Posts Tagged ‘Colorado’

The Tiny Home Revolution: Pros and Cons

Friday, December 22nd, 2017

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By now, we all know the fad — with all the television shows on the airwaves, “tiny homes” are a household name, and lately, the popularity of these little abodes only seems to be growing. But is it just a trend, or an innovative new lifestyle you should be taking advantage of? Tiny living certainly isn’t for everyone, so it’s important to weigh the benefits before making the change. Check out our list of pros and cons to decide if buying — or building — a tiny home in Colorado is right for you.




One of the biggest appeals of owning a tiny home is the cost. With an average price tag of about $30,000, your investment will be much lower than the typical family home. Plus, at that low cost, you won’t be saddled with the heavy debt that a high mortgage creates.


The Ultimate Colorado Holiday Home Vendor Guide

Wednesday, December 20th, 2017

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Sleigh bells ring, are you listenin’… That’s right, the holiday season is officially here. With it comes the hustle and bustle of preparing, from getting the decorations up to buying presents and hosting holiday gatherings. But life doesn’t stop just because the holidays are near — you still have to deal with work, kids, and responsibilities, too. It’s a busy time, but you don’t have to do it all yourself. Enlisting the help of some local vendors to streamline the holiday preparation process helps eliminate the December-induced stress. Whether you’re planning a family soirée or mapping out a festive outdoor display, choose one of these local vendors to help make your home the picture of holiday cheer this season.


8 Ways to Attract Homebuyers in The Fall Real Estate Market

Wednesday, October 11th, 2017

Temperatures are dropping, the leaves have changed, and the holidays are inching closer day by day. Summer may be the busiest season for buying or selling a home, but fall is still a good time to put your home on the market. With a new season, though, come new challenges to making your home appealing to potential buyers.


Take a look at our list of tips to get your home ready for autumn homebuyers and ensure that it sticks out during the fall real estate market.


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Pump Up the Curb Appeal

Some of your best potential buyers could stumble upon your house on their drive home, which means you need to make sure the outside of the house is eye-catching and inviting. Refresh your home’s exterior with a new coat of paint for the shutters or some fall-friendly foliage for your flower beds. Plants like shrubs, vegetables and perennials are able to thrive in the cooler months of autumn, and help keep your yard looking lively as the seasons change. A nice new welcome mat outside your door will give your home a polished look that makes visitors feel right at home.

Top 10 Vineyards in Grand Junction and Palisade

Wednesday, October 4th, 2017

Wine? Yes please! Most people head to the mountains for skiing, hiking and relaxation, but they may not know that there’s a miniature Napa Valley right here on the Western Slope. Grand Junction and Palisade are filled with world-class wineries producing top-quality wines. Plus, these wineries are nestled in the beautiful Rocky Mountains, providing spectacular views that pair well with any glass of Cabernet Sauvignon.

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These Western Slope wineries are perfect for a fall getaway or a weekend day trip, whether you prefer red, white or anything in between. 


Ready to plan the perfect wine tour?


Two Rivers Winery and Chateau

Two Rivers Winer-Grand Junction Vineyards

Pc: Two Rivers Winery and Chateau

Known For: Two Rivers Merlot

Designer Premier: Tips and Tricks to Designing a Nursery

Wednesday, September 27th, 2017


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We had the privilege of interviewing Marina from Designer Premier. She is currently working with Jon Terry, the owner of Alaris Properties, and is helping him find the perfect designer to create his nursery in preparation for his beautiful baby boy who is on the way. Marina was able provide helpful insight into her field, emphasizing on nursery design in particular. This “Design Matchmaker” truly provides a unique service, and has allowed us to see what goes into designing a space from start to finish.


Looking to get the inside tips and tricks from a true professional? Keep reading!


Introduce yourself! How many years have you been doing this? What made you start this business? 


Top 5 Affordable Cities to Buy a Home Near Denver

Tuesday, September 19th, 2017

Lately, it seems like everyone is flocking to Denver. From the high-class metropolitan benefits to the proximity to the mountains, the Mile High City has a lot to offer — and its newfound popularity is causing rental and home sale prices to skyrocket. Plus, with so many transplants moving in, nothing is staying on the market for long. But there’s no reason you can’t enjoy the best of the city while living outside the limits. Check out these cities close to Denver that will be a little easier on your wallet, but will still let you have access to all that Colorado has to offer when buying a home.




