Living Urban in Denver: Real Estate Blog

Consumer Advisory:  Five tips for navigating short-term rentals and homeowners insurance

What you need to know about insurance in Denver's home-sharing marketplace

Technology has drastically changed the way people travel and stay in new places. Online marketplaces allow travelers to book entire homes or rent a room in a private home overnight. Popular websites like Airbnb, VRBO, Roomorama and HomeAway are now used widely to connect hosts with guests. This type of business goes by different names - home-sharing, peer-to-peer rentals (P2P) or short-term rentals (STRs) - and property owners use the online marketplace to advertise and book their privately-owned apartment, condo or house.

If you’ve been thinking about renting out a room or your home

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This Swallow Hill condo is made for entertaining with an open floor plan.

Invite all of your friends to enjoy the sunset from your balcony and living room while you prepare a feast in the kitchen with new stainless steel appliances, large kitchen island, 42 inch cabinets and separate pantry. This true two bedroom two bath affords you the opportunity to have guests stay anytime or its perfect for the roommate situation or use it as a separate private home office.

You will be unable to turn down this Uptown location which is steps away from all that 17th Avenue offers. Whether you need a bottle of wine or a snack from Marcyzks or a unique dining experience at Avenue Grill or Beast and Bottle. Come take a look at your new home today.

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It's tricky to find a good hike for visitors from out of town. You want to show them why you love living in Colorado, but you don't want to kill them, especially if they're coming in from lower elevations. Here's my favorite spot to take flatlanders for a beautiful hike that shows off Colorado without much elevation change.

If they can take a little climb, hit Tower Trail and check out the view from its namesake. Just like most trails that are close to the city, you'll have a little more solitude on a weekday.

For more info on Mt. Flacon and a trail map, go to http://jeffco.us/open-space/parks/mount-falcon-park/.

If you'd like to live down the road from the lower trailhead in Morrison,

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Turn-key home in Lakewood has it all!

This 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom home with a 2 car attached garage boasts over 2,300 square feet. Tons of natural light shines on the hardwood floors. The home has brand new carpet and the entire home was just painted. The living room has a walk-out balcony and also a gas fireplace. The chef will love the spacious kitchen and breakfast nook with sunny, south facing 90% efficient Low-E windows and porcelain tile.

Need an escape? The master bedroom with ensuite has a walk-in closet with custom shelving and a high end, remodeled European style master bathroom. And the finished basement has room for a rec-room or man cave. Enjoy the small, low-dues, HOA community with a private drive and plenty of open space.

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Fully updated ranch in hot Virgina Vale.

This charming home has been remodeled top to bottom with no expense spared. You will love entertaining friends in this wide open floor plan. Prepare dinner in the chef's kitchen featuring vaulted ceilings, quartz counters and large panty while friends mingle in the attached dining room or amazing flex space opening to the backyard. When the night is over, retire to the stunning master suite with plenty of closet space and a beautiful attached master bath.

Plenty of room for guests and in-laws in the basement with a full bath and two conforming bedrooms with egress windows. A perfect location to explore this thriving neighborhood. Just minutes to the Cherry Creek Trail, Garland and Four Mile Parks. Just 4

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Live Urban Real Estate is sponsoring Wheat Ridge's Outdoor Movie Series this Summer!

The first event is this Friday, June 24th, and the movie is The Princess Bride!

Get there early to save a great spot, enjoy live music, and check out all the arts + crafts, games, vendor booths and more!

You'll want to stop by the Live Urban Real Estate booth for sure...we have some great prizes to give away!

Let Joy, Liz, Alli or Michelle know if you have questions - and look for them at Friday Night Live!

 

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The Highlands Street Fair is THIS SATURDAY!

We LOVE the Street Fair...listening to great local live music, visiting the other vendor booths and food trucks, sipping a cold craft brew or three...it's all good, and the fun starts at 10 am!

Don't forget to stop by the Live Urban booth - it will be set up right in front of the Live Urban Real Estate booth at 3627 West 32nd Avenue all day long, and we will be spinning the prize wheel and collecting entries for this year's GRAND PRIZE - a custom cornhole set!

 

A couple pro tips:

Bring an umbrella, it's going to be HOT!

Be prepared to park a few blocks away - wagons or strollers for the kiddos and booties to protect puppy feet are a really good idea.

Bring a little bit of cash - not

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YOU MIGHT NEED TO MAKE IMPROVEMENTS RIGHT AWAY

If you just spent a ton of money to buy the house , it can seem ridiculous to shell out again right away. But even if you’ve passed inspection and are moving into a well-built abode, there’s a good chance you’ll have to do something big (a new furnace…a roof fix, etc) within your first year. Keep a cushion of cash on hand, even if it means waiting to buy that farmhouse table you’ve been coveting.

AND THOSE IMPROVEMENTS COULD REQUIRE PERMITS

It depends on where you live and the extensiveness of your plans, but plenty of renovations--say, a kitchen remodel or a window installation--might require a permit from the city government. Do your research, talk to your contractor and don’t risk starting

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Convenient and maintenance free living at its finest.

Newly constructed community built in 2001 and updated in 2016. Walk into bright and open living room with a fireplace and sliding glass doors to the covered patio. An open kitchen with stainless steel appliances and a bright dining room space provides the perfect place to entertain guests. Down the hall is a huge bathroom and large closet with laundry hookups and storage.

The bedroom and the master are spacious with new carpet, bright windows, and walk-in closets. The master bedroom has a luxury master bath. You will enjoy this quiet community's shopping, trails, and downtown Littleton.

Listed by Kassidy Benson for Live Urban Real Estate. Please contact Kassidy for current pricing and

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