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Choosing a Discount Broker

We get it, real estate in Denver is expensive. With average home prices reaching new records monthly, discount brokerages are popping up faster than you can pound in the For Sale sign. These brokerages offer their services for a lower percentage than full-service brokerages or for an up front fee. They are capitalizing on a fast-moving market by offering less-than-full service for lower fees.

By all means, investigate every option when selecting your Denver real estate agent but don’t forget that you get what you pay for! Not only is buying a home utterly intimate, it is also likely one of the most important financial investments you’ll ever make. So, consider investing in high quality service as you buy and/or sell a home.

Full service agent- A

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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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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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With sizzling temps, many homeowners are looking for cooling solution. There are many options in Colorado besides your traditional AC. Swamp coolers are an option because our air is so dry. Whole house fan also work well in our climate because the temperatures at night drop. Here is a breakdown of a few options to consider for your Colorado home:

Air Conditioner 

Cost: $5,000
Pros: Precise temperature control, set it and forget it
Con: Removes moisture from the air, Uses chemicals that emit CO2 emissions
 

Swamp
Cooler

Cost: $3000
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Everyday, I'm helping people prepare to move into their new home. Although I eat, sleep, and breath Real Estate, my recent move into my new house brought new relevance to the experience. Below are my six pieces of advice for anyone moving into their new house.

 

1. Moving Sucks


There is nothing more grueling, tedious, or exhausting than moving everything you own. Be easy on yourself, according to Livestrong.com, moving is the 4th most difficult situation people deal with in their life! Start packing early, ask for help, and HIRE movers!

2. Magic Paint 


It's literally a miracle in a bucket!
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Your Guide To Sending Your Kid to a Great School No Matter Where You Live!

The Best Denver Schools

Live Urban Real Estate believes that all children deserve a high-quality education. With Denver’s unprecedented residential listing shortage and continually booming popularity, some families are having difficulty finding a home within their preferred school zone. Often, buyers find themselves focusing more on finding a home they love while remaining in their budget and are unable to even consider what school zone the property is in. This can lead to disappointment and frustration, when future educational plans seem all but dashed.

But, we see a real opportunity for educational improvement amidst this low-inventory housing market. With all types of families moving into

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Denver’s hot real estate market isn’t just inflating home prices, it’s ballooning rental fees as well! If you’re considering buying a rental property, you’re onto something. High rental demand in and around Denver has created a landlord friendly market, just waiting for cashflow savvy investors. With these 10 simple steps to buying a rental property, you’re on your way to cashing-in passive income. 

Buying A Rental Property

  1. Find a Neighborhood Close to the Action (But Not in the Heart of it)

You don’t want to pay top dollar for a rental property and home price is all about location. In order to capitalize on the business of a city center while keeping purchase cost low, look to the outskirts of your closest city and avoid trendy neighborhoods.

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by Lon Welsh (Verified Guest Author) 

Denver real esate market reversal On Sunday, April 16th, The Denver Post published an article which predicted median prices across northern Front Range of Colorado will fall 20 percent from 2019-22, according to Location Inc., a geographic research and real estate data firm. “At some point, the fundamentals are, ‘Can people afford to buy it, and what are their alternatives if they can’t afford to buy?’ ” said Andrew Schiller, CEO of the Connecticut firm. “Prepare for a reversal.”

Is a Denver Real Estate Market Reversal Imminent?


If you are a research company with a new product to promote, the most reliable way to get a lot of very free publicity is to make dire predictions about doom in the future. As they say in the publishing business,…
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Live Urban continues its tradition of promoting talent from within its ranks, selecting four long-term agents with the brokerage to step into leadership positions within the company. 

Jana Miller has been promoted to Managing Broker, counseling agents on real estate transactions, providing guidance on potential legal issues and one-and-one mentoring, and leading the management team. She started her real estate career after more than 20 years in journalism, politics, marketing and communications. Among her journalism credits, she covered the mountain region for USA Today, and authored "The Insiders Guide to Denver." 

Paul Kourkoulis has been named Assistant Managing Broker, also counseling agents on real estate transactions, providing one-and-one

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We're delighted to announce the addition of Laurel Bretting, Live Urban's new Marketing Manager! Laurel brings over 10+ years of creative branding and marketing experience to the brokerage and its real estate agents. 

Laurel is a triple-threat. Her comprehensive background includes savvy marketing/branding strategy and accomplished graphic design skills, blended with a deep understanding of technology and software.

She's smart, talented, and inquisitive, and is responsible for all marketing communications for the company, our clients and brokers. She truly is our Marketing 'Magician.' Welcome Laurel!

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