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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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The Sunnyside Music Festival

The Denver Music Festival that Gives Back: Sponsored by Live Urban Real Estate

Live-Urban-SMF

Saturday, September 9th
Starting at Noon
Chaffee Park

Denver's best homegrown real estate agency and Denver's best homegrown music fest have teamed up this year! Beer flows, music rocks, and good times percolate The Sunnyside Music Fest every year, and this year will be no exception. Live Urban Real Estate has a 12 year history supporting the Sunnyside Music Festival and is so proud to be headlining sponsor for SMF 2017. This free Denver music festival has grown and thrived each year, bringing the community together for bluegrass music, beer, and neighbors. A community driven event, SMF supports local non-profit organizations and Colorado

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Yesterday while driving in Denver I looked at my car thermometer and it read 100 degrees! This got me thinking about our furry friends and how we can help them beat the heat during these dog days of summer. Plus, in Colorado we love being outside with our dogs, so here are some  to help you and your dog get through this heat!

WATER! WATER! WATER!
It’s important we make sure our friends stay hydrated and have access to fresh, cool water during these hot summer days. Lack of water can lead to dehydration and heat stroke. If you are planning adventure out with your pup bring him his own water, so you both stay hydrated and cool.

WATCH THE THERMOMETER!
Keeping an eye on the heat is very important, especially if you are planning an outing or taking

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Denver’s First Pop Up Park! The Square on 21st

 New Things to do in Denver

Pop Up restaurants and shops have maintained their chic-mystique over the past several years. But, ahead-of-the-cool-curve-Denver has taken the concept several steps further with a pop up park! The Square on 21st spans 21st street from Larimer to Lawrence (The Ballpark Block) and will be entertaining Denverites until August 15th, 2017 from 7am to 11pm, daily. Mayor Hancock explained the new project - a partnership with Denver’s Department of Public Works, upon its July opening, “Our parks bring neighbors together, and this new public space will allow the community to spend time outdoors and experience our vibrant downtown in new ways.”

The Live Urban Real estate marketing team attended

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Your Guide To Sending Your Kid to a Great School No Matter Where You Live!

The Best Denver Schools

Live Urban Real Estate believes that all children deserve a high-quality education. With Denver’s unprecedented residential listing shortage and continually booming popularity, some families are having difficulty finding a home within their preferred school zone. Often, buyers find themselves focusing more on finding a home they love while remaining in their budget and are unable to even consider what school zone the property is in. This can lead to disappointment and frustration, when future educational plans seem all but dashed.

But, we see a real opportunity for educational improvement amidst this low-inventory housing market. With all types of families moving into

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Do Millennials Hold the Keys to the Future of Homes?

Millennials Buying Homes in Denver

By Derek Schimmel
derek.schimmel@gmail.com

Do Millennials hold the keys to the future of homes? Mind the pun, but the fact remains: 18 to 34 year-olds make up the largest age demographic in the United States, and their innovations and ever-changing habits are altering the way we look at real estate each and every day. This is most notably seen in delaying what are widely regarding as some of life’s biggest choices — when to marry, have children, and buy a home. The latter on this short list seems to be taking a turn, as baby boomers’ babies are beginning to join the masses in the transition from renting to owning. And now that they’ve started, there is no end in sight.

In fact, the number of

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A Closer Look at Denver's Answer to Local Sex Trafficking

Stop Colorado Sex Trafficking

Giving back to the community is an essential part of how Live Urban does business. We believe that each and every person deserves care, dignity, and support. The real estate industry revolves around money-making and it’s essential to us that we share the wealth… we’re dedicated to donating a portion of every home sale to one of our Live & Give partners.

We’re proud to work with Extended hands of Hope in order to help women victimized by the Colorado sex trafficking market. In order to broaden our understanding of how Extended Hands of Hope supports Denver, we interviewed Kristen Harness, Founder and Executive director of this inspiring non-profit organization.

 

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Denver’s hot real estate market isn’t just inflating home prices, it’s ballooning rental fees as well! If you’re considering buying a rental property, you’re onto something. High rental demand in and around Denver has created a landlord friendly market, just waiting for cashflow savvy investors. With these 10 simple steps to buying a rental property, you’re on your way to cashing-in passive income. 

Buying A Rental Property

  1. Find a Neighborhood Close to the Action (But Not in the Heart of it)

You don’t want to pay top dollar for a rental property and home price is all about location. In order to capitalize on the business of a city center while keeping purchase cost low, look to the outskirts of your closest city and avoid trendy neighborhoods.

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Live Urban Real Estate is obsessed with the Denver Highlands. The Highlands are our home and there’s simply no place like it. With Highland Square hosting one of the Best Farmers’ Markets in Denver, we’re feeling quite lucky to be in the thick of things and wanted to share the love. Stop by Live Urban on 32nd Ave, between Lowell and Meade - amongst the hustle and bustle of the Market for some fun and freebies.

Farmers’ Market at Highland Square
Sundays, from 9am - 1pm
June through September
3489 W 32nd Ave, Denver

Farmers Market Shopping Bag

Live Urban Shopping Bags

Need another bag for your peaches, corn, and baked goods? Our signature reusable totes will be just the thing… and free! We’re happy to help you take a load off.

Free Local Gift Cards & Coupons

All the local

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Denver neighborhoods have seen a lot of change thanks to the beauty, culture, and freedoms of the Mile High City! Based on first quarter data, five lesser known communities have staked their places amongst the best neighborhoods to live in Denver. The average Denver home price increases by less than 10% each year. But, these gems have produced far above standard price changes!

Waverly Acres: 26% Price Increase
Golden Hills: 29% Price Increase
Valverde: 29% Price Increase
Globeville:  35% Price Increase
West Colfax: 46% Price Increase

For more Denver Real Estate Market information, check out our most recent Market Report!

Waverly Acres

Located in Denver Metro’s Westminster, Waverly Acres sits alongside the picturesque Westminster City Park and

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