Living Urban in Denver: Real Estate Blog

It's that time again...whether you're hanging out on the porch handing out treats to little ghosts and goblins, or being dragged through the neighborhood by your little princess and Batman, you deserve a grown-up treat or three...

Even if you don’t really like candy all that much, let’s be honest, you’re going to dig into the kid’s bags the second they fall asleep. But unlike the kids, you’re also going to want a drink to go with it, so here’s the wine, beer and booze that pairs best with whatever you may find in the kid’s plastic pumpkin!

Cheers, and Happy Halloween!

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The real estate market in Wheat Ridge in October was hoppin' and the biggest news was the listing of several million dollar homes near 32nd and Quail in the Quail Hollow at Applewood Village.  This brand new subdivision has some pretty spectacular homes priced right around $1.1 million.  This price range takes some time to sell, so we can expect that sales will trickle in as the development is completed.

Also notable is that there are 58 homes active for sale, and 47 homes currently under contract set to close in November. Forty homes sold in October ranging in price from $80k for a condo to $590k for a fabulous single family home. The highest priced home sale was at 3385 Flower St for a really cool mid-mod with a pool.  The house was listed at $560k

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Have you ever walked into a house during your home search and thought, "This house would be perfect if only it had...." but then wondered how the heck you could pay for even the smallest remodel?

When buying a home you can spend most of your liquid assets on the cost of down payment as well as the cost of the move itself. What do you then do about those repairs/remodels you want to do?

Most people wait until they can save additional money. But what if you could buy that house, and add in the costs of those remodeling needs when you closed on your home, have the work done immediately? You can do all of this with an FHA 203K or Fannie Mae Renovation loan in Denver, for either a home purchase or refinance. 

FHA 203K Loan

An FHA 203k loan is a

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Even though Halloween is a week away, Halloween fun in the Highlands starts this weekend. With so many families moving in and living in the Highlands, it makes sense that the events really cater to children. But rest assured, there is enough to keep the adults entertained while the kids are having fun. And with temps in the high 70's, what a great excuse to get outside and meet your neighbors.

Trick or Treat Street on Tennyson - A North Denver tradition for over 15 years, join fellow trick or treaters as they walk up and down Tennyson Street collecting candy from 38th to 46th. The event runs Saturday, October 25th, from 10 to 2 but make sure to get there early before the candy runs out.

Harvest Festival and Trick or Treat Street at Highlands

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Have you ever thought about investing in Denver Real Estate? There has never been a better time to own rental properties in Denver with rental rates at an all time high, vacancy rates at an all time low and interest rates back near an all time low. While investing sounds very tempting, it can also be very intimidating and confusing. I've owned rental properties for the past 7 years in Denver so thought I might give some tips to help get you started.

First, just like every Real Estate transaction, it starts with figuring out where you are going to get the money to buy the property. If you have cash, that certainly makes it a lot easier but it is not always the best financial strategy so I always suggest speaking with a lender to get started. You can

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8690 Decatur St #210 Westminster, CO 80031.

2 Bedrooms. 2 Bathrooms. 1012 Square Feet.

Listed by Sara Wilhelm for Live Urban Real Estate. Please contact Sara for current pricing and availability.

End unit with vaulted ceilings. No neighbors above you or to the east. Turnkey starter home or investment property. Includes detached garage - hard to come by in this complex! Balcony overlooks open space and mountain views.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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We want a better vision for Wheat Ridge than big box stores and corporate retailers. That vision does not include a Wal-Mart Neighborhood Grocer, or any other Wal-Mart store.

  If you have driven around Wheat Ridge anytime lately, you've likely seen No Walmart on 38th signs everywhere. It got me curious so I looked into it and found out that there are rumors of a Walmart going in on the south west corner of 38th and Wadsworth.    It certainly makes sense why residents are protesting. There are already 6 Walmart's in a five mile radius of this site. But I think the biggest issue would be the potential lost by turning this corner into another big box store.   Wheat Ridge has been booming this year and if you follow this blog at all, you know that I've been encouraging people to invest in Wheat Ridge the past couple of years. The city of Wheat Ridge has been very aggressive in rebranding itself and has done a…
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Lincoln Park is a vibrant and ever changing neighborhood, and is bounded by West Colfax Avenue on the north, Speer Boulevard on the east, West Sixth Avenue on the south, and the South Platte River on the West. Lincoln Park is an historic neighborhood and home to the oldest restaurant in the city, The Buckhorn Exchange.

Because of its central location, the Santa Fe Arts district, amazing murals, great public transit and a very good recreation center many Denver residents are discovering the vibrancy of this neighborhood. First Friday Art Walk attracts over 5,000 patrons per walk to the Santa Fe Arts District where people can enjoy great art while listening to live music and sampling delicacies from an array of food trucks.

There is also a large

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It's about that time of year again, time to rake up all the leaves from your yard. Once you and your kids are done jumping in them, the fun part is over and you have to figure out how to get rid of them. It is easy to throw them in the dumpsters, but we all know that isn't the responsible thing to do. The City of Denver has made it easy for us though and is offering convenient leaf drop sites around the City. These leaves will be composted and will be available for residents to purchase next spring. For all the details, click here. 

 
 
Compost your leaves at one of Denver Recycles’ LeafDrop sites.  WEEKDAY (Monday - Friday) drop sites open October 1st and will stay open through November 30th.  WEEKEND (Saturday & Sunday)…
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You read that right, interest rates have dropped to their lowest level of 2014 and are below 4% right now, thanks in part to Ebola. With the second case of Ebola in Dallas, ISIS, a weak European economy and other problems around the world, investors are pulling their money from the stock market and putting it into the bond market. When the purchase of bonds increase, the bond yield decreases and as a result, so do mortgage interest rates.

I've spoken with a lender today who has seen rates drop as much as .75% today which is unheard of. I never thought we would see rates fall below 4% again and yet they have. Do the experts think this will last? No, the US economy is still very strong and it is only a matter of time before money gets put back into

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