Living Urban in Denver: Real Estate Blog

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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Although the government has backed off the purchase of mortgage backed securities, mortgage interest rates remain historically low. There have been moderate fluctuations in interest rates over the last twelve months, but the rate on a thirty year fixed, conforming loan remains in the low 4% range. This bodes well for Sellers as demand for inventory remains high. The low rates combined with affordable housing prices create the perfect buying opportunities as well.

The general consensus seems to be that it is difficult to obtain a mortgage loan in today’s environment. However, in spite of increased documentation requirements, a borrower with reasonably good credit, a two year work history and a minimum down payment of 3.5% (all of which can be a gift

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Make time during the holiday season to visit the Governor’s Residence at the historic Boettcher Mansion, 400 E 8th Avenue.

The creative inspiration for this year’s décor is ‘Colorado’s Lifestyles’ featuring the many ways Coloradans live and celebrate. Colorado ASID designers showcase their originality and talent in designing a room that embraces artistic, urban, mountain, outdoor, skiing, and ranching lifestyles.

The Colorado Governor’s Residence began as a landmark private home, was transformed into a display of old-world elegance and remains one of the west’s true treasure houses as it approaches its second century. Part executive residence, part repository of museum-quality furnishings and objets d’art, the house is a meeting place for the past

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Thanks to all who attended Live Urban's First Annual Harvest Party....we had a blast, and we hope that you did, too!

We were thrilled to have photographer Jan Pelton at the celebration to capture family photos as well as some of the party action...just in case you didn't see them on our Facebook page, here is the link to all of the fantastic photos: http://janpelton.zenfolio.com/liveurban

We were also honored to present a check as part of our 2014 Live and Give Program to Urbiculture Community Farms....check out the video to learn more about this important community organization:

 

Thanks again for another bountiful year....we couldn't do what we love without the trust of our friends, families, and clients who allow us to help them make some

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