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Plumbing Alert

by Pedal To Properties

 

You will spot several different types of plumbing systems in any housing market, including our own. Copper, galvanized, rigid plastic, polybutylene, and soft plastic are but a few. Certain systems are more prone to having certain problems.

Galvanized water pipe is most prone to rusting on the horizontal surfaces (such as under a floor) versus vertical surfaces (running up a wall) and it corrodes from the inside out. Some rigid plastic systems have been recalled, while others have fared very well.

The most reliable types seem to be made of copper, but again there can be issues to check: are the hangers plastic lined? Are there any lead solder joints? A good home inspector can help you identify any problem areas before you buy. There are several reputable inspectors in our area that I would be happy to refer.

Interactive Bike Commute Map

by Pedal To Properties

Here is a great site for interactive map site for your biking commute!


 

Welcome to the Bike 36 interactive bike map! This map is made possible through a collaborative effort with Longmont, Boulder, Boulder County, Louisville, Superior, Lafayette, Broomfield, Arvada and Westminster governments as well as Way to Go, Esri and 36 Commuting Solutions.

http://36commutingsolutions.org/commuting-us-36/commute-options/bikewalk/bikelinks-36/​ 

 

Four Day Trips to Take While in Colorado

by Pedal To Properties

No question there is a lot to see while you are in Colorado. While you might be taken with the eclectic mix of culture, history and science in Boulder, don’t miss an opportunity to visit four worthy day trips.

The first day trip to consider is Denver. Denver, Colorado is the capital of the state and has an altitude of 5,280 feet, earning it the distinction of the “Mile High City.” Denver’s offerings are very diverse, from entertainment venues to parks to museums. Over 20,000 acres of land is here and the housing of Denver is very diverse. Popular historical or cultural sites in the area include the Denver Art Museum, the U.S. and the Denver Performing Arts Complex.

Golden, Colorado is the most “western town” among the bunch. Here you can find some interesting museums like the Colorado Railroad Museum and the famous Coors Brewery Tour, which is the largest brewery (single site) in the world. The Clear Creek Whitewater Park provides plenty of water sports, not to mention a mean old “Buffalo Bill Museum and Grave site.”

Colorado Springs boasts some very scenic routes and attractions. The Colorado Pioneers Museum shows historical exhibits while the Garden of the Gods is a rock garden with million year old sandstone formations. Even the United States Olympic Complex is oversized—a fitness center with an enormous pool, 5 gyms and a shooting gallery.

Lastly, there is Rocky Mountain National Park. This park offers guests the chance to observe wildlife, avian life and drive or walk around wilderness. There are six visitor centers in the park and over 200 streams and lakes. Camping is allowed on certain grounds as is bicycling around the park. Rock-climbing and hiking is also encouraged. Skiing is popular in the wintertime and notable locations include Glacier Basic Campground, Black Lake and Wild Basin Trailhead.

You may plan your vacation around Boulder, but don’t forget to a do quick run through of these day trip locations!

http://www.downtownboulder.com/channel/Day-Trips/1732 

Will Getting Pre-Approved for a Mortgage Hurt My Credit?

by Pedal To Properties

Shopping for a home loan means getting your credit pulled. There’s no way around it.

Without taking a look at your credit report, most lenders won’t be able to complete your pre-qualification, much less pre-approve you to purchase a home.

Granting lenders permission to pull your scores—yes, they need your permission—constitutes what’s known as a “hard inquiry.” To be sure, a hard inquiry can ding your credit.

But if there is a hit, it’s typically just a handful of points. Hard inquiries on your credit can be a troublesome sign. But the major credit bureaus also see the value of comparison shopping—and that’s why they cut home buyers some slack.

Let’s take a closer look at how shopping around for a mortgage will affect your credit and the smartest ways to limit the impact. Continue....

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