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Kim came to Colorado for 6 Months and now it’s been 16 years…The mountains fill her soul and the city simply just calls her name. Her passion is putting a smile on her clients face while negotiating the best deal. She is obsessed with answering her phone, and has been described as pleasantly aggressive, to the point, and energetic. When you work with her… you come first, you’re educated and have a good time throughout the transaction! Whether you’re an investor, buyer or seller, she is there to get it done quickly, efficiently and smoothly. She thrives on follow thru, professionalism and communication in all aspects of life. As she would say, “Is there any other way to be?”
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE QUOTE?
“Great Spirits have always mean violent opposition from mediocre minds.” – Einstein
WHAT MADE YOU START YOUR CAREER IN REAL ESTATE AND WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT THIS CAREER?
I have an interior design degree and for years I was in the fashion business, so understanding and listening to my clients desired home and lifestyle is second nature to me. I also love helping all the pieces of a transition come together. Multitasking and making sure everyone is taking care of is exciting to me.
Buying a home may be the American dream, but it’s also a monumental task: You have to clean up your credit, apply for a mortgage, scrape together a down payment, and then move all your worldly possessions in after you close on the deal. Phew! So then why do millions of Americans go through the trouble?
Because they know that buying a home, whatever headaches and hassles they must endure are far and away outweighed by the many benefits of buying a home.
If you need some inspiration to start house hunting or just want to make sure you’re taking advantage of all that homeownership has to offer, check out this top 10 list of perks that will repay your hard work from now well into retirement.
1. Predictable monthly housing payments
Bonus: Your housing budget goes toward your homeownership, not your landlord’s.2. Appreciation3. Tax benefits4. Freedom to make modifications5. It’s cheaper6. Increased privacy7. Built-in rainy day fund8. Community ties9. A secure retirement10. It’s yours!This may seem fairly obvious, but it’s worth emphasizing: With a rental, you run the risk of getting kicked out at the end of your lease. With a home, you can live there indefinitely. And isn’t there something comforting in knowing there’s a place where you’ll always have a roof over your head?
Dealing with an HVAC contractor can be a stressful experience, especially with the complexity of a home’s HVAC equipment. You not only need to judge the level of expertise of the contractor, but you might be wary of paying too much for the job or getting ripped off in some other way. You can tone down the stress by drawing up a list of questions before speaking with the contractor.
Questions for All Contractors
Here are some questions to ask any contractor you are considering hiring, not just HVAC contractors. Their answers to these questions can help you narrow the field down.
ARE YOU LICENSED?
Depending on where you live, not every type of contractor needs a license. HVAC contractors working in the Denver metro area are required to be licensed.
DO YOU HAVE INSURANCE?
Ask to see the certificate of insurance.
HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN IN BUSINESS?
An established company has ties to the community and satisfied customers.
What it’s like to live in Denver:
Founded in the mid-1800s as a mining hub during the gold rush, Denver has come a long way since its Wild West days. Over time, its citizens have evolved from gun-slinging gamblers into an easygoing crowd of ambitious, progressive-minded fitness fanatics and nature lovers who are eager to push the envelope on everything from civil rights to drug laws. Nicknamed the Mile High City for its 5,280-foot elevation (although officially reported as 5,279 feet), Denver’s location at the base of the Rocky Mountains provides a gateway to a slew of outdoor pursuits, although it is probably best known for its devout ski and snowboard enthusiasts.
To clarify a common misconception, Denver is not a mountain town. It actually takes at least an hour to drive to the Rockies. But there are some great places for recreating within a 30-minute drive of downtown, such as Red Rocks Park and Cherry Creek State Park.
Some might say that the city is experiencing a gold rush of a different color: green. After Colorado residents voted to legalize recreational marijuana in 2012, Denver has seen a surge in cannabis-related commerce, from dispensaries to magazines to high-tech paraphernalia like vaporizers, rolling papers, lotions and storage containers – and the industry is just gaining speed.
U.S. News analyzed 100 cities in the United States to find the best places to live based on quality of life and the job market in each city, as well as the value of living there and people’s desire to live there. Denver ranks as #1 with an overall score of 7.8 out of 10.
5 Pros and 5 Cons of HOA’s
As I help my clients purchase condo’s & homes in planned communities, the question “What are the Pro’s and Cons to HOAs”? always comes up! I have my usual answers, however, I did some research and found the following insights from other real estate agents and home owners. Here are some simple and straight forward guidelines to help you make an informed decision
Pro No. 1: Your neighborhood will look good.
Generally, an HOA establishes rules to ensure the neighborhood looks sharp, says Brad Pauly, in Austin, Texas. These include strict guidelines about keeping lawns manicured, restrictions on parking boats and other large vehicles on the street, and limitations on exterior paint colors. OR in regards to condo’s they make sure the common area’s stay clean and up to date, the parking lot is in good condition Etc.
“This type of oversight eliminates issues with one or two properties weighing down all property values due to an unpleasant exterior,”
Pro No. 2: You’ll enjoy access to amenities.
BEST BREAKFAST PLACES IN DENVER….
Experts agree: Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. These Denver breakfast joints will get you off on the right foot, serving up tried-and-true morning classics alongside inspired new dishes. If you’re looking for a great breakfast in Denver, look no further and try these.
SNOOZE AN A.M. EATERY
The lines can be long at this wildly popular Denver breakfast spot, with locations in both the Ballpark neighborhood and Union Station. But trust us, Snooze is worth the wait. From the justly famous pineapple upside down pancakes to the perfectly prepared hash browns to the wide variety of eggs Benedict options, Snooze has taken breakfast to a whole new level. The fun, retro decor and friendly service don’t hurt, either.
SAM’S NO. 3 DINER AND BAR
Located in the heart of downtown Denver, Sam’s No. 3 has been a local favorite for years. Choose from one of the diner’s many specialty omelets, skillets or breakfast burritos, preferably smothered in green chili. We’re particularly partial to the breakfast B.L.T. sandwich — two scrambled eggs with American cheese, plus bacon, lettuce and tomato. If you’re famished, just ask for Mr. Sam’s Big Breakfast. Breakfast is served all day, every day.
Voodoo Doughnut, a fixture in Portland, Oregon’s oh-so-hip culinary scene, arrived with great fanfare in The Mile High City in early 2014. But don’t expect your average doughnuts. Voodoo offers up such outlandishly delicious creations as the bacon maple bar, the loop (vanilla frosting and Fruit Loops) and the Voodoo doll, which is filled with raspberry jelly, topped with chocolate frosting and skewered with a pretzel stake. Pick up a pink box of Voodoo’s doughnuts and see what the buzz is all about. Word to the wise: it’s cash only.
As its name suggests, this breakfast spot’s specialty is syrup. Their handcrafted syrups include such creative flavors as Kahlua cream, maple vanilla and special seasonal concoctions. Foodies have also raved about Syrup’s corned beef hash and the waffles smothered in sautéed fruit.
Here are some top picks for spending a spectacular weekend in Denver, Feb. 3-5, 2017. Black History Month kicks off with the first of many events throughout February. Tour art galleries during First Friday Art Walks. It’s also a great weekend for music with performances by piano sensation Olga Kern, country star Tracy Lawrence and jam band Galactic.
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