waste, due to what we feed our dogs. Le...

Motivated Seller Large Price Reduction
, Country Living City close   Ft Lupton Coloradothis beautiful raised ranch sits on 2.7 acres, bring all your toys and horsesEnjoy the large deck or create your own oasis...

October Housing Statistics
Highlights for October 2016* Single Family Detached homes units sold:                3,172* Average Sold price on SFD’s:     ...

Odorless Colorless Deadly Winter Killer
Time to change your carbon monoxide detectors out if they are 10 years or older.   Carbon Monoxide is known as the silent killer.   So change the batteries when...

ARVADA Free Leaf Recyling
2016 Leaf RecyclingSaturdays, November 5, 12 and 19; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.Perma Green Organics, 5520 Harlan Street, ArvadaStenger Soccer Complex (east entrance), 5675 Oak...

Buying 37 Percent Cheaper Than Renting In The US
The results of the latest Rent vs. Buy Report from Trulia show that homeownership remains cheaper than renting with a traditional 30-year fixed rate mortgage in the 100 largest met...

What You Want Versus What You Need When Buying A Home
In this day and age of being able to shop for anything anywhere, it is really important to know what you’re looking for when you start your home search.If you’ve been thinking ...

Fundraiser And Great Beer Saturday October 22 In Arvada
Sat, Oct 22, 2:00 PM - 11:00 PM Odyssey Beerwerks Brewery & Taproom (5535 W 56th Ave, Ste 107, Arvada, CO 80002) Odyss...

Best Haunted Places In The United States And Halloween History
Yes Colorado has it's very own haunted hotel.   Few haunted hotels could claim to be as famous as the Stanley, which inspired Stephen Kings's horror novel,...

Waiting Until Fall Could Save You Thousands Of Dollars
If you have kids and are contemplating a move to a new school district, you might be planning to do it next summer. That way, you’ll have time to get settled before classes start...

Volunteer In The Great Outdoors Three Sisters
Help restore trails this Saturday at Alderfer/3 Sisters http://bit.ly/FallTrailCelebration.BACKGROUND: Near the heart of Evergreen, Alderfer/Three Sisters Park abounds with stunnin...

Colorado Homes Selling In Less Than 30 Days
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Scammers Prey On The Elderly
Don’t give your information—or money—to those claiming to be from the IRS or Medicare—or that you won a sweepstakes award.Has this happened to you? You get a phone call fro...

Getting Ready For Fall
The weather has started to turn chilly, and, while we’re busy pulling out our sweaters and planning trips to the pumpkin patch, we’re fully aware that there’s a lot of work t...

New Price Arvada Patio Home Near Olde Town
Don't pass up this beautiful patio home.   A true and lock and leave home.   Former model home with to many upgrades to list.   Gourmet kitchen that looks into the g...

Making Extra Mortgage Payments Can Pay Off But Should You
It's a strategy that crosses the mind of many borrowers when they take on a home loan: make an extra mortgage payment or two every year and save tens of thousands of dollars in int...

Country Living City Convenience
New Listing in Ft Lupton      4101 Falcon Drive   Buffalo Ridge EstatesWow, over two flat acres close to town.  Wonderful home that has great views.You wil...

Love To Play Outdoors Volunteer During Annual National Public Lands Day
On Saturday, September 24, 2016 the nation will celebrate the 23rd annual National Public Lands Day, a volunteer effort aimed at preserving and protecting our public lands. For Jef...

70 Ways To Lose Your Home Why Title Insurance Is Important
Title companies say that in more than one-third of all real estate transactions they must undertake “extraordinary work” to address title issues and ensure the deal makes it to...

Jeffco Fair And Fun This Weekend At Jefferson Fair Grounds In Golden
The Inaugural Jeffco Fair & Festival opened yesterday and runs through Sunday, August 14th. This fun family event includes activities for everyone! Live music, rodeo, mutton bustin...

Enjoy The Summer Olympics With Cocktails In Rio De Janeiro
When you tire of the caipirinha, here's what to drink instead.Lucky for you, Rio's having a cocktail moment. Here's where and what to drink.FOR A LIQUID LUNCHBarefoot Cariocas have...

Most Profitable Home Improvements For 2016
Not everything you update in your home will actually increase the value of it. For example, converting your garage into a second family room can detract from your home’s value be...

Creating The Backyard Of Your Dreams
The front of your home may be the showpiece of your landscape, but the back yard is where the entertaining happens. It is all your own, a sanctuary for relaxation, entertaining, an...

August 4 Food Truck Festival Ft Collins Colorado
Summer is fading fast. So don't miss one of your last opportunities to snack on several of the town's mobile food options.The latest Coloradoan Food Truck Festival runs from 5-7:30...

OPEN HOUSE July 29 From 4 To 6 Pm And July 30 From 1 To 3 PM
5745 Genoa Way  13-108  Denver Colorado   this is where you want to be this week.   Numerous open houses at First Creek FarmUnit 108 is a rare 3 bedroom unit fu...

