Linda Nelson's Blog Posts

How to Begin Adjusting to a New Home

A big thank you to LORIE JACKSON of Fairway Mortgage for sharing these tips!January 27 2021Moving into a new place is exciting, but it can also be a lot of work. You’ll want to clean the

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Searching for Your Next Home? Use My Site!

This website is an amazing resource for my clients to gather information on the current and local real estate market, to search for their next home, to measure their property’s value, and

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The Fun Parts of Buying a Home

You get a fresh start! The monotony of life gets an injection of adventure. Your routine must evolve because of your new home, and you get the opportunity to find new habits and embrace a fresh

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Outdoor Fun that EMBRACES Winter!

WINTERFEST AT GAYLORD ROCKIES || At Gaylord Rockies, explore the winter season. Now, the holidays may be over, but Glacier Point and LIGHT! are remaining open for guests until February 28, 2021.

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Soup-er Inspiration for Weeknight Meals

February 4th is National Homemade Soup Day! To prep your soup for this special day, check out my recommendations below!  This Tortilla Soup recipe from TheModernProper.com is so simple,

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Demolition December | Broken Records

Like most of 2020, December broke Real Estate records, according to the DMAR Report published January 5th! See their comprehensive list of broken records below! ACTIVE LISTINGS(Residential) 2

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Things To Do Inside When It’s Cold Outside

January is in full swing, and the classic chilly temps and frequent snow showers are upon us. With social distancing still in place, we’ll be spending more time in our own homes this winter.

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National Spaghetti Day! 3 Sauce Ideas That Don't Use Tomato!

This holiday is a funny one, a small one, and a delicious one. Today is National Spaghetti Day, as NationalDayCalendar.com and other slightly more credible sources explain. Skepticism aside, get

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Purchasing a Manufactured Home

Have you thought about purchasing a manufactured home? Have you seen how cheap yet how nice it is? Not only are they affordable; they are versatile. You can add a basement, a second floor, and a

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Denver's Botanic Gardens Continue in 2020

Thankfully, Denver’s Botanic Gardens can still host two of the best holiday festivities that the Mile High City has to offer: the Trail of Lights at Chatfeild Farms and Blossoms of Light at

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Troy Street | Under Contract Within 24 Hours

I am so excited about this pending listing, 10608 Troy Street, in Commerce City! In my MLS remarks, I promised that Troy wouldn't last on the market in this climate, and it certainly did not!

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DMAR's November 2020 Report | Real Estate Statistics

"Denver Metro saw a 2.4% increase in the number of homes sold through the third quarter of 2020. The area was recently named the second-best city to live in the country by U.S. News and World.&

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Positive Encouragement

“The optimist sees the donut, the pessimist sees the hole.” ― Oscar Wilde“Life is 10 percent what you make it and 90 percent how you take it.” ―

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Halloween 2020 - Something to Smile About

Traditions look different this year as fall gives way to winter. October is closing, snow is falling, but let's not get ahead of ourselves.Firstly, enjoy some humor with these Halloween cartoons!

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Aurora, Colorado - No Place Like Home

In my tenure as a real estate agent, I have closed 67 homes. More than half of those have been in the Aurora area, with easy access to Cherry Creek State Park, 470, and 225. This area is not just my

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Autumn is Falling! How to (Pumpkin) Spice Things Up in the Kitchen

Throughout the fall months, we seem to spend more time in the kitchen. From fall crafts to soups to candied apples to thanksgiving prep, the hearts of the home glow with warmth. This year, your

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Fall Festivals are Still Happening!!

Fall is here! And so are the fall festivals. We curated a list of festivals for the next few weeks! Don't forget to wear your masks and wash your hands! CORN MAZE AND PUMPKIN PATCHWHEN: Sept.&

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Home Repairs You Can Do Yourself

During these unprecedented times, inviting crews into your home for minor repairs may not be easy or convenient. DIY can not only save you time and exposure, but it can also save you money! SFGate

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Interactive Map: Home Values in the US in Q3 of 2020

According to the National Association of Realtors, "the national median existing single-family home price in the second quarter of 2020 was $291,300. On a year-over-year basis, this is a 4.2% climb,

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To Rent or To Flip?! That is the Question

For all those looking to use Real Estate to increase your wealth, consider this advice: Rent NOT Flip. "Flipping houses is like selling real estate... you're on this treadmill just running, but

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REALTOR Humor to Distract from This Heat

Thank goodness for The Lighter Side of Real Estate to put a smile on my face in 2020. Colorado has eased restrictions so far as to allow open houses, and the real estate market is going crazy!

