April 2019

Found 5 blog entries for April 2019.



In keeping with a sustainable lifestyle, I wanted to provide all the information you are looking for here online. The amount of content available for sustainable living is unbelievable. The links below are what I thought would be helpful to make different changes to your home.

If you are interested in the Local & Federal Rebates, follow the link on the chart below. Once you are there choose the option that most fits your home. You will find rebates for appliances, light bulbs, windows, energy audits and much more. Going Green in your home shows a closer look at the information below. Great tips for small changes for a more efficient home in the Green Home Guides 9 Ways to Make Your Home More Energy Efficient. 

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Hunting for a new home online is a great place to start your search, but it should not be your end all be all. Good listing agents are excellent at highlighting the best features of the home, but keep in mind there may be more than meets the eye. To make the most of your time and efforts and gather a well-rounded picture of home listings online, keep the following three things in mind.

  1. Stay up to date. When you start your search, make sure you find a site that pulls up-to-date listings directly from the multiple listing service (MLS) where real estate agents actively post their most current homes for sale. Many online resources update less often or fail to remove listings that are off the market, making it more difficult to sort through
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Since its founding in 2014, Steps Real Estate has become a Colorado institution. Now the award-winning company will take its insightful, responsive approach nationwide as a member of cloud-based eXp Realty.

It’s something of a surprising move for a company that built its reputation on personalized service and community engagement. Steps is a fixture in the Boulder, Denver, Lakewood, and Longmont neighborhoods where it maintains offices. Last Thanksgiving, for example, Steps donated more than half a ton of food, clothing, and merchandise to local nonprofits who help those in need.

Just as importantly, Steps has grown into a realty powerhouse by investing in its own agents. The company’s comprehensive in-house training program lets it hire

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Whether you are a first-time homebuyer or a seasoned veteran, the negotiation part of the transaction can be a little daunting and stressful. However, it is necessary to ensure you are getting the best possible deal for your money. So, what should you negotiate when buying a home?

  1. Closing costs. Your closing costs are determined by a variety of factors, but you can expect it to be between 2% to 5% of the purchase price. Ask the seller to cover some or all of the closing costs upfront or request a closing credit that can be used to make specific updates and fixes to the home.
  2. Furnishings. Love how the seller has furnished and decorated the home? Buyers often negotiate keeping couches, fixtures, landscaping items, patio furniture, appliances, and
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Negotiation is a subtle art in real estate, but skilled negotiators can usually find some common ground that satisfies all parties. On the other hand, using the wrong negotiation tactics can sink a deal pretty quickly. Here are some negotiation tactics buyers (and real estate professionals) should avoid:

  1. Lowball offers: Going far below market value when you make an offer damages your credibility as a buyer and can be insulting to the seller. The seller has a range in mind that they’ll accept, and if you’re not even approaching the low end of that range, they won’t even consider the offer.
  2. Incremental negotiations: Don’t continue to go back to the seller with small increases in your offer ($1,000 or less). The constant back-and-forth can grow
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