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Change the face of Denver Real Estate

Last month, the average Denver single family home price exceeded half a million dollars. This local milestone represents years worth of equity climbs, low inventory, and the changing Mile High City as a whole.

According to Susan Adams, "For the first time ever, our average home prices exceeded $500,000. This isn't especially surprising given the record home prices, low inventory, and high demand that we've seen for the last few years."

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Since 2014, Metro Denver has seen record high home prices and record low days on market... especially in the entry-level and more affordable home sectors. This steep climb into Denver’s current [intense] seller’s market is due largely to the area’s listing shortage. There are far too few homes on the

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 Denver's half million average home price

During the first week of March, 2018, The Denver Metro Association of Realtors announced that the average price of a single family home exceeded $500,000. This increase represents a 12% rise since last year, which is nearly double Denver's historical average increase percentage. Learn what Denver's best real estate agents think of this landmark number!

 John Skrabec- Founder and Owner of Live Urban Real Estate

"I’m not surprised to see our real estate market continue its’ upward trend, and as long as supply remains low, prices will increase. I see no end in sight, until we start building more affordable, entry-level housing to meet the never ending demand. I am concerned about the anti-growth initiatives being discussed in our city, which would

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Premium home prices across Colorado’s Front Range have had buyers in a pinch for the past five years. Those seeking an affordable home in or around Denver have struggled through stressful multiple offers and price tags that they simply couldn’t afford. Real estate experts agree that this extreme seller’s market is due mostly to the area’s listing shortage. 

Colorado Ballot Measure 66 

And yet, a ballot measure is working its way into the November elections that would limit new housing growth to 1% or less of the existing homes in Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Broomfield, Denver, Douglas, El Paso, Jefferson, Larimer, and Weld counties. Colorado initiative #66 would clearly have a wide-reaching impact on Denver’s housing market.

In a recent update, as reported by The Denver

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With Denver’s restaurant week 2018 just around the corner, our agents served up their favorite locations and dishes from our deliciously foodie city! For 10 delectable days, hundreds of Denver’s top restaurants will offer multi-course tasting menus for $25, $35, or $45.  Denver restaurant week delights taste buds from February 23rd until March 4th, 2018. So, browse restaurant week menus and make your reservations before they’re gone!

 Denver Restaurant Week 2018

Live Urban’s Real Estate Agents know the fare and city well, so you can trust that their Denver Restaurant Week 2018 favs are the top of the town:

Jill Mant - Jill recommends Table Six, Mister Tuna, Rioja, Sushi Den and Bar Dough. 

Jill Mant

“Denver is now so chock-full of deliciousness and all of these restaurants

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 Benefits of Selling Your Home in the Winter 

Denver’s listing shortage continues to drive home prices higher and higher. If you’re a homebuyer, this is likely the news that has you losing sleep at night. But, if you’re a seller, this is the ace in your back pocket!

Listings decrease during the fall, then make a slow climb throughout the winter and into the spring and summer. Though autumn and early winter are seen as Denver's "slow season", buyers are always searching for a good home in Denver and winter marks the start of new buyers joining the real estate market. The thing is, with inventory so low this time of year, homes on the market are at a premium. The benefits of selling your home in the winter are substantial.

Your Home Becomes Coveted

The Tesla of Real EState

Think about it, when Tesla released

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In the spirit of new beginnings, we went searching for some good New Year's resolutions for the homeowners we love and value -- Live Urban clients, friends and family!

New Year's Resolutions for Homeowners

We really like this list of 5 suggestions from HGTV.  They consulted with experts and came up with some resolutions that will make your home a more beautiful, efficient, clean and green place in the coming year:

 1. Streamline the stuff.

One of the best and least expensive ways to feel better about your home is to clear it of clutter. Each year most of us acquire a mountain of stuff. Without some regular purging, cabinets and drawers get jam-packed and it becomes hard to find the things you use and enjoy the most. (All that clutter also makes your house look dated and dirty,

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Holiday cheer has been spreading like glitter around the Live Urban Office... a dusting of snow greeted us this morning and shoppers have been bustling around Highland Square. The only thing that could make a day like today better is an evening of holiday lights viewing. 

But, have you ever driven Denver's streets only to head home without setting eyes on any truly impressively decorated homes? 

Well, it turns out the Denver Post has an interactive map where you can find all of the most fantastic decorated homes across the Denver Metro Area - and if your house isn't already on the map, you can add it!

So, fill those travel mugs with hot chocolate and hit the road for some good old-fashioned holiday light viewing!

Have fun checking out

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Real Estate Agents Protest Trump's Tax Plan

While President Donald Trump and Congressional Republicans celebrate their progress with the tax code overhaul, real estate agents across the country have banned together to protest tax revisions that will affect their clients and the residential real estate industry as a whole.

Though the 2018 tax plan continues to experience revisions - with more promised - as it works its way through Congress, agents’ concern over existing tax policies related to home ownership continue to grow. Bipartisan groups formed by real estate agents have assembled throughout the United States to urge more consideration for American homeowners.

Though a handful of components of the tax bill would impact homebuyers and future homeowners, two specifics have drawn the

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For eleven years, Live Urban Real Estate has collected coats and other warm gear for recipients in need. This year, we'll be bringing all gently used donations the The Denver Rescue Mission to help keep Denver's homeless toasty. The cold has already rolled in, and those without shelter desperately need coats, hats, gloves, scarves, etc. Stop on by our Highlands Square office to drop off donations. Put the season of giving to great use this year!

 Live Urban Coat Drive

Live Urban Real Estate

3627 W 32nd Avenue
Denver, CO 80211
Drive runs from November 20th until December 31st


Denver Mission Coat Drive

About The Denver Mission

The Denver Mission serves those experiencing homelessness through a multi-faceted approach. Through emergency services, rehabilitation, transitional

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Live Urban is proud to support Girls Inc. of Metro Denver which offers programs that prepare girls to succeed in a world where women still encounter social and cultural barriers to success. Founded in 1983 by a group of Denver community members concerned about the rising number of girls becoming teen mothers, dropping out of school prior to high school graduation, and entering youth corrections facilities. GIMD is an affiliate of the national Girls Incorporated organization, an established and recognized authority on girls' issues with a history dating back to 1864, and is the only Girls Incorporated affiliate located in Colorado. GIMD’s mission is to inspire all girls to be strong, smart, and bold. GIMD implements comprehensive, gender-specific programs,

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