November 2016

There are 20 blog entries for November 2016.

According to Laura Gaskill, fall is a good time to take care of big home repair projects before shorter days (and in many areas, ice and snow) make outdoor work too difficult. And if you do live in an area with cold winters, take some time this fall to boost energy efficiency throughout your home, and prevent damage from winter storms with proper tree care (we spoke with an expert to find out what you need to do). Tick these 15 items off your list this season, and you can rest easy knowing that your home and yard are buttoned up and ready for winter.

1. Care for trees and shrubs. If you have trees on your property, consider hiring an arborist to care for them — these pros can spot signs of poor health early on to prevent tree loss, and know

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Crafting the Sale Episode 5 - Rambling Ranch Renovation in Denver's Virginia Village

In this episode of Crafting the Sale, our clients took a Virginia Village home with great bones, and updated it with the help of a designer. Opening up the floorplan by tearing down walls, installing completely new finishes, and thoughtfully creating a home for today's Denver homebuyers was the game plan....check it out!

 

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OPEN, LIGHT & BRIGHT, THIS 2 STORY HOME HAS CLASSIC STYLE COMPLETE W MODERN FINISHES. LOCATED CLOSE ENOUGH TO ALL THE HIGHLAND SQUARE ACTION ON A QUIET, FRIENDLY BLOCK W MATURE TREES & BOLD ARCHITECTURE BOTH NEW & OLD. THOUGHTFUL DESIGN, FINISHES & FEATURES OF THIS HOME INCLUDE THE GRAND ENTRY, CLASSIC KITCHEN W PANTRY, IMMENSE ISLAND & HIGH-END APPLIANCES, EASY OUTDOOR FLOW THRU THE SLIDERS ONTO THE PRIVATE PATIO & INTO THE ECO-FRIENDLY, FENCED YARD W RAISED, IRRIGATED BEDS & OVERSIZED GARAGE. THE BACK ENTRANCE EVEN CONTAINS THE HIGHLY SOUGHT AFTER MUD ROOM! 4 LOVELY BEDROOMS INCLUDING A MASTER SUITE W 5 PIECE BATH UPSTAIRS ALL HAVE LARGE WINDOWS CLAD W CUSTOM PLANTATION SHUTTERS. THE NEWLY 100% FINISHED BASEMENT W 5TH BED & FULL BATH W EGRESS IS

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Live Local, Shop Local, Support Local.

Denver is full of awesome little boutiques, independently-owned restaurants, and plenty of opportunities to find the perfect locally crafted or sourced gifts for every special person on your holiday list. We asked Live Urban agents to share their favorite places to SHOP LOCAL:

Ryan said: I've got to send a shout out to Spruce Men's shop and Barbershop on Tennyson Street in Highlands. It's a great place to pick up a great men's gift AND get an awesome haircut at the same time! 

Joy said: I love Mountain Moppets based out of Manitou Springs for baby toys and clothes! They are owned locally, and also sell locally made goodies. mountainmoppets.com

Sandi said: Tallulah Jones on 17th. Great

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Small Business Saturday is November 26th.

As a totally local small business ourselves, we absolutely LOVE Small Business Saturday.

We're looking forward to shopping in some of our favorite Denver neighborhoods this weekend, crossing the names off of our holiday gift lists one-by-one, and taking advantage of local events where we can find handcrafted and locally produced goods for our friends, families, and clients.

One of our favorite events will be back just in time for Small Business Saturday (and Sunday) this weekend!

The Horseshoe Market is Denver’s premier indie craft vintage market. Established in 2010, the Horseshoe is your one-stop destination for all things handmade, vintage, art, and design.

 

See all the

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Make your Thanksgiving 2016 dinner reservations now!

We get it, spending the day slaving away in the kitchen in order to create the perfect table full of turkey and side dishes isn't everyone's idea of a good time. So, as has become an annual tradition at Live Urban, we found a great list of Denver area restaurants that are open on Thanksgiving over on OpenTable...check it out, and make sure to book your table soon!   Happy Thanksgiving!
     photo of the bistro at marshdale restaurant The Bistro at Marshdale      photo of elway's downtown restaurant ELWAY'S Downtown      photo of ignite burgers & bar restaurant Ignite Burgers & Bar     photo of blue island oyster bar restaurant Blue Island Oyster…
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Hurry, hurry, hurry this cozy duplex won't last long!

The large living space is the perfect start to your new home.

The eat in kitchen has new granite countertops, marble backsplash and cabinets, with plenty of room to entertain. Laundry in unit is a major plus, combined with a large closet for storage, you can't beat it! Bathroom has original, extra large clawfoot bathtub, to add to the character this house already offers.

Baby room has great potential for office, mudroom, or more storage. Private backyard is great for pets, combined with low maintenance ease, and large storage unit in basement. This home is the full package. Don't miss out on the additional storage in the basement. Apartments across the street are being converted to condos,

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Welcome Home! Don't miss this amazing opportunity in the RidgeGate Community!

This stylish 2 bedroom, 3 bath townhome is ready for you to move right in! Gorgeous flooring, cozy fireplace, fresh paint and brand new carpet provide the perfect setting to relax or entertain your friends. Spacious and chic, you'll love having two master suites, a private and rare backyard for your furry friends and summer BBQs, as well as a two-car garage! The lower level is ready for you to finish to your liking.

Highly walkable, head to Prairie Sky Park or the Lone Tree Rec Center and grab a latte at the local coffee shop around the corner. This home is in pristine condition in a thoughtfully planned community. Accessibility to the Lincoln Station Light Rail is

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Free Photos with Hipster Santa on December 17th!

We're ready to put the Hip in your Holiday!

Free Photos with Santa...with a Live Urban twist, of course. Our fabulous in-house photographer Jan Pelton (you might have met her at our Harvest Party or Urban Egg Hunt) will be taking free photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus at Live Urban's Highland Square location. Stop by and enjoy boozy hot chocolate and other sweet treats and get your photo taken with our Holiday Hipsters!

Bring the dog, bring the kids, bring your besties or just your sweet self for a little meetup with your favorite holiday hero. Wear your Christmas/Hannukah/Chrismakus best or come-as-you-are, we are looking forward to seeing you on December 17th from 11-2 - and you'll be

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You need to see these views for yourself - from Longs Peak to Pikes Peak and in every other direction.

On almost 5 acres of horse property perched on a hill, this completely renovated, practically new home is still only 7 minutes from downtown Parker. The great room is so wide open, and has so many windows, that you'll have incredible front range views while you cook. Hand-scraped Acacia wood floors flow throughout the great room and into the new granite and stainless kitchen that looks fantastic and cooks even better. Also on the main floor are a large master suite with a marble bath and more of those views, along with a another bedroom and bath.

The finished basement is huge and feels even bigger, thanks to ceilings that are almost 9 feet

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