Taking on a home mortgage is a serious commitment – one that can last the next 30 years. Before taking the plunge, it always helps to listen to those who’ve come before: What lessons have they learned in handling a mortgage that can benefit you? Realtor.com recently asked homeowners to reveal the best advice they had for … [Read more...] about Mortgage holders give their best advice to newbie homebuyers
The recent California wildfires have made us all more aware of the fragility and unpredictability of life: What we take for granted can be gone in an instant. While that’s a philosophical point to ponder, the thought also has practical applications, particularly when it comes to protecting your assets. Documenting your … [Read more...] about Make this your New Year’s resolution: Document your belongings!
Homes are a great source of wealth in the U.S —a point that was recently underscored by several studies. The Federal Reserve recently estimated that Americans own “about $28.4 trillion worth of housing,” as reported by Real Estate Insider. Colorado ranks high in that equation. Online banker Lending Tree recently examined … [Read more...] about Home ownership plays important role in American wealth
When it was first built, Denver International Airport (DIA) suffered so many operating glitches that it became the favorite go-to joke for late-night TV hosts. Now the joke is on them: The Wall Street Journal recently named DIA the best “big airport” in the country. “Drawing from a survey of 4,800 readers and weighing 15 … [Read more...] about Denver International Airport earns accolades
Can you keep a secret? Then you might be a candidate for the newest trend in home décor: secret doors. That’s right – those hidden passages once confined to mystery movies and novels have now made their way to the average home. According to the Washington Post, it’s all due to manufacturers offering ready-made doors … [Read more...] about Shhhhh. The newest trend in home décor is a secret
Like the weather, the Denver housing market cooled in November. While such slowdowns are typical of the fall/winter season, this may also represent a longer-term trend, according to some experts. The Denver Metro Association of Realtors’ (DMAR) monthly report shows that the number of residential homes on the Denver market … [Read more...] about Denver’s housing market slows in November, while prices remain high
After years of living in a home, there’s nothing quite as exciting—or daunting—as the idea of undertaking a home remodel. While the prospect of a shiny new house is irresistible, you want to make sure the project addresses any issues you’ve had with your home through the years. In short, making the space more applicable to … [Read more...] about Before you remodel, consider these 4 questions
We all know that a Denver Public Library (DPL) card is a ticket to limitless books and video tapes. But did you also know that your library card can get you free passes to local museums, help you learn a foreign language and detect air leaks in your home? All for free. There’s no better deal around. Anyone in Colorado can … [Read more...] about 5 amazing perks you can get with your DPL library card (besides books)