Leslie Howard's Blog

Posted on 08/01/2020
Avoid these Homebuying Pitfalls
Image by Chanh Nguyen from Pixabay Buying a home ranks among the largest purchases everyday people make in their entire lifetimes. If you have gone through the process at least once, you probably gained some valuable life lessons. Whether it’s time to purchase a larger home for a growing family or downsize to a more manageable living space,...
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Posted on 08/01/2020
15541 S Elk Creek Road, Pine, CO 80470 is now new to the market!
Live your best life nestled in a storybook setting on 21.79 acres of beautifully landscaped property with wooded forest, showcasing serene mountain views and the tranquil sound of a nearby creek. The gourmet kitchen has bright, white custom cabinetry, professional stainless appliances, Carrera marble backsplash & countertops. Adjoining the kitchen is a seating area with a fireplace & breakfast nook. The flooring is 200 year old first cut, reclaimed Virginia white pine with natural patina, & radiant in floor heat throughout. The stunningly appointed main floor master suite greets you with antique doors from 1910, dual showroom...
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Posted on 07/30/2020
Another Property Sold - 19941 Maxwell Drive, Morrison, CO 80465
Located on a one acre lot with long distance city views, you’ll find this charming mountain home. Kitchen has already been remodeled, now you can take it to the next level and make it your own. Whether you are looking for your first home or an income property, there is so much potential. Hardwood floors, large windows in living room with amazing views! With county maintained access, a paved driveway, and a close-in foothill setting, you are close enough to all the conveniences and yet far enough away. You’ll also enjoy the detached oversized two car garage with ample...
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Posted on 07/30/2020
31161 Black Eagle Drive #201, Evergreen, CO 80439 is now new to the market!
Beautiful main floor living 3 Bedroom, 2 1/4 Bath in the sought after Bergen Park at Hiwan neighborhood. This is a prime and private "End Unit" Condo with no stairs. This one will impress from the minute you arrive! The floor plan features a beautiful open kitchen, upgraded granite counter tops, ample cabinet space, large kitchen island and new appliances. The welcoming living room has a fireplace and big windows that fill this home with natural light. Laundry room with cabinets. End the day in the spacious master retreat with large shower and double sinks and large walk-in closet. The attached garage has high ceilings and heater. Walk out...
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Posted on 07/25/2020
Settling into Your New City: Tips to Make the Move Easier
Photo by Alexas Fotos via PixabayMoving to a new city is an exciting time, but it can also be stressful. Getting the lay of the land, especially if you don't have contacts in the city, is intimidating. From figuring out your transportation options to learning where the most affordable grocery store is, you have many things to tackle...
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Posted on 07/18/2020
Steps to a Fast and Easy Home Refresh
Photo by Sonja_paetow via Pixabay Home feeling a little dull? You can clean and liven things up in a single day, and make your home into a welcoming, comfortable oasis. Whether you are coping with outdated decor, too much clutter or just need to liven things up, this list can help you pull things together quickly. You'll be...
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Posted on 07/17/2020
Another Property Sold - 412 Pinon Road, Bailey, CO 80421
Once in a lifetime opportunity to own a very special piece of paradise! Out of Subdivision, this beautiful lot totals nearly forty acres and contains many level building sites. It is fully fenced for livestock so bring your horses. Great Southern exposure. In addition to the 4 bedroom/1 bath home, there is also a barn and a bunkhouse. Site also contains an original log cabin which can be restored to its former glory days. You will never tire of the views and will enjoy living with wildlife among the pine and aspen trees, while still being within commute distance of about an hour to the Denver metro area. The property has a private well and...
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Posted on 07/11/2020
Landscaping for Your New Home
Photo by Matt Chen on Unsplash When you’re creating a landscaping plan for your home it is essential to design around the local climate and weather patterns. When you opt for plants that thrive in your area, you know they are well equipt to handle the seasonal changes specific to your location. This adaptation makes them easier to...
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Posted on 07/03/2020
Another Property Sold - 9890 City View Drive, Morrison, CO 80465
ABSOLUTE STUNNER! This one will take your breath away! Super private home with expansive views from every window! Views of Denver to the east, Mt. Evans to the west and mountain views to the north. Open floor plan with amazing entertaining space that includes indoor/outdoor living with 10 foot accordion slider door to the deck to enjoy those gorgeous Colorado days. This home is drenched in natural light from the abundance of windows in every room. Gorgeous custom kitchen with marble counters, matching JennAir stainless steel appliances, gas stove, walk in pantry w/barndoor and massive island. Cozy living room with built in shelves and...
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Posted on 06/27/2020
What Home Buyers Want in 2020: Key Features and Selling Points for the New Decade
Photo by Gerd Altmann via Pixabay Energy Efficiency As home buyers become younger and younger, energy-efficient structures become more popular. According to the National Association of Home Builders, the most sought-after green features in a home include: Energy-Star rated windows and appliances. Toilets that conserve water. Tankless water heaters. Solar panels. Extra insulation. Triple-paned glass in windows and...
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Posted on 06/20/2020
DIY: Backyard Games
Image by Miriam Müller from Pixabay Nothing says summer fun like outdoor games! Games can allow new friends to get to know one another outside of awkward chit-chat, and is a must at parties that involve children. Here are three games that you can make today, from easiest to most challenging. None of them will take more than...
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Posted on 06/16/2020
30 Simple Summer Decorating Ideas For a Stylish Staycation
Stumped on how to style your home for summer? Here are 30 ideas to try! https://bit.ly/3e76l7D#TheLifeYouLove #SummerStyle...
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