February 2017

There are 17 blog entries for February 2017.


Live Urban is thrilled to announce three local charities selected to receive a lump-sum donation under the agency's popular "Live and Give" program. Now in its third year, the program donates a portion of proceeds each year to three nonprofits selected by Live Urban agents. Upon a successful property closing, we ask our clients to designate the charity they would most like to receive the donation.

Over the years, thousands of dollars have been donated to charities serving a variety of people and causes in need, including youth, animals, homelessness and victims of sexual assault.

We look forward to partnering with the 2017 Live and Give charities and doing our part to assist their worthwhile efforts.

Extended Hands of Hope’s

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Move in ready 1940s bungalow or row-home lot perfect for redevelopment in Denver's trending West Colfax/Sloans neighborhood.

Hot hot 'hood walking to Sloans Lake redevelopment and Highlands hotspots. Rent while you formulate redevelopment plans, or make this recently remodeled home yours. U-RH-3a zoning on a 6,250 lot offers development options in a rapidly transitioning neighborhood. The home's features include 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, hardwood floors throughout, recently updated kitchen and bath, stainless steel appliances, double-paned windows, central AC, sprinkler system and more. Going carless? No problem. A mere two blocks from light rail and only a block to the bus stop. Close proximity to bike trails, green space, Sloans Park Burger, coffee

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home for sale sloans lake denver

This home for sale in Sloans Lake Denver boasts all of the conveniences of a new build with the solid charm of an original.

Relax in your 500 square foot master suite after a walk around the lake (or a paddle across it). Or get to work on a new project in your three car garage with work space. Some other features include a second main level suite, beautiful open floor plan, stainless appliances, granite countertops. The entire home was completely redone in 2012, including a new tankless hot water heater, high efficiency furnace, electrical, plumbing, windows, roof, AND new main sewer line in 2016. You won't have to worry about a thing! So kick back and enjoy a glass of wine on your inviting new porch and say hello to the neighbors!

2339 Raleigh

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first time home buyer denver

Good news for qualified veterans and first-time home buyers in Denver!

The Colorado Housing and Finance Authority (CHFA) is bringing back a popular program that pays home-owners back on their taxes in the form of a credit. That means qualified first-time home buyers can receive up to 20% of the mortgage interest they pay to reduce their federal tax bill. Buy a house, pay less taxes for as long as you own and live in the home!

The program, called the Mortgage Credit Certificate, is limited and requires buyers to apply. Talk with your agent about how you can use this loan program to find your dream home. Lender Josh Groner, with Universal Lending, can help out by explaining the program to interested buyers.

Josh explained that the program is

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home buying season

Spring. My favorite time of the year and as a Realtor, the busiest home buying season of the year. If this upcoming season is going to be anything like last year, preparing your home for sale is not just important, but mandatory. Thanks to HGTV, today's buyers have high expectations and if you want to attract the stampede of showings, get ready to do more than power wash your home.

Spring Home Buying Season Tips

Fix all the small stuff. You may or may not want to have your home inspected before you list it, but know that the buyer will have an inspection before the sale is finalized. If theyfind small problems, they will worry that there are larger maintenance issues that they can’t yet detect. “They don’t expect to find problems, and when they

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Congress Park Denver Homes for Sale

Congress Park Denver home for sale: Everything has been redone from top to bottom!

New windows, bathrooms, kitchen, flooring, and fencing in this Congress Park Denver home for sale. The master suite has a walk-in closet and a bathroom to die for, including multiple head shower with custom glass enclosure and heated floors. Private fenced yard for your enjoyment, a one car detached garage, quartz counters in the kitchen, and exposed brick accents. The basement really doesn’t feel like a basement because it’s garden level and flooded with light. There’s a great wet bar, full sized laundry room with storage and a great family room to relax and enjoy. These homes really do have it all and show like a dream. Hurry and check them out before they’re

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Valentine's day is here!

Whether you celebrate big or small, Live agents offer fresh ideas for showing your honey how much you love them. If you already have plans for the evening, keep these in mind any time of the year just to say “I love you”. Live and love.

I'm spoiling my husband and taking him to Matsuhisa in Cherry Creek on the 13th for a culinary experience. Chef Nobu is going to be visiting the restaurant on the 13th and 14th which will make our night even more special! 

- Bobbi Kim

Cuba Cuba is a long time favorite. Located in a charming & cozy home in Golden Triangle @ 1173 Delaware St - The fare is delicious and light. If you are lucky enough to start your date in the afternoon... check out some art first at Denver

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Sunnyside Denver real estate

New Sunnyside Denver Real Estate Listing: This Sunnyside charmer has been completely rejuvenated from the ground up!

Finding a home as gorgeous as this one, for this price, is more rare than your grandpa's prime rib. This home has been completely rejuvenated from the ground up... special care has been given to upgrading all the electrical and plumbing, the exterior is maintenance free, all your appliances are brand spanking new, and the fancy new bling means you'll feel under-dressed in your sweat pants. Do you have a dog like everyone else in Denver? Great... the fenced yard means you can let him out for squirrel patrol while you have your coffee. This home has been lovingly designed to move right in and get started with the joys of home

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One. Choose the right location.

There is lots of cheap real estate in America. However, much of it may not be worth a lot. It may not be worth much for a couple hundred years, if ever. The key to success is buying in good locations that have demand and good fundamentals. We’ve all heard it over and over—location, location, location.

Two. Buy title insurance.

Getting a buyer’s title insurance policy is important. This is especially true when buying cheap homes from auction or homes that are in distress. Often, agents and auctioneers try to wipe their hands of any liability, which is completely understandable. Still, these properties can have the most title issues. Get covered with insurance.

Three. Make smart offers.

I’ve bought auction

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John Skrabec
Founder/Brand Manager, Live Urban Real Estate
303.477.4760, john@liveurbandenver.com

Lon Welsh
Founder/Chairman, Your Castle Real Estate
303.619.0633, lonwelsh@yourcastle.org 

Colorado's Your Castle Real Estate Buys Award-winning
Boutique Brokerage Live Urban Real Estate


Feb. 8, 2017 - Denver, CO--Your Castle Real Estate has acquired successful boutique brokerage Live Urban Real Estate. Your Castle will operate the agency separately as a free-standing brokerage dedicated to residential home buyers and sellers in Denver and its near suburbs.

The acquisition allows Your Castle to grow and gain a brokerage known for its energetic culture, high marks from clients and numerous accolades from the

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