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There are many reasons that staging your home can help you sell faster. It not only allows the buyer to see themselves living in the home, but it also gives them a better impression of the place, making it stand out among the rest.

That’s why it’s important to know how to properly stage your home to sell faster and possibly for more money. In this blog, we will highlight the top 7 staging tips that can make your home irresistible to buyers.

Staging Tips to Make Your Home Irresistible

  1. Mirrors! Mirrors reflect light and can help make a room look bigger, which is a huge plus. They are also impersonal. Head to a home store, get a couple of mirrors and place them in a dark spot and/or a small room. 

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    I love the large mirror here in this…

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We are so excited to announce the launch of our Denver Neighborhood Guide! 

Looking for a home in Belcaro, or even just want to find a restaurant in LoDo? This guide has it all!

If you are interested in the suburbs around the Denver area check out our Colorado Community Guide too!

You can also find these pages on our WEBSITE!

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If money could talk and it had opinions about Denver real estate, here’s what it would tell you about the hottest neighborhoods in the city right now.

In this Chart of the Week, Denverite examined how median home prices in each neighborhood have changed from 2016 to 2017 so far. 

First, Denver’s southern neighborhoods have seen the biggest increase in home sale prices so far this year. In 2017 so far, Platt Park, University Park, and Hampden all had median sold home price increases of over 20 percent when compared to last year.

But also, neighborhoods, where homes sold for less money in 2016, had notable price increases in 2017 so far. If that sounds familiar, that’s because the same thing happened with new Denver home values released…

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Fall 2017 Marketing Internship is now open for applicants!

If you are interested in Marketing, Real Estate, Design, and Video Production, this is the internship for you!

West + Main Homes is looking for someone dynamic and ready to learn about the crazy Denver housing market. We have a wonderful and friendly team for you to work with.

Your responsibilities would include:

  • General office maintenance
  • Real estate focused blogging
  • Video production
  • Occasional photography
  • Help with events at the office

20 hours/week, paid or credit transfer.

If interested please send resumes to

We look forward to hearing from you!

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Why are Most Millennials becoming Homeowners?


When millennials buy houses, it’s for an unexpected reason.

According to a new study by Harris Poll, commissioned by SunTrust Mortgage, one of the top reasons millennials—here defined as those between the ages of 18 and 36—choose to settle down is due to their dogs. That’s right: Thirty three percent of participants cited the need for more space for their furry friends as the leading factor behind purchasing a house. That number may fall behind their own need for more space (66 percent), and the desire to build equity (36 percent), but it’s surprisingly ahead of both marriage (25 percent), and the birth of a child (19 percent).

You know, priorities.

To arrive at this conclusion, SunTrust polled…

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Denver's Capitol Hill Neighborhood is full of character + charm

Live in the heart of Capitol Hill & enjoy the numerous restaurants, bars, museums, parks & coffee shops that surround you! This is city living at its best!

Well designed studio with bamboo floors, open layout that maximizes space, with 1 bath at 341 square feet. It has built in Murphy bed & glass tile backsplash in kitchen. Amenities in the building include pool, fitness center, on site laundry, bike storage in garage, designated off street parking space & a storage unit. Enjoy this studio as your first home in the city, as a perfect rental or as a second home where you stay when you come to the city!

789 Clarkson St. #306


Listed by Nicole Rufener for West + Main…

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Please join us tomorrow morning from 9-10 AM as Megan Aller presents the latest Market Statistics and her predictions for what the market has in store for the upcoming months. A light breakfast will be provided as well, sponsored by Land Title!

Megan has been with Land Title Marketing Solutions since April 2010. Prior to that, she worked as an account manager with Metrolist, Inc.

She is involved with the Denver Metro Associations of REALTORS. Megan specializes in all things related to BIG DATA including macro and micro trends in Metro Denver’s up and coming new markets. She also assists her clients in how to strategically market a tailored message to yield maximum results.

Please RSVP to our Facebook Event so we can make sure to have a…

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Higher mortgage rates this year haven't capped home price appreciation, which is adding to the pressure on buyers.

If first-time buyers were counting on home price gains to slow or flatten out as the trade-off for rising mortgage rates, they need to recalculate, some of the nation’s leading housing economists said in Denver on Friday according to The Denver Post.

“We are looking for a further crunch in affordability,” Lawrence Yun, chief economist with the National Association of Realtors, said at the National Association of Real Estate Editors’ annual conference in Denver.

Yun said builders aren’t producing enough homes to keep pace with demand in many markets, pushing up prices on existing…

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West + Main Homes' Founder + Owner, Stacie Staub, was quoted this week in the New York Times, who asked for her thoughts on Denver's ongoing Seller's Market and current housing market conditions.

In Denver, where the inventory of homes has been low for the past couple of years, there is no such thing as lowballing, said Stacie Staub, founder of West and Main Homes in Lakewood, Colo., near Denver. Often, she said, homes go on the market on a Friday and are under contract by Sunday.

The market is so tight that Ms. Staub often recommends that people looking to trade up to a new home should first sell their own house, and then go shopping with cash. Sellers generally frown on contingency offers, which are subject to the sale of an existing home.…

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Should You Buy a Home With Cash?

If you have the ability to purchase a home with cash only, then you’re part of a slim percent of the American population - congrats! Before you head to the bank to withdraw those fat stacks of greenbacks, make sure you consider both the pros and the cons (yes, there are some cons) of skipping the mortgage. 


Skipping the interest. Buying a home is often a good investment, but buying one flat out may be an even better one. This is because you save on mortgage interest that is usually paid over the life of the home loan – interest that could amount to anywhere between several thousand dollars to hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Avoiding the fees. With an all-cash deal, you skip those loan origination fees, an…

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