Amy Jackson's Blog Posts

Beautiful Centennial Home Is Ready For You

20778 E Maplewood Lane - $520,0004 Bedrooms / 3 Bathrooms / 2 Car GarageWelcome home to Greenfield! Voted in 2017 as one of the best neighborhoods in the Denver Metro area w/ a top 500 nationwide

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Just Listed Castle Rock

2678 Garganey Drive - $450,0003 Bedrooms / 3 Bathrooms / 2 Car GarageBetter than new Crystal Valley Ranch. This home was built in 2017 and boosts all the added upgrades. The contemporary/ modern

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EXIT Realty Bonfils Blood Drive

EXIT Realty Corp. International has a long standing tradition of giving back to the community.  EXIT agents are no different and many of us have various causes or charities that we

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Cory Merrill Art Deco Just Listed

1663 S Elizabeth Street - $789,0004 Bedrooms / 3 Bathrooms / 2 Car GarageThis custom Art Deco inspired home is a true piece of art. Nestled in the popular Cory-Merrill neighborhood, this newly

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Arvada Home Just Listed

6440 Quaker Court - $568,9505 Bedrooms / 4 Bathrooms / 3 Car GarageYou'll love this charming 2-story home nestled in the Westwoods Golf Community just blocks from shopping and restaurants. This home

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Parker Wine Walks 2018

The Wine Walk in Parker is an awesome way to spend a Friday evening.  Friends, wine, beautiful surroundings, wine, shopping, wine, food and oh did I mention WINE!!!  This event is ideal

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Douglas County Comprehensive Master Plan 2040

Anyone who has driven South, pass the Denver Tech Center, can clearly see all the growth and development that is going on.  There are many National and International companies that have located

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Classic Englewood 2 Story Home Just Listed

6098 South Iola Court - $725,0004 Bedrooms / 3 Bathrooms / 4 Car GarageReady to move in classic 2 story home in the fabulous location of Cherry Creek Vista. This traditional floor plan offers formal

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Green Valley Ranch Home Just Listed

4778 Ireland Court - $419,0003 Bedroom / 3 Bathrooms / 3 Car GarageThis captivating and spacious Green Valley Ranch home is perfectly nestled into a cul-de-sac and is sure to please any buyer! The

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Lakewood Home Just Listed

2165 South Moore Street - $395,0003 Bedrooms / 3 Bathrooms / 2 Car GarageBeautiful updated multi-level home on corner lot in Lakewood. Upper floor boasts master bedroom with updated en-suite

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Felon Friendly Housing

Due to a family member being released from prison and needing to locate Felon Friendly Housing, we became aware of this very real and overwhelming need in the Denver Metro Area.My husband Charlie

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Homerun Homebuyer Happy Hour

Want to buy your first home?  Second home? or Investment property?Want to increase your wealth by simply owning your own home or investment property?Are you sick of unpredictable landlords

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Parker Luxury Just Listed

7410 Centennial Drive - $1,675,0005 Bedrooms / 5 Bathrooms / 3 Car GarageEnjoy the Panoramic Front Range views from this exceptionally private sanctuary positioned on 2.88 acres at the end of a

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Thinking Of A Career In Real Estate

Thinking of a new career? Ready to be in control of your future? Ready to go from "good" to "great"? Register now for my FREE Real Estate Career Night.Interested in starting in the Real Estate

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Homebuying Needs Vs Wants

Imagine what your dream house looks like. You have particular needs, and you can’t imagine not having them fulfilled. But there are going to be some desires that you will have to let go due to

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Electronics Recycling Event For The Metro Area

Responsibly Recycle Your Unwanted Electronics!As a REALTOR® with the Denver Metro Association of REALTORS®, I wanted to make the community aware of this upcoming event.DMAR invites the

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Real Estate For The Single Girl

In February 2004, I was 33 years old and had a 16 year old son.  Ok...do the math, I was 17 years old when I became a single mom.  That however is not the real point to this

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Ridgegate Project Unveiled

The mixed-use community along I-25 known as RidgeGate for the past 15 years, recently unveiled it's plan for expansion.  The expansion to this development is expected to support 50,000 jobs.

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What Is A Slot Home

Slot homes are those tall, multi-dwelling units you’ve seen popping up across Denver that were developed to fit more homes in a single lot. But they’re controversial. So here's the idea..

