Living Urban in Denver: Real Estate Blog

Charming end unit town home with private yard in popular Mayfair. Just minutes to Downtown, Cherry Creek, Trader Joe's, Stapleton, Lowry and easy access to Fitzsimmons and the airport.

Low HOA's, maintenance free living, off street parking, south facing windows and lots of extra storage in the rare basement are just a few of the perks of this great home. Private yard with six foot fence is perfect for pets, a garden and bbq's in the summer.

The entire home has been recently painted and with newer windows, hot water heater, furnace and appliances is truly move in ready. Washer and dryer are in the basement which is great for storage and can easily be converted for more living space. And just two blocks to a grocery store, shopping and

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What are the out of pocket expenses that will come up when buying a Denver home? This is a great question and one of the first that I cover with new buyers when we sit down to talk about the buying process and what to expect. The loan that most people get covers the actual cost of the home, but there are going to be additional, out of pocket expenses you will be responsible for from the time you put a house under contract until you get to closing. It is best to know about these up front so they don't come as any surprise and can be planned for.

To help guide you through the buying process a little easier, we put together this flyer. These costs will vary depending on the property but this is a general guideline of what to expect. As always, make sure

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Worried about your equity? We can help evaluate your situation to determine if you have enough equity to sell for a profit...you might be surprised at how much your home is now worth!

Don't want to invest more time and money into getting your home ready to list? You might not need to...buyers are lining up to purchase properties in all levels of finish and condition...before you go out and order those new granite countertops or stainless steel appliances, give us a shout...we would be happy to help you decide what upgrades will get you a good return...and which will not!

This lovely Capitol Hill home sold FAST...proving yet again that it's a HOT Seller's Market in the Denver Metro area...homes that are priced right and show well are selling in

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Yes, it's true! You can get a grant to help you to buy a home in Colorado!

The Colorado Housing and Finance Authority, or CHFA, was created in 1973 by the Colorado General Assembly. CHFA’s mission is to increase affordable housing and economic development in Colorado. Effective February 2, 2015, CHFA will be offering their popular down payment program as a grant instead of a loan! The grant will be:
- Non-repayable!
- In the amount of 3% of the first mortgage loan!
- Can be used for down payment, closing costs, and/or pre-paids.

Qualifications**
- Have a middle credit score of 620 or higher 
- Meet income and purchase price limits.
- Complete a CHFA-approved homebuyer education class prior to loan closing 
- Contribute a minimum of $1,000 toward the

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Where is Denver' next hot hood? It is a question I get everyday and my answer for awhile now has been, Olde Town Arvada and more specifically, Alta Vista. Alta Vista is a neighborhood just north of Olde Town Arvada and is known for it's mid century mod style of homes and affordability. It is exploding right now and a great time to get in while there are still homes that need updating and not everyone has found it yet.

Alta Vista has the rough borders of Balsam to Garrison and Ralston to Oberon. It sits on the north side of the newly redeveloped Ralston-Central Park which is one of the nicest parks in all of Denver. The park features a splash pad in the summer, lots of open space along the creek, covered picnic pavilion, sand volleyball courts,

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A great value in Arvada! A rare opportunity to own this much space under $300K anywhere in the metro area! This low maintenance home boasts more than 3000 sq ft finished! Move-in ready with a bright open floor plan, stainless steel appliances, new carpet and paint. Large windows and skylights flood the entire house with natural light.

Beautifully updated master suite includes a 5-piece bath with a jetted tub and skylight. Add a kitchenette downstairs and design an ideal mother-in-law space. Patio is wired for a hot tub, so you can create your own outdoor retreat with plenty of space to garden and entertain. New furnace, tankless hot water heater and 4 year-old roof. Great location!

Sitting directly across from the new Britton Park - completion

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Spectacular remodeled Highlands home with knockout kitchen, huge rooms, soaring ceilings, expansive master retreat, exposed brick, original woodwork, family room, game/media room and much more. Located close to all that Highlands has to offer, this home is a MUST SEE that will not disappoint.

You'll want to live in the huge and beautiful light-filled kitchen, totally remodeled with modern finishes, vintage wood and exposed brick. Escape to the fully permitted, all-new second-floor master suite with walk-in Elfa closet, 5-piece bath and cozy reading nook.

Main floor features an inviting family room PLUS media room and formal living/music room. Basement could easily be a rental or in-law suite, or just enjoy the newly finished space with 4th

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The Denver area doesn't have school and businesses closed very often because of the weather, but when it happens, we know just how to celebrate! Whether you're looking to keep the kids busy, or ready to cuddle up by the fire with a good book and a cocktail...our Snow Day Pinterest Board is full of solutions, recipes and activities to get you through the day....

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Check out our Snow Board Pinterest Board for original sources and links to recipes and activities!

Follow Live Urban Real Estate's board Snow Day! on Pinterest.

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It is no secret that Denver’s real estate market is red hot. Limited availability and rising home prices continue to put Denver’s real estate statistics on the front page of national blogs and economic publications. Although many are timid to test their buying power in this market, real estate professionals will argue that there has never been a better time to invest. In order to be a successful buyer, you need to know exactly what you want, and what is available to you and your budget! Knowledge is power, and the more knowledge that you have in this market, the more likely you are to succeed.

This blog will be the first of many that will be comparing and contrasting what kind of real estate investment your money can buy you in Denver’s market. I will

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Most Denverites are already well acquainted with the existing Light Rail system, which initially started running in 1994.  The iconic cars, with their advertisements, are distinctly Denver.  

Over the years, additional lines were added to the system, mostly serving the Southern part of the metro region.  (Current light rail map shown below)

If you didn’t live to the South you might not have had a chance to ride in one, or benefit from its use.   Personally, I have actually only ridden the light rail once, to get to a concert in Greenwood Village at Fiddler’s Green amphitheatre.  Other than that, it just hasn’t served my needs, living in Lohi and working in the city proper.   Fortunately the days of large swaths of the metro area not

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