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Denver Home Prices Continue to Rise

Last month’s data was business as usual for Denver’s low inventory, rising value real estate market. In November, the average single family home sold for $479,192. And while a yearly seasonal slow down is underway, year over year data shows the market continuing to thrive. Active inventory decreased as compared to this time last year and the average home price increased year over year. With high demand and low numbers of homes on the market, residential property values continue to bolster, even in this highly valued market! The short of it is that Denver home prices continue to rise steadily.

According to Joe Chang, Denver real estate agent, "Tight supply and sustained demand should drive prices higher into next year."  

One metric of

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Live Urban Real Estate’s community commitment shines most through our Live & Give program!

Live and Give in Denver

Each year, in January, Live Urban agents nominate their favorite local charities and passionately plead their cases to the rest of the brokerage. In the end, Live Urban Real Estate elects 3 beneficiaries for the coming year’s Live & Give program.

Every Live Urban Real Estate closing signifies a collaboration between Live Urban, the agent, and the homebuyer or seller to provide valuable funds to the selected Live & Give partners. A portion of every commission is donated to the Live & Give recipient of the client’s choice, allowing the community to benefit from Live Urban, just as Live Urban is continuously benefitting from the community!

In 2014, Live

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Real Estate Agents Protest Trump's Tax Plan

While President Donald Trump and Congressional Republicans celebrate their progress with the tax code overhaul, real estate agents across the country have banned together to protest tax revisions that will affect their clients and the residential real estate industry as a whole.

Though the 2018 tax plan continues to experience revisions - with more promised - as it works its way through Congress, agents’ concern over existing tax policies related to home ownership continue to grow. Bipartisan groups formed by real estate agents have assembled throughout the United States to urge more consideration for American homeowners.

Though a handful of components of the tax bill would impact homebuyers and future homeowners, two specifics have drawn the

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For eleven years, Live Urban Real Estate has collected coats and other warm gear for recipients in need. This year, we'll be bringing all gently used donations the The Denver Rescue Mission to help keep Denver's homeless toasty. The cold has already rolled in, and those without shelter desperately need coats, hats, gloves, scarves, etc. Stop on by our Highlands Square office to drop off donations. Put the season of giving to great use this year!

 Live Urban Coat Drive

Live Urban Real Estate


3627 W 32nd Avenue
Denver, CO 80211
Drive runs from November 20th until December 31st

 

Denver Mission Coat Drive

About The Denver Mission

The Denver Mission serves those experiencing homelessness through a multi-faceted approach. Through emergency services, rehabilitation, transitional

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Today, the Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation announced bits and pieces of Colorado’s bid for Amazon headquarters in Denver.

Amazon headquarters in denver

The details were revealed today, November 16th.  With all the hush hush around the bid, Denverites have been all but salivating for morsels of Amazon information! And now we have just that - mere morsels of the big picture. Of course, portions of the bid have remained confidential. But above all else, the release of information confirms that Metro Denver is still pursuing the opportunity to host Amazon’s North American Headquarters.

Here Is What We Knew before the release of Denver's Redacted Bid:

  • The headquarters would employ as many as 50,000 people

  • The project would bring over $5 billion in

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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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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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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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