February 2014

There are 27 blog entries for February 2014.

Sunnyside ranch with downtown in your backyard! All new appliances, major systems (including tankless hot water heater) windows, custom tile, carpet, paint & fixtures!

This low maintenance urban dream house is just blocks to the new light rail station plus Huckleberry Roasters, Diebolt Brewery, Bonaquisti Wine (an urban winery) Lou's Food Bar & highway access are all just minutes away!

This fresh remodel with oak hardwood floors, open kitchen, roomy bedrooms, spa like bath & large fenced yard complete with patio & off street parking. **Room to build 2 car garage off alley** is a rare find in such a hip spot!

Showings start Saturday 3/1.

1130 West 44th Avenue, Denver CO 80211.

2 Bedrooms. 1 Bathroom. 825 Square Feet.

$220,000.

Styled by

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Freshly painted and new carpet throughout.

Beautiful 2 bedroom, 2 bath unit with lots of natural light from large windows.

An enclosed lanai is accessible from both the living room and the master bedroom.

Great kitchen for cooking. Lots of cabinets for storage with a pantry and clean appliances. Large laundry room with extra storage, washer and dryer included.

Unit has spacious closets and an additional detached storage unit close to the elevators. Building has a locked entry with intercom, 1 parking space in the garage with key-lock entry elevator.

Great location in SE Denver. The HOA has previously won HOA of the year award has on-site maintenance staff and is professionally managed.

Clubhouse in the center of the Morningside complex

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Average Denver Metro home prices remained steady in January, signaling a strong 2014 for area real estate, according to Metrolist®.

The average sold price for new and existing homes in January—$302, 251—was down 3 percent compared to December but up 10 percent year over year. January saw a slight increase in the number of homes for sale, with active listings increasing 5 percent month over month and 7 percent year over year, but available inventory remains tight. Among properties sold in January, the average listing spent just 61 days on the market, a 22 percent decrease year over year.  The number of homes sold in January increased 3 percent, from 3,229 to 3,342.

With an average sold price of $206,503 for January, the single family attached market

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The “tipping point” has arrived in East Sloan’s Lake neighborhood.  Many thought it would happen ‘someday’ where the area would experience resurgence, and now it is clear, that day has come!

Twelve new construction projects, currently being constructed in the area near 17th and Federal and Sloan’s Lake. These projects are as diverse in range as a new city library, to the many multi-unit, modern properties, priced in the $500’s.

In addition, Two large city projects: Light Rail is completed and has been operating just blocks south, stopping at 13th and Federal with vast outreach and the planning/development of a new Sloan’s Lake City Center at the former St. Anthony’s Hospital site. All of this has created an exciting ‘buzz’ for the area.

With a

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In today's highly competitive seller's market in the Denver Metro area, we are once again needing to get a bit creative and thoughtful in order to not only find and secure homes for our homebuyer clients, but also to make the process more convenient for our clients who are selling their homes and wishing to buy another home.

So, what are the options?  

Obviously, NOW is an AWESOME time to sell.   There is very little competition up against your home, no matter what price range or part of the Denver Metro area it is in.

But, what if you sell your house quickly and then can't find another property to buy?

There are a few different ways that LIVE Urban agents are making this situation work out nicely for everyone:

1. Write a long contract.  What

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Gorgeous 2 story with stunning mountain views and a light, bright open floor plan. New carpet, gleaming hardwoods, vaulted ceilings and a finished walk out on a quiet cul-de-sac, this location can't be beat.

Formal dining room plus an eat in kitchen with stainless steel appliances.

Great main floor that also includes a bonus family room with lovely fireplace for cozy winter evenings.

Large deck overlooks a huge professionally landscaped yard, perfect for summer entertaining.

Master bedroom with bath and 2 additional bedrooms and full bath on the upper level.

Rocky Mountain Elementary and a lovely park are right around the corner.

Community Center with pool and tennis courts are just down the street. This is the one you've been looking

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Inventory levels in the Denver Metro area just keep on dropping....making it difficult for ready, qualified homebuyers to find homes to purchase.

If you are thinking about selling any property in the Denver Metro area, now might be the time to get top dollar for it....with no competition on the market, interest rates still low, and many buyers actively looking.  If you are curious about what your home might be worth (did you know that property values went up about 11% on average in Colorado last year?) don't hesitate to reach out to a LIVE Urban agent who can help you decide whether now might be the right time to make a move.

Here are some URGENT BUYER NEEDS from some LIVE Urban Buyer's Agents...if you or someone you know has a home that might meet

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  When I start working with buyers looking for a home in a historic Denver neighborhood, per the buyer's choice, we always start out looking at bungalows, victorians and tudors. When you see the curb appeal of these style of homes, it is obvious why. These are the sexy homes, the ones that turn your head as your drive down the street.  

Unfortunately, the same can't often be said of the standard 50's ranch in Denver. However, I would say a good majority of the buyers that start out looking for the sexy home, end up buying a 50's ranch because it offers so much more space and a more usuable floor plan. When we get to this point I try to offer my buyers the option of a 50's ranch and give ideas on how to improve the curb appeal to achieve the

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  This cute little Wheat Ridge condo went on the market late last week...and listing agent Sue Perrault received a great offer a few hours later.   We asked Sue why she thought it sold so quickly:   I believe that the condo on W 44th went under contract so quickly because it was priced correctly.  Our pricing strategy was to be aggressive but to still get top dollar for the condo.  We thoroughly examined recent sales in the complex and then devised our pricing to be competitive. We ran the numbers if the seller spent quite a bit of money updating, or just got it looking great and sold in current condition.
It made more sense for the seller to sell in the current condition and she still got over $10k more than she was expecting when we
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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

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