Living Urban in Denver: Real Estate Blog

Happy 420 Day in the Mile High City!


No matter how you're celebrating, we thought we would take this opportunity to update our readers on some of the new Ins + Outs that the Real Estate industry in Colorado has learned to navigate since marijuana became legal here last year.

No matter where your personal opinion lands on the new law, if you’re a homebuyer in Colorado, it's something to be aware of as you look at properties and become a Colorado homeowner.

In general, municipalities and people across the state have seemed less concerned about the consumption of marijuana and more concerned about how to handle recreational pot sales, tax income, and what it means to neighborhoods where pot shops operate. Opponents argue that recreational pot

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Locally sourced Artwork, worth getting excited about.

Denver Inspired Artwork
Denver is one of the hottest housing markets in the country.  Tons of new home buyers are scrambling to find the perfect place to call home, in a variety of exciting Denver neighborhoods.  Upon closing a home, in this crazy real estate market, do you think that these buyers might be ready to express a little hometown love and gratitude?  I sure think so!  

It’s time to take that local pride and show it off in your home decor.  I am going to show you how to take your Denver-style to the next level. 

The first step in decorating with Denver inspiration is to head over to the I Heart Denver store, located on the second level of the Denver Pavilions at the 16th Street Mall.  The I Heart Denver store

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Light + bright, open plan, modern corner condo with stainless appliances, gas fireplace, large patio, updated hardware + fixtures. Generous master w/ walk-in closet; tons of storage w/ 2 pantries, built-in shelves, laundry closet with W/D hookups, linen closet, outdoor storage closet.

Wide plank laminate flooring in living area. Reserved parking just steps away. Well run community with outdoor pool. Location is perfect, near: RTD Park & Ride, parks, trails, shopping centers, bus route to CU and more. Ground floor, no stairs.

Easy access for bike lovers to Boulder Creek Path!

Listed by Heather Truhan for Live Urban Real Estate. Please contact Heather for current pricing and availability.

33 South Boulder Circle #111, Boulder CO 80303.


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Gorgeous condo in South City Park with sophisticated finishes. Light and Bright with windows galore. Wood floors. Granite counter tops. Gas fireplace. Master suite. Walk-in closet. Stylish half-bath. Clean and spacious laundry room in unit. Outdoor balcony perfect for entertaining. Building is quiet and elegant.

One garage parking space plus storage unit. A block south leads to the cool restaurants, shops and Bluebird Theater on Colfax. A block to the north enjoy City Park, including Jazz in the Park throughout the summer.

1570 Milwaukee Street #210, Denver CO 80206.

1 Bedroom. 2 Bathrooms. 948 Square Feet.


Listed by Susie Best for Live Urban Real Estate. Please contact Susie for current pricing and availability.


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Picture Perfect Victorian in Cool Cole Neighborhood! Updated Furnace, Water Heater, Electrical, and Double-Pane Windows. New Interior Paint. Massive Walk-In Closet that could also be used as an Office or Nursery.

2 Car Garage with Excellent Storage in Basement and Throughout the Home. Near Existing Welton St Light Rail and Future East Line at 38th & Blake. Close to all the Great Restaurants, Bars, Coffee Shops, Breweries and Art Galleries in RiNo and Upper Larimer.

An 80 Walk Score means "Most Errands can be Accomplished on Foot" and a 95 Bike Score means "Biker's Paradise." Nothing to do but Move In and Enjoy! 

3336 Lafayette, just listed by Paul Kourkoulis for Live Urban Real Estate. Please contact Paul for current pricing and

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This is not exactly breaking's a Seller's Market in the Denver Metro. Properties that are reasonably priced and aren't falling down are likely to get multiple offers. Awesome if you're thinking about selling your house, right?       Your home is definitely a hot commodity . But, as a seller, how do you know which offer is the right offer to take? Not all offers are equal. Here is how Live Urban agents evaluates multiple offers for our sellers. (And, by the way, Live Urban listings tend to sell really fast and benefit from higher than average sales prices.)   On Offer Deadline Day: We go through all of the offers to make sure they are legitimate contenders, all of the paperwork is in order, everything is properly signed, and…
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Live Urban Real Estate, a Denver-based company specializing in residential real estate sales, just announced that they have been recognized as the Top Small Business workplace by the Denver Post.

“We are really excited about this award,” said founder and owner John Skrabec, “because we created Live Urban when we were looking for a Real Estate brokerage that we wanted to work for, and we couldn’t find one. Ten years later, we have a really special group of agents and I can honestly say that I actually LIKE each and every one of them. That’s pretty honestly enjoy every single person that you work with.”

The Top Workplaces program recognizes good employers on 30 regional lists and one national list. The evaluations for the list are based

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Gorgeous condo right across the street from City Park. Gleaming hardwood floors, new stainless steel appliances, updated bath, brand new high-end washer dryer in the unit. You will love this bright, light filled home.

Absolutely stunning, designer paint throughout. Lovely historic building. Community patio with grill for all of your outside entertaining. Walk across the street to City Park to sip your morning coffee or to enjoy the concerts on Sunday and the beautiful fountain lights all summer long.

Such a walkable area, stroll down the street to Stella's, Denver Biscuit Company, Tommy's Thai and dozens of other shops and restaurants.

1685 Steele Street #2 Denver CO 80206.

1 Bedroom. 1 Bathroom. 952 Square Feet.


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Let's face it, once buyers have made it successfully through the sales process in this market, many feel as if they have slayed Goliath, defeated Hercules, and successfully completed three consecutive Iron Man Competitions!  Aside from rejoicing and doing back flips at the closing table, buyers can now begin planning one heck of a housewarming party to celebrate.  In order to ensure that these home buying champions can both host and enjoy a memorable celebration, here are some make ahead, big batch cocktail recipes that will delight tastebuds, please crowds, and allow our victorious friends to get out from behind the bar and relax in their new homes!

1. Sparkling Peach Sangria


  • 5 Fresh Peaches
  • 6 Sprigs of Fresh Thyme
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Solid, Cute Brick Ranch in the "Red Hot" North Park Hill neighborhood. This updated home features brand new contemporary tile in the kitchen and bathroom, slab granite counter tops, brand new carpet, updated windows, updated electric, and a newer roof.

The entire interior has brand new paint. This house was professionally cleaned and is truly a "move-in ready" home. This home has a utility shed in the back yard, boasts a huge lot and an impeccable lawn, maintained by an automatic sprinkler system.

Conveniently located 10 minutes from downtown, 5 from City Park, 5 from Stapleton, 10 from Northfield. Approximately 20 blocks from future East Line light rail station. Blocks away from Smiley Middle School which will house the new A+ graded, McAuliffe

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