Tips for Home Sellers

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Happy Earth Day, y'all!        Unfortunately, we in the Real Estate industry see a lot of un-green practices when builders or homeowners are remodeling existing homes or constructing new ones.   So, we love this list from Houzz, which also has some great statistics along with earth-friendly strategies, which, in many cases, also make the process more affordable!   1. Start with an existing house. Obviously you can go out of your way to break this rule, but when you remodel, you are reusing an existing structure. Both building and remodeling are wasteful processes. But by remodeling, you are creating less waste, using less energy and putting your money into more labor than materials, which helps support your local economy.…
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This is not exactly breaking news...it's a Seller's Market in the Denver Metro. Properties that are reasonably priced and aren't falling down are likely to get multiple offers. Awesome if you're thinking about selling your house, right?       Your home is definitely a hot commodity . But, as a seller, how do you know which offer is the right offer to take? Not all offers are equal. Here is how Live Urban agents evaluates multiple offers for our sellers. (And, by the way, Live Urban listings tend to sell really fast and benefit from higher than average sales prices.)   On Offer Deadline Day: We go through all of the offers to make sure they are legitimate contenders, all of the paperwork is in order, everything is properly signed, and…
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Buyers in the Denver Metro area are hungry for new housing inventory, but even with record-low inventory levels and low average Days on Market, it's still important to properly and thoughtfully prepare your house before putting it on the market to make sure that you attract the best, most well-qualified buyers.

Makeovers don't have to be expensive, and they will pay you back big-time when it comes time to sell.

Here are 5 things you can do NOW to get your home ready to sell:

1. Spring-clean your home. Think boutique hotel or model home....taking the time to do a deep cleaning on your home will pay off (and will make it really nice for you to live there in the meantime!)

Some things that people sometimes miss that buyers notice

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EVEN IF YOU’RE NOT PLANNING TO SELL YOUR HOUSE ANYTIME SOON
(OR EVER), I’D LOVE TO COME BY AND...

  • See what you have done with the place! If you have made any changes, added on, knocked down walls, or even just installed new tile -- we would love to come on by and check it out -- we love that stuff!  
  • Discuss any renovations, additions, or improvements you are thinking about making to improve the chances that you will see a Return on your Investment. Some home improvement projects pay back big when you sell your house...others, not so much. We can help you decide whether or not to build a deck, replace the kitchen cabinets, install new flooring...whatever you are considering, we can help you determine how to prioritize and invest in your
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Great End Unit Townhome * Updated & Move-In Ready*1 Reserved Parking Spot Right In Front Of Unit With Plenty Of Extra Guest Parking Spots Available*New Counter Tops, Sink, Faucet, Tile Backsplash & Light Fixture Over Breakfast Bar In Kitchen*All Kitchen Appliances and Washer/Dryer Are Included*Pergo Wood Floors* New Carpet & Paint*New Vanity, Mirror & Laminate Tile In Bath*Fireplace *Air Conditioning*Plenty Of Storage Space*Small Fenced-In Yard With Patio That Backs To Greenbelt*Community Pool*Close To Parks And Easy Access To Kipling & Hampden*Why Wait - Live Here!

Listed by Lori Lee for Live Urban Real Estate. Please contact Lori for current pricing and availability.

10797 West Dartmouth Avenue, Lakewood CO 80227.

2 Bedrooms. 1 Bathroom.

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When was the last time you had your air ducts cleaned? I've been putting it off for years so after living in construction in our house for almost two years, I decided it was past due. I called AAA Quality Air Duct & Carpet Cleaning based on a recommendation and am so happy I did. These pictures do no do justice to how dirty our ducts were and how much dirt and dog hair was removed. Once they were done I felt like I could actually breath in my house again and can't believe my family had been breathing that air for so long. The before and after pictures below are from the air ducts in our house that are only 6 months old. The ones that are 70 years old were so gross I won't even show them to you.

  

  

It took about 3 hours to clean every duct and

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I recently had the pleasure of taking a  new client out to look at homes for his first home purchase. Bright eyed and full of excitement, we embarked on an exciting quest for the perfect home.  Although all of the homes that we viewed had exceptional qualities, some stood out more than others.  In particular, one home's impression lingers in both of our minds not for its unmistakable charm, but rather for the overpowering color palette used within the home. Purple polka dot wallpaper, blue zebra print patterns and a yellow ceiling smacked us both square in the face when we opened the door to (what seemed like) a charming, historic bungalow. Understanding that homeowners should be able to express their unique styles within their homes, I do believe

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Motivated by increasing home values, sellers brought 4,537 new listings to the market in February, a 14 percent increase as compared to last month and a four percent year-over-year increase. The new inventory was quickly scooped up by buyers eager to make purchases, which kept sales strong. The number of properties that sold in February was up 13 percent as compared to last month. Additionally, the number of homes that went under contract was up 15 percent month over month and saw a seven percent year-over-year increase.

The decline in the number of available homes that began in July 2014 continued into the first quarter, keeping inventory at historically-low levels. At the close of February, 5,087 active listings were on the market, a one percent

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Where is Denver' next hot hood? It is a question I get everyday and my answer for awhile now has been, Olde Town Arvada and more specifically, Alta Vista. Alta Vista is a neighborhood just north of Olde Town Arvada and is known for it's mid century mod style of homes and affordability. It is exploding right now and a great time to get in while there are still homes that need updating and not everyone has found it yet.

Alta Vista has the rough borders of Balsam to Garrison and Ralston to Oberon. It sits on the north side of the newly redeveloped Ralston-Central Park which is one of the nicest parks in all of Denver. The park features a splash pad in the summer, lots of open space along the creek, covered picnic pavilion, sand volleyball courts,

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Home improvements sell your home

Selling Secret

We keep telling you about Denver's low inventory situation, about how it's the perfect time to sell, and about how there are likely dozens of buyers circling your neighborhood looking for a house just like yours....but it's still really important to prep your property properly if you want to sell it fast and get top dollar. Here are 10 of my favorite tried-and-true ways to do it right from HGTV!

10: Pricing it right - Find out what your home is worth, then shave 15 to 20 percent off the price. You’ll be stampeded by buyers with multiple bids — even in the worst markets — and they’ll bid up the price over what it’s worth. It takes real courage and most sellers just don’t want to risk it, but it’s the single best strategy to sell a

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