December 2016

There are 13 blog entries for December 2016.

uptown denver condo for sale

Light Filled and Bright Unit in one of the premier condo buildings in Uptown Denver.

Imagine sitting on your balcony with a cup of coffee enjoying a beautiful sunrise or sitting in a corner of the living room with a good book. This unit offers hardwood floors throughout, custom paint, two bathrooms, whole house humidifier, enclosed steam shower in master bath, all kitchen appliances, washer and dryer and a balcony with natural gas hookup. Second bedroom non-conforming but can be easily converted to bedroom, study or additional living space. You will be unable to turn down this Uptown location which is steps away from all that 17th Avenue offers. Whether you need a bottle of wine, a snack from Marcyzks or a unique dining experience at Avenue Grill

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new years eve Denver

Live Urban's Guide to New Year's Eve in Denver

See ya, 2016. Don't let the door hit you on the way out!

Whether you like to get out and party like a rockstar on New Year's Eve in Denver, or if entertaining at home and watching the ball drop on the East Coast is more your style, here are some ideas from Live Urban agents to ring in 2017, Denver-style!

Jana Miller said:

The best way to ring in the New Year is with friends and a quirky party. This year we're having a pajama party, spinning records and playing Family Feud. In many years throwing holiday parties, these two hors 'd oeuvres are always big hits. Both are from the original Colorado Cache cookbook. The cookbook isn't online but these two links have the correct recipes: 

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denver housing market 2017

What will 2017 bring to Denver's housing market?

We asked Megan Aller, our local housing stats expert and Land Title rep, to pull the numbers together for us yet again. You may not be able to go back in time and buy a couple of years ago when Average Home Prices in the Denver Metro area were much lower...but you CAN crunch the digits and decide if it might make sense to make a move in '17, before either interest rates or prices go up even more (or both)!

Last year, Megan had this to say.

The numbers are no less shocking this time around...and we've also got a new President moving into the White House that is sure to cause some impact as well.

Denver's demand doesn't look to decrease anytime soon, and it's just a guess as to what will

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If you were visiting somebody in Denver, where would you rather wait for a ride -- outside door 410 at DIA or inside Union Station? I know. Me, too. So why the heck are you still picking people up at the airport?

Tell your friends and family to take the A Line to Union Station and you'll get there when you get there. They won't mind. They can grab a cocktail and play table shuffleboard. They can get food at some of the best restaurants in town. They'll be having so much fun, they won't even complain if you're late.

And you won't complain, because you'll be saving yourself over an hour in the car. When you live west of Denver, you're pretty much passing by Union Station on the way to the airport. There's already way too much traffic on that

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denver airbnb regulationsI heard the new Denver Airbnb regulations on NPR and I knew I needed to share some light on this matter. I have clients and friends that rent their units so I did some research and found the below article written by James Carlson to be helpful. 

The 7 Things You Need to Know About Denver Airbnb Regulations

1. You must live in the place you’re renting out. The primary residence restriction was the most contentious provision of the new measures. Essentially, this prohibits you from renting out a second home on Airbnb or VRBO. You can rent out a room while you’re staying there or the whole house while you’re traveling. You can also rent out a garage apartment or a mother-in-law suite.

2. You must pay a $25 fee. If you’re going to rent out your home,

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5 Reasons to Sell Your Denver Area Home NOW

1. Don't wait for the weather to warm up to sell...beat the competition by listing now instead!

The price of any item (including residential real estate) is determined by ‘supply and demand’. If many people are looking to buy an item and the supply of that item is limited, the price of that item increases.

According to the National Association of Realtors (NAR), the supply of homes for sale dramatically increases every spring. As an example, here is what happened to housing inventory at the beginning of 2016:

The #1 Reason to Sell Now… Not Next Spring | Keeping Current Matters

Putting your home on the market now instead of waiting for increased competition in the spring might make a lot of sense, especially since we are expecting these same inventory patterns to

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What will Denver's housing market look like in 2017?

It's a question we get all the time - as Denver's local Real Estate experts, we not only do as much research and forecasting as we can, we are also in the field and on the streets, all day every day. Talking to both homeowners and homebuyers as well as investors and developers, looking at inventory, and doing our best to help Live Urban clients navigate the Denver area's complex housing environment.

Here are a few predictions from Live Urban agents looking into 2017 and beyond:

Ash Sabados predicts: Interest rates will put a ceiling on home values. 30 year fixed will be heading to 5 percent. Market will become more balanced in 2017. 

Sara Wilhelm said: I have seen a lot of condos

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Sweet Wash Park location in the heart of it all!

Walk to all that Denver has to offer. Great layout. Light and bright. Very nice space. Open floor plan. Large bedroom. Large closet. Hardwoods throughout. Euro-style wash/dryer in unit, plus additional on-site laundry available. Deeded parking space, and storage. Lovely outdoor courtyard for your summertime entertaining and grilling. Low HOA fees, and heat is included. AC in-wall unit. Perfect for first-time owner or investor. Cheaper than rent!

Listed by Irene Glazer for Live Urban Real Estate. Please contact Irene for current pricing and availability.

148 S. Emerson Street #203, Denver CO.








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Denver Dating Couple

Image Credit: Denver Wedding Photographer, Irving Photography

You flip through profiles late at night, and certain phrases or well-lit photos make your heart skip a beat. And when you think you may have found “The One,” you figure it’s time to make an assessment in person.

Dating? Or house hunting? It could be either.

Neither buying your dream home nor finding true love comes without effort. But just how deep does the comparison go? To find out, we pulled together some data about both—the emotional highs and devastating lows that people experience on their journeys. You be the judge.

1. You Have to Believe that Your Perfect Home is Out There

Before you even begin to look for homes, you’ve probably heard all about rising home prices,

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If you are looking for a way to give back this Holiday season and help local children in need, I would encourage you to check out the Urban Niche Group's Holiday Toy Drive. We are collecting new, unwrapped toys for sick kids at Children's Hospital and the Urban Niche Group will match every donation with a like toy in hopes of delivering over 100 toys to Children's Hospital this Christmas. There are drop boxes at Live Urban Real Estate, 3627 W 32nd Ave along with Sarah O Jewelry at 4301 Tennyson Street. If these aren't convenient, please let us know and we'd be happy to pick them up from you. For more information, click HERE.

We've been asked a lot why we chose Children's Hospital for this toy drive. I, Mic Ortega, have a deep connection with

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