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With Father’s Day right around the corner, daughters, sons, and wives all over the Denver are trying to figure out what the heck to get dad this year. The days of ties and tools are long over, especially in a place like Colorado where our world is a playground. Luckily for us, there are tons of super cool ways to spend Father’s Day in Denver this year. From going out for a manly man's meal well outside of the usual, to catching a live concert, or spending a day at the races; you and your dad will have a blast. Here is my breakdown of the top best things going on in, and around Denver this Father’s Day 2013 weekend.

Rocky's Autos Father's Day "NASCAR Knockout"Rocky's Autos Father's Day "NASCAR Knockout" - Dacono, Saturday, June 15th. Grandstand opens at 3:00pm, races start at 6:30pm. Free pit…

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Now that spring is in full bloom around Colorado and summer is fast approaching, many homeowners will undoubtedly start to notice the presence of some of the area's most common backyard pests. Critters like hornworms, caterpillars, and slugs can wreak havoc on our gardens, while prairie dogs and Mountain Pine Beetles are forever changing our open plains and forests. Although we are blessed to live in a relatively dry state that does not have an enormous bug population like Florida or Minnesota does, we do have an abundance of wildlife surrounding us which can sometimes make their homes right along side ours. Our closeness to Mother Nature is part of our State’s allure, as well as one of its challenges. Here are some tips on how to deal with three common…

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Free Concert Series Denver ColoradoNo summer is complete without going to a few outdoor concert series events. There’s just something about sitting outside with friends and family while listening to good music that really gets you into the summertime mood. Fortunately for us, there are tons of FREE, fun, and family-friendly concert series in the Denver area every summer, most of which are starting this upcoming weekend! So if you haven’t already made plans as to what concert you will be attending first this summer, here’s a breakdown of the best upcoming events for Denver.

Mark your calendar for July 3rd, because you will not want to miss out on the Independence Eve Free Concert Event in Civic Center Park! This concert event is Denver’s most highly anticipated annual happening that…

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Mortgage Insurance PMIBuying a home is not only an exciting adventure, but for some it is the path to financial security through personal equity. For this reason, it is extremely important that when you are preparing to buy a home that you understand fully all the costs associated with the process and the home itself. Unlike renting, homeowners who finance their home are required to hold at least two different kinds of insurance, homeowners insurance and mortgage insurance. These two policies are very different and both add to your monthly payment on the home. Homeowners insurance is pretty simple to understand, since it usually mirrors the kind of renters insurance you probably previously had only with more coverage. Mortgage insurance is not so clearly defined for some and…

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Gardening is a favorite pastime for many of Colorado’s residents, not only because it helps to beautify their properties, but it is also therapeutic and can help save you money on fresh summer produce! But, if you have ever planted anything in Colorado’s notoriously rocky clay soil, you know that our area presents its own set of challenges for gardeners of all kinds. Here are some tips and suggestions on how to make your Colorado garden grow lush and strong.

Gardening Tips1. Know your soil by having it tested. The results of the test will tell you what you need to do in order to amend the soil to make sure the plants you select will have the best chance of producing.
2. Take note of the micro-climate of your particular yard. During this process you will want to…

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Colorado is mostly known for its impeccable outdoor recreational activities and its eco-friendly lifestyle, but what the average visitor may not know is that we also a have a booming food industry! Colorado style food is known for being healthy, fresh and locally produced. From the top restaurant chains, to the most high end establishments, true Colorado flavor and quality cannot be beat. Here is my list of the top 4, most famous dining establishments in Colorado’s Front Range Area.

Beau Jo's Pizza#1 Beau Jo’s Colorado Pizza makes my list at number one, simply because I am an East Coast originator and I live for a good slice of pie! The first time I was served a Beau Jo’s pizza, I thought to myself “what the heck is this!” AND, then I tasted it and thought out loud,…

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How Buyer's Agents help the Buyer!If you are buying a house or any kind of real estate property, it is to your benefit to hire a buyer’s agent to represent you.  Many consumers, especially first time buyers, do not understand all the time, work and legalities that go into buying a piece of real estate.  It is true that in today’s high-tech world, buyers can find for sale homes very easily.  It is also true, that an experienced buyer’s agent will be able to find you more “qualified” properties faster, as well as be able to prepare all the legal contracts with much more ease.  The acquisition of real estate is not a one size fits all process and is notorious for its unforeseen complications.  These reasons are specifically why the real estate profession has evolved and why agents specialize…

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One of the best things about springtime in Colorado is participating in all the fun family events that are hosted across the state. Each year right around this time, Colorado residents start planning their calendars to save the date for some of our area's most popular events.  Whether it is the Bolder Boulder, Greeley Stampede, Capitol Hill People's Fair, or the Colorado Renaissance Festival, you can be sure that each event you attend will be loaded with fun things for whole family to do!  Here is a list of some of the Front Range’s most happening spring events.

Cinco de Mayo Festival and Parade in Denver at Civic Center ParkMay 4-5, 2013

25th Annual Cinco de Mayo Festival and Parade in Denver at Civic Center Park.  This event is the largest 2 day Cinco de Mayo celebration in the nation!!!!  Come and explore…

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Spring Storms ColoradoColorado is known for having some of the most gorgeous weather in our nation, because we regularly get over 300 days of sunshine a year.  But if you live here, you know that our weather is no joke, and experiencing things like 60 degree days in January are just as common as the spring blizzards.  In either situation, if you are not prepared for Colorado’s quick changing weather you will likely find yourself wishing you were. Regardless of whether it is bringing a jacket or making sure your homeowners insurance policy is up to date, preparation is key. Of course, the repercussions for being caught in a spring snowstorm without a jacket and gloves are unfortunate, but it is more unfortunate and costly to be hammered down with golf ball size hail stones in a…

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Recently Better Homes and Gardens conducted a real estate survey among the new generation of homebuyers, ages 18-35 years old, and concluded this younger demographic is not afraid of getting their hands dirty when it comes to their real estate purchase decisions. In fact, this hands-on approach regarding real estate renovations and repairs, is actually preferred by 30% of those interviewed! The survey also found that 77% of new homeowners are looking for a more “essential or purposeful” home, which features the “technological capabilities” they are used to over a traditional luxury home. In addition, 43% of those interviewed want something that is not considered a cookie cutter home, but offers quality amenities and accommodations.   So what does this…

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