homeownership

Real Estate Tax Deductions for your 2014 Tax Return

Real Estate Tax Deductions Tax season has arrived. It’s time to reconcile the books and ask how your Boulder County real estate holdings can be used in your favor. Whether you are a first time home owner or a seasoned investor, there is money to be claimed back. Don’t let the IRS take what is …

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Tips to prevent Real estate water damage

Flood Insurance, real estate water damage While the fall of 2014 has been nothing like 2013, it’s safe to say that we all learned something about ourselves and our real estate water damage when it rained for a week last September. But even rains that don’t escalate into flooding and ground saturation can cause damage, …

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More Martin Acres Boulder flood pictures

Martin Acres Boulder What is the first question every buyer in 2014 has asked, upon viewing a house, townhome or condo with square footage below garden level?  WAS THIS PROPERTY AFFECTED BY THE FLOOD IN SEPTEMBER 2013? Buyers and sellers should keep the flood of 2013 in mind. Sellers should be upfront about damage and …

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Northern Colorado Real estate maintenance tips

Northern Colorado real estate requires maintenance We live in climate that is both beautiful and somewhat harsh. Enjoying four distinct seasons in northern Colorado means we need to prepare for each… And commit to the repairs and maintenance that each season inflicts on our homes. Right now – straddling summer and winter, our Colorado fall …

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Northern Colorado Homeowner Maintenance Tips

Homeowner Maintenance Tips, for your convenience! Like me, your new year’s resolutions may have included taking better care of things.  You know… pets, car, relationships, etc.  How about your home?  That place keeps you warm and safe. It offers you space to create, grow, entertain, nurture, get private time and quiet time…   And you …

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Home Improvement – Be careful who you hire!

Home Improvement Gone Awry! So there you are, the proud new owner of a new house.  It has taken a boatload of your money and for the first couple of years, it will be a stretch financially, but worth it.  You know its a good investment – but only if you take care of it, …

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Colorado Divorce and Real Estate – 5 things to consider

Ok, so you never thought a Colorado divorce was in your immediate future.  Perhaps it isn’t (yet) or maybe you are reading this and have a friend or family member that springs to mind. Facing a separation and staring down the barrel of a Colorado divorce is not easy.  How do you protect yourself and …

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Home Ownership and Retirement … Get good advice. Plan ahead.

Home ownership and retirement … Both take planning. Retirement is most likely going to change your financial status.  In the event that home ownership was the long term plan to create the nest egg needed to retire, the retirement could also change your location – and along with it, your  immediate support system, your comfort …

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Boulder Sellers, fix your broken real estate before listing it!

Boulder Sellers … if it’s broken, fix it!  Listing real estate (anywhere) is hard work and requires energy, time and organization.  I get it.  Boulder sellers, a good listing agent is there to make that process easier… Experience, skills and mindset matter.  🙂 I am a little bit tired of hearing buyers complaining about the …

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New Carpet: Home Improvement Answers For You!

New carpet: 4 Fundamental Questions (and answers) to Know Before Purchasing The thought of new carpet probably has you scratching your head. What will replacement cost? What should I buy? From who? What style? If these are questions you have, you’re not alone—they’re the four most common questions we receive at Carpet Captain.  We’ll not only …

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