Wanting to move to one of the safest cities in America? Then Thornton is the perfect place for you. Just ranked one of the safest cities in the country, this suburb is just a 20 minute drive from downtown Denver. The city offers plenty of homes under $400,000 and is the perfect place to settle down while still having city amenities close by. Enjoy cute shopping centers, golf courses, 5 star restaurants and great community programs. This Denver suburb provides plenty of activities for the family to enjoy. 

Love Where You Live: Can’t Miss Spots to Seek out Fall Foliage

Wednesday, September 13th, 2017

It’s that time of year again — get ready for caramel apples, pumpkin spice lattes, sweater weather, and the crisp autumn chill. During the fall season, Colorado lights up in oranges, yellows and reds that will take your breath away. Here are our favorite spots to see the beautiful fall foliage that you don’t want to miss.



Rocky Mountain National Park

The winding roads meandering through Rocky Mountain National Park provide the perfect opportunity for a scenic fall drive. Stop at the Alpine Center on Trail Ridge Road for breathtaking panoramic views of the fall transformation. The best time to catch these picturesque views is typically late September.


Denver Botanic Gardens

If you don’t have time to get out of the city, the Denver Botanic Gardens is a nice substitute for mountain views. For a fun time with the family, check out the Chatfield Farms location’s corn maze and pumpkin patch.

Local Luxury: Luxury Labor Day Getaways in Colorado

Monday, August 21st, 2017

As summer winds to a close, temperatures will begin to drop and the leaves will begin to change. Before fall arrives, one last summer getaway is in order—and Labor Day is the perfect opportunity. This Labor Day, head to these idyllic mountain resorts to celebrate the last days of summer and get back in touch with nature.




Where to Stay: Antlers on the Creek Bed and Breakfast

This secluded mountain retreat is perfect for a couple’s getaway or quiet family vacation. With a gourmet three-course breakfast and complimentary happy hour, you’ll feel relaxed in no time.

What to Do: Mesa Verde

After exploring quaint downtown Durango, take a quick 40 minute drive to Mesa Verde, the ancient dwelling of the Anasazi Native Americans.


Steamboat Springs

Where to Stay: The Steamboat Grand

Love Where You Live: Denver Staycation Ideas to Try Next Month

Monday, August 14th, 2017

As fall starts to settle in, you may be feeling the end-of-summer blues. Sometimes you just need to get away for awhile, but if you haven’t been saving up those vacation days, you can start to feel stuck. Luckily, there is a wealth of fun activities within a short trip of the Mile High City. Get out and enjoy your days off with these staycation ideas in the Denver area:


Idaho Springs

This little mountain oasis is only 30 minutes from Denver and offers plenty of fun to fill up your day. Relax at the Indian Hot Springs, try your hand at river rafting or get your adrenaline pumping on the zipline. After you’re done adventuring for the day, explore the picturesque downtown and enjoy a meal at the original BeauJo’s Pizza.


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7 Components to Making Your Home Green

Monday, August 7th, 2017

We’ve all heard the easy tips for helping the environment—shorten your showers, recycle, and turn the lights off when you leave the room. But if you want to make a bigger impact in conserving your resources, there are some major ways to go green in your home. Try these seven fixes to make your home more environmentally friendly.



1. Replace Your Bulbs

This easy fix makes a bigger impact than you might think. Replace regular, incandescent bulbs in your home with energy-saving compact fluorescent light bulbs. You’ll be helping reduce greenhouse gas emissions while saving on your monthly electric bill, too.


2. Revamp the Floors

Whether you’re already planning to renovate or just want to make a big change in the name of going green, your floors are a great place to start. Adding carpet or rugs to your home can help reduce energy costs by 4-6 percent and help reduce emissions from your heating system. If you love the look of hardwood floors, opt for certified sustainable lumber or bamboo, which grows more quickly than traditional timber trees.