Home Improvement

Do Solar Panels Increase My Home’s Value?

Do Solar Panels Increase My Home’s Value

  You have seen the advertisements all over town.   You know the ones where solar panel companies claim that adding panels increases your home’s value?   While this is true, somewhat, it is important to understand how the “value” factor works with eco-friendly upgrades.   It is all about balancing the return on your… read more

Mold: Something to Watch For

Mold: Something to Watch For

  These days everyone is paying more attention to their health. So the question is: why not take the same care in selecting your living area? There are all kinds of health concerns in the home, some are easy to deal with, some are not so simple. One of the more controversial health hazards in… read more

Sellers: Go Green and Add More Value to Your CO Home

Go Green and Add More Value to Your CO Home

  Buyers today are eco-conscious.   They want a home that is energy-efficient, boasting the latest windows, insulation, HVAC systems, and just about every Energy-Star appliance possible.   When you update your CO home to be more energy efficient, you are adding value to your home. According to Energy.gov, some homeowners saw an average of… read more

Common Fire Hazards Homeowners Should Never Ignore

Common Fire Hazards Homeowners Should Never Ignore

  Most homeowners are aware of the primary fire hazards (i.e. leaving a pot on the stove, deep frying a turkey, etc.). However, residential fires are still a common concern in the United States.   In fact, there were 365,500 fires reported in 2017 by the National Fire Protection Association. These fires account for billions… read more

Ways To Wake Up About Water

Ways To Wake Up About Water

  Water, Water, Everywhere??   Well, not exactly. While we certainly have had our share of flooding across the world, there are still droughts all over the place. In the US alone, about half of the states are facing some level of drought this year.   Some areas already have in place, restrictions on when… read more

Add A Garage – Sell Your Home

Add A Garage Sell Your Home

  OK, I’ll be honest. The title is a smidge mis-leading. You won’t immediately sell your home if you add (or already have) a garage. What I’d like to expound on a bit are the advantages (and some suggestions) for selling a home with a garage (detached or not).   There is always a debate… read more

What does it take to close the deal in a buyer’s market?

What does it take to close the deal in a buyers market?

  What does it take to sell a home in a buyers’ market – a fresh coat of paint or a kitchen overhaul? Lowering your asking price or offering incentives? From cosmetic to strategic, smart sellers can take advantage of a few simple tips to get the most out of their properties. Here are six… read more

Avoidable Add-Ons

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While not necessarily the best time for home-improvement projects, winter can be a good time to update the INSIDE of your Fort Collins CO home and not have to deal with the outside elements. That said, there are some projects that we’d like to steer you away from in order to maintain the value in… read more