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Patty Clark
Patty Clark

Metro Brokers
Morningside Homes, LLC

Denver, CO 80237

720-231-5200
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Home Energy Aware

After the mortgage payment, the largest homeowner expense is for utilities and the major component is energy.  Contributing factors include air leaks, insulation, heating and cooling equipment, water heaters and lighting.Computers, monitors, TVs, cable and satellite boxes, DVRs and power adapters are spinning your electric meter even when they’re not being used. Even though they only represent a small percentage of a home’s total energy consumption, about 3/4 of the electricity is used when the products are turned off.Unplugging devices can actually make a difference in the size of your electric bill. Plugging several of these offenders into a power strip with a single on/off switch may make the task easier. Most computers have options to put them into sleep mode or even turn when not in use.The Department of Energy has an Energy Saver Guide and do-it-yourself suggestions. Buy or Sell with Patty Clark              Denver/Aurora Co. and surrounding areas If you would like to be sent properties on a daily or  weekly  basis just call or email me and let me know your wants and  needs. A match will be made with a home you love and with  monthly payments you can afford. I specialize in first time  home buyers and sellers who are ready to make a move. patty@morningsidehomes.com www.morningsidehomes.comCell: 720-231-5200                       CRS,GRI,WCR,SFR,CNE, MRE

Other People's Money for College

Consider the goal of funding a child’s college education in the future. If “other people’s money” in the form of a scholarship is not a possibility, there still may be another way to use some “other people’s money.”A $25,000 investment into a mutual fund paying 5% would earn $1,250 in the first year. Alternatively, the $25,000 as a 20% down payment to purchase a $125,000 rental home appreciating 3% a year would have gone up by $3,750 or three times that of the mutual fund in the first year.The mutual fund’s growth depends on the value of the money invested. Rental real estate benefits because a 20% down payment controls a much larger asset because you’re using “other people’s money.” Leverage allows the investor to profit not only from the amount of cash invested but from the value of the investment.With a 20% down payment and current interest rates, a typical rental would have a positive cash flow. In ten years, the equity could be $75,000. On the other hand, the $25,000 initial investment in a mutual fund earning 5% annually would only grow to about $40,000 in the same 10 years. It would require an additional $2,700 each year to reach the same $75,000 value.Leverage is just one of the many benefits that make rental real estate the IDEAL investment. Whether you are saving for higher education, retirement or wealth accumulation, consider rental real estate. Using single-family homes as investments are attractive because homeowners have a better understanding than many other investments and self-management is a possibility. Buy or Sell with Patty Clark              Denver/Aurora Co. and surrounding areas If you would like to be sent properties on a daily or  weekly  basis just call or email me and let me know your wants and  needs. A match will be made with a home you love and with  monthly payments you can afford. I specialize in first time  home buyers and sellers who are ready to make a move. patty@morningsidehomes.com www.morningsidehomes.comCell: 720-231-5200                       CRS,GRI,WCR,SFR,CNE, MRE

Home Safe Home

Home is a place you should feel safe and secure. Sometimes, we take it for granted and unfortunately, we do need to remain vigilant about things we do that could compromise our safety. Here are a few tips to consider: Everyone loves an inviting home including burglars. Make sure it looks occupied and is difficult to break in. Always lock outside doors and windows even if you’re only gone for a brief time. Lock gates and fences. Leave lights on when you leave; consider timers to automatically control the lights. Keep your garage door closed even when you’re home; don’t tempt thieves with what you have in your garage. Suspend your mail and newspaper delivery when you’re out of town or get a neighbor to pick it up for you.Posting that you’re out of town or away from home on social networks is like advertising your home is unprotected. Equally dangerous could be allowing certain social network sites to track your location. Don’t leave keys under doormats, in flowerpots or the plastic rocks; thieves know about those hiding places and even more than you can think. Trim the shrubs from around your home; don’t give criminals a place to hide. Use exterior motion detectors and yard lighting. Have an alarm system and use it when you leave home and go to bed. Put 3 ½” deck screws in door plates and door hinges. Have good deadbolts on all exterior doors. Exterior doors should be solid core. Buy or Sell with Patty Clark              Denver/Aurora Co. and surrounding areas If you would like to be sent properties on a daily or  weekly  basis just call or email me and let me know your wants and  needs. A match will be made with a home you love and with  monthly payments you can afford. I specialize in first time  home buyers and sellers who are ready to make a move. patty@morningsidehomes.com www.morningsidehomes.comCell: 720-231-5200                       CRS,GRI,WCR,SFR,CNE, MRE

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