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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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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 …

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 …

23 Colorado Real Estate Personalities And Publications You Should Be Following

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Whether you are just diving into the Colorado real estate market for the first time as a homeowner or are a seasoned professional in the area, it’s important to stay up to date with the latest news, laws and homeowner trends. To help you keep a finger on the pulse of our local market, we’ve searched through hundreds of social …

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Needing A Home In Colorado Springs

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CHOOSING A HOME IN COLORADO SPRINGS -BUYING VS. RENTING In our dual roles as both an experienced real estate firm and a respected property management company, we have the unique ability to respond to the individual needs of our clients. Whether they should rent or buy isn’t our decision to make, but rather our job to provide unbiased guidance and …

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Enjoying the Spring in Colorado Springs

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Looking for captivating and unique experiences in Colorado Springs this spring?  There are numerous destinations to travel to in the area and awesome views to be taken in.  People traditionally think first of the mountains and skiing for the area, but this area holds a treasure trove of fun day trips and other experiences for the passionate adventurer.  Let’s explore …

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Colorado Springs in the Midst of Sellers’ Market: What Should a Homebuyer Do?

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Recent news has been coming out of the Colorado Springs real estate market, describing a scene that has become seller’s paradise.  Normally, in a real estate market, the supply of available houses is supposed to be around six months.  When this is the case, supply and demand are about even, and so you get a market where it’s about even for …

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The Deal with Credit: What You Need to Know to Rent & What You Need to Know to Buy

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Credit. It’s a history of your ability and willingness to repay an obligation. And regardless if you’re seeking a rental property or planning on buying a new home, your credit will be reviewed. But what, exactly, do landlords and lenders look for when they review a credit report? What happens if they find a late payment? How “perfect” does a …

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Prequalifying for a Home Loan 101

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Don’t Let the “Lender Lingo” Deter You Buying and financing a home for the first time can be a bit intimidating. Mortgage lenders certainly have their fair share of “lender lingo” that seems foreign to most. Debt ratios, loan conditions, amortization, annual percentage rate…why all the jargon? Lenders aren’t the only industry with their own trade talk, but when it …