Archive for June, 2018
Today you achieved one of your dreams. When you signed the papers with the team of new home builders a year ago you felt nervous. Today, after closing on the finished home, you were both excited and relieved. The process was not without its challenges, but you are more than proud of the end result. To be a home owner before the age of 30 was a financial challenge, but both you and your husband know that giving up some weekend vacations and several dinners out is worth it. Making payments on a house that is yours is far better than paying expense rent fees to a property management team.
The decision to buy a home is not always an easy one, but knowing that you can invest in yourself instead of some landlord makes it a good one. By finding the right h
Even in growing rental markets like Denver and other cities in Colorado, property management can be a tricky and full-time occupation. Given the range of knowledge needed to properly maintain and run a rental property, many owners choose to find a property management company to handle all maintenance, legal, and tenant-related issues for them.
Renting your property in a growing market
Denver has witnessed something of a population boom in recent years. The number of new residents is growing rapidly, creating a demand for housing. In the ten years between 2000 and 2010, the city has added 38,522 adults to the population. Consequently, the metro area has seen a surge in building apartments that is only second in the nation in terms of volume.
The influx of new residents also creates a demand for rental properties.
Many new residents, especially if they’re
Hospice care is some of the most difficult, and rewarding, medical care available. The history of hospice goes as far back as the 11th century when a religious order concerned about the health and welfare of pilgrims traveling to Jerusalem set up hospitals where pilgrims could be cared for and have a place to stay. Today, the majority of those who go into hospices are people over 65, which by 2030 will be 20% of the population of the United States.
Hospice care is designed to provide staff who are on call every hour of the day, but this doesn’t mean volunteers aren’t welcome. This is especially true in a holistic care hospice, where the patients’ whole lives, not just their disease or disorder, are being
Your 17 year old daughter has a real knack for shopping. And while that might not seem like anything unusual, you are pretty certain that your daughter has taken her skills to a new level!
Just as the summer is starting, your youngest daughter announced that she was going to run cross country this year. Both you and your husband were thrilled that this, her senior year, would include an athletic activity to go along with all of her high school music endeavors would be a very good thing. In fact, what parent would argue with a teenager who was willing to meet at the school at 7:00 am everyday to go run three to seven miles?
After the first day of practice, however, your daughter announced that her first generation fitness tracker combination digital watch was significantly off. While she thought that her practice runs had been the actual race requirement of 3.1 miles, it turns out that the newer watches with their own GPS tracking systems that the other girls were wearing showed
Finding a new home can take several steps. Many people partner with realtors in order to begin looking for homes. After you’ve looked at many houses for sale, you’ll eventually find the right home. In many cases, the next thing you’ll have to do is move all of your items into your newly acquired piece of real estate. That being said, it’s important that certain types of movers follow important tips.
Tips for Moving Long Distances
Certain individuals want to move to another state, some of which can be a long ways away from where they currently live. Many people move from colder climates to live near the coasts of the United States. Before you start your long distance move, it’s wise to know a few tips before this begins. With that in mind, here are a few tips to follow while moving long distances.
Downsizing Makes Long Distance Moves Much Easier
One of the most important tips to remember before moving is to downsize. For instance, Continue Reading
Many people dread the possibility of getting bed bugs more than anything else. Bed bugs are, to put it very lightly, no fun at all. Once they get in, they can be very difficult to get out and the bed bug treatment process is nothing if not long drawn out and hugely extensive. Bed bug treatments must often involve the entirety of your home, from your bedding to everything in your closets to your carpet. The extensiveness of bed bug treatments can make it difficult to fully eradicate them, and many people who find themselves the victims of bed bugs must struggle with them for long periods of time before they are fully gone from the home. As bed bugs are known to spread easily, it is important for homes infected by bed bugs to take steps to eradicate them as soon as they are noticed.
Bed bug removal and bed bug treatments are often best handled by professio
Your home’s heating and cooling system is one of the most important features of your property investment. Not only does it improve the value of your home, but it’s crucial to your family’s comfort and even safety. Your heating and cooling system needs to be properly maintained, and you should be familiar with the warning signs that indicate a repair is necessary.
Is Maintenance Important?
The U.S. Department of Energy estimates that for the average American 25% to 40% of the energy used in heating and cooling ends up being wasted. One reason for this kind of waste is that contaminants build up in the heaving and cooling system. This means the system has to work harder, and eventually, it leads to a need for HVAC repair. Since the heating and cooling account f
Even when you live in a great home and have all of the latest entertainment accessories, you can still feel like you need a little more space. A little more space for the dog. A little more space for the lawn mower and gardening tools. A little more space for the craft projects that you like to work on. Fortunately, there are a growing number of companies that can build garages and sheds, wooden outdoor dog kennels, and spaces that can be transformed into a crafting oasis. Even if you just want a space where you and your friends can gather, watch the big games, and smoke cigars, there are places that can build a ready made building and deliver it to your home for installation. There are also companies that can create all of the parts and send it to you so that you can assemble it yourself or you can hire a team of professionals to complete the task.
If you make the decision to order a building online, howe
The best way to be sure that you are following, not breaking, the rules is to be the one who is charge of making the rules!
Some neighborhoods have some pretty strict homeowner’s association rules. Everything from the type of shingles you can put on your house, to the exterior paint color of your home, to regulations about what kind of small sheds and pool houses can be on your property. The smart homeowners, however, quickly realize that their are some ways to get around what first looks like a very stringent set of rules and regulations. Namely, volunteer to be on the governing board.
Once you are sitting at the table and are part of the discussion about the kinds of restrictions that are in place, you can begin to understand the process. Once you understand the process of how changes and updates are made you can start making sure that the changes that are made match the goals that you have for your own property. It may be a little sneaky, but when you want to have some say i
It is nearly 7:00 pm on the Friday before Father’s Day weekend and the staple guns are still going full speed ahead. In fact, in the 15 months since last spring’s major hail storm is has been difficult to find a day during the fall, spring and summer when you have not heard the echo of staple guns carrying through the entire subdivision. The work, obviously, had to come to a halt when the winter weather arrived, but as soon as the cold weather left for good the streets were filled with work trucks, driveways were filled with pallets full of shingles, and the air was filled with transistor radio music that was competing with the noise of the staple guns.
Damage restoration after a hail storm can be a real challenge and a very big expense. When a severe weather event happens in an area, everyone is trying to get their roofs replaced, their windows fix