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Smoking hot Highlands Square location, this 1902 Victorian sits on a picturesque historic block just moments from all there is to offer in Highlands Square. This 2 story home has historic charm but additionally a lovely gourmet kitchen, open floor plan, two gas fireplaces plus a charming front porch and yard.

Three bedrooms found on the upper level with a full bath plus clawfoot soaking tub. You can entertain on the attached back deck, still have room to garden and park off the street in the detached two car garage. Newer roof, ultra high efficiency furnace, tankless water heater, and new A/C.

Great opportunity to buy, not only in the booming Highlands neighborhood but on a coveted block within walking distance to many great eateries and shops.

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According to Realtor.com's 2014 Housing Review, this year demonstrated a steady build-up of housing momentum - fueled by significant improvements in economic fundamentals, low mortgage rates, and compressed inventory - and is expected to carry the market into 2015 gains. 

Sounds like great news, right? Well....actually, it depends on your situation.

Top 5 Housing Predictions for 2015:

1. Millennials will drive household formations: Both population and households have grown at a slightly higher pace in 2014 and this trend will continue in 2015 with modest improvement over this year's increases. Households headed by millennials will see significant growth as a reflection of economic gains. Millennials will also drive two-thirds of household

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Live Urban Real Estate agent Mic Ortega recently recorded the highest residential home sale on record in Northwest Denver's popular Sunnyside neighborhood when he sold this beautiful home on Alcott Street.

We sat down with Mic to ask him about the house, his listing strategy, and his thoughts on where home values are headed in this coveted community:

Live Urban: Congratulations, Mic!  Your clients must be really happy with this outcome...and breaking a high sales price record in any neighborhood is no small feat...well done! 

Mic Ortega: Thank you. My clients were thrilled to sell for that amount. It was a little bittersweet because they had to move for work and never wanted to leave their home or neighborhood, the loved both and can't find

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Homes that are priced right and show well continue to sell incredibly quickly. This gorgeous condo near Highland Square was certainly no exception. We asked Live Urban listing agent Kelley Vandemotter to share this home's story....

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

Kelley Vandemotter: Yes, it was all very exciting! We went on the market Thursday evening and went under contract Monday morning, mostly because I was out of town and wanted to be able to talk to my clients Monday morning about what had happened over the weekend! 


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

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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 be

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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.    Live
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