Amy Jackson's Blog Posts

Amy Jackson's Blog Posts

How Neighborly Are You
Love them or hate them, you're stuck with your neighbors...until a For Sale sign pops up, of course.  Knowing the people who live nearby can help ensure the safety of you...

Castle Rock Open House This Weekend
OPEN HOUSE THIS SATURDAY, JANUARY 13TH FROM 11:00AM - 1:00PM6654 Esmeralda Drive, Castle Rock, CO 80108    This exquisite home in Castle Rock, CO, is ready for you t...

Thinking Of A Career In Real Estate
Thinking of a new career for 2018? Ready to be in control of your future? Ready to go from "good" to "great"? Register now for my FREE Real Estate Career Night.Interested in sta...

6 Ways To Botch Your Home Purchase
We all make careless mistakes. We accidentally undertip the waiter. We lock our keys in the car. We wear white after Labor Day. We press "send all." It happens to the bes...

Owning Vs Renting
If you have never owned your own home before, there is no disputing the fact that IT IS A BIG DEAL!!!  I published a book to help First Time Homebuyers evaluate if this is the...

Can Inspections Affect The House Value
The short answer would be “Yes, they can”, but do not count on it too much. The purpose of a home inspection is to protect the buyer from inheriting major issues along wit...

Local Holiday Events For The Whole Family
I know I'm not alone here, but Christmas is truly my favorite time of year.  Anyone who knows me, knows that I am not a fan of shopping, therefore it's not all the store barga...

Get The House Ready For Holiday Guests
Do you have out of town family or friends coming for the upcoming holidays?  Would you like to be ahead of the game and get the house ready for those visitors? Here are a...

Castle Rock Starlighting Event And History Of The Star
The annual Starlighting event in Castle Rock is not only fun for the whole family but it is a very historical event as well.  If you've never experienced it, I like to tell pe...

Exquisite Home In Cherry Creek Is For Sale
2409 E Cedar Avenue, Denver - $1,499,500This executive brick home in the heart of Cherry Creek is comfortable yet stately.  Walk through the front door and be amazed ...

Price Myth Debunked
Are you sick of being told the reason your home didn’t sell was because it was "OVERPRICED?"Most people think a home that didn’t sell was probably "overpriced." Nothing could b...

10 Ways To Organize Your Garage
For many homeowners, the garage is the LEAST organized space in a home.  Why is that?  Too overwhelming?  Don't know where to begin?  Scared of what you might f...

DEA National Drug Take Back Day
The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public a...

5 Tips For A Lower Heating Bill
Keeping a home warm during the colder months of the year can prove to be expensive. With energy costs on the rise, many households are facing higher energy bills each

Fall Home Selling Tips
Home selling in autumn is the second best time of the year to sell a home. Families have returned from summer vacations. Kids have gone back to school. The holidays aren't yet upon...

Hottest Paint Color Of The Year For 2018
I'm an probably the least color coordinated person you will ever meet.  When I shop for clothes, I buy what's on the mannequin because I trust that a professional knows what g...

Castle Rock Oktoberfest
Beer lovers rejoice!  It's time to don the Lederhosen and come to Downtown Castle Rock on Saturday, September 30, 2017, for Oktoberfest!Here's what you need to ...

Castle Rock Touch A Truck Event
Get your motor running and get to the Castle Rock Touch a Truck event Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017, hosted by the Castle Rock Police Department.These trucks are usually plowing streets...

Colorado Art Fest At Castle Rock
September 9th & 10th, the Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a juried fine arts show with artists from across the country. Castle Rock provides the perfect c...

How Buyers Search For A Home
Whether it is to relocate for work, upsize so you have more room for the kids, or downsize because the kids are gone, selling a home is one of the most stressful experiences a pers...

Platte Park Gem Just Listed
Here's your opportunity to own a piece of history as this 1908 gem of Platte Park is now available. 1701 S Clarkson Street - $739,900Come see this beautiful 3 bedroom, 3 bathr...

Back To School Anxiety For Kids
Back to school: What kids are most anxious about is …I'll admit, I was one of those kids who loved school (no eyeroll please!) but still, I remember the butterflies-in-the-belly ...

Your House Didnt Sell Now What Do You Do
In my book, "Formula To Sell Any Home, Even Hard To Sell Home", I outline in detail the reasons why your home didn't sell and expired from the market.  To request a FREE copy ...

Home Sale Due To A Divorce
In my recent book, "House Selling Options During A Divorce", I provide simple yet vital steps to consider when faced with the sale of a home as the result of a divorce.  To re...

Guide To Sell Your Home Yourself
In my book, "For Sale By Owner Guide", I discuss all the things you will need to consider as you go through that process without the aid of a professional REALTOR®.  Request ...

Improvements That Cost More Than The ROI
In one of my recently published books, "Home Improvements That Improve Values", I discuss getting the most money out of your home improvements.  Request your FREE copy of this...

