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Springfield Rises Again

by Dan Vosk

 

Springfield is this summer's new family hot spot. Affordable homes in a great neighborhood.

 

Landscaping Builds the Resale Value of Your SW Denver Home!

by Jane Blaine

Chrysanthemum in Centennial, COColor is the personal finishing touch that pulls a landscape together. It takes time and a bit of money, but the results are worth the effort. Plan color for maximum impact with minimal expense and effort. If you're going to list your Southwest Denver home, color matters!

Put flower color where you want to focus your attention. To make a small space feel larger, place warm colors (red, orange, and yellow) in the front of a garden and cool colors (blue, green, and purple in the back.

The most pleasing landscapes are those where color is uncomplicated. Too many shades and hues do little to enhance a house. Keep the planting in your front yard simple. Generally, a lot of busy color in the front is not a good feeling. Use a single color for a calm appearance.

Color is most effective when snuggled next to something green. Color needs the green backbone behind it to work well, and it should enhance your shrubs. Don’t put annuals out in the middle of the yard. They will get lost without a green backdrop.

A great local location for color inspiration is the Owen Rose Garden along the Willamette River not far from downtown Eugene. Regionally, Portland's famous International Rose Test Garden in Washington Park is one of the world's best. Portland has two other rose garden parks: Ladd Circle Park & Rose Gardens (SE 16th Ave & Harrison St.) and the Peninsula Park Rose Garden (700 N Rosa Parks Way). But you don't have to be a master gardener to build value into your own home -- just learn some key tips that pay off, use a little elbow grease and you'll be glad you did!

Mark Weisman has been a realtor with HomeVenture Real Estate Partners since 1995. Contact Mark to find that perfect home with that perfect garden for you and your family: Mark@HomeVenture.com or 541-489-5678

Real Pro Systems Demo Blog

by Dan Vosk

Jelly Fish in Real Estate

Who said Real Estate isn't always changing? 

 

Jelly Fish in Real Estate 

Get Your Denver Home Ready to Sell!

by Mark Weisman

When preparing your home for sale, a number of simple cosmetic changes often provide the biggest return on investment. Here are three tips to upgrade your house without breaking the bank:

  • Bring in the light. The right light creates the right mood. Adding lights to dark rooms can make your home feel warm and inviting. Bring outdoor light inside by opening curtains and installing economical sun tubes.
  • Create Space. Many of today's buyers are looking for open rooms. Consider removing unwanted walls to make your home feel more spacious. Buyers will often pay a premium to get a bit of extra room.
  • Replace Flooring. Get rid of that old carpet in the den and replace it with today's newer hardwoods and laminates. You don't have to spend a lot to make a big impression!

These simple tips can help you sell your home and take advantage of our today's market. Please contact us if you have any questions about selling your home. We are here to help!

March 2016 SW Denver Interest Rate News

by Mark Weisman

Today's low interest rates and stabilized home prices have created some great investment opportunities! Investing in real estate has unique advantages over other types of investments:

Interest in mortgage loans are tax-deductible. Investors can lower their tax liability while increasing their equity.  

Renters pay down your mortgage loan. Investors reap the benefits of rental income, which offsets your mortgage cost and build equity.   

Real Estate values increase over the long term. Real Estate is limited and will always be in demand.

1031 exchanges are available to defer taxable income when you are ready to sell.

Many investors are taking advantage of these great market conditions. Have questions? Give us a call. We are happy to help!

Test Page No Template

by mark

Jake the Aussie shepherdTo be a good SEO writer, it’s very important to take a step back and understand how Google works, and how to feed them what they want.

    “Google’s mission is to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful.”

Early in their existence, Google didn’t do this very well. SEOs could exploit loopholes and get their pages ranked first. Many still do, but not for long.

Every day Google gets better, and they improve their algorithm to identify high quality and relevant content.

That means, if you try and game the system to get optimized, mechanized or irrelevant writing to the top page of Google, you will get taken down eventually.

That also means, if you write original, interesting and compelling content that deserves to be read, Google is working to reward you appropriately in Google’s search results.

Notice how I said appropriately and not first?

Disclaimer:

Getting lots of good links is still really important to healthy SEO and good rankings–but I won’t detail a lot of that here, since it’s not your job.