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Aurora Stunner Just Listed

6475 South Newcastle Way - $559,0004 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom / 4 Car GarageHighly functional 2-story home in the Beacon Point neighborhood of Aurora, CO,  boasts a spacious open layout & many

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Meadows Remodel Just Listed

2402 Quartz Street - $400,0003 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom / 2 Car GarageHere's an incredible opportunity to live in the highly desirable Meadows neighborhood in Castle Rock.  Complete remodel with

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Centennial Home Just Listed

5192 S Olathe Circle, Centennial - $484,9003 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom / 3 Car HEATED & FINISHED GarageThis beautiful home is located in the Piney Creek neighborhood. Kitchen has eating space and

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Aurora Townhome HOT New Listing

NEW LISTING - 913 S Evanston Circle, Aurora - $270,0002 Bedroom (plus loft) / 3 Bathroom / 2 Car Attached GarageThis is a beautiful 2 story townhome with an attached two car garage located in an

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Cook Up A New Kitchen

You’ve heard it said before and I’ll say it again, kitchens sell houses. Especially with the rise of eat-in kitchens and breakfast nooks tucked in an out of the way corner, the kitchen is a

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Applewood Ranch Newly Listed

12790 W 19th Place, Lakewood CO - $539,9004 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom / 2 Car GarageUnbelievable remodel in the well established and desirable Applewood neighborhood. New shaker cabinets, quartz

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Pets And Kids When Selling Your Home

If you have decided to put your home for sale on the market, you will have to consider all types of buyers; those who love pets and those who don’t. There can be many reasons behind that thinking

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Highlands Ranch Stunner On The Market

10259 Charissglen Circle in Highlands Ranch Listed at $750,0005 Bedroom / 5 Bathroom / 3 Car GarageNeeds New OwnersRare opportunity in popular Kentley Hills! Unique Brookside model with dual

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Penthouse Condo In Hot Denver Neighborhood

Newly Listed Penthouse Condo - $379,9812351 Federal Boulevard #402This 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom condo with 1204 square feet will have you right in the heart of the action.  You'll love the endless

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Love Your Home

When February rolls around, we’re often thinking of little ways to show our loved ones how special they are to us. Why not take the opportunity to do the same for your home? While you can’t

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Parker Home Ready For New Owners

9551 Longford Way, Parker, CO 80134This Parker beauty is ready for you to call it home!  This 3 bedroom / 3 bathroom / 2 car garage home is newly listed at an incredible $400,000.  Call me

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Age Of Home Ownership

The average consumer’s life is filled with financial milestones, and buying a home is a major one. But when do most people reach the milestone of homeownership? Researchers at Comet Financial

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Property Appreciation

What Really Makes a Property Appreciate?A home’s value generally appreciates 3 - 4% every year, which is attributed mostly to population growth and inflation. However in 2016, homeowners saw

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Colorado And Hard Water

Have you gotten out of the bath or shower and your skin felt dry and itchy?  Have you noticed a white "build up" on your faucets and shower heads?  Have you done a load of dishes in the

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CleanBeyond Business Spotlight

Through visiting with my neighbor Kurt Reichold, I was able to get quite an education about a much higher level of clean that the typical homeowner such as myself can get for their home.  

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What Is An Escalation Clause

How does an Escalation Clause work in a hot real estate market?  It's not uncommon for a seller to get multiple offers for a home.  As a buyer, the situation can become

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How Neighborly Are You

Love them or hate them, you're stuck with your neighbors...until a For Sale sign pops up, of course.  Knowing the people who live nearby can help ensure the safety of your home - an extra

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Castle Rock Open House This Weekend

OPEN HOUSE THIS SATURDAY, JANUARY 13TH FROM 11:00AM - 1:00PM6654 Esmeralda Drive, Castle Rock, CO 80108    This exquisite home in Castle Rock, CO, is ready for you to make it yours.

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6 Ways To Botch Your Home Purchase

We all make careless mistakes. We accidentally undertip the waiter. We lock our keys in the car. We wear white after Labor Day. We press "send all." It happens to the best of us.  But

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Owning Vs Renting

If you have never owned your own home before, there is no disputing the fact that IT IS A BIG DEAL!!!  I published a book to help First Time Homebuyers evaluate if this is the right time to

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Can Inspections Affect The House Value

The short answer would be “Yes, they can”, but do not count on it too much. The purpose of a home inspection is to protect the buyer from inheriting major issues along with his purchase.

