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Thinking about selling your home? Then it’s safe to bet the thought of earning top dollar through your home equity pops into your mind frequently. By focusing on cheap ways to increase home value, you can boost your home equity without breaking the bank in the process! From clever home hacks to some old standards, we have the list for you.

Replace Doorknobs: $20-$30 each

 Cheap ways to increase home value

Doorknobs present a unique and accessible opportunity to modernize your home. Select knobs that follow recent home decor trends to add affordable style at every doorway. As an extra bonus, doorknob replacement is an easy, do-it-yourself project.

Redo Your Backsplash: Price varies with backsplash selection

redo your backsplash

You’ve heard it before and I’ll say it again… home equity

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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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Denver Home Prices

As summer stepped out the door like a backpack clad child happily (you can read the sarcasm, right?) skipping off to school, August rode on by like the buzzing yellow school busses shipping those very happy kids off to school.

The thing is, all that bustle and fuss focused on moving back into a daily rhythm - August energy veers away from springtime house hunting and toward schedules, school days, and daily commitments.

Agents know that the real estate market steps in tune with the school calendar, so comparing this August’s trends to August of last year provides more insight than a comparison to last month.

You’ve read it in the news and heard the water cooler discussions: real estate trends aren’t what they were in May. The August

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Live Urban Real Estate believes in being a part of the community and giving back. Each year, we donate thousands to charities through our Live & Give program and are proud to support the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society in 2017. Every time you close a deal with a Live Urban Agent, you’re supporting an important cause that affects Denver residents.

child with leukemia

Why Live Loves LLS

Live Urban’s Assistant Managing Broker, Paul Kourkoulis, brought The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society to the Denver Real Estate Company’s attention as an option for a Live and Give partner because of the cutting edge research being done using T-Cells to remediate blood cancers. Paul has a big heart and a former client - and current friend - who is a childhood cancer survivor. She invited

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Searching for a new home can be so many things: exciting, daunting, inspiring, bewildering…

Types of Homes in Denver

Yes, very bewildering at times. Throughout your search, you’ll likely hear countless home architecture terms you’ve heard of, but only on HGTV: As the perky couples travel from home to home with their jovial tv real estate agent - looking at this Victorian or that Tudor - you nod and smile approvingly at your television. You may eve think to yourself, what a lovely tudor or, you should definitely buy that charming victorian!

But despite your grin, you’re probably not quite sure how to spot the difference between a Mediterranean and a Cape Cod home.

This may seem like just a small matter of semantics, but when it comes down to it, the more eloquently

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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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Live Urban's Short and Sweet Market Snapshot

July is summer break for the Real Estate industry: this time of year, listings slow and buyers go on vacation. It’s no surprise that July’s real estate trends showed declines in new listings, sold homes, and sales volume as compared to June. What’s surprising is July’s numbers as compared to this time last year.

Finally, some great news for buyers!

Days on market have increased by 4% as compared to June and almost 12% since this time last year, as Sarah Bryant explained above. This means that buyers can save some of their “scrambling” for breakfast.

But…

Despite a slight decrease in average home prices since June, home prices are still on the increase as compared to this time last year (to

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The Sunnyside Music Festival

The Denver Music Festival that Gives Back: Sponsored by Live Urban Real Estate

Live-Urban-SMF

Saturday, September 9th
Starting at Noon
Chaffee Park

Denver's best homegrown real estate agency and Denver's best homegrown music fest have teamed up this year! Beer flows, music rocks, and good times percolate The Sunnyside Music Fest every year, and this year will be no exception. Live Urban Real Estate has a 12 year history supporting the Sunnyside Music Festival and is so proud to be headlining sponsor for SMF 2017. This free Denver music festival has grown and thrived each year, bringing the community together for bluegrass music, beer, and neighbors. A community driven event, SMF supports local non-profit organizations and Colorado

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Denver Children

Live Urban’s Live and Give Program allows us to donate a portion of every real estate closing to one of our Live and Give partners. This is truly one of our favorite parts of what we do! We’re homegrown in the highlands and so is Mount Saint Vincent, a treatment center dedicated to transforming the lives of children who have been affected by neglect, abuse, trauma, or mental illness. Housed in the Denver Highlands, Mount Saint Vincent has helped change the lives of countless Denver children.

 

Mount Saint Vincent’s Executive Director has fostered the foundation and introduced a variety of successful treatments throughout his tenure. Fueled by a passion for helping those struggling in silence, Kirk Ward working at Mount Saint Vincent when he was

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Denver’s First Pop Up Park! The Square on 21st

 New Things to do in Denver

Pop Up restaurants and shops have maintained their chic-mystique over the past several years. But, ahead-of-the-cool-curve-Denver has taken the concept several steps further with a pop up park! The Square on 21st spans 21st street from Larimer to Lawrence (The Ballpark Block) and will be entertaining Denverites until August 15th, 2017 from 7am to 11pm, daily. Mayor Hancock explained the new project - a partnership with Denver’s Department of Public Works, upon its July opening, “Our parks bring neighbors together, and this new public space will allow the community to spend time outdoors and experience our vibrant downtown in new ways.”

The Live Urban Real estate marketing team attended

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