12 Steps To Buying A Home
One of my recently published books "27 Mistakes First Time Home Buyers Make and How to Avoid Them" discusses many of the issues in this blog.  Request your FREE copy of this b...

My 6 New Books To Help The Consumer With Real Estate Matters
13 years ago, as a single parent I bought my first property.  Fast forward several years and I have bought additional investment properties and have been a REALTOR® in C...

Beautiful Centennial Home For Sale
Could 2145 E Nichols Drive be your new address?  This beautiful home in Centennial, CO has just hit the market and is ready for a new owner.  With a little updating, you ...

So You Want To Be A Real Estate Professional
I've been a REALTOR® for 7 years and wish I had done so sooner.  Spend 1 hour with me as I share insights into the very rewarding and adventurous career of real estate.I...

Castle Rock Classic Car Show This Saturday
The 9th Annual Classic Rock Cruise In Car Show, fueled by Medved Castle Rock, is coming up this Saturday, June 17th in Downtown Castle Rock.  They are...

Keep Your Home Safe During Summer Vacation
Summer is here and the kids are out of school.  We all know what that means...right?  You said it...VACATION!!!!  We are now beginning to look for more ways to ...

Colorado Summer Fun For The Outdoors Person
I’ve lived in Colorado my entire life…yes I’m one of the few Natives still here and we do take those bumper stickers seriously.  With the Summer travel season upon us, I...

How To Keep Your Home Cool During The Summer
Summer is days away and you know it's just going to get hotter.  Many older homes in Colorado do not have central air conditioning units, primarily because our temperatur...

Tips For A Successful Garage Sale
Garage em or hate em?  There's no denying that garage sales have a reputation of being more effort that they are worth, but if you are open to a few suggesti...

VA Loans Why Are You Not Using Them
The purpose of the VA loan benefit which was created over 70 years ago, was to promote home ownership to members of the U.S. Military who served in the U.S. Armed Services who serv...

Serving Our Military Veterans
Memorial Day weekend provides us the time to not only have an extra day away from our work obligations and enjoy fun activities with our loved ones, but more importantly, it provid...

Castle Rock Founders Village Home Just Listed
A beautiful 3 bedroom/3 bathroom home for sale in the community of Founders Village in Castle Rock at $325,000...WHAT?  It's true, so you better act quickl...

But Hows The Neighborhood
"So how's the neighborhood?" is a common refrain among home buyers shopping in areas they're unfamiliar with.  A REALTOR® who is very familiar with a specific neigh...

You know your home better than anyone, but that doesn’t mean they’re the best salesperson for your property.You may be tempted to try a "For Sale by Owner" (FSBO) transaction s...

Parker Wine Walks 2017
The Wine Walk in Parker is an awesome way to spend a Friday evening.  Friends, wine, beautiful surroundings, wine, shopping, wine, food and oh did I mention WINE!!!  This...

Hudson Gardens 2017 Summer Concerts
Hudson Gardens in Littleton, Colorado, is a favorite local gem that offers something for everyone no matter what the season is.  This place is extremely popular for event...

My Favorite Castle Rock Eateries
I love living in Castle Rock, Colorado, for many reasons.  We are close to everything but far enough away to still enjoy our small town charm.  One of the great thin...

Parker Farmers Market
Farmers Markets are not only a great way to get out and support local farmers and artisans but it's also a fun way to meet new people.  One of my favorite Farmers Markets...

Castle Rock Summer Concerts 2017
Great music, perfect temperatures and spending time under the stars is the recipe for a beautiful summer night in Castle Rock.  Make plans to join the Town for the Summer Conc...

Douglas County Property Taxes
With so many people moving into Douglas County here in Colorado, a common question people ask me about is property taxes for the area.  At first glance that might seem li...

The Home Inspector Friend Or Foe
Many home buyers and sellers often dread the time for the home inspection as they fear the inspector will simply tell them all the "issues" and scare everyone away thinking the pro...

Good Neighbor Next Door Purchase Program
Teachers, Police Officers, Firefighters and EMS Technicians did you know that you could purchase a home for 50% off the list price?  It's true!The Department of Housing a...

Cuba And Real Estate
There have been major changes for Cuba in recent years and they are now on the verge of a huge boost in real estate.  Let me share with you the before and after picture o...

Earth Day Electronics Recycling Drop Off
As a member of the Board of Directors for the Denver Metro Association of REALTORS® I'd like to personally invite and encourage you to give us your old electronics.The Denver...

Easter Brunches And Events
There is never a shortage of things to do in the Denver Metro Area on Easter.  Some places may already be full but there are so many to choose from that your sure to find some...

Ellen DeGeneres Home For Sale
Ellen DeGeneres is best known for her comedic abilities and the unforgettable voice of Dory in "Finding Nemo", but she is no slouch when it comes to real estate either. &...

