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How to Embrace Wabi Sabi in Your Decor and Life

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Minimalistic decor styles rooted in cultural concepts and trends have become increasingly popular in recent years—think hygge and Scandinavian interiors. Another interior design (and lifestyle trend) that embraces simplicity and authenticity is wabi sabi. What is wabi sabi? Wabi sabi is the Japanese concept of embracing imperfection and impermanence. Wabi translates to simple, humble, and unmaterialistic. Sabi means taking pleasure …

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Fire Safety Tips and Activity Pages for the Whole Family

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When it comes to keeping your loved ones safe during a home fire, there are a few steps, stats and fire safety tips that can help you create a safety plan for the whole family. Unfortunately, home fires are one of the most commonly reported disasters in the U.S. with 350,000 to 400,000 fires starting each year, according to the …

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24 Clever Ways to Lower Your Electric Bill and Reduce Energy Consumption

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If you want to know how to lower your electric bill, it’s important to keep in mind that even small changes and updates can make a big difference on both your wallet and the environment. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, heating and cooling are the largest expenses for most homes, accounting for more than half of the energy use in a …

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31 Tips and Tricks for Winterizing your Home

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As the temperatures drop and the snow begins to fall, it’s time to start winterizing your home for the months ahead. By walking through this list each year, you can proactively make sure everything is kept in tip-top shape, helping to decrease future repairs and save you money on your energy bill. Here are our top 31 tips for winterizing …

64 Questions to Ask a Realtor When Buying or Selling a Home

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Working with a Realtor or real estate agent is an important step every home buyer and seller should do to ensure success, especially if you have never been through the process before. It’s even more important, though, that you know what questions to ask a Realtor before hiring them to represent you. General questions to ask before hiring a Realtor Use …

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Colorado First-Time Homebuyer Down Payment and Mortgage Assistance Programs [2018]

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If you are a current renter and think that buying a home is financially out of reach, you aren’t alone. However, the truth is that there are several programs and incentives available for the Colorado first-time homebuyer (and those that have previously owned a home) that make buying a home not only possible but, in most cases, less expensive than renting. Two …

Colorado’s Best 15 Towns for Work-Life Balance

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When it comes to work-life balance, Colorado residents seem to be dialed in on how to live life to the fullest. Home to the breathtaking Rocky Mountains, thousands of miles of recreational trails and an influx of local microbreweries, the Centennial State is a mecca for outdoorsmen and women and a cultural hub in it’s own right. We know that …