Life at Home

Healthy Eating Tip: Stock a Healthy Kitchen

January 23, 2012

Whether you’re trying to trim a few inches from your waistline or a few dollars from your dining-out budget, stocking your kitchen with healthy foods could be your shortcut to success. Try using a pantry full of nutritious snacks and easy ingredients to combat the temptation of takeout and ready-made meals. Looking for a little kitchen inspiration? Let’s face it; the more you love your kitchen, the more likely you are to use it. If you’re struggling with outdated appliances, cramped counters or limited storage,…

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Searching Denver Area Schools

January 16, 2012
Kids in school

Whether you’re relocating to the Mile High City or are just shopping for a new home in the area, be sure to do the research on Denver school districts. Even a few miles can make a difference in the quality of education offered. South of the Denver Metro area, the reputation of Cherry Creek schools and Douglas County schools are drawing more families to the south suburban area. Even homebuyers without children are considering purchasing homes in these districts, as school performance could impact the…

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4 Reasons to Go Solar

January 9, 2012

  Solar energy has been around for decades, so why is it suddenly a hot topic for homeowners? Like many market trends, the answer can be found in your wallet. Recent breakthroughs in solar cell design and manufacturing have taken solar panels out of the realm of environmental enthusiasts and made them not just an affordable option, but a smart energy-saving choice for the future. Why? See our top four reasons below. To learn how solar panels work, view this video by the U.S. Department…

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Life at Home

New Year’s Party… With a Twist

December 26, 2011

For many of us, spending New Year’s Eve in the comfort of our own home sounds far more appealing than going out and facing the crowds. But how do you keep auld lang syne from feeling same-old, same-old? In fact, there are many creative ways you can transform an annual occasion into an evening to remember. It takes nothing more than a simple twist to go from ordinary to extraordinary. The plan: Invite friends over for a dinner party. The twist: Savor the world…without ever…

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Buying a Home

What to Expect When Building a New Home

December 13, 2011

Building a new home can be one of life’s most rewarding experiences, but can also be a time filled with questions. From breaking ground to moving in and getting settled, make sure you choose a builder willing to provide personal care every step of the way. It’s important that you walk away with both a home you love and a positive experience you’ll always remember. What you should know up front is that every builder has a slightly different home building process after you contract.…

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