Coming Soon First Creek Farm Denver
Rare 3 bedroom Condo in First Creek Farm Close to DIA - perfect location if you travel a lot or work in the Airline Industry1291 square feet  3 bedrooms 2 full baths...

Open House Sunday July 24 11 To 1 Pm
Pottery Barn cute!!!Darling 1940 bungalow just 1/2 block from Swedish Hospital.well maintained home that has been loved and well cared for.In 2016 new windows, new roof, new gutter...

Open House Sunday July 10 Arvada CO
Stop by and see the stunning home at 6139 Reed Way  Arvada CO.    3 pm to 4  Beautiful neighborhood, pet friendly  with Wonderful Neighbors True Patio...

Is The Season For Out Door Grilling Safety Tips From Fire Department
July is the peak month for grill fires (17%), including both structure, outdoor or unclassified fires, followed by May, June and August. A failure to clean the grill was the leadin...

Nice Price Reduction NOW 515000
http://matrix.recolorado.com/matrix/shared/t32lHV4Yzs/6139ReedWayNice price reduction -Don't miss out on this former model homeOpen floor plan with 12 foot ceilings, single level l...

Animal Abuse Is Leaving Your Dog In A Hot Car
We’ve all walked by a car in a parking lot with its windows open a bit and noticed a dog inside. Someone thought their dog would be fine while they ran a quick errand. What they ...

A Tale Of Two Townhomes
I recently saw two townhouses sell In a gated community in Denver.  One was sold by owner without the expertise of a real estate agent, the other was handled by a pro.  ...

Live Music Every Wednesday Evening At The Briarwood
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NEW LISTING Countryside In Westminster
New listing hit the market today$300,000 in Westminster ColoradoThis cute split level home boosts a complete face lift inside and out.Door from kitchen to deck was replaced with a ...

Open Mic At Denver City Council
On May 23, 2016, the Denver City Council approved a new rule to allow Denver and Denver County citizens a chance to speak directly to the council.  Starting July 11 at 5:00 ...

Go Sasquatching In Colorado
The Sasquatch Outpost located in Bailey is a good place to start if you’re interested in finding out more about this legendary creature.  Does it exist?  Well, accord...

Container Gardening In Denver
I love growing my own fruits and vegetables.  This is my first full growing season in decades that I don’t have a big yard and established garden beds.  I’m now livi...

Free Movie Nights Infinity Park
Summer is almost here and so are free movie nights at infinity stadium.     Here is a list of the upcoming movies:http://infinityparkatglendale.com/2015/movies/...

Moving To Denver For That Rocky Mountain High
Denver’s population is exploding.  I don’t think I’m going out on a limb when I say much of that growth is fueled by legal cannabis.If you’re among those plannin...

Pitbulls Are Not The Problem
Arizona recently became the 20th state to ban discrimination against Pitbulls.  Hurray for Arizona!  Can we get Colorado on board?When I first got here I was shocked t...

Annual Garden Tour Arvada
We are fortunate that here in Arvada our rich history is being preserved by the Arvada Historical Society. In order to continue their valuable work, the Historical Society raises f...

Teas And Their Health Benefits
5 Teas with Amazing Health BenefitsDifferent types of tea possess various traits traditionally used to aid in one’s health, wellness and weight management.Green TeaThought to enc...

Deals Going Sour In Competitive Denver Housing Market
Rents are increasing, house prices are increasing, there are many more buyers than available properties.  Oh, my!  Just when you thought the real estate market could...

Roof Donation Is Back For Second Year
We put the e xpertise into  your investment!Organization: Expert ExteriorsPhone Number: 303.396.8268Email Address: kfernandez@expexts.comExpert ExteriorsColorado Roof Do...

Bison And More Just Outside Of Denver At The Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge
There's a treasure to be found just Northeast of Denver called the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge.  I recently did the 9 mile self guided driving tour twice i...

Arvada Race Event
Are you thinking about participating in the Arvada Park to Park races this year? Register by 4/24 and get $10 off race registration with Discount Code: EARTH! Races are held in con...

10 Tips For Selling Your Home
You are ready to sell your home.   In the Denver market that is not difficult but it is still advisable to prepare your home so it shows like a model home.  It will ...

Open House Sunday April 10 From 1 Pm To 4 Pm
Stop by Sunday and see this cute home in the Harvey Park/Mar Lee Neighborhood.1 pm to 4 Pm    3210 West Colorado Avenue  Denver ColoradoSouth Federal and Colora...

More Rental Units Being Built Than Single Family Houses
According to a recent article in the Denver Post, 47.5% of all households in the Denver Metro area were rented in 2010. It currently sits at 51.9% and as our population grows...

Coming Soon Denver Harvey Park Mar Lee
Cute one bedroom one bath 1940 bunglow ready for a new owner to love this home and give it their personal touch.Basement is 500 square feet with 3/4 bath and two non-conforming bed...

Top 5 Tips For Dog Loving House Hunters
House Hunting with a Dog?Here are some helpful tips to keep in mind.1.)  Check local ordinances and follow the rulesSome cities have breed specific bans.  For instance, ...

