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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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Denver’s real estate market has remained a seller’s market for the last handful of years. There are far more buyers than there are sellers, leaving the power scales tipped in favor of those listing their homes for sale.

Denver's Listing Shortage

The start of 2018 saw no change in this dynamic… active listings hit a record low in January even though new listings increased since this time in 2017. Yup, that means that there were more buyers too! Regardless of the reason, Denver’s listing shortage continues to take hold of the residential real estate market.

Of course, home values continue to inflate, reaching an average of $449,429 this month. That’s almost a 12% increase since January of last year and scarce listings are at least partially to thank/blame.

What buyers

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Live Urban Real Estate’s community commitment shines most through our 2018 Live & Give program!

Live and Give in Denver

Each year, in January, Live Urban agents nominate their favorite local charities and passionately plead their cases to the rest of the brokerage. In the end, Live Urban Real Estate elects 3 beneficiaries for the coming year’s Live & Give program.

Every Live Urban Real Estate closing signifies a collaboration between Live Urban, the agent, and the homebuyer or seller to provide valuable funds to the selected Live & Give partners. A portion of every commission is donated to the Live & Give recipient of the client’s choice, allowing the community to benefit from Live Urban, just as Live Urban is continuously benefitting from the community!

In 2014,

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Live Urban Real Estate Denver

Live Urban Real Estate established itself as the Urban Living Denver Real Estate Brokerage 12 years ago. Drawn to the vibrant aspects of urban life, founder John Skrabec saw an unfilled niche in the Denver real estate market. Since then, Live Urban agents have served as Denver’s urban living experts through their boutique real estate services and neighborhood keenness.

Featured in an article entitled Boutique Denver Brokerage Doubles Down on Urban Neighborhoods by Beta Brokers this month, Live Urban was described as a focused brokerage with a clear-eyed vision of its clientele, “Live Urban Real Estate is clear in its target demographic: active residents who love city life and know Denver’s urban neighborhoods.”

And this has never been more

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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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Amazon released a shortlist of cities for its new headquarters... and Denver is in the running!

Out of the 238 cities who made a bid in November, Denver has made it to a list of 20 possibilities for Amazon Headquarters. Amazon cited the 20 cities' abilities to offer tech talent and proximity to an airport - both of which were highlighted features in the Denver bid. With up to 50,000 new jobs and $5 billion in construction and planning at stake, Denver now has its ear to every snippet offered by Amazon.

Amazon headquarters in denver

In November, the Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation announced bits and pieces of Colorado’s bid for Amazon headquarters in Denver.

 

Here Is What We Know About Amazon's 2nd Headquarters:

  • The headquarters would employ as

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Denver Real Estate Agent

2017 was a busy year for Denver real estate! Live Urban Agents enjoyed the company of many personalities and the view of countless eye-popping home interiors. From colorful conversations to memorable home decor, Brokers see it all. Step into the shoes of a Denver real estate agent with their favorite home selling and buying stories from last year.

     Jen Larson-Brown

I opened the door to show a condo in Uptown and there was water gushing out of a pipe in the ceiling with about 6” of standing water already on the floor. The buyers took off running while I found the building super. Needless to say, they did not offer on that property!

     Penny Ritter

While touring a patio home in Lakewood, we entered the master bedroom suite to find a

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Denver Real Estate Slow Down

The Apparent Slow Down, By The Numbers

The Denver real estate market expects to see continued winter slow down in December, especially with the holidays playing into non-real estate distractions. The number of sold homes are down and days on market are up - does this mean that Denver will see a real estate slow down? This month’s numbers certainly indicate the holiday season, with a slowing in sold homes (-13%), as compared to December of last year, that exceeds the decrease in active listings (-10%). 

...But The Numbers are Skewed

However, consider single family homes as vs. attached homes. Since October, we’ve noticed new-build luxury condo numbers skewing the rest of the market data. This was just as true in December.

Condo

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How New Tax Code Affects Denver Homeowners

With a sweeping new tax code taking hold for the 2018 fiscal year, homeowners and taxpayers of all kinds are wondering how they’ll be impacted. When it comes to owning a home, your tax situation will vary depending on where you live. Moreover, entire real estate markets may see shifts due to the new legislation. In essence, two tax code measures have the promise to affect Colorado homeowners and homebuyers:

  1. The Standard Deduction Increase

  2. The Mortgage Interest Deduction Cap

Will You Really Save With The Increased Standard Deduction?

Trump described the deduction increase as, “nearly doubling the standard deduction that most families take on their taxes”. The truth isn’t so simple. Yes, the standard deduction will almost

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Home Design Trends 2018

It’s 2018 and we’re giddily awaiting the new decor hitting home design trends for this coming year. Home design trends historically follow fashion movements that trickle into living rooms, dining rooms, and bedrooms. Yes, the crocheted couch covers of the 70s started their trending lives as dresses and tops, while the golden arches of the 90s made their way into our hearts through the ear and neck bling of the day.

Our Home Design Trends Predictions in an Infographic

Interior Design Predictions Infographic

The same is true now… future throw pillows are our current jackets, tops, and sweaters! So, with one eye on the fashion trends of 2017 and one looking forward into 2018, we put together some home design trends in the form of predictions for the new year.

Colors

2018 Home Decor Trends

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