February 2016

There are 20 blog entries for February 2016.

 Trend we love: Two-toned kitchen cabinets.       Even if you think you might stay in your home forever, it's still important to be aware of the trends that raise a home's value and may also help it to sell faster if you ever do decide to sell.         Two-toned kitchen cabinets are one of those trends that we think will hold value in the long-term. So, don't be afraid to mix it up if you are thinking about remodeling your kitchen...or even if you are just thinking about re-facing or painting your cabinets.         Keep upper cabinets white or neutral for a clean, timeless feel, then go crazy with the lower cabinets by playing with various wood tones and deeper colors to take your kitchen in two…
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1545 South Broadway

Antiques Row

Unique opportunity to own a piece of Denver history, which is currently an art studio and was formerly a VFW bar.  First floor has an entry with coat room and additional storage opening to the original bar with great original hard wood floors and windows for great light.

Addition off the back would be a great area to expand. Lower level features great bank of windows, full kitchen and bath. Could be a work/live option. Stand alone building with two levels with room to expand off the back.

Listed by Rebekah Robinson for Live Urban Real Estate. Please contact Rebekah for current pricing and availability.

Visit 1545 South Broadway for more information.

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Beautiful main level living in this well appointed ranch style home. Warm and inviting, this home offers new carpet, recently finished basement, eat in kitchen with butcher block island and separate dining room. The master bedroom is light and bright with walk-in closet and updated ensuite, 5-piece master bath with granite counters. Enjoy the beautiful Colorado outdoors with a large backyard and great deck. Perfect for entertaining. The basement features a media room with bar area, great for watching your favorite sports, movies and gaming. It also provides additional living space, bedroom and bathroom. Close to schools and parks.

Listed by Brad Yoshimitsu for Live Urban Real Estate. Please contact Brad for current pricing and availability.

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Interesting read today from CNBC. But it's not really a huge surprise to us...we meet homeowners every day who think that they can't afford to sell their Denver Metro area home because they don't have enough equity. Most of the time, they are really shocked at how much money they will earn when they sell - no matter what condition their property is in, or where it's located.

Are you one of the millions of homeowners who think that they know what their house is worth, but actually have way more equity than you think?! Even if you have only owned your Colorado home for a year or two, it's likely worth WAY more than you paid for it.

From CNBC:

Despite three years of a solid recovery in home prices, a surprising number of homeowners don't

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What is the cost of waiting to buy a Denver home?

If the projections prove correct, then the cost of waiting is very significant.

The last time I wrote a blog post like this, the projections were actually conservative, as you will see below.

The average price for a single family home in Denver right now is about $415,000. By this summer, it should be closer to $455,000. Let that sink in for a minute, then get in your car and start looking at every home on the market if you are a buyer. Start looking for Denver area homes online.

If you are a seller, and have even remotely thought of selling sometime soon, we should talk.

Here is a similar graph that I had made in 2014. All numbers provided by Denver Real Estate stat expert Megan Aller

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How do I buy a Denver home without selling mine first?

It's a very common question that I get and I certainly don't blame people for asking. With inventory so slim right now, there is always the risk that if you sell your home before finding another, you might not find the right home in time and then have to find a rental to bridge the gap. So in an ideal world, if you can buy your new home, and then sell your current home after you move, why wouldn't you? 

Just like most aspects of buying a home, it all depends on financing and if you can qualify for two mortgages at the same time. To get the best answers, I turned to one of my favorite lenders, Tracey McVicker with SWBC Mortgage.

He offered a number of options to make this work:

1. If

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If you've started looking for a home in the Denver Metro area, you know how quickly homes are selling.

When you are serious about making a move, there are a few things that can get you ahead of the competition:

1. Set up a search on the Live Urban website, which uploads updated MLS information every 15 minutes. This is crucial when homes are selling in less than 24 hours. Make sure to choose the ASAP option, which will email you new listings and updates as soon as they happen.

2. Keep your parameters wide open. Don't limit your search to a certain number of bedrooms or bathrooms, and we wouldn't even recommend paring down your options by square footage when there are so few homes on the market.

3. The most important thing is location - if

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We totally dig Valentine's Day.

Not because it's a Hallmark holiday only created to sell loads of chocolate and cards...yeah, we know, it totally is.

But because it's a also a chance to celebrate all that you love about your life.

 

Need some last-minute inspiration from St. Valentine?

Check out this Pinterest Board!

Or check out our 5 easy ways to decorate with a little love.

Anddddd....just in case reading this post was your first clue that it's Valentine's weekend...make reservations. Like, now.

Happy Valentine's Day. We <3 You!

 

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Bring the kids, bring the dogs - there will be treat-filled eggs, live music and fun for everyone at our First-Ever Urban Egg Hunt!

More details coming soon, but save the date and plan to join us, we look forward to seeing you on March 19th at Alamo Placita Park!

If you are a locally-owned business and would like to be a sponsor, please contact Brooke!

 

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