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Find Variety in Firestone
"We have 27 different spacious home-styles in our Firestone community,” said Journey Homes’ sales director Philip Balliet. “If you want a four-bedroom home in a community with knock-out views of the Front Range, Stone-ridge has it. If you’re looking for a ranch style home, Stoneridge has it. Our selection is amazing. You have to visit Stoneridge this weekend.”

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Real Estate News
Even with tax breaks, PMI insurance still avoided
Q: Does the fact that private mortgage insurance is now a deductible item on tax returns make it a more viable option for home buyers?

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Real Estate Matters
Capital gains tax may gobble up some potential earnings
Q: My mother is in the process of selling more than 100 acres of mountain land, which will bring in approximately $400,000. My mother will get only half of this (there is another owner of the property) and I’m sure her share will be less after closing costs and the agent’s commission. My mother is 75 years old. How much will she have to pay in capital gains tax, and are there income taxes due on top of that?

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Showcase Homes
New pricing at Yeager Farm
Markel Homes introduces the Ridgeway at Yeager Farm, priced at $299,900 for a limited time only. This three-bedroom, three-bath, two-story home features an open floor plan with 9-foot ceilings, spacious great room, separate dining room, L-shaped kitchen with island and main floor laundry. Full Text
Bring family closer at Hover Place
Situated in the Hover Community adjacent to Hover Park, Hover Place offers a retirement facility for those who are looking for comfort and safety.Full Text

Home Interior
Vinyl flooring offers inexpensive beauty
Q: We have painted ourselves in a corner, so to speak, redoing our master bath. We spent most of our budget on a contemporary tub, sink and toilet ensemble (from Duravit), and now can’t afford the marble we’d picked out for the floor. While we save up again, can you suggest a flooring material that will work with our contemporary furniture and not cost too much?

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A Greener View
Tips for replanting Grapevines
Q: Early this spring I noticed the top 6 inches of my 1-year-old grapevine had snapped off. I stuck the top part into a flower vase with water, and to my surprise roots began to grow and leaves started to form. Both the roots and leaves appear to be healthy.

How do I go about transplanting it to the garden? Can I simply dig a hole and stick it in the soil, or is there some preparation required to help it grow? Do I need to transition it first? And when would be the best time?

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