Living Urban in Denver

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East side office opening this fall in the center of Denver’s classic historic neighborhoods

Live Urban Real Estate, a city-focused real estate brokerage, is opening a second neighborhood real estate office at the four corners of the Cherry Creek, Congress Park, Cheesman Park, and Capitol Hill neighborhoods. Live Urban will occupy a storefront location along busy East 6th Avenue, adjacent to other local neighborhood businesses including Shaver-Ramsey and Barolo Grill.

“I’ve wanted to open a second location for a few years, but wanted to find just the right location,” says John Skrabec, President of the growing boutique brokerage. “It’s in a great spot filled with unique shops, restaurants and service providers, with a walkable connection to the

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Affordable Housing in Denver

Denver home prices have been pedaling up a steep slope since the great recession of 2008. Thanks to Denver’s strong economy and growing popularity for both tourism and relocation, the residential real estate scene is booming. But, some Colorado wages have failed to keep pace with ballooning home values and the number of newly built houses have fallen behind that of new Denver transplants - creating high competition for houses that do hit the market.

Colorado's impressively strong real estate market creates problems for some looking to buy a home. Denver’s affordable housing regulations make some headway in alleviating this problem for those who qualify, requiring multi-dwelling new builds to include affordable units. Affordable housing in Denver

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Denver spring and summer festivals

Denver, Colorado is one of the most beautiful and eventful cities in the United States. While many people associate it with the abundance of winter activities due to the snowy mountains that are nearby, summer and spring are glorious in the region.

Annually, you'll find calendars published for your enjoyment. These calendars advise you of the many shows, exhibits, and festivals in Denver. You can gather this year’s information here. 

Here are our top picks for festivals that you can enjoy in Denver in spring and summer 2018.

Hot Air Balloon Rodeo

Colorado spring and summer festivals

On July 14th and July 15th, head to Steamboat Springs for the annual Hot Air Balloon Rodeo. Enjoy the magnificent beauty of the balloons and watch them do tricks like dipping into the lake and

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The Mile High City; the city of the moment - the city of cool. World class dining, unbeatable outdoor recreation, unique neighborhoods and breathtaking scenery await all who visit and reside in Denver, CO.  But, one of the coolest things to do in Denver (The Square on 21st) has vanished into thin air, only to be resurrected on a larger scale! The upcoming 5280 Loop will connect the hottest locations in Denver, and will be designed as a pedestrian’s oasis throughout the city.

The Coolest Things to do in Denver

Based on this past summer’s popular pop up park (The Square on 21st), the 5280 Loop will combine recreation areas and pedestrian throughways for use by all residents and visitors. The project will connect Downtown Denver, Coors Field, Union Station, The Auraria Campus, The

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The Denver Post has published the 2018 edition of the Denver Post Top Workplaces list, a ranking of the best places to work in Colorado. We're delighted that Live Urban Real Estate has been named a Small Business Top Workplace for the 6th consecutive year!

The Denver Post Top Workplaces lists are based solely on the results of an employee feedback survey administered by WorkplaceDynamics, LLC, a leading research firm that specializes in organizational health and workplace improvement. Several aspects of workplace culture were measured, including Alignment, Execution, and Connection, just to name a few.

“The Top Workplaces award is not a popularity contest. And often times, people assume it’s all about fancy perks and benefits.” says Doug

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denver street sweeping

It’s officially springtime in Denver, Colorado, and with the blossoming trees and warming temps comes the dreaded street sweeping. If you live or work near the metropolitan area (Downtown, Capitol Hill, Rhino, The Highlands, etc.), you know the feeling of making your way to your car only to discover that little yellow envelope tucked into your door frame… the one that costs you $50 and induces frustration like only a parking ticket can (as of 2018). As the street sweepers begin their full April invasion, don’t forget to sign up for Denver’s reminder tool so that you can avoid that unnecessary yellow envelope.

Sign up for PocketGov, Denver’s notification service that can remind you of your street sweeping day(s) each month. The process may take

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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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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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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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