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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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Tweet On many days of the week you can bet I am showings houses to people looking to purchase a home.  Unfortunately a large majority of the houses I visit, no matter what price range or neighborhood, have not been prepared correctly to welcome potential buyers. Home sellers understand that buyers are interested in finding […]

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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 […]


Home Remodeling vs. The Budget

by Vali Hooker on November 21, 2008

in Home Tips

Tweet Remodeling has been the word of my life over the past five months — you eat, sleep and breathe tile colors & sizes, internet product reviews, drywall dust, paint. Home Depot becomes a daily stop on your route and the phases ‘lead-time’ and ‘back-order’ become household words. In the end the greatest obstacle becomes the […]


Save Money, Reduce Energy Use

by Vali Hooker on November 10, 2008

in Green Living

Tweet As mid-century enthusiasts, my fiancé and I, found the 1950’s house of our style dreams this summer. The home has all the elements that define the era — ranch-style layout, large patio and garden incorporated into the home design and floor-to-ceiling windows. I enjoy all these elements greatly however this morning while sipping my […]


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 […]


Tweet When preparing your home to sell it’s a no-brainer that you are going to do everything possible to present it well.  Home staging is a great way to do this, giving the buyers the opportunity to see a well-kept, well designed home that they can visualize themselves owning.    I am a big advocate […]

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