Tips for Home Sellers

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  When I start working with buyers looking for a home in a historic Denver neighborhood, per the buyer's choice, we always start out looking at bungalows, victorians and tudors. When you see the curb appeal of these style of homes, it is obvious why. These are the sexy homes, the ones that turn your head as your drive down the street.  

Unfortunately, the same can't often be said of the standard 50's ranch in Denver. However, I would say a good majority of the buyers that start out looking for the sexy home, end up buying a 50's ranch because it offers so much more space and a more usuable floor plan. When we get to this point I try to offer my buyers the option of a 50's ranch and give ideas on how to improve the curb appeal to achieve the

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  How important are good hospitals to home values in Denver? To be honest, this isn't a question I had considered until I found myself at Children's Hospital in Denver with my three week old son this week. Luckily, thanks to the amazing care we are getting at Children's Hospital, my son should recover perfectly and in 3 short weeks we will be back home. But what would it be like if we didn't have one of the top Children's hospitals in the world in our backyard?   Since I've been a little busy since we got here, I haven't had a chance to do research and find an exact percentage that hospitals add to a home's value, especially here in Denver. I do know that with so many young families in Denver and moving to Denver, having Children's Hospital so close…
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Alamo Drafthouse planned for West Colfax Ave. on Denver’s west side.   When it was announced a few weeks back that a movie theater was coming to the Sloan's Lake area it caused quite a stir and was the buzz of Facebook. As of now, the plans are for this 8 screen theater to be built on the site of the former St. Anthony's Hospital and anchor the redevelopment that will eventually include a mix of commercial and residential.   Alamo Drafthouse Theater can be found across the country with a location in Littleton. They are unique in that they offer a full-service food menu as well as serve beer, wine and cocktails. For more information about what they have to offer and what makes them unique, click here. Construction is expected to be completed in the fall of 2015. And for more information about the theater development,…
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Is Another Seller's Market Coming?

Currently, in the City of Denver, there are less than three months of housing inventory on the market, and the average home is on the market for only 40 days. That’s in contrast to this time last year, when there were four months of inventory and homes were, on average, selling in 60 days.  Common real estate wisdom suggests that when inventory numbers drop to less than a six month supply, it’s a ‘sellers’ market.’

(Find out more about this property here.)

So, if you’re thinking of selling your house, now is a great time. At the beginning of 2013, housing prices were predicted to increase around 3%. Instead prices skyrocketed with a 12% rise in the Denver area. Will we have that same kind of growth this year?

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In the past few years I've had the pleasure of helping a handful of clients buy and sell age-restricted housing, which typically requires at least one member of the household to be 55+ years old. My clients and I have been shocked at the dearth of available housing. So it's no surprise that this type of housing is at a premium. 
    A condo I recently sold in popular Centennial at Riverwalk sold in 2 days for full price. Following the contract, I received several calls from agents whose buyers have been looking for months and not finding much in the affordable range (under $300,000). This particular 2b/2b unit with 2 underground parking spaces went for $185,000. Similarly sized duplexes and single family homes in communities such as Heritage…
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Denver's inventory of available property is very, very low.  If homes are priced right and show well, they are in many cases receiving multiple offers and selling for more than they are listed for in the first few days on the market.  Unfortunately, many homes do not even get listed, and are sold as pocket listings.     We asked several LIVE Urban agents what their active buyers are looking for and put together the following list of Buyer Needs.  There are home-shoppers in every price range and looking all over the Denver Metro area.  If you have a home that might match one of these needs, or if you are thinking of selling, please contact one of these LIVE Urban agents, who can help you to determine what your house might sell for, and how…
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  The Denver market continues to heat up, and this sweet little Platt Park home is a great example...Under Contract in 2 Days, thanks to the hard work put in by LIVE Urban agent Paul Kourkoulis.   What does it take to sell a house so fast?  We asked Paul....   "There's a few reasons why I think Pearl St received multiple offers and went quick.  First is it's on a great block in a desirable neighborhood.  Walking to so much that's quality is huge reason.  Second, we priced it right and there's nothing under $300 in the Platt Park neighborhood.  Third, it showed very well.  I put it in the mls at 10 am on Saturday and held it open at 1pm.  Three of the groups that came through the open house ended up writing on it.  Location (top notch), price…
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Tax Tips for Home Sellers

Tax season is approaching fast, and for those who sold a home this year, it's important to start thinking about how this may impact your taxes. Below are several of the need-to-know facts about tax season for home sellers.

Under $250,000? You may be able to exclude gains. Just because you profited on your home sale does not mean you have to pay taxes on it. In fact, if you're eligible to exclude your gains, you don't even need to note that you sold your home at all when you file.

To be eligible, you need to have made a profit of less than $500,000 on a joint return or $250,000 on an individual return, and the home must have been your primary residence for at least two years prior to sale.

You may not have to report

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Investment properties are in HOT demand in the Denver metro area...and this sweet little bungalow in Bonnie Brae is a perfect example!

With inventory still ridiculously low, investors and buyers who are willing to put in some sweat equity or some cash to see a great return on their investment are hungry for properties with potential...and this sweet property meets the ideal formula...untouched, well-maintained, and surrounded by high-end properties in a very popular, city-close neighborhood.

2929 Ohio Way Denver CO 80209.

2 Bedrooms.  1 Bathroom.  1067 Square Feet.


Listed by Nicole Winsauer for LIVE Urban Real Estate.

If you would like more information about this property, would like to submit a backup offer, or would like to

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What are the ten most popular neighborhoods in Denver? One way to find out is to look at what the ten most searched neighborhoods in Denver are right now. To find out on a broad scale, I turned to one of the more searched websites for Real Estate, According to Trulia, here are the ten most searched neighborhoods for 2013 in Denver.

1 Stapleton
2 Capitol Hill
3 Cherry Creek
4 Green Valley Ranch
5 Speer
6 Five Points
7 Congress Park
8 Highland
9 Cheeseman Park
10 Virginia Village

Looking at the list, I'm a little suprised by the order. Most of these, with the exception of maybe Green Valley

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