Tips for Home Sellers

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It's tough out there for homebuyers in the Denver Metro area right now.

Low inventory, high demand, rising home's like meeting Darth Vader in a dark alley without a light saber. Multiple offers, bidding wars, trying to compete against cash buyers...What Would Yoda Do?!

In honor of May 4th, which has come to be known as May The Fourth Be With You Day, we put together this list of 4 strategies that will help you stay ahead of the Dark Side when you are searching for a Denver area home.

1. Be flexible when writing your offer.

Your Live Urban agent will reach out to the Listing Agent of the home that you are going to write an offer on. They will be asking them questions like:

- What are the ideal dates and deadlines for your

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Modern Farmhouses are going up all over the Denver Metro area.

We see a lot of houses, and we are constantly on the lookout for new trends in architecture and design around the Denver area. We've seen a lot of them come...and go. (We're talking about you, Tuscan-style.) We think this one might be here to stay, though. The elements of Modern Farmhouse style easily integrate into almost any urban Denver neighborhood, and looks great in the suburbs, too. 

We aren't the only ones who have noticed. This architectural trend was recently featured in the Denver Post.

Modern Farmhouse style:






The clean, modern, and fresh-feeling vibe of Modern Farmhouse style can be easily incorporated into any home. Check

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Loft living in the heart of Stapleton.

20-foot ceilings and walls of windows - this stunning end unit is sure to impress your guests the minute they walk in. Host a party for 2 or 20 - this 2-story living space was built for entertaining! Show off your cooking skills in the open kitchen using fresh produce from the Farmer’s Market across the street and enjoy a perfect Colorado evening on one of the 4 patios. Or, walk to the Town Center just 2 blocks away with fab dining and drinking options.

Enjoy Stapleton's pools, paths and Central Park, or the easy commute to Downtown, DIA via the new light rail, or the mountains. With plenty of storage for your Colorado toys, spend your free time playing and not doing yard work. Come back and relax in your

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There are plenty of ways to celebrate 420 Day in the Mile High City.

Whether you are looking for a Rally, a Concert, a Cannabis Job Fair, or a Dispensary Tour, the Colorado Pot Guide has a full list of events, entertainment, and information to help you navigate (or avoid) the pot scene this week in Denver.

Make sure to also check out for all of the regulations, rules and resources that you need to know to stay safe and legal while enjoying marijuana in Colorado.

Thinking about purchasing a home or property where you will be able to grow marijuana for personal use or for possible distribution? We'll be happy to answer any questions you might have, help you search for the perfect property, or recommend additional resources.

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Live Urban Real Estate, in conjunction with Denver-based video production company Fluxus Maximus, has announced the launch of a web-based video series, Crafting the Sale.

"Getting the most for your property in Denver means doing more than putting a "For Sale" sign out front," said John Skrabec, owner of Live Urban Real Estate and Producer of Crafting the Sale. "In a competitive market where new homes for sale are added daily, your listing needs maximum exposure, award-winning marketing, and smart representation."

Crafting the Sale will tell the stories of Live Urban clients and their agents as they prepare their homes for market, navigate the listing process, and ultimately sell their properties.

"Live Urban agents do an amazing job

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As Real Estate professionals, we think a lot about stuff. Because we have to deal with our clients', and our potential clients' stuff. All the time.

Often, even when a person knows that it's time to downsize, that they are tired of trying to maintain and keep up with the big house that they raised their kids in, and that they would prefer a lock-and-leave, low-maintenance patio home or condo that would enable them to travel more, stress less and even pay less for their home...they can't. Because they have too much "stuff."


More often than not, their homes are filled with outdated furniture that was very nice in its day, but frankly isn't worth much. And mementos and tchotchkes that hold some memories but mostly collect

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The Spring Market Has Officially Arrived, Along With Fresh Inventory.

For the entire residential market last month, active listings, new listings, homes under contract, and homes sold showed double-digit month-over-month gains. The total sales volume is up 11.93 percent year to date to $3.87 billion.

“Spring has sprung and the Denver-area is bursting with activity,” said Anthony Rael, Chairman of the DMAR Market Trends Committee and Denver real estate agent. “I’m quite certain homebuyers and my fellow REALTORS® are growing tired of hearing about our lack of housing inventory, so it’s with great pleasure that I share that this month’s market trends report is filled with an abundance of positive news.”  

Digging into the numbers, for the entire

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The Denver Area's Real Estate Market is all over the news these days.

And, it's true, both perfect and ugly houses are selling really quickly.

In fact, according to the Denver Post:

Colorado's Front Range claimed three of the country's hottest housing markets in March, according to a report Wednesday

The residential listing website releases a "hotness index" each month that looks at the number of views for home listings and how quickly listings sell in hundreds of markets.

In March, Denver ranked third, up from fourth in February. Denver has long been a top market in home sales and price appreciation.

Colorado Springs jumped from 18th to 11th, while Boulder dropped from 13th to 18th.

Colorado had more cities in

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