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Local Holiday Events For The Whole Family

I know I'm not alone here, but Christmas is truly my favorite time of year.  Anyone who knows me, knows that I am not a fan of shopping, therefore it's not all the store bargains to find that

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Get The House Ready For Holiday Guests

Do you have out of town family or friends coming for the upcoming holidays?  Would you like to be ahead of the game and get the house ready for those visitors? Here are a few simple and

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Castle Rock Starlighting Event And History Of The Star

The annual Starlighting event in Castle Rock is not only fun for the whole family but it is a very historical event as well.  If you've never experienced it, I like to tell people that "our

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Exquisite Home In Cherry Creek Is For Sale

2409 E Cedar Avenue, Denver - $1,499,500This executive brick home in the heart of Cherry Creek is comfortable yet stately.  Walk through the front door and be amazed at the two

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Price Myth Debunked

Are you sick of being told the reason your home didn’t sell was because it was "OVERPRICED?"Most people think a home that didn’t sell was probably "overpriced." Nothing could be further from the

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10 Ways To Organize Your Garage

For many homeowners, the garage is the LEAST organized space in a home.  Why is that?  Too overwhelming?  Don't know where to begin?  Scared of what you might find?  Those

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DEA National Drug Take Back Day

The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential

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5 Tips For A Lower Heating Bill

Keeping a home warm during the colder months of the year can prove to be expensive. With energy costs on the rise, many households are facing higher energy bills each year.Fixr.com, which

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Fall Home Selling Tips

Home selling in autumn is the second best time of the year to sell a home. Families have returned from summer vacations. Kids have gone back to school. The holidays aren't yet upon us, at least not

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Hottest Paint Color Of The Year For 2018

I'm an probably the least color coordinated person you will ever meet.  When I shop for clothes, I buy what's on the mannequin because I trust that a professional knows what goes together. ;

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Castle Rock Oktoberfest

Beer lovers rejoice!  It's time to don the Lederhosen and come to Downtown Castle Rock on Saturday, September 30, 2017, for Oktoberfest!Here's what you need to know:Time: 1

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Castle Rock Touch A Truck Event

Get your motor running and get to the Castle Rock Touch a Truck event Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017, hosted by the Castle Rock Police Department.These trucks are usually plowing streets, working

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Colorado Art Fest At Castle Rock

September 9th & 10th, the Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a juried fine arts show with artists from across the country. Castle Rock provides the perfect canvas for the

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How Buyers Search For A Home

Whether it is to relocate for work, upsize so you have more room for the kids, or downsize because the kids are gone, selling a home is one of the most stressful experiences a person can go through.

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Platte Park Gem Just Listed

Here's your opportunity to own a piece of history as this 1908 gem of Platte Park is now available. 1701 S Clarkson Street - $739,900Come see this beautiful 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom home in a

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Back To School Anxiety For Kids

Back to school: What kids are most anxious about is …I'll admit, I was one of those kids who loved school (no eyeroll please!) but still, I remember the butterflies-in-the-belly feeling as summer

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Your House Didnt Sell Now What Do You Do

In my book, "Formula To Sell Any Home, Even Hard To Sell Home", I outline in detail the reasons why your home didn't sell and expired from the market.  To request a FREE copy of this book,

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Home Sale Due To A Divorce

In my recent book, "House Selling Options During A Divorce", I provide simple yet vital steps to consider when faced with the sale of a home as the result of a divorce.  To request a FREE copy

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Guide To Sell Your Home Yourself

In my book, "For Sale By Owner Guide", I discuss all the things you will need to consider as you go through that process without the aid of a professional REALTOR®.  Request your FREE copy of

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Improvements That Cost More Than The ROI

In one of my recently published books, "Home Improvements That Improve Values", I discuss getting the most money out of your home improvements.  Request your FREE copy of this book by clicking

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12 Steps To Buying A Home

One of my recently published books "27 Mistakes First Time Home Buyers Make and How to Avoid Them" discusses many of the issues in this blog.  Request your FREE copy of this book by clicking

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My 6 New Books To Help The Consumer With Real Estate Matters

13 years ago, as a single parent I bought my first property.  Fast forward several years and I have bought additional investment properties and have been a REALTOR® in Colorado for over 7

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Beautiful Centennial Home For Sale

Could 2145 E Nichols Drive be your new address?  This beautiful home in Centennial, CO has just hit the market and is ready for a new owner.  With a little updating, you could turn this

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So You Want To Be A Real Estate Professional

I've been a REALTOR® for 7 years and wish I had done so sooner.  Spend 1 hour with me as I share insights into the very rewarding and adventurous career of real estate.If you are

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Castle Rock Classic Car Show This Saturday

