August 2017

There are 21 blog entries for August 2017.

 Live Urban Denver Five Star Professionals Award 2017

Live Urban Agents Receive the 2017 Five Star Professionals Award

Every year, 5280 Magazine awards Denver Real Estate Professionals who stand out as providing top-notch service in the area. By taking a customer-centered approach to their research, Five Star Professional identifies Colorado brokers who display impressive follow through and client care, leaving their clients happy and confident in their home sale/purchase. We're overwhelmingly proud of this year's Live Urban Five Star award winners! 


One of Live Urban's Denver Highlands and Sloan's Lake experts, Melinda focuses on clear client communication and meaningful community involvement, leaving all of her clients happy as can be.


Kendall is a home

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Cherry Creek condo

Practically perfect in Cherry Creek. Lovely condo is beautiful. Open and inviting home has everything you want. The kitchen has granite and stainless, and includes wine refrigerator. Fireplace, hardwood floors, walk-in closet, 4 piece bathroom. Floor to ceiling wall of windows beckon you to nearly 600 square feet of private garden terrace. This patio is your oasis in the city. Great for entertaining and great for your own personal escape. This private outdoor space is perfect for entertaining or for being home in your own garden sanctuary. This is the place to live. Someone tell me a better location? This is it! In the heart of out city. In the heart of Cherry Creek. 5 minutes from downtown, Cherry Creek North is a charming 16 block outdoor shopping

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Searching for a new home can be so many things: exciting, daunting, inspiring, bewildering…

Types of Homes in Denver

Yes, very bewildering at times. Throughout your search, you’ll likely hear countless home architecture terms you’ve heard of, but only on HGTV: As the perky couples travel from home to home with their jovial tv real estate agent - looking at this Victorian or that Tudor - you nod and smile approvingly at your television. You may eve think to yourself, what a lovely tudor or, you should definitely buy that charming victorian!

But despite your grin, you’re probably not quite sure how to spot the difference between a Mediterranean and a Cape Cod home.

This may seem like just a small matter of semantics, but when it comes down to it, the more eloquently

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West Highland, House

Ideally located just a few blocks from Tennyson shops and restaurants and close to Highlands Square! You can’t beat the walkability! Walk to Sprouts, 24 Hour Fitness, shopping, many restaurants, coffee shops, parks and more. Charming home with tons of character, natural light and hardwood floors throughout. Beautifully maintained. On a quiet block in the center of the Highlands. Enjoy coffee in the morning on your front porch. Spend evenings entertaining friends in your oasis of a backyard - perfect for grilling, gardening and simply relaxing. Plenty of storage for all of your Colorado gear. NW Denver living at its best! You’re going to love living here!

For more details, contact listing agent Kendall Boyd.

2 Bed, 1 Bath, 1583 sf

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Uptown, condo

Imagine living and entertaining your friends in one of the best condominium buildings in the Uptown area. Located at the corner of 16th and Clarkson, it's convenient to downtown, parks, shopping, concerts, sporting events, and bus and light rail access. Walkability is amazing and the new Denver Recreation Center is close and convenient. Each unit in this building is a corner unit. Freshly painted, this condo unit sparkles from top to bottom. You will not have to do anything but move in and enjoy your new home.

For more details, contact the LIve Denver Team.

2 Bed, 2 Bath, 1219 sf
1630 Clarkson Street Unit 406
Denver, Uptown

Denver, living  Denver, bedroom

Denver, office Denver, kitchen

The Details: Attached Single Family Condo, Taxes $2494/Year, Parking: 2 Underground Spaces, Storage

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Green Mountain Village House

Excellent open floorplan perfect for entertaining. Uniquely beautiful maple cabinets, huge slab granite countertop and newer stainless steel appliances in the kitchen. Relax and enjoy the mature trees and lovely backyard on the new composite deck. Newer roof, carpet and washer and dryer. Brand new air conditioner. Drought tolerant front yard for easy maintenance and sprinkler system in the back. Easy access to biking and hiking at Green Mountain, Morrison and Red Rocks. A real gem!

For more details, contact listing agent Paul Kourkoulis.

3 Bed, 2 Bath, 1691 sf
1953 South Urban Street
Denver, Green Mountain Village

Lakewood, Living Room Lakewood, Kitchen

Lakewood, Bedroom Lakewood, Dining Room

The Details: Detached Single Family, Taxes $1,754/Year, 8,823 SF Lot, 2 Car Garage, No HOA

Property Features:

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Golden Triangle condo

Live the rich life in gold. Golden Triangle is the perfect location. Easy walk to everywhere! Broadway restaurants, Capitol Hill coffee houses, downtown theatre, and Denver Art Museum. This place has a wonderful layout, grand appointments, and a really good feeling. High ceilings, hardwood floors, fireplace, dining room, two balconies, two bedrooms, two full bathrooms, office nook, laundry room, and beautiful kitchen with slab granite and stainless appliances. Lots of windows, lots of light, lots of sunshine, and beautiful plantation shutters for the rich finish. This lovely home feels spacious and elegant.

For more details, contact listing agent Cyndi Adams.

2 Bed, 2 Bath, 1665 SF
1100 Cherokee Street Unit 303
Denver, Golden Triangle

Denver dining room Denver living room

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Southglenn condo

Relax and enjoy the peace & quiet that comes with living in a 2nd floor end unit, surrounded by beautiful shade trees & well-maintained grounds. Here, you’ll enjoy plenty of recreational choices, from onsite amenities such as the indoor pool, sauna & fitness center to neighborhood parks like Cherry Knolls & deKoevend. Pull your bicycle out of your on-site storage unit & hop on the High Line Canal for a leisurely ride & connection to the greater metro area. Walk to breakfast at Snooze or stroll home from an evening out at the Streets of Southglenn. The low inventory in this price point makes this a fantastic investment, whether purchasing for your own home or for the income potential.

For more details, contact listing agent Karen Dixon.


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With sizzling temps, many homeowners are looking for cooling solution. There are many options in Colorado besides your traditional AC. Swamp coolers are an option because our air is so dry. Whole house fan also work well in our climate because the temperatures at night drop. Here is a breakdown of a few options to consider for your Colorado home:

Air Conditioner 

Cost: $5,000
Pros: Precise temperature control, set it and forget it
Con: Removes moisture from the air, Uses chemicals that emit CO2 emissions


Cost: $3000
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What Do HOA Fees Pay For?

No one likes paying their HOA fees, but that pesky bill comes every month! I despise paying my gigantic HOA fee as much as any other condo-dweller, but it has come to my rescue on more than one occasion. Next time you have to fork up several hundred to your Homeowners’ Association, try to remember everything it’s doing for you…

  1. You don’t have to be Ruler of Rubbish

 HOA trash fee

HOA fees often cover some basic expenses, such as trash removal, water, and sewage upkeep. I don’t know about you, but I’m more than happy to pass any sewage-related hiring along to my Homeowners’ Association. Not sure what your fee covers? Simply ask!

  1. Things always look lovely

HOA Upkeep Fees

The cost of your HOA likely goes toward

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