Rain, Rain Go Away!

The past two weeks have been out of character for Denver. It has been grey, cloudy and rainy. Denver is lucky enough to experience 300+ days of the year of sunshine so this weather is definitely a rarity. Truth be told, it is starting to remind me of the weather on the East Coast. Actually, the East Coast is getting better weather than Denver right now, which is not acceptable!

Close to two weeks of this type of weather starts to affect you. I am finding myself a bit more tired, negative and grumpy. Frustrated, I keep checking the weather only to see no sunshine until next week, which accentuates my feelings of despair. Yesterday, I had enough. I was feeling sorry for the awful weather, and myself something I have no control over. I have decided not to allow the lack of sun to bring me down. When the sun refuses to come out, you have to create your own sunshine!
Denver, how are you handling the weather lately? What are you doing to create your own sunshine? 
In addition to writing for Daigle’s Digs, Elizabeth works full-time as a Real Estate Agent with  Keller Williams Realty Downtown, LLC. Elizabeth’s expertise is in buying and selling a home, first time home buyers, short sales, and investment properties. Contact Elizabeth for any real estate needs. Cell 303-819.73.71. Work 720-314-8352

The ‘Putting Your Home on the Market’ nerves

It’s scary. It’s nerve-wracking. The anticipation is overwhelming. What is it, you ask? It is the week before you put your home up for sale. You spend weeks leading up to it going on the market cleaning, organizing, de-cluttering and making minor repairs. In addition to all of that stress, you are probably planning where to stay the first weekend your home hits the market, as there will be many people that pass through your home. 
Here are a few tops to calm your nerves before your home hits the market and help prevent a feeling of overwhelm.
In addition to writing for Daigle’s Digs, Elizabeth works full-time as a Real Estate Agent with  Keller Williams Realty Downtown, LLC. Elizabeth’s expertise is in buying and selling a home, first time home buyers, short sales, and investment properties. Contact Elizabeth for any real estate needs. Cell 303-819.73.71. Work 720-314-8352

The ‘Other’ Animal Print

I won’t lie over the past few years I have gotten into the animal print trend. I don’t discriminate; giraffe, zebra, leopard and cheetah. Lately I have found a new animal print antelope. Comparatively, it is a bit more subdued than its animal friends and it seems like it would be a great option if you were looking to venture into animal print for the first time. Here are a few ideas of how to bring the antelope print into your home.
As a runner for the stairs:
Rug in a study/library:
In the bedroom:
Paired with stripes:
Paired with floral:
Have no need for a rug but want to incorporate antelope into your home? Use wallpaper!
Where else would you put the antelope pattern in your home? 
In addition to writing for Daigle’s Digs, Elizabeth works full-time as a Real Estate Agent with  Keller Williams Realty Downtown, LLC. Elizabeth’s expertise is in buying and selling a home, first time home buyers, short sales, and investment properties. Contact Elizabeth for any real estate needs. Cell 303-819.73.71. Work 720-314-8352

Keep Going….

It is no secret that the Denver real estate market is incredibly tight. Low inventory and many buyers s a multiple offer, auction style situation is created. I could talk to you into I am blue in the face about the unique dilemma the Denver real estate market is in but I will not. This post will speak to the emotional side of this market; it is heartbreaking at times to be a buyer. Your real estate agent can set you up with perfect expectations – you WILL have to put in more than one offer, you WILL lose out on a home but once it happens, it still stings.

At times the market can be draining for all involved. The other afternoon I found myself feeling probably very similar to what buyers feel in this market – frustrated, hopeless and overwhelmed. I was on the phone with a family member who is going through some health issues, and after listening to me speak she said, “I understand the feeling of wanting to be somewhere that you are not at yet”. Well, yes, isn’t that really what is driving these emotions? In essence, we are all fighting this same battle whether with our health, career, home, family and/or relationships. The process is what causes the emotions.

So, here are six ways a person can cope with tough times, such as buying a home in the Denver market.

The current Denver market mandates a lot of work in order to get a home. It is crucial to be able to trust your real estate agent and know they are working with and FOR you. Always ask what other creative solutions that may have to find a home in a market like this one.

In addition to writing for Daigle’s Digs, Elizabeth works full-time as a Real Estate Agent with  Keller Williams Realty Downtown, LLC. Elizabeth’s expertise is in buying and selling a home, first time home buyers, short sales, and investment properties. Contact Elizabeth for any real estate needs. Cell 303-819.73.71. Work 720-314-8352

Benjamin Moore: Blue Danube

Have you seen Benjamin Moore Color Trends for 2015? It is a great starting point if you are considering painting a room and unsure what color to use. Colors on this list range from neutrals, dark, cool and warm. Recently I painted an accent wall in my living room Blue Danube, a 2015 color trend. 
Blue Danube is a rich, bold blue that compliments cool colors and neutrals well. Choosing a paint color is always nerve-wracking as you have to envision the paint color in the room prior to actually painting it. I find searching Pinterest for the paint color helps because you can often find rooms painted the color already. 
Rooms that were painted Blue Danube and I used as inspiration: 
Wondering what my finished product came out as? Go here to see it.
In addition to writing for Daigle’s Digs, Elizabeth works full-time as a Real Estate Agent with  Keller Williams Realty Downtown, LLC. Elizabeth’s expertise is in buying and selling a home, first time home buyers, short sales, and investment properties. Contact Elizabeth for any real estate needs. Cell 303-819.73.71. Work 720-314-8352

Love it… or … List it?

With so much change occurring in the Denver real estate market I have encountered many people that are at a standstill attempting to determine their next step. Do major renovations for the home to fit the family’s needs? Pop the top? Sell? If you find yourself facing these decisions, know you are not alone! Be sure to consult a real estate professional, as a real estate agent, it is my pleasure consult with folks about their next steps. I will sit down to get an idea of the home and the needs of the family before crunching numbers to determine the best option while considering the current market in their neighborhood. 
In addition to writing for Daigle’s Digs, Elizabeth works full-time as a Real Estate Agent with  Keller Williams Realty Downtown, LLC. Elizabeth’s expertise is in buying and selling a home, first time home buyers, short sales, and investment properties. Contact Elizabeth for any real estate needs. Cell 303-819.73.71. Work 720-314-8352