Posts Tagged ‘evergreen’

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.


Your Questions Answered: Are Transplants Taking Over Denver?

Monday, November 27th, 2017

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In 2016, nearly 90,000 people made the move to Colorado. While more people flooding the state is good for tax revenues, it isn’t necessarily the best thing for natives who have been here their whole lives. Beautiful areas like Denver have now been turned into a landscape littered with new construction and towering cranes (we’ve actually been nicknamed the city of cranes). One of the biggest reasons why people are flocking to Colorado is due to the rapid economic growth. This state has the highest GDP growth of any other state in this country, which is very enticing to entrepreneurs and small business owners. Here are just some of the reasons why natives of Colorado are beginning to have some resentment towards transplants from other states. 


More People Equals Less Affordable Housing


7 Quick Tips For Selecting the Perfect Realtor®

Wednesday, November 8th, 2017

Buying or selling a home can be a complicated and even scary process, which is why it’s so important to have a realtor you trust to help guide you through. But with so many out there to choose from, where do you start? You don’t want to make a rushed decision and end up spending money on a Realtor® who might turn out not to be a great fit. We came up with this list of seven tips to help you find your “perfect match” Realtor®.

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Ask Previous Clients

When you’ve found a Realtor® you think might be a good fit, it’s a great idea to speak with some of their previous clients to learn about their experience. A Realtor® who seems great on paper could turn out to be your last choice if you find out that they rushed previous clients through the process.

What to ask: Were you happy with this Realtor®? Why or why not?

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.

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? 


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.


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Where to Stay: The Steamboat Grand

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.

Local Luxury: Luxury Housewarming Gifts

Monday, July 3rd, 2017

Moving into a new home is a stressful process. There’s furniture to buy, boxes to unpack, and decorating to do. For a new homeowner, a nice housewarming gift can remove some of the stress of moving while also checking something off of their to-do list. Consider these luxury housewarming gifts from some of our favorite shops for any friend or loved one.


Rustic Point

When it comes to décor, some simple touches like throw pillows, blankets or even a decorative pouf from Rustic Point will make a new home feel immediately cozier. These scented candles will add warmth and help any new house start to feel like a home. Located in Evergreen, Colorado, this home furnishing company is the perfect local business to support. From luxury home items to cooking classes, you will find the perfect housewarming gift for any new homeowner.


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To Build or to Buy Your New Home… That is the Question

Monday, June 19th, 2017

It’s time to have your own home… in a market like Denver’s, there are plenty of wide open spaces to build and classic homes to make your own. But how to decide… Here are some of the pros and cons of both buying and building your future home.

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The Pros:

  1. Customization – When building a home, you are beginning with a blank canvas that can be filled however you choose. From the windows to the moldings to the doorknobs, you can customize every tiny aspect of your new home.
  2. Location – New homes are often built in up-and-coming locations with high demand for new real estate, but building also means that you have more of a say in where you live. From the countryside to the foothills to the suburbs, buying a plot of land and building gives you the opportunity to choose the perfect location for your family.

Love Where You Live: Colorado Summer Wedding Extravaganza

Tuesday, June 13th, 2017

As temperatures rise and daylight hours begin to stretch, summer wedding season is upon us. If you’re getting married this season, it’s down to crunch time to get everything prepared—and to fit into that dress or tux. If you’ve procrastinated, it’s not too late to put together a sensational wedding. We’ve compiled a list of the best places to help you get it done. With inspiration from Alaris owner Jon Terry, here are some local businesses to give you the perfect Colorado wedding this summer.


denver botanic gardensOur Pick for Location: Denver Botanic Gardens

This outdoor oasis in the heart of Denver is the perfect location for your summer wedding. You’ll say “I do” surrounded by a lush landscape that resembles something out of a fairy tale. Holding your ceremony at a Denver landmark also shows your pride for Colorado and its capital city.