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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. In the video below, nutritionist Ellie Krieger at Food Network offers several healthy eating tips you may consider before your next supermarket trip. Looking for a little kitchen inspiration? Let’s face it; the more…

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Searching Denver Area Schools: Are Denver Public Schools Your Best Option?

January 16, 2012

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. Though there are several schools with stellar ratings within the Denver Public School District, 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…

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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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Selling a Home

5 Tips for Selling a Home

January 1, 2012

For most homeowners, there comes a moment when their home no longer meets their needs. Fortunately, when it’s time to sell your home, there are simple things you can do to make your house stand out among the competition. 1. Think curb appeal. The first tip for selling your home is to lead with a good first impression. Make sure buyers will want to take a closer look. Consider these curb-altering ideas: Change out your house numbers, lighting fixtures and mailbox & door hardware Remove…

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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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