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Home Maintenance

Tweet Having a honey-do list is true to some extent in everybody’s house.  Chores are always getting completed just as a few more items are added.   It’s good to understand the difference between items on the list that don’t have to be taken care of immediately and those that needed to be fixed yesterday.  Here’s the […]

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Roof Basics for Homeowners

by Vali Hooker on April 28, 2011

in Denver Home Buyers

Tweet       This is a roofing maintenance checklist homeowners can use to assess the health of their roof. As for repairs, it is always recommended that a licensed, professional roofer is used. You may find a problem using the methods below, but it is essential that repairs are performed correctly and thoroughly by […]

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Tweet Often when a seller of mine is ready to sell their home and they review the money they’ve spent on improvements they are shocked the resale value of their improvements aren’t a 100% return.  It’s important to review the cost against the value of your project before you start your remodeling.  Evaluate the resale […]

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Winter Maintenace Matters

by Vali Hooker on December 12, 2008

in Home Tips

Tweet Winter is a popular time for extended vacations because of the holiday season and people relocating to second homes in warmer locations during the cold winter months. The main risks associated with leaving a home unheated over a cold winter season include freezing water and the movement of framing, drywall, plaster and flooring. Before […]

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Freshen Up the House for Spring

by Vali Hooker on May 22, 2008

in Home Tips

Tweet Ahhh, Spring is here and it’s the best time to take care of the upkeep items around the house that you’ve been putting off. No time is better than the present. SNiff out odors. Boil lemon juice in your microwave to eliminate the lingering food odors — grind the lemon rinds down the disposal. […]

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Do-it-Yourself Home Remodeling – Grrrr!

by Vali Hooker on May 1, 2008

in Home Tips

Tweet Frequently when showing homes to potential buyers the biggest “Whoa! What happened here?” is usually provoked when we stumble upon a homeowner’s do-it-yourself home remodeling. Unfortunately this list runs long and touches about every aspect of home improvement projects — I’ve shown homes with mis-cut granite counters to nifty hand-dug basements. Home improvement? I […]

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Superior Home Exteriors

by Vali Hooker on April 29, 2008

in Denver Home Sellers

Tweet There are a lot of homes on the market right now but one thing I have noticed at every price point & in every Denver neighborhood is the lack of well-cared for homes available for sale. Lately I have been taking a few differ families out to see homes for sale and of the […]

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Tweet Have a pre-sale home inspection. Be proactive by arranging for a pre-sale home inspection. An inspector will be able to give you a good indication of the trouble areas that will stand out to potential buyers, and you’ll be able to make repairs before open houses begin. Organize and clean. Pare down clutter and […]

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Denver Home Improvement Projects that Pay

by Vali Hooker on December 10, 2007

in Home Tips

Tweet Sinking money into home improvement projects knowing that they’ll payback when it’s time to sell is the biggest mistake a home owner can make. Not all home improvement projects are created equal so choose to improve wisely. The annual Cost vs. Value report in Realtor magazine gives a break down by national regions and […]

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Spring Clean ~ Home Maintenance

by Vali Hooker on May 11, 2007

in Home Tips

Tweet Spring is upon us which means there is a long list of home maintenance items that need some attention. Yes, I know cleaning off the BBQ grill is the one that is going to yield the tasty dividends but seasonal home maintenance is essential to making the most of your investment and more importantly […]

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