Lifestyle

There are currently 20 blog entries related to this category.

Searching for a new home can be so many things: exciting, daunting, inspiring, bewildering…

Types of Homes in Denver

Yes, very bewildering at times. Throughout your search, you’ll likely hear countless home architecture terms you’ve heard of, but only on HGTV: As the perky couples travel from home to home with their jovial tv real estate agent - looking at this Victorian or that Tudor - you nod and smile approvingly at your television. You may eve think to yourself, what a lovely tudor or, you should definitely buy that charming victorian!

But despite your grin, you’re probably not quite sure how to spot the difference between a Mediterranean and a Cape Cod home.

This may seem like just a small matter of semantics, but when it comes down to it, the more eloquently

79 Views, 0 Comments.

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

241 Views, 0 Comments.

Live Urban's Short and Sweet Market Snapshot

July is summer break for the Real Estate industry: this time of year, listings slow and buyers go on vacation. It’s no surprise that July’s real estate trends showed declines in new listings, sold homes, and sales volume as compared to June. What’s surprising is July’s numbers as compared to this time last year.

Finally, some great news for buyers!

Days on market have increased by 4% as compared to June and almost 12% since this time last year, as Sarah Bryant explained above. This means that buyers can save some of their “scrambling” for breakfast.

But…

Despite a slight decrease in average home prices since June, home prices are still on the increase as compared to this time last year (to

614 Views, 0 Comments.

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

813 Views, 0 Comments.

Denver Children

Live Urban’s Live and Give Program allows us to donate a portion of every real estate closing to one of our Live and Give partners. This is truly one of our favorite parts of what we do! We’re homegrown in the highlands and so is Mount Saint Vincent, a treatment center dedicated to transforming the lives of children who have been affected by neglect, abuse, trauma, or mental illness. Housed in the Denver Highlands, Mount Saint Vincent has helped change the lives of countless Denver children.

 

Mount Saint Vincent’s Executive Director has fostered the foundation and introduced a variety of successful treatments throughout his tenure. Fueled by a passion for helping those struggling in silence, Kirk Ward working at Mount Saint Vincent when he was

377 Views, 0 Comments.

 

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

548 Views, 0 Comments.

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

591 Views, 0 Comments.

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

747 Views, 0 Comments.

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.

 

  1. Like most

527 Views, 0 Comments.

"The current data is hinting that the extreme sellers’ market is showing some early signs of easing,” explains listing agent Rebekah Robinson. This month’s market report from The Denver Metro Association of Realtors reveals several clues that buying an affordable Colorado home may become much less stressful in the near future.

CLUE 1: Average days on market 27 (Went down almost 7% since last month, but has gone up almost 4% since this time last year!)

Although homes are spending less days on the market as compared to last month, we’re seeing homes wait a bit longer to sell than this time last year. This means that buyers have a bit more time to get offers in and may be facing less intense competition.

CLUE 2: Active inventory is up by close

1,584 Views, 0 Comments.