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Winterize your Home with our Fall Checklist!

Winterize your home with our Fall Checklist, and enjoy a cozy, warm winter worry free!

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Kids have returned to school and Fall is quickly approaching, yet the days are still long and sunny, which makes it the perfect time to get your home ready for Winter.  Follow this easy check list and you will be cozy, warm, and worry free during the cold Winter months.

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Clean out Gutters

  • Clean out the Gutters – If your gutters are full of debris, leaves, etc., it is a good idea to have them cleaned to prevent any leaks, and potential damage to the roof, siding, and wood trim.  Hiring an outside company to clean your gutters runs anywhere from $75 – $225.
  • Check Your Heating System –  There is nothing worse than having your furnace stop working on the coldest day of the year!  It is always a good idea to make sure your furnace/heating system is working at optimum performance.  Call a local HVAC technician to inspect your heating unit to make sure it is in good working order and repair and that the Carbon Monoxide levels are safe. Look for a heating and air-conditioning contractor that belongs to the Air Conditioning Contractors of America and who employs technicians certified by the North American Technician Excellence (NATE) program.  After inspection, make sure to replace the furnace filter and start the season off fresh.
  • Clean and Cover your Air Conditioning Unit – Your cooling system has worked hard for you all summer, now it is time to hose off the fan blades and condensing coils and clean them of any dirt or debris.  Make sure to cover your condensing unit with a waterproof Air Conditioning cover to protect it from water, rust and debris.
  • Inspect your Roof – Scan the roof for loose, missing or damaged shingles that can allow moisture to seep into your home.  If there is damage, call a handyman for smaller areas, and a roofing company for larger areas.   Check and repair breaks in the flashing seals around vent stacks and chimneys.  If your roof is flat and surfaced with asphalt and pebbles, blow all leaves, pine needles, etc. off the roof, as they can hold moisture and eventually cause damage.
  • Caulk around Windows and Doors – Those drafts can create a hefty heating bill, that is why it is a good idea to caulk any space wider than a nickel, between siding and windows or door frames, with Silicone Exterior Caulk.  Silicone caulk will not shrink and is impervious to the elements.  Add weather stripping around doors as well, to prevent chilly drafts.
  • Drain your Sprinkler System and turn off outside faucets – Call in a professional to blow out your sprinkler system and spigots to prevent leeks, freezing and busted pipes. Turn off the water supply to outside spigots.  If there are exposed or non-insulated pipes, be sure to wrap them with electrical heating tape and then wrap them in foam insulation.
  • Call a Chimney Sweep – Have your chimney inspected for nests, squirrels and other animals, check the flue damper operation to ensure that the flue fully opens and closes.  Make sure the chimney is clean and in good repair so that you can fully and safely enjoy a roaring fire in your fireplace this winter.
  • Reverse your Ceiling Fans – If you have a ceiling fan, switch it to reverse so that all the warm air will be pushed down, and you may be able to turn your thermostat down a degree or two.
  • Know where all your fall/winter gear is – Where is your rake, snow shovel, snow blower, rock salt, or sand?  Get prepared and stocked up for what the winter may have in store for you.
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Raleigh Chimney Sweep

We hope you enjoy Fall and that these tips to winterize your home help you enjoy a cozy and warm Winter!  Please contact Jesse Sehlmeyer of Vintage Homes of Denver at 303-564-2245 for any of your real estate questions or investment needs.

 

 

Posted on August 21, 2014 in Denver Colorado Vintage Homes for sale, Our Blog, by Jesse Sehlmeyer

Historic Denver Tours

Historic Denver Tours hosted by Historic Denver Inc. are a unique and fun way to learn more about the Mile High City!

Happy Hour on the Hill Thursday, August 21st from 5:01 pm til 7:00 pm

Historic Denver Inc., and event Organizers, One Past 5 and The Molly Brown House Museum‘s Thirsty Thursday, invite you to Happy Hour on the Hill.  This “progressive party” will start at the Patterson Inn continue to the Capitol Hill Mansion and end at the Historic Molly Brown House Museum, providing a pleasant stroll up Pennsylvania Ave. from 11th Ave. to 14th Ave.

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Explore Historic Spaces while enjoying stories of historic preservation, and scandalous tales!  Happy Hour on the Hill will feature hors d’oeuvres, historic Tivoli beer, and cocktails from Frolic & Vamp Celebrations and Black Canyon Distillery.  For more information or to purchase tickets, CLICK HERE.