Taking Care Of Your Garbage Disposal
Things You Can (and Can’t) Put Down Your Garbage DisposalDo you know what’s good and what’s bad for your kitchen’s garbage disposal? There are varying opinions about what o...

Dealing With The Emotional Stress Of Moving
Since you at long last have the keys to your new home, you're presumably envisioning how your furniture, pictures and different things will look like when set in your fresh out of ...

Your Spring Home Maintenance Checklist
With the days stretching and climate warming, spring is a decent time to get outside and handle some bigger home activities. Since the danger of winter tempests has passed, you can...

Arvada Neighborhood Best Place To Live Well In Denver Metro Area
Well done, Alta Vista inhabitants. As indicated by land site Trulia, your neighborhood in Arvada is the best in the Denver metro region for living admirably. Trulia's new Live Well...

Upcoming Events In Denver Plan Some Fun
Denver and surrounding cities have so much to offer.   Here are some upcoming events  you might enjoy.   You never should be bored in Denver.BANFF Mountain...

15 Tips For Dealing With Problem Tenants
Even if the majority of your tenants pay rent on time and keep your units clean and well-cared for, there are destined to be a few glitches: rent is a few days late, or there’s a...

2016 Top 20 Hottest Real Estate Markets
Here is January's 2016 Hot List:The hot list San Francisco, CA San Jose, CA Dallas, TX Vallejo, CA San Diego, CA Sacramento, CA Nashville, TN ...

Credit Inquiries Do Affect Your FICO Score
Many people have heard before that inquiries lower the score. As a result many customers will ask you whether this is true or just a myth. Inquiries definitely impact the consumer ...

Elder Law Is More Than Estate Planning
Elder law is a fairly new legal field.   It differs from most areas of other practice, which are typically based on a type of law (civil vs criminal cases for example) in...

Denver Number 1 For 2016 Top Ten Hottest Markets
Below are 2016’s hottest housing markets according to Zillow.   Denver, Seattle and Dallas-Fort Worth are set to be the hottest housing markets this year according to p...

Portable Heater Safety
With colder weather many of us use portable heaters  vs heating the entire house or heating rooms seldom used.Portable heaters have become popular to supplement the main heati...

Make 2016 A Healthy And Firesafe Year
If you’re like many Americans, you’re starting off the New Year with a resolution to improve your health. As you work towards your resolution, consider one additional step to m...

Christmas Tree Safety
Tis the season to find that perfect tree for the holiday season.Unfortunately, trees can go up in flames in a matter of seconds.Follow these few simple tips to enjoy a safe holiday...

Hot Whittier Home For Rent Or Purchase
Whittier is a high demand area.1/2 duplex available for sale or rent3 bedroom one bath available January 10, 2016own yard and one car detached garageWas totally remodeled in 2013 w...

JUST LISTED Cory Merrill Neighborhood
Grab this great home before it is gone.Hot Cory-Merrill Neighborhood where many scrapes are happening.Nicely priced at $400,00Visit the tour:  http://tours.virtuance.com/publi...

Is December 16 The Day Mortgage Interest Rates Rise
Mortgage interest rates have been historically low for 7 years now.   We have heard numerous rumors that rates will be going up.It sounds pretty likely that they will inc...

Cory Merrill Coming Soon
Pottery Barn cute bungalow in Cory-Merrill steps from the Bonnie Brae Neighborhood.Nice addition to this 1941 home which added an additional family room with fireplace.The galley k...

Julia Childs Home In Provence France For Sale
How cool would it be to cook in Julia Child's Kitchen?  Though Julia Child only lived full-time in France for a little over five years (from 1948–1956), she and her husband ...

Freddie Mac Warns Buyers Of 3 Credit Scams
For many consumers, the prospect of buying a home can be daunting. There are various factors that go into a lender’s decision whether to extend credit or not, and a buyer, especi...

Tis The Season For A Mile High Holiday
Wow the holidays are upon us with Thanksgiving just around the corner and less than 60 day to Christmas.    Tis the season to enjoy great events, shows and Exhibitio...

November Is Recycling Month
Take advantage of Arvada's free recycling during the month of November.    Clean out the garage or basement with old paint.Thanks to a recent new law that took effec...

Do It Your Self Or Property Manager Route
“Why hire a property manager to manage my rentals when I’m perfectly capable of doing so myself?” This is a common sentiment among inexperienced and experienced rental proper...

Winterize Your Home And Save Money
It is that time of year again.   Time to Winterize your home and save some money along the way. Winterize Your A/C.  Find creative, and cheap ways to keep the draf...

Fall Into The Denver Arts Scene Schedule Your Fun Early
Mark your calendar to enjoy some great art and culture in Denver.   Denver has something to offer everyone!!!Denver Arts Week is November 6-14    Denver's ...

Festival Of Scarecrows TODAY October 10 In Arvada All Scarecrows Are Invited
Olde Town Square - 57th Avenue, Grant Place and all of Olde Town ArvadaTIME:  10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.DATE: October 10, 2015   Fall would not be complete without the F...