Rocky Mountain Hair Studio Business Spotlight
There are so many phenomenal people out there in the world that are brave enough to take the leap of faith and start their own business.  They are the masters of their own fat...

Rents Keep Climbing In The Metro Area
If you are currently renting a property in the Denver Metro Area, you certainly don't need me to tell you how high the rents are.In these 8 areas represented, according to Apartmen...

Baseball Cribs
In honor of Major League Baseball's Opening Week, let's take a look at some lavish homes of current and former MLB players.  These homes were once owed by these players or hav...

I Want To Be Left Alone
For those classic movie fans who have fantasies about living in a famous's your chance.  Greta Garbo's New York apartment where she lived for 40 years is now for sa...

Top 10 Day Hikes Near Denver
In Colorado there is no shortage on things to do outside, no matter the season.  As we enter into Spring there are amazing spots close to the Denver Metro Area where you ...

Real Estate For The Single Girl
In February 2004, I was 33 years old and had a 16 year old son. the math, I was 17 years old when I became a single mom.  That however is not the ...

Castle Rock 80109 Market Snapshot
Here is a quick snapshot of the market in the Castle Rock, Colorado zip code of 80109.  Amy L Jackson | REALTOR® ABR, CDPE, MRP, PMN - serving Castle Rock,&nbs...

Radon What Is It And Should You Care
As a REALTOR®, one of the things I inevitably get asked about is Radon.  What is it?  How do I get rid of it?  Should I be alarmed?   Whereas I know enoug...

Parker 80138 Market Snapshot
Here is a quick snapshot of the market in the Parker, Colorado, zip code of 80138.Amy L Jackson | REALTOR® ABR, CDPE, MRP, PMN - serving Castle Rock, Parker, D...

Reverse Mortgage Is It Right For You
Your current home is typically your biggest investment and the most valuable asset you own.  When it comes to assets the goal is for them to increase in value.  Once...

Denver 80220 Market Snapshot
Here's a quick snapshot of the market in the Denver, Colorado zip code of 80220Amy L Jackson | REALTOR® ABR, CDPE, MRP, PMN - serving Castle Rock, Parker, Denv...

Where Will I Go If I Sell
You can't turn on the news without hearing a report about how high home prices have gotten in the Denver Metro Area.  Along with this, the news also reports on how many n...

Littleton 80128 Market Snapshot
Here is a quick snapshot of the market in the Littleton, Colorado zip code of 80128.Amy L Jackson | REALTOR® ABR, CDPE, MRP, PMN - serving Castle Rock, Parker,...

HOA Consumer Protection Forum
If you are new to Colorado or have lived here for a long time, you have undoubtedly encountered the wonderful world of HOA's.  Love em or hate em, they are not likely going aw...

Lets Get Organized
If I've said it once, I've said it a thousand times..."if I could just get myself organized I know I'd be more productive".  Well it's the "getting organized" part that I and ...

Castle Rock 80104 Market Snapshot
Here is a quick snapshot of the market in the Castle Rock, Colorado zip code of 80104.  Amy L Jackson | REALTOR® ABR, CDPE, MRP, PMN - serving Castle Rock, Parker, ...

Dont Dwell On It
5 Things You Should Not Dwell On When Buying A HouseFinding the right home to buy is a process. The typical home buyer looks at 9 homes before making an offer. If you are on your 4...

5 Ways To Love Your Home
Home is where your heart it.  A house is more than the 4 walls and a roof…it’s the people who live in it and create memories that makes it a home.  And when I use the...

Senior And Veteran Property Tax Programs
Property Tax Programs for Seniors and Active Military Personnel The Property Tax Deferral program helps military personnel and seniors, many of whom live on a fixed incom...

Rent Vs Own The Pros And Cons
When it comes to housing, the decision to rent versus owning is a subject that shouldn’t be taken lightly and requires serious contemplation of your exact circumstances and futur...

Are You The Best Buyer
You can’t turn on the TV or radio without hearing about how hot the housing market is, not just in the Denver Metro Area but in the majority of the United States.  Real esta...

7 Home Security Tips You May Not Have Considered
Your home is to be your sanctuary, a place of comfort and stability.  Your home is a safe haven where you and the ones you love most feel at ease. If your home is under-protec...

What You Should Consider When Buying Into An HOA Community
Buying a Home in an HOA: Now WhatSo you found the home of your dreams and it’s in an HOA community…now what?What is a Homeowners' Association?A homeowners' association (HOA) is...

You Dont Need 20 Percent Down
You Don’t Need 20% Down to Purchase a HomeTypically the first road block future home owners put in front of themselves is thinking they have to have a fortune saved before they c...

Resolutions Hmmm are you holding up during this holiday season? Today I was thinking about how during these last couple of days of the year we start contemplating "New Years Re...

Alton Park
Alton Park is a hidden gem of a neighborhood in Denver, Colorado.  I just sold another home in Alton Park above the original listing price.  This 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom, 2...

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