Tips for Home Sellers

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Yes, you read that right. Renters in Denver need to make $35 an hour to afford a median priced rental. $35 an hour is 4 times the minimum wage in Denver and is no small amount, especially for those just out of college and new to the area so it definitely caught me a little off guard.  When you think about how many apartments are being built in Denver you would think that this number would be coming down soon. But even with the influx of new rentals to the market, vacancy rates continue to fall and rental rates continue to climb. 

According to a recent article by the Denver Post, click here, the median rent in the Denver Metro area is $1,772 per month which means you would need to earn $70K a year to to abide by the rule of thumb that annual housing

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Thinking about selling your house, but want to wait until after the holidays?  There are a few things that you could get started on now that will have you ahead of the game when 2015 hits and you are ready to roll!

1. Get rid of clutter. Throw out or file stacks of newspapers and magazines. Pack away most of your small decorative items. Store out-of-season
clothes to make closets seem roomier. Clean out the garage.

2. Wash your windows and screens to let more light into the interior.

3. Treat yourself to a professional housecleaning, then do your best to keep your house looking tidy. Wash fingerprints from light switchplates. Mop and wax floors. Clean the stove and refrigerator (yes, people WILL open them). A clean house makes a better first

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Live Large In This Spacious Remodeled Ranch Home Near Old Town Littleton. Home Completely Renovated In 2009; Including All New Mechanical, Plumbing & Electrical Systems. More Recent Updates Include; New Front Door, Recycled Glass Counter Tops, Patio, R60 Insulation Levels, Extended Driveway And Stucco Added To The Exterior Of Sun Room.

Tons Of Storage Space And Great Outdoor Living Space With A Fire Pit Area And Sprinkler System. Peach & Plum Trees Plus Gardens That Grow Red & Golden Raspberries, Garlic, Horseradish, Rhubarb & Mint For You To Enjoy.

Located In The Littleton School District, Nearby Parks Include Ketring Park, Powers Park and Gallup Park. Close To Several Coffee Shops And Eateries Including; Duffeyroll Cafe, Solid Grounds Coffee

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Gorgeous move-in ready condo is in the heart of the Highlands. Large open floor plan complimented by great storage space and unique touches. Stainless appliances and granite counter tops finish off the kitchen.

Two outdoor living spaces great for relaxing and taking in a Colorado sunset. Two master bedrooms make it perfect for roommates or visitors. One car detached garage. This location can’t be beat, walking distance from Highlands many shops and restaurants.

4001 West 32nd Avenue #5 Denver CO 80212.

2 Bedrooms. 3 Bathrooms. 1398 Square Feet.

$400,000.

Listed by Kelley Vandemotter for Live Urban Real Estate. Please contact Kelley for current pricing and availability.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Homes that are priced right and show well continue to fly off the market…and this town home in Lowry was no exception.  We asked Listing Agent Dawn Richardson for the whole story….

Live Urban: We would love to hear how the deal came together....did you have multiple offers? How many showings did you have? Do you feel like this is typical in today's market?

Dawn: This property hit the market at 4:00pm on Saturday and we got our first showing request within an hour. Sunday wasn't a very busy showing day but we had three showings and two offers that ended up in a bit of bidding war against each other. In the end the first person who saw the unit won the bid. It feels like this is typical in the market at the moment. If you are a buyer you need to

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  It keeps happening again and again...as soon as Live Urban Real Estate agents list a home for sale, it goes Under Contract unbelievably quickly...we are happy to bring you these stories straight from the experts: our agents, who clearly know how to sell homes quickly and for top dollar....this Ranch in Harvey Park is certainly no exception, and was marketed exclusively by Sue Perrault and Mark Pledger for Live Urban Real Estate.   Live Urban: Well, that was fast....how long was this one actually on the market? Sue and Mark: The home was on the market around 24 hours. We had 28 showings and 4 offers in that time. The market is going back to the frenzy, with agents and their buyers lined up down the street to view a property. 
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Lowry was once an Air Force Base that has been converted through an aggressive Brownfield redevelopment project into a modern neighborhood, that is great for people who like to walk to restaurants and shops but want newer homes.

Located on the Eastern edge of Denver between Quebec and Dayton to the West and East, and Alameda and 11th to the South and North. Lowry has an active town square with many locally-owned businesses. It is also home to the Lowry Beer Garden and they are currently building a new restaurant district.

Lowry has a nice mix of homes from multi-million dollar custom homes, to large single family homes as well as townhouses and condos that are perfect for first time home buyer. Lowry is flanked by 800 acres of open space and

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It's that time of year again, and no…we're not talking about the holidays.  It's time for all of the major players in the world of decor, fashion and design to tell us what colors are expected to trend as the hottest in 2015. So far, they are sort of all over the board….but we are loving Sherwin Williams' pick: Coral Reef.

Even though this might not be the most obvious of choices, we're spotting it from the red carpet to the runways…and now it's popping up in fun, playful, and tasteful ways in home decor….check out some of these examples from our Pinterest board:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Check out the rest of our Pinterest board here and let us know if you love or hate the idea of using Coral Reef in your home! 

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If you were hoping to check out this lovely Ballpark home this weekend, you're too late...it's Under Contract already!  We asked Live Urban Listing Agents Traci Tooman and Billy Potocnik how they made this one happen so quickly:

Live Urban: Wow! That was fast....how long was this one actually on the market?

Traci and Billy: It went on the MLS Wednesday afternoon and we had multiple offers by Friday night.

 Live Urban: Why do you think the property sold so quickly?

Traci and Billy: The offers we received were from buyers who have been looking for a few weeks and knew what they wanted and where they wanted to be. Even the record cold weather didn’t stop showings our first day on the market!

 Live Urban: Did you do anything special to

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This cute Sunnyside bungalow wasn't on the market for long...proving yet again that Denver area homes that are priced right and show well are still selling very quickly. We asked Listing Agents Sandi Klatt and Sara Murdoch to share their strategy for listing this Northwest Denver property:

Live Urban: Wow! That was fast....how long was this one actually on the market?

 Live Denver Team (Sara and Sandi):  Two days.  We entered into the MLS late Friday evening.  Over the weekend we had 24 showings and by Monday morning we had 3 offers to present to our seller!

 Live Urban: Why do you think the property sold so quickly?

 Live Denver Team:  We made sure to take a lot of care in preparing the property for market.  We made sure that the property

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