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These Five Modern Home Upgrades Will Increase Your Property Value.

Posted by Haley Moran on Dec 27, 2016 11:01:34 AM

Sometimes it’s all about the details. While the complete renovation of your home might take a little more time and money than you have available,  a little extra time and effort spent to modernize your home will make a huge impact on potential buyers.

Simple and cost-efficient, these five modern must-have home upgrades for your home could be the cherry on top of an outstanding offer for selling your house.




Winter is Coming Part Two: Home Warming Tips to Help on a Budget

Posted by Haley Moran on Dec 6, 2016 2:11:37 AM

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The autumn season is notoriously busy for homeowners, and MoneyBug knows you can quickly fall behind on necessary repairs. If you get a head-start now, you can take advantage of the warm weather to prepare your home for winter.

 Don't waste your time with pointless upgrades, let’s go over some to-do’s that can prepare your house for the soon-to-be cold months ahead.




Big Profit Coming Soon to Denver Real Estate Market.

Posted by Haley Moran on Nov 29, 2016 12:09:40 AM

MoneyBug to Unveil New Office in Booming Denver Market,:

Tops National Studies for Real Estate 




In the News: MoneyBug Announces Holiday Contest for $1,000 Check.

Posted by Haley Moran on Nov 17, 2016 9:29:00 AM

MoneyBug Holiday Contest to Grant One-thousand-dollar Prizes to Five Needy Families

Homebuying company hopes to spread Christmastime cheer for families experiencing financial hardship, holiday contest calls for nominations




What Would You Do with a Holiday Bonus?

Posted by Haley Moran on Nov 16, 2016 1:44:52 PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Could you, or someone you know, use an extra $1,000 to help with bills, house repairs, gifts, or other holiday expenses? On December 9th, MoneyBug will choose five nominees to receive a little extra holiday joy in the form of a $1,000 check.

It's the holiday season, so we thought we'd do a little caroling! In this rendition of the holiday classic "Jingle Bells," find out how to enter MoneyBug's Deck the Halls Gift Event. Hopefully, your nomination will help MoneyBug make this holiday a little extra merry and bright. 




A Moving Checklist to Simplify Your Packing and Planning.

Posted by Haley Moran on Nov 10, 2016 10:20:18 AM

Ah, moving. Between planning, packing, cleaning, loading, and paying, making the move from one home to another can be a headache. Luckily, the sale of your home is done with, but not many things are as dreaded as packing up and moving to a new house. How can you make this easiest on yourself and ensure the move is stress-free?

The key to a successful move is all about the details. So, let’s ease a little further into moving mode, here’s a master checklist for all your upcoming planning, packing, and moving. 




Why it’s Difficult to Sell Your House During the Holidays.

Posted by Haley Moran on Nov 2, 2016 3:40:00 PM

Sometimes you’re just not given a choice as to what time of year you sell your home. What if you must relocate because of a job transfer before the new year? Of course, this is just one example, but there could be many reasons whyhomeowners may need to sell their house at a moment’s notice.

Selling your home during the holiday season is no easy task, especially since everyone knows that prime buying season is in the spring and summer months. Some real estate professionals might strictly advise against listing your home for sale anytime between Thanksgiving and the New Year, but the bottom line is: you need to sell your house during the holidays, but the odds might be stacked against you.




Winter is Coming: How Warm Your House on a Budget.

Posted by Haley Moran on Oct 27, 2016 5:57:58 PM

Yes, it is still the Autumn season, but winter will be here before we know it. Having an improper heating system can not only lead to a long, cold and miserable winter, but your energy bill could be the one that ends up feeling the heat.

I seem to remember certain lyrics that mention something along the lines of the weather outside being frightful, but their fire is so delightful. Well, Dean Martin might wish to bring on the snow, but you’re on a budget, and aren’t looking forward to the heating cost this winter. Here’re some helpful tips that will help you keep warm this winter without burning a hole in your pocket.




Haunted House For Sale: Free Ghost Included.

Posted by Haley Moran on Oct 10, 2016 3:09:32 PM

Moving day. A happy, well-to-do family eagerly unloads from their car, excited to begin the next chapter of their lives in their new home. The “Price Reduced: For Sale” sign now reads “Sold,” and the family has the keys in their hand. They were able to buy this house at a great bargain, and today is their day to make it their own.

The movers are nowhere to be found, and a paper flutters upon the front door. It’s a note. “We left your boxes in the foyer,” it reads. “We couldn’t stay here any longer. Good luck.”

The family is unnerved by the note, but are determined not to put a damper on moving day. They unlock and open the front door. It creaks eerily, opening into silence. Suddenly, the quiet of the vacant room is cracked by a gruff whisper, “Gettttt ouuuut!”

The house is empty.

While this particular story-arc is frequently seen in Hollywood, instances like these reportedly happen to everyday people more often than you’d think.

For most of us, Halloween is simply a day spent in costume, a fun holiday to exchange creepy stories before taking the kids trick-or-treating. The Halloween decorations are going up, and it’s that time of year again. In preparation for the spooky season, I thought I’d share some ghost stories told to me by fellow homeowners.

You might want to sleep with the light on after these true tales. Read on...if you dare.

What are your thoughts?