Karen

February 13, 2017

Five Big Trends In Home Decor

Five big trends in home decor Thanks to websites like Houzz and Pinterest and TV networks like HGTV and DIY, it’s easier than ever to keep up with home decorating trends and find inspiration for improving your own home. Here are five of the top current interior design trends. Screen-free rooms: After a long day of using your smartphone and computer, it can feel amazing to come home and take a technology break. More and more, homeowners are creating specific screen-free rooms—perhaps a library, craft room, or listening room—where you can escape from technology for a while. Upholstered headboards: What […]
February 6, 2017

How to Get Your Credit Ready to Buy a Home

Thinking about buying soon? Make sure your credit is in order! There’s no more important time to work on your credit score than when you’re about to apply for a mortgage. Improving your credit can save you a ton of money—we’re talking about thousands of dollars over the life of the loan. Here are the actions you can take that will have a notable impact on your score. Pay down your credit card balances Credit utilization is one of the biggest factors in determining your credit score. Your credit utilization should at least be less than 30 percent of your […]
February 5, 2017

freshideas training for real estate agents

    Wednesday, June 28th – Lakewood How to Dominate a Neighborhood with Real Estate Farming! Are you a brand new agent trying to figure out how to start getting business?  Are you an experienced agent that would like to increase their business?  Are you an agent that has been farming and hasn’t been getting results or just wants some fresh ideas?  This class is for you! In this three hour Colorado CE Credit class, you will find out how to choose a farm, the pros and cons of actually living in your farm, how to start a farm and tons […]
January 30, 2017

Budget Friendly DIY Projects with a Big ROI

Budget friendly projects with a big ROI Not all home improvement projects are created equal. Some renovations may cost a lot but not add significant value to your home. This list goes in the opposite direction: Here are some inexpensive home improvement projects that will not only increase your enjoyment of your home, but will also increase the home’s value. High quality ceiling fans: In a recent National Association of Home Builders survey, ceiling fans ranked No. 1 as the most-wanted decorative item. If your ceiling fans are outdated, replace them with something in the $400 range—it’ll make a big […]