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Staging a Home's Exterior | 314 Octillo in Brighton

It's no surprise that buyers make quick assessments when they view the exterior of the home. While sellers may have gotten used to the dry patch in the yard or the paint coming off the garage door,

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What kind of home are you looking to buy?

New or Previously Owned? What kind of home are you looking to buy? New construction or previously owned? There are advantages to each approach. Previously owned prosYou may not have the option to

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What you need to know about Recycling.

If you’re taking the time to recycle at home, are you sure that you’re doing it right? Many consumers today are not carefully considering which waste products they are sending off for

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How much can I afford for a house?

When you start thinking about buying your first home the first question on your mind is typically "how much home can I really afford?"The good news is that in today's market place, if you can afford

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What Is Your Down Payment?

Consider your down payment Almost all home buyers will have to come up with a significant down payment, typically 20% in today's market, in order to qualify for a traditional mortgage. A down

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Home Buying Anxiety

Home Buying Anxiety     As a first time home buyer, it's natural to suffer some anxiety as you make your decisions and begin the process of buying your first home. Just remember, there

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Get Your Home In Shape for Showing

Homes that have been well-maintained and convey pride of ownership appeal to perceptive, motivated buyers. Below are some simple steps you can take to ensure your home is in "show shape" when you

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Denver Zoo African Lion Cub!

There’s a lot to roar about this summer at Denver Zoo with the arrival of an African Lion cub. The cub, whose sex has yet to be determined, was born on July 25 to mom Neliah, 7, and

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Taste of Colorado

Mark your calendars for the 2019 Taste of Colorado produced by the Downtown Denver Partnership over Labor Day weekend, August 31st, September 1st and 2nd. With a larger main stage, bigger

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Denver Broncos Training Camp Today!

DENVER BRONCOS TRAINING CAMP!It's almost that time again. Get out and get some autographs and meet the players.  Get excited for the new football!

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Arapahoe County Fair Today

Get out and enjoy this beautiful day at the Arapahoe County Fair.  Enjoy the food, rides, animals and maybe run into so old friends. ;

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Where to see Fireworks in Denver

DENVER FIREWORKS!The 10th annual Independence Eve at Civic Center park offers first-come, first-served lawn seating for its free concert (i.e. blankets and chairs) with live music from Chris

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Happy 4th of July

Come Celebrate America's Independence Day with food and fireworks at the Aurora Municipal Center.  Bring a blanket and some chairs and enjoy the show.  Be!

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Music For All...

Aurora Rhythms Free Summer Concerts! Every Thursday in June and July from 6:30 - 8:00 pm at Aurora Municipal Center Great Lawn.There's something about listening to live music on a summer evening.

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Looks what's new in Aurora...

After almost 40 years and an extensive public input process, the city of Aurora has built a one-of-a-kind 55,000 square foot recreation center at 18150 E. Vassar Place in Aurora. 

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Free Concert Line Up Southlands

Sounds of Southlands Free Summer Concert SeriesCelebrate the summer with FREE amazing live music and bring your whole family (well-behaved dogs welcome). The “Sounds of Southlands

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5 Tips to prepare your yard for Spring

As the spring selling season kicks into high gear, real estate and staging professionals can help their clients enhance their listings by creating an outdoor space that is attractive to buyers. The

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Free Today! Denver Botanic Gardens

Denver Botanic Gardens at York Street presents a wide range of gardens and collections on 24 acres. The gardens reflect an ever-widening diversity of plants from all corners of the world, including

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Idea's for your Home...Colorado Home and Garden Show

Discover the Rocky Mountain region’s oldest, largest and most prestigious garden and home show – a nine-day spectacular event at the Colorado Convention Center– where you can find

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Sweet Deal

FREE Hammond's Candy Factory Tour...Hammond's Candies have been making delicious candies since 1920 and they still do it the Old Fashioned way.  Come take a free tour and see the candymakers

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Winter in Colorado

Ready to hit the splopes? Don't be intimidated by Colorado's preeminent winter sports. Follow our step-by-step guide to getting started with skiing and snowboarding, and you'll be shredding

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