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Wednesday, January 16, 2019   /   by Karla Martin

Amazing 3-Bedroom Home in Aurora Priced at $333,000

If you are looking to buy a home, this 3-bedroom, 3-bath home in Aurora might just be what you are looking for.  This bright, open two-story townhome lives like a single-family home, with lots of windows and a private rear yard with patio.  Priced in the low $300’s, this move-in ready home won’t last long.
The main level is an open floor plan with tons of natural light. The living area includes wood laminate flooring, a gas fireplace and a ceiling fan. The kitchen includes tile flooring, brand new stainless appliances and a bar-height counter.
Upstairs, the spacious master bedroom offers a vaulted ceiling and fan plus balcony access. Two additional bedrooms and shared bath complete the upper level.
You’ll find new paint and carpet throughout the home. A huge unfinished basement and attached 2-car garage allow for storage and expansion.  Other features include central air-conditioning, wired Internet access, skylights and washer and dryer hookups.&nbs ...

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Wednesday, January 9, 2019   /   by Karla Martin

Preparing your home for a showing

Your home is now on the market and you are ready for showings…what do you need to do to prepare your home for potential buyers to view it?  BPG Realty has some helpful showing tips to welcome visitors and make your home present as well as possible.
Open all draperies and window shades during the daylight hours.
Turn on all lights and replace bulbs with appropriate wattage bulb where needed.
Open windows 3- minutes prior to showing to circulate fresh air during warm weather.
Place fresh flowers on the kitchen table and/or living space.
If possible, bake cookies or bread to add an inviting aroma (don’t use overpowering air fresheners or leave candles burning).

For more helpful tips on selling your home, buying a new home, or marketing your home for sale, reach out to the Bogar Pilkington Group at 303-459-6156

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Monday, January 7, 2019   /   by Karla Martin

Navigating Home Inspections - Furnace

BPG has produced a series of videos that will walk you through a variety of home inspection topics.  The first in the series touches on Gutter Maintenance.  

Your furnace needs to be maintained, with good air flow.  Changing filters between monthly and quarterly is a low-cost way for you to improve the health of your furnace.  Cleaning and evaluating the furnace is a good idea prior to listing your home for sale.  If you have an older furnace, carbon monoxide poising is a risk, so try to schedule inspections twice a year to ensure a healthy system.

This video is a quick guide to furnace maintenance, courtesy of the Bogar Pilkington Group and Seven Stars Home Advisors.

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Wednesday, December 26, 2018   /   by Karla Martin

Finding the Right Real Estate Agent for you

With thousands of Realtors in the Denver-Metro area, choosing the right one is an important task.  BPG Realty has created a list of questions you can ask, to help you find the right agent for your specific needs.

1.       Are you a full-time or part-time agent?

2.       Are you a single agent, or do you work with a team?

3.       How many homes have you sold in the past year?

4.       What is your policy on responding to phone calls, emails, and text messages?

5.       When will I receive updates on my home and others in my area?

6.       Will my house receive Targeted and Tailored marketing?

7.       Do you prospect for buyers daily?  How do you approach buyer prospecting?

8.       What is the averag ...

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Monday, December 17, 2018   /   by Karla Martin

Getting Your Home Ready for Sale

If you are ready to list your home for sale but are not sure what steps to take to maximize your home’s value, let us help.  At BPG Realty, we’re here to coach you through making a great first impression to potential buyers.
To maximize curb appeal, we recommend you mow the lawn, trim shrubs, edge gardens and walkway, weed and mulch, sweep walkways and driveway, add floral color to fill in bare spots, repair patio and deck areas, paint/refinish if needed, remove any outdoor furniture that is not in good condition, repair broken windows, replace torn screens, shine hardware on front door and outside lighting, repair gutters/eaves, add a new front door mat and consider a seasonal door decoration.
On the inside of your home, ensure your carbon monoxide and smoke detectors are functioning, secure any medications or valuables, remove personal photos and anything that might distract a buyer, add a fresh coat of interior paint in a neutral color, declutter and remove extra ...

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