But I thought I’d at least mention it, otherwise your search team would kill me!
Google Killed the SEO Copywriter

Julia and Darrell Boren, Montrose RealtorsAll types of content need a coherent purpose, to be built strategically, and to provide some value to the audience being targeted. But we shouldn’t need to tell you that. Those are the rules that have always governed human communication, and they never change.  However, the ways content has to be modified to fit the needs of online audiences changes constantly. In just the recent past, we’ve seen a dramatic shift.

Previously, optimizing an article for Google was only really a process of picking the right keywords and organizing them in the right places and in the right quantities.

Test Montrose

by mark

Black Canyon National Park

National Park Service site with lots of information about America's newest national park. Chock full of pictures and webcam views, a printable travel guide and information about Curecanti National Recreation Area surrounding Blue Mesa Reservoir.

“Big enough to be overwhelming, still intimate enough to feel the pulse of time, Black Canyon of the Gunnison exposes you to some of the steepest cliffs, oldest rock, and craggiest spires in North America. With two million years to work, the Gunnison River, along with the forces of weathering, has sculpted this vertical wilderness of rock, water, and sky.” (Source: (“National Park Service Website”).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Blue Mesa Reservoir and Curecanti National Recreation Area

google mapCurecanti National Recreation Area surrounds Blue Mesa Reservoir, Colorado's largest body of water. The lake is the largest Kokanee Salmon fishery in the U.S. Activities include fishing, boating, hiking, bird-watching, to name a few.
 
 
 
 
 

 

Ridgway State Park

Boating, fishing, swimming, camping, picnicking, jet skiing,water skiing, horseback riding, cross-country skiing, hiking can be enjoyed in Ridgway State Park.

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Shane Collins Test

by Mark Weisman

New year, new start. That's how it feels in January each year. One of the things this brings to mind for many of us is getting organized. While getting organized is a good idea, the thought can be overwhelming. What getting organized really means is that we have to deal with our clutter.  There are three kinds of clutter; the first two are tangible:

 

 

  • Visible clutter – This is the clutter we see day in and day out. It can be clutter
  • a kitchen counter piled with dishes, a table toppling with papers and receipts, or a bedroom with clothes and accessories becoming its own mountain.
  • Invisible clutter – These are in those spaces that are concealed. The junk drawers that hold ambiguous items, the closet full of parts and pieces and the attic- our time capsule of treasures.

The last type of clutter is intangible, but ever present: 

  • Mind clutter – It’s all the information we try to manage in our heads. The schedules, the important deadlines, and to do lists are just the tip of the mind clutter iceberg.

 

Barbara Hemphill, past President of the National Association of Professional Organizers [NAPO] says "Clutter is postponed decisions."  In other words, this means that in order to deal with our clutter we must make decisions.  Although this sounds logical, it can be far from simple. Making decisions about our clutter can be difficult, emotional, and exhausting. In her recent book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, Marie Kondo says when deciding whether to keep an item, we must ask ourselves "Does this item spark joy?" That is only one of many questions one needs to ask. Here are other questions to consider when tackling the clutter.

 

  • When was the last time I used/needed this?
  • Does it add value to my life?
  • Is there something I need to do with this?
  • Do I have more than one of these? Do I need more than one?
  • If I let go of this, can I get another one in the future?
  • Does this belong to someone else?
  • Does this need to be kept for taxes or legal purposes?

And the best question:

  • What's the worst thing that would happen if I did not have this?

When we take the time to ask and answer these questions we can finally begin to unclutter.  Answer these questions honestly, based on what you think; not what others think you should do.

Making these decisions will begin to unclutter your life in 2016. Eliminating clutter is less about losing possessions; it’s really about gaining more freedom.  Owning clutter means you have to manage it, dust it, move it and maintain it. Those are the actions that can steal your energy, waste your money and your time. It’s a new year and a new start, let’s start 2016 by uncluttering.

Studio Apartments

by Christian Radigan

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Real Pro Systems Training Blog

by Mark Weisman

Good Morning!

I hope that everyone had a wonderful and safe New Years Eve!  Is one of your New Years resolutions to buy a new home?

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