The 9th Annual Classic Rock Cruise In Car Show, fueled by Medved Castle Rock, is coming up this Saturday, June 17th in Downtown Castle Rock.  They are gearing up for

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Keep Your Home Safe During Summer Vacation

Summer is here and the kids are out of school.  We all know what that means...right?  You said it...VACATION!!!!  We are now beginning to look for more ways to be outdoors at

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Colorado Summer Fun For The Outdoors Person

I’ve lived in Colorado my entire life…yes I’m one of the few Natives still here and we do take those bumper stickers seriously.  With the Summer travel season upon us, I wanted to share

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How To Keep Your Home Cool During The Summer

Summer is days away and you know it's just going to get hotter.  Many older homes in Colorado do not have central air conditioning units, primarily because our temperatures in the warm

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Tips For A Successful Garage Sale

Garage sales...love em or hate em?  There's no denying that garage sales have a reputation of being more effort that they are worth, but if you are open to a few suggestions you can make

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VA Loans Why Are You Not Using Them

The purpose of the VA loan benefit which was created over 70 years ago, was to promote home ownership to members of the U.S. Military who served in the U.S. Armed Services who serve both in wartime

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Serving Our Military Veterans

Memorial Day weekend provides us the time to not only have an extra day away from our work obligations and enjoy fun activities with our loved ones, but more importantly, it provides us all the

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Castle Rock Founders Village Home Just Listed

A beautiful 3 bedroom/3 bathroom home for sale in the community of Founders Village in Castle Rock at $325,000...WHAT?  It's true, so you better act quickly!Click here for

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But Hows The Neighborhood

"So how's the neighborhood?" is a common refrain among home buyers shopping in areas they're unfamiliar with.  A REALTOR® who is very familiar with a specific neighborhood can

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FSBO Oh No

You know your home better than anyone, but that doesn’t mean they’re the best salesperson for your property.You may be tempted to try a "For Sale by Owner" (FSBO) transaction since our current

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Hudson Gardens 2017 Summer Concerts

Hudson Gardens in Littleton, Colorado, is a favorite local gem that offers something for everyone no matter what the season is.  This place is extremely popular for events such as weddings

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My Favorite Castle Rock Eateries

I love living in Castle Rock, Colorado, for many reasons.  We are close to everything but far enough away to still enjoy our small town charm.  One of the great things about Castle

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Parker Farmers Market

Farmers Markets are not only a great way to get out and support local farmers and artisans but it's also a fun way to meet new people.  One of my favorite Farmers Markets is in Parker,

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Castle Rock Summer Concerts 2017

Great music, perfect temperatures and spending time under the stars is the recipe for a beautiful summer night in Castle Rock.  Make plans to join the Town for the Summer Concert Series at the

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Douglas County Property Taxes

With so many people moving into Douglas County here in Colorado, a common question people ask me about is property taxes for the area.  At first glance that might seem like an easy

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The Home Inspector Friend Or Foe

Many home buyers and sellers often dread the time for the home inspection as they fear the inspector will simply tell them all the "issues" and scare everyone away thinking the property is a money

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Good Neighbor Next Door Purchase Program

Teachers, Police Officers, Firefighters and EMS Technicians did you know that you could purchase a home for 50% off the list price?  It's true!The Department of Housing and Urban 

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Cuba And Real Estate

There have been major changes for Cuba in recent years and they are now on the verge of a huge boost in real estate.  Let me share with you the before and after picture of what real estate

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Earth Day Electronics Recycling Drop Off

As a member of the Board of Directors for the Denver Metro Association of REALTORS® I'd like to personally invite and encourage you to give us your old electronics.The Denver Metro Association

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Easter Brunches And Events

There is never a shortage of things to do in the Denver Metro Area on Easter.  Some places may already be full but there are so many to choose from that your sure to find something to do to

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Ellen DeGeneres Home For Sale

Ellen DeGeneres is best known for her comedic abilities and the unforgettable voice of Dory in "Finding Nemo", but she is no slouch when it comes to real estate either.  Not only has

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Rocky Mountain Hair Studio Business Spotlight

There are so many phenomenal people out there in the world that are brave enough to take the leap of faith and start their own business.  They are the masters of their own fate.  They take

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Rents Keep Climbing In The Metro Area

If you are currently renting a property in the Denver Metro Area, you certainly don't need me to tell you how high the rents are.In these 8 areas represented, according to ApartmentList, a Bay Area

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Baseball Cribs

In honor of Major League Baseball's Opening Week, let's take a look at some lavish homes of current and former MLB players.  These homes were once owed by these players or have recently been

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I Want To Be Left Alone

For those classic movie fans who have fantasies about living in a famous home...now's your chance.  Greta Garbo's New York apartment where she lived for 40 years is now for sale for $5.95M.

