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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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Last Month's Paradox of Real Estate Trends

The Real Estate Paradox: Days on Market are Up, While Inventory is Down

Metro Denver’s residential real estate data for November is a bit all over the place. Active inventory has decreased by 6% since last year, yet homes are spending 15% more time on the market (equalling an extra 5 days on average). In fact, according to real estate agent Shelley Conger, "inventory set a new record low" despite the sizable increase in days on market. These two numbers seem at odds with each other… there’s less inventory (tipping the market scales even farther in favor of sellers), yet homes for sale are spending significantly longer on the market than this time last year! And, to make things even more confusing October saw 10% more Denver homes under contract

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What Halloween events are there in the Highlands this year? If you live in Highlands or are coming for a visit, then you are in luck. The next two weeks hold plenty of great events to get you in the Halloween spirit whether you are young or old. We may be a bit biased - Live Urban Real Estate has called the Highlands home for almost 15 years, after all - but we think Denver's hilltop is the best place to spend your Halloween weekend. A Highlands Halloween just can't be missed!


Trick or Treat Street on Tennyson

Saturday, October 28th, from 11 to 2

Businesses along Tennyson will be handing out candy and offering Halloween specials to Trick or Treaters and their families.  Come in your best costume and enjoy a Highlands Halloween.

10th Annual

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Getting your home ready for winter in the Denver metro area

Deep cold has held off this autumn so far for Denver. But, rest assured, an icy blast is sure to hit the front range! Getting your home ready for winter in the Denver area can save you on costly repairs and winter-time stress. 

What?! You don't have a Winter Prep List for your home?! Now you do...

Preparing your home for winter takes some serious planning, but getting your home ready for winter in the Denver Metro area doesn’t have to break the bank or your back. There are several simple ways to make sure your house is up to the task of getting through the coldest months. It’s important that you take the steps to get them done before the first freeze so you’re not left floundering at the last minute.

One of the first steps toward winterizing

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Denver's Best New Restaurants

Can't decide where to eat this weekend? Don't worry, Denver just got a whole slew of options for you to choose from. Wait, that might make the decision harder! Not to worry, we've created a list of the Best New Restaurants in Denver that's sure to include a new spot you can get excited about trying right away. Want to keep a pulse on the Denver restaurant scene? Eater Denver is a great resource and will keep you up to date on all the new happenings around town. 

URBAN FARMER STEAKHOUSE in LoDo
1659 Wazee St
Urban Farmer's self described “rural chic” atmosphere aims to combine the feel of Denver's historical beginnings with the trendy scene that it is today. Think "country boy marries city girl" as you enjoy butcher's cuts of locally sourced,

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The month of September is the ideal time to witness a gilded aspen spectacle on a scenic drive, but you have to time it right: The color lasts only about a week in most places. It's difficult to predict when exactly the leaves will turn in any given location. The best strategy is select travel dates in advance, but not destinations. Then go wherever the color is. Here are a few road-tripping routes, sorted by region, that have become fall-color pilgrimages for aspen lovers, according to Colorado Come to Life, a great resource for visitor information, things to do in Colorado, and special tourism offers:

Southwest Colorado Fall-Color Drives

Dallas Divide and Lizard Head Pass: Begin your journey in the town of Ridgway. Head west on Colorado 62 over

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A Tour of the Unexpected
Wheat Ridge Mid-Century and Modern Home Tour
September 30, 1:00-5:00

mid mod home tour wheat ridge

Live Urban Real Estate is again sponsoring this fun and interesting home tour of mid-century and modern homes in Wheat Ridge!

Wheat Ridge Mid Century and Modern Home Tour shines spotlight on stunning architecture... If you are a fan of mid century architecture, you'll want to check out the Wheat Ridge Mid Century and Modern Home Tour on September 30, 1-5 pm. These homes were originally designed for temperate climates where a scalable production, functionality, and affordability were important.

 wheat ridge mid mod home tour 2017

As we continue to study and learn more about our built environment there are common elements that continue to surface; Occupant health and human connection

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 Live Urban Denver Five Star Professionals Award 2017

Live Urban Agents Receive the 2017 Five Star Professionals Award

Every year, 5280 Magazine awards Denver Real Estate Professionals who stand out as providing top-notch service in the area. By taking a customer-centered approach to their research, Five Star Professional identifies Colorado brokers who display impressive follow through and client care, leaving their clients happy and confident in their home sale/purchase. We're overwhelmingly proud of this year's Live Urban Five Star award winners! 

MELINDA YEARY

One of Live Urban's Denver Highlands and Sloan's Lake experts, Melinda focuses on clear client communication and meaningful community involvement, leaving all of her clients happy as can be.

KENDALL BOYD

Kendall is a home

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What Do HOA Fees Pay For?

No one likes paying their HOA fees, but that pesky bill comes every month! I despise paying my gigantic HOA fee as much as any other condo-dweller, but it has come to my rescue on more than one occasion. Next time you have to fork up several hundred to your Homeowners’ Association, try to remember everything it’s doing for you…

  1. You don’t have to be Ruler of Rubbish

 HOA trash fee

HOA fees often cover some basic expenses, such as trash removal, water, and sewage upkeep. I don’t know about you, but I’m more than happy to pass any sewage-related hiring along to my Homeowners’ Association. Not sure what your fee covers? Simply ask!

  1. Things always look lovely

HOA Upkeep Fees

The cost of your HOA likely goes toward

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