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why I haven't bought a house in denver

Denver’s pie in the sky; your last rent payment and a place to call home… for good.

As Live Urban Real Estate’s content writer, I soak up home purchase knowledge like a Denver lawn soaks up water in a Colorado drought. But, despite my real estate info absorption and my affinity for the Realtors and company I work with, I still haven’t bought a house.

My current abode is a 2 bedroom apartment in Stapleton and I pay A LOT of rent. Yes, I could easily pay the same amount monthly for a realistic mortgage - and I’d have a house! As a new mother, I can just picture my little one running through our sprinklers and chattering with her imagined tea party guests in our backyard. I want her to be a big sister, so at some point, we’ll have to up-size

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Last month signaled the start of Denver’s predictable spring busy season for real estate… and what a busy season it’s been! April saw decreased days on market and growing home prices. Spring through fall of 2018 is cueing up to be just as speedy as the past few years - buckle up for a brisk ride.

A change is coming to Denver Real Estate

With the market going strong, it may seem like it's status quo from here on out. However, one important factor promises to change Denver's strong seller's market. 

Learn more about Rina Avalos, Denver Realtor!

Denverites are staying put

Despite a healthy increase of inventory since last month, homes on the Denver market have decreased in quantity by almost 4% since this time last year. Given the lack of Denver homes for sale recently, this

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The Mile High City; the city of the moment - the city of cool. World class dining, unbeatable outdoor recreation, unique neighborhoods and breathtaking scenery await all who visit and reside in Denver, CO.  But, one of the coolest things to do in Denver (The Square on 21st) has vanished into thin air, only to be resurrected on a larger scale! The upcoming 5280 Loop will connect the hottest locations in Denver, and will be designed as a pedestrian’s oasis throughout the city.

The Coolest Things to do in Denver

Based on this past summer’s popular pop up park (The Square on 21st), the 5280 Loop will combine recreation areas and pedestrian throughways for use by all residents and visitors. The project will connect Downtown Denver, Coors Field, Union Station, The Auraria Campus, The

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Choosing a Discount Broker

We get it, real estate in Denver is expensive. With average home prices reaching new records monthly, discount brokerages are popping up faster than you can pound in the For Sale sign. These brokerages offer their services for a lower percentage than full-service brokerages or for an up front fee. They are capitalizing on a fast-moving market by offering less-than-full service for lower fees.

By all means, investigate every option when selecting your Denver real estate agent but don’t forget that you get what you pay for! Not only is buying a home utterly intimate, it is also likely one of the most important financial investments you’ll ever make. So, consider investing in high quality service as you buy and/or sell a home.

Full service agent- A

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how to avoid wire fraud

 

Your home purchase process slows to a close as the frantic business of buying your house comes to end. You can almost feel the keys in your hand - almost experience the excitement of stepping through the front door for the first time! By all means, enjoy this moment to the fullest but don’t allow wire fraud to creep its way in and steal your happiness. Learn how to avoid wire fraud and you'll be in the clear!

As explained by The Washington Post, wire fraud continues to be “the fastest-growing form of real estate cybercrime in the United States: thefts of home-purchase money wired to complete closing transactions.” Given the prevalence of this crime, safeguarding yourself against wire fraud is more important than ever.

Wire fraud occurs as a

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Make your move eco friendly

With earth day coming up and the real estate market bounding into its busy season, you may be considering how to combine the two and make your move eco friendly! All the cardboard boxes, bubble wrap, and toxic fumes can add up… but there are some easy ways to minimize your moving footprint.

  1. Pack Your Bags

eco friendly packing

Instead of using disposable cardboard boxes, search your home for box-like receptacles and use those for your big move instead! Storage bins, duffle bags, rolling suitcases, large tupperware and keepsake boxes are just a few examples of the hidden gems just waiting to make their debut as moving boxes.

  1. Hunt for Boxes

Green packing

Are all of your containers and tubs already full and ready for moving day? Look outside your

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April Real Estate Market Report

Spring brings about a real estate buzz like no other Colorado season. With the temps climbing and the sun shining, the Denver real estate market has warmed up as well. In fact, the warming of the market started early this year, with February indicating a busy home market to come. 2018 could be shaping up to beat records… just like the years preceding it.

Active Inventory Driving Sellers’ Market

March saw an increase in active listings of 13% over February, but a slight decrease as compared to March of 2017. The month over month listing growth is typical of march, though the decrease since last year shows that inventory is tighter than ever.

Home Prices Continue to Climb

If you’ve been keeping up on the Denver real estate market for

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denver street sweeping

It’s officially springtime in Denver, Colorado, and with the blossoming trees and warming temps comes the dreaded street sweeping. If you live or work near the metropolitan area (Downtown, Capitol Hill, Rhino, The Highlands, etc.), you know the feeling of making your way to your car only to discover that little yellow envelope tucked into your door frame… the one that costs you $50 and induces frustration like only a parking ticket can (as of 2018). As the street sweepers begin their full April invasion, don’t forget to sign up for Denver’s reminder tool so that you can avoid that unnecessary yellow envelope.

Sign up for PocketGov, Denver’s notification service that can remind you of your street sweeping day(s) each month. The process may take

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This year marks the 40th anniversary of Denver Metro Association of Realtors' Excellence Awards. The Excellence Awards recognize the top producers in the industry.   Live Urban Real Estate couldn't be happier to congratulate the 24 hard-working real estate agents who earned 2018 DMAR excellence awards!    DMAR-excellence-awards-2018  

Platinum Level; $20M-$30M

Ken Greenfield  

Silver Level: $10M-$15M

Live Denver Team: Sara Murdoch and Sandi Klatt  

Bronze Level: $4M-$10M

Alli Aman Susan Adams Ryan Belinak Maribeth Dirksen-Turse Min Kaess Paul Kourkoulis Jen Larsen Brown Nicole Luna Randy Juden Kelly Kozlowski Jill Mant Jana Miller Rebekah Robinson Stacey Rohrer Ash Sabados Tammy Morran Liz…
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summer concerts in denver 

One of the best experiences of summertime is attending a concert with the stars overhead and a light summer breeze sweeping through the crowd. We’re lucky to live in a place with so many awe-inspiring outdoor concert venues and the best climate for an evening show. If you haven’t experienced the following venues for outdoor concerts in Denver, add them to your bucket list this summer!

Denver Botanic Gardens

1007 York St, Denver, CO 80206

summer concerts in denver - botanic gardens

The Denver Botanic Gardens is arguably the most intimate and enchanting setting for summer concerts in Denver. Plan to arrive early with your concert blanket and picnic basket to claim the best spot on the grassy hill overlooking the stage. While many of the outdoor venues allow outside food, Denver

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