 

 

Curtis Park Home Tour and Community Open House – Saturday and Sunday, September 13 & 14th, from 10 am – 4 pm

Historic Denver Inc., and Curtis Park Neighbors, Inc.! are excited to partner and bring you this wonderful event.  The Curtis Park Home Tour will feature tours of at least 12 homes, historic sites and offer walking and biking tours.  Tours will bring you on a journey through Denver’s Beginnings, as Curtis Park was Denver’s first Streetcar Suburb.  This attracted both Denver’s elite and working middle class.  Curtis Park offers a diverse mix of beautifully restored late 19th Century housing styles, ranging from cottages, row homes and single story duplexes to grand Victorian mansions, Italianate, Denver Square and Queen Anne style houses.

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Enjoy Curtis Parks tree lined streets, diversity, restaurants, brew pubs and galleries.  For more information or to purchase tickets, CLICK HERE.

 

 

LODO Walking Tourheld every Friday at 1:00 pm and Saturdays at 10:00 am and 1:00 pm

Locals and tourists are encouraged to participate in the LODO Walking tours which commence and end at the recently renovated Historic Union Station.  Explore Downtown Denver’s history and architecture, while learning what it was like as a settler in the early 20th Century, and how Denver has grown and why.  Tours are lead by passionate and carefully trained citizen docents who are experts in all things Denver.  They will share knowledge and fascinating stories to help bring Denver’s colorful History to life!

 

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Tours are lead by passionate and carefully trained citizen docents who are experts in all things Denver.  They will share knowledge and fascinating stories to help bring Denver’s colorful History to life!  Tours cover approximately one mile and last 75 minutes.  For more information or to purchase tickets, CLICK HERE.

 

For questions regarding Denver Real Estate or investment opportunities, please contact Jesse Sehlmeyer at Vintage Homes of Denver, 303-564-2245.

 

Posted on August 13, 2014 in Denver Colorado Vintage Homes for sale, Our Blog, by Jesse Sehlmeyer

New on the Market – Charming DU Bungalow

New on the Market – Charming DU Bungalow – 2215 S. Marion St., Denver, CO 80210

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This charming 1940’s Bungalow located in the heart of the Denver University Neighborhood has been lovingly cared for and restored.  The home features a bright open floor plan with 3 bedrooms, 2 newly remodeled bathrooms, custom built-ins in the living room, formal dining room, basement family room and bright and cheery kitchen with original refurbished cabinets, picture window above the sink, and solid surface countertops.

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With over 2,000 finished square feet, newly refinished hardwood floors on the main level, and new carpet in the full finished basement, this house is sure to please.  The house has been updated with newer vinyl windows, fresh interior and exterior paint, newer electrical, newer roof and newer sewer line.  The custom tandem, two car garage and workshop are an added bonus.  The backyard is beautifully landscaped with a newer privacy fence and offers a great patio to entertain friends and family. This house is the perfect blend between vintage charm and modern amenities.  It is located within walking distance to the many amenities that surround Denver University, such as Safeway, Kaladi Coffee, Jelly Cafe, and Atticus Wine Bar.

For more information on this listing or for questions regarding your real estate needs, please contact Jesse Sehlmeyer of Vintage Homes of Denver at 303-564-2245.

 

 

 

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Posted on August 5, 2014 in Denver Colorado Vintage Homes for sale, Our Blog, Real Estate News, by Jesse Sehlmeyer

COMING SOON! 2215 S. Marion St. – Charming DU Home

COMING SOON! 2215 S. Marion St.

 

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2215 S. Marion St.

 

This charming 3 bedroom, 2 bath home located near Denver University  with over 2,000 finished square feet is sure to please.   The home features new paint, refinished hardwood floors and remodeled bath on the main level, new carpet in the full finished basement with large family room, landscaped back yard with patio and organic garden and custom 2 car garage with workshop.  The house was upgraded with newer windows, roof and electrical.  The house is located within walking distance to Denver University, Harvard Gulch Park and Golf Course, shopping and dining.

This home will be available to see on August 6th.  For more information or to schedule a showing contact Jesse Sehlmeyer of Vintage Homes of Denver at 303-564-2245.

Posted on August 1, 2014 in Listings, Our Blog, by Jesse Sehlmeyer

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