January 2018

There are 8 blog entries for January 2018.

Denver Real Estate Agent

2017 was a busy year for Denver real estate! Live Urban Agents enjoyed the company of many personalities and the view of countless eye-popping home interiors. From colorful conversations to memorable home decor, Brokers see it all. Step into the shoes of a Denver real estate agent with their favorite home selling and buying stories from last year.

     Jen Larson-Brown

I opened the door to show a condo in Uptown and there was water gushing out of a pipe in the ceiling with about 6” of standing water already on the floor. The buyers took off running while I found the building super. Needless to say, they did not offer on that property!

     Penny Ritter

While touring a patio home in Lakewood, we entered the master bedroom suite to find a

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Beautiful Stapleton home located on a pocket park in ideal location– 1 block to Aviator Pool and playground, close to Town Center, Founders Green, Greenway Park, schools, and open space. 4 total bedrooms/3.5 baths with newly finished hardwood floors, new carpet on the 2nd floor, new paint and new window coverings. Wonderfully finished basement includes heated floors throughout, an established built-in aquarium, guest bedroom and private bath. 3 bedrooms up, an office on the main floor, solar system, a flagstone patio in the backyard, plus large front porch with built-in storage makes this the perfect family home!

For more details, contact listing agent Carolyn Dooling at 303.250.8544 or carolyn@liveurbandenver.com.

4 bed, 3.5 bath, 2338

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Denver Real Estate Slow Down

The Apparent Slow Down, By The Numbers

The Denver real estate market expects to see continued winter slow down in December, especially with the holidays playing into non-real estate distractions. The number of sold homes are down and days on market are up - does this mean that Denver will see a real estate slow down? This month’s numbers certainly indicate the holiday season, with a slowing in sold homes (-13%), as compared to December of last year, that exceeds the decrease in active listings (-10%). 

...But The Numbers are Skewed

However, consider single family homes as vs. attached homes. Since October, we’ve noticed new-build luxury condo numbers skewing the rest of the market data. This was just as true in December.


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Central location close to Swedish Hospital, the University of Denver plus the new fun Cochino Taco (new concept from Squeaky Bean owner) coffee shops and parks. The seller has converted the basement into a recording studio which can be changed back to a media/TV room plus bonus 4th bedroom. Both basement bedrooms are non-conforming. Outdoor spaces are great, the front porch perch perfect for meeting your neighbors and watching the neighborhood thrive. The backyard has a large covered patio ideal for dinner parties or a more private hangout. You will find a workshop/studio space attached to the 1 car garage, perhaps a “she shed,” wood shop or gardener’s quarters, the possibilities are endless.

For more details, contact listing agent Lauren Eddy.

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This fantastic residence features a spacious interior, designer finishes, and some of the finest community amenities in Denver. It features a beautiful gourmet kitchen, and a sprawling living/dining area with custom built-ins that can be suited for dinner parties, cocktail parties, game nights, or evenings at home. An oversized laundry room offers a plethora of storage space. The expansive master suite offers a beautiful retreat, and the five-piece master bath offers an opulent, spa inspired experience. Additionally, a non conforming second bedroom can be used as a guest retreat or office, and features a storage closet and additional en suite bath. This location is just a few blocks from some of South Broadway’s hottest restaurants and shops.


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How New Tax Code Affects Denver Homeowners

With a sweeping new tax code taking hold for the 2018 fiscal year, homeowners and taxpayers of all kinds are wondering how they’ll be impacted. When it comes to owning a home, your tax situation will vary depending on where you live. Moreover, entire real estate markets may see shifts due to the new legislation. In essence, two tax code measures have the promise to affect Colorado homeowners and homebuyers:

  1. The Standard Deduction Increase

  2. The Mortgage Interest Deduction Cap

Will You Really Save With The Increased Standard Deduction?

Trump described the deduction increase as, “nearly doubling the standard deduction that most families take on their taxes”. The truth isn’t so simple. Yes, the standard deduction will almost

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Home Design Trends 2018

It’s 2018 and we’re giddily awaiting the new decor hitting home design trends for this coming year. Home design trends historically follow fashion movements that trickle into living rooms, dining rooms, and bedrooms. Yes, the crocheted couch covers of the 70s started their trending lives as dresses and tops, while the golden arches of the 90s made their way into our hearts through the ear and neck bling of the day.

Our Home Design Trends Predictions in an Infographic

Interior Design Predictions Infographic

The same is true now… future throw pillows are our current jackets, tops, and sweaters! So, with one eye on the fashion trends of 2017 and one looking forward into 2018, we put together some home design trends in the form of predictions for the new year.


2018 Home Decor Trends

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With 24 eateries within a mile, everything you need is at your fingertips, but feels private with a one-way street and a great park in your front yard! An upgraded kitchen with giant island, flex space and large living space make the main floor the perfect hang out spot. The finished basement has 9 foot ceilings, great lounging space and a bedroom and full bathroom, great for a guest! Upstairs you have two bedrooms, including a master bedroom. Large floor to ceiling windows, huge master closet and bathroom. Be sure to not miss the balcony off the master bedroom that offers mountain views, talk about a perfect spot for morning coffee! Professionally Xeriscaped yard with a hot tub offers the perfect spot for an evening of relaxation. 

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