Spooktacular Safe Halloween Events In Wheat Ridge
Cider Day at the Historic Park  Saturday, October 10th  10:00 am to 4:00 pm  Historic Park 4610 Robb St.   What's better than hot apple cider on a chill...

Fall Home Check List
With leaves falling, farmers markets proudly displaying heaps of gourds and the sun dipping lower in the sky each day, there’s no doubt we are in the heart of autumn now. Pick an...

Free Or Cheap And Fun Halloween And Fall Activities
Autumn is officially here according to the calendar , and whether you're feeling a slight chill in the air where you live or not , it's now the time of the year to stuff in as much...

Healthy Places Monthly Bike Meet Ups
All rides meet in Olde Town Square (Arvada, CO)All rides welcome all abilities.   Assisted cycling tours will be providing adaptive equipment and riders to help if you ca...

Fall Proof Your Lawn
Welcome to the first day of fall and equal hours of day and night.   I love this time of year with the turning of the leaves and cooler days.This is a great time of year ...

Colorado Fall Colors Where To Go And When
The first day of fall is next week and the leaves are already turning.Many people are wondering where to go to see the best colors, so 7NEWS Chief Meteorologist Mike Nelson ha...

Home Inspections And Why You Need To Hire A Professional Home Inspector
Have you found the right house? Do you plan to make an offer? Then, make a thorough personal home inspection before this?Important!Your own home inspection doesn’t replace a prof...

Are You A Landlord Do You Have The Property Insurance Coverage
Are you a landlord? Do you rent out rental properties to tenants? If yes,then you need a specialized form of insurance called landlord insurance. Otherwise, you’re taking on some...

Over Priced Homes Are Staying On Market Longer
Inventory of active available homes for sale was 7,587 at month’s end, a 1.6percent increase in inventory over the previous month. Even the slightest bump upward can be very noti...

Arvada Happenings Enjoy The Season No Excuses For Boredom
Arvada Community Garden Open House    August 15 from 11 am to 2 pm    West 57 and Garrison   303-425-8962Arvada Historical Society Old Timer...

Looking For Something To Do This Weekend Golden Arts Festival
The 25th Annual Golden Arts Festival will be taking place August 15-16 in Historic Downtown Golden from 10 to 5 and will befeaturing high quality artwork, a friendly atmosphere, a ...

Denver Metro Home Sales Remain Above National Average
The national median home sales price in June surged to an all-time high of $236,400 in June, up 6.5 percent from a year ago, according to a report by the National Association of Re...

National Day For Everything Including Oysters
There seems like there is a holiday or a day of celebration for just about everything including OYSTERS?   Would you believe that Denver does not have a top Oyster Bar - ...

National Night Out Arvada August 4 2015
(Arvada, CO) – National Night Out is a community effort to reduce crime and the fear of crime in our neighborhoods. This year’s celebration is slated for Tuesday, August 4, 201...

Events In Wheat Ridge Mark Your Calendars
Performances in the Park -  FREE  --FInal performances  July 29 and August 5 in Anderson Park 4355 Field Street in Wheat Ridge Colorado  July 29 , Jim Jackson, ...

Simple Tips To Lower Your Homeowners Insurajce
Whether it’s getting rid of cable or opting to cook and eat at home on a consistent basis, homeowners across the board are always looking for ways to reduce their monthly expense...

Open House Friday And Saturday Westminster Colorado
There will be two open houses on this beautiful town home that views Hidden Lake.Friday July 24 from 4:30 to 6:30  and then on Saturday July 25 from 11 to 1 pmStop by and see ...

JUST LISTED Townhome In Westminster Colorado
Unprecedented views of the mountains and lake.   Lock and leave life style in this 2013 town home with open floor plan.Live the Colorado Life Style with no yard maintenan...

July 12 Blues And BBQ Better Housing Block Party Old Towne Arvada
Need something to do today?Come on out to the 18th annual Blues & BBQ block party where proceeds benefit Habitat for Humanity20 awesome bands on three stages including The Duke Str...

Mortgage Interest Rates Are Rising Slowing
Rates are up and pushing 2015 highs.   European bond market and strong economic news is major causes of the rate increases.Job and income growth  are putting a push ...

5 Things To Know To Improve Your Credit Score
Ignore it at your peril. A high credit score can help people get lower rates for loans on cars and credit cards, and can save them tens of thousands of dollars over a lifetime for ...

Beware The Danger Of Using Unlicensed Contractors
One of the first principles of gambling is this: Never take a risk you can’t afford to lose. Or, as Warren Buffett once said of an investment that went spectacularly wrong: “Ne...

Are Things Slowing Down In The Denver Market
The rumor is that Denver has seen a slight lull in activity for the month of May.   During the spring holidays like mothers day, graduations, father days and Memorial day...

Arvadas Top 5 June Events
Second Saturdays Street Festivals - Held monthly the event incorporates live music, street food and interactive activities for the family.  The event brings in vendors, mercha...

13 Things You Do Not Know About Starbucks
The Mermaid?   It use to be a whole lot sexier -- Nowadays you can find four on every corner, but back in 1971, Starbucks was just another coffee place bringing caff...

