July 2013

There are 18 blog entries for July 2013.

Like most of my neighbors, with all the rain we have been getting the past month, my garden has exploded and I already have more produce than I know what to do with. I’ve tried giving it away and people are already so tired of me throwing zucchini at them that I think they are starting avoiding me. So this year, after I can’t stomach another bite of zucchini or squash, and I can’t find any friends to give it to, I’m going to donate it.

After doing some research, I found a great website called AmpleHarvest.org. The mission of this website is to connect the 40 million plus Americans who have a garden with the 50 million plus Americans who live in food insecure homes. By simply entering your zip code, AmpleHarvest.org provides a list of food banks…
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  Plan to join North West Denver for a great FREE community and family fun event, Viva Streets Berkeley, on Sunday, August 11, 2013 from 10 AM til 3 PM. 

For the first time ever in the Highlands, LiveWell Colorado and Bike Denver will introduce Viva Streets to the Berkeley Regis neighborhood on Tennyson Street creating a car-free parkway for all Denverites to enjoy. It will be a great day to visit Tennyson by bike, foot, stoller and more! 

Besides enjoying the freedom to "take it to the streets" there will also be live music, food & drink and many fun activities to get your body moving. Stay tuned for a schedule of all the fun events! But until then please mark your calender and plan to spend a great day in Berkeley!

More about Viva Streets: The goal of…
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We are sooooo lucky in Denver, where the Craftsman style of architecture is very prevalent, and in many cases has been preserved from many decades ago.  We are also seeing architects use the basics of Craftsman homes even in brand-new construction throughout the Denver Metro area.

Common features of Craftsman Homes:

  • 1 - 2 stories
  • Low-pitched roof, hipped, gabled, sometimes with a clipped gable. Roof lines may be complex and cross gabled
  • Broad eaves
  • Knee braces, exposed rafter tails and beams, elaborated rafter ends and verge boards, occasionally roof ridge finials
  • Natural materials indigenous to location (exception: kit homes)
  • Open floor plan
  • Dormers:
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When you step into this custom designed dream home and gaze out the windows along the whole rear of the house, the first thing that will come to mind is that you are nestled in complete privacy with nothing but nature on all sides.


And when you light the outdoor gas fireplace and relax on your patio with a glass of wine, a feeling of total relaxation will settle in. This impeccably maintained home on three acres has an abundance of space and each member of the family will find a spot to personalize in seclusion from the grand central living area.





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Updated Sunnyside home with 3 beds on the same level including a master suite! Home features a new kitchen, 2 baths, large yard, 2 car garage & plenty of original features for the Highlands charm you are looking for. Walk to lots of Highland hot spots including Ernies, Rocky Mountain Lake, Sunnyside Music Fest and bike to Downtown, LoHI, The Berkeley district, Highlands Square and Sloan's Lake. A newer furnace, h20 heater, updated electric & plumbing make it move in ready. The house does not back to Federal so very quiet and private.

One of the few homes in Highlands you will find with 3 beds & 2 baths on the main level. A new kitchen with stunning soapstone counters opens to the family room and dining room for that open concept you have been

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With interest rates up, and the heat of summer on, the crazy Denver Real Estate market has noticeably slowed down since July 4th. Speaking with fellow agents, it appears that a lot of buyers are holding off on buying until they figure out what rates are going to do and sellers finally got the message that it is a great time to sell so we have more inventory than we have had all year. Combined, this is a big reason why homes having gone from selling in a day to weeks or even months again.

I certainly understand why buyers are cautious about buying now and hoping rates will start to come back down. However, I don’t think we are ever going to see 3.5% again and I would argue that waiting for rates to drop another .125-.25% is the absolute worst

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With rising rental prices in Denver and super low vacancy rates...it's getting more and more difficult to be a tenant....whether you are looking to cash in by buying a great rental property, or looking to avoid re-negotiating your lease at a much higher rate, this townhome in Arvada might be the perfect solution!

With 2 swimming pools and AC, this is the perfect place to cool off and relax. Nice layout with 2 big bedrooms and full bath upstairs and a nice open space with fireplace and powder room downstairs. Recently updated with new countertops, light fixtures, carpet etc.

Located near the new Westminster Center development which will have a light rail stop right down the street! A great starter, downsize or rental, with covered car space and large

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Check out this short film about the people, the places, and the heart and soul of Denver.  We think it perfectly captures the love we have for the Mile High City!

A project of Air Ball Creative for TEDxMileHigh. More information at http://www.airballcreative.com/

Directed by: Thaddeus Anderson
Produced by: Woody Roseland
Music by: Dexter Britain 
Poem by: Ken Arkind
Narrated by: Theo "Lucifury" Wilson

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On the evening of Friday, July 19, I-70, between I-25 and Federal Boulevard, will be closed to allow crews to demolish the existing Pecos Street bridge and roll the new 2,400-ton bridge into place over the highway. I-70 will reopen by 5 a.m. on Monday, July 22.

It will take approximately eight hours to demolish the existing bridge starting at midnight on July 19 and more than 10 hours to move the new bridge into place over I-70. The bridge is anticipated to be in its final placement over I-70 in the early morning hours of Sunday, July 21. The bridge will be moved using Self-Propelled Modular Transporters (SPMT), which are computer controlled platform vehicles capable of moving bridges of this magnitude. The bridge will move out of the bridge farm

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Looks like it's going to be perfect weather for a little house-hunting this weekend!

Check out our full Open House schedule!

LIVE Urban has a bunch of great new properties that just hit the market...here are just a few....



Check out our full Open House schedule!

For more information, or to set a private showing for any property in the Denver Metro area, call 303-455-5483 or start searching for homes online now!

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