The Most Popular Paint Color By State

We all strive to find just the right colors for our homes – both inside and outside. It can be a tough decision! Here are the most popular colors by state, just so you know.

Full article at Apartment Therapy 

I LOVE what I do! I have been in the Real Estate Industry now for over 13 years and am grateful to have found a career that I enjoy so much. I am highly organized and extremely efficient with a strong background in negotiations which always helps when in the middle of a tough transaction! I welcome all opportunities to work with you whether you are looking for your first home, looking to move to a larger home as your family grows, or looking to expand your portfolio and purchase an investment property. It is a great time for real estate in Boulder County! If you want to learn about what this market means to you and your family, just call or email. Contact me with all of your real estate needs! 

Janet Leap, GRI
RE/MAX of Boulder
Call me – 720.938.4197

Keep Your Patio Furniture Looking Fabulous!

Outdoor living is one Colorado’s top perks. To make the most of it, your outdoor furniture needs to be worthy of center stage, but the Colorado sun, wind and temperature fluctuations quickly degrade items left outside. Click Read More for easy how to tips that will keep your patio furniture looking its best.

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I LOVE what I do! I have been in the Real Estate Industry now for over 13 years and am grateful to have found a career that I enjoy so much. I am highly organized and extremely efficient with a strong background in negotiations which always helps when in the middle of a tough transaction! I welcome all opportunities to work with you whether you are looking for your first home, looking to move to a larger home as your family grows, or looking to expand your portfolio and purchase an investment property. It is a great time for real estate in Boulder County! If you want to learn about what this market means to you and your family, just call or email. Contact me with all of your real estate needs! 

Janet Leap, GRI
RE/MAX of Boulder
Call me – 720.938.4197

Home Staging 101: Get Your Home In Shape To Get Top Dollar Offers!

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The Boulder County Real Estate Market is heating up! If you are selling a home then it is time to think about staging. Staging your house can make you money. Most Realtors agree that staging a home increases the value of offers, according to the National Association of REALTORS® “2015 Profile of Home Staging.”

Here is an article from Houselogic.com that gives sellers insight into how to stage each room in your home. It is well worth a read! Get the full scoop on DIY home staging at Sell Your Home For Top Dollar: Insider Home Staging Tips

Considering buying or selling a property? I am available to consult on all real estate related questions. Email me or call me!

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I LOVE what I do! I have been in the Real Estate Industry now for over 13 years and am grateful to have found a career that I enjoy so much. I am highly organized and extremely efficient with a strong background in negotiations which always helps when in the middle of a tough transaction! I welcome all opportunities to work with you whether you are looking for your first home, looking to move to a larger home as your family grows, or looking to expand your portfolio and purchase an investment property. It is a great time for real estate in Boulder County! If you want to learn about what this market means to you and your family, just call or email. Contact me with all of your real estate needs! 

Janet Leap, GRI
RE/MAX of Boulder
720.938.4197

Did You Get Your 2 FREE Tickets to the Colorado Garden and Home Show?

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Get inspired. Get ready for spring. Check out the Colorado Garden and Home Show!

If you are on my client list you should have received a postcard giving you 2 free tickets to be my guest at the Colorado Garden and Home Show, February 4-12, 2017! Not on my client list, but want to get fun opportunities like this one? Just email me with your contact information and I will make sure you get on the list for the next fun event!

Email Janet!

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I LOVE what I do! I have been in the Real Estate Industry now for over 13 years and am grateful to have found a career that I enjoy so much. I am highly organized and extremely efficient with a strong background in negotiations which always helps when in the middle of a tough transaction! I welcome all opportunities to work with you whether you are looking for your first home, looking to move to a larger home as your family grows, or looking to expand your portfolio and purchase an investment property. It is a great time for real estate in Boulder County! If you want to learn about what this market means to you and your family, just call or email. Contact me with all of your real estate needs! 

Janet Leap, GRI
RE/MAX of Boulder
Call me – 720.938.4197

What Do Renters Really Want?

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I love working with investors! If you have a rental, or are considering purchasing one, it is tempting to remodel your property and make it look perfect, but is that really what renters want? Take a look at this article: What Renters Really Want. Have any questions? I’m always happy to help you make a punch sheet of projects to complete at your investment property that will have the best ROI.

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I LOVE what I do! I have been in the Real Estate Industry now for over 11 years and am grateful to have found a career that I enjoy so much. I am highly organized and extremely efficient with a strong background in negotiations which always helps when in the middle of a tough transaction! I welcome all opportunities to work with you whether you are looking for your first home, looking to move to a larger home as your family grows, or looking to expand your portfolio and purchase an investment property. It is a great time for real estate in Boulder County! If you want to learn about what this market means to you and your family, just call or email. Contact me with all of your real estate needs! 