Denver Housing Supply 5 Times Less Than National Average
May 2015 registered 7,054 new listings - mostly unchanged from the previous month, but 4 percent less than May 2014. As Denver-area's housing inventory was replenished by an abunda...

Monday Movie Madness 6 Free Movies
YES FREE - Infinity Park in Glendale Colorado.   Max approved six totally free movies.Monday Movie Madness! Summer is almost here which means movies on the big screen at ...

Property Hazard Flood Insurance Role It Plays In The Home Purchase
Colorado is a unique state in that we have a 130% loss ratio and it not a profitable state for insurance carriers.  2014 has been the worse hail storm in history for Colorado,...

We Love Coffee But How Much To You Really Know
Coffee is one of the most popular beverages on the planet (sorry, Brawndo: The Thirst Mutilator) -- but despite its popularity, most people don't know very much about what they're ...

Technology And Seniors Goal Is No Surprises
Talking Technology with Senior Sellers Many seniors  have not bought or sold a home in several years (or maybe decades) and it is likely that there are more than a few new rea...

When Should We Start Thinking About Retirement
If you are in your late 40s or 50s, you may be wondering if there is a way to retire early.<p>When should you retire?</p><p>CNBC's Sharon Epperson walks yo...

6 Quick And Affordable Ways To Organize Your Kitchen
Being organized is essential to cooking and good room aesthetic.   If your kitchen is disorganized you are likely scrambling to find what you need.   Not good a...

Great Denver Metro Statistics
• There are currently 3,788 Active listings for Attached and Detached units currently for sale in the 7 Metro Denver Counties. This is just inches abov...

Highlands Ranch Beauty New To Market
Welcome home to 9586 Harford Court.You will love this home and all it has to offer.  A fabulous neighborhood, backs up to open space and the new deck is to die for.   Bra...

Denvers Economic Growth Rate Is Highest In Nation
Colorado leads the nation for home gains; Denver's growth is even faster --Per the Denver Business Journal (March 2015) Colorado's home sales prices grew 9.1% in January from a yea...

Market Update First Time Home Buyers Making A Come Back
A quick update of what has happened this week in the market -Tightening labor market conditions are another sign of an improved economy. Labor market confidence could h...

Coming Soon Brandy Chase Complex Open House March 14
A move in ready 2 bedroom 2 bath condo will hit the market this Saturday March 14, 2015Stop by the open house from noon to 12 pm.   This home is centrally located between...

March Home To Do List Get Ready For Spring
We can't wait for spring.    With the above average snow falls in Colorado and back east everyone is ready for the snow to melt and the sun to appear full time.Here ...

Arvada Real Estate Numbers Great Time To Sell
Single Family Homes in Arvada - average list price is $511,026Average days on market is 103Condos - in Arvada  average list price is $300,00Average days on market is 25Home sa...

Are You Ready For Spring
Preventative Home Maintenance ChecklistRegular, minor and inexpensive maintenance on your home can be completed quickly and easily. As a homeowner, it’s important to understand t...

March Must Dos In Denver
March 1 - the last day of restaurant weeks.   A time to check out some outstanding food venues for $30 A MEAL.March 12 - around the world in 80 minutes - An international...

Denver Is Number 1 At These Things
1)  Tipping - Average tip in Denver is 16.8%  -  Way to go to all those friendly servers.2)  Best Engineering School - School of Mines  (alright it's in Go...

Coming Soon Brandy Chase 2 Bedroom Condo
A very affordable two bedroom two bath condo in Brandy Chase at Eastmoor will soon be on the market.This is a well maintained unit with many updates.   New windows in 200...

Free Advice By Attorney No Charge How To Protect Your Credit
This is great valid advice - too many people are having their identities stolen - hopefully this will be helpful.1. Do not sign  the back of your credit cards. Instead, put 'P...

What Are My Responsibilities As A LandLord
The basicsLandlords are required to offer a dwelling in habitable or safe condition. On the most basic level, this means a sound structure with hot water, heat,...

WHY WAITING UNTIL SPRING COULD COST YOU Tens Of Thousands Of Dollars
At the risk of sounding cliché, the old adage “The early bird catches the worm” definitely applies to selling your home. Those who get started early tend to sell for more mone...

Two Builders Buy 77 Acres Of Old Marathon Oil Site In Littleton
M.D.C. Holdings doing business as Richmond American Homes and Century Communities has bought land within the 77 acre site of Marathon Oil.Marathon oil closed down the site in 2000....

How To Tackle Touch Rightsizing Dilemmas
Empowering clients to Downsize rightsizing . Can less add up to more? The word downsizing is often associated with loss and/or lack. Downsizing in modern times is bad news - as in ...

Hilarious Misspellings On Starbucks Cups
Most people love Starbucks coffee and tea.   They write your name on the cup to identify your order.     If your parents insisted on naming you with a...

How To Have A Safe Open House Protect Your Valuables And Yourself
So, you want to sell your house and your real estate agent said your house needs an open house. Everything sounds OK so far, but here comes the scary part: what can you do to prepa...

