TJC Real Estate Blog

What is Staging and Why Should You Stage Your Home?

Posted on Nov 29, 2018 3:56:34 PM

Staging is the process of getting your home ready to sell. It is not decorating, but making your home appeal to many different buyers by showing its positive attributes. Many realtors are recommending that clients stage their home. The Real Estate Staging Association (RESA) studied 1,081 homes. The un-staged homes spent an average of 184 Days on the Market. After staging, these homes sold, on average, in 41 days. Homes that were staged prior to going on the market, sold in approximately 23 days. Here are some more quick facts:

Topics: Property Management, Real Estate, Real Estate Investments, Residential, TJC Real Estate, Staging

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Topics: Property Management, Real Estate, Real Estate Investments, Residential, TJC Real Estate, Staging

simple. safe. efficient. SMART HOMES.

Posted on Nov 2, 2018 3:04:03 PM

Who are the Jones’?  And why is keeping up with them so exhausting, yet we feel is SO necessary?  While, it may not always be necessary, it can definitely be exhausting and yet, a good choice if you are following their SMART HOME trends.  For those that are way behind the Jones’, making your home a SMART HOME has the possibility of bringing a sense of zen to your life, the environment and your pocketbook.  Here is just a quick glance at the SMART HOME movement and a couple of sites worth checking out that can take you further on this journey.

Topics: Denver, energy efficiency, Property Management, Real Estate, Real Estate Investments, Rental Investments, Residential, smart homes, time management, TJC Real Estate, zen homes

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Topics: Denver, energy efficiency, Property Management, Real Estate, Real Estate Investments, Rental Investments, Residential, smart homes, time management, TJC Real Estate, zen homes

Surviving the HOA

Posted on Oct 18, 2018 12:48:04 PM

Topics: Denver, HOA, Property Management, Real Estate, Real Estate Investments, Rental, Rental Property, Residential, TJC Real Estate

Understanding Hidden Costs: What Does Buying a House Really Cost

Posted on Sep 20, 2018 12:01:33 AM

One of the biggest financial mistakes people make when buying a home for the first time is that they focus only on the property’s final price tag. Buyers should be aware that the final price of the house includes certain extra costs that need to be paid upfront or get rolled into a home loan.

Topics: Residential

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Topics: Residential

Deb Arp and the Ralston House

Posted on Aug 4, 2018 12:17:32 AM

Deb Arp, a Distinctive Properties Realtor of 7 years loves real estate.  As a previous law enforcement officer in criminal child investigations, she also has another passion, supporting the safety of children.  Since 1990, Deb has been working with the Ralston House, a child advocacy center that assists children that have been physically or sexually abused.  Watch this video to learn more.

Topics: Residential, Uncategorized

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Topics: Residential, Uncategorized

Managing your Rental Investments

Posted on Jul 24, 2018 11:58:00 AM

Like any investment, keeping your current rental, buying a new rental property or converting your current home into a rental, may seem like a leap of faith, and to some degree it is.  In today’s market, given the low interest rates and record high rental rates, it is the perfect way to diversify your investments, but with rental properties, there are many moving parts that can make or break your investment.

Topics: Denver, Landlord, Property Management, Real Estate Investments, Rental Investments, Residential, Stapleton

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Topics: Denver, Landlord, Property Management, Real Estate Investments, Rental Investments, Residential, Stapleton

Top 100 Contractors! and more

Posted on Jun 19, 2018 1:48:39 PM

You’ve decided to do some renovations on your home to better suit your needs, as well as add some extra value to possibly your largest investment.  Congratulations! It can feel like moving mountains to just commit to such a task, but now where do you start? Who do you call? Let me help you.

Topics: Commercial, Contractors, Denver, Home Renovation, Property Management, Real Estate, Rental, Residential, Stapleton, Vendors

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Topics: Commercial, Contractors, Denver, Home Renovation, Property Management, Real Estate, Rental, Residential, Stapleton, Vendors

Buying a Home in a Competitive Market

Posted on Feb 22, 2018 12:00:00 AM

Home shopping in today’s extremely competitive real estate market, such as Denver, can dampen the excitement that usually comes with searching for a new home. With the challenges of increased housing cost, low inventory and bidding wars, it’s somewhat customary to lose out on your first few deals before you finally hit home, pun intended.

Topics: Residential

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Topics: Residential

Your Neighborhood Realtor...Never BUILD a HOME without One!

Posted on Feb 21, 2018 1:41:00 PM

Deciding to build a new home is very exciting, yet can be a very overwhelming experience at best--add being blindfolded on the side of a cliff and this is some people's experience of buying a new build without a Realtor.

Topics: Residential

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Topics: Residential

Time To Sell? Is Your Home Ready For The Spring Sales Market?

Posted on Jan 23, 2018 9:37:00 AM

There are five areas to address before you have your property listed on the market:

Topics: Residential

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Topics: Residential