Older washing machines can use over 25 gallons of more water per load than some of the new washers. If you do 2 loads of laundry per week (let’s face it the average american does more than 2) that’s almost 3,000 gallons of water being wasted per year!!! High-efficiency washers are changing that and saving you money. Here are 4 Facts about High-Efficiency Washers.
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Beautifully remodeled 3 bedroom 2 bathroom ranch that is located in the desirable Berkley neighborhood. Are you looking for a Home For Sale in Denver – 4700 Raleigh St is your answer! This property is a corner lot and comes with a large fenced in yard that features a wonderful pergola. Inside there are beautiful hardwood floors, large windows to allow natural light to shine in, and an open floor plan. Continue reading “Home For Sale in Denver – 4700 Raleigh St”
If your home is due for some upgrades, you have come to the right place. If you are ready for change and have $5000 set aside we can help you decide on a project for the home. Many projects can also help you with the resale value of the home. A renovation budget of $5000 may not seem like enough, but here are four options we recommend. Continue reading “Home Upgrades that will cost you less than $5000”
Fall chore list is here!
It’s that time of year where you need to buckle down and take care of that pesky fall chose list. Don’t worry – If you get it done now, it will be easier and warmer than if you wait until winter hits. There are a few steps we recommend you take to make the burden of home upkeep a little lighter. Here are our top recommendations.
Rake Leaves – where you need to
Believe it or not, you do not need to rake every single leaf on your property. It’s important that you rake the leaves in the front yard to appease the city and neighbors. However, you can leave leafs that are in the garden to act as mulch and to protect the roots. Some plants can also benefit from to decomposing leaves in the spring so it’s best to leave a few leaves here and there.
Collect Your Tree’s Trash
This is a great time of year to collect all the debris that falls off the trees. This can include fruit, pinecones, pine needles, branches, etc. We also recommend that you trim your trees back so that the winter snow doesn’t cause them to pull down the power lines.
Protect your plant’s roots over the winter by covering all plant beds with 1-2 inches of mulch (or leaves mentioned above). Avoid weed fabric as this prevents moisture and nutrients from getting to the plants.
Pull Weeds THEN mow
Mow the yard one last time. Before mowing, pull all the weeds so you can get rid of the roots and seeds so they are less likely to come back next spring. It is best to throw away the weeds instead of using as a mulch substitute because you want the seeds gone! Mow your grass short to prevent diseases and collect the grass clippings. When you are done, winterize your mower.
Prune the Branches
The last item on your fall chore list is to prune your branches. Prune any branches that are diseased, damaged, or dead.
We hope you find these tips helpful and we hope this list helps you have an easier start to the spring next year. Gardening and landscaping can be a lot of work. We recommend breaking it down into smaller chunks and doing it one chore list at a time.
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Denver Rents are Unaffordable!
We hear it constantly, rental costs are going up! In the Denver Metro market, most people are spending over 30% of their income on rent. The worst part? That money is not building the renter equity. That money is making the landlord richer. Make the smarter move and buy your own place. There are lots of townhouses, condos and detached homes available in the Denver area looking for new owners.
A recent report released by Zillow shows that buying is a better deal because the median home price will cost less than 20% of the average person’s income. That’s a lot of money saved per month. You can also deduct the interest paid on your mortgage – something you cannot do with your rent.
Many renters have roommates to afford the rent. Imagine buying a home and having a roommate pay half your mortgage. Win win! This is a great way to gain equity using other people’s money. So find an interested party that wants to live with you and start the home buying process.
With rents being higher than mortgages, now is the time to buy. As far as the down payment goes, you just need to buckle down and save. Many people also qualify for down-payment assistance. Call us and we can discuss great lenders with you to get your pre-qualified. Having a great lender in the competitive market is very important.
Denver Rents are unaffordable and The Strange Team would love to help you! Our aggressive buyer’s agents are getting buyers under contract UNDER asking price resulting in saving the average buyer over $8,000. Call us today!
Stop paying into someone else’s equity, become a proud homeowner and keep all that equity for yourself. Homeownership is a great investment and worth the efforts it takes.
Here are some home maintenance tips for Labor Day weekend. If you can spare a few minutes from your busy weekend, these tips can save you money this winter. Labor Day marks the end of summer, and the beginning of cooler weather.
Homeownership takes work, it doesn’t have to be a lot if you slowly take care of things throughout the year. Here are a few things we recommend getting done this Labor Day weekend.
Seal Your Home
Check your windows, doors, and other home openings for drafts. Once you find the drafts seal them off with either caulk, weather stripping, door sweeps, or other tools that prevent air flow. Check your garage door seal to make sure it’s still doing its job. A sealed home keeps warm air in the house and money in your pocket!
Insulate Your Home
Add insulation to help reduce heating costs this winter. Check the attic and add insulation into places that are low. Most of your homes heat is lost through the roof, so insulate your attic well.
Service Your Furnace & Replace Filters
Increase the efficiency of your furnace by having it professionally cleaned and replace the filters. If you replace the filters frequently, you will get better airflow.
Buy a Programmable Thermostat
You can save a lot of money by purchasing a programmable thermostat that automatically drops the temperature in the house at night. By programming a thermostat, you don’t have to worry about forgetting to manually adjust the temperature before bed. We hope you enjoyed our home maintenance tips for Labor Day weekend.
Once you do some housework, enjoy a nice Labor Day BBQ!
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