Stretch That Dollar To Boost Your Home’s Value

Thinking about selling your home in 2019 but you’d like to sqeeeeeze a little more money out of your home? Well, stop what you’re doing and read on! I’m going to suggest a few ideas to help you get more bang for your buck. (And you’ll want to thank me by allowing me to list your home!!) Fertilize Your Lawn …

Fireplace Chimneys and the Dangers of Creosote

I grew up in Minnesota. I think everyone had a fireplace. Actually, most folks had 2 or 3 fireplaces. What else could you do in the winter except sit next to the fireplace, right? (Well, I’m kidding – I kept busy skiing, skating, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, sledding, making snowmen, instigating snowball fights, and my favorite of all…hitching our dog to a …

Housing Market Crystal Ball Predictions for 2019

About 3 times a week I get asked to gaze into my crystal ball and predict next years housing outlook. Being the gracious Realtor I am, I always comply. But every time I try, it gets a bit cloudy and I can’t seem to get an accurate prediction. Hard to believe, huh? But I have learned over the years to …

Purchasing A New Home?

The buying season is heating up. You’re eager to buy that new home. Do you know the costs associated with purchasing your new home? Well, here’s a simple list to make sure you’re not caught off guard with some unexpected costs. 1. Down Payment – This fee can vary from 3.5% of the purchase price for a FHA Loan and …

10 Essential Home Buying Tips

Okay, I have to confess, I FELL in LOVE at first sight. I was in Boulder attending CU and studying music. I clearly remember…I was a junior, it was early September, sun was shining, 80 degrees and I was hanging out with friends by the pond at Kittridge Hall. And then it happened. I glanced to the left, and there …

What’s Happening in Fort Collins – July 2017

Summer is in full swing! Time to get out and enjoy all the fantastic events in and around Fort Collins. Here is a list of local happenings.   7/1                “The Three Musketeers” https://www.openstage.com/events/2016-2017/the-three-musketeers   7/1 – 4         Greeley Stampede                         http://www.greeleystampede.org/   7/1 – 16       Passing …

Weed-Be-Gone – The Organic Way!

Well, it’s that time of year again. Cold days are fleeing, flowers are bursting forth, the trees are leaving out and WEEDS are ALREADY making their mark! Honestly, I hate weeds among my columbines, in the flower beds, the yard and elsewhere. But I also HATE weed killers. You know, RoundUp, Spectracide, Ortho…toxic, lethal, poisonous stuff that harms everything around …

What’s Happening in Fort Collins – April 2017

What’s Happening in Fort Collins – April 2017 Winter is over and it’s time to get out and enjoy all the fantastic events in and around Fort Collins. Here is a list of local happenings. April 1 – 30 “42nd Street” Candlelight Dinner Playhouse www.coloradocandlelight.com April 1 – 30 “Sister Act” Midtown Arts Center www.midtownartscenter.com April 7 First Friday Old …

Move Over Pinterest, Here Comes www.Houzz.com!

Remodeling a kitchen or bathroom is a blast. Beyond adding value, it gives new life to your home. Or maybe you moved in two years ago and the basement needs to be finished this summer. And for some, the dream of building a new house is on your personal bucket list. Well, if you’re like me, you have cut out …

Wildland Fire Season Is Upon Us! Mitigating Strategies

Wildland fire season is here again. Sure, we’ve had lots of rain recently, but if weather patterns hold true, in the next few weeks we’re going to dry up and the dangers begin. This blog is written for my clients who live among the trees! So if you live in the city or suburbs, you may want to skip this …