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Top 10 Day Hikes Near Denver

In Colorado there is no shortage on things to do outside, no matter the season.  As we enter into Spring there are amazing spots close to the Denver Metro Area where you can get out for a

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Castle Rock 80109 Market Snapshot

Here is a quick snapshot of the market in the Castle Rock, Colorado zip code of 80109.  Amy L Jackson | REALTOR® ABR, CDPE, MRP, PMN - serving Castle Rock, Parker, 

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Radon What Is It And Should You Care

As a REALTOR®, one of the things I inevitably get asked about is Radon.  What is it?  How do I get rid of it?  Should I be alarmed?   Whereas I know enough about Radon to

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Parker 80138 Market Snapshot

Here is a quick snapshot of the market in the Parker, Colorado, zip code of 80138.Amy L Jackson | REALTOR® ABR, CDPE, MRP, PMN - serving Castle Rock, Parker, Denver, 

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Reverse Mortgage Is It Right For You

Your current home is typically your biggest investment and the most valuable asset you own.  When it comes to assets the goal is for them to increase in value.  Once the asset (in

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Denver 80220 Market Snapshot

Here's a quick snapshot of the market in the Denver, Colorado zip code of 80220Amy L Jackson | REALTOR® ABR, CDPE, MRP, PMN - serving Castle Rock, Parker, Denver, Highlands

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Where Will I Go If I Sell

You can't turn on the news without hearing a report about how high home prices have gotten in the Denver Metro Area.  Along with this, the news also reports on how many new people are

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Littleton 80128 Market Snapshot

Here is a quick snapshot of the market in the Littleton, Colorado zip code of 80128.Amy L Jackson | REALTOR® ABR, CDPE, MRP, PMN - serving Castle Rock, Parker, Denver, 

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HOA Consumer Protection Forum

If you are new to Colorado or have lived here for a long time, you have undoubtedly encountered the wonderful world of HOA's.  Love em or hate em, they are not likely going away so why not

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Lets Get Organized

If I've said it once, I've said it a thousand times..."if I could just get myself organized I know I'd be more productive".  Well it's the "getting organized" part that I and I'm sure a vast

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Castle Rock 80104 Market Snapshot

Here is a quick snapshot of the market in the Castle Rock, Colorado zip code of 80104.  Amy L Jackson | REALTOR® ABR, CDPE, MRP, PMN - serving Castle Rock, Parker, Denver, Highlands

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Dont Dwell On It

5 Things You Should Not Dwell On When Buying A HouseFinding the right home to buy is a process. The typical home buyer looks at 9 homes before making an offer. If you are on your 40th home and still

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5 Ways To Love Your Home

Home is where your heart it.  A house is more than the 4 walls and a roof…it’s the people who live in it and create memories that makes it a home.  And when I use the word “home”

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Senior And Veteran Property Tax Programs

Property Tax Programs for Seniors and Active Military Personnel The Property Tax Deferral program helps military personnel and seniors, many of whom live on a fixed income, continue to

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Rent Vs Own The Pros And Cons

When it comes to housing, the decision to rent versus owning is a subject that shouldn’t be taken lightly and requires serious contemplation of your exact circumstances and future goals.Here is

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Are You The Best Buyer

You can’t turn on the TV or radio without hearing about how hot the housing market is, not just in the Denver Metro Area but in the majority of the United States.  Real estate is at a.&

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7 Home Security Tips You May Not Have Considered

Your home is to be your sanctuary, a place of comfort and stability.  Your home is a safe haven where you and the ones you love most feel at ease. If your home is under-protected or you've had

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What You Should Consider When Buying Into An HOA Community

Buying a Home in an HOA: Now WhatSo you found the home of your dreams and it’s in an HOA community…now what?What is a Homeowners' Association?A homeowners' association (HOA) is an organization

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You Dont Need 20 Percent Down

You Don’t Need 20% Down to Purchase a HomeTypically the first road block future home owners put in front of themselves is thinking they have to have a fortune saved before they can even consider.

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Resolutions Hmmm

Whew...how are you holding up during this holiday season? Today I was thinking about how during these last couple of days of the year we start contemplating "New Years Resolutions" and all

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Alton Park

Alton Park is a hidden gem of a neighborhood in Denver, Colorado.  I just sold another home in Alton Park above the original listing price.  This 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom, 2 car attached

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