Living Urban in Denver: Real Estate Blog

It's time for that annual summer ritual of figuring out 100 things to do with zucchini. 

Like most novice gardeners, my first gardening success was zucchini, and like all gardeners this time of year I start thinking of what to do with my harvest. 

I am not much of a bread or muffin eater, so I am always looking for new and unique ways to use all that zucchini, and because summer is also a time for parties I like recipes that are good for sharing.  Although I don't have 100 ideas (yet), I do have a few great recipes to use some of those zukes.

 Zucchini bean dip

2 cups of zucchini shredded

1 large clove of garlic minced

1/4 cup onion finely chopped or grated

4Tbs Olive Oil

1/2 tsp salt

Pepper to taste

Two 8oz cans rinsed

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Big news on the national real estate front. Real estate sites Zillow and Trulia have announced they plan to merge. And it could signal significant changes for the industry in the coming years. Our own John Skrabec, Founder and Broker/Owner of Live Urban Real Estate chimed in on the issue, in a article published today at InsideRealEstateNews.com. 

 

John Skrabec, founder and owner of Live Urban Real Estate in West Highland in Denver, said the proposed merger is interesting on a number of levels.

“I think that it will mean that it will be more and more important for Realtors to focus on hyper-local markets,” Skrabec said.

“Real estate agents that live and work in neighborhoods have more to offer than the big guys like Trulia and Zillow, because

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Lovely updated 50's ranch in northeast Park Hill, filled with natural light, new windows, kitchen has stainless appliances and granite countertops, updated bath with fantastic tile, original wood floors, two bedrooms on the main and one huge non-conforming bed in basement with great closet space, basement partially finished (non-conforming bed finished) with an unfinished "family room" with space for everything, relaxing covered patio to watch kids or dogs play in enormous back-yard, driveway is long and will fit 2-3 cars parked tandem or build a garage on the 6,250 lot. This home has been loved and cared for and is just a block from peaceful walks along Monaco parkway, convenient to Stapleton stores and restaurants and a quick drive or bike ride into

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Super Chic, one bedroom, one bathroom, two level loft style condo in desirable Lincoln Park.

Massive amounts of volume fill the entire property with tons of natural light. Soaring ceilings make the property feel much larger than it is.

A short walk to the 10th and Osage Light Rail station, one garage space and another surface parking space all make this property perfect. Hardwood floors, exposed beams, open metal staircase and elevated bedroom add to the gorgeous nature of this city dwelling.

Minutes to downtown, close to all main highways and a spectacular view of the mountains top off the list of endless features in this chic abode!

Listed by Casey Shea for Live Urban Real Estate.

1111 Osage Street #20 Denver CO 80204.

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WONDERFULLY VINTAGE & CHARMING INTERIOR WITH A LOW MAINTENANCE EXTERIOR!

LARGE LOT HAS BEAUTIFUL XERISCAPE TO INVITE YOU INTO THE HOME AND THE QUIET, PEACEFUL BACK YARD IS ALREADY SET UP WITH A LARGE DECK AND GARDEN!

SUNLIGHT FLOWS INTO THE OPEN FLOOR PLAN. THE MASTER BEDROOM IS LARGE W/DOUBLE CLOSETS.KITCHEN IS UPDATED WITH NEW CABINETS, GRANITE & STAINLESS APPLIANCES. BATHROOM IS UPDATED.

ENJOY COLORADO LIVING WITH A GARAGE BIG ENOUGH FOR ALL OF YOUR TOYS!

GARAGE IS OVER 600 SQ.FT.! ROOM ENOUGH FOR 2 BIG CARS, AND A WORKSHOP. NEW WINDOWS THROUGHOUT HOME & UPDATED SYSTEMS. WHAT MORE CAN YOU ASK FOR IN A GREAT LOCATION! STEPS FROM TENNYSON ST BARS/SHOPS AND THE PARK & LAKE. EASY ACCESS TO I-70 FOR MOUNTAIN WEEKENDS!

OPEN HOUSE

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One of my biggest pet peeves is walking through Denver neighborhoods in the fall and seeing so much fruit from fruit trees lying on the ground, going to waste. With all the hungry people in Denver, it sure seems like such a waste of high quality, free food. I get it, picking fruit can be a pain and very messy. Luckily, there are a few great options right here in Denver that we can all take advantage of to help save some of this fruit and help out those in need.


The first is called Denver Yard Harvest. This is a great organization that will collect your ripe fruit, leave you what you want, and then deliver the rest to seniors, community kitchens and charities that distribute food to those who are at risk of going without fresh, healthy food.

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Nearly 1,300 new apartments were added to the metro Denver rental inventory during the second quarter, but rents still edged up and vacancy rates declined according to a recent article from the Denver Post about the incredible rental market in Denver, click here. This says a lot for how strong the rental market in Denver is when you add 1,300 apartments and vacancy rates declined while rental rates rose. 

When driving around town, especially Downtown, it is hard to believe there is enough demand to keep up with all the apartments that are being built. This article makes some really interest points though to show that even with everything being built, it won't be enough to keep up with the growing demand for years to come. "The state of

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  One of our favorite non profits in all of Denver is UrbiCulture Community Farms. UrbiCulture operates 8 urban farms in 5 distinct neighborhoods of Denver with a central commitment to growing food sustainably for all people, regardless of income and economic status, and engaging communities through educational and volunteer opportunities. 
This year for their Farm to Table Benefit, Chef AJ Ouellette will inspire your tastes buds with a four course dinner using fresh and local ingredients. You will enjoy your dinner while sitting in their beautiful Celebration Community Urban Garden, talking with your neighbors, laughing and enjoying yourself thoroughly. The dinner will be paired with local wine from Bonaquisti or Upslope Brewery's Beer. The…
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You'll walk through your private courtyard into a grand entry and immediately know you're home.

Soaring ceilings and multiple double doors on both ends of the great room allow the outdoors to flow in bringing fresh breezes and the scent of pine.

A cozy hearth room and eat-in area off the kitchen make this space feel like the heart of the home. As you retire to your master retreat, you'll find views of the 5th fairway of the Castle Pines Country Club golf course, and a master bathroom as grand as you'll ever see.

In the walkout basement, you'll find three large bedrooms - each with its own attached bathroom - as well as a nanny quarters with a full kitchen. The spectacular wet bar faced in stone also has a wine cellar capable of holding

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BETTER THAN NEW! Built with care and upgraded with pure love, this home belongs in Dwell magazine.

The large, premium lot is one of the best that the area has to offer, backing to the unique combination of Arvada and Jeffco Open Space, along with Turner Lake and White Ranch access.

Every space has been upgraded, from the dark wood floors to the beautifully finished kitchen, bathrooms and bedrooms.

Unfinished basement is a fully prepped blank slate with rough-in for bath, egress windows and high ceilings.

Live in Spring Mesa and enjoy high-rated schools, abundant recreation offerings, and strong sense of community...why wait for a new build with basic finishes and baby trees when you can have a home full of thoughtful upgrades, mature

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