Carolyn Andrews' Blog

Posted on 11/22/2020
How to Find the Best Green Home Builder
Are you familiar with “green” home builders? They are contractors who construct homes from sustainable or renewable products. These green home builders use durable materials in building all kinds of homes ranging from individual bungalows to expansive, real estate developments. Just like traditional builders, they handle diverse types of construction but build in a way that minimizes waste....
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Posted on 11/15/2020
Who Occupies Live-Work Properties?
Photo by Archi_Viz via Shutterstock Many urban areas promote the concept of working where you live, or living where you work, to simplify your life. But what does that mean when you’re buying real estate? The main difference is in zoning requirements and building codes. Those that are primarily zoned as residential offer fewer options for commercial enterprises....
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Posted on 11/08/2020
Common Reasons Your Home Hasn't Sold
Photo by Designecologist from Pexels It would not be realistic to expect your home to sell immediately (though some do), but a home that has been on the market for longer than average may have some underlying issues that are preventing the sale. Learning the most common reasons that a home fails to sell, even when others are...
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Posted on 11/01/2020
Wishing You Had an Old-School Culinary Herb Garden? Here's What You Need to Do
Photo by stux via Pixabay If you're like many busy homeowners, you may not have a lot of time to cultivate a vegetable garden for the purpose of putting food on the family table. However, old-school culinary herb gardens are deceptively easy to grow, and they pull double duty by providing an exceedingly pleasing aesthetic. Not only do they...
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Posted on 10/25/2020
Reasons to Use a Selling Agent
Photo by Gerd Altmann via Pixabay There is a lot of discussion today about whether or not a real estate agent is necessary for the most successful sale of your home. You may have all the required skills and experience to handle it yourself, but that’s hard to figure out if you don’t know what a real estate...
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Posted on 10/18/2020
How Does Selling Through an Agent Compare with FSBO?
Photo by Paul Velgos via Shutterstock If you’ve never sold a home, you might not understand the complexities of what your agent provides for you. You could be tempted to sell your home on your own. After all, with the availability of the Internet, how hard could it be? According to most research, FSBO (For Sale by Owner)...
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Posted on 10/11/2020
4 Tips to Settle Down in Your New City
Photo by Alexas Fotos via PixabayMoving to a new city is an exciting time, but it can also be stressful. Getting the lay of the land, especially if you don't have contacts in the city, is intimidating. From figuring out your transportation options to learning where the most affordable grocery store is, you have many things to tackle...
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Posted on 10/04/2020
Perennials: Stunning and Low-Maintenance
Photo by Nile via Pixabay Perennials are beautiful plants that bloom and breathe new life into any surrounding. Unlike annuals, they don’t have to be ripped up and replanted each and every spring. Here are a few lovely perennial flowers that’ll bring life to your home year after year, with very little maintenance! Valerian Valerian is a plant...
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Posted on 10/01/2020
Video Tour - 10119 E 25th Drive, Aurora, CO 80010
great opportunity in Stapleton/Central Park area. great location at Bluff Lake. Half duplex/row house with fenced yard and 2 car attached garage. good condition with granite kitchen, stainless appliances and plank floors. laundry is conveniently located on upper level and there is a large loft which could be office, TV room, playroom, in addition to the master bedroom suite and 2nd bedroom. home is currently winterized, do not try to turn on the water. HOA community fee and transfer fees to be paid by...
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Posted on 10/01/2020
10119 E 25th Drive, Aurora, CO 80010 is now new to the market!
great opportunity in Stapleton/Central Park area. great location at Bluff Lake. Half duplex/row house with fenced yard and 2 car attached garage. good condition with granite kitchen, stainless appliances and plank floors. laundry is conveniently located on upper level and there is a large loft which could be office, TV room, playroom, in addition to the master bedroom suite and 2nd bedroom. home is currently winterized, do not try to turn on the water. HOA community fee and transfer fees to be paid by...
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Posted on 09/27/2020
Four DIY Walkways to Boost Your Home's Curb Appeal
Photo by Craig Tidball on Unsplash It's probably much easier and less expensive than you realize to improve your home's curb appeal. Simple fixes such as replacing rickety porch railings or giving trim a fresh, bright coat of paint go a long way toward making prospective home buyers smile. And when you create a welcoming pathway, that leads...
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Posted on 09/20/2020
Conserve Energy at Home While you Vacation
Photo by Clint Patterson via Unsplash It sounds like a great idea -- turn off your electricity entirely when you go on vacation and you'll dramatically slash your electric bills. While this works in theory, there are some considerations that make shutting everything down problematic for homeowners. Learning more about your options allows you to conserve energy wisely,...
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