Carl Ballard's Blog Posts

Prepare for Unexpected Home Costs

Unexpected home expenses can catch you off guard. Here are three practical ways to ensure you're financially prepared for any curveball:1) Build a safety net.Setting aside a small amount each month,

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Should You Sell or Lease?

Navigating the decision to lease or sell a home can be complex. We recently guided a client through this exact dilemma. For those of you facing a similar crossroads, here are the key factors we

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Want to Sell Your Home For More?

Do THIS to sell your home for 20% more.Staging and here's why: Staging goes beyond mere aesthetics. It's about creating an experience that allows buyers to envision their lives unfolding within

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Easy Holiday Appetizers

The key to holiday bliss when hosting? Planning ahead. And while I can’t help with everything you need to make your houseguests feel merry and bright, I can take one thing off your to-dos with

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Is Your Home Sitting On The Market?

Slow and steady wins the race..unless you’re trying to sell your home. When it comes to that race, it’s almost always the faster, the better. So if your home is getting a little too

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Effortless Thanksgiving Recipes

As Thanksgiving festivities draw near, the prospect of a hearty feast beckons. Hosting an unforgettable Thanksgiving dinner need not be a stressful endeavor. In fact, you can dazzle your guests with

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How To Prepare Your Home For The Winter

Winter is coming in just a few short weeks. Are you ready? Is your home ready? If you're a homeowner, it's important to take steps to prepare your home for the cold weather. By following a few

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Spook-tacular Halloween Inspired Crafts for Kids

As the leaves turn vibrant shades of orange and the air gets a chilly nip, it can only mean one thing – Halloween is right around the corner! Halloween is a fantastic time of year for children

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Myths About Today's Market

Think you're ready to move or buy this fall but can't get past the Debbie Downers? It's time to lay to rest the tired, old rumors about the current market so you can move with confidence this.

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3 Must Have Apps For Homeowners

There are apps that promise so much yet deliver so little. Then there are apps that do everything they say (plus some) and become such a central part of your day-to-day that you wonder how you ever

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Why is Real Estate A Good Investment?

We want you to see what we get to witness every single day — that real estate is one of the greatest investments you can make for a happy and secure financial future. Here are 3+ reasons

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Hosting 101 - Guest Room Essentials

5-Star Hotel, who this?! — that’s our motto when it comes to hosting family and friends! How do we do it? Here's how —> Our list of guest room necessities that I’ve

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Guiding Your Child Through Back-to-School

The transition from summer break to the bustling halls of a school can be a significant change for children, and as parents, your role in this transition is pivotal. The back-to-school season is not

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Smart Home Features You Need

Have you ever dreamt of a home that adjusts to your needs, makes your life more convenient, and even helps you save money? Check out the smart home upgrades that make life easier and far more

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Buying Your First Investment Property

You've probably heard the saying, 'Real estate is the safest investment in the world.' But when it comes to dipping your toes into the investment property pool for the first time, it can feel like

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Building A Summer Oasis

As the sun shines brightly upon the beautiful landscapes of Colorado, there's no better time to transform your backyard into a summer oasis. As local Colorado Realtors, we understand the value of a

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Firework Shows Near Denver!

Hey there, Colorado folks and fellow firework enthusiasts! Get ready to ooh and aah like never before as we celebrate Independence Day in style. Here are some firework shows you don't want to miss.

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Don't Miss These Firework Shows Near Denver!

Hey there, Colorado folks and fellow firework enthusiasts! Get ready to ooh and aah like never before as we celebrate Independence Day in style. Here are somje firework shows you don't want to miss

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Best Coffee Shops in Denver

Hey there, fellow caffeine enthusiasts! As a local Colorado realtor, I know that finding the perfect neighborhood isn't just about the houses, but also about the lively community and vibrant culture

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Hiking Your Way to Homeownership: 5 Tips to Save for that Down Payment!

Hey there, future Colorado homeowners! We're your trusty local Realtors, here to guide you through the rocky terrain of saving for that down payment. We know it can feel like climbing a 14er at,

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Home For Sale in Highlands Ranch Colorado

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Are You Thinking of Buying A Home

Click below and turn to the professionals who will give you solid,honest answers.https://www.simplifyingthemarket.com/en/buyers/?a=482400-6dc8163f8649e232bd9ce1638c7a5130&fbclid=IwAR0_ZcN7jL

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Zillow-Open door listings vs different brokerages

As a Real Estate Agent who has been in business for over 15+ years in Denver I have seen it all.  Market trends that also benefit the seller and the buyer from time to time.  Truth is no

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HOME FOR SALE - LITTLETON COLORADO

1672 WEST CANAL # 416 CIRCLE LITTLETON CO 80120FOR SALE near Downtown Littleton. A very well cared for 1BR and 1 Bath that is move in ready. The condo sits close to the pool and is one of the most

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WHY ARE YOU RENTING?

Why Are You Renting?  No, Seriously.... Why when there are so many great loan programs out there and interest rates remain very competitive.  Here are some reasons why you should call me

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What Credit Score Do I Need To Buy A Home?

There are many misconceptions about the credit score needed to buy a house. Recently, it was reported that 24% of renters believe they need a 780-800 credit score to be considered for a

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Denver Housing Statistics Year End 2018

2018 Year End Denver Housing StatisticsInformation Provided by RE Coloradowww.carlselldenverhomes.com Carl Ballard Exit Realty DTC Cell: 303.916.2900 Office: 303.790.7200Fax:303

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Why HOAs And Property Managment Needs Regulation And Why Some People Cant Sleep At Night

I recently had a horrible experience with Custom Management Group. I pride myself in representing my clients to the fullest.  Go to  www.carlsellsdenverhomes.com  to see what my

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