1. Denver, CO Home to the beautiful Rocky Mountains, this Mile High City does not lack avid beer enthusiasts. Denver offers a wide array of microbreweries, beer cafes, and brew pubs throughout the city. Known for their craft breweries (235 to be exact), the expansion of new breweries continue to grow exponentially. Denver’s most well known breweries include Rock Bottom Brewery, Breckenridge Brewery, Great Divide, Falling Rock, Bluemoon, Freshcraft, Denver Beer Company and more. This city won’t disappoint you!
So you’ve saved, saved, and then saved again for that down payment on your first home purchase. You’ve read countless articles on how to select an agent, you’ve toured several communities, and even spent hours online doing research. You feel more prepared than ever, and now you’re finally ready to start thinking about making that piece of the “American Dream” a reality. But wait, before you make what will arguably be the most expensive purchase in your lifetime, make sure you avoid some common mistakes that, in the end, could save you some serious money and frustration. Here are five mistakes you’ll want to know you navigated around, as you pop open that bottle of bubbly in celebration of your first home purchase.
With the fall season slowly approaching, there’s nothing more appetizing when the weather drops than to indulge in a glass of vino. These U.S. cities not only have some of the best vineyards but spectacular scenery as well. Dip in and discover where to go for some primo wine. Cheers!
As more people choose to reside in apartments or smaller homes, it’s hard to not feel frustrated with the lack of interior decorating options. While it may seem impossible to visualize a great way to utilize your small space, it’s definitely doable. There are plenty of ways to make the most of, and turn your tiny exterior space into something usable, particularly for the late summer months. Just because you’ve lost out on space doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice design and comfort.
There are so many great things you can easily do to your new or existing home to make it unique to you. As an Interior Stylist, I am a firm believer that a home should be a beautiful reflection of those living in it. When someone walks into your home they should be able to learn more about you, your personality, and what is important to you. There are a few steps I would start with in creating a home that is personalized to you.
These days, pursuing the American Dream of owning your own home isn’t so easy. However, despite the challenges associated with saving for a down payment, and the high cost of housing in certain markets, most Americans still want to own their own home. Some call it a biological urge, based on our human desire to nest. According to former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan, Americans are still determined when it comes to home ownership. “Americans continue to want to be homeowners and they want to do it in a more careful and responsible way given the crisis that we’ve been through, but there is no evidence that we’re going to abandon the home ownership society.” And as American’s interest in home buying inches up near 2006 levels, the biggest hurdle is saving for a down payment.
For many, backyards can be a place of comfort and peace, a place to retreat to when the hectic energy of your house gets to be too much. And as important as the front and curb appeal is, the back exterior plays an important role in the value of your home. As top Realtor Holly Henbest adds, “Your backyard can essentially add square footage to your home and draw in buyers envisioning a lifestyle.” Depending on the project you had in mind, some backyard renovations can bring in a return as high as 200%. We ranked the list of backyard renovations from highest to lowest return.