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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 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 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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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 it

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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'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 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 prepare

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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 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 was

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Since I got into Real Estate 10 years ago, I've been continually searching for Denver's next hot hood. It was pretty easy five years ago but the past three years it has gotten progressively more difficult. Last year, I recommended Wheat Ridge right as it was heating up and it definitely caught fire and took off. I don't think Globeville will explode like Wheat Ridge did this year, but the long term outlook for it looks really strong.

Globeville has historically struggled to see much increase in property values but that could be changing. The city announced recently that they will be putting extra money and work into revitalizing Globeville. Amazingly, the extensive write up in 5280 the Magazine has already gone a long way to getting people talking

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The Denver Metro Real Estate market has slowed a bit according to the most recent stats, but homes that are priced right and show well in high-demand areas are still selling incredibly this one listed by Joy Opp for Live Urban Real Estate.

A cute brick ranch in Thornton, it was on the market and then under contract so fast we couldn't even keep up! We asked Joy how the deal came together so quickly...

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

 Joy:  28 hours. Showings were being set while I was still making minor adjustments to the MLS!  And we ended up with a total of 19 showings and four offers.

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

 Joy:  When I compared the photos of

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It might seem counter-intuitive to list your house in the winter months, but actually there are many reasons to list and sell your property during the winter:

1. We see a measurable increase in online traffic on our Real Estate website when the weather gets makes sense, people are inside, and they are looking at properties online.  If you are thinking about selling your home anytime soon, yours should be one of them.

2. Transactions tend to run a little more smoothly in the winter months, when Realtors, Lenders and Title Company Reps are not as busy...your deal will have much more of their attention than it would get in the Spring, leading to less mistakes, faster closing times and more availability.

3. Buyers that throw on snow boots

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It's official! Whole Foods is coming to Downtown Denver. The biggest complaint I get from my clients who live Downtown is that there isn't a good grocery store close by and they end up having to drive quite a ways to get groceries. Many of those problems should fixed soon with the announcement that Whole Foods will be opening near Union Station in 2017. It will be about the same size as the stores in Cherry Creek and Belmar and be considered Denver's flagship store. 

Another look at 17W, where Whole Foods Market is planting a flag.

According to John Rebchook with, it will be in the 17W apartment community that will have 640 luxury apartment units and 70,000 square feet of retail space when it is completed. This is incredible news for the Downtown Denver Real Estate market and as I've

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