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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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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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Easy Dinners: Barbecue Black Bean Chili

December 9, 2011

As the weather turns cold and the holidays approach, it seems that just when you need comfort food most, there’s no time to fix it. Relax! You can still enjoy a flavorful meal at the end of your busy day with this easy dinner recipe by GE®. In just 20 minutes, you could be serving up this warm, simple dish, designed to feed six. Ingredients 1 jar (18 oz.) original barbecue sauce with shredded pork or chicken 2 cans (30 oz.) black beans, drained &…

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Best Places to Live: Fort Collins, CO

December 5, 2011

Year after year, Fort Collins, Colorado appears on Money magazine’s list of “Best Places to Live,” and it’s not hard to see why. Twenty-nine miles of hiking and biking trails along the scenic front range of the Rocky Mountains, a quaint Old Town historic district with dozens of restaurants and shops, a growing microbrew community, and a thriving art scene are just a few of the area’s highlights. Fort Collins job market On the surface, Fort Collins seems like any other small college town: university-focused…

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