Christmas Tree Recycling Arvada Colorado
The City of Arvada is offering three convenient drop-sites for residents to recycle Christmas trees free of charge. Your tree will be turned into valuable mulch and soil builder to...

Five Crucial Home Selling Decisions If You Want To Sell In 2015
If you’re planning on selling your home in 2015 there are five crucial decisions that can help you maximize your sale price, get your home sold quickly and do it all without the ...

Apple 1 Computer Sells For 365 Thousand At Auction
A fully operational Apple computer that company co-founder Steve Jobs sold out of his parents' garage in 1976 for $600 fetched $365,000 at Christie's on Thursday. The Ricketts Appl...

First Time Home Buyers Can Now Get A Mortgage With Only 3 Percent Down
 Some first-time home-buyers will get a break on their down payments through programs announced Monday by mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. The move comes as the fir...

Starbucks New Playground For Coffee Lovers
Last week in Seattle Starbucks opened its latest innovation they are calling "The Willy Wonka Factory of Coffee".  The new roastery is 15,000 square feet and features all of ...

Best Way To Show Your Home
Everyone knows that buying a home can be a roller coaster ride but did you ever take that LITERALLY?! Check this out!Don't get overwhelmed buy the home buying process! Let me take ...

Colorado Counties To Increase Loan Limits
Denver-aurora and Boulder county are both apart of the increase!  If you are interested in buying a home do it soon! Prices in these counties continue to rise and mortgage rat...

Marijuana And Its Relationship With Real Estate
As of today 23 states have made the medical use of marijuana legal 3 of them making it recreationally legal and there are probably many more to come! Some of the issues pertai...

Top Reasons For Selling Your Home
Thinking of selling your home? There are a ton of reasons and so many aspects when it comes to selling a home. Such a big decision  requires a lot of thinking and here are som...

11 Things You Did Not Know About Thanksgiving Foods
1)  Turkey was not always the star of Thanksgiving - Based on the account by Plymouth Colony governor William Bradford, there was probably turkey at the first Thanksgiving, bu...

Some Fun Facts About Thanksgivng
Thanksgiving is upon us, and there is no time more fitting to say thank you. I hope your Thanksgiving is filled with fun and laug...

Holiday Scams Arvada Fire Department Reports
It has come to our attention that, with the holidays ramping up, people are calling homes and stating that they represent the fire department and that they are collecting money...

FAKE BUYER Agents Beware This Is Happening On The East Coast
WARNING AGENTS -Fake BuyerIf you get a phone call from a buyer who claims to have just won the Florida lottery, think twice before showing him any homes. According to the Massachus...

Your Invited To Olde Town Arvada
The public is invited to attend the groundbreaking ceremony of the Olde Town Transit Station. Thursday, November 13, 9 a.m. Flour Mill Parking Lot.A 36,000 square foot “Festival...

The 10 Best Beer Bars In Colorado Work Hard Play Hard
Who would think that Colorado would be know for Wine and Beer.Some people say that Colorado's Mantra is work hard and play hard and drink beer?Denver has many awesome micro-breweri...

Colorados Oldest Restaurant
Buckhorn Exchange Denver, CO (Est. 1893) If only cash advance stores and pawn shops were as forward-thinking as Buckhorn founder Henry H. Zeist, who used to give out free bee...

Daylight Savings Time ENDS This Weekend
A reminder to turn your clocks BACK one hour when you go to bed on Saturday night November 1 or at 2:00 a.m on Sunday November 2 -...

Most Annoying Tenant Excuses Top 6 Rules To Have In Your Leases
As a landlord you can make your job much easier by laying down some rules.1)  I thought my rent was due on the 17th?  Set rules when rent is due and when it is late. ...

Over View Of September 2014 Numbers
Statistics for September 2014 –   Only slight signs of slowing appear as the numbers for Greater Metro Denver are analyzed through the end of September.  Th...

Fun In Westminster Colorado Bug A Boo
  Did you know that 97% of living creatures are invertebrates?   You ask what the heck an invertebrate is.    Spineless or no backbones - ...

Arvada Meet Your Firemen Event OCTOBER 21
The Arvada Economic Development Association (AEDA) and the Arvada Police Department invite Arvada residents, businesses and HOAs to meet the new Sector Commander Mark Nazaryk. ...

Beautiful Real Estate Around Teh World Eco Friendly Too
I love to travel and when I do I have to check out the local real estate.Here are the top ten eco responsible destinations including Aspen Colorado.Bonito BrazilNew ZealandNorwayUn...

4 Foolproof Steps To Resolve Tenant Complaints
      Step 1: Acknowledge That the Tenant’s Complaint is Important     Step 2: Record Everything     Step 3: Fix ...

Colorado History As Close As Mount Falcon Park Near Evergreen Colorado
Did you know there was a Summer White House in Colorado?ome really cool history at Mount Falcon Park –   In 1911 John Brisben Walker who owned what is now Mount Falc...

August Real Estate Statistics Days On Market Down 35 PerCent From 2013
Here are the highlights for August 2014: 43.7% of sold transactions went under contract in 7 days or less, and 45% sold for at or over their asking price. ...

