A4HB Homebuyer's Blog

Remodeled living room, after, Agents for Home Buyers, Boulder, CO
Home Improvement
A4HB Team

If You’ve Got it…Flaunt it!  When it Comes to a Fireplace, That is.

If You’ve Got it…Flaunt it!  When it Comes to a Fireplace, That is. by Shannon Weissleder Fireplaces are Highly Sought After Fireplaces are highly sought after here in Colorado. Buyers dream of getting cozy and nestling up fireside next to loved ones. Fireplaces are where people want to hang stockings during the holidays and enjoy lazy Sundays watching movies while the fire crackles. In the design world, they give a room a feature wall to work with and focus for furniture arrangement. When putting your house up for sale, make sure the fireplace takes center stage. Buyers will be attracted

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Salvaged window, repurposed, Agents for Home Buyers, Boulder, CO
Home Improvement
A4HB Team

Using Salvaged Items to Create Architectural Details in Your Home

Using Salvaged Items to Create Architectural Details in Your Home by Shannon Weissleder Old Doors are a Surefire Way to Add Character I have remodeled and flipped dozens of homes over the last decade. The easiest and most surefire way to add character to new homes or even older homes that lack charm is to incorporate found and salvaged items. New spaces need a bit of patina to create that desired character effect. Many of these items are meant to be architectural but they don’t necessarily have to be to give the illusion of architectural interest and detail. This photo

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Preparing Your Home for Winter

Preparing Your Home for Winter As the fall equinox comes and the weather begins to change, there are lots of things you can do around your home to get it ready for winter. First of all, this is the perfect time to give your home a once over. Furthermore, you want to make sure that everything is working like it should be before the snow flies. The following maintenance tips will make your house better and could help you save some money. Finally, you’ll ready to put up your holiday decorations! Fall Maintenance Tips Below, we have highlighted some of

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Bathroom, before, Agents for Home Buyers, Boulder, CO
Home Improvement
A4HB Team

Give That Dated Bathroom a Facelift

Give That Dated Bathroom a Facelift By Shannon Weissleder Don’t let dated bathrooms scare you. Give that dated bathroom a facelift! They are fairly easy and inexpensive to update. We easily transformed this “pink lady” into a modern bathroom with tons of style. Update Your Flooring First, we simply updated the flooring with sheet vinyl that resembles vintage hexagon tiles in a neutral tone. We installed the flooring in about an hour for only about $150. Change Out Your Fixtures Then, we replaced the pink vessel sink with a small floating vanity ordered online, which gives the illusion of more

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Remodeled front view of house, Agents for Home Buyers, Boulder, CO
Home Improvement
A4HB Team

Creating Value Adding Curb Appeal

Creating Value Adding Curb Appeal by Shannon Weissleder Creating major curb appeal greatly increases your home’s value. When selling your house, you want to grab buyers from the moment they pull up to the curb. Most buyers are looking for a house that instantly looks like a “H-O-M-E”. Here are my top ideas for creating maximum impact: #1: Update the exterior with paint.    Choose a bright exterior color to warm up a tired looking house. In this example, I selected a classic white and black color scheme and accented with warmer wood tones through cedar fencing, cedar wrapped posts

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Ranch home, street view, after, Agents for Home Buyers, Boulder, CO
Home Improvement
Shannon Weissleder

Top 5 Strategies When Flipping a House

Top 5 Strategies When Flipping a House By Shannon Weissleder Flipping houses has been a passion of mine for over a decade. I’ve been fortunate enough to purchase and sell 13 properties during that time. Each property needs its own special kind of attention and love. Here are my Top 5 bits of advice if you are itching to flip. #1: Creating curb appeal is essential A home without curb appeal is going to have trouble getting buyers interested in what is inside. Some properties need more work than others to become enticing to potential buyers. The exterior of this

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Lindsey Buys a Fixer-Upper: Part 8 – Move-in

Lindsey Buys a Fixer-Upper: Part 8 – Move-in By Lindsey Wolf Lunney Last May, my husband and I unintentionally bought a major fixer-upper. In earlier posts, I talked about some of the problems we uncovered during our routine and not-so-routine inspections of the home. I hope my story will make the process easier for others who are thinking of taking on a big project like this one. The Move In  Months later, we finally moved into our new house. We still have a stair rail that needs to be built and the back splash to install, happening soon. I have

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Lindsey Buys a Fixer-Upper: Part 7 – Electrical

Lindsey Buys a Fixer-Upper: Part 7 – Electrical By Lindsey Wolf Lunney Last May, my husband and I unintentionally bought a major fixer-upper. In earlier posts, I talked about some of the problems we uncovered during our routine and not-so-routine inspections of the home. I hope my story will make the process easier for others who are thinking of taking on a big project like this one. Electrical Issues   Most of the outlets in our house (except for the basement) were the original 1966 outlets. Since we needed to rebuild and upgrade the electrical panel, we also replaced all the

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The Fascinating World of Dryer Lint

The Fascinating World of Dryer Lint It’s not unusual for home inspectors to find dryer ducts packed with lint in the course of an inspection. When they do, they strongly recommend dryer duct cleaning. This is not a trivial issue because the lint is potentially combustible and a somewhat common source of house fires. Do Your Clothes Take Forever to Dry? But with that knowledge, it still didn’t occur to Norris to have the dryer vents cleaned at his home or the rental condo he owns. Shortly after a new tenant moved into his condo last year, they called to

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Lindsey Buys a Fixer-Upper: Part 6, Termites

Lindsey Buys a Fixer-Upper: Part 6, Termites By Lindsey Wolf Lunney Last May, my husband and I unintentionally bought a major fixer-upper. In earlier posts, I talked about some of the problems we uncovered during our routine and not-so-routine inspections of the home. I hope my story will make the process easier for others who are thinking of taking on a big project like this one. Termites! It’s a common belief that there are no termites in Colorado, right? Wrong. We have found throughout our remodeling process that inspections can only uncover so much. For example, the family room had

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