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7 ‘soft’ targets for summer thieves

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As the Fourth of July holiday weekend approaches, many Americans are making plans to be away for several days, and others are using the holiday to jump-start their vacations. Continue reading here

Historic Boulder

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Boulder is over 150 years old and its history is just as fascinating as any other story you may hear.  

People were convinced there was gold in them thar hills. >>Keep reading.


As always, thanks for your support and please call or email me for any of your real estate needs.


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Hello awesome bike rider!

It's just five days until your most fun commute of the year!

Bike to Work Day is just one week away on June 22! Are you ready? Have you registered? If you haven't, register today, (!

If you have already registered, thank you! Registering qualifies you for great prizes, including bicycles and gear, concert tickets and prize packs from the Colorado Lottery, Denver Nuggets, Colorado Avalanche and Colorado Rapids.

Countdown to fun, fitness and freebies. Here's what you need to know:

Snag good stuff, food and drink at more than 240 stations. You'll find awesome breakfast, afternoon water and bike party stations throughout the region.

Plan your day. Map your route and see how many stations you can visit along the way so you'll get the most goodies possible.

Vote for your favorite stations. On Bike to Work Day, just log in, go to the stations page, click on your favorites and give them stars!

Join a group ride or start your own. More riders equals more fun.

Refer a friend. Tell your friends, family and co-workers to register and you could win even more prizes. When you register, you'll receive a unique referral link, which you can share via email and social media.

Coming next Monday: Trail closures, detours and other important information.

Questions?  call 303-458-7665.

Happy trails,
The Bike to Work Day team

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7 parts of your home to check for winter weather damage

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Winter and the snow and cold that it brings can do some serious damage to a home’s exterior.

There are several very common problems usually brought on by the winter months, including damage done to roofs, foundations and pipes.  Find out more. 

Heat Sources - A Home Buyer's Tip

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Heating and cooling systems are some of the most important investments you'll ever make in your home. Heating and cooling accounts for 44% of your home's energy use. Various systems include electric, gas, propane, oil, and even wood-fired.

The method of distribution can be forced air, under floor boilers and pipes, baseboard, zonal, gravity, heat pumps, ceiling wires and, of course, wood stove and fireplace. Some have higher purchase prices, while others cost more to maintain or operate.

The more energy efficient an appliance is, the less it costs to run and the lower your utility bills. Use this knowledge to evaluate the asking price of any home. You'll be money ahead as you factor its heat source into any offer! More information on heating is available right here.



Why it's smart to sell your home during the holidays

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Why it's smart to sell your home during the holidays


KUSA - Every year around this time, many homeowners decide to wait until after the holidays to put their home on the market for the first time. Others who already have their home on the market decide to take it off the market until after the holidays. Here are six great reasons not to wait:


  1. Relocation buyers are out there: Companies are not concerned with holiday time and if the buyers have kids, they want them to get into school after the holidays.
  2. Purchasers that are looking for a home during the holidays are serious buyers and are ready to buy.
  3. You can restrict the showings on your home to the times you want it shown. You will remain in control.
  4. Homes show better when decorated for the holidays.
  5. There is less competition for you as a seller during this time.
  6. The supply of listings increases substantially after the holidays. Also, in many parts of the country, new construction will make a comeback in 2016. This will lessen the demand for your house.

Waiting until after the holidays to sell your home may not make sense.

Home Buyer Tip - Siding

by Pedal To Properties

When you are checking out homes, there are several items in our market you need to be aware of - including man-made siding. A lot has been said about L.P.( Louisiana Pacific) OSB (Oriented Strand Board) products, and they have borne most of the bad press.

But did you know that there can be issues not just with LP, but with Omni Board (made by Masonite) Stimson Fortestex, Weyerhauser and others? You need to know, Siding replacement can cost tens of thousands of dollars!

When the time is right, ask us about ASHI home inspectors and the benefits of making your offer contingent upon YOUR approval of a home / siding inspection where necessary.

Lead Paint Information

by Pedal To Properties


All sellers with homes built prior to 1978 are required to fill out a lead-based paint disclosure form and provide you, the buyer, with a lead-based paint educational booklet in any sale. Lead is a highly toxic metal that was used for many years in products found in and around our homes.

Lead may cause a range of health effects, from behavioral problems and learning disabilities, to seizures and death. Children 6 years old and under are most at risk, because their bodies are growing quickly.

On the other hand, there are millions of homes with lead paint out there, and many have been painted and repainted several times so the lead paint is well covered up. If in doubt, have the paint tested and evaluated either at a local laboratory, or with one of the home test kits available at your local hardware store.

Plumbing Alert

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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.

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