Arvada Colorado Open House Saturday 1 To 3
Welcome home to a little nostalgia.   Remember those school days in the old brick school house?    This lovely home (former Arvada school house) has been...

The 25 Most Beautiful College Campuses
This is the time of year when college students are off to school.  Here are the top beautiful campusesin the nation BUT none in Colorado?  Hard to believe that Colorado d...

Arvada Community Safety Fair
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Colorado Springs Seller Wants Offer Motivated
Enjoy morning coffee on the beautiful deck while watching the sun rise.  Beautiful views of Pikes Peak.  A home made for entertaining.   Enjoy the fireplaces on...

Discover History In Ft Lupton Colorado This Weekend With Trapper Days
Ever wondered how folks lived in the 1800’s?   This weekend, September 5-7, Ft Lupton is holding the annual Trapper Days.   You can visit a mountain ma...

Movitated In Colorado Springs Seller Says Bring All Reasonable Offers
This home has so many pluses - New carpet fresh painta beautiful deck and viewstwo car garageformal living room and dining roomfamily roomTWO fireplacesHardwood floorsfinished base...

Five Things To Do In Denver This Weekend
1)  Rugby at Infinity Park -  3 day tournament staring on Friday the 15th.  Friday is a free day to the public.  Saturday there is a beer fest and on Sunday - ...

Say No To Perfect Parenting
As a culture, we’re always looking for perfection. We want the perfect body. The perfect job. The perfect kids.Life is not perfect and neither are we humans.Dr. Pierce has the fo...

Fall Is Approaching Divide And Conquer Your Perennials
With school back in session soon and fall just around the corner, now's a great time to start thinking about preparing your yard for winter. The perennials in your garden ...

Closings Costs Soar Almost 21 Percent
Since 2010 closing costs have risen almost 21 Percent.  Pursuant to Bankrate.com these costs are mostly related to lender's raising their direct fees.    Each year...

Arvada Is Site Of Colorados First Gold Discovery
Arvada's story began with Colorado's first gold discovery. On June 22, 1850, a wagon train bound for California crossed the Platte River just north of the confluence with Cle...

4 Tips To Take Great Listing Photos With Your Phone
You should NEVER enter a listing for your sellers in the metro list without at least a few pictures.  When you are an appointment it is very easy to take a few pictures until ...

Six Steps To Selling Your Home
Nobody decides to sell a home overnight. Getting the best price for your home, with the least amount of stress, takes time and planning. Here are the six steps you should follo...

Simple Pleasures Ways To Make The Most Of Your Staycation
 Taking time off from work to stay at home is a wonderful way to save cash while still getting the R&R of a vacation. At least it can be … as long as you commit to enj...

June 29 In Denver Fun Food Live Music Taco Festival
We all love tacos so why not celebrate today in #Denver.  Get your face dirty with tacos and tequila, and then cheer on chihuahuas and Lucha Libre and Laughs.This food and mu...

New Park In Arvada A Big Hit
After many delays and 26 months of the park being closed the New Ralston Creek Park is open and people are already enjoying all it has to offer.The park’s function is more than j...

Open House Sunday June 22 12 To 2 Whittier
Come join us for an open house on Sunday June 22 to view two darling bungalow style homes.Each unit is 3 bedrooms with 1 bath and totally rehabbed with new kitchens and bathrooms. ...

New Listing Plum Creek Castle Rock Colorado
A lovely 3 bedroom townhome facing the 14th hole of plumcreek golf course. You will love the front porch - a perfect place to enjoy morning coffee or BBQ in the cool Colorado eveni...

Denver Events Coming Up There Is So Much To Do Here
    Red Rock Concerts –        Jun 11 7:30 PM Lionel Richie: All The Hits All Night Long ...

Arvada Trail Days Come One Come All
Celebrate Arvada’s 13th Annual Arvada Trails Day - A Free Family Event! Saturday, June 7, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at Majestic View Nature Center - 7030 Garrison Street AND Two...

Fun And Entertainment Put This On Your Calendar
Gail is a friend of mine who is so amazing - this is a great function.  I hope to see you here.I had the honor of being Gail's "eyes" on stage for the Ms Senior America Pagea...

Sunset Mesa Home Colorado Springs
Just listed in Colorado Springs.    A lovely traditional home that is ready for a new owner.This 3 bedroom home is beautifully laid out with a very open floor plan. ...

Great Rental Property Buy One Or Buy Both Whittier Subarea
Time to stop paying rent.  Buy a duplex and have the second unit pay for your mortgage.  A great 3 bedroom 1 bath home is now ready for new ownership.The property has b...

Creating A Welcoming Front Porch
                  Add extra living space to your house by planning a comfortable porch. ...

Cinco De Mayo Events This Weekend In Denver Colorado
WHEN: May 3-4 WHERE: Civic Center Park, Colfax Ave. and BroadwayGet in the holiday spirit by dragging yourself out of bed and heading to the Cinco de Mayo "Celebrate Culture" Pa...

