Corken Corner Blog

The Best Flowers to Plant in Spring

Our team at Corken + Company knows that it is important to fill your garden with the best plants of spring. That way, as robins sing to welcome the season, you don’t have to waste any time grabbing your trowel for planting. You can tuck all kinds of plants into your yard as spring unfolds, and watch the magic unfurl as April showers bring May flowers. Here are five of the best flowers to plant in spring!   Flowering Stock: A rich fragrance including hints of spicy clove makes flowering stock a go-to for spring planting. Stock is a beloved …

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5 Types of Home Inspections: Are You Getting the Right One?

For most homebuyers, they know that no matter how much they love a house, getting it inspected before closing the deal is essential.Homebuyers often add an inspection contingency to their offers, which means you can back out of the deal if a significant problem is revealed. Given how an inspection can protect buyers from a lot, it’s no surprise that most homebuyers get one done. However, do you know what type of home inspection you need?Our team at Corken + Company felt this guide to home inspections useful for any curious about what kind of inspection you may need!   Mold inspection: Most …

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What You Need To Know if You’re Thinking About Building a Home

If you’re ready to move up, you may be trying to decide between buying a home that’s already on the market or building a home. With the low supply of homes available for sale today, you’re probably willing to consider either avenue. While home builders are doing everything they can to help narrow the supply shortage, factors outside of their control cause delays.Here are some of the key challenges homebuilders are experiencing today and how they could impact your plans. Knowing what’s happening in the industry can help you make an informed decision.    Supply Chain Issues: The first roadblock builders are dealing with is the …

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Guilt-Free Ways To Refuel Yourself

Burnout and exhaustion may be on the horizon if you’re busy taking care of everybody and everything. Our team at Corken + Company found these tips for self-care for parents from experts and allies in parenting, to be helpful in navigating parenting in times of such intense burnout!  The life coach says: “Self-care is the key to refueling yourself, but the way you think about self-care might be making you more stressed. When you frame it as a “supposed to,” it can feel like just another item on your to-do list. Did you go to the gym? Drink your green …

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A guide to Colorado’s Best Spas

Winter or summer, snow or sunshine, skiing or hiking season, Coloradans are always outside. Our at Corken + Company feels there’s something to be said for taking a few days off to rest, refuel and restore our bodies before hitting the slopes or hiking trails again. Whether you’re in need of a staycation or you want to plan a self-care road trip with your friends, a trip to one of Colorado’s best spas will help you feel re-energized, any time of year. Here is a list of some of Colorado’s best spas.   Spa at St Julien: 900 Walnut St., …

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Mortgage Goals: Which One Is Right for You?

You did it, you finally bought the perfect mid-century modern home with a spacious backyard to entertain your family and friends. You even scored an outstanding mortgage loan with a fantastic 30-year fixed rate. Well done! So you can sit back and relax for three decades, right? As long as you’re budgeting each month for that mortgage payment—for the next 360 months—you’re good to go? Or, maybe now is the exact right time to set some long-term mortgage goals. Just as each homeowner is unique, your mortgage goals are, too. Setting long-term goals may be the best financial decision for you to …

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