Janet Leap, GRI
RE/MAX of Boulder
Call me – 720.938.4197

Friday Tip: Get Cleaner Indoor Air Quality With These Household Plants

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Indoor air quality can be an issue, especially in the winter months. Here is a list of 15 houseplants that will improve the quality of your indoor air:

  • Aloe
  • Spider plant
  • Gerber daisy
  • Snake plant
  • Golden pathos
  • Chrysanthemum
  • Red-edged dracaena
  • Weeping fig
  • Azalea
  • English ivy
  • Warneck dracaena
  • Chinese evergreen
  • Bamboo palm
  • Heart leaf philodendron
  • Peace lily

Read the whole article here – http://www.mnn.com/health/healthy-spaces/photos/15-houseplants-for-improving-indoor-air-quality/a-breath-of-fresh-air

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I LOVE what I do! I have been in the Real Estate Industry now for over 11 years and am grateful to have found a career that I enjoy so much. I am highly organized and extremely efficient with a strong background in negotiations which always helps when in the middle of a tough transaction! I welcome all opportunities to work with you whether you are looking for your first home, looking to move to a larger home as your family grows, or looking to expand your portfolio and purchase an investment property. It is a great time for real estate in Boulder County! If you want to learn about what this market means to you and your family, just call or email. Contact me with all of your real estate needs! 

Janet Leap, GRI
RE/MAX of Boulder
Call me – 720.938.4197

Want Some Home Inspiration? Check Out This Living With Kids Series.

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Design Mom brings together design and family is an amazing website. In her Living With Kids series she interviews families and shows you around their homes. These are families with kids of all ages and living all around the world. Want a little inspiration? Take a look!

Living With Kids Series – http://www.designmom.com/category/living-with-kids-house-tour/

 

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I LOVE what I do! I have been in the Real Estate Industry now for over 7 years and am grateful to have found a career that I enjoy so much. I am highly organized and extremely efficient with a strong background in negotiations which always helps when in the middle of a tough transaction! I welcome all opportunities to work with you whether you are looking for your first home, looking to move to a larger home as your family grows, or looking to expand your portfolio and purchase an investment property. It is a great time for real estate in Boulder County! If you want to learn about what this market means to you and your family, just call or email. Contact me with all of your real estate needs! 

Janet Leap, GRI
RE/MAX of Boulder
Call me – 720.938.4197

5 Ways To Improve Your Home’s Curb Appeal

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5 Ways To Improve Curb Appeal

It’s common knowledge that before selling, it’s important to spruce up the outside of the home to give a good first-impression to potential buyers.

Small upgrades to a home’s exterior like adding a fresh coat of paint to a front door, installing new landscaping, and adding a new deck easy are ways to increase a home’s value and add curb appeal.

In fact, 2015’s Cost vs Value remodeling survey showed that smaller replacement projects “are the ones that are most obvious to buyers when they first view a house in person or online, such as new door or garage door” and bring the largest payback.

According to the Huffington Post, these five exterior home improvement projects will help owners boost a home’s curb appeal:

  1. Sprucing up the landscaping. A recent study found that a home landscape upgrade can raise a home’s overall value by 10 percent to 12 percent. If deciding what to plant and when to plant it is overwhelming, talk to experts at a local gardening store. For large landscape undertakings, it may be worth it to hire a landscape architect.
  2. Cleaning windows. Have you cleaned the front windows lately? It’s an easy way to make a nice first-impression. Power washing the home’s exterior can also increase curb appeal. While power washing can be done by homeowners, it’s highly suggested to reach out to a professional for help just to be safe.
  3. Upgrading window shutters and the front door. A quick way to turn off potential buyers is an outdated front door. “A dated front door makes a house look cheap, and a worn front door makes a house uncared for or old,” says Huffington Post writer Ashley Wren Collins. The good news is simply upgrading to a steel door is inexpensive and ranks highest on the payback scale, returning 101.8 percent nationally, on average, according to the 2015 Cost vs. Value survey.
  4. Driveway resurfacing. A well maintained smooth driveway is an obvious sign for buyers that a home is taken care of.
  5. Giving the deck a face-lift. According to Wren Collins, “when it comes to showings and open houses, prospective buyers will remember the expansive feel that a wide deck provides.” If the home doesn’t have a deck in the first place, adding a wood deck recoups 80.5 percent of the cost, according to the Cost vs Value survey. Even cleaning and sanding an existing deck will give prospective buyers a good impression of the home.

Source:“5 Outdoor Home Improvements to Increase the Curb Appeal of Your House,” Huffington Post, (July 7, 2015)

 

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I LOVE what I do! I have been in the Real Estate Industry now for over 7 years and am grateful to have found a career that I enjoy so much. I am highly organized and extremely efficient with a strong background in negotiations which always helps when in the middle of a tough transaction! I welcome all opportunities to work with you whether you are looking for your first home, looking to move to a larger home as your family grows, or looking to expand your portfolio and purchase an investment property. It is a great time for real estate in Boulder County! If you want to learn about what this market means to you and your family, just call or email. Contact me with all of your real estate needs! 

Janet Leap, GRI
RE/MAX of Boulder
Call me – 720.938.4197