Living Urban in Denver: Real Estate Blog

Live Urban is proud to support Girls Inc. of Metro Denver which offers programs that prepare girls to succeed in a world where women still encounter social and cultural barriers to success. Founded in 1983 by a group of Denver community members concerned about the rising number of girls becoming teen mothers, dropping out of school prior to high school graduation, and entering youth corrections facilities. GIMD is an affiliate of the national Girls Incorporated organization, an established and recognized authority on girls' issues with a history dating back to 1864, and is the only Girls Incorporated affiliate located in Colorado. GIMD’s mission is to inspire all girls to be strong, smart, and bold. GIMD implements comprehensive, gender-specific programs,

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Denver-house

Bring family and up to 5 animals- can have 2 horses! Open floor plan, over 2500 sq ft and a finished bonus room in garden level basement. High ceilings to finish as you want! Detached 2 car garage and additional room for many vehicles and your toys! Minutes to downtown. Easy commute to 6th Ave., I–70, and I–25!

For more details, contact listing agent VICKI MANTON.

$539,000
4 bed, 3 bath, 3749 sf
1064 South Ames STREET
Denver, Cloverdale

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The Details: Lot Almost 1/2 Acre (18,589), New Floors Throughout, Huge Cooks Kitchen, Granite Counter Tops, Stainless Appliances, Eating Space & Breakfast Bar, Dining Room & Great Room Open to Kitchen, Master Suite w/ Sunken Tub, Walk-In Closet, Wrap Around Front Porch

Property Features: Garden

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Last Month's Paradox of Real Estate Trends

The Real Estate Paradox: Days on Market are Up, While Inventory is Down

Metro Denver’s residential real estate data for November is a bit all over the place. Active inventory has decreased by 6% since last year, yet homes are spending 15% more time on the market (equalling an extra 5 days on average). In fact, according to real estate agent Shelley Conger, "inventory set a new record low" despite the sizable increase in days on market. These two numbers seem at odds with each other… there’s less inventory (tipping the market scales even farther in favor of sellers), yet homes for sale are spending significantly longer on the market than this time last year! And, to make things even more confusing October saw 10% more Denver homes under contract

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Denver-house

Allow this spacious and bright home to welcome you into a formal living room and dining room with vaulted ceilings. The entry way and hall will lead you into a well-appointed family room with a cozy gas fireplace. The open floor-plan walks you into a spacious kitchen with an island, granite countertops and stainless steel appliances. Walk upstairs to find a versatile space which can serve as an office or playroom. Retreat in your master suite with a 5-piece master bathroom and walk-in closet. Enjoy the professionally finished basement which features a full bathroom, bedroom and entertainment room. Entertain your guests in the spacious backyard with newly finished stamped concrete.

For more details, contact listing agent Liz Reyes.

$385,000
4 bed,

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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.

 Fall Home Maintenance Checklist

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

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Nov 1, 2017 - Denver, CO -- Live Urban Real Estate founder John Skrabec has repurchased the real estate company from owner Lon Welsh, Founder/Chairman of Your Castle Real Estate. Skrabec will continue the uninterrupted operation of the brokerage serving residential home buyers and sellers in metro Denver.

  Live Urban Real Estate Announces Founder Repurchase of Brokerage

Live Urban Real Estate, a boutique brokerage known for its collaborative culture, excellent client reviews, and recognition from the business community, was established in 2006 by John Skrabec and Mark White. Since its beginning, the brokerage has sold real estate worth nearly $2 billion. In the last twelve months, company sales volume is over $295 million.

Skrabec and White sold the company to Welsh earlier in the year. White has since

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Happy Halloween, Denver!

Live Urban loves Halloween and wanted to share a few ghost stories from our very own Mile High City for the occasion. Want an extra fright this Halloween? Stop by one of these “haunted” locations and you may be visited by a Centennial State ghost!

Denver Ghost Stories

The Grant-Humphreys Mansion Murder

This picturesque Capitol Hill Mansion resides atop a grassy knoll. The building’s ivory and blush exterior paints a whimsical, storybook picture but the mansion’s history sounds more like a horror story than a fairytale.

Build in 1902, the Grant-Humphreys Mansion was home to Colorado’s third Governor, James Benton Grant. In 1917, the mansion was sold to Albert E. Humphreys who made his fortune oil drilling in Wyoming. Humphreys found

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Its a typical scenario that many of my clients express… the sadness that is experienced when they move away from a home they love. Whether it be to upsize or downsize or relocate, we create deep, and often emotional bonds with the places in which we live. We get caught up in the heavy lifting and the frenzy of packing, and before we know it, moving day comes. As we pull away from our beloved home, we are often hit by a deep sense of sadness… “so, is that it??” All of those memories, and we don’t get a chance to say goodbye to our homes that have hosted us for years, and been the receptacle for so much love and laughter and treasured moments shared with family and friends.

And when we look back to see our home in the rearview mirror, it’s too late.

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What Halloween events are there in the Highlands this year? If you live in Highlands or are coming for a visit, then you are in luck. The next two weeks hold plenty of great events to get you in the Halloween spirit whether you are young or old. We may be a bit biased - Live Urban Real Estate has called the Highlands home for almost 15 years, after all - but we think Denver's hilltop is the best place to spend your Halloween weekend. A Highlands Halloween just can't be missed!


Trick or Treat Street on Tennyson

Saturday, October 28th, from 11 to 2

Businesses along Tennyson will be handing out candy and offering Halloween specials to Trick or Treaters and their families.  Come in your best costume and enjoy a Highlands Halloween.

10th Annual

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Denver-condo

This property is located on one of the top floors, offers terrific finishes, parking, a fitness facility, and a location that is second-to-none. Enjoy coffee or wine in your sun filled living room.  Host a dinner party or game night from your well equipped kitchen.  Relax in the tranquility of your spacious bedroom suite.  Whether you enjoy entertaining or spending quiet time at home, this property offers countless opportunities for every lifestyle.  Most importantly, step out of your front door and you will be in the heart of Denver’s vibrant Capitol Hill Neighborhood (filled wth restaurants, parks, coffee shops and more).

For more details, contact listing agent Ryan Belinak.

$215,000
1 bed, 1 bath, 609 sf
1390 North Emerson Street
Denver, Capitol

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