Beautiful Home In Saddlerock Village Aurora Seeking New Owners Not In MLS
Beautiful home in Saddlerock Highlands (Tallgrass) in Aurora is now seeking new owners.   Opportunity knocks on this rare ranch style home.   It is the only ...

Free Money To Buy Ask Your Lender Now
DOWN PAYMENT ASSISTANT PROGRAMS   There are several down payment assistance programs that help buyers get into homes.   These are all worth discussing with...

Denvers Architectural Beauty Free Event April 12 And 13
The Denver Architectural Foundation invites you to celebrate Denver’s unique architectural landscape by taking part in the 10th Anniversary of Doors OPEN Denver. This free ev...

Radon All Of Colorado Is At High Risk Per Health Department
 #DENVER — All 64 counties in Colorado are now considered “high-risk” areas for radon. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment made the announcement M...

Top Ten Inspection Issues
I advise my clients to get a home inspection.  The best money they can spend.  There are many great inspectors like Inspect Pro &  Above & Beyond Inspectio...

Top 10 Markets For First Time Home Buyers This Spring
Top 10 Markets for First-Time Home Buyers This Spring Daily Real Estate News | Friday, March 28, 2014 Florida is proving to be a haven for first-time home...

3 Most Attractive Buyers Incentive
In real estate when competition increases, listing marketers have to use every tool possible to standout. Every owner wants to attract the best buyers, so agents and owners o...

The Most Content Cities In America
It seems cornhuskers are the most content Americans out there.  Based on the recent Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index, Lincoln, Nebraska is the most content city in Ameri...

Scam Of The Day Wells Fargo Loan Officer Tangled In 40 Million Plot
Carole VanSickle Ellis | March 24, 2014 |  ...

Big Bank To Pay 885 Million In Mortgage Suit
A major lender will has agreed to pay $885 million to settle government claims related to mortgage-backed securities. Credit Suisse reached the agreement with the Federal Housin...

Home Closing 101
Welcome! Whether you're purchasing your first home or your fifth, knowing what to expect when you close on your new house can reduce the anxiety that can come with the homeb...

OPEN HOUSE AT 831 S KRAMERIA ST DENVER 80224
I am holding an open house on Sunday, March 9th between 1-4 PM at 831 S Krameria St Denver 80224.It is a wonderful remodel in a upcoming area of Capitol Hill Terrace. This area has...

What Is Title Insurance And Why Do I Need It
What is title Insurance and why do I need it? "Why do I need title insurance?" That might be the second most common question new {mls: } ask their Realtors. That’s after...

How To Buy A House Even With No Savings And Bad Credit
Written by Jaymi Naciri on Wednesday, 26 February 2014 10:21 am ...

10 Mistakes Buyers Make
After being a real estate for more than a decade, I see the following mistakes made by buyers. 1.  Waiting to pull the trigger.  You've found the perfect home in the...

Construction Projects In Castle Rock
Castle Rock is the most active areas in Colorado with construction activity. Many projects are under way and many are about to commence. Lennar Homes has started major grading to s...

Happenings In Denver This Week
James Taylor Folk / Rock / Pop James Taylor’s music embodies the art of songwriting in its most personal and universal forms. He is a master at describing specific, even...

Termites Put Real Estate Agent In Jail
One of Coldwell's top agents in Utah was caught forging signatures to get his client's FHA approved loans.Ashworth, 31, forged the signatures of two developers, as well as the si...

Reverse Mortgage Updates
Reverse mortgages were designed to help senior home owners tap into the accrued equity in their home providing a valuable tool for seniors who prefer to age in place.A HECM reverse...

How Young Is To Young To Start Saving For Retirement
Never too young - In a previous career I was the Human Resource Director and discussed retirement savings with my employees.  This was always an  interesting and frustrat...

Going It Alone Or Hire An Expert To Help Buy Your Home
What Are The Advantages Of Using A Real Estate Agent To Help Me Buy A Home?   Buying a home is certainly one of the most rewarding experiences most of us ever have;...

Living In Castle Rock Colorado
Let me tell you a few words about Castle Rock, my home town, where I live with my husband and three kids.  We joke sometimes that when you get somebody to buy a home and settl...

Winter Olymics In Sochi What And Where Is That
I was totally flagergasted when I heard that the Winter olympics is in a beach town in Russia!!!  Say what???  Who knew Russia had beaches.  So let me Demystify So...

Knowledge Is Power The Importance Of A Home Inspection
               Should I  have a professional look at the home before I buy it?  What does a Home...

Like Film Love Aspen
Some upcoming events to benefit the Aspen Film Festival ---Red Carpet Event at the Caribou Club in Aspen - what fun!!!Save the Date on the Red Carpet:HOLLYWOOD'S BIG NIGHT at The C...

You Decided To Buy Where Do You Start
            Now that you have decided to buy a home where to you start?If you are using a good realtor, they will be able...

There Is More To Purchasing A Home Than Finding A Piece Of Real Estate To Make An Offer On
So you have decided to buy a home.  Great because in Denver it is cheaper to purchase a home than pay rent on a monthly basis.    Mortgage rates are still historical...


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