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As the owner and managing broker of Kenna Real Estate, Brian is committed to the success of each and every sale and purchase in which his business is involved. He loves the negotiation process and makes it his mission to ensure that every one of his clients has a hassle-free transaction, from beginning to end.

More than 25 years in the home design and construction business allow Brian to approach his real estate practice from a unique inter-disciplinary perspective. His knowledge of home building as well as real estate sales and purchasing techniques will help you determine the best investment for your own lifestyle.

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4 Cleaning Tips to Make Your
New Home Move-in Ready

If you want to be comfortable in your beautiful new home, you need to clean it. Even if the home was cleaned before you bought it, giving it a good, thorough run-through with your own cleaning techniques will help you get rid of any lingering allergens or pollutants that were missed by the previous homeowners. Poorair quality in your home can take a toll on your health, causing fatigue, allergies, and headaches. At the same time, certain strains of bacteria and mold spores can make your family sick if left unchecked. Here's how to tackle airborne pollutants and lurking germs before settling in to your new home.

1. Don’t Let Allergens Move in With You

Before you start cleaning up your new home,

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How to Budget for Closing Costs

Buying a home is a process that can be described as funnel-like in some ways. Deciding to get into home ownership and looking at potential homes places buyers at the wide top of the funnel. Closing on a home is the culmination of the process and takes place takes at the thin, bottom spout.

Everything that takes place from the initial foray into real estate until it is completed heads the buyer towards closing. What exactly is involved in closing and what costs should be expected? How and how much should you budget for closing?

What is Closing?

There are many processes and individual parties and vendors involved in the sale of the home. This is, in part, what can make the process a bit complicated and sometimes

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STAYCATION IDEAS IN DENVER

Staycations

Usually, vacations require traveling on the road for hours.  Sometimes, the travel time is even longer than the amount of time spent in your destination of choice.  It’s true what they say, sometimes it feels like you need a vacation after having one.  You travel to relax and recharge, but sometimes end up feeling more exhausted than when you started. 

That is why many people opt for staycations.  Staycation is a coined term from stay and vacation, meaning you do not have to move any further for you to enjoy the feeling and perks of an actual vacation.  This gives many benefits to travelers.  This removes the hassle of tiring road trips and queuing in bus terminals and airports.  It also lessens the travel

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Fresh, Clean and Green: Eco-Friendly Tidy-Ups for Your Home

Eco Friendly Tips

 A tidier home can help you feel more relaxed and organized, but what do you do with all the things   you’re ready to part with, and how do you deep clean in a way that is kind to the earth?  Thankfully,   you can declutter and refresh your home in ways you can really feel good about.

  Big and bad.  Decluttering is a wonderful thing, but in the process of paring down, there are some items that can be downright cumbersome.  If you leave them for the trash company to pick up, they will likely end up in a landfill.  Landfills are dangerous, and not just to future generations.  Many people realize items in landfills don’t break down properly and that they are piling up instead of being

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Kenna Real Estate is Now in SoBo!

Looking for a fun, hip place to call home, that isn’t too far from the center of Denver? SoBo is an up-and-coming Denver neighborhood that’s been quietly developing for over a decade, and thanks to its cool vibe is set to become even more popular. After our recent move, Kenna Real Estate is now located right in the heart of the SoBo area, on the corner of Broadway and Yale, and as experts in local real estate we're uniquely positioned to benefit buyers and sellers of SoBo properties. Read on to find out more about the SoBo area and all it offers, and call Kenna Real Estate if you’re interested in buying or selling property in Englewood or Denver!

Where Exactly is SoBo?

SoBo is the nickname for a particular region

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HOW TO CLEAN YOUR ROOF GUTTERS

Roof gutters are a small part of construction but are nonetheless an important and an essential part of a house. Most home owners often neglect the value that a roof gutter adds to a house. The roof gutters however funnel water away from the roof and away from the house which protects the sides of the house, the windows, the doors and most significantly the foundation of the house. In addition, there are risks and damages that come as a result of clogged, leaking or broken roof gutters. For instance, when the gutters aren’t performing at their optimal level rain water might run off to the sides of the house and create poodles of water near the foundation. Heavy rains may create a whole of problems. Cleaning the gutters

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Buying a house is a complicated experience, even with the help of an experienced realtor.

As excited as you'll be to start the next stage of your life, there'll also be plenty of days packed with stress as you struggle to find the house of your dreams. Sometimes, if you're eager to move as quickly as possible, then you may even be tempted for something less than perfect, so that you can feel like you're making progress.

However, a house is a significant investment - and not something you should rush into. To avoid making any unnecessary mistakes, make sure that you look for the following key things when you're searching for your must-have property.

1.     A Roof in Good Condition

The last thing you want to do is buy a house that looks

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SOCIAL LIFE THRIVES IN DENVER

The society is the organisation that decides the character and the behaviours of the humankind. In the society of learned men, even the illiterate would be pushed up to study making him the learned one, similarly, the learned in the land of nomadic will become at some point like the nomadic. But it will not happen in all cases. But, it is to be agreed that the society is the prime decision maker of a man. In that way, the society in Denver, as we are talking about is just an awesome environment as it has astonishing features and locations to satisfy all the varieties of people, the people in the city is just amazing, promotes self respect, and gives respect to others and just they are fitness lovers too. Apart from this,

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Denver, Colorado's Best Schools

Schools are the centers of education and provide the child despite education, discipline and behavioural ethics and so and so to make the child groomed in all spheres of behaving in the society and make him/ her, a respective individual. In that sense, there are many schools in Denver that provide not only education but also identify the real talents of the child and provide a great future towards the passion. Some of the notable schools in Denver are discussed, which are unique in teaching mechanism, talented faculties who facilitate the child in learning and being friendly, promoting enthusiasm among the children to learn.

St. Mary’s Academy:

It is one of the Denver area's Premier Catholic and independent,

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4 Things You Must Do to Prep for a Successful Open House

When you decide to sell your house, you want the process to move as quickly as possible so that you can move forward. Holding an open house is a key step toward getting potential buyers in your home and making offers. But, you need to prepare for the open house and work with a realtor to ensure that it is successful.

1. Listen to Your Realtor

There is a reason that you’ve hired a realtor to sell your home. Their expertise and experience results in faster home sales for higher prices. A six percent commission is well worth the marketing and negotiating skills a realtor brings to your sale. So, when your realtor makes suggestions for your open house, it is in your best interests to follow

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