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Memorial Day is unique in that it is not about any one person, but a group of people.

Specifically, it is about remembering those who have given their lives in military service to our nation during war.

It is understandable why we may have lost sight of that over time. During the First and Second World Wars, millions of Americans served in uniform. Our connection to the military was personal on many levels. It was our spouse, our sibling, our child, and almost no family was left untouched by loss. As time went on, so did war, but something started to happen. Wars got smaller. They were fought differently, with fewer people. Medical advances meant battlefield wounds of old were now survivable. Thus, fewer Americans were needed to join the

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West + Main Open House Events, May 25-26, 2019

15800 W 54th Avenue, Golden, CO 80403
Sat May 25, 10:00AM-4:00PM

10450 W Bowles Avenue, Littleton, CO 80127
Sat May 25, 11:00AM-2:00PM

2789 S Adams Street, Denver, CO 80210
Sat May 25, 12:00PM-2:00PM
Sun May 26, 12:00-3:00PM

3285 Blodgett Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80919
Sat May 25, 12:00PM-3:00PM

224 + 228 + 234 Inca Street, Denver, CO 80223
Sat May 25, 1:00PM-3:00PM

24241 East Marine Place Aurora, CO 80016
Sat May 25, 10:00AM-2:00PM

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5 Steps to Avoid a Basement Flood

All it takes is one soaking rainstorm, and the prized possessions you keep in your basement - from your kids’ memorabilia to your drum kit - can be ruined in a flash. Not to mention the damage done to your home.

When it comes to basement flooding, the best defense is a good offense. Follow these five strategies from the experts at Roto-Rooter to avoid the damage and heartache of a flood:

Keep your floor drains clean. Floor drains help prevent flooding and other types of water damage, but they can become clogged with dirt and debris, which blocks pipes when water gets into your basement. Make sure these drains are free and clear to let any water that gets in flow through.

Keep an eye on gutters. Gutters clogged with…
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Set along prestigious Upper Bear Creek Road, and seamlessly nestled into the mountainside, this historic 1927 landmark castle blends history with modern amenities.

There is a comfortable elegance in this secluded retreat. The residence’s architectural integrity gives nod to an old world craftsman design era.

Listed by Joy Opp for West + Main Homes. Please contact Joy for current pricing + availability. 

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This beautiful home showcases Montecito-inspired architecture, offering 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms and main floor office.

As you enter you are greeted by a grand staircase and two-story ceilings, the great room features a wall of windows that welcome the outdoors in. The home is well suited for entertaining with a media room and second kitchen in the fully finished basement and formal living and dining room with an incredible gourmet kitchen on the main level. The master suite is an escape into luxury, including soaking tub, spa shower and her & her closets.  This property is perched on a premier location featuring breathtaking, panoramic mountain views. 

Listed by Denise Duran-Marcum for West + Main Homes. Please contact Denise for current

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After almost being taken down, Isak Heartstone has been almost completely relocated. 

Isak Heartstone, the beloved Breckenridge trail troll whose wild popularity led to its demise this past November, is close to being whole again. Danish artist Thomas Dambo has returned to bring Isak back to life after reaching an agreement with the town of Breckenridge to rebuild the 15-foot wooden sculpture on a new, different trail in a less residential part of town at Illinois Gulch.

The town previewed Isak’s unveiling to the media Friday morning. Isak is half-built, with completion expected next week. Dambo insisted on the media not taking photographs of the troll as it was being constructed, desiring the work to be seen in full only when completed. At the

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During the home buying process you should be asked if you want to get an ILC (Improvement Location Certificate) or Survey of the land. 

It always seems to shock people that this questions is asked by their Realtor, and understandably so. In fact, the state of Colorado finds an ILC or Survey so important that they have put an entire section in your contract to buy and sell real estate.  This is a good thing, its there to protect you.  The home you are trying to purchase may already have a fence up, and that seems like a logical indication of a property line: but is it accurate?  You are about to spend/borrow a substantial amount of money and the lender likes to be 100% sure that the property lines haven’t been impeded on.  

If you visit the City

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Sales of existing homes fell for a second straight month in April, but the market should rev up soon, the National Association of Realtors (NAR) said on Tuesday.

Home sales dipped 0.4% from March to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.19 million . Sales were down 4.4% from a year ago.

Student debt is still holding back many millennial buyers, says Lawrence Yun, NAR's chief economist. And prices for the entry-level homes that age group targets have risen sharply because of low supplies.

Meanwhile, a big drop in mortgage rates didn’t boost home sales. The average rate for a 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage dropped to 4.14% in April from 4.27% in March, according to Freddie Mac, the mortgage loan company. The average rate in 2018 was 4.54%.

Yun

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Great family home near Ft. Carson!!!

This clean, well-maintained, 4-Level home has a family room with fireplace, bright open kitchen, living room with beautiful wood floors, and three bedrooms and two full bathrooms upstairs. Master has attached full bathroom with a double vanity. Laundry room is on bedroom level, the basement is ready for finishing and has a newly installed bathroom with shower! New roof, new water heater, air-conditioning, large yard with shed and dog run!!! Come see this gem!!!

Listed by Kristi Shumaker for West + Main Homes. Please contact Kristi for current pricing + availability. 

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Above all the rest this gorgeous home sits in the quaint enclave of homes near the historical Inspiration Point park.

This incredible ranch home with walkout basement has been completely remodeled inside and out. Spectacular great room, open and light with sliding french doors opening onto the composite Fiberon Beach House deck with northwest views. Salt Creek Hickory floors, Bosch and Samsung kitchen appliances, gas range with pot filler faucet, 5 panel solid core shaker doors, quartz and granite. Master bath features a free standing soaking tub, dual vanities and beautiful tile work. Spacious finished walkout basement with french doors that open onto a huge backyard awaiting your finishing touches. Lush